Steve's World Blog Information and articles on cities, towns and villages around the world.

November 23, 2010

Bucklebury Berkshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 2:34 pm

A civil parish and small village situated between Reading and Newbury in Berkshire, Bucklebury is the home village of Kate Middleton’s family. Bucklebury has a population of 2,066 and a parish church which dates from the 11th century (St Mary the Virgin). Mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), Bucklebury was one of King Edward the Confessor’s royal manors, before the Norman invasion of Britain. The Berkshire village was originally located right beside the River Pang, an area of woodland and heather close to the village is called Bucklebury Common.

October 13, 2009

Great Yarmouth Norfolk

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:39 pm

For over two centuries one of the United Kingdom’s most popular seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth is situated on the coast of Norfolk in East Anglia about 20 miles from Norwich. Located at the mouth of the River Yare, present day Great Yarmouth lies near the site of a Roman fort, constructed during their invasion of Britain. For hundreds of years a significant fishing town, renowned for its catches of herring, Great Yarmouth developed as a holiday destination during the mid-18th century. Great Yarmouth seafront, known as “The Golden Mile” has 2 piers, the Wellington Pier and the Brittania Pier, both major attractions for the town, the seafront is lined with amusement arcades, restaurants and gift shops and it runs along the resorts fine sandy beaches. Attractions in and around Great Yarmouth include the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Joyland, the Sealife Centre, Karting 2000 and the Marina Leisure and Fitness Centre. Great Yarmouth Map.

September 2, 2009

Clevedon Chard Glastonbury and Burnham on Sea

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 7:37 am

If you are travelling to the county of Somerset in England this year be sure to visit some of its coastal resorts such as Clevedon and Burnham on Sea, and also some of its historic inland towns such as Glastonbury and Chard. Clevedon and Burnham on Sea both have fine sandy beaches and good facilities, they also both have piers but in contrasting ways, with Clevedon having a charismatic Victorian pier and Burnham on Sea, what is said to be the shortest pier in Britain. Head inland for Glastonbury a small town with a long history which you will find very interesting, perhaps visit during the famous music festival when the town becomes alive, also take time to visit Chard which was settled in Saxon times, but rebuilt after a fire in 1577.

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