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Bamburgh Castle – The King of Castles

And it truly is! Perched atop a rocky outcrop at the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bamburgh Castle reigns supreme over the surrounding landscape and seascape. With outstanding views landward to the Cheviot Hills and seaward to the Farne Islands and Lindisfarne it offers a feast for the eyes to behold. As for Englishness, there’s been something here from the time of the Anglo-Saxons, it was from here that Christianity spread throughout the North of England, it’s because of here that Lindisfarne is now known as the Holy Island.
http://www.bamburghcastle.com/

BRITISH NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS & COUNTRY FESTIVAL

Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset – 14th & 15th October 2017   This amazing event moves around  the country and offers a rare glimpse of how farming has changed with heavy horses, giant steam engines and vintage tractors, all alongside the latest agricultural machinery.   With trade stands, shopping, country crafts and tractor & trailer rides, it’s a great family day out!
http://www.ploughmen.co.uk/

East Ballabane Farmhouse

East Ballabane Farmhouse and The Milking Parlour offer the opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting close to the picturesque village of Bride, close to the northern shores, perfect for nature, bird watching, walking, and sea fishing. All three cottages now have free wifi. The skies are clear for stargazing too! This area has been awarded the Dark Skies Discovery Initiative highest rating of 'Two Stars'. This status is only awarded to those dark sky sites from where the Milky Way can be clearly seen - cloud permitting, naturally!
http://www.isleofmanholidaycottages.com/

Insight Activities Snake & Wildlife Walks

The New Forest is a stronghold for a wide variety of wildlife, including Britain’s six native reptile species, all of which are protected by law. These elusive creatures are a rare and seldom seen component of the New Forest’s rich wild fauna and, as a result, are little understood and even feared by many. With a fully licensed and experienced ecologist as your personal guide, you can explore the world of these fascinating reptiles, learning about their life here in the New Forest whilst helping to collect data which will contribute to their continued protection.
http://insightactivities.co.uk/nature-walks/

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

  Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, visitors to Sudeley Castle & Gardens can expect to have a fantastic day out.   Take a stroll through our 10 award-winning gardens, explore the castle rooms, and discover the Royal Sudeley 1,000 exhibition. Sudeley Castle is also home to the tomb of Tudor Queen Katherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII, which is located in St Mary’s Church.
https://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral is small, but full of historical interest. Originally Saxon, it was rebuilt by the Normans, suffered damage in the Civil War and was rebuilt again by the Victorians. Treasures include a medieval shrine to St Thomas Cantilupe and the Traherne windows by Thomas Denny. A new Ascension window and sculpture by John Maine RA, commemorating the Special Air Service Regiment, was unveiled this year. The library building houses the unique Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. Hereford’s Magna Carta of 1017 will be on show from 10 July, with a related programme of talks and events.

Celtic & Co.

Founded 26 years ago Celtic & Co. are a Cornwall based fashion boutique specialising in sustainable, natural and ethical clothing. Inspired by the Cornish coastline our sumptuous knitwear and statement outerwear are the perfect way to keep you feeling cosy and stylish while out and about. We source all of our products as geographically close to home as possible and hand make our own range of sheepskin boots and slippers in our Newquay workshop. Explore our range on our website or get in touch to request a catalogue.
https://www.celticandco.com/

Gardens at Miserden

This lovely, timeless garden, with spectacular views over both deer park and rolling Cotswold hills beyond, was created in 17th Century and still retains a wonderful sense of peace and gentleness. The garden comprises 3.5 ha and is open to the public 6 days a week, Tuesdays– Sundays,  and boasts extensive double borders  arranged in individual colour sections  and provides interest from spring to autumn. To the west of the house, a rill with fountain and an octagonal stone summerhouse were landscaped to commemorate the Millennium. Miserden is a quintessential Cotswold Village
http://www.misardenpark.co.uk/

Arthur Swallow Fairs

Antiques & Home Show - Lincolnshire Showground April 4th - 5th / May 30th - 31st / August 15th - 16th / October 10th - 11th / November 28th - 29th Decorative Home & Salvage Show May 13th - 15th Ripley Castle / June 10th - 12th Cheshire Showground / July 15th - 17th Loseley Park / August 5th - 7th Cheshire Showground / September 9th - 11th Donington Antiques Market April 18th / May 9th / June 27th / July 25th / September 19th / October 24th Lincoln Sunday Antiques Market April 17th / May 22nd / October 2nd / November 13th / December 4th
http://www.asfairs.com/

Visit Swansea Bay

Your Swansea Bay Adventure Starts Here… Swansea Bay is the ultimate adventure location. What’s your adventure? Food- How about cockles from Swansea Market or sweet saltmarsh lamb in front of a roaring pub fire? Soon it will be picnics on the beach and dishes of delicious local ice-cream. Family- Rekindle life’s adventure with your kids and get back in touch with your inner child. Try surfing (indoors and out!), pony-trekking, or just build sandcastles and run in the surf. Watersports- Serious surfer or bodyboard beginner, we’ve got waves in all the right places.
http://www.visitswanseabay.com/

Bamburgh Castle

Domineering the Northumberland coastline is the King of Castles, Bamburgh, a truly stunning coastal fortress rising from the heart of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. With a presence here for hundreds of years the castle has witnessed and played it’s part in a significant number of historical events. Now open to the public throughout the year visitors can explore fourteen state rooms and discover over 3000 items of furniture, porcelain, fine artworks, porcelain, china, arms and armour.
http://www.bamburghcastle.com/

Abbeydale Direct

With an outstanding range of products and choice, shop with Abbeydale Direct for wellingtons & protective workwear, garden planters & arbours or even disposable gloves. Abbeydale Direct has been at the heart of agriculture and country supplies for over 20 years, to find out more visit their website or speak to a member of their friendly team.
https://www.abbeydaledirect.co.uk

St Anthony in Roseland Cottages

St Anthony in Roseland, Cornwall Lost and happily lost, dreaming beside the sea in an area of outstanding natural beauty and heritage coastline. Surrounded by sea and private and National Trust farmland, our 4 listed cottages sleep 2 and up to 6/9. From your door are beautiful walks, beaches, coves and tidal creeks to explore, and within easy reach are some famous Cornish gardens. At the end of the day curl up with a book in front of a log fire, or sit with a drink on a sunny terrace and hear birds singing, uninterrupted by the sound of traffic. Heaven... All cottages have a log fire.
http://www.roselandcottages.co.uk/

Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages

One of the leading providers of self-catering cottages in Kent & Sussex, offering nearly 300 properties the majority of which are Visit England approved. Established for over 25 years, we have built up a reputation for providing quality assured accommodation to holiday makers looking for short breaks, family holidays or longer lets over the winter months. Our properties span the whole of this picturesque region from the iconic white cliffs of the coast to the unspoilt and wooded countryside.

https://www.kentandsussexcottages.co.uk/

Cairngorm Lodges

Cairngorm Lodges are just 5 luxury eco-forest lodges where guests can choose to stay in a lodge overlooking a beautiful loch or in one deep in the Scots pine forest. Dogs are most welcome and with forest walks starting right at the lodge door there is absolute freedom to enjoy a Scottish Highland Estate . The well equipped lodges sleep 4 and guests enjoy the comfort of organic fair trade bed linen and towels as well as eco-friendly products throughout. All lodges have wood burning stoves and guests are provided with an abundance of firewood from the estates own forests.
http://www.cairngormlodges.com/

Lower Trengale Holiday Cottages

Quality converted Barns, situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor set in the most scenic countryside. Our cottages offer a mix of old charm and sophistication. Family and dog friendly. Our four traditional self-catering Cottages are nestled between Bodmin Moor and Jamaica Inn. Ideally situated for walking, trekking and beaches offering superb accommodation within easy reach of the A30 and A38 and all the main Cornwall attractions in a central Cornwall location. Lower Trengale is an ideal base for a family holiday with an outdoor play area and indoor games room with pool and table tennis tables.
http://www.trengale.co.uk/index.php

Encounter Cornwall Kayak Tours

Cornwall Tourism Award winner Encounter Cornwall has been running guided kayak trips & hire since 2006 from our quiet, safe and sheltered village base in Golant at the heart of the Fowey Estuary.  Our trips are an ideal introduction to Fowey’s sheltered tidal waters, and are suitable for both families and those new to kayaking. We also hire to experienced paddlers.
http://www.encountercornwall.com/

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Character stone cottages set in a secluded wooded valley on a 13 acre smallholding with woodland walks and abundant wildlife. All cottages have picnic and barbecue areas, broadband access, and cosy woodburners. Ideally situated in an idyllic and peaceful location with stream, play area and resident farm animals. Just 5 miles from Cardigan, and picturesque sandy beaches.
http://www.troedyrhiw.com/

Anglesey Agricultural Society

The Anglesey Agricultural Society are the proud owners of the Anglesey Showground, a 160-acre site. The showground is a superb site ideally situated in the centre of Anglesey, with easy access from the main road and the nearby seaport of Holyhead. The Anglesey Agricultural Society first began hosting annual shows in 1872. Over the years, the show has developed, adapted and grown to fit the changes in society.  Today they run the main summer show as a two-day event every August.
https://www.angleseyshow.org.uk/

Michelham Priory

Visit England’s longest medieval water filled moat. Explore 800 years of history at Michelham Priory: from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries into its later life as a country house. This picturesque island offers a great day out for the family.
https://sussexpast.co.uk/

Glangrwyney Court

Set in its own quiet grounds Glangrwyney Court is a Grade II Listed Country House Estate nestling amongst the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. At the heart of the estate proudly stands the impressive Georgian Mansion which offers Guests luxury 5 star Bed and Breakfast accommodation between eight individually and beautifully designed bedrooms. Also occupying the land and amid the estate are four former farm buildings now also converted into luxury self catering holiday cottages. The estate also possess 4 acres of inspirational gardens and 33 acres of parkland to explore and enjoy!
http://www.glancourt.co.uk/

Gypsy Wood Park

There aren’t many places where you can combine the magic of fairies with the charm of animals and the rugged wilderness of 20 acres of beautiful natural woodland but here at Gypsy Wood Park, that’s just what we do, which is why we are one of Wales’ best kept secrets. Gypsy Wood Park is a unique North Wales attraction that all the family will love. There are loads of things to see and do at our outdoor park in the foothills of Snowdonia in North Wales, and we’re a must-see attraction for all animal, nature, outdoor, train and fairy lovers.
http://www.gypsywood.co.uk/

Gloucester Cathedral

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in the country. Come and explore 1,000 years of history and architecture in this glorious, sacred space. The beautiful fan-vaulted cloisters and the spectacular Great East Window are national treasures along with the tomb of King Edward II and the gloriously restored Lady Chapel.
http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/