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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.

April 19, 2011

Andover Hampshire Early History

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 4:35 pm

A sizeable town in the north-west of Hampshire, Andover has a population of 52,000, and it stands on the banks of the River Anton roughly equidistant from the city of Winchester and the town of Basingstoke. Like most English towns it dates from Anglo-Saxon times and was recorded in Saxon annals as a royal hunting lodge belonging to King Edred (this was in the tenth century), and even saw the holiding of a Saxon ‘Parliament’. Later also recorded in the Domesday Book, Andover even at this early time had six watermills. Plodding along as a little market town it became quite significant for producing wool, which was the main source of income for the town. At this time Andover had a church, a priory, a hostel and a lepers hostel, the priory being eventually closed by Henry VIII. Much later in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is developed into an important stagecoach stopping off point being on the route between London and Exeter (via Salisbury).

July 23, 2010

Alabare House Salisbury Wiltshire

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:57 am

For your next visit to Salisbury in southern Wiltshire, you might like to try out the Alabare House guest house, situated just off the Salisbury ring road in this ever popular destination. Within a short stroll of the famous Salisbury Cathedral, the Alabare House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in pleasant comfortable surroundings. After a day touring the city of Salisbury you can relax in the cosy guest lounge and catch up on the latest TV programmes. If the weather is fine, you could head out and visit Stonehenge or one of the many other great tourist attractions to be found in and around Salisbury. Bed and breakfast is available in the Alabare House from around 53 euros per night. Wiltshire Map.


July 21, 2010

The Marriott Hotel Swindon Wiltshire

Filed under: England,hotels,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:11 pm
Marriott Hotel Swindon Wiltshire

Marriott Hotel Swindon Wiltshire

For your accommodation in the Wiltshire town of Swindon, you would be well advised to consider the Marriott Hotel, one of the best in the area. Located in a peaceful wooded area in Swindon’s old town, the Marriott Hotel is ideal for both leisure and business visitors, and has some 156 superb rooms on offer. Perfect for visiting the northern parts of Wiltshire the Marriott is easily accessed by road and is also close to rail and bus links so getting to the hotel should not be a problem. You could also use it as a base for touring the entire are and with such fine attractions as the city of Salisbury, Stonehenge and much much more, you might need to stay for several nights. If you visit during the summer time when the weather is at its best, you should have a very enjoyable trip and certainly one to remember. The Marriott Hotel offers swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi, tennis, gymnasium, sauna, business centre and internet access, rooms are offered from just 58 euros per night. Wiltshire Map.

June 16, 2010

Weymouth Dorset

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 1:26 pm
Weymouth Harbour Dorset

Weymouth Harbour Dorset

At one time the only safe harbour on this stretch of the Dorset coast, Weymouth later became a fashionable seaside resort, and was very popular during the late 18th century, right through Victorian times to the present day. Still a desirable area for summer holidays, Weymouth is also a busy port for ferries to the Channel Islands and St Malo in France. The town is fairly large with a population of over 50,000, and along with the rest of Dorset, it enjoys a decent climate with milder temperatures than much of the UK. Weymouth can be accessed by way of the A354 from Salisbury, via Blandford Forum and Dorchester. Weymouth Map.

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