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.
Tales and Trails of Tewkesbury
The development of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire was shaped by its unusual position at the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Severn. During the Middle Ages the town prospered due to its inland port, its mills and its Abbey. Its development slowed due to lack of land and the decline of trading. Its re-birth as a fascinating tourist attraction is largely due to the pride of its inhabitants.
The Feathers in Woodstock - A Very Special Hotel
The Feathers in Woodstock is a delightful combination of ancient architecture outside and contemporary comfort inside. This unique hostelry has twenty-six stylish bedrooms and offers excellent food in its restaurant. It is ideally placed for exploring Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.
Woodstock and Blenheim Palace a Perfect Pair for a Great Outing
Woodstock in Oxfordshire is a wonderful example of an old English town with streets lined with independent shops, cafes and restaurants and hotels and public houses occupying seventeenth century buildings including the old coaching inns. It is surrounded by the grounds of the magnificent Blenheim Palace – a great combination for a day out or a short stay.