Lying in the southeast of London, Greenwich provides a wonderful diversity of attractions to wile away your time on a sunny afternoon. Increasingly, more and more locals and tourists make their way here to pick up a bargain at the markets. However, the real attraction lies along the river with the Baroque, former Royal Naval College and adjacent famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark...Read more
Situated in the east corner of Fife between Crail and Pittenweem, Anstruther, known locally as Ainster, is a picturesque port. Anstruther's harbour once thrived on the herring trade but nowadays its berths are mostly occupied by pleasure vessels. The village is a beguiling place to explore with its cobbled streets, narrow wynds, white washed cottages, crow stepped gables and red pantiled roofs...Read more
Its gorgeous blue flag beach is a populated with families and bathers but the vast expanse of sand ensures that you are never cramped for space. While kids spend their time hunting for crabs, Barmouth is also a popular sailing spot. The annual Three Peaks Race takes off from Barmouth in late June every year. This highly competitive competition is an amateur event which...Read more
Kirriemuir is best known as the birthplace of "Peter Pan", a heritage proudly commemorated with the Peter Pan fountain in the centre of Kirriemuir. It was here that J.M. Barrie, the son of a weaver grew up in a simple cottage. From as young as 7, Barrie used the washroom opposite the Kirriemuir house to put on plays and charged his friends coins and marbles for the privilege of watching them...Read more
"The stag at eve had drunk his fill,
Where danced the moon on Monan's rill."
Sir Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake about St Monans
"And where are they? I pray you tell."
She answered, "Seven are we;
And two of us at Conway (Conwy) dwell,
And two are gone to sea."
William Wordsworth, We Are Seven (1798) about Conwy
"All travellers come to it, for it is beyond compare...no parallel this side of the Alps"
The King's England (1941) about Roman Baths
"Torquay...is pretty...but...like all other easily accessible sea-places, it is sadly spoilt by wealth and fashion, which leave no secluded walks and tattoo all the hills with ugly patterns of roads an"
George Eliot, Letter to Miss Sara Hennell, 1846 about Torquay
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