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  • The Excellent Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne, Dorset

    The Excellent Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne, Dorset

    The Eastbury Hotel is ideally situated close to the centre of Sherborne in Dorset which features two castles and an Abbey. Its lovely walled garden will make you feel you have travelled to another world not just a train journey from London. Thanks to the friendly and efficient staff, it is a real home from home – enhanced by the super food by chef Matt Street in the two rosette Seasons restaurant.

  • Two Days in Splendid Sherborne: Day One, Castleton

    Two Days in Splendid Sherborne: Day One, Castleton

    Sherborne is steeped in history and a showcase of architectural treasures – its history is on its streets and a walk through this pretty Dorset town is a walk through its history. There is so much to see it merits a two-day visit. Stay at the lovely Eastbury Hotel and enjoy the diversity of the local cuisine.

  • The Polurrian on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

    The Polurrian on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

    The Polurrian occupies a stunning location on a cliff top on the coastline of the scenic Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. It is well-placed for walks along the South West Coast path and it is close to the amenities of Mullion, a traditional Cornish village.

  • Mullion - Perfectly Placed to Explore the Stunning Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

    Mullion - Perfectly Placed to Explore the Stunning Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

    In spring and early summer, a riot of colourful wild flowers tumbles over the cliff tops on the coastline of the Lizard Peninsula and dip and sway on the verges of the narrow lanes that weave their way across it. This exquisite area of Cornwall has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the traditional Cornish village of Mullion lies right at the heart of it.

  • Maidstone and its Legacy from Medieval Archbishops

    Maidstone and its Legacy from Medieval Archbishops

    Maidstone is the county town of Kent. The county is also referred to as the Garden of England thanks to its rich agricultural land that supports a variety of crops and large, flourishing orchards. It has a wealth of historical buildings including a timber-framed Tudor inn and an Archbishop’s Palace and the amazing Mote Park.

  • Highlights of Historic Dover

    Highlights of Historic Dover

    Dover has a splendid promenade, the Esplanade, that stretches between its white cliffs at one end of the town to the large port at the other. The New Marina Pier offers a great walk and good views of the working docks on one side and the White Cliffs of Dover on the other. This Esplanade was conceived by specialist architects "Tonkin Liu":http://www.tonkinliu.co.uk and opened in 2010. It features three sculptural artworks, Lifting Wave, Resting Wave, Lighting Wave representing different aspects of Dover and its relationship to the sea ...

  • A Meander through the Medieval Streets of Sandwich in Kent

    A Meander through the Medieval Streets of Sandwich in Kent

    This curfew bell, sometimes referred to as the ‘pig bell’ was also a signal that animals could be released into the streets to graze on the rubbish that had accumulated in the streets during the day. A ‘goose bell’ would be rung at 5 in the morning as a signal that it was time to round up all the animals and take them home. Fortunately, for the inhabitants this tradition has been abandoned …

  • Discover the Delights of Deal on the Coast of Kent

    Discover the Delights of Deal on the Coast of Kent

    Before the advent of the steamship sailing ships would seek shelter in the stretch of water known as The Downs situated between the shore and the Goodwin Sands. As they lay at anchor waiting for favourable conditions to continue their journey the Deal boatmen would ferry supplies across the water to them. The locals also made money from the recovery of ‘slipped anchors’ – cut loose by ships in trouble on the sands – which they sold at auction ...

  • Four Extraordinary Estates to Visit in Hampshire, England

    Four Extraordinary Estates to Visit in Hampshire, England

    Ralph Dutton inherited Hinton Ampner from his grandfather, John Dutton, in 1935. By then the building, believed to have been built during the 1540s had morphed under various owners from a Tudor to a Georgian and finally a Victorian mansion. Ralph, a devotee of Georgian architecture, disliked Victorian architecture ...

  • Four Highlights of the Test Valley and East Hampshire

    Four Highlights of the Test Valley and East Hampshire

    A dramatic finale to this display involved a bush fire and the sudden appearance of several different birds flying overhead including vultures, storks and ibis. A cheeky meerkats was perched on a rock keeping an eye on the proceedings. Deep, throbbing African music accompanied this incredible display ...

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