Archive for the ‘East Anglia’ Category

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Newmarket and Bury St Edmonds

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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Newmarket

Synonymous with horse racing, the East Anglian town of Newmarket in Suffolk barely needs any introduction, renowned the world over as the premier location for the Sport of Kings. Horse racing inevitably dominates life in the town, and anyone with more than just a passing interest will find Newmarket an enjoyable place to visit. A day at the races is, of course, the ultimate Newmarket experience, with not one but two famous courses to choose from, but everyone can gain an insight into the equine world with a visit to the town’s National Horse racing Museum, a tour round one of the working horse training yards or by making a visit to the stunning National Stud.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Wymondham, Diss, Harleston & Hingham

Friday, December 16th, 2011
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The many historic towns and villages found to the south of Norwich, between the city and the county’s border with neighbouring Suffolk, are well worth visiting on a cottage holiday. Visit the Roman settlement at Caistor St. Edmund just south of Norwich, or discover beautiful Diss, a delightful market town offering sixteenth century timber-framed houses built around the six acres of Diss Mere Lake. The walking route of Boudica’s Way starts here, and ramblers can make the journey back to Norwich along this famous trail. Harleston holds a market every Wednesday, whilst the village of Hingham boasts a plethora of period buildings. (more…)

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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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