Tenby is an absolute gem of resort, with attractive pastel-coloured Georgian and Victorian buildings balanced on a rocky headland overlooking a scenic boat-filled harbour and surrounded by wonderful beaches of soft golden sand. It is a small town of great charm and beauty and is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the whole of the UK.
The town is steeped in ancient history surrounded by an imposing medieval stone wall. Through the passages of time Tenby has seen many changes but it has been on the leisure map for nearly 200 years. And with all that experience the people of Tenby certainly know how to offer each and every visitor an unforgettable time. A recent Which? report said “Tenby was one of the UK’s finest holiday resorts, with a medieval centre and three gorgeous Blue Flag beaches”
Tenby can be a serene, attractive destination sure to charm you, and those in search of spending time by the beach are spoilt for choice here, but Tenby can also offer plenty to do for the more active holidaymakers.
Llandudno boasts two beaches – the North shore with its elegant crescent of hotels and Victorian Pier, and the wider West shore, famous for inspiring Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland, with its sand dunes and fabulous views towards the mountains, the Menai Straits and the medieval walled town of Conway.
Llandudno has long been considered North Wales’ premier shopping destination. Parc Llandudno, the town’s recently unveiled development boasts an impressive 13 retail giants. Amidst the wide pavements and Victorian awnings of the main shopping street, you’ll find lots of independent shops and family businesses alongside big high street names. But don’t forget to step off the main drag to discover some side street gems. Smaller coastal towns like Conwy, Deganwy and Rhos-on-Sea are bustling with interesting craft and antique shops where you can treat yourself or pick up a unique gift for someone else.
Babbacombe is situated adjacent to Torquay, it continues to enjoy total independence with its very own promenade, theatre, shops, restaurants, and of course the world famous Babbacombe Model Village.
There are the most stunning coastal views right across Lyme Bay past Exmouth and Lyme Regis on the Jurassic coast as far as Portland Bill. All this sits high above two beaches and a harbour with footpath and road access in addition to the historic Babbacombe cliff railway, one of only a few original working funicular railways still in existence today.
Babbacombe leads naturally into the adjoining village of St. Marychurch which has its own thriving shopping precinct with a wide choice of independently owned small shops and boutiques. Babbacombe is the ideal location for a quiet and peaceful holiday with the alternative Torquay town centre on the doorstep.
Weston Super Mare is a great seaside resort with all the traditional seaside attractions, including the famous donkeys!
The wide sweep of Weston Bay has miles of clean sandy beach, and a level promenade boasting superb views over the Channel. There is a lovely coastline and countryside to explore in Cheddar, Wells, Bristol, Bath and the Mendip and Quantock Hills are all within easy reach.
Under cover attractions include the SeaQuarium, the North Somerset Museum and the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum. There is a wide variety of entertainment on at the Playhouse Theatre and the Winter Gardens to suit all ages, and an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs.
Over the last 3 years the seafront and promenade has been transformed by a major refurbishment, and the new Grand Pier which is now open all year round with state of the art rides and a great selection of food and drink.
Eastbourne is an elegant resort at the foot of the South Downs in Sussex. Friendly hotels and exciting events make us one of the country’s favourite holiday destinations.
The shingle beach and 3-mile long promenade draw many tourists. It has a reputation for being one of the sunniest places in the UK. The well-kept gardens and pebble beaches attract many retirees who enjoy the fresh sea air and arcade-free promenade. The town has an excellent range of amenities including four theatres, museums, a bandstand which hosts music concerts and several parks.
Torquay is a place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery in the parks and gardens. You can enjoy the experience of a Torquay holiday in a classical English seaside resort at all times of the year.
Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across Torbay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth, all of which are only a few miles away. Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 19 beaches and coves.
The iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina could fool you into thinking you were on the Mediterranean. Enjoy long leisurely walks along the pier and promenade and take in the relaxed atmosphere. Make time to walk up the steps of Royal Terrace Gardens and take in the amazing sea views across the bay which are magnificent especially at night, with the lights reflecting onto the sea.
An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season, featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year round favourites.
Incredibly, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular started as a small scale carol concert in 1977 and now over thirty years later, over 80,000 people will flock to see this wonderful pageant of seasonal spectacle and colour from early November until Christmas.