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December 19, 2017

Norfolk

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:32 pm

Norfolk – A popular holiday destination located in East Anglia in the United Kingdom, Norfolk is perhaps most famous for its Norfolk Broads. The county of Norfolk has an area of 2,074 square miles, a population of around 900,000 and has seven districts: Breckland, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Broadland, North Norfolk, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. Norfolk is low-lying and flat and has been settled since Pre-Roman times. Norfolk has some popular seaside resorts among the best known being Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Hunstanton and Sheringham, but is best known for its Broads National Park which is a popular destination for boating holidays, fishing and the observation of wildlife. The Broads National Park covers an area of around 117 square miles with about 120 miles of waterways suitable for navigation, there are sixty three broads and 7 rivers, mostly within the county of Norfolk but some within Suffolk. Norfolk has just one city and that is Norwich which today has a population of over 200,000 people and during the time of the Normans was one of England’s largest settlements. The second largest settlement is King’s Lynn with over 42,000 residents.

See maps of places in Norfolk here: http://www.norfolkmaps.uk/

June 3, 2016

Majorca the Holiday Island

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 5:52 pm

Majorca the Holiday Island – Every summer, you might think that all of Britain and Europe vacations in the island of Majorca. Since the 1st purpose built tourist resort during the nineteen sixties, the island developed into the primary choice for getaways in the sunshine. Palma Nova was one of the first purpose built resorts and is still popular today.

The combo of busy nightlife, numerous accommodation, hot sun, gorgeous white sandy beaches together with low price air tickets have made value holidays in Majorca irresistible for most people, with the island attracting over twenty two million vacationers from Ireland, the UK, France and all over the globe every summer season all searching for sunshine, sand, sea and sangria.

There are many more magnificent beach resorts than I can mention at this point but amongst the better resorts are Magaluf, Alcudia, Puerto Andratx and Palma Nova. On the east coast you will find some quieter resorts and if you are not worried about nightlife you might be better advised to head here, perhaps you could try Puerto Pollensa or for a very quiet time maybe Cala Bona, Cala Tropicana or even Cala d’Or.

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.

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

January 11, 2013

Cheap Spanish Holiday Apartments Costa Blanca

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.

Find cheap spanish apartments here: http://www.cheapapartmentsz.co.uk

And cheap Costa Blanca apartments here: http://www.cheapapartmentsz.co.uk/costa-blanca.html

July 29, 2012

Holiday Lets in Playa Flamenca Spain

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.

And learn about other Costa Blanca resorts here: http://www.my-costa-blanca.co.uk

April 13, 2012

Cala Vinas Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 9:00 am

Cala Vinas Majorca – Cala Vinas is situated to the south of Magaluf on the western side of the Bay of Palma in Majorca, it has a relatively small beach and is surrounded by hotels and villas, some of which are located directly beside the beach. Cala Vinas is a popular tourist destination, handy for the airport at Palma de Mallorca. North of the bay towards Magaluf are tha caves of Cala Vinas and to the south the Cap des Falco.

See a map of Majorca here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/mallorca-map.html

April 9, 2012

Ayamonte Costa de la Luz

Filed under: Holidays,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:35 pm

Ayamonte Costa de la Luz – Ayamonte is a Spanish city in the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalucia, Spain. In 2008 there were 19,738 inhabitants. The municipality of Ayamonte has an area of 142 square kilometres and a population density of 136.5 inhabitants per square kilometre. The town lies at the mouth of the Guadiana River on the Atlantic Ocean (Costa de la Luz) and thus on the border with Portugal. The distance to the provincial capital of Huelva is 48 kilometres, to Seville it is 140 kilometres. In Roman times, the mouth of the Guadiana River, was known as the “Ostium Fluminis Anae”. From there, was an important trade route leading north to Merida. It is assumed that even at this time Ayamonte occupied a strategically important position. In 1239, the Moorish domination was ended by troops of King Sancho II of Portugal. In 1263 they designated the river as a border between Portugal and Spain, and the town of Ayamonte came under the jurisdiction of the Castilian crown. First, they belonged to the county of Niebla, but later formed its own marquisate. 1664 Ayamonte was awarded city status by King Philip IV. If you wish to visit Ayamonte, you will find lots of hotels and privately owned apartments for rent. Ayamonte is in the region known as the Costa de la Luz in the region of Andalucia.

Learn more about Ayamonte here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/ayamonte.html

June 21, 2011

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:32 pm
Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent – We still have some availability left on our range of Cabo Roig apartments for this coming summer, so if you are looking for a holiday on the Costa Blanca, Spain, be sure to get your apartment booked soon, as dates are being filled up fast.

Most of our apartments are close to the seafront of Cabo Roig and also close to local bars and restaurants. All have the use of communal pools and are fully equipped for your vacation.

Holidays for next winter time are available from just 125 euro for a weeks stay in a one bed apartment, while this summer’s holidays will set you back a little more.

View our Cabo Roig Guide here: http://www.cabo-roig-guide.co.uk/

May 30, 2011

Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:46 am

Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment

If you are looking to spend your holidays in Playa Flamenca on the Costa Blanca this year, then we could have just the ideal property for your stay in the region. We have a perfectly located two bedroom apartment in the Alameda del Mar complex which is situated beside the N332 coast road facing the sea. The apartment is in the La Calma block of the complex and faces inwards towards the very attractive community pool and garden area. It is situated on the third floor and benefits from its own private solarium, which is quite large and is a great place for sunbathing when the weather is fine, which is normally is in the Playa Flamenca area. The apartment is bright and spacious and both bedrooms have en-suites (one a bathroom and one a shower room). The Flamenca Beach commercial centre with its huge choice of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars is just a two minute stroll from the apartment, don’t forget to pop into the Temple Bar for the famous Blues Brothers show. If this sounds good to you and you want to book a holiday in Playa Flamenca, you can find all the pictures and details here: Playa Flamenca Holiday Apartment.

Handy guide to Playa Flamenca here: http://www.playa-flamenca-guide.co.uk/

And here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/playa-flamenca.html

May 26, 2011

Villamartin Costa Blanca Spain

Villamartin Golf Course

Villamartin Golf Course

One of the most popular areas of the southern Costa Blanca, Villamartin is actually on the part of the coast that is known as the Orihuela Costa, which is the coastal region for the city of Orihuela which is about 19 kilometres inland from the sea. Developing around a top class golf course the urbanization of Villamartin has grown and grown over the last 20 years or so and now covers a significant area, joining Villamartin with surrounding urbanizations and towns, such as Los Dolses, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia and San Miguel de Salinas. The property boom in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s saw thousands of UK and International buyers purchasing holiday homes in Villamartin and many even choosing to settle permanently in the area. The financial crisis of the last 3 years has caused many to reconsider their position and many hundreds have subsequently sold or are trying to sell their properties and return to the UK. There is currently a glut of properties available to buy in Villamartin and it is a great time for investors, with many properties being half the price they were at their peak (or even less in some cases). For those wanting to holiday in the area, there is also a wealth of rental properties, and with so many available you can always find cheap villas and apartments to rent in Villamartin and the surrounding urbanizations. What is the attraction of Villamartin, you may well ask, well the excellent golf course would be a big plus for those interested in this sport, the proximity to the beaches and resorts of the Orihuela Costa would be another tick in its favour, the wonderful weather conditions are also a big attraction, along with the excellent facilities and entertainment possibilities, especially at the popular Villamartin Plaza, so there are plenty of reasons to visit Villamartin some time soon . Villamartin is approximately twenty five minutes drive from San Javier airport, and is in the Alicante province of Spain.

Villamartin Map.

May 3, 2011

Ilfracombe North Devon

Filed under: England,History,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 2:01 pm

A large and popular seaside resort located on the north coast of Devon, in the United Kingdom, Ilfracombe first developed around an Iron Age hillfort, established on a nearby hill. Its sheltered position, protecting it from the worst of the region’s stormy weather, led to its becoming an important seaport, and it was used for a number of naval sorties over the centuries. Making its income mostly from fishing for many years Ilfracombe has, since Victorian times become popular as a seaside holiday resort. The Victorian used it for sea bathing after tunnels were dug to several of its shingle beaches. These days it attracts holidaymakers, who enjoy its charming and attractive harbour, good climate and weather, superb coastal walks, boat trips and sea fishing trips. Catch up on the local history of Ilfracombe at the Ilfracombe Museum, where you will find interesting facts about the town’s maritime history, and also see a collection of model ships and steamers, which have sailed the Devon coast through the centuries.

April 28, 2011

Watergate Bay Newquay Cornwall

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 7:35 pm

An excellent place that you could visit if you are taking a holiday in Newquay, Cornwall, this year, is the beautiful Watergate Bay, located some two miles north of the resort, near to the village of Tregurrian. With a wonderful long sandy beach, and a bay exposed to north-westerly winds, Watergate Bay is a renowned location for surfing and water sports. Such a great spot that the National Surfing Championships have even been held there in the past. Ideal if you ever wanted to learn to surf, Watergate Bay is also fantastic for kite flying, so while you are learning to surf, the kids can be having their own fun. There is plenty of self-catering accommodation in the area, with caravan parks a plenty, there is also an excellent hotel, called the Watergate Hotel, which overlooks the bay. The vibrant nightlife of Newquay is just a short drive away for your evening entertainment.

Cornwall Map.

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