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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Posted by on December 30, 2009
Whereas most people’s minds will jump straight to the Eden project when thinking of gardens on their cottage break in Cornwall, there are a fair few who’ll remember the precursor to it, possibly having seen the television series, and will travel to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The Gardens themselves aren’t situated particularly far...
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Learning the Lingo – The Isle of Wight

Posted by on December 29, 2009
When visiting anywhere, learning the language used is important. This even applies to visiting different areas of your own country. If you visit Yorkshire and can’t understand the accent when talking to a shop keeper, you’re going to look like an idiot, just as if you visit the South West and don’t know how to react when somebody...
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New Years Eve in Bath

Posted by on December 26, 2009
Celebrate the end of the Naughties in style with a trip to Bath this New Years Eve. The city is playing host to a number of stylish parties to help ring in the New Year. With Bath accommodation, restaurants, pubs and clubs all in full festive swing why not turn the celebration in to a New Years getaway. Here are some of the best New Years parties...
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Merry Christmas!

Posted by on December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas, from all of us at the Online Travel Blog!
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Derbyshire’s Christmas Playground

Posted by on December 24, 2009
Derby Market place has been invaded by wooden sculptures for the festive period. Huge penguins, soldiers, cars, a train, a plane, even a bear. But these aren’t warriors from a strange dimension where people are made of wood, nor are they fiendish barbarians who attacked the city and were cursed to remain as statues by a wizard. No, these wooden...

Dartmoor Leats – A Walk an’ an ‘alf

Posted by on December 23, 2009
Dartmoor is well-known as a tourist attraction, especially in the summer. It has beautiful views of both a serene and dramatic nature, and can provide warm, sun-soaked riversides for picnics and relaxation. Plenty of people taking Devon holidays visit the moor every year, and it’s no wonder why. It’s also known for pony trekking, horse...

Wales Swinging 2010

Posted by on December 22, 2009
Wales is gearing up for a big 2010 thanks to the staging of one of the worlds most prestigious sporting events. During the first weekend in October 2010, Wales will play host to the Ryder Cup, the epic golfing battle between Europe and USA. The famous sporting challenge dates back to 1926 when an exhibition match was staged between British and American...

Torbay’s Cinderella

Posted by on December 21, 2009
With the festive period pretty much upon us, pantomimes all around the country will be starting up. Every year, theatres around the UK put on versions of Aladdin, Puss in Boots, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, and, of course, Cinderella. Anybody taking a Torbay holiday this Christmas will be able to visit the Princess Theatre between the 17th...

The Sky at Night (in Cornwall)

Posted by on December 20, 2009
Whilst some people have been watching for the Geminid shower over the last week, and the clear skies of the South West can provide a perfect vantage point to see it, others have been looking to the sky trying to see something a little different. A site dedicated to recording UFO sightings has got a decent collection of information for Cornwall sightings,...
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The Legend of Tom Bawcock

Posted by on December 19, 2009
In the village of Mousehole in Cornwall, which is, incidentally, full of Mousehole cottages, there is a celebration every year to commemorate the legend of Tom Bawcock, though his actual existence is generally viewed as fiction. Tom Bawcock was a man who, during the approach to Christmas, supposedly braved the stormy seas to feed the village of Mousehole. The...