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March 21, 2018

Dorset Maps

Filed under: England,maps,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 10:29 am

Dorset Street Maps – If you are searching for a good street map for any city, town or village in the county of Dorset, UK, you should look at our new website offering maps for virtually every settlement in Dorset. So its possible to find a comprehensive street map for: Chilcombe, Winfrith Newburgh, Holworth, Higher Ansty, Pokesdown, Halstock, Cerne Abbas, Tarrant Rawston, Chideock, Hill View, Gussage All Saints, Charmouth, East Chelborough, Puddletown, Hampreston, Stour Provost, Boscombe, Colehill, Tarrant Launceston, Gussage All Saints, Harmans Cross, Fifehead Neville, Cann, Whitechurch Canonicorum, Pokesdown, Lillington, Tadden, Oborne, St Ives, Pamphill, Uppington, Powerstock, Holt Heath, Hamworthy, Goathill, Warmwell, Hermitage, West Bay, Pulham, Parley Cross, Dudsbury, Lyme Regis, Over Compton, Holt, Piddletrenthide, Waterloo, Swanage, Pentridge, Southwell, Tarrant Rushton and hundreds more places.


March 7, 2018

Visit Cornwall

Filed under: England,Gardens,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:37 pm

Visit Cornwall – One of the most popular places to visit in the United Kingdom, especially during the summer months, is the county of Cornwall. Literally Cornwall has it all, wonderful beach resorts, stunning scenery, historic castles and country houses, beautiful gardens, surfing, fishing, hiking, camping and much much more. It enjoys some fabulous weather conditions and is a great summer holiday destination. Located in the temperate South-West of England, Cornwall juts out into the Atlantic Ocean like a giant’s leg dipping its water into the sea. At its tip is Land’s End, the southernmost tip of England. Popular towns to visit include Penzance, St Austell, Newquay, Bodmin, Perranporth and the capital Truro. Tourist attractions include Dartmoor National Park, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pendennis Castle. The coastline of Cornwall is rugged and beautiful and the famous South West Coastal Path is one of the finest walking routes in the World, attracting many thousands of visitors each year.

Find maps of Cornwall here:

March 5, 2018

Visit Buckinghamshire

Visit Buckinghamshire England UK – If you like to visit rural locations you might be interested in a visit to the pretty county of Buckinghamshire, located to the north-west of London. Buckinghamshire is a historic county with wonderful countryside and some amazing places to visit. You might start with historic towns like Aylesbury or Amersham and maybe get some retail therapy at the new city of Milton Keynes which has some outstanding facilities. You could go for long bracing walks on the ever popular Wendover Hills and woods, part of the Chiltern Hills area. One of the most interesting places to visit is Bletchley Park where you can learn about the early story of computing and learn how the famous Enigma machine was developed to decode German messages during World War 2, a process which helped to end the war and secure victory for the Allies. If you like country houses, you should not forget to visit Waddesdon Manor, a stunning house built in the style of a French chateau. You might also like to pop along to Hughendon Manor, country home of former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, or maybe visit the Hellfire Caves nearby in West Wycombe, where meetings of the Hellfire Club took place in the 18th Century. If you are a train fan you could head for Quainton, where you will find the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, a very popular attraction, especially for steam enthusiasts. Buckinghamshire has so many places of interest you will not know where to head next.

Find maps of Buckinghamshire towns and attractions here:

March 1, 2018

Visit Derbyshire

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 1:32 pm

Visit Derbyshire – If you are looking for somewhere different to visit this year you might want to consider the UK county of Derbyshire. Not often though of as the traditional holiday destination, Derbyshire has some wonderful places to visit with the Peak District National Park taking up a large part of the county. Derbyshire also has some attractive towns and cities with Derby itself having some fabulous attractions including Derby Cathedral, Pride Park Stadium, The Quad, Pickford’s House Museum, Derby Silk Mill, Calke Abbey and many more. Trekking in the Peak District is a popular pastime and the county as a whole has many more tourist hot spots such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Peveril Castle. There are a number of National Trust properties so you can visit their website to get the low down on the best places to visit in Derbyshire. If you enjoy camping or have a motorhome, you will find plenty of campsites where you can stay and enjoy the amazing scenery that Derbyshire has to offer.

View maps of all the towns and villages here:

June 19, 2017

Huddersfield West Yorkshire

Filed under: England,History,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:05 am

Huddersfield West Yorkshire: One of the largest “towns” in England, Huddersfield is located within the county of West Yorkshire, formerly known as the West Riding of Yorkshire. Huddersfield has a population of approaching 169,000 meaning it is a very big town by UK standards. Over the centuries Huddersfield has been a mostly industrial town for many years relying on its mills, which produced wool, linen and textiles to be exported all over the UK and in fact all over the world. Today, Huddersfield is still mostly industrial, though its biggest employer is the well known University of Huddersfield. Several famous people have been born in Huddersfield the most notable being former Prime Minister of Britain, Harold Wilson and the famous Hollywood actor James Mason. Huddersfield is situated roughly midway between the cities of Manchester and Leeds and sits just off the M62 motorway, which is the easiest road from which to access it. Places to visit in Huddersfield include the Tolson Museum, the North Light Gallery, the Colne Valley Museum and the Smith Art Gallery.

October 26, 2016

Limousine Hire

Filed under: Events,Services,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 5:03 pm

Limousine Hire – For those special occasions and celebrations there is nothing quite like hiring a limousine to transport you to the venue. Eveyone likes to get a taste of how the other half live and riding in a limo is just one of the ways that you can get to feel that you are one of the priveledged few. Be it a wedding celebration, a party of a school prom night, there are many occasions that might call for the use of a limo. When booking your limo, make sure that you use a reputable company as there are plenty of cowboys out there offering an inferior service, which runs totally against the grain of what you are trying to experience. You want a limo hire service which runs smoothly throughout the entire experience without any hitches or hiccups, and ceratinly no disasters. You can use the link below to find the best limo hire companies in your area.

May 31, 2016

Alicante Golf

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:15 pm

Alicante Golf – If you fancy a holiday in the sun with the possibility of a game of golf at the same time then Spain would be a good destination to consider. An area with a good choice of golf courses is Alicante province or the Costa Blanca as most of you will know it. One excellent course is at La Finca, which is close to the village of Algorfa, while still being handy for the coastline, so the kids can enjoy the beaches while you play a round or two. Even closer to the sea is the Villamartin Golf Course, which is in the Orihuela Costa area, and almost walking distance from numerous fine beaches. This is not just a golf course but also a very popular area for holiday homes, with hundreds of properties available for rent at great prices, making Villamartin a sensible choice for many reasons.  Not to far from Algorfa, you will find the La Marquesa Golf Course, another fine course and popular too. Some would argue that La Marquesa is in the town of Rojales, while others attribute it to Ciudad Quesada, either way its worth a visit.

March 3, 2016

Florida USA

Filed under: Facts,Travel,USA — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:34 am

Florida USA – Ranked only 22nd in the USA according to area, Florida is still larger than England and Wales combined and it enjoys considerably better weather conditions as well, with long hours of sunshine and a healthy climate which has attracted many expats to move there and is especially popular with the older generation. The population of Florida is some 20.2 million, making it the eighth highest in the USA for population density. Florida has over 1,300 miles of coastline making it a popular holiday destination. The largest city is Jacksonville, while the state capital is Tallahassee. The nickname of Florida is “The Sunshine State”.

February 18, 2016


Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 1:23 pm

Wiltshire – A pretty county located in the South-West of England, Wiltshire has a wealth of tourist attractions that make it a must visit place if you are in that part of the UK any time this coming year. The most famous of its attractions is of course Stonehenge, but don’t suppose this is all there is to Wiltshire, because you will find plenty more to astound and amaze in this delightful county. Be sure to visit Salisbury where you will find the fantastic cathedral and a great visitor centre, also have a look at Old Sarum. Don’t miss out on Wiltshire’s other historic towns such as Devizes, Malmesbury or Trowbridge, where you will find lots to see.

September 14, 2015

Castile and Leon Spain

Filed under: Facts,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — needahand @ 4:20 pm

Castile and Leon Spain – Castile and Leon is an autonomous community of Spain, referred to as “historical community” and “culture” in its statute of autonomy. It was formally established in 1979 and acquired its full status in 1983. Its territory is located in the northern part of the plateau of the Iberian Peninsula and is largely corresponds to the Spanish area of the Douro river basin. It consists of 9 provinces: Leon, Avila, Segovia, Burgos, Salamanca, Palencia , Zamora, Valladolid and Soria. It is the largest autonomous region of Spain, with an area of 94,226 square kilometres, and the sixth most populous, with 2,519,875 inhabitants. Right from the start of the federalist debate in Spain in the nineteenth century, during the First Spanish Republic there were projects of autonomy for castellanoleonesa region, including the current regions of Cantabria and La Rioja, this continued during the Second Republic and finally took place after the Spanish Constitution of 1978, but did not include Cantabria and La Rioja.

August 28, 2015

Extremadura Spain

Filed under: Facts,Portugal,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 4:45 pm

Extremadura Spain – Extremadura is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It comprises the two largest provinces of Spain, Caceres and Badajoz. Extremadura is bounded to the north by the provinces of Avila and Salamanca, to the south by Huelva, Cordoba and Seville and to the east by Ciudad Real and Toledo, to the West is Portugal. Its capital is Merida. The total population of Extremadura is around 1,104,000 inhabitants. Its territory is warm in the south and mild, and even cold in the north. It is endowed with great environmental beauty, especially in the north of the community and of a great historical heritage. It also has an important tourism industry, concentrated in the cities of Merida, Plasencia, Caceres, Trujillo, Badajoz, and in regions like the Jerte Valley, the Valle del Ambroz. The highest peak of the region is the Calvitero, located in the northeast of the province. Badajoz is the largest province of Spain, with an area of almost 22,000 sq km.

August 27, 2015

Castilla La Mancha Spain

Filed under: Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 6:06 pm

Castilla La Mancha Spain – Castilla La-Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain, it consists of the 919 municipalities, and is made up of 5 provinces, namely Toledo, Albacete, Guadalajara, Cuenca and Ciudad Real. Its capital is the city of Toledo, the seat of the Regional Government of Castilla La-Mancha. Castilla La-Mancha is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, occupying most of the southern sub-plateau. The community is the third largest autonomy of Spain, with an area of 79,409 square kilometres, accounting for 13.6% of total mainland, and a population of 2,078,611 inhabitants. Albacete province has a population of 400,000, Toledo, 700,000, Cuenca, 210,000, Ciudad Real, 520,000 and Guadalajara, 250,000.

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