Archive for September, 2011

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Bridgnorth

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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Make time to visit Bridgnorth on your Shropshire cottage holiday; there’s much here to reward the visitor. A delightful two-tiered town, which clings to a rocky escarpment at a bend in the river Severn, enjoy the views from the vantage point of the old town; the lower town was once a busy river port carrying goods as far as Bristol. Tackle the cartway, once used to transport goods to market, to get between the two parts of town, or you can climb the steps that link the two. The best way, however, is to let oldest funicular in the country, the unique Bridgnorth Cliffe Railway, take the strain, as it transports you to the crooked castle, gardens and shops of the high town.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Runswick Bay

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
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Like many of its neighbouring fishing villages along the coast, pretty Runswick Bay is a quaint and charming village clinging to a steep coastline, a picturesque jumble of red pantiled roofs and whitewashed cottages. The view from the car park at the top of the village takes in the bay in all its picture-postcard beauty, a breathtaking spot and now a village for tourists in summer, but once a busy fishing village supporting twenty vessels.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Kelso

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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The bustling market town of Kelso is an attractive Borders town set around a large, cobbled square, which still forms the focal point of the local community. In the heart of rolling countryside, the town, a perfect place to visit on a cottage holiday, stands at the confluence of the Tweed and Teviot rivers, and has some lovely Georgian buildings and plenty of places of interest in town and nearby. Kelso Abbey was founded by French monks in the twelfth century but now stands largely in ruins, but is a pretty site to visit nonetheless.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Benllech and Moelfre

Monday, September 12th, 2011
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The Anglesey coastline offers some wonderful, family-friendly beaches, including those found in the two popular seaside villages of Benllech and Moelfre, both of which are ideal for a cottage holiday. Benllech has a collection of shops, pubs and services, and, during the summer months the village becomes a busy holiday resort. One of Anglesey’s largest beaches, the vast expanse of sand at Red Wharf Bay, and neighbouring Llandona, are close by.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To The Northumberland National Park & Kielder Water

Friday, September 9th, 2011
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Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is one of 15 national parks throughout the UK and without doubt encompasses one of the wildest and least discovered landscapes in the country. Stretching from Hadrian’s Wall in the south to the magnificent Cheviot Hills hugging the Scottish border, the park is home to some of the most breathtaking displays of Northumberland’s legendary natural beauty.
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