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    Rydal Mount & Gardens

    Located a couple of miles out of Ambleside, this gorgeous house was the home of William Wordsworth for 37 years. His family still live here and the house contains many of his personal items. The beautiful large garden is almost unchanged from when it was first designed by Wordsworth himself.

    Always interesting exhibitions and an impressive permanent collection that includes works by Gainsborough, Sargent, Henry Scott Tuke, and the renowned Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse -

    Elizabeth J.

    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!

    MattT

    17 gorgeous acres with a huge diversity of plants, all lovingly maintained by a passionate crew of volunteers.

    Stephanie Taylor

    Charming displays and a small Lake District garden bring the world of these beloved characters to life. Well worth a visit for any young or nostalgic fans.

    Stephanie Taylor

    Places To Eat

    Dolly's Tea Room & Wine Bar

    During the day, Dolly's is a traditional tea room serving cream teas and homemade cakes.. By evening, it becomes a wine bar/gin palace/tapas bar with quaint 'tea service' cocktails. Shabby chic repurposed furniture, a great selection of reading material and a dog-friendly environment make this a relaxed and homely place to while away the day or evening.

    An amazing little cafe/deli with all the usual counter fare made fresh on the premises. Great value and generally scrumptious. They also have a good range of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

    Stephanie Taylor

    A cute wee restaurant hidden away in an old traditional slate building down a quiet lane in the center of town. The menu is unadventerous, but tasty and made with mostly local ingredients. They also serve a nice range of locally brewed beers.

    Stephanie Taylor

    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.

    Liz

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

    Elizabeth J.

    Traveller Tips

    Getting There

    You can get to the Isles of Scilly by ferry from Penzance or twin prop plane from Lands End, Newquay and Exeter. Fog can delay travel but don't let that put you off!

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    Parks and gardens

    There are a number of parks and gardens around Eastbourne to enjoy, especially Gildredge Park and Princes Park. Princes Park has a large lake with a population of swans, and there are often people kayaking or sailing model boats.

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    Town Crier

    Taking a leaf from the history book, Bridlington has a town crier that still occasionally calls. He's got a great voice - don't miss out on his proclamations.

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    A long history

    Taunton town has over 1,000 years of both military and religious history, you can still see many beautiful churches that dot the landscape.

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    Michaux Forest

    If you're really interested in war history or just like the forest, this is a great place to explore and you can find the crumbling ruins of a secret prisoner of war camp for German U-boat crews.

    Amelia

    Facts about England

    The setting for "Swallows and Amazons"

    Those who have read the classic children's book "Swallows and Amazons" by Arthur Ransome, may recognise Bowness as the lakeside town of 'Rio' where that story is set.

    Stephanie Taylor

    Home of the Pencil

    The discovery of a large deposit of graphite near Keswick in the early 16th Century led to the invention of the modern pencil and for many years the town was the world epicenter of pencil production.

    Stephanie Taylor

    The Royal Mail Packet Station

    Between 1688 and 1850, Falmouth was the Royal Mail Packet Station; meaning that all mail going between Britain and the Mediterranean (and later the Americas) was processed here.

    Elizabeth J.

    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.

    Shakespeare Fact

    Did you know that Shakespeare's play have been translated into every living language known to man!!!!

    Emma Smith

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