Archive for the ‘East Anglia’ Category

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Lowestoft and Southwold

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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The Lowestoft, Southwold and North Suffolk area collectively calls itself the ‘Sunrise Coast’ and indeed this most easterly region of the British Isles enjoys one of the driest and mildest climates in the UK, with long days of sunshine and plenty of holiday attractions. Its combination of vast swathes of both resort and rural beaches, proximity to the Norfolk Broads, and lovely quiet, unspoilt inland countryside make the area a wise choice for a holiday cottage stay.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Ipswich

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
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Ipswich has a pleasant, compact centre, with a number of interesting historic buildings in the Ancient House, Ipswich Museum, Custom House and St. Lawrence Church, together with a newly regenerated modern waterfront area with an attractive range of shops and cafes. Visitors on a cottage holiday can take one of the blue badge guided walks to familiarise themselves with the town, or uncover its darker secrets on one of the designated Ghost Tours. Orwell river cruises offer the chance to experience the town and the pretty Suffolk coastline from the water.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Norwich

Friday, August 26th, 2011
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A pleasant and accessible city, ideal to visit on a cottage holiday, Norwich is compact and interesting enough to merit a day’s exploration on foot, and provides a useful service centre for those holidaying on the nearby Broads and in the charming outlying villages and countryside. Keeping watch over the city, Norwich castle is one of the best surviving examples of military architecture dating from Norman times, and its massive, solid keep now houses a museum dedicated to archaeological and artistic exhibits, together with a natural history section. The Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum is also located here, whilst the regional capital boasts two other museums; Strangers’ Hall, which documents provincial domestic life in England, and the Brideswell Museum, dedicated to trades and industries.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Thetford And Thetford Forest Park

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
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Thetford is a pleasant riverside market town in the heart of East Anglia, ideal to visit on a cottage holiday. Its location on the edge of one of the largest managed lowland forests in the country make it an ideal place for an active holiday, with an abundance of walking cycling and other outdoor activities on offer around the town and in nearby Thetford Forest Park.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Great Yarmouth (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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Family attractions around Great Yarmouth are plentiful. In addition to those on and around the promenade, there are a number of options within easy reach of the town. Thrigby Wildlife Gardens at nearby Filby and the Redwings Visitor Centre at Fritton both provide animal-themed days out which will be of particular interest to those with children. Burgh Castle is a Roman fort a short drive from the town, and a fine example of Anglo-Saxon activity in the area. There is a small information centre and a number of good walks around the site and also among the neighbouring reed beds, which are home to a variety of bird life.
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