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  • Wales Pembrokeshire
    Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales - a Holiday Haven

    Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales - a Holiday Haven

    Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales stretches along the estuary of the Nevern River that goes down to the Irish Sea in Newport Bay. I started my walk around the town at the Iron Bridge and followed a very easy stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path that runs alongside the Nevern Estuary. The path is…

  • Wales Pembrokeshire
    A Day Out in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    A Day Out in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    It was a very mixed group that gathered on by the tractor on Tenby beach as instructed. Old and young, able and not so able. There was no sign of a boat. Waves crashed on to the beach behind us as we all looked uncertainly at each other. There was no sign of a boat nor of anyone in authority. …

  • Wales Pembrokeshire
    St David’s, a Welsh Village that became a Charming City

    St David’s, a Welsh Village that became a Charming City

    St David’s on the ruggedly splendid Pembrokeshire coast in Wales is utterly charming. When I checked into the excellent Twr y Felin Hotel I had no sense at all of being in a city, albeit the smallest city in the UK. Close to my hotel, at the top of the High Street I found Oriel y Parc the visitor…

  • Somerset GPSMyCity Guided Articles
    The Cathedral and the City of Wells in Somerset, England

    The Cathedral and the City of Wells in Somerset, England

    Wednesday is market day in the City of Wells in Somerset, England. When I arrived in Market Place it was overflowing with stalls as it has done every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays for past 800 years. This market is part of the heritage of Wells and on a Wednesday it includes a Farmers Market.…

  • Wales Pembrokeshire
    Panoramas and Portraits at the Excellent Twr y Felin Hotel in St David's Pembrokeshire

    Panoramas and Portraits at the Excellent Twr y Felin Hotel in St David's Pembrokeshire

    It was with great and justified pride that Emma showed me to my suite when I checked into the Twr y Felin Hotel in St David’s, Pembrokeshire in Wales. The Tyddewi (Windmill Tower) Suite occupies the three floors of the original windmill that was built here in 1806. This windmill had a chequered…

  • Somerset GPSMyCity Guided Articles
    A Palace Fit for a Bishop in the English City of Wells

    A Palace Fit for a Bishop in the English City of Wells

    The City of Wells in Somerset, England is named for its wells that bubble up from an underground river fed by the rain water that seeps through the rocks of the nearby Mendip Hills. In Saxon times the presence of this water led people to believe that Wells was a sacred place and during this period…

  • Hampshire GPSMyCity Guided Articles
    Winchester, King Alfred's Capital of England

    Winchester, King Alfred's Capital of England

    Winchester in Hampshire, England is a very popular tourist destination. Coach loads of visitors arrived and depart on Broadway in the city centre. Watched over by an imposing figure – the Anglo-Saxon King, Alfred the Great. His statue, created by Hamo Thornycroft, was placed there in 1901 to…

  • Somerset Hotel Reviews
    The Cross, a Delightful Bed and Breakfast in Croscombe, Somerset

    The Cross, a Delightful Bed and Breakfast in Croscombe, Somerset

    Hospitality has been a long-standing tradition at The Cross in Croscombe, Somerset ever since this original medieval building was licensed as a public house in 1516. In those days it was called the Rose and Crown and retained this name until 1976 when it changed its name to the Bull Terrier. The…

  • Hampshire GPSMyCity Guided Articles
    Exploring the Historic Waterways of Winchester in England

    Exploring the Historic Waterways of Winchester in England

    As I made my way across the water meadows of the River Itchen I found it difficult to believe I was not far from the city centre of Winchester. I was surrounded by leas of lush grass and thickets of trees. Beyond these I occasionally glimpsed the sparkle of water in the river. I was following in…

  • Hampshire Isle of Wight
    Five Intriguing Attractions on the Isle of Wight

    Five Intriguing Attractions on the Isle of Wight

    In the past the Isle of Wight has attracted many famous residents and visitors. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built their family home, near Cowes. Lord Alfred Tennyson, poet laureate and the most famous Victorian was also a resident on the island. Today, its delightful old-fashioned ambience…