Archive for May, 2011

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Bamburgh

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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On a cottage holiday, Bamburgh is well worth a visit. Bamburgh has one of the finest, award-winning beaches to be found anywhere on the Northumberland coast and, together with its imposing fortress, Bamburgh Castle, is one of the most common images used to promote the region. Visible from miles around, the castle dominates this small town, whose population swells with visitor numbers during the summer months but which remains a quiet, pleasant seaside town during the off season.
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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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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Great Yarmouth (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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On a cottage holiday, for a fun day out you must visit Great Yarmouth. The largest coastal resort of the Norfolk coast, Great Yarmouth is a quintessential seaside resort town with plenty of golden sand, three amusement-filled piers and a whole host of typically British seaside attractions. The greater Yarmouth area has some fifteen miles of fine sandy beach, from Winterton in the north and reaching as far as Hopton to the south; ideal for families in summer or for bracing walks at other times of the year. The Golden Mile of the main promenade area is a busy, brash mixture of fun fair rides, arcades, slot machines, candyfloss and ice cream stands, horse-drawn and high-tech rides; family thrills and spills galore. Away from the front, the old town, with some interesting ancient buildings and well-presented museums, is enclosed within the well-preserved city walls. The Norfolk Nelson Museum celebrates the life and times of one of the country’s foremost admirals, whilst the Anna Sewel House stands on the birthplace of the famous Black Beauty author.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Ludlow

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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On a cottage holiday, a visit to Ludow is essential. Ludlow has a charm and vibrancy all of its own. A feast for the eyes and the stomach, this ‘slow town’ deep in the heart of Shropshire countryside, has a wonderfully relaxed feel to it. Visit the superb castle, feel the sense of history among more than five hundred beautiful, ancient, half-timbered buildings and indulge yourself a little in the many specialist food shops that will whet the appetite of any holidaymaker. Linger among ancient streets brimful of enticing specialist shops and mouth-watering delis, dedicated to every imaginable delight from chocolate to cheese, or stop for lunch at one of the many pubs, inns and restaurants serving excellent locally-sourced food, the most famous of which is the stunning seventeenth century Feathers Hotel, with is ornate timber facade. (more…)

The Sykes Cottages Guide To York

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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One of the most vibrant, entertaining and historic cities in the UK, York is a must visit for anyone booking a holiday cottage stay in the North Yorkshire area. With a rich, royal heritage, ancient cathedral and famous Minster, historic streets, contemporary bars and restaurants, traditional cafes and tea rooms, fabulous and innovative shopping and a picturesque riverside location, York is a superb and compact destination which will satisfy the most demanding of visitors. With a proximity to the quaint fishing villages and larger resorts of the Yorkshire Coast and the tranquil, purple beauty of the North Yorks Moors National Park, the city and its surroundings makes an ideal place for anyone seeking to discover this most beautiful corner of the British Isles.
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