Archive for July, 2011

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Any holiday cottage stay in Northumberland would be incomplete without a pilgrimage to the region’s most spiritual and beautiful site, atmospheric Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, a tidal island which is completely cut off from the mainland by North Sea tides twice a day. The island is described as the ‘fountainhead of England’s Christian heritage’ and holds a number of popular visitor attractions in Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Priory and Lindisfarne Heritage Centre. The island is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where wildlife proliferates and where nature can be enjoyed in the raw.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Ledbury

Friday, July 8th, 2011
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Whist staying in a holiday cottage visit picturesque Ledbury. Tucked away in southeastern Herefordshire, close to the borders with both Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, is a handsome country town, which, with its half-timbered houses and bustling weekly markets, has something quintessentially ‘Olde-England’ about it.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Seaton

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
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Located between Lyme Regis in Dorset and Sidmouth, Seaton is a traditional Devon seaside town along the historic Jurassic coast incorporating East Devon and Dorset, and is an excellent place to visit on a cottage holiday. Seaton is famous for its narrow-gauge trams, which run alongside Seaton Estuary and the Marshes affording views of spectacular bird life from the open top carriages en route along the three-mile journey to Colyton. Alight here for a wander through the narrow streets of this lovely Devon town with its local shops and enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea before heading back.

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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Truro

Monday, July 4th, 2011
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Truro is Cornwall’s only city, a large administrative centre with a variety of local and mainstream shops to cater for the needs of the Cornwall cottage holidaymaker and a cathedral and museum, both of which are worthy of a visit. The narrow, cobbled streets of the town centre make a pleasant place to ramble, and are a throwback to past times, when the medieval town’s lanes had water channels known as ‘kennels’ trickling down them.
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