Useful Maps of Scotland – For any of you traveling up to Scotland in the near future, we have just added a new website of town and city district maps which you might find useful. You can get a town centre map for any city and major town in Scotland, find local facilities, surrounding towns and villages, and find districts and specific areas of each town and city. For instance you can get a city centre map of Glasgow or Aberdeen, or get a district map for Alloa or Gretna. Pay a visit and have a look enjoy:
November 14, 2013
October 7, 2013
Benissa Costa Blanca – An attractive and historical town located about seventy kilometres from Alicante city, Benissa is among the oldest settlements in the area, being set amongst mountainous countryside it attracted the attention of ancient Iberians, Romans and Moors, being easier to defend against attack. The municipality of Benissa includes both rugged mountainous areas and some four kilometres of attractive coastline with numerous little coves and bays, perfect for exploring, and diving. Benissa’s well preserved old town centre is a joy to behold, and you will discover many gems in its winding streets and alleyways. If you are lucky you may visit whilst a fiesta is taking place, so you can join in with the fun and festivities.
Learn more about Benissa here: http://www.benissa.costa-blanca-spain.co.uk
Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca Spain:
The place where most of the action happens in the Costa Blanca resort of Playa Flamenca (Orihuela Costa), is the commercial centre called “Flamenca Beach”.
This three story commercial complex houses dozens of restaurants, shops and bars and is the place most people head in the evenings when holidaying in this popular coastal resort.
Apart from some handy little shops, a good variety of cuisines, and some decent drinking holes and pubs, there is plenty of live entertainment on offer, especially in the busy summer months.
You will find karaoke, tribute acts, and excellent local singers, so whatever your taste in music, you should find something which pleases.
Most peoples favourite is the Temple Bar, where an excellent Blue Brothers tribute act takes place most evenings (quite late), but don’t leave it till the last minute to get there, as it can get very busy. The Flamenca Beach complex stands just back from the N-332, access it by getting off at the Lidl roundabout.
Get information for Playa Flamenca here: http://www.playa-flamenca.costa-blanca-spain.co.uk/
October 4, 2013
Lincoln Cathedral – At one time thought to be the highest building in the world, Lincoln Cathedral is a wonder of medieval construction. Work on the cathedral began in 1088 and carried on for several hundred years, right through the medieval period. The cathedral boasts some fabulous stonework carried out by expert stonemasons, some amazing woodwork crafted by top quality carpenters and joiners, and some stunning stained glass windows. Lincoln Cathedral is currently undergoing significant restoration work, and an “adopt a stone” campaign has been set up for the general public to make donations. Lincoln Cathedral can be accessed from Minster Yard and Eastgate in Lincoln, entry is free and the cathedral is open 365 days a year.
September 28, 2013
Tenby Wales – A small seaside town with a population of just under 5,000, Tenby is a popular holiday destination, though perhaps not as popular as it once was. The town boasts some two and a half miles of beaches (good sand), and some interesting places to visit. Tenby still has some of its medieval town walls, dating from the 13th century, the main feature being the 5 Arches Barbican Gatehouse, other places to visit include the Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, the National Trust run Tudor Merchants House, St Catherines Island, St Mary’s Church (15th century), and the pretty Tenby Harbour. Walkers and Hikers like to make the most of the fabulous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
View a street map of Tenby town centre here: http://www.streetmapz.co.uk/tenby.html
And more Wales town centre maps here: http://www.streetmapz.co.uk/wales.html
September 25, 2013
Harrogate Flower Show North Yorkshire – A great event for the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate is its annual flower show, which takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in April every spring. A prime event in the horticultural calendar the Harrogate Flower Show boasts show gardens, competitions, live demonstrations, flower arranging, cookery theatre, floral art, kitchen garden, biggest onion event, and lots more, with fantastic flower displays from gardening societies and plant nurseries. There is also an autumn show which takes place every September, so there is no excuse to miss it. Make your plans to get on up to Harrogate, Yorkshire on the 24th to 27th April for the 2014 Spring show.
September 4, 2013
A busy town with a population of just over 12,000, the town of Buckingham was the former county town of Buckinghamshire, England, until replaced by Aylesbury during the eighteenth century. Founded in the 7th century Buckingham has had its charter to hold a market since 1554, it now holds markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, attracting people from far and wide, much as it has done for centuries. Notable as being the location of one of only two private universities to exist in the UK (The University of Buckingham) the town is an important centre for education in the area. Buckingham is located to the north of the market town of Winslow and to the east of the city of Milton Keynes.
See maps of Buckinghamshire here: http://www.buckinghamshire-maps.co.uk/
September 2, 2013
A good sized town with a population of over 80,000, Stevenage is close to Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City in the county of Hertfordshire. Lying close to the A1M, Stevenage was one of the first “New Towns” to be developed after the Second World War, the first of six distinct neighbourhoods was finished in 1952. Despite these apparent new beginnings, there was a settlement there called Stigenace at the time of the 1086 Domesday Book. Attractions in Stevenage include the Fairlands Valley Park, comprising one hundred and twenty acres of beautiful parkland.
See a street map of Stevenage here: http://www.stevenage-map.my-towns.co.uk/
Get the latest weather in Stevenage here: http://www.stevenage-weather.my-towns.co.uk/