Archive for January, 2012

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Criccieth

Monday, January 16th, 2012
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Criccieth is well worth a visit on a cottage holiday. The popular seaside resort of Criccieth is the gateway to the scenic Lleyn Peninsula, a long spit of land dotted with pretty fishing villages and lovely beaches, with Caernarfon Bay on the north side and Cardigan Bay to the south.

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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Grosmont

Friday, January 13th, 2012
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Picturesque Grosmont is a small rural community set amongst the rolling farmland of the Esk valley, within the North York Moors National Park. Many visitors on a cottage holiday discover Grosmont whilst enjoying a steam train trip on the famous North Yorkshire Steam Railway, which stops here en-route from Pickering. The station is a loving recreation of the 1950’s era in rail travel, complete with a fifties-themed tea room for refreshments.

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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Oswestry

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Visit Oswestry and nearby attractions whilst on a cottage holiday. In the heart of the Borders, where Shropshire and the Welsh hills blend into one, Oswestry is an attractive market town within easy reach of a host of great family attractions. From walking to water and cycling to culture, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy in this region. For a town in the strategically important Welsh Marches, there’s many a castle, ruined and intact, to visit nearby.

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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Mevagissey

Monday, January 9th, 2012
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On a Cornwall cottage holiday, a trip to Mevagissey won’t disappoint. Mevagissey is a picturesque old town with a labyrinthine maze of narrow streets of colourful, flower-strewn fisherman’s cottages tumbling down to the harbour, and a history built on shifting contraband and pilchards in vast quantities. (more…)

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Hadrian’s Wall

Friday, January 6th, 2012
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On a cottage holiday spend time exploring the area around Hadrian’s Wall. The most well-known and spectacular legacy of the Roman Empire in the British Isles, Hadrian’s Wall once spanned the entire width of Britain, some seventy miles east to west along Northumberland’s border with Scotland, from Wallsend (Newcastle Upon Tyne) to Bowness on Solway. It is one of the greatest triumphs of the Roman age; Rome’s northernmost frontier, and remains a spectacular, awe-inspiring sight that draws throngs of visitors today. (more…)