England

Normans Bay – A tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle

Normans Bay is on the East Sussex Coastline between Eastbourne and Bexhill and centrally located between the two large seaside towns. Normans Bay is a small settlement of houses that spread along the sandy shore.  There is a campsite there that drastically increases the number of people in the summer months.  What makes the area special is the tranquillity that …

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Wales

Stackpole – South Pembrokeshire

Stackpole is an area within the Pembrokeshire National Park and is known for its beautiful beaches.  Stackpole is a small village located close to the Stackpole Estate.  Here we will explore the Stackpole area as a whole. What makes Stackpole so special is its diversity; there is heathland, woodland, farmland, plus a mixture of rugged and gentle coastline.  There are …

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PortmeirionWales

Portmeirion – Absolutely Unique

Portmeirion was designed and built by Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis over a fifty year period between 1925 and 1975. Williams-Ellis left Cambridge without finishing his degree and worked for an architect company for a short time before at the age of just twenty-two he decided to leave and set up his own architect business.    His story is entwined with Portmeirion, and …

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England

Stunning Scenery, Tranquil and Evocative

Situated close to the border with North Devon in Somerset, close to Porlock and a few miles from Minehead lies the village of Bossington. The shingle beach offers views to Porlock Hill and out over the Bristol Channel towards Wales.  From nearby Bossington Hill, the far-reaching views take in Hurlesone Point, Porlock Bay, and the sands of Minehead Bluff. Bossington …

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Rhossili – An Ancient Landscape with so much to offer

Rhossili is a small coastal village within the Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) it is situated approximately 17 miles west of Swansea and 23 miles east of Llanelli. Rhossili is best known for its long sandy beach enjoyed by walkers, surfers and swimmers.  Rhossili Beach is a 4.5 kilometre stretch of clean, golden award-winning sandy beach that …

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Aberdour Castle, ScotlandScotland

Aberdour – A Castle, A Harbour and Two each of some other things!

Aberdour is just across the forth bridge from Edinburgh eighteen miles away by road. Dumfries is the nearest town approximately seven miles away inland. It’s on the north shore of the Firth of Forth overlooking Inchcolm and Inchcolm Abbey. As is so often the case with seaside villages, the origins of the village lie with its harbour, which is situated …

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