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There are few things better than a nice little Easter trip, even though they do normally involve having to put up with an unpleasantly bracing wind. Happily however, Easter falls so late this year that we’ll hopefully be able to soak up a bit of sunshine, and maybe even remove a couple of layers in the process. Here at Sykes, we’re looking forward to Easter as much as anyone and have decided to take a look and see what places promise to be the best for making the most out of this year’s (hopefully) sunny Easter break.
For some reason, Norfolk is never given the credit it deserves as a holiday destination. However, with its countless quaint country villages, bustling towns and beaches that rival any in the UK, it could be just the ticket for a perfect Easter Break. You could easily spend a day making the most of some sunshine on one of the area’s seemingly never-ending beaches, or if the seaside isn’t quite your thing then the world famous Norfolk Broads may well be the answer. Then there is always the hustle and bustle of the city of Norwich where you can step back in time with a trip to the Colmans Shop, designed as an exact replica of their Victorian premises, or get to grips with the city’s heritage with a tour of the Norwich 12.
County Clare in Ireland makes for another brilliant Easter destination, especially if you’re looking to get out and about. You could try a little trip to the coastal town of Lahinch and sneak in a round of golf on its world renowned links course. Whilst you’re there, you could also try your hand at a multitude of water-sports including things like kite-surfing that are bound to get the adrenaline pumping. If you’re looking for something a bit more sedate then you could pay a visit to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, although be prepared to have your breath taken as you look down upon the Atlantic Ocean over 200m below. Then there’s also the eerie Burren, a 250km² limestone pavement etched into the rolling hills which draws visitors from all over the world and is the perfect location for a long walk.
Nothing says spring sunshine like the sight of a Daffodil in bloom, and where better to see them than in Wales itself? With this in mind, we’ve decided to have a look at what you could get up to in the county of Pembrokeshire. The fabulous Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Pembrokeshire National Park both provide you with the perfect excuse to lace up the old walking boots and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Or you could always hop on the bike and enjoy a leisurely ride through the welsh hills comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never be too far away from a nice country pub or café for a little a refuel.
So there are a few ideas on where you could go for a little break this Easter, but don’t forget that there are loads of alternatives if you don’t fancy any of them. All you have to do is take a look at our Easter Holiday Cottages and find one that is perfect for you!