Devon’s ‘jewel in crown’ – The English Riviera

If you are looking to experience some of the most picturesque English countryside, which includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on England’s southern coast, then make sure you add the English Riviera to your holiday touring to-do-list.

View of Torquay seafront, the English Riviera

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Today with the cost of flights climbing and the cost of the Euro currency rising, then mainland Europe often out of reach for many people and their families who live in the UK. So you really have to ask yourself why go off to Europe when you can enjoy one of England’s top traditional holiday destinations right here at home.

The English Riviera, which consists of the three main coastal towns of Paington, Brixham and Torquay. Each of these famous seaside towns in their own right has much to offer visitors who venture down onto the south coast; collectively they make for a beautiful holiday destination, which offers a wealth of superb coves and sandy beaches to explore, thus making this a wonderful area as place to base you and your family while on holiday.

This area’s appeal is different for many people who visit this area, whether it is the panoramic sea vistas on offer, or paying a visit to Agatha Christie’s former local home of ‘Greenway’, or simply to visit some of many historical and scenic sight’s just waiting to be discovered by anyone frequenting this part of the British Isles. Continue reading

Must see places to visit in Cornwall

The English county of Cornwall has to be one of the most well-known and popularised holiday destinations in the United Kingdom. Cornwall is steeped in history, has a wealth of local holiday resorts, attractions, picturesque coastal villages and towns on offer for visitors alike, with some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found anywhere in the British Isles.

Land's End coastline, Cornwall

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The Atlantic Ocean flanks the Cornish peninsula and its coastline, as it is England’s most westernmost county. It is also unique as a county, as it has one of the most visited places in the country as one its star attractions, Land’s End.

Here we look at a guide to a few of Cornwall’s other well loved coastal locations and popular places to for visitors to frequent or add to your next holiday itinerary.

St. Ives

The village of St. Ives is probably one of the most visited seaside towns in Cornwall, as it’s been ever popular with visitors alike over the decades and especially artist’s, as this part of the coastline offers unique light and plenty of scenic subject matter.

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