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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.

Website: http://www.dorset.mapamundo.uk

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: http://www.cornwall.mapamundo.uk

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: http://www.derbyshire.mapamundo.uk/

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.

More info on limo here here: http://www.limowise.uk

February 18, 2016

Wiltshire

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.

August 21, 2015

Stowmarket Suffolk

Filed under: England,Facts,History,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 11:56 am

Stowmarket Suffolk England: Stowmarket is a town of 15,059 inhabitants and is located in the county of Suffolk. This town is on the A14 between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich and on the railway between London and Norwich. It is the largest town in Mid Suffolk, on the banks of the River Gipping which is joined by the River Rat further south. The town takes its name from “Stow” an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “main square”. Stowmarket received a charter to hold a market in 1347 from Edward III of England, which added the “market” suffix to the town’s name. Even today, a bi-weekly market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays. The county of Suffolk has an area of almost 1,500 square miles and a population of 730,000.

February 19, 2014

Local Town Centre Maps

Filed under: England,Scotland,Spain,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:28 pm

To continue with our maps theme, we have recently added some new subdomains to the main website, featuring town centre maps for the UK and various other places such as Spain and the Republic of Ireland. The UK has been split into its relevant countries with maps from England, Wales and Northern Ireland added to the Scotland section  which was done previously. So if maybe you are planning a visit to Swansea in Wales, you can get a city centre map. If you are planning a trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland, you can get a city centre map, and if you are holidaying in Torrevieja, Spain, you can get a map for here as well.

November 14, 2013

Useful Maps of Scotland

Filed under: maps,Scotland,Travel,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:42 pm

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 using the link below:

http://www.scotland.mapamundo.co.uk/

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 11, 2012

Mortehoe North Devon

Mortehoe North Devon – A pretty little North Devon village which is steeped in history, Mortehoe is situated high above the town of Woolacombe and surrounded by protected land owned by the National Trust. Located a little inland from Morte Point (a peninsular notorious for shipwrecks), Mortehoe is a charming place with delightful tea rooms, shops, and friendly pubs. Its church (St Mary) dates from Norman times and it also boasts a Heritage Centre which outlines the rich maritime history of the area. Mortehoe is close to Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Braunton and Barnstaple and is a popular tourist destination for those visiting this rugged coast of Devon.

See a map of Mortehoe village here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/mortehoe-map.html

And view street maps of Devon here: http://www.streetmapz.co.uk/devon.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

April 5, 2012

Northallerton North Yorkshire

Northallerton North Yorkshire РNorthallerton is a market town and civil parish of England in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire . It is in the Mowbray Valley and its population amounts to about 16,000 people. It was formerly the capital of the North Riding of Yorkshire, and since 1974 it has become part of North Yorkshire. The region has been inhabited since Roman times, but the town has gained importance only since the 11th  century when William II of England gave the land to the Bishop of Durham. Under the authority of the bishop, Northallerton became a major religious centre. It is also located in the heart of the conflict between the kingdoms of England and Scotland, notably at the Battle of the Standard, in 1138, during which 12,000 men were killed. More recently trade and transport have taken on new importance in the town. Its location on the main road between Scotland and London makes an important stop for buses that travel the route. Northallerton is quite close to the North Yorks Moors and is a good base for touring this popular area, it is roughly midway between Darlington and Thirsk (location of the famous racecourse) and is about thirty two miles from York.

See a Northallerton, Yorkshire map here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/northallerton-map.html

Find more UK maps here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk

March 30, 2012

Kendal Cumbria

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 11:21 am

Kendal Cumbria – Kendal is an old town and civil parish in the area of Westmorland, in the southern county of Cumbria, in England. It stands on the banks of the River Kent which partly takes its name (Dale Kent means Kent river valley). Concerning the name, others say it has a Celtic source whose meaning would be “bright valley.” Today, Kendal is concerned mainly as a centre of tourism and as the hometown of Kendal mint cake (mint cake). The buildings in Kendal are constructed mostly from the gray limestone of the region, have given the nickname “the Auld Grey Town”. With a population of 27,521 inhabitants in 2001, Kendal was voted the best place to live in England after an eight-year long study undertaken by the University of Strathclyde.

View a Cumbria road map here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/cumbria-map.html

March 29, 2012

Portinscale Lake District Cumbria

Portinscale Lake District Cumbria – A farming village located near to Keswick in Cumbria, Portinscale in the northern region of the Lake District between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. Portinscale has a long history and was settled way back in prehistoric times. The area is popular with hikers and water sports enthusiasts with windsurfing and sailing top of the agenda for many visitors. The village has the basic facilities with pub, tearoom and village shop. Keswick can be reached on foot from Portinscale, most pleasantly via the footpath which crosses the River Greta. A pretty Cumbria village, Portinscale should certainly be on your list of places to visit or stay in the Lake District.

See a road map of Portinscale, Cumbria here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/portinscale-map.html

March 22, 2012

Ipswich Suffolk

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 1:02 pm

Ipswich Suffolk – Ipswich is a city of 128,000 inhabitants. Ipswich is the administrative capital of the region of Suffolk in England, United Kingdom. The city is located in the east of the country a hundred miles from London. The centre of Ipswich provides a wide choice of boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants. The town offers a vibrant mix of heritage. The city has preserved traces of ancient origin: 650 houses and 12 medieval churches are classified. The beautiful parks of Ipswich are an important part of the legacies of the city and very popular when the weather is fine. Residents and visitors can access over 500 hectares of green space. Its location on the estuary of the River Orwell, about fifteen miles from the Port of Felixstowe gives it a dual purpose of river port and sailing centre. The city has a very diversified economy. The Orwell River that flows through the city is a real asset for aesthetics and tourism. Ipswich is a student town. Near the town are the coasts of Suffolk, impressive heritage of the region and the natural beauty of the forests of Thetford and Rendlesham. The nearest towns are Felixstowe, in the same area of Suffolk, and Harwich and Colchester in Essex.

Get a street map of Ipswich here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/ipswich-map.html

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