The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England. It’s known for its beaches and seafront promenades, such as sandy Shanklin beach and south-facing Ventnor beach, which is dotted with vintage beach huts. Dinosaur remains and fossils can be seen in areas like Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach. On the island’s western point, the Needles are 3 huge, white chalk rocks, guarded by a 19th-century lighthouse
Perth is a beautiful and historic city on the banks of the River Tay. As Scotland’s newest city, Perth offers visitors fantastic live music, exciting events, dozens of independent shops and many award-winning eateries.
Perth is ideally placed to access the outdoors, as it’s surrounded by hills and mountains that are popular with walkers, mountain-bikers and photographers.
Nestled between two sprawling public parks, the elegant Georgian townhouses, cobbled streets and medieval spires, Perth boasts an array of outstanding monuments, art galleries and museums you can explore, as well as being able to take in the historic atmosphere by wandering the streets and nearby trails.
With bustling weekend markets and stylish shopping centres, a holiday in Perth is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique shopping experience.
As well as being East Anglia’s premier beach resort, Great Yarmouth also has a fabulous maritime heritage and a port famous for once being the hub of the herring industry.
Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile is a paradise for people who enjoy seaside entertainment at its best. Indoor and outdoor entertainment venues line the promenade and there are rides and attractions for all ages along the seafront.
You can play adventure golf, ride on giant snails, enjoy freshly-cooked doughnuts, fish and chips or an ice cream and then head off for a ride on a scream-inducing rollercoaster, or take in a superb show or go racing.
The town’s Helicopter Museum is the largest in Europe and home to over 100 display helicopters, an unmissable attraction come rain or shine. The Winter Gardens, the Playhouse and the Blakehay Theatre, offer a variety of entertainment for all ages ranging from opera and ballet to comedy and music.
There’s plenty of choice for those looking to dine out with the town’s superb selection of restaurants, cafés and bars.
You can’t get much more of a ‘traditional British seaside’ resort than the vibrant and cheerful town of Torquay. Set at the very heart of the English Riviera on the south Devon coast, Torquay is famous for its sandy beaches, family attractions and genteel Victorian appearance. Made famous by the legendary comedy series Fawlty Towers, Torbay is distinctly Mediterranean and is a family favourite with plenty of attractions and things to do.
You’ll understand the appeal of this little town as soon as you set eyes on it. A colourful rainbow of houses are scattered amongst its hills and cliffs, surrounding a charming harbour.
Tenby is notable for being one of the few remaining walled towns in Britain. Tenby didn’t become popular with tourists until the Victorians began flocking here, but ever since then it has remained one of the country’s top destinations.
Keep an eye out for the old, historic buildings, which are scattered throughout the town. These include the Tudor Merchant’s House, which is in the care of the National Trust. The interior is an accurate recreation of a 15th century home, which is sometimes attended by staff in full Tudor costume! Another old building that’s hard to miss is Tenby Castle. It stands on a hilltop that sticks out towards the sea, interrupting the town’s main beaches.
St Annes retains many of its original period buildings in the town and along the promenade and much of the original Victorian/Edwardian character.
This family friendly resort still bursts into flower each summer, just like it did when its forefathers were gardening there. You can also see the history of St Annes in the architecture at the seafront and promenade.
St Annes claims to fame include being the original home of ERNIE, the premium bond selector. Make sure you visit the statue of the late, great, Les Dawson, laughing on the seafront near to the pier.