Touching, Tasting and Listening to London
Special tours for visually impaired and blind visitors to London are available at many of the major attractions in London. Especially created for them these tours are accompanied by guides trained for this purpose. In particular the Tower of London offers a descriptive tour, St Paul’s Cathedral offers a touch tour and Palace of Westminster offers an amazing tactile tour behind the scenes in the Houses of Parliament. I partook in htese excellent tours on a city break with a group of blind and sighted travellers and all fo them were wonderful - interesting, informative and fun.
Tyn Y Llwyn – an Idyllic Country Retreat Near Abergavenny in Wales
Staying at Tyn Y Llwyn is a great experience that starts with the opening of a genuine five-bar gate and driving up a track to a sixteenth century farmyard. The two storey converted stable is cosy, comfortable and enchanting. All I could see for miles around was the agricultural landscape of the Brecon Beacons – the perfect country retreat.
Exploring Abervagenny Beneath the Brecon Beacons
In this age of re-cycling the market town of Abergavenny close to the Welsh/English border is doing a good job converting its historic buildings for new uses. A nineteenth century hunting lodge is now home to a museum, the visitor centre occupies an eleventh century tithe barn and the cinema is based in a nineteenth century army drill hall. Situated in the beautiful Usk valley and a starting point for some great walks in the Brecon Beacons Abergavenny is a great place for truly getting away from it all.
Destination 2020 The United Kingdom
Exploring natural landscapes is a wonderful way to have a holiday. The United Kingdom or UK has some areas of outstanding beauty. These include the exhilarating St David’s Peninsula in Wales, the unique Isle of Wight off the south coast of England, the New Forest in England and the Lizard, the southernmost point of England. All of them offer an opportunity to get into the countryside and explore its quirks and curiosities at your own pace.
Going Underground in Exeter in Devon
During the fourteenth and fifteenth century narrow passages were built under the city of Exeter in Devon to house the lead pipes that carried fresh water from Sidwell Spring to Exeter Cathedral. Today these passages, now empty, are open to the public and offer a wonderful insight into the history to the town.
Luxurous Countryside Retreat at Paschoe House in Devon
Deep in the Devonshire countryside Paschoe House offers a very relaxing yet sophisticated experience whether you choose to stay there, dine there or hold a special event there. This fabulous five-star hotel in a beautifully restored country house offers the ultimate country retreat.
Saintly Celebrations in Crediton in Devon
The historic market town of Crediton is only seven miles from Exeter and conveniently located for Dartmoor and Exmoor. This little town, in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, was the birthplace of St Boniface a much celebrated English saint. With plentiful coffee shops, cafés and pubs it is the ideal place for a great country retreat.
Eleven out of Ten for Service at The Pig in the Wall in Southampton
The Pig in the Wall in Southampton prides itself on good service and I was not disappointed. I arrived very early in the morning in order to maximise my time in Southampton and was immediately invited inside to have some breakfast. The room fairies worked their magic and my room was ready after I had eaten so I could freshen up before going out. The best way to start my day.
Intriguing Insights into the Medieval Town of Southampton
The fabric of Southampton’s fascinating history has been tastefully woven into the bustling, modern cruise terminal it is today. A short distance from the huge car parks and towering ships are the old walls of this Hampshire town. Majestic and intriguing they have been transformed into a living history of the middle ages.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel - The Pleasure Was All Mine
Tewkesbury Park Hotel is ideally situated on the crest of a hill amidst a rolling golf course in the surrounding parkland. Its elevated position affords fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and Tewkesbury Abbey. Guests can dine in style at the fabulous Mint Restaurant and relax in the lovely Leisure Centre. Tewkesbury town centre is close by, at the end of a pleasant stroll through the hotel grounds.