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St Austell Holy Trinity Church
St Austell Holy Trinity Church © Visit Cornwall

St Austell – A stone’s throw from the Cornish Riviera

Referred to as the Cornish Riviera, St Austell is an old market town not far from the beautiful South Cornish coast line. It is the largest town in Cornwall and overlooked by the white peaks of the China Clay industry. Holy Trinity (above) is an ancient Grade I Listed church and is unusual as parts date back to […]

Southwold harbour by RonPorter on Pixabay

Visit Southwold in Suffolk to see some of the finest flint flushwork in England and sample a pint or two of Adnams

Southwold near Aldeburgh in Suffolk has always had a strong connection with seafaring and shipbuilding. As long ago as 1512 the town sent six shipwrights to help build Henri Grace a Dieu for Henry VIII. The town saw action during the C17th Anglo Dutch wars. In the third Dutch War the town was the headquarters […]

The Barn on The Green © Randall 18

Southwick on the road from Brighton to Shoreham has lovely historic features and links to its farming past.

Until the mid C19th Southwick was a farming and fishing village. There were a few cottages and a tithe barn on the west of The Green. A notable Roman Villa sat to the east of Southwick Street (a Scheduled Ancient Monument), and finds are on show in the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre. Manor Cottage dates […]

Portsmouth by 921563 on Pixabay
Portsmouth by 921563 on Pixabay

The city of Portsmouth, with its historic dockyard, proud home of HMS Victory, is a vibrant and popular destination which blends the old and the new.

At the entrance to the Harbour, The Point and the Camber, visitor to Portsmouth will find some of the oldest, and many listed, buildings. In 1180 a wealthy merchant founded a chapel. In time it became the Parish church for the settlement which grew around the Point and Camber, Portmouth. Richard I granted the town […]

Greenwich Park by Primrose on Pixabay
Greenwich Park by Primrose on Pixabay

On the banks of the Thames, Greenwich, home of the Cutty Sark, is one of London’s maritime landmarks. Steeped in the nation’s history, it is a World Heritage site, and home to the National Maritime Museum

The early town grew around the Royal Palace which Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and brother of Henry V, built in 1427. A grand palace, it had battlements and a moat, and became a favourite of the Tudors. Greenwich Park was the ‘garden’ of the Royal Palace. It was the playground and hunting ground for the […]

© Welcome to Yorkshire - Whitby Harbour
© Welcome to Yorkshire – Whitby Harbour

Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, a stunning sight with atmospheric Abbey ruins looking out to sea

Whitby is an ancient sea port on the Yorkshire Coast. It is rich in history, which includes fishing, and the jet industry. Today it’s still the best place in the world to find the gleaming black stone. In addition, Captain Cook was born nearby, and his famous ship the Endeavour was Whitby-built. The town was […]

Seafront © Seaford Town Council
Seafront © Seaford Town Counci

Visit Seaford in East Sussex and enjoy the stunning, world-famous view of the Seven Sisters and the Coastguard Cottages

Just three of the reasons that this East Sussex coastal town is unique and attractive to visitors are: The world-famous view of the Seven Sisters and the Coastguard Cottages can only be seen from Seaford Head Nature Reserve. The seafront is unspoilt with free parking. A wide promenade runs the length of the sweeping bay […]

Great Yarmouth seafront showing miles of sandy beach © Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Great Yarmouth seafront © Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth a beach resort with a tradition that goes right back to the C18th

Great Yarmouth is one of the UK’s top seaside resorts with stunning beaches and a newly revived seafront. It has a fascinating maritime past with a wide range of period architecture. As the beautiful countryside around includes the famous Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth is hard to beat as a holiday base. Its coastal location, almost […]

View of the harbour at Fowey © Paul Watts and Visit Cornwall
Fowey © Paul Watts and Visit Cornwall.

The beautiful harbour town of Fowey sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, looking out to the Atlantic Ocean

Fowey is pronounced Foy; it rhymes with ahoy and buoy. This area is part of the country’s early naval history. St Catherine’s Point is a rocky headland at the entrance to the River Fowey estuary. It’s also a popular heritage site on the South West Coastal Path. Due to its strategic position, the site has […]