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2 great ways to see the Isle of Wight

Posted by on September 26, 2009
There are many great things about the Isle of Wight, the ongoing events that happen through out the year, the music festivals that have become legendary, the quaint little villages that populate the island and the areas of outstanding beauty that are well looked after and maintained. With so many areas of outstanding beauty you will be forgiven if...
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Awkward and unwieldy titles aside, summing up the top three things I’d recommend people do in Devon isn’t an easy task. Despite having a reputation as a sleepy, relaxed county, there’s a lot you can do here. In other blog entries, we’ve mentioned the obvious (beach trips. Devon means beach trips), as well as those that not many...
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Something a little different…

Posted by on September 24, 2009
As a break from our usual posts, we thought we’d throw in something a little different and, we thought, ridiculous. When you go on holiday, a degree of comfort is important to your enjoyment, but we think you’ll agree that some people are taking it a little too far. It’s not just the size of the thing that’s ridiculous (imagine...
There is a famous Welsh poem mentioning the Seven Wonders of Wales written by an unknown author along time ago. Not everyone who visits these wonders though agree that these are the finest in Wales which has arisen to many alternative lists. Here is our alternative Seven Wonders of Wales which would make a great visit during a short cottage break...
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Towns of the Peak District & Derbyshire

Posted by on September 22, 2009
Derbyshire and the Peak District are home to a number of fantastic towns each with their own charms and attractions. These are just a few of the most popular towns to visit amongst people taking a Peak District Holiday, there are many more great towns in the area to see. Alfreton Just 14 miles to the north east of Derby lays the market town of Alfreton....
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My Day at the Beach

Posted by on September 21, 2009
The UK has some awesome beaches up and down the coast. West coast, East coast, South coast, Scottish coast, Welsh coast, Northern Irish coast, all of them offer swimming and more. I’ve gathered a decent collection of stories from the UK beach holidays of my childhood, most of them ending with me being either sandy, soaked, sun burnt, or any...
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Welsh Coastal Walks

Posted by on September 20, 2009
Wales is lucky to be home to some of the finest coastline anywhere in the British Isles so it’s with little wonder that there are a number of fantastic coastal walks to be had. If you are heading for a short break in Wales why not try out a few of these beautiful walks. Stackpole Quay, Wales 6.5 miles (3 hours) Up and down walking to begin...
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South Devon is full of places to go and things to do whilst you’re there on holiday. So many, in fact, that you may find yourself overwhelmed by the choices. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of ten activities for you to look at, highlighting some of the best. Cycling – The Coast to Coast route runs from North Devon into...
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Why Rent a Cottage in Northumberland?

Posted by on September 18, 2009
One of the biggest advantages of renting Northumberland cottages is the closeness of Lindisfarne. And one of the biggest advantages of Lindisfarne can be summed up in two words: Lindisfarne Mead. For those of you not familiar with mead, you’ve really no excuse; it’s been around for around nine-thousand years. Are you really going to tell...
Only this year, though. The multi-award winning Bestival, one of the Isle of Wight’s many annual music festivals, has been going for five years now. You’ve missed it this year, but given its success there’s no reason that you couldn’t take the opportunity to visit next year. The volume of festivals and carnivals are an excellent...
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