Stone Buckinghamshire – A pretty little village situated near to the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire (Bucks), Stone has a population of about 2,500 and has been in existence since Saxon times (being called Stanes in the Doomsday Book). Stone lies on the A418 road between Aylesbury and Thame (Oxfordshire) and is one of the many villages which surround the town of Aylesbury, other include Stoke Mandeville, Bierton, West Turville and Aston Clinton. Stone was formerly the location of an asylum called St John’s Hospital, this was closed down in the early 1990’s, and the land developed for new housing.
April 17, 2013
January 21, 2013
Silsden West Yorkshire – A small town of approximately 8,000 inhabitants, Silsden in West Yorkshire lies in the Aire River Valley to the south-east of Skipton. A historic town, Silsden was listed in the Domesday Book and was considered the most significant village in the Craven district at this time (1086). Originally agricultural Silsden became involved in industry with the arrival of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the emergence of the Indistrial Revolution. Some of the old mills that were built during this time still remain as a testament of its former glory. Silsden is about 8.4 miles from Skipton.
January 18, 2013
The municipality of Andratx is located in the south-west of the island of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands. It is one of the most attractive destinations on the island, thanks to its location within the island of Majorca, in the south-west of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
Andratx offers a wide variety of landscapes, from breathtaking mountain scenery inland valleys and spectacular coastline, with small coves and sandy beaches that invite a refreshing swim in crystal blue waters.
In Andratx there are many things to see. There are many possibilities for enjoying nature and sport. You can discover places of great beauty through interesting hiking and cycling routes, taking advantage of modern sports and family fun, or enjoy a day of golf, practice all kinds of water sports or swimming.
There are also many cultural events that animate the town and its surroundings. Festivals, exhibitions, theatre and concerts fill the cultural agenda for the twelve months of the year.
The cultural, natural and ethnological elements are also important. There are many testimonies of these around the town, churches and chapels, stately homes and possessions, the defense and surveillance towers, lighthouses. But, the Parque Natural de sa Dragonera and Trapa Nature Reserve are the main attractions of the municipality of Andratx region
The hotels and restaurants in Andratx are of high quality, and one among the best on the island. Hotels and agritourism are the different options you can choose in Andratx for a pleasant stay. There are also many restaurants on the coast and in the interior, where you can taste the most varied national and international cuisine, without forgetting the specialty of the local cuisine, in particular, fish.
All these activities and opportunities available to those who visit Andratx, one of the most beautiful corners of Mallorca.
January 11, 2013
Cheap Spanish Holiday Apartments Costa Blanca – Feel free to use our new website which features a large selection of cheap holiday apartments in Spain. The website currently concentrates on the southern Costa Blanca, but will be expanded to feature the whole of Spain in good time. As usual we have added a feed where you can browse the most recently added pages. Latest pages include Torrevieja, La Mata and the many resorts of the Orihuela Costa.
July 31, 2012
Wokingham Family History Drop In – Today you can attend an interesting family history drop in, by heading down to Wokingham Library, where you can get expert advice on how to trace your family and ancestors. An ideal activity for you if the weather is not so good, this family history drop in will attract plenty of visitors. There are members of the Berkshire Family History Society on hand to help you with every aspect of building your family tree. If you do not live in Wokingham you can get a train to Wokingham Railway Station, catch a bus or drive to the town which is situated near to the M$ motorway to the south-east of Reading.
July 29, 2012
Holiday Lets in Playa Flamenca Spain – Looking for a holiday in Spain? Then you could do little better than the lovely beach resort of Playa Flamenca, located on the Orihuela Costa to the south of Torrevieja on the southern Costa Blanca. Sandwiched between the resorts of Punta Prima and La Zenia, Playa Flamenca has a couple of fine sandy beaches, great facilities and good access to airports, transport routes and places of interest. For those seeking a holiday there is a wide choice of self-catering villas and apartments available for holiday lets in Playa Flamenca, so you should have no problem finding something which suits your needs.
June 9, 2012
Torquay is a town on the south coast of England, in the County of Devon and extending along the coast of Torbay. In the nineteenth century was known as the English Riviera for its healthy climate. Among the various origins of its name, the most accepted is the word torr or tower, Old English, and designating the small hills of southwest England. It is present in several names of Devon and Cornwall. Remains found in a rock known as “the face”, located in a cave called Kent, demonstrate that Roman troops arrived in Torquay when Britain belonged to the Roman Empire. The first construction of prominence in Torquay was Torre Abbey, a monastery founded in 1196. The favorable climate of Torquay attracted many visitors, especially to convalesce, and mostly coming from cold northern regions. The population of Torquay grew apace passing 838 inhabitants in 1801 to 11,474 in 1851. There are currently 70,214 people living in Torquay. Nearby resorts and towns include Paignton, Babbacombe and Teignmouth.
June 5, 2012
Blackpool is an English coastal town on the Irish Sea. Traditionally, part of the county Lancashire, but was on 1 April 1998 made an independent unitary authority. Blackpool has three piers, Blackpool Tower was built in 1894 and represents a 158 metre high copy of the Eiffel Tower. The outer skin was gold plated, after the building was allowed to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Along the beach promenade of the town run Trams which – have long been the only ones in the British Isles – after the abolition of the regular trams in the 1950s and 1960s. Since the late 20th Century, however, the tram networks in many British cities expanded again. To date, unique in Europe, the double-decker trams in Blackpool. From the 19th Century the town was a special destination for the northern English working class. The amusement park Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the largest in Europe. Blackpool is located to the north of Liverpool.
June 4, 2012
Plymouth is a city in the county of Devon, in southwest England. Plymouth has a population of over 250,000 inhabitants. It lies between the River Plym and Tamar River and is part of one of the largest and most spectacular natural harbours in the world. The city has a rich maritime past and was one of the most important foundations of the United Kingdom. Because of this it was a prime target for the Luftwaffe during World War II. The Port of Plymouth Line has a ferry that connects to the city of Santander, in Spain.
St Austell is a town on the southern coast of the English county of Cornwall, England. In 2001 St Austell had 22,658 inhabitants and is the largest town in Cornwall. After the 18th Century large kaolin deposits had been discovered, creating a significant kaolin industry. By about 1850 the St Austell Clay District employed some 7,000 men, women and children. In the town itself is the St Austell Brewery, producing traditional ale supplies. The brewery has since 1893 been held by the founding family. In 2003, the brewery tried the first whiskey distilling in Cornwall. The first bottles of the relatively small production went on sale in 2011. Near to St Austell are a number of towns and coastal resorts, important for tourism in the area, these include Par, Mevagissey, Polperro and Looe.
May 8, 2012
Darlington County Durham – Darlington is a town in the north-east of England, not far from Durham. In 1974, this town was gathered with other localities to form the borough of Darlington in County Durham. Since 1st April 1997, the Borough of Darlington has the status of unitary authority that made it independent from the county of Durham. Darlington is two hours and forty minutes train ride from London by the East Coast Main Line. Darlington is twinned with Amiens (France). The local newspaper is the daily newspaper The Northern Echo. The town is proud of its railway heritage. The Darlington Borough Council and Morrison Supermarkets commissioned the artist David Mach in 1994 to create a large-scale sculpture entitled “Train”, to be installed on the Darlington site to commemorate the first British railway, the line from Stockton to Darlington. At 40 m long, this is the largest outdoor sculpture ever made in England and was opened on June 24, 1997.
May 3, 2012
Aylesbury Train Station Map:
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Above you will find a handy map of Aylesbury Train Station (Aylesbury Railway Station), which is on the main line to London Marylebone, the operator is Chiltern Railways and trains run via Amersham and via High Wycombe (both to London Marylebone). You can book tickets for the train from Aylesbury to London online and get cheap rates: CLICK HERE.
Redbourn Hertfordshire – A village located to the north-east of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, Redbourn has a population of about six thousand inhabitants and has a history going back at least to the times of the Saxons, when a settlement existed there. Redbourn was considered important enough to be listed in the Domesday Book and by the twelfth century its St Mary’s parish church was built, followed closely by the foundation of a priory on Redbourn Common. Evidence of early settlement is taken from its proximity to “The Aubreys”, site of an Iron Age hillfort. Redbourn was later a significant coaching stop and was renowned for its large number of pubs and inns, built to service these passing travellers. Redbourn is close to St Albans, Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead.
April 15, 2012
Liverpool Merseyside – Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside, in the western region of England, on the east side of the estuary of the River Mersey, bordered to the north by the metropolitan municipality of Sefton , East by that of Knowsley, south and west by the Mersey river. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and had that status until 1880, when it received the title of city. According to the latest official census, dating from 2001 , Liverpool had a population of 439,473 inhabitants. The city lies at the heart of Liverpool Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 816,216 inhabitants. Liverpool city centre is a lively vibrant place with good shopping, great nightlife and friendly atmosphere.