Ilfracombe is the leading holiday resort in North Devon. It sits snugly amongst the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic coast and has a charming natural harbour and elegant Victorian architecture. The town enjoyed its heyday, after the arrival of the railway and most buildings derive from this period.
This charming resort has been a consistent winner of Britain in Bloom, with colourful displays brightening up streets and seafront. The natural harbour is set among spectacular cliffs and coves. In addition to local fishing boats, visitors may hire pleasure craft offering trips as far as Lundy Island.
Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and with its prominent position along the seafront and hovercraft and passenger ferry links, it is little wonder it is often referred to as “The Gateway to the Island”.
In addition to an expanse of sandy beaches which stretch right along the town, Ryde has a great selection of boutique shops, museums and galleries for you to visit, along with lots of other things to see and do along its esplanade.
Ryde is home to some fantastic attractions to keep the whole family entertained, from an old fashioned steam railway to a Benedictine monastery!
Eastbourne’s town doesn’t exist in complete silence. One of the best places to hear some sound is at the Eastbourne Bandstand, a 75-year-old semi-circular structure, with a blue domed roof, and elegant supporting columns. It’s situated directly on the beach, so the seawater forms a beautiful background to the performing band. There are around 150 concerts a year, which vary from rock n roll, to military bands, to classical concerts that feature fireworks!
If you’re looking for a laid-back tranquil holiday, without the hassle of fighting through the crowds to get to the beach, Babbacombe is a great alternative to its more brash and garish neighbour, Torquay.
Affectionately known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera’, the beach resort of Babbacombe includes a great range of things to do and see in a quiet, laid back setting.
Despite being right next to the vibrant Torquay, you’ll find that Babbacombe is amazingly secluded and with picturesque views and warm weather all year round, it’s the ideal location to enjoy the best of South Devon
You’ll understand the appeal of this little town as soon as you set eyes on it. A colourful rainbow of houses are scattered amongst its hills and cliffs, surrounding a charming harbour.
Tenby is notable for being one of the few remaining walled towns in Britain. Tenby didn’t become popular with tourists until the Victorians began flocking here, but ever since then it has remained one of the country’s top destinations.
Keep an eye out for the old, historic buildings, which are scattered throughout the town. These include the Tudor Merchant’s House, which is in the care of the National Trust. The interior is an accurate recreation of a 15th century home, which is sometimes attended by staff in full Tudor costume! Another old building that’s hard to miss is Tenby Castle. It stands on a hilltop that sticks out towards the sea, interrupting the town’s main beaches.
* Kite Festival: Joined by kite teams from across the UK and overseas, the event will make the skies above St Anne’s seafront awash with colour on Saturday and Sunday as fabulous display kites take to the air on the beach adjacent to the pier.
St Annes retains many of its original period buildings in the town and along the promenade and much of the original Victorian/Edwardian character.
This family friendly resort still bursts into flower each summer, just like it did when its forefathers were gardening there. You can also see the history of St Annes in the architecture at the seafront and promenade.
St Annes claims to fame include being the original home of ERNIE, the premium bond selector. Make sure you visit the statue of the late, great, Les Dawson, laughing on the seafront near to the pier.
Preston is situated in the heart of Lancashire and is steeped in history.
With nearly 1,000 years of history behind it, the city has a unique charm and bags of character. Filled with fine architecture, fantastic parklands, and a rich sporting heritage, there are plenty inspirational stories to discover and reasons to visit. And, lets not forget that famous friendly Northern welcome.
Collections at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery include fine and decorative arts, and archaeology. The Guild Wheel walking and cycling path runs through Avenham and Miller Parks, beside the River Ribble. To the west, Ribble Steam Railway offers rides on restored trains and a hands-on museum. Northeast, the Lancashire Infantry Museum explores local military history.
Join us for an evening of entertainment to celebrate the launch of our 2021 brochure. Meet old friends, be the first to see the new tours and get special offers and discounts on bookings.
This unique village straddles both Cumbria and Northumberland making it an ideal base for exploring the heart of Hadrian’s Wall, as well as visiting places like Carlisle, Hexham and Newcastle.
Tourism started with the opening of a railway station in 1830 but this has subsequently been closed so this has left the village somewhat isolated, which makes it such a peaceful destination, with it’s large tracts of forestry and high ground - laced with popular footpaths, cycle rails and bridleways to the north and south.