8th October 2018
Some New Guided Travel Articles On GPSmyCity
During the past few months I have visited some really interesting and different destinations which I am sharing with you through some new guided travel articles that have just been released on GPSmyCity.
As winter merged with spring earlier this year I spent some time exploring the New Forest in Hampshire. The first town I visited was Brockenhurst where I discovered animals have priority over people. Ancient grazing rights are still upheld here and ponies, donkeys, sheep, cattle and deer graze freely throughout the forest. Next stop Lyndhurst which has been the throbbing heart of the forest since William The Conqueror made it his base when he established his hunting grounds here over nine hundred years ago. Today, as the home of the New Forest Centre it is still central to the activities in the New Forest. Several towns in the New Forest have been granted ancient charters allowing them to hold weekly markets. The market in Lymington fills its unusually wide High Street and that was where I started my day in this pretty coastal town.
On the cusp of spring and summer I headed for Pembrokeshire in Wales where I spent some time in the delightful city of Saint David’s the smallest city in the United Kingdom. Its magnificent Cathedral of St David visitors from all over the world. Tenby, with its glorious golden beaches, two islands and Tudor Merchant’s House was a lovely day out. In complete contrast, Newport (Pembrokeshire) offers peaceful walks by its large estuary and a unique Dolls’ Houses and Toy Collection.
More recently I have been exploring Dorset and it was here I found the amazing little Georgian town of Blandford Forum. It is my walk around this town that I am giving away for the next seven days. For those of you who are already familiar with the guided city walks on GPSMyCity. it is one to add to the collection. For those who have not come across this valuable resource for travellers it is a good introduction to them. But first let me tell you how it works.
The GPS Guided Travel Article
GPS Guided Travel Articles have been written by travel writers and bloggers who have visited the city or site that is the subject of the article. They replicate a guide showing you around – in your pocket on your mobile phone. Not only do they have GPS co-ordinates embedded in them and a map of the suggested route but they include advice and tips to maximise your sightseeing experience.
Some guided travel articles you may like to try
How to Get Your Guided Travel Article
Visit the website GPSMyCity where you will find thousands of these articles from cities all over the world. For a small fee you can download the app of a city you want to visit. Once you have the app on the phone that is all you will need for a successful visit. The app will show you exactly where you are on the map and guide you from place to place. It could not be easier. The original travel articles are also available from this website free of charge. Once downloaded you can read it when you wish without having to be connected to the internet.
After a great fire destroyed ninety per cent of the town of Blandford Forum in Dorset in 1731 it was quickly and almost completely rebuilt in the style of the period, Georgian. Many of these buildings remain intact today, the most impressive collection being those that surround its Market Place including its Town Hall and Cornmarket. Its parish church, the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, designed and rebuilt by the Bastard brothers is one of the few Georgian churches outside London today. Blandford Forum’s Fashion Museum, occupies a Georgian house as does its Town Museum. Adding to the charm of this pretty town. To download your free guided travel article clink on this link.
Exbury Gardens in the New Forest is renowned for its magnificent worldwide collection of stunning blooms including magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, and azaleas populating formal gardens. A delightful contrast to this formality are the ponds with cascades and bridges and beyond those the woodland gardens that stretch down to the banks of the Solent. These gardens were created by the visionary Lionel de Rothschild whose descendants are still actively developing the gardens. Other attractions include the rock garden, the bog garden and a miniature train. To download this article, click on this link
The highlight of my day in Ringwood was my visit to its micro-brewery, Ringwood Brewery. This was not only due to an extended tasting at the end of the tour but the interesting information imparted by our guide Victor. I was not familiar with the beer-making process when I arrived at the brewery and enjoyed the very clear explanation we were given. Other highlights included the parks and river walks around the town as well as its interesting market place. I indulged in a coffee and some delicious home-made cake at Tansy’s Continental Café in the White Lion courtyard before tackling a section of the long-distance Castleman Trailway path. To download this article, click on this link
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is set in a huge park surrounding a lake and overlooked by an escarpment. Works of modern and contemporary art are scattered around the area and there are also some more formal displays grouped together featuring a particular artist such as Barbara Hepworth. Within the grounds there are four art galleries one of which is in the private chapel of the Bretton Estate, a visitor centre, and some interesting specific site installations. I took a picnic in order to maximise my time in the park and also to enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding countryside as I was eating. There is so much to do here one day is not long enough. To download this article, click on this link
Barrea, a unique historic settlement, is not just a place to live but also a museum of interesting buildings including its castle. Its defensive position straddles a rocky ledge above Lake Barrea in Abruzzo, a region of Southern Italy. Visitors to the castle can appreciate its impregnable position as the buildings are perched on the top of a gorge. For this reason, the settlement is unable to expand any more but remains fixed in time and also one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe. To download this article, click on this link
The articles above are all based on the personal experience of Valery, an ExperiencedTraveller.