The pretty harbour town of Weymouth with its long sandy beach is our next stop. Lines of pedalos sit waiting for customers but the biting wind means that there won’t be much call for them today! Weymouth has long been one of the most popular seaside resorts in Britain and King George III was aContinue reading “Weymouth”
A quick fly by of Swanage where there are a display of NHS support themed stones. Then we take a quick detour to the millionaires playground of Sandbanks.
The next stop on our sightseeing tour of Southern England, we’re making an early start at beautiful Lulworth Cove in Dorset. The Cove and surrounding coastline are part of the world famous Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pretty pebbled beach is in a sheltered cove and there is a small villageContinue reading “Lulworth Cove”
Next up on our whirlwind tour of the South of England is the seaside town of Bournemouth. Founded in 1810 by Lewis Tregonwell, the area was marketed as a health resort and the town received a boost when it appeared in Augustus Granville’s 1841 book, The Spas of England. The first mention of Bournemouth comesContinue reading “Blissful Bournemouth”
Another UK based trip back in September 2020 now. 12 days whizzing around the Isle of Wight and the South of England. Starting off with a brief peek at the most mysterious of all the UK’s landmarks – Stonehenge. The prehistoric monument is plonked on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. It’s made up of an outerContinue reading “Stonehenge”
We’re careering onwards with our whistle-stop tour of Yorkshire highlights and our bed for the night is in the faded old grande dame of the seaside resorts – Scarborough. As we chose to live as far from the coast as it is possible to be in the UK (the landlocked Midlands) any trip to theContinue reading “Scarborough”
Carrying on our wet and windy tour of the lovely little Isles of Scilly. Here we take a tour of the defences of the Garrison on St Mary’s. They form one of the most remarkable and impressive coastal defence systems in England complete with tiny detention cell. There’s also a a sunken powder magazine, later calledContinue reading “Gun powder, shell caves and detention cells”
Just checking in and keeping the ole blog ticking along until the next trip! However I have found a real throw back trip to keep you going! I visited the glorious Scilly Isles way back in 2006 (hence the fresh faced look in the photos!) We stayed on St Mary’s, the largest of the islands.Continue reading “Flash back to the Scilly Isles”