Archive for June, 2011

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 Cirencester

Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Whilst staying in a holiday cottage, a trip to Cirencester is essential. Once second only in importance to London, the Roman city of Cirencester has its roots in military planning; once the Romans left it later regained its status as an important centre in the wool trade. These days, Cirencester’s Roman heritage is of interest to the enthusiast and casual visitor alike, and its central location in the Cotswolds gives it the advantage of accessibility to both the northern and southern Cotswolds.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Robin Hood’s Bay

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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A quaint, attractive fishing village clinging to the cliffs between Scarborough and Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay is a popular place to while away a pleasant day out and because of this it teems with visitors on sunny, summer days. Its charm lies in a peaceful blend of a romantic past, brimful of tales of smuggling and contraband, a stunning setting, narrow, winding streets and a warm welcome. This area of coastline offers some superb beaches and the wide stretch of sand leading from the village in the Bay is family friendly and ideal for fossil hunting at low tide, keeping younger holidaymakers occupied for hours at a time. There are some excellent cliff-top walks; the Coast to Coast long distance path passes through the Bay, and for those with a little spare energy an excellent traffic-free coastal cycle trail, ideal for all the family, starts at nearby Hawsker.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Tiverton

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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Tiverton lies north of Exeter, a mid-Devon market town famed for its Heathcote lace. One of the principal attractions for visitors on a cottage holiday is Tiverton Castle, a beautiful habited property dating from the twelfth century revealing a number of contrasting architectural styles and some delightful gardens, including a romantic walled garden and kitchen garden.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Fort William

Monday, June 20th, 2011
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The largest town in the Western Highlands, Fort William has been place of trade, commerce and tourism for many years. Viewed from the across the waters of Loch Linnhe, on which the town stands, Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, towers above, attracting throngs of walkers and climbers all year round. Whichever part of the Highlands you choose for your Scotland cottage holiday, it is likely that you will visit Fort William at some point, as the main route from north to south passes through here.
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