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    Holy Headland

    Penzance derives its name from the Cornish Pen Sans, meaning holy headland - most likely in reference to a chapel that stood on the western head of the harbour in the middle ages

    Elizabeth J.

    Welsh Speaking

    Nearly 80% of the Ammanford's population are competent in speaking Welsh!

    Laura Thomas

    Llandrindod Market

    Llandrindod is a busy market town, holding an open-air market once a week on a Friday.

    Laura Thomas

    Climate

    Swansea can reach well into the 20's in summer but bring your umbrella. Swansea is officially the UK's wettest city!

    Laura Thomas

    Speaking Welsh

    Wales's second largest city is pronounced "Swon - zee" in local dialect!

    Laura Thomas

    Attractions

    The Lost Gardens of Heligan

    An absolutely beautiful place where you could easily spend an entire day. This is a must-visit for any gardening boffin and if you have to make a choice between here and the nearby Eden Project, this should win hands down!

    A beautiful one acre private garden with a huge variety of flowers, and shrubs in different 'rooms' - and also a collection of rare fowl. Delicious home made cakes and drinks are available from a small cafe to enjoy in the garden. Well worth a visit!

    Elizabeth J.

    The world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. Definitely informative and interesting.

    Liz

    Lovely old Castle and cheap to get in. Not much to it so don't expect a big castle as this is more of ruins than anything.

    Laura Thomas

    An outdoor activity company that can offer you a whole spectrum of activities to have a go at from sea and river kayaking, surfing, rafting, coasteering and more..

    Laura Thomas

    Places To Eat

    Boscastle Farm Shop Restaurant

    All food in the restaurant (cafe) is prepared onsite with mainly fresh local ingredients. There are also yummy treats from local specialty and artisan fine-food producers in the farm shop.

    The Lost & Found Cafe & Vintage Shop

    The front rooms of this historic Chapel Street are a hip vintage store, selling upcycled furniture and collectables. In the back is the cafe and dining areas, continuing the eclectic vintage theme. I didn't get a chance to try anything from the menu, but their coffee and counter food are supurb and the staff are very friendly.

    Elizabeth J.

    A perfect foodie mix of healthy/vegetarian/organic/seasonal and deliciously decadent. Also has a lovely outside dining area for summer.

    Elizabeth J.

    Excellent food, outstanding service and great value for money.

    Liz

    Reminding the world that the sandwich was Britain's greatest contribution to the culinary arts - and the British can still make them as good as anyone. Souli also do great coffee and their other food looks nice too - but it is the sandwiches you want to go for. The fillings are varied but none will disappoint. It is a bit more expensive than your average takeaway lunch, but you certainly get what you pay for!

    MattT

    Traveller Tips

    Book Well in Advance for August

    If visiting Edinburgh in August it is a must to book well in advance. The population of Edinburgh more than doubles during August.
    Said so often by Edinburgh residents it has taken on a mythic quality, this fun fact is actually true as the city swells in size to accommodate performers, thinkers, artists, and their very welcome audiences.

    Laura Thomas

    Kids Golf

    The famous Gullane Golf Course has a kids course that is free to use for all in the centre of the village. Even if your not a golfer it's fun to get involved and have a go in a village where this sport is life!

    Laura Thomas

    August in Gullane

    During the end of July, beginning of August Gullane hosts the Gullane games. www.gullanegames.com/ A week long programme of fun from Tennis Competitions, Cricket matches, Golf, Sandcastle Competition, Junior Disco on the Green and Adult Quiz night followed by the grand finale of a whole day on the green with running races, bouncy castles, bbq and cream teas. Great fun!

    Laura Thomas

    Getting to North Berwick

    Trains run every half an hour from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. The North Berwick station is within walking distance of the main High Street.

    Laura Thomas

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