Londonderry is a centre of culture and creativity, and is now as famous for its confident modern outlook as it is for the timeless quality of its craic.
Meander through the bustling streets of the only completely Walled City in the British Isles and listen to the echoes of 1450 years of history. Stroll along its 17th century walls, and marvel at the the ever-changing skyline of a city which is constant only in the warmth of its welcome. Here you can expect many a smile of greeting from people who are noted worldwide for their friendly hospitality.
Gateway to Ireland’s Northwest, the city is pulsing with life, resonant with centuries of heritage and passion, yet fresh as an Atlantic breeze.
This is a joyful regional centre filled with celebration and inspiration, as manifested in the number and quality of their festivals and special events throughout the year. Energetic, outward looking and high-spirited, this is truly a city for all seasons.
Christchurch’s unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour makes it the perfect destination to relax and unwind in, to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful coast and countryside and to discover the historic treasures within this ancient borough.
With fascinating heritage, interesting shopping and markets, numerous attractions and a wealth of waterbased activities, there is bound to be something to interest you whatever the time of year.
The borough of Christchurch extends from Hurn in the west to Highcliffe in the east and includes: an award winning floral village with a good range of accommodation, shops, pubs and restaurants, unspoilt beaches and the magnificent Highcliffe Castle.
Polruan Cottages is a select group of individually-owned homes, most of which overlook the beautiful Fowey harbour. They range from the small, one-bedroomed cottage for two people to the spacious property which will accommodate up to nine quite comfortably, each with its own essential character.
Polruan is an ancient nautical village on the south-eastern shore of Fowey Harbour – mid-way along the south Cornish coast between Falmouth and Plymouth. It is often spoken of as a ‘fishing village’, and indeed there are a few professional fisherman left, but an equally important role throughout its long history has been played, as it is still played today, by boatbuilding and other activities connected with the busy and beautiful harbour on which the community lies.
Today, Polruan is unsurpassed as a place for a peaceful self-catering holiday in Cornwall. For those who are after, first and foremost, somewhere to sail or otherwise ‘mess about in boats’, Fowey has become one of the West Country’s major sailing centres, with two active clubs (the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club) and the Harbour Master, himself a keen small-boat sailor, is anxious to welcome yachtsmen and provide the facilities they need, at reasonable cost. There are good facilities too, for sea-fishing and other water-sports.
Whatever your needs, their aim is that you enjoy your holiday, and they will give any information and assistance they can. Many of their visitors return each year from far afield.
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Welcome to Discover Scotland
Quality Scottish Self Catering Holiday Cottages located throughout Scotland. Whether you are looking for Coast or country cottages in the south and borders, West Coast or Highlands they have something to suit all and allow you to Discover Scotland’s heritage, superb scenery or adventurous outdoors for yourself.
Scotland has for centuries been a wonderful place to visit and explore – for its superb heritage and varied scenery, the sense of freedom whether visiting city or country, the ability to relax where ever you are and the internationally renowned warm welcome extended to all visitors.
Whether you are looking for an active holiday or just want to laze on a golden beach, enjoy the majestic mountain scenery with the chance of seeing Golden Eagles, enjoy the islands and lochs the choice will be yours to take. Don’t forget that as this is Scotland, there are golf courses everywhere, fishing is available on loch, river and sea and, for the cyclist and walker, all in all Scotland is unsurpassed.
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Parkdean have saved you the perfect spot in Scotland!
In fact they’ve chosen only the very best spots for each of their six award winning holiday parks in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, Perthshire, glorious Dumfries and Galloway, and along the stunning Clyde and Ayrshire coastlines.
So every morning you can wake up to magnificent mountains with woodland trails, golden beaches and quaint seaside resorts or rolling countryside peppered with ancient castles. In short, everything you need to enjoy your perfect holiday.
Golfing… cycling… sandcastles… real castles… what will you do?
The answer is ‘anything you choose’! Whichever one of their parks you visit you’ll always find plenty to keep you entertained – whether you’re sliding down the flume at the 25 metre pool in Southerness, or jumping over the waves on beautiful Embo beach at Grannies’ Heilan’ Hame. Choose a leafy park like Tummel Valley or Wemyss Bay and lose yourself in nature trails, a round of golf, and adventure play. Or how about dolphin spotting at pretty Nairn Lochloy or shooting some basketball hoops at Sundrum Castle? With kids’ clubs, sporting fun and fabulous evening entertainment, you can join in as much or as little as you like. But having a brilliant time is compulsory!
Come and stay… Parkdean have saved you the perfect pitch!
In fact they’ve chosen only the very best spots for each of their six award winning touring and camping holiday parks across stunning South West England. Bring your tent, tourer or motorhome and explore them all at your leisure, waking up every morning to beautiful beaches with rolling surf or glorious open countryside. And with fantastic facilities on park – from swimming pools, playgrounds and restaurants to fun family entertainment venues – there’s everything you need to enjoy your perfect family holiday.
Touring and camping made easy!
At Parkdean the grass is always greener for holidaymakers who love the great outdoors. Visit any one of their touring and camping friendly holiday parks and you’ll find an excellent choice of pitches starting from just £7 a night. Set in their own peaceful area of the park… they’re never more than a stroll away from the main holiday complex.
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The Highlands are the perfect place to explore dramatic mountains and beautiful glens, romantic islands and stunning stretches of coastline or to follow the Malt Whisky Trail. Spot rare wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park, be awed at the breathtaking Glen Coe, romanced by the Isle of Skye, and entranced by the exciting capital of the north, Inverness.
||The Outer Hebrides
From Lewis to Barra and beyond, the Outer Hebrides is full of beauty and brimming with possibilities to capture the imagination and discover ancient history. Witness the incredible wildlife of the islands and seek out amazing archaeological treasures such as the Calanais Standing Stones.
||Dumfries & Galloway
Savour the tranquillity and feel the exhilaration of Dumfries & Galloway, where the hills, forest parks and quiet country roads provide the ideal setting for exploring by foot, bike or car. Delve into its rich history and visit the plentiful museums and visitor centres which detail the varied inventors, poets, pioneers and artists inspired by the landscape.
Big Tree Country – home to the world’s highest hedge, Europe’s oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood and many more fascinating champion trees. Perthshire is one of Europe’s finest Adventure playgrounds boasting traditional activities such as walking, cycling and angling to sphereing down a hillside.
Absorb the buzz and nightlife of the city of Aberdeen. Within the sparkling Granite City, be mesmerised by Aberdeen’s grand granite architecture in the form of St Machar’s Cathedral and enjoy award-winning parks and gardens, such as Duthie Park, Union Terrace Gardens and the wonderful Winter Gardens.
Though just a short ferry ride from the northern tip of Scotland, once you reach Orkney you descend into an entirely different world of unspoilt, sparkling white beaches, fascinating archaeological sights and inspiring modern art galleries. With the sea never far away, experience a wealth of water and beach activities.
||The Scottish Borders
Steeped in history and romance, the unspoilt beauty of the Scottish Borders takes your breath away. A wealth of historical attractions, museums and exhibitions bring the colourful past of the Borders to life. With an abundant natural larder, countless outdoor pursuits to enjoy and a thriving local culture, the Scottish Borders will captivate you immediately.
||Ayrshire & Arran
Ayrshire & Arran is immersed in over 3,000 years of history from the standing stones of the Bronze Age to medieval Viking battles, the majestic splendour of some of the UK’s best-preserved castles and, of course, the birthplace of Robert Burns and The Open Championship.
||Kingdom of Fife
Glorious, sandy, award winning beaches, exciting events and a rich royal heritage await in the Kingdom of Fife, where you can explore an ancient capital of Scotland, magnificent castles and gardens, spend hours enjoying fine local food and drink, and play one of the area’s many golf courses in the region known as the Home of Golf.
Embrace the beauty of the countryside of Angus and explore the stunning Angus Glens. Enjoy the tranquility of the Glens and discover the coastal jewels of Arbroath and the Royal Burgh of Montrose along the way. Discover the history and heritage of Angus from the ancient Picts to the stunningly beautiful Arbroath Abbey.
From Tomintoul and the spectacular Cairngorms in the south, to the beautiful beaches and sparkling waters of the Moray Firth in the north, with two of Scotland’s’ greatest salmon rivers, the Spey and the Findhorn, flowing from mountain to sea, Moray is able to boast some of the loveliest scenery in Scotland.
Welcome to ‘Castle Country’ where you will be spoiled for choice with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. Take in the epic north east coastline and dramatic scenery of Aberdeenshire as you experience 17 of the best sites along Scotland’s only Castle Trail. And keep your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphin along Scotland’s Dolphin Coast in Banffshire.