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

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:

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:

And view street maps of Devon here:

November 25, 2010

Ambleside Lake District Cumbria

Located in a sheltered position beside Wansfell Pike (1,587 feet) in Cumbria, Ambleside is just one mile from Lake Windermere, and provides a perfect base for touring this area of great natural beauty. Walkers, climbers, anglers and nature lovers alike, all flock to Ambleside for their respective ‘fixes’, and you can find out what the town and area has to offer, by heading for the Bridge House tourist information office, which is run by the National Trust. When the weather is fine and to get a real appreciation of Lake Windermere itself, take a boat trip around the lake, or get the steamer to Bowness-on-Windermere, and don’t forget your camera.

October 26, 2010

Felbrigg Hall Norfolk

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:37 am

Situated about 3 miles inland from Cromer you will find the National Trust run Felbrigg Hall, a 17th century Jacobean House with some attractive gardens and a park. Former home of the Windham family, it passed to the Ketton-Cremer family in the early 20th century and finally to the National Trust. Inside the house look for the Gothic style library and the Georgian Drawing Room, outside you will find beautiful gardens, woodland and a lake. Felbrigg Hall house is open to the public from April to November, the gardens late February to early January, and the estate walks are open all year round.

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