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
"Side by side, their faces blurred,
The earl and countess lie in stone,
Their proper habits vaguely shown
As jointed armour, stiffened pleat,
And that faint hint of the absurd."
Philip Larkin, An Arundel Tomb about Arundel
"In prisons, which are really meant to be a terror to evil doers, there must be a great deal of solitude; coarse food; a dress of shame; hard incessant, irksome eternal labour; a planned and regulated"
Victorian Reformer, Sydney Smith 1821 about Stirling Old Town Jail
"Rome was built on seven hills but Dufftown's built on seven stills."
Dufftown Rhyme about Dufftown
"We conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is."
Rudyard Kipling about Hastings
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