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September 28, 2013

Tenby Wales

Filed under: Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 1:08 pm

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.

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September 25, 2013

Harrogate Flower Show

Filed under: England,Events,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 1:00 pm

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

Buckingham a Buckinghamshire Town

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 6:38 pm

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.

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September 2, 2013

Stevenage Hertfordshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:33 pm

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.

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Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:17 pm

A bustling little town with a population of around 37,000, Leighton Buzzard is in the county of Bedfordshire, to the north-west of Luton and Dunstable. The town lies close to the Chiltern Hills and is joined seamlessly to the neighbouring town of Linslade. Leighton Buzzard is well known for its narrow guage railway (the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway), it also lies on the Grand Union Canal. Leighton Buzzard has two weekly markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, there is also a Farmers Market once a month.

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Sucina Murcia

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Costa Calida,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 10:49 am

A small village in the Murcia region of Spain, Sucina is close to Murcia’s border with Alicante, so it could be considered to be part of either the Costa Blanca or Costa Calida. Sucina has a population of around a thousand, a population which is now rising (due to tourism) where it was previously falling due to youngsters moving away to more prosperous areas. Sucina is handy for the beaches of the Mar Menor and also those of the Orihuela Costa, so although it is an inland village, a beach is never far away. Golf is also important for Sucina with a course and country club near to the village.

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Yeovil Somerset

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 8:17 am

A medium sized town situated in the county of Somerset, Yeovil has a population of just over 52,000 and possibly developed as a settlement in Roman times as a road from this era runs nearby. Yeovil is close to Somerset’s border with Dorset and is well known for its aircraft industries. In former times it survived on agriculture and other industries such as glove making. Yeovil is around 30 miles from Somerset’s county town of Taunton.

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