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Anglesey Reports

Dulverton, Anglesey

Review of Dulverton by pete cockram on December 11th, 2010
dulverton was the place i grew up in fishing in the b arle playing football and cricket at millams lane also drinking in the bridge in .walking the woods and moors looking for deer.Dulvy was agreat place to grow up people so easy going . great old charactors like farmer chilcot hard sence pal and old di lloyd a great old cricketfan yes i love the old town and am looking forward to visiting it this xmas on my trip home from oz. see you at woods for a beer. merry xmas

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Northleach, Anglesey

Review of Northleach by lawrence mustoe on March 11th, 2011
I lived in Northleach at the same time as Janet.I agree with her. I would love to talk this over with her so could I give you permission for you to pass on my e_mail address to her. Thank you.

Angus and Dundee Reports

County Review by sharon on August 19th, 2007
nice picnic parks big play parks

Arbroath, Angus and Dundee

Review of Arbroath by Hugh Powell on May 19th, 2009
Arbroath is absolutly wonderful. The scenery, the walks,the smokies are fabulous. A beautiful seaside town. looking for somewhere to eat? look no further, tutties neuk, i hope i have spelled that right, is fantastic, the staff are so friendly and helpful,as is the owner, his wife, and his daughter. The food is out of this world and is very reasonably priced, and above all the whole place is as clean as a whistle. you will not be sorry you went to Arbroath, trust me.

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Brechin, Angus and Dundee

Review of Brechin by John Ickes on January 3rd, 2009
We lived in Brechin from 1976 until 1979. Although I'm certain much has changed, we found it to be a warm, inviting town with ample resources to live comfortably, and easy access to larger cities. Naturally, the biggest asset Brechin has are the unsurpassed people who live there. We deeply cherish the friendships we made and will always have a deep love for the city.

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Kirriemuir, Angus and Dundee

Review of Kirriemuir by Lois Norrie on April 18th, 2007
I enjoy living in kirriemuir, but the only thing is that there is nothing to do at night apart from go to a pub, and if you want to go to the cinema or ice-skating or any other activity, you need to go to dundee which is 16 miles away, and the bus to dundee takes 1 hour as it passes through Forfar!

Argyll Reports

Ardfern, Argyll

Review of Ardfern by fiona mcgrouther on November 23rd, 2011
Went to Ardfern every summer as a child until I was a teenager.Both my grandparents came from there. On a recent visit it seemed rather sad to see it, taken over by yachts of all shapes and sizes, the dreaded incomers, with pristine bungalows and former properties no longer recognisable.Even my Aunt Kate's garden had an extra house built in it. A shame to see the locals gone,unable to afford inflated house prices.Still my cousins old pub, the galley of Lorne provided an excellent lunch. When did the swans go and who arranged the gravestones down at Craignish;making it look good for the tourists, is not quite the same as getting it right. Time has done Ardfern no favours.

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Cairndow, Argyll

Review of Cairndow by kenny robertson on August 9th, 2009
cairndow is a lovely little village not that far glasgow approx 40 mins drive there r plenty good walks in the area the locals r very friendly the fishing is brill just off the shore thanks kenny robertson

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Dunoon, Argyll

Review of Dunoon by Miss Baillie on July 28th, 2006
Coming from 7 generations of Stewarts and Baillies, Dunoon Argyll, most of whom are buried in the old graveyard, in the family lairs - along with my paternal grandparents I am on my way back to start my business venture "at home" rather than here in England, where nobody knows me or gives a damn if I do or don't. The welcome you will get in Dunoon, Innellan, and the entire coastline around the Clyde Estuary is second to none. Scenery is astounding, places to visit too many to list here. All I want to say, now, is come up and see us some time - and haste ye back!!!!

Review of Dunoon by Gene Hubbard on June 20th, 2006
Dunoon is a warm, friendly town with a beautiful view everywhere you look! I was stationed there for nearly three years when I was with the US Navy at Holy Loch. Some of my fondest memories are with the town of Dunoon, the shopping, the Pubs but mostly the people! I look forward to taking an extended holliday there in the future! -Gene Hubbard Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

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Inveruglas, Argyll

Review of Inveruglas by carole-ann russell on April 20th, 2007
just spent the most relaxing tranquil 5 days of my life in inveruglas, what a spectacular place to unwind and recharge your batteries, accommodation what fantastic everything catered for. wish I could visit much more often, certainly intend to try.

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Lochgoilhead, Argyll

Review of Lochgoilhead by mary (ross) pollock on February 17th, 2010
Lochgoilhead has always been a favourite of our family. Our grandparents had a cottage there since the early 1930's. My first visit was when my sister and I were only 6 weeks old (twins). We spent our summers there every year until we were around 15/16 years old. As youngsters, we used to visit the Blairs' farm and buy our milk from them(fresh from the cows) In those years Loch Goil was very serene, and the villagers very seldom left except for doing business in other towns. We also along with our brother walk the cows into pasture. The fishermen were cousins of the Blair's (same name) They fished everyday, so we ate lots of fresh fish. The local souviner shop was owned by the Fulton family. There was a grocery store and butcher shop. The post office is still there, and also the hotel. The church, which was the local school as well is gone now. Also part of that church there was a hall, and in that hall, we remember seeing the first movie ever shown in Loch Goil, starring Alan Ladd. This was in the forties. We made lots of friends while visiting there and will never forget the wonderful times we had. Last year my husband and I visited Loch Goil while visiting Scotland from California. I know it has changed and pretty busy, but it is still a beautiful place and hope it remains that way. We knew most of the people that lived there but unfortunately everyone has either left or passed away. Sincerely, Mary Pollock (nee Ross)

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Oban, Argyll

Review of Oban by Campbell on July 10th, 2009
A great seaside town 90 miles west of Glasgow. The Gateway to the Isles and The Seafood capital of Scotland. Great food - accomodation of all types and scenery to die for... as well as lots to see and do. Two great highlights are a walk along the pier and a sandwich at John Ogdens seafood shack and a visit to Benderloch 8 miles north. A Cafe, shops and a market selling lots of great stuff on the first and third Thursday each month await you. see you soon!

Ayrshire and Arran Reports

Ayr, Ayrshire and Arran

Review of Ayr by Helene Bell on June 2nd, 2009
We have stayed at the Killkeren B&B recently for 3 nights, my father celebrated his 90th birthday whilst we were there, and Margaret and her staff were fantastic, we were all overwhelmed by the amazing breakfast and our rooms were lovely, I recommend this accomodation the service and hospitality are first class, especially for the price.We will definately be returning.

Review of Ayr by Bobby Roberts on May 22nd, 2006
I,m not a racegoer, but my family circus has visited both Ayr and its racecourse for many years, and I have to agree as a man who keeps and trains horses, Ayr racecourse is a real pleasure and a delight to visit, it caters obviously for the racegoer, banquets, weddings, functions, hotel guests, circus, fairground and probably the best Sunday market in Scotland!

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Brodick, Ayrshire and Arran

Review of Brodick by Alan & Fiona on November 7th, 2007
Lovely hotel, we stayed in room 21 which turned out to be a beautiful suite, tastefully decorated and well equipped. Only slight let down was the size of bath/shower in the en-suite. Food was to die for in the 2 Rosette restaraunt. Island scenery trully stunning, we will be back just as soon as we can, thanks Auchrannie

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Catrine, Ayrshire and Arran

Review of Catrine by Kyle Howie on April 23rd, 2007
The Royal Bar is a fine establishment, which cannot be beaten by any other local pub in ayrshire. Great facilities, well priced alcohol, food to die for and great company to top it all off. Its a must go place for anybody who hasnt visited before.

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Maybole, Ayrshire and Arran

Review of Maybole by Calum on September 17th, 2010
Don't expect a warm welcome in Carrick Sports Club. I was in Maybole with a group of friends last week and thought that we would support the Sports Club by having a couple of beers in it rather than the local pub as I know that clubs struggle. On entering we were greeted by a lovely barmaid who served us without any problem only to be told five minutes later by a pompous committee man to drink up and leave as we were not members (no offer to sign us in). There was one other person in the club at the time. We then crossed the road to the local bar and were greeted superbly by the hosts, spending around three to four hours with them (and lots of money). As members of a private club we thought we were helping a fellow club but we definitely won't be back and will be telling others to avoid it. What a sorry place!

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Prestwick, Ayrshire and Arran

Review of Prestwick by dunlop on October 3rd, 2006
Hi, I live in Prestwick and i cant understand why you havent mentioned "Elliots" "Caprice" and "Bonne" under your pubs heading.These venues are very modern and stylish in design ,have a great atmosphere and fab food!Not to mention a host of stylish boutiques,"The shoe gallery" "House Room" "Waverley Gallery" "In" "Little VIPs" to mention but a few!Come on you are selling us short!!!

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Stevenston, Ayrshire and Arran

Review of Stevenston by frank quinn on May 23rd, 2007
I was born and bred in stevenston but over the years I look and think "where has stevenston gone"?? I visit every year to visit family and to show my children and now my grandchildren where I came from.Where is the stevenston I was brought up in?? Saltcoats & Ardrossan,very much the same,stevenston---disappointing,I could not return there permanently, there have been no developments,there is nothing there.The "Millglen" and "burn" area, could have been improved, "Stevenston loch" is a disgrace,no wild life, polluted completely. What is being done about the area!! I will be back again in August, is there any chance in the near future that the situation will improve.? I am proud to be a"Stevenstonian" but my grandchildren think it is a dump.!! Any chance of an improvement?? p.s. Where has the beaches gone??

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Bath Reports

Bath, Bath

Review of Bath by Eleanor on November 1st, 2007
It's very beatiful town

Review of Bath by phil on February 7th, 2006
spent two days in bath last june and it was very nice. the city is very very busy though - mostly it seems with tourists and touring schools. worth a visit are the abbey, the royal crescent and the jane austen centre. found the baths a bit over-rated to be honest and packed but had to go anyway. lots of young people about and had nice dinners away from the main drag.

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Bathwick, Bath

Review of Bathwick by nick on October 17th, 2007
Bathwick is a tiny hamlet just outside bath surrounded by rolling hills and woods. All in all this is a delightful spot from which to explore the many treasures of Bath, The Mendip Hills and Somerset in general.

Review of Bathwick by Dee McVey on November 27th, 2006
Hunters spinney is not what it appears to be. There are no locks on the doors, the "exclusive bathroom" which is not ensuite but is mid way between two other bedrooms so you have to go out of your own room and risk bumping into the owners or other guests. The TV's have internal aerials so the reception is abismal .... I would not recommend it.

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Corsham, Bath

Review of Corsham by nick Barton on October 17th, 2007
Corsham is a small wiltshire town with a population of approximately 11,000. It has lovely mellow stone traditional cotswolds buildings in its centre. The Great Western Railway runs through the town and Corsham Court, home of the Lords Methuen, is well worth a visit

Bedfordshire Reports

Ampthill, Bedfordshire

Review of Ampthill by g.alfieri on May 20th, 2009
A lovely place to live with loads of history to keep you busy. great walks, good shops however parking is a problem, waitrose carpark is avabile but for only two hours. the schools are fab and there still comunity spirit, not much of that about in other places.

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Arlesey, Bedfordshire

Review of Arlesey by denise mavor on August 30th, 2006
HI MY NAME BEFOR DENISE HOUGHTON,I LIVED IN THE VILLAGE FOR 18 YEARS RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE TRUE BRITON PUB. IV BEEN HOME 6 TIME OVER THE YEARS. IV FOUND LITTLE CHANGE WHICH I LIKE. LOVED GOING WITH MY DAD WHEN ALIVE THOUGH THE FIELDS THE WILD FLOWER STILL THERE. THE STREET ARE STILL THE SAME, LIKE GOING BACK IN TIME. HOPE ALL GOES THERE ENJOY IT LIKE I DO NOW DENISE MAVOR

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Bedford, Bedfordshire

Review of Bedford by Gemma Turner on June 19th, 2009
Harrold Country Park Everyone is feeling the pinch these days and as summer approaches, having to cut back on those hazy weekend afternoons spent at the local or out shopping can be a little frustrating. However we live in an amazing part of the country. Surround by beautiful scenery, it’s a wonder how anyone could feel perturbed when there is so much to do whilst spending barely a thing. Harrold Country Park, for instance is a wonderful place to spend a day. Whether it’s a long lazy picnic or a brisk stroll that takes your fancy, there is plenty to see and do. Situated adjacent to the River Ouse, it has a total area of 58.7 hectares, made up of 12.3 hectares of water meadows and 45.1 hectares of lakes. The adequately named Cafe in the park is situated near the main entrance and provides drinks and light refreshments to keep everyone topped up. There is also an ice cream van conveniently parked up offering a wide range of refreshing treats before or after your wanderings. If you do fancy a stroll there are a few routes to take. You can head either way around the three lakes, or make your way across to Odell, a picture perfect little village just a few miles away by car. There is some striking wildlife to be spotted, and on your meandering you may come across one or two of the several huts situated around the lakes, used to quietly watch and wait for Harrold’s natural beauty to unfold around you. The park offers wide expanses of open space, just right to toss a Frisbee between friends or play chase with the kids. If they are a little older, and far too cool to be seen with parents then send them off to discover the cycle and kick-wall facilities. Just along from The Cafe in the Park, both are easily accessible and can provide entertainment with just the right twist of a challenge. All in all there is a pleasant day or at least afternoon to be had by all who visit. Parking is free, although there is a suggested donation which goes to the upkeep of the park. And for everything else you can spend as little or as much as you want to. So why not take advantage of what we have on our doorstep and check it out for yourself.

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Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Review of Biggleswade by chris and tina on August 16th, 2006
My husband Chris was having terrible trouble with his back tooth and his breath smelt awful. Despite being on the road, we knew we had to get it sorted out. I was even starting to have trouble sleeping because of it. We stopped off at Ballard and Tucker Dental Practice and they pinpointed the problem swiftly and efficiently. It turns out Chris needed to update his brush which he'd had a couple of years. I knew this but there was no telling him. Thankyou Ballard and Tucker!

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Clapham, Bedfordshire

Review of Clapham by Peter McNaughton on February 18th, 2006
I was brought up in the beautiful village of Clapham and spent the formative years of my life there at 22 Clapham High Street rom 1944 to 1949. My god mother, Ada Askew, lived there. My father was there from 1941 before being sent to the Royal Engineers where he served at Normandy, Belgium and Java and Sumatra. I have wonderful memories of long hot summer's days with the sweet scent of the countryside wafting all about. Our friends were the Ruck family who lived up the Warren - a magical place. My brother David and I will be revisiting the village on the 28th February and look forward immensely to our walk down memory lane. David lives in Crieff, Perthshire and I in Montreal, Quebec. Hope to have lunch in the Swan Inn right opposite where we lived. Can hardly wait!!:)

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Cublington, Bedfordshire

Review of Cublington by David on October 30th, 2006
Fantastic place, great food fine ale and friendly staff that our interested in talking to you. Give it a go.....

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Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Review of Leighton Buzzard by Sonia Abbott on March 30th, 2009
I had a wonderful time in Leighton Buzzard. I stayed at The White horse hotel after I was recommended by locals who also recommended a local mechanic by the name of Joe Edwards. He specialised in Land Rover, eventhough I/we had a BMW at the time, he was terrific. I would love to be able to contact him again. Does anyone know if he's still in town or of his whereabouts? Cheers Sonia from Down under

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Newton Blossomville, Bedfordshire

Review of Newton Blossomville by Paul Davis on August 24th, 2006
Very welcoming, much improved and a great pub for the village. Super function room.

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Westoning, Bedfordshire

Review of Westoning by Sarah Quirke on June 16th, 2006
I lived in Westoning for two years consistently, 1998 - 2000, then during certain holidays from university. The first 2 years were those that come to us all. At 16, I always wanted to be anywhere but where I was at the time, and from that perspective, Westoning was definitely where I didn't want to be. The buses only came once an hour though, so that was a bit of a shame. Luckily Westoning is surrounded by fields - the possibilities were endless! A friend and I were once chased off a field by means of fertiliser, the only thing the farmer had to hand at the time! But despite its lack of anything whatsoever to do at that age, I simply cannot think badly of Westoning. Yes, if you drive up or down Church Road it is with your life in your hands, simply due to the improbability of this ever having been designed for two way traffic - but the road markings have been changed to reflet this!!! You are advised (through the painting of one small roadmarking) to take the longer way round and possibly save your life! Plus the second route takes you nearer to The Bell pub (and Thai Restaurant - don't ask!) The Bell is lovely. It is a real old-fashioned pub where everyone knows eachothers names, or if they don't know your name, they soon will :) You can roast chestunts in the fire in winter, and drink outside in the summer, and be served by some of the friendliest people around. Not sure about the Thai-Ga (tiger?!) Thai Restaurant. It was considered to be a bit of a joke when it started, but I've heard its got better since then (My mum, stepdad and younger brother still live there) The Chequers pub (if you'd carried on driving the treacherous way down Church Road) is less personal, but they do good food, the clientele is more varied (ah yes, forgot to mention that the Bell has mostly regulars. Who have been regulars for quite a while..) they have at least one pool table, TV and fruit machines. It is the place to go if you haven't been to Westoning before, and are just there on holiday - you can ACTUALLY hire cottages near by! So, anyway, to sum up, Westoning is the most interesting boring place I've ever lived. So far. And that's not necessarily an insult, so hopefully Johnathan Sayeed won't have any objections (MP for Westoning. I think)

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Woburn, Bedfordshire

Review of Woburn by Gary Cooper on February 24th, 2010
Magpies Hotel Woburn We had a great weekend at Magpies Htel located in the main high st in Woburn. A very friendly hotel with small pub and restaurant. The food was particually good value and far exceeded our expectations, considering its cost. Our room was very clean and well presented allbe it up the top of the building. We will definately like to return when the safari Park opens, which we missed out on

Review of Woburn by Ann Waine on January 19th, 2008
Don't dare to complain in this restaurant! We found Paris House (Woburn Park) in Hardens Guide, where it had an excellent review. When we arrived, we found the lounge rather cramped and the decor tired but we hoped the food would compensate for this. We chose the Gastronomique menu which was excellent apart from the fondue potato, which can only be described as 'cold and old'. The young guy on the next table complained very politley about the potato and while we were nodding in agreement the chef, Peter Chandler appeared at his table and began remonstrating with him in a loud voice. He then proceeded to ask the young couple to leave and almost threw them out of the door! He then apologized to the rest of the diners and said that the complainant had been speaking 'bollocks'. The diners at the other tables nodded in agreement and confided to each other that the guy who complained 'obviously knew nothing about food' (we met in the car park and he told us he was a chef!). We have eaten in the best restaurants throughout this country and the world and needless to say, we would not recommend it and we shall not be returning, especially as the final bill was in excess of £200.

Belfast Reports

Belfast, Belfast

Review of Belfast by Gerard McClinton on June 6th, 2009
The Friday variety market is fantastic. They have an excellent selection of stalls. They range from stalls which have a wide variety of electrical goods to antique stalls all at very competitive prices. The food selection is great with numerous fresh fish,fruit and speciality food stalls. Overall a great days shopping with great savings and friendly traders. Well worth a visit

Review of Belfast by george clake on October 16th, 2007
Yes agree the best way through the beautiful city of Belfast is in a black taxi tour.We though the our guide was excellent with his indepth knowledge of the area's.The mural's and peace walls were breath taking www.belfastblacktaxitours.com was highly recommended to us,we won't disappointed. GEORGE & SUE UK

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Carryduff, Belfast

Review of Carryduff by Lee Patterson on June 23rd, 2009
It is nice to know that The Royal Ascot is still there in Carryduff. I had my wedding reception there 22nd September 1984. I just wish that there was a photo of the hotel on the web. Lee Patterson Taree, New South Wales, Australia

Berkshire Reports

County Review by Nigel on May 16th, 2011
Set a short drive down country lanes from the A4 Padworth is a tiny settlement with its eponymous common stretching south of the village, and a truly lovely old church within.

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Ascot, Berkshire

Review of Ascot by nick on November 5th, 2007
'Royal' Ascot in Berkshire is a small attractive town famous for its racecourse and, in particular, ladies day every June. It is close enough to london to warrant a day trip and is situated in a rather lovely part of England that is not necessarily on the tourist trail. The town is also well served by hotels, Bed and breakfasts and good restaurants and Inns

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Binfield, Berkshire

Review of Binfield by j c on March 17th, 2010
Lovely pubs in binfied, although the stag and hounds is an authentic pub with a great atmosphere unfortunately it is not a good place to eat, the sunday roast is processed meat with one small batter and two roast spuds, you have to pay an extra 50p for a very small burnt batter if one is not enough.Not good value at all. also the vegetarian neals are scarce on the menu in fact there are two, a minute goats cheese flan, burnt!!!with lots and lots of lettuce for 7.25 (rip off) very disappointing.

Review of Binfield by Angela Stevens on June 11th, 2007
Blue Mountain Golf Course, Binfield, is in a beautiful setting. There is plenty of parking and the staff are helpful and friendly. It is an ideal place for a function or a business conference. I went there a few weeks ago and found it easily - an impressive feat by one who has no sense of direction !!

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Bracknell, Berkshire

Review of Bracknell by Roisin on August 24th, 2008
hello. i whent to coral reef waterworld when i was about 3 yrs old. i whent last monday and friday because i loved it ! the rapids are fasntastic on friday the outside pool is really refreshing to get away from all the noice lol. the water slides are great fun and the bubly spas are amaculate ! thank-you to all the staff at coral reef i loved it so much xx

Review of Bracknell by roisin on August 13th, 2008
I think that it gives you a great time with your family & friends.Thers a wide majoritey of things 2 do! I LOVE BRACKNELL and i recomend it to everyone 10/10 (i rate it)

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Bray, Berkshire

Review of Bray by Wade Pinson on October 10th, 2007
Dined at the Hinds Head for my 32nd birthday, here visiting family from the states and absolutely loved this place! The starters, sides, and main course were great as well as the beer and wine. Thanks for a great experience!

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Caversham, Berkshire

Review of Caversham by lee on March 5th, 2008
i went island resturant 2008 feb for my wife birthday.i got to say i had the best meal ever.service was great.we been lookafter.the new chef they have coming to speak with us & ask about our meal. i would highly recomended & will go back.its been change since new chef & resturant manager join. lee.

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Crays Pond, Berkshire

Review of Crays Pond by ken cramer on February 17th, 2007
At the age of 10 I stayed with a family called Bonner on the Goring Road. They lived in a wooden bungalow and I remember them with great fondess.This was during the war, the London blitz in fact, and the flames from that city could be seen clearly at night.There was a general store opposite the White Lion and I remember a small wooden shed on the road to Goring in which a disabled man ran a shoe repair business and where radio accumulators would be charged. My brother who was wounded at Anzio convalesced at a large house called Great Oaks just outside the village and I would very much like hear from anybody who remembers these times. I did visit the white Lion in the 50's and 70's and I can assure you it was nothing like it is now!

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Goring On Thames, Berkshire

Review of Goring On Thames by Carol Macpherson on July 2nd, 2009
I have been looking at the Goring websites and am disappointed to find no mention of the history of the village, the Norman church, or The Miller of Mansfield. I would have thought that the interest this would generate would have been very worthwhile. Surely this is one thing Goring has over other more modern, often flashy, destinations? Please don't "modernise" too much! Mrs. Carol Macpherson, Dubbo, NSW, Australia.

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Maidenhead, Berkshire

Review of Maidenhead by nick on November 5th, 2007
Maidenhead is a wealthy town mixing the old with the modern well and with the added advantage of being situated on a super stretch of the River Thames. There are good leisure facilities, great shops and a numerous pubs, bars and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is rich in history and heritage with both windsor and eton just a short journey away by car or by boat and the area is also famous for its horseracing fraternity, with many trainers having stables close by and 5 racecourses to choose from

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Reading, Berkshire

Review of Reading by Alfred DiGiacomo on March 4th, 2011
Reading, I have fond memories of Reading. Enjoyed the warm beer at the Wheat Sheaf, The Oak Sheaf and the The White Hart. Danced with the ladies at the Olympia Dance Hall, went to Mass at St. Mary's and I had a girl friend in Caversham. This was from November 1943to June 1944 when I was shipped to France. I am a veteran of World War 2 and was stationed near Reading England with U.S. Ninth Air Force. I kept a daily Diary in which I recorded my experiences and had it published as A Soldier's Diary. My visits to Reading are part of the story. Wish I could be there.

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Slough, Berkshire

Review of Slough by James Ainsworth on October 1st, 2010
My stepfather was in the United States Air Force and he was transferred to UK. We lived in Slough in 1957 and I really enjoyed living there. I was 12 years old and my best friend was Keith Williams. I would like to get in touch with him. If you know him please pass this on to him. We spent a lot of time at Windsor Castle and other places. I hope to visit Slough again.

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Streatley on Thames, Berkshire

Review of Streatley on Thames by nadine on February 7th, 2006
this is a very pretty village that my husband and I visit often. it sits nicely on a meander of the thames (best viewed from the hill that rises above the village) and has plenty of scope for a pub crawl (the bull is especially nice). good day trip or base

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Windsor, Berkshire

Review of Windsor by Dorothy Beglin on September 13th, 2008
My father went to school with Sidney Camm, my family grew up in Windsor all 13 of us. As a child I spent many happy hours in the Windsor Great Park, many a time we came accross the late King George VI, he always stopped and spoke to us, a real gentleman. My most vivid memory of him was when a bomb nearly hit the Royal Lodge and just missed the Copper Horse. All the King said was that was a close one. My brother Clifford Smith has written a book called The Great Park and Windsor Forest. Foreword by The Price Philip. Duke of Edinburgh. a wealth of information, it took him 6years to write. Yours Sincerely Dorothy Beglin nee Smith.

Review of Windsor by Pete Butler on April 8th, 2006
The Long Walk through Windsor Great Park, is probably the best part to begin your exploration of Windsor. From Snow Hill [reputedly the place where Henry the Eighth sat, on horseback, waiting for the canons to fire from the Tower of London, signalling the successful execution of Anne Boleyn] where George the Fourth's great monument to his father, George the Third, crowns its summit..down the 3miles through beautiful woodland with great views of the Castle, until you reach the Castle gates, which front the huge towers of the George the Fourth Gateway. The entrance to the Castle is actually further west, at the end of the High Street, close by Henry the Eighth's Gate. The town of Windsor is a very lively place, full of activity, historic buildings, shops, restaurants and ancient inns, but of course it is the wonderful Castle that many really come to see. The only other Castle in the country that comes anywhere to its great dimensions is Arundel, down in Sussex - but they are very similar, as also confirmed by Queen Victoria during a visit to Arundel Castle in the 1850's. Windsor Castle produces one wonder after another, for the paying visitor: the State Appartments, the Semi State Appartments, Queen Mary's Doll's House, St George's Chapel and the Albert Memorial Chapel, Waterloo Chamber, St George's Hall, the Grand Staircase and Vestibule..it just goes on and on! A trip here you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Wokingham, Berkshire

Review of Wokingham by Mr collins on August 16th, 2007
visited family in the area and went for a wander nice town with an ubundance of places to eat great real ale and frendly at the victoria arms

Borders Reports

Ashkirk, Borders

Review of Ashkirk by John on December 22nd, 2010
The Smiddy. Made welcome when first moved to the area by a genuine landlord. However, this morning we had the most horrid experiance with the partner of the landlord of the smiddy. Worst night of the winter, -17 and had to leave the car overnight on the car park to be greeted by an angry, aggressive lady who thought nothing about the four year old child present whilst she berated us for the use of their car park as our car was stuck in snow and ice and could not make it up the track home. Zero community spirit and a very nasty piece of work in my opinion. We will not step foot in the place again.

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Eyemouth, Borders

Review of Eyemouth by lucy lewin on February 1st, 2011
visited Eyemouth on 30th Jan2011, and found it to be a dead and alive hole and believe me I have visited quite a few- but this town is on its uppers. I feel very sorry for the inhabitants, but the harbour had an oil/diesel spillage, the hotels, pubs, and shops were mostly shut and/or boarded up and even the much vaunted fish and chip shop , I felt was over priced. nought out of ten then!

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Jedburgh, Borders

Review of Jedburgh by Jane Cumberland on October 10th, 2007
We stayed in a cottage in Jedburgh in May for 4 nights as a quiet getaway, and fell in love with the place. We're heading back for Christmas. The small town centre has a real community feel, the food was excellent, fresh salmon from the Tweed, washed down with a glass of local ale, great butcher, green-grocer, local pubs etc. We covered a few of the walks along Jed Water, and took the short drive to Floors Castle, Kelso for the races, and Melrose. You can feel the history of Jedburgh as the old buildings have been preserved, along with Mary Queen of Scots House and the Abbey & Jail. It was very relaxing.

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Kelso, Borders

Review of Kelso by ISSABEL AND TOM on March 18th, 2010
shiv ji indian is by far the best Indian food in kelso(scottish borders) authentically Indian rather than Pakistani or Bangladeshi. We have eaten there a number of times and last time we took guests and they were also delighted .the food was immaculately presented. The menu is not typical of the run of the mill Indian Restaurants and has many new dishes like punjabi chicken curryand the malabar prawn curry.all was without any colouring ,like you will find in most of the indian restaurants. we would recommend this place to everybody. just give a try,they do takeaway service also.at last we all fetched the takeaway menu when we were leaving .

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Melrose, Borders

Review of Melrose by brian wells on September 9th, 2007
A lovely town but keep away from the Waverley Castle Hotel;

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Peebles, Borders

Review of Peebles by DREW LAWSON on December 14th, 2007
I worked at the PARK HOTEL and THE HYDRO A long time ago. Still think PEEBLES GIRLS are GREAT I was a wild boy from THE WEST ( BIGGAR) YBRULE OK !!!

Review of Peebles by Scott McKenzie on October 8th, 2007
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Bristol Reports

Almondsbury, Bristol

Review of Almondsbury by sharon on November 8th, 2007
The village is divided into two parts by a steep hill. Nestling at the foot of this hill is Lower Almondsbury. Overlooking the Severn estuary the land here is shaped like a bowl. This, and not the local love of cricket, gave the pub and hotel, The Bowl Inn, its name. This whitewashed-stone inn was partly formed by three cottages originally built in 1146 to accommodate the monks building the church of St Mary the Virgin. The church's lead-covered spire was added later, but before 1619. The Bowl Inn became a licensed premises way back in 1550. The upper part of the village is served by The Swan Inn, which is on the A38 opposite the open space known as Almondsbury Tump. Visitors can also stay at the Almondsbury Interchange Hotel situated on Gloucester Road near the motorway junction.

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Olveston, Bristol

Review of Olveston by Angus on August 23rd, 2008
Hi Upside of olveston is that it is quintesentually English and a vibrant buzzing place. The downside is that the mums at the primary school are very, very bad drivers! All the best Angus

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Thornbury, Bristol

Review of Thornbury by on September 7th, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous room, shower excellent. View from room in morning fantastic. Staff friendly, food good. Altogether extremely pleasant stay. Thank you.

Buckinghamshire Reports

County Review by phil on January 26th, 2006
the best bit of buckinghamshire is, in my opinion, the chiltern hills which are glorious any time of year but especially in the autumn. The colours are breathtaking and the numerous villages scattered around are a bit like revisiting olde england! Great great pubs too

Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire

Review of Bledlow Ridge by Vicky Lindsey on February 2nd, 2006
I didn't know that Bledlow Ridge existed until my daughter and family moved there. It's a fantastic place to live and what is so great is that it is a very family friendly area. Where there are Mums - there are children - so that means lots of friends! The boys go to a lovely school and they are doing so well. The childrens' park has been bought up to date and looks fantastic and the views are beautiful. I can't think of many places left in this country that come up to the standards of Bledlow Ridge.

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Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Review of Buckingham by jo Harris on February 28th, 2007
Spent the afternoon in Buckingham viewing property. What a great place!Had lunch at Almaries tucked away down a side walk.Very friendly and great food.Coffee Fantastic

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Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

Review of Haddenham by Christine Clements on May 12th, 2009
Happiest days of my life were spent in Haddenham ... from the age of newborn (1939)to 8 years old ... every year, until I was 18 my mother and I returned to the Rose and Thistle for a couple of weeks holiday .. she had mad many friends there, the Birches, the Greens,Olivers, Kemps, Makepieces, Hydes, Knelmes (wrong spelling!) ... we lived in those years on Station road. It was the sweetest place to live and still holds many happy memories, so lovely with the villiage pond .... I remember finding newts there and of course Pond Close where we would picnic and fish for sticklebacks with homemade nets. Although living in Australia it still has an indescribable pull (last visited in 2003) and I am left with a yearning to see it again and I'm hoping to visit again with my daughter (who is 33 years old) and stay at the Rose and Thistle.

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Latimer, Buckinghamshire

Review of Latimer by Wyn Marston on August 23rd, 2011
In my capacity as Operations Manager at Elevation Learning, I have been involved with running courses at Latimer for over 16 years. Latimer provide an exceptionaly good service and work with us as partners to enable us to provide the high quality service our clients expect. In a personal capacity, Latimer enabled me to host a special birthday - all my friends and family were very impressed. Family members have since returned to Latimer for their own special celebrations. Thank you to all the team at Latimer! They couldn't do a better job.

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Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

Review of Little Brickhill by Kerry Jackson on July 8th, 2008
I lived in The Green Man in 1958/59 when my Aunt and Uncle used to own it. their names were Brenda and Charles Tucker, their daughter Della sadly passed away recently, another daughter Donna still lives in Milton Keynes, Della and her husband Derek Gargett lived in Little Brickhill most of their lives. I have been in OZ since 1966.

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Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Review of Old Amersham by Anne P Shaw on April 22nd, 2007
I found old Amersham to be an attractive, interesting countryside town in close proximity to London. There are various restuarants along the main/side streets. I stayed on a busines trip at the Kings Arms Hotel - a newly refurbished, olde world yet modern, attractive and very comfortable hotel. I would recommend both hotel and the town to everyone!

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Slough, Buckinghamshire

Review of Slough by Jim dhaliwal on February 19th, 2007
I have a simple rule of thumb, the most important being good company and if the food and service are good,then it's an added bonus......the company was great,food and service of the highest standard....highly recommended....relaxing,informal yet chic

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Speen, Buckinghamshire

Review of Speen by A walker on February 22nd, 2009
good beer glad to see its back on the walking map friendly welcome for walkers

Review of Speen by Staple Family on February 22nd, 2009
Have been to other pubs in the area, but the king william offers somthing new, fresh looking but traditional, we just popped in for a drink but stayed for a beechdean ice cream, nice not to feel you have to have a 3 course meal. food looked good and the kids loved the play area out the back......................we are planning a night out

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Winslow, Buckinghamshire

Review of Winslow by Florence St Laurence on May 18th, 2008
While the staff at the hotel were quietly efficient they were largely unfriendly. We wondered why no one smiled in Winslow... We soon found out... At 8pm a band started playing in the george pub 10 yards across the narrow street. It was still playing reggae music when we decided to pack our bags and leave at 1:30 in the morning and the pavement outside was crowded with smoking and shouting drunks. We even noticed the unmistakeble smell of cannabis as we passed them. Winslow seems a nice town but there is a recklessness about it that will stop us from ever visiting or staying again!

Cambridgeshire Reports

County Review by m baroody on November 23rd, 2006
we were there for two weeks in november. magnificent. loved the autumn in cambridge and area. spires, trees, cam river, quaint villages. so pastoral in areas, so much energy in others. beautiful, cerebral, spiritual.

Bluntisham, Cambridgeshire

Review of Bluntisham by lauren on November 6th, 2007
quiet

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Burwell, Cambridgeshire

Review of Burwell by Olive & Brian Murfitt on September 20th, 2011
We recently stayed at Burwell Park caravan and camping site and regret to say that we were more than disappointed. The whole place is badly neglected, dated and far from clean, the chemical disposal facility was blocked and extremely dirty for the whole time we were there. Had we been given the opportunity to see the facilities prior to payment we would not have stayed. Payment by cash, is requested immediately on arrival at the so called 'Reception'. An utter disgrace, thankfully we had our own shower and toilet facilities!

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Crowland, Cambridgeshire

Review of Crowland by mac on October 28th, 2006
well what can be said,it is by far the most superior meal i have eaten in many a month,even better than the real thing.just ask BONO he was the the legend that recomended this restaurent/bar meal/music. to me

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Elsworth, Cambridgeshire

Review of Elsworth by Alan Levett on June 30th, 2009
The George and Dragon is a marvellous restaurant/pub. We use it several times a month and it is our number one choice for any visitors to be taken out for meals. Christmas celebrations/meals are the best in this area and we wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Ely, Cambridgeshire

Review of Ely by grazia & Gian Carlo on May 11th, 2009
We come from Vercelli, an Italian town culturally twinned with Ely.We've already visited this beautiful town twice and have good friends there. It really is lovely, in particular the cathedral and the surrounding countryside is also most unique

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Gorefield, Cambridgeshire

Review of Gorefield by Patricia (Hunns) Brock on August 13th, 2009
I was born in Gorefield in 1935. Went to the primary school opposite the Woodman's Arms. Married in Gorefield at St Paul's on Dec 8th 1956. We lived in Hunstanton 1956-1958. Had a son in Queen Elizabeth Maternity unit 1957.We then moved to Kansas USA.We now live in Columbus Mississippi. My husband John and I have been married 53years come Dec8th. We have two other children both born in Kansas. My home will always be Gorefield. I visit there when ever I can. Neville Hunns is my "little" brother. P Brock

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Horseheath, Cambridgeshire

Review of Horseheath by Sharon on November 13th, 2007
Horseheath is an historic village, just 12 miles from the city of Cambridge. The delightful church of All Saints dates back 600 years, with many secret treasures. Or maybe Linton Zoo and Gardens is more for you, home to Giant Tortoises, Tarantulas, Lions, Tigers and Owls, set in 18 acres with a children’s Play Area just waiting to be enjoyed. Or for the lovers of history Anglesey Abbey will not disappoint, this imposing Jacobean style country house was built in 1600 on the site of an Augustinian Priory. Once inside there are many treasures including a rare collection of artwork and a large collection of clocks, outside is just as impressive with a working Water Mill and attractive gardens. Or there is always Saffron Walden Museum that has exhibits from the Ice Age, through to Norman and Medieval times, add the two skeletons set under glass in the floor makes for an interesting visit, set in a meadow containing the ruins of a 12th Century castle. Or how about a visit to Chilford Hall Vineyard, where a guided tour of the Winery explains the journey of the grape, the ‘Vineyard Trail’ shows the different vines and travels close to the ‘Icknield Way‘.

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Houghton, Cambridgeshire

Review of Houghton by susan cummings on April 10th, 2011
Istayed at houghton mill caravan site in 2009 and had a fantastic week. So much so that we are going again this year in June. The village is lovely and the caravan site is splendid every facility you need. We are just wishing for the weather to be as good as it was in 2009. We must mention the village shop as they are so accomodating and friendly and provide a great service and variety of goods.It is our favourite place to visit up till now. Oh and by the way we fell on the weekend they had quite a few open gardens for their charity so we hope to hit on this year as it was really enjoyable

Review of Houghton by René van Baren on September 30th, 2007
Stayed for two days in Cheriton House, Mill Street, Houghton (Huntingdon). Wonderful place and a dito welcome. Friendly hosts and a lovely Victorian house. Will go back there when staying in the Cambridge region.

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Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Review of Huntingdon by sue brown on February 3rd, 2009
I was born in Huntingdon 1958 attended Hinchingbrooke school in 1971-1975,lived in Godmanchester,anyone who was at school in montague house,Mr wakelin was headmaster,be interested to read your views.My great great grandad ran" king of prusssia" now"king of the belgians"in Hartford in 1860's.remember 1963 big freeze skatingon "portholme".

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Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

Review of Melbourn by sharon on November 19th, 2007
Melbourn is a large village with pretty thatched cottages in Southern Cambridgeshire. Once the site of a Saxon settlement and a Roman Camp. The Norman church of All Saints is positioned in the heart of the Village, boasting eight bells whose melodic sound echoes regularly. The surrounding area is peppered with interesting places to visit such as Shepreth Wildlife Park, where you can enjoy the wonders of Mother Nature, home to Tigers , Monkeys, Otters and Owls. There is even a chance to feed the Ponies, pet a Rabbit or kiss a wolf! Or perhaps the gentler side of nature will tempt, Fowlmere with it’s impressive Reedbeds, natural springs and stream is home to Turtle Doves, Swans and Kingfishers. A visit to Royston Cave is an interesting interlude where the stunning wall carvings are thought to date back to Medieval times. Or why not have a go on skis or snowboards at Bassingbourne Snow Sports Centre, where the slopes are floodlit, and the chance to have professional lessons are always a possibility. Perhaps the grace and beauty of Wimpole Hall is more for you, the majestic 18th Century House sits in a wooded park gives a true insight into life above and below stairs.

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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Review of Peterborough by Mari on February 5th, 2010
My partner and I went to visit some relatives a couple of weeks ago in Peterborough and stayed here. How close is this hotel to the city with some fantastic views on the rowing lake and River Nene. Even the air ambulance landed whilst we were there. They were in the process of redecorating all of the public areas and the manager was telling me that the bedrooms are being done over the next few months. Food was great too - either eat in the main restaurant or try out one of the Two Meals offer. Very tasty. Quiet central location - fab, fab, fab!

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Review of Peterborough by Val Hilton on October 13th, 2008
I have recently stayed at the Marriott Hotel in Peterborough with my husband as part of a coach party. When we arrived there had been a power cut and we were unable to get water, electricity or food. I have only the highest praise for the hotel and staff who, in the most difficult circunmstances, made every effort to attend to our needs. We were escorted down the stairs by a kind man with a torch and transported to the sister hotel in Huntingdon Here we were provided with dinner, which was excellent considering the short notice. The staff at both hotels were helpful and professional and their efforts were greatly appreciated. I like your city and look forward to returning. Val Hilton

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Pidley, Cambridgeshire

Review of Pidley by m tarling on November 29th, 2006
such a nice little pub, real ales ,good food found here. great big garden for the summer.

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Sawston, Cambridgeshire

Review of Sawston by Beth on August 3rd, 2006
My husband and I visited England in 2004, We stayed a a wonderful cottage in a town neighboring Sawston. We went on daily excurions, but out of our 17 night in England 12 of those nights we ate at the greyhound pub. Oh the wonders of the food there. A truly gasronomic delight. The mushroom appetizer, the stilton chicken, Neither of which I have been able to replicate. Should any know how the garlic mushrooms were made or the chicken dish please feel free to email recipes. The hospitality was amazing also. Ruth was our waitress and she was friendly, informative, and she put up with the crazy americans who ate dinner at 4:30,pm. If ever in Sawston stop in and treat your Tummy.

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St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Review of St Ives by Kerry on July 4th, 2008
Our family loved living in St.Ives. As Americans we really enjoyed the market and I meet My best friend in the world there. To visit is a true joy and to walk along the river and feed the birds is very relaxing. This is real England and the people could not be nicer!!! I hope to return we miss St.Ives and the wonderful people. :)

Review of St Ives by David Pope on October 30th, 2006
A well matured parkland golf course, playing the 9 holes twice. Very testing, encouraging the placement of tee shots. Any good score around this course will be well earnt!!

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Stoke Doyle, Cambridgeshire

Review of Stoke Doyle by THERESA HARPER on March 1st, 2010
i drove through this beautiful village, alass in the rain. I did notice it was twinned with Barcelona, can you tell me why, or where i could find out please. As driving through i didnt see any thing that rememinded me of Barcelona. Thanks

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Whisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire

Review of Whisbech St Mary by Susan Wilsher on October 12th, 2008
We have just spent a perfect Autumns afternoon at the The Wheel Inn. Wisbech St Mary. A true British Coaching Inn dating from the 1700's You are immediately greeted with such a warm welcome and it is so refeshing to see such a historical building retaining it character and charm. I was with my Mother( 74) and daughter (9) we were quite releived to find such nice hospitality and a warm welcome, especially with so many classic old country pubs being turned into 'Trendy wine bars'. We had booked a table for Sunday lunch. It was nothing short of amazing. We were astounded and laughed when we saw the size of the plate 'chef' was carving slices of prime meat onto. Personaly I had a slice of everything and we understood immediately why the need for such large plates! 6 different veg were on offer all bright in colour and farm fresh. The gravy was hand made..Not Bisto!! I have not enjoyed such a sunday roast in any other pub in our area. We then went into the gardens where my daughter played and we digested our lunch over coffee. We stayed 3 hours just reading the sunday papers while my daughter played safely with new found friends. This afternoon was a rareity with having no real british summer to speak of, we hardly went out for sunday lunch. After such a lovely meal today I know where I will be going rain or shine.

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Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire

Review of Wisbech St Mary by irene fletcher on July 24th, 2010
Went to Chequers for a family and friends party this evening. absolutely fabulous - food and ambience perfect. Would recommend The Chequers if you want good food and friendly service, a great evening

Cheshire Reports

Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Review of Alderley Edge by David Tutton on October 12th, 2007
Wizards Thatch Luxury Suite in Alderley Edge is perfect for a romantic break. The bedroom is breathtaking with its magnificent 4 poster bed draped in gold tapestries and the bed is probably the most comfortable we have ever slept in. We will never forget sipping our champagne by the pond illuminated by the flickering lights of the candleabra. Magical. Can't wait to return. Alderley Edge is a wonderful place to stay, not far from the Derbyshire hills or the great City of Manchester.

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Alsager, Cheshire

Review of Alsager by aimee on May 8th, 2007
i think alsager is the best i really enjoy your site

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Broxton, Cheshire

Review of Broxton by Mrs.L.Beresford on March 22nd, 2007
We moved to Broxton 4 weeks ago. The children had to start at new schools and we didn't have any friends or neibours near by so we were a little nervous.We needn't have worried though because the people here are so friendly and helpful. We chose Broxton because it is so beautiful - fields, woods, hills surrounding us, wildlife everywhere, stars that seem to dance in the sky at night and the most perfect sunsets. After only 4 weeks we are already in love with Broxton and all the surrounding areas.

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Chester, Cheshire

Review of Chester by Dave Zazzi on June 5th, 2009
Local knowledge is a wonderful thing when you’re visiting a new place – local knowledge gives you a head start on where to park – somewhere convenient to what you’re doing next, where to eat – always difficult as not everyone has the same taste, what to see and do – all are personal and I hope that this preview of the marvellous City of Chester will help. Arriving at the Chester by train and the first thing that greets you is its marvellous Victorian station located in the city – its certainly a stiff walk up City Road if you’re carrying bags but there is a bus stop and taxi rank outside. If you’re heading for the City from the station it really is a short taxi trip – ask to be dropped off at the library or Town Hall and that places you right in the centre of town. Coming by car? Well if its a day trip then rather than park in the City Centre where it can be expensive it might be worth using the Park and Ride – one is located just off the A55 opposite the Chester Business Park, there is another on the A41 but it is quite difficult to get to from the A55, there are a couple of others but all offer parking and regular services to Chester City Centre. Once in the City it really is a question of what to do first – there are a number of coffee shops and restaurants scattered throughout the centre and down side streets – if you’re here in Chester it is always having a bit of a wander around – with so much Roman architecture and plenty of Tudor buildings to see it really is a delight. One thing though – Chester is also famous for The Rows – which can be difficult to negotiate if you have a pram, buggy or wheelchair, it is accessible but The Rows can be quite narrow in places making it difficult to negotiate. If you have had your fill of retail therapy then you might fancy a walk along the River Dee, or even a boat trip up the river. If you prefer to do this your way then you can also hire row boats or pedalos. If you want something more relaxing then there is the Grosvenor Park overlooking the River Dee and the surrounding landscape. Should you wish to delve into the history of Chester then as well as the Visitor Centre on Vicars Lane (opposite the Grosvenor Park) or the museum on Grosvenor Street. Finally if you find yourself visiting Chester in the summer months then a trip to the Roodee Racecourse is a must. There are regular horse racing events there throughout the summer and it serves as a venue for other activities as well. It does offer parking but don’t forget it can be expensive. This summer treat yourself to a visit to Chester – easily accessible by train or via the motorway network.

Review of Chester by christopher france on October 19th, 2007
i've always liked chester zoo but going back a few years when the kids were young like 15 yrs ago,but i've seen the tv footage and i logged on to see your open 12 months,i was surprised to see 12 months but i can't wait now i know that.

Review of Chester by Mr I Snook on June 8th, 2006
My wife and I have just returned from a 3 day visit to Chester. This is a lovely place, steeped in history, with a huge and diverse shopping area. However, two things spoilt the visit for us. The first was the huge number of pidgeons in the main shopping areas and secondly the extensive amount of bird muck on every street, road and pavement. In some areas you could not walk along a pavement without walking on bird muck. There was so much of it everywhere. The whole of the shopping areas needs extensive cleaning. A beautiful city spoilt by pidgeons. Something needs to be done to limit their numbers.

Review of Chester by elias on April 7th, 2006
chester really is a great place to spend some time. we stayed 3 days and still left feeling we hadnt seen it all. we went on a night time ghost walk that was especially thrilling. its close to north wales and liverpool too

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Childer Thornton, Cheshire

Review of Childer Thornton by paul on August 18th, 2009
nice hotel shame about the staff . food very good nice for weddings .

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Disley, Cheshire

Review of Disley by Laura on July 12th, 2008
I live in Disley and love it its such a quaint little village. The pubs are great especially the mousetrap and contis is a lovely top class resteraunt.There is so much to see and do with the heritage to learn and long stroles through our very own lyme park. I would reccomend a visit

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Frodsham, Cheshire

Review of Frodsham by lee on June 17th, 2007
for all info and photos of frodsham, try www.frodshambee.co.uk

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Handforth, Cheshire

Review of Handforth by Alan on May 17th, 2007
The Hillal Indian restaurant, next door to the Freemasons Arms, a first class quality venue

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Northophall, Cheshire

Review of Northophall by MARK ASHCROFT on February 26th, 2008
stayed over night, ate in the reataurant, had pub meals in the bar, and am planning to bring my daughter and her husband to be with lots of friends as part of her wedding experience. I and everyone I have been with all say that they WANT to return. Best place in years I have been too.

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Pickmere, Cheshire

Review of Pickmere by Amber Wood on April 21st, 2006
I loved staying in pickmere what a friendly place to visit, everyone was really nice and friendly especially everyone at the Red Lion,(Great beer and food too) It has been neally 2 years since I was last there I have many family there that I met for the first time, i plan to visit many more times in the future.

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Runcorn, Cheshire

Review of Runcorn by maggie fowler on February 23rd, 2008
Runcorn Down Town is a pretty little town on the banks of the Mersey, up and coming with new apartments and big plans for the future....we welcome visitors to our abundance of charity shops and our brand new market....

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Walgherton, Cheshire

Review of Walgherton by Steve Walton on April 11th, 2009
We visited the Boars Head for lunch today,we spotted it on the way from Stapeley water gardens to Bridgemere garden world. I wish this place was nearer to where we live, my grandchildren would love it. We had lunch of hot sandwiches served with chips and salad for a very reasonable price and a good pint of real ale.

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Warrington, Cheshire

Review of Warrington by Ann on July 23rd, 2008
Walton Gardens is a fantastic day out for the young and the old.Igo there a lot with my children and they love it,they love to play pitch and put,and having a good old kick about with their ball.Also we go to see the animals and last time we were there they painted their own pottery which i thought was brill and was a good reasonable price,the kids loved it.It was also interesting looking around the mini muesum and the collection of all the old bikes from donkey years ago.FANTASTIC.Would recomend to everyone what a brill day out.Thankyou Walton Gardens.From a Widnes Mum.

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Winsford, Cheshire

Review of Winsford by simeon hough on December 23rd, 2009
winsford is a great place to live,i know because i have lived hear for 43 years.its in the heart of the country and has so much history surrounding it.we have every sought of sports faciltys as well,great fishing to great walks .

Clare Reports

County Review by hayley on May 22nd, 2006
hi clare is a lovely place my familt live there and its lovely to come for holidays.

Cleveland and Teesside Reports

County Review by R Esplin on December 5th, 2008
Teesside has not existed since 1974 only existed for 8 years to long was only an adminstative title. And has led to more confusion over the years South of the Tees is North Yorkshie M/Bro Redcar Saltburn Guisborough, North of the Tees is Durham. They are now tring Tees vally should alter the road signs first as that has been one of the main factors of been lumbered with. And now they are tring to push us further to the North every thing apears to be run from Newcastle Health PCTs Information centers Ambulance service now they again are pushing the Police and the Fire brigade that way. END OF Ramble.

Billingham, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Billingham by brian shaw on September 25th, 2010
great pubs, great close nit community spirit

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Coulby Newham, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Coulby Newham by brian garbutt on December 20th, 2011
like the location of the lingfield pub coulby newham do our shopping quite regular at tesco nice and friendly nice selection of food

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Guisborough, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Guisborough by bernard lax on January 15th, 2008
Guisborough is a very old market town steeped in history but is sadly lacking investment in its town centre and also requires the building of a quantity of executive homes to bring revenue into the town.

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Review of Guisborough by bernard lax on January 15th, 2008
Guisborough is a very old market town steeped in history but is sadly lacking investment in its town centre and also requires the building of a quantity of executive homes to bring revenue into the town.

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Hartlepool, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Hartlepool by polly on August 29th, 2008
i live in hartlepool and i think its a very good town.i think its a good town because:its got a town centre with the best shops,good transport,great schools and my old school eldon grove primary school is the best!

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Hinderwell, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Hinderwell by sandra towler on March 28th, 2009
Hinderwell is a nice country village The Badger Hounds in the high street is a very nice clean and warm welcome pub the food is out of this world and Sunday lunch is to die for children are welcome and the beer garden at the back is an ideal place for children to let of steam and at the front there is also a seating are where you can sit and watch the world go by

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Long Newton, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Long Newton by Karin Peardon on June 4th, 2007
Hi I was a barmaid at the Vane Arms from 1974 to 1975. It was a beautiful village and a great place to live. A wonderful stopover between Middlesbrough and Darlington.

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Middlesbrough, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Middlesbrough by barry bellis on July 28th, 2009
stayed at the thistle hotel and was not impressed at all - ok for travelling salesmen and the like, but found the room i was in was to close to the town centre and the noise from pub revellers and the A66 too noisy. Spotted the mayor in the lift -wonder who is paying his bill? - would not reccomend staying there and suggest premier inns instead, must be cheaper than the £70-80 a night it cost for a room

Review of Middlesbrough by Peter given on April 27th, 2007
I was pleasently surprised, especially with the new MIMA art gallery. Stewart park with the Captain cook museum was excellent, so too was the grand Ormesby hall. The surounding countryside, which includes the stunning cleveland hills are packed with hidden gems.

Review of Middlesbrough by Sue on August 30th, 2006
its is the birth place of captain cook, paul daniels, chubby brown, ridley scott, brian clough and the guy off the nationwide adverts 'new customers only'.

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Thornley, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Thornley by Gordon Galloway on January 13th, 2010
That monstrous pitheap and mine have disappeared,so too have the miners' cottages.The place is more attractive,the environment more salubrious,but a community is dead.What a shame.I hardly recognised the place last time I was there.Cars doing handbrake turns in Hartlepool Street didn't help.

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Yarm, Cleveland and Teesside

Review of Yarm by allison newham on October 14th, 2008
Loooking forward to spending the day with a friend I only see twice a year and having a good spend I was bitterly disappointed with Yarms parking facilities. We arrived at 10am and had a lovely coffee and then ready to shop. After 2 hours (the allowed parking time) we went back to the car to find an alternative car park....which there are none. Both car parks we tried were 1 hour stay only. I find it bizarre that in the current times when we welcome people to stay in our own country to holiday etc and support the small businesses instead of out of town establishments you don,t offer any parking. We were left no alternative, very disappointed I must say, to return home. I live about 45 minutes from Yarm so it was a planned day out, a waste of an day. Please let me know why Yarm is so unwelcoming to people coming to enjoy spending money in their lovely town

Cornwall Reports

Camelford, Cornwall

Review of Camelford by tony on July 1st, 2010
Stayed in a lovely holiday village called Inny Vale at a cottage called Chynance, and was blown away by the facilities there. The owners have really done everything they can to make a small family welcome. Tennis on site, internet wifi, and a quiet friendly save place to play.

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Charlestown, Cornwall

Review of Charlestown by Stephen Kearsey on March 18th, 2010
My wife, my sister and I visited Charlestown in June 2008. We had booked a canal-boat week but the floods obliterated the canals and the owners could not locate the canal-boat. As a consequence we visited Cornwall and Charlestown and more specifically, Charlie's Coffee House (we hope that it still exists. We were delighted with the greeting, the service, the freshly baked scones, delicious coffee and then the owner gave us a copy of an Eva Cassidy CD that he had been playing gently in the background and we had commented on how we had enjoyed the music. Throughout our 3 week trip we had not experienced such warm hospitality, excellent food and coffee and we wish the owners evry success.

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Crantock, Cornwall

Review of Crantock by Lynn Humphreys on May 30th, 2007
Fantastic little village, beautiful beach and the people are very friendly. Have just arrived back from our fourth vist and will be returning in september. Had a lovely meal at the cornishman.

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Falmouth, Cornwall

Review of Falmouth by mrs. v Coles. on October 28th, 2008
falmouth, my favorite destination for 35 years. my family and now their family come back each year.lots and lots of varied things to do no matter what the weather, beutiful beaches, good shopping, sailing and good food. +lots more.

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Fowey, Cornwall

Review of Fowey by Glen Burnell on April 17th, 2007
What a lovely little place - quite unspoilt, and only 10 miles from Eden Project. We stayed at the Marina hotel, nice but the rooms are tiny and for the price not at all value for money. Plus the shower was terrible.

Review of Fowey by Andrew & Gilly on October 30th, 2006
We had lunch at the King of Prussia on 25 Oct 2006. I had the Steak and Ale Pie and Gilly had the Fish of the day. Excellent meal and all home cooked. In fact best meal we had all the time we were on holiday. The young lady that served us was very pleasant and gave us some very good information about the locality. We will definately visit the King of Prussia again.

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Goonhavern, Cornwall

Review of Goonhavern by gill on June 5th, 2007
5.6.07 Last week was the first time my family and I had ever been to Goon Havern. We had booked an holiday at the local haven campsite. Unforunatley it was too windy for us to erect our tent, and without going into too much detail, we did not get any help or info, from the receptionist on the site as to where else we could stay.All she would tell us was that there was not any room there in a static caravan! We were all very upset as we did not want to return home, but we were worried that we would get the same sort of responce from anyone else we asked for help and info from. Anyway, we decided to try once more and went to a camp site where the owner could not have been more friendly and helpful, he gave us a list of people who might be able to help us, and eventually we settled into a cottage, where the owners were exceptionally nice and welcoming. All in all we then found Cornwall and Goonhavern to be very friendly , and we ended up feeling at home there. This holiday had the potential of being a distater, but turned into one of the best holidays we have ever had. Thank you to the true residents of Goonhavern for showing us such a warm and friendly welcome.

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Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

Review of Harlyn Bay by peter on January 1st, 2010
my wife and i stayed at the harlyn inn overnight last year (2008) to break up christmas holiday and to check out our holiday destination for the following year, we picked the harlyn inn because it advertised dogs welcome, we found the staff to be so friendly, polite and helpfull, the room was clean, tidy and perfectly adequate for the two of us. we had the use of a colour tv, on suite bathroom and shower, tea and coffee provided with kettle in the room and adequate storage space for clothing etc. the beach is only 100 yards away and totally dog friendly, as evening rolled in we decided to sample the inn for a drink and something to eat, we were glad we did as the food was excellent and they have a good selection of drink to cater for many tastes, we found the bar to have a few local people enjoying the evening who all made us and the other guests feel welcome, as i said that was 2008, we again visited the inn dec 29 2009 (room one) and again we were made to feel at home by everyone. as a result we are already looking forward to going again in 2010. i would certainly reccomend the inn to anyone who likes to feel at home where they stay.

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Hayle, Cornwall

Review of Hayle by CHARLIE NICHOLLS on November 19th, 2008
I THINK HAYL IS A BEAUTFUL PLACE IVE BEEN GOING TO HAYLE FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS LOVE IT ITS A 7 HOUR DRIVE FROM MY HOME IN HULL BUT WELL WORTH IT HULL CITY A PREMEIRSHIP TOWN

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Helston, Cornwall

Review of Helston by Lorina Misquita on October 23rd, 2007
The Angel Hotel is the only Hotel in the main centre of helston and dates back 450 years. It has its own well in the bar with 13 bedrooms. It processes the mayors banqueting function room. This is certainly the only place to stay in Helston.

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Indian Queens, Cornwall

Review of Indian Queens by ANDY on August 13th, 2006
smashing place. no pubs but good licenced chinese [also takeaway]. good chippy, loads of walks, dog friendly, good central base

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Looe, Cornwall

Review of Looe by John Holmes on July 4th, 2012
Visited Looe whilst on holiday last week. Found it unattractive, with expensive car parking and lots of buildings that were in obvious need of re-painting and repair, certainly not a pretty, nor a quaint, little village. On a sunny evening, with calm conditions, the pier was closed and chained-off to the public at 7:00pm and I shan't be going there again, nor will I recommend it to anyone wanting a clean and pleasing place to stay, eat or relax. Extremely disappointing.

Review of Looe by phil. wales on July 2nd, 2010
been for the 3rd time and still enjoy it.the boat ride around st georges island,excellent. the walks are a must. if you like fishing,the 2hr fishing trip is a must do. polperro a nice little fishing village too visit. food in the local restraunts excellent. will be back next year,weather good,locals polite and helpful,what more can one ask.

Review of Looe by ANN HUDD on May 17th, 2006
Looe is a wonderful family friendly town and surrounding area. The Salutation Inn sreves wonderful bar meals with an excellent service.The portbyhan hotel good place to stay with really good evening entertainment.I stay at the trelay farmpark campsite with a touring caravan and also in the static vans .The site is the most cleanest and well kept site I have ever stayed on. Also excellent owners who are always ready to give assistance and are very welcoming and friendly. Looe is an excellent base to stay to visit any part of Cornwall also near to Devon.

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Menheniot, Cornwall

Review of Menheniot by Janice Schneider on February 16th, 2010
We went to the White Heart Hotel in Menheniot as a dinner party of 7 and would like to say what a wonderful meal we had, really hearty portions for hungry visitors and a warm friendly welcome. Excellent service a very enjoyable evening. Would recomend. Some colleagues stayed for a night and said they plan to book again- lovely atmosphere and very comfortable Inn. Staff were great, really helpful.

Review of Menheniot by Mr Livingston on June 13th, 2009
I was also staying here for a course in Liskeard with the previous reviewer. I can only reinforce her comments. How anyone can run this place and overlook the basics required to make this a pleasant place to stay is beyond me. As our taxi pulled up to drop us off on the first nights stay we were met by two huge buckets of sand either side of the entrance door full of cigarette butts. We are not talking about a few, we are talking about hundreds in this bucket. What effort would it take to remove these on a regular basis. My room was dirty. You could have written your name in the dust on all the furniture. There was no hairdryer, no iron, no welcome book, and the only toileteries were one tiny slither of soap. If you intend to drink in the bar until late into the evening you will be fine. If however like me you had to get up at a resonable hour and be alert the next day, you had no hope staying here. My room was directly under the bar and sleep was impossible. You might as well set your bed up in the bar as there was absolutely no sound proofing between the bedrooms and the bar. I was also disturbed to find absolutely no instructions or directions in the event of a fire in my room. I would have expected that as a bare minimum. The food was bog standard bar food, certainly nothing special and it was only the fact that I was stuck in this hotel with no transport to take me anywhere that forced me to eat here. The only saving grace was the staff that they employ. The owners certainly dont deserve such lovely staff and they must have to work really hard to try and make the best of a bad job. The hotel owner who is in his late 40's and his late teenage partner are extremely rude and unhelpful. They have a very laid back attitude where if your not happy they simply tell you to go else where as he told another customer while in my presence. Would I recommend anyone to stay here - never. I also went home at the weekend knowing that I was booked in to stay in this hotel again on Monday. I also made the choice of commuting each day rather than face walking back into that place.

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Mithian, Cornwall

Review of Mithian by lee pullen on April 17th, 2009
stayed at rebeccas cottage few years ago which was an absolute delightful and charming place to stay,also made friends with chris and dee who were landlord/lady of miners arms,again a very interesting and fascinating pub which when i was there felt a certain friend there who could not be seen,the food there was second to none,beautiful.everytime i visit cornwall,roughly twice a year (if i was rich enough id be living there) i always pop in the miners.the village is beautiful,the people brilliant and very friendly and is well worth a visit.

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Mullion, Cornwall

Review of Mullion by eddie on March 21st, 2010
Exclant food 10 out 10 very frendley the mounts bay hotel mullion good for a night out soom very good bands every fourtnight mullion is a lovely place for staying and also for great coastel walks with good views come and stay you wont regeat it.

Review of Mullion by Lee Reeby on October 21st, 2007
We stayed in a luxury suite room over looking the cove for two nights in April 06. The accommodation, service and food was 10 out of ten. We are considering staying again in December 07 if we can get the same room. Lee and Tom, Saltash.

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Padstow, Cornwall

Review of Padstow by liz davis on August 27th, 2007
Wonderful one night stay at Padstow. Superb hospitality in the R Bar and our Landlady Angie at 29 Church Street. The tour of Prideaux Place was so interesting and the cream tea to die for. Thank You one and all of Padstow Liz Davis

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Pentewan, Cornwall

Review of Pentewan by Barbara Parker on February 26th, 2007
We're just about to book this site again - we just keep going back! It's a very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of room between vans and as its a very flat site suits my husband who is partially disabled. We just love it!

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Penzance, Cornwall

Review of Penzance by E Kennington on September 4th, 2009
Just back from sennen cove a place i have visited many times and still love.Can i bring your attention to the state of the public toilets with a parking charge of £4.50 a day on the beach carpark the toilets are for the want of a better word appauling.I have travelled to many countries and have yet to find public toilets as bad as this.

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Polperro, Cornwall

Review of Polperro by brenda meakin on June 11th, 2006
this is a truly lovely village The views are amazing and it is such a relaxing place to visit The three pilchards serves an amazing menu so much so that we went ack there this year after finding it on the last day of our holiday last year It was our first choice of somewhere to eat when we decided to visit Cornwall again

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Portreath, Cornwall

Review of Portreath by june wood on April 7th, 2009
visited on in feb 2009 fantastic food chips out of this world best i ever tasted,intend to go back easter,hope its still the same

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Saltash, Cornwall

Review of Saltash by JG on August 24th, 2010
Very disappointed with Crylla Cottages and cannot understand the good reviews and awards. The noisy/busy A38 road is too close and actually passes over the site, "Valley View Cottages" means views of 40 ft high Leylandii trees and non existent views to rear are of a steep bank a few feet from the windows, childrens toys are mostly broken or missing pieces, gardens to the rear are too steep and not suitable for young people or people with breathing difficulties (which they dont tell you until you get there). You have to drive everywhere from there unless you walk alongside the A38. Sofas and armchairs were stained and dirty. It all looks great on the website, but we were not happy there. Staff are mostly friendly however.

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Scorrier, Cornwall

Review of Scorrier by Colin Bullard on November 19th, 2009
Just spent 4 nights DBB very happy with all aspects , staff very friendly and accomodating , rooms very clean and well decorated , food well cooked and presented , overall a very nice place to stay.

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St Ives, Cornwall

Review of St Ives by Denise Martin on May 10th, 2007
Hi, just wanted to let you know what a couple of brilliant days/nights we had at Treganna castle hotel (24th - 26th April). Due to unforseen reasons we booked at very short notice for our honeymoon, we couldnt have asked for better. We are hoping to come back in October if possible. Thankyou to you & all your staff , Nigel & Denise Martin

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St Merryn, Cornwall

Review of St Merryn by elaine mclellan on August 18th, 2006
I visited st merryn this july(2006)and want to thank all the st merryn people who were so good to us.We came down for a week from glasgow.My 4 children and I were really looking forward to our holiday as i'd been to cornwall 20 years ago and thought i'd landed in heaven, it is so beautiful.unknowingly we'd booked a caravan that wasn't meant to be let to the general public the guy was trying to con the site owners by letting it and collecting loads of money.The actual caravan was so dirty a pig couldn't have lived in it,we couldn't even eat in it as we'd have caught food poisoning.We were really upset and very hungry with no chance of eating.Then the great people of st merryn stepped in and helped us. We'd like to say a big thank you to some people ,sorry I don't know who they are but they'll know.THANK YOU, to the shop owner/manager at maribou holiday park for making the children something to eat and cheering us up (his Dad was scottish and in the Navy),the bar manager (originallyfrom Inverness)and the local chinese delivery guy who gave us a lift and made sure we got up the road safely,the lady at st merryn stores who very kindly let us watch dvd's at the caravan to give the children something to do at night,a nice family from wolverhampton? who made us cups of tea,THANK YOU TO ALL YOU GOOD PEOPLE.st merryn is a lovely place beautiful beaches nearby, nice and peaceful.I would recommend this place any day and if you receive the kind of cornish welcome which was given to us,then you'll have a holiday to remember' thanks again st merryn.

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st.mawes, Cornwall

Review of st.mawes by Harry Warburton on September 2nd, 2008
st.mawes is the the best resort/town/holiday location in the world. it is truely unique, and i must visit for anyone.

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Tintagel, Cornwall

Review of Tintagel by nick on September 22nd, 2006
although popular with tourists (so you wont be alone!) tintagle remians a beautiful place indeed. Be careful on the paths around the castle (some of the steepest steps I have ever seen) but expect Merlin to jump out at you at every turn

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Torpoint, Cornwall

Review of Torpoint by ben smith on November 2nd, 2006
The Kings Arms has recently re-opened and is now a brilliant place to go for a drink they do parties as well. Also the standard is a good pub

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Townshend, Cornwall

Review of Townshend by Thomas Dobson on September 9th, 2006
Townshend is a quaint little Cornish village situated near the river Hayle. With stunning scenery and not too far from Hayle, this is a perfect realxing place. A great place for anyone wanting to vist local points of interest as Goldolphin house is just only down the road. It is perfect for walks as Goldolphin Hill offers stunning views of near by villages; Carlean, Sithney and Helston. A perfect week-end break!

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Truro, Cornwall

Review of Truro by Dr shahab Hussain on February 21st, 2008
Surely the friendliest golf club in Cornwall. Very laid back atmosphere. Has moved away from the snobbery and narrowmindedness of many of its competitors. Makes a beginner very welcome (which i was when i joined.) Nice little course too, set in beautiful parkland, and extremely varied. I would fully recommend a bite to eat in the restaurant after a round, and a beer at the bar with the boys. A must visit for any golfing enthusiast in Cornwall. p.s. I'm now a member at the Marriot golf hotel and course at Hollins hall, West Yorkshire. A long championship course, but can honestly say that Killiow is more challenging. Dr Shahab Hussain.

County Antrim Reports

Cushendall, County Antrim

Review of Cushendall by ann.marr on November 11th, 2008
in.june.our.family.went.to.cushendall.fof.a.week.in.a.static.caravan.it.was.loverly.the.trouble.is.we.cant.remember,the.name.of.it.we.no.it was.on.top.of.a.hill.we.could.see.the.sea.looking.down.to.it.we.want.to.go.there.next.year.if.we.can.the.people.was.lovely.to.so.we.hope.this.small.letter.helps.you.ann.marr

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Portballintrae, County Antrim

Review of Portballintrae by Gary Hendry on October 15th, 2006
4 of us decided to visit the Giants Causeway and chose Portballintrae as the place to stay. We stayed at the Bayview Hotel which has superb, spacious rooms with excellent facilities. The staff there couldn't have been nmore helpful and friendly and the quality of food was very good. An evening meal at Sweeneys turned out to be the most enjoyable, satisfying and quality meal I've had for a long while. In both locations the staff could not have been more accomodating & friendly. Portballintrae is a beautiful place to stay. It has not got the charm of an old traditional village as most of the local amenities has disappeared. Having said that the village is determindely trying to regroup and bring back the local shops and community centre. Keep trying - Portballintrae is well worth visiting.

County Armagh Reports

County Review by annadian oneill on October 22nd, 2006
Armagh is a beautiful place to visit,The peopl are friendly helpful.plenty to do [plenty to see,i love the place

Armagh, County Armagh

Review of Armagh by nelly on November 20th, 2006
For the best pub in armagh you have to viist the Toby jug.it newly renovated and all done up.live music every sat and sun.parties catered for. the food is absolutly gorgeous at the parties. the off-license has brilliant offers every week.dont miss it out, a must see pub.

County Down Reports

County Review by ken smith on August 15th, 2010
The Ards Penninsula has everything sailing,wildlife,fishing,fishing ports,pre historic sites.airfield,and good food the most popular eating spot being Bow Bells Restraunt in Donaghadee,and the best fish and chips are to be had at Millisle at Mc Clements noted for non greasy food,then there is the Quays at Portavogie which is home to the fishing fleet

County Review by Susan on February 21st, 2007
Hello I would like to submit a review of a hotel tha t I have just returned from, and after a marvellous stay, I am surprised it is not listed in County Down. It is called THE CANAL COURT HOTEL, My review is as follows: THANK YOU Comparing this to some of the finest and more expensive hotels in London ( that I have stayed in ), ie value for money and quality of service, perhaps some of them should stay at Canal Court. We were greeted on a daily basis, with what I can only describe as total professionalism from all levels of staff!! Genuinely friendly and helpful, nothing was any bother, rooms were fresh, clean and fully equipt, all information in rooms was informative. Restaurants and bars were fantastic, and last but not least the receptionists were among the most efficient and friendly I have ever come across. Some other hotels could learn a valueable lesson from Canal Court. 10/10

Ballynahinch, County Down

Review of Ballynahinch by gemz on April 3rd, 2007
its brill i love it

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Bangor, County Down

Review of Bangor by joan martin on February 14th, 2007
hi,i was old girl in Glenola,then a bride,then lived there before leaving for S Africa, first time i returned ater 22 years it felt like i never left,people are honest,friendly and kind, they have done it all up,but its still natural, pay it a visit,sit on the wall watch friendly people pass by,as they give you the time of day. joan

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Donaghadee, County Down

Review of Donaghadee by Agnes Kelly on April 3rd, 2009
Just wanted to say how much I enjoy looking at your Web Site,listening to all your music and viewing your travels. Keep up the good work. I have been in Canada since 1981 with my family. I do miss Donaghadee as we had our business there, which was Hightrees Garage. I do go back from time to time, it has been 4 years now. I do see a lot of changes every time I go back, especially all the new houses, also Warren Road has a lot of changes since 1981.... I can't believe Manor Farm is all gone, now it has all new expensive homes. My brother that lived in Donaghadee is now living in Lisburn. I usually make it one day to visit all my cousins, also my old neighbours around the Donaghadee, Bangor area. Have a great 2009 Agnes

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Millisle, County Down

Review of Millisle by Elizabeth on March 15th, 2012
Millisle has grown from a small village by the sea to a small town with new housing developments. There are plenty of organisations for children, youth and adults alike - lots of church groups, a thriving football club, two local bars, British Legion, Orange Hall and a Youth Forum. The local Community Association hold public events throughout the year as do the other organisations. The primary school is 'second to none' and has a enthusiastic Principal and staff as well as a 'Friends' group who organise events for the children. Millisle is by the sea and has a number of beaches, a beachpark with slipways for launching small boats, a lagoon for swimming, a new playpark for children and 'trim trail' exercise equipment for adults. The Community Garden is a peaceful retreat by the seashore where you can sit and relax. We also have an excellent 'fish and chip' shop. So don't just drive through - stop and take a walk around - I love it here in Millisle.

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Newtonhamilton, County Down

Review of Newtonhamilton by nicola on November 1st, 2006
newtown is class craic, bt ders nufin to do for children only pubs pubs an more pubs, newtown should have a big park or youth club in it to keep the youths off the streets,

County Durham Reports

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Review of Barnard Castle by stan shaw on June 20th, 2006
I went to Barnard Castle School, my father was a builder and carried out many restorations on the Morrit Arms Hotel,(in the 30's ) and the hotel was owned and run by an Italian Family. The Hotel is by the Greta River with toll gates on the southern side of the Bridge. I lived in Richmond, and was a border at Barnard Castle the Morrit Arms is about 5 miles from the Town. The area has a lot to do with Dickins and DoTheBoys Hall at Bowes. The Bowes Museum is next door to the School , and is steeped in history. The Market cross in Barnard Castle is where the farmers came on Wednesday's (market day) and an aunt ofr mine from Bowes used to go there every Wednesday to sell Eggs poultry and home made Butter. The Kings Head was the main Hotel in town, and next to the river was a leather tanning factory. If the boys wanted to go into town, on Wedneswdays they had to get permission from the House Master. Hope this information is of some use to you. During the War, there was a military Hospital is a large house downstream from the bridge, and a friend and I both fell into the river one day, and went there to dry out. the food was good!!

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Beamish, County Durham

Review of Beamish by Barry Miller on February 28th, 2010
Unfortunately my visit to Beamish was marred by the weather. A cold day with heavy continuous snow made outside photography difficult. However, despite this I fell in love with the theme of Beamish and plan to return later in 2010 when the weather may well be better. You do need plenty of time and plenty of energy, use the transport of the trams and village bus to see as much as you can. The different sections are wide spread so plan your visit with a site map or use Google earth. I hope you get as much from the visit as I did. Barry Miller

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Blackhall Colliery, County Durham

Review of Blackhall Colliery by Lisa on May 31st, 2009
A great day out. But take a pack lunch as they're is only 1 small cafe. but plenty of picnic benches

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Bowes, County Durham

Review of Bowes by ilona on October 1st, 2009
I've been there in june and enjoyed it very much. Had the best food Icould ever think of, I've been only for a week,but what a week. Had a good time,thank you both very much. The only question,where do you hide the sun? best ilona

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Brandon, County Durham

Review of Brandon by David Bone on April 9th, 2009
The Bay Horse Inn at Brandon is a very delightful place and I would recommend a stay there to anyone.Lynne and Gary make everyone really welcome and can never do enough to make your stay pleasant.

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Chester-Le-Street, County Durham

Review of Chester-Le-Street by Florence Morgan on May 22nd, 2006
I live at Whickham and visit my sister who lives at Ouston. We thoroughly enjoy going in to Chester le Street on market days. Love the atmosphere.

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Coxhoe, County Durham

Review of Coxhoe by J McSorley on April 10th, 2007
My husband and I found the Old Mill at Coxhoe by chance and were very pleased that we did. The staff are welcoming, pleasant and eager to please. The room we were allocated was absolutely spotless, very comfortable and very good value for money. Our evening meal was excellent and very reasonably priced. We would have no hesitation in staying here again and would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

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Review of Coxhoe by Mr & Mrs. Lang on August 12th, 2006
Visited the Kicking cuddy pub in Coxhoe, 10 out 10 very good service, excellent pub that serves very nice home made food.

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Crook, County Durham

Review of Crook by michael fairgrieve on March 18th, 2011
i was born in victoria howden-le wear then moved to the flats at the age of 4 next to what was then ramars dress factory.then moved to crook in then the new housing watergate estate.went to the aldermancape secondry modern school.have many good memories of crook in the sixties then a busy town plenty of bars,sadly most of them have closed now.always remember if you wernt in the belvue working mens club for 6 you wouldnt get a seat upstairs.changed times place is empty now.always wondered why they call it a market town when the main industry was coal mining.have been back to crook on afew occations used to stay in the uplands hotel till they knocked it down shame on them should have been saved, money again.same with the co op building should have been saved and in its place council offices what a monstrosity another peace of crooks history wiped.now living in northern ireland have been for the last 37years after coming out of the army.still love to get back to crook to see family and friends live in belfast crook is still my home.

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Darlington, County Durham

Review of Darlington by john doran on April 5th, 2007
A B C cabs in darlington, were so good to my wife and I while searching for property in the north east, We at one stage got a taxi from the airport and they charged believe me a lot money, while I was in Darlington having lunch and looking in estate agents windows, we had picked a number of houses we needed to view , a total of 18 in 6 days, I will never forget a gentleman by the name Phil Woods whom I asked for directions at abc cabs,I had told Mr Woods why we were in Darlington and responce was Dont we will look after you,After that we had put in various offers and sent in surveryors with no possitive comeback If it was not for Mr Woods and there fleet and drivers I possible would never have moved Darlington ,Hope to see you all next, Regards and Best Wishes, John & Ollie Doran

Review of Darlington by Shirley Gunnill on May 14th, 2006
I am a resident of Darlington and love the town but keep away at the moment as they are in the middle of pedestrianising the town centre and it is a mess - goodness knows what it is going to look like when it is finished in the summer of 2007. They seem to be changing the whole character of this once lovely market town.

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Lanchester, County Durham

Review of Lanchester by Chris Hopps on December 13th, 2010
Leave Lanchester as it is it is a Beautifull pretty village . I was born near the village of Lanchester. I read recently that the dopy council was going to make it a one way system? what idiot council member thought of that for an idea If Norman Gall heard that he would turn in his GRAVE the mentallitity of the new people whom arrived from god knows where come up with crazy ideas then the actual old residents of Lanchester Village just them walk over the top of them wake up al the actual LANCHESTER PEOPLE wake up stop them from abusing our Home.

Review of Lanchester by Ruzhdi ferati on September 19th, 2009
Lanchester is most nicest village i have seen,t least up 2day!I have been living there 4 2 years at station road.Its nice quite n lovely place 2 live,if u would ask me what's in my memory i would say its littel village 2 far from Albania called LANCHESTER!

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Seaham, County Durham

Review of Seaham by maureen on April 21st, 2008
I love coming up to Seaham, especially the beach,its so peaceful,could stand there for ages, my husband still has sisters up there so we come up at least once a year, have been coming up for about 37 years now, people are lovely, very friendly. I also look forward to my stotties and peas pudding and a decent piece of fish, not like down here. Could do with some kind of accommadation , only got the Harbour View or maybe they have added since i was up last year. See you in August- Seaham, cant wait.

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Sedgefield, County Durham

Review of Sedgefield by john bush on July 11th, 2007
played A,B,C,and D all great value for money A & B a bit more challenging as the fairways are alot tighter courses C & D are more for people with wayward drives they are more forgiving as the fairways are much wider but all 4 courses are challenging and no holes the same the one thing that is missing is a bar to brag about that great shot

Review of Sedgefield by john richardson on May 24th, 2006
Ive just became a member at knotty hill december 2006 after playing the course on and off for a few years now. A and b course is not too hilly and a little shorter which is ideal for the higher handicaps but still a challenge all the same c and d course is a lot longer and harder with more water and more challenging holes the greens are very good with nice soft fairways.for the price you pay i would recomend a visit you will not be dissapointed

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Shildon, County Durham

Review of Shildon by Glen on April 23rd, 2008
great place with a great Museum and a great old fashioned sweet shop called sweet greetings

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Thornley, County Durham

Review of Thornley by Gary Sinclair on October 14th, 2007
Wow! Hard to believ the village where I was born and bred is still in existence let alone on the internet. Even the hotel where I did a lot of my catering and hotel training. I now have my own bar and restaurant in portugal.

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Trimdon, County Durham

Review of Trimdon by jean on July 13th, 2012
trimdon village co durham Interesting to read Brian MCKEOWNS report on Trimdon i live in same street as his mam and dad and was bridesmaid when he was a best man to Norman Sadler one of his mates.I have lived in Trimdon most of my life leaving to live in Maidenhead after my marriage but returning after a divorce.I was married in St Mary Magdeline Church on the green where Tony Blair told the Media of Princess Diannas death.My son also married in this Church as he married a local girl.I ENJOYED VILLAGE LIFE and never settled in London.I dont drive so I can only say the public transport is no longer reliable as a pensioner they have given us bus passes but cut out a lot of bus services .Luckily most of the younger generation as this would be a problem in their working lives.jean

Review of Trimdon by Brian McKeown on March 17th, 2011
lived in trimdon for 21 years great place to live back then loads of fresh air & great places to walk handy for all the towns,Hartlepool,Stockton,Darlington,Durham all within a 14ml radius,Sunderland & Newcastle about 30mls afew local shops a few good pubs such as the bird in hand,& the black bull,the church on the village green dates back about about 300 years,Trimdon supposedly got its name from King Canute when he stopped at the local blacksmith on his way to Durham cathedral for pilgrimage,he supposedly asked the smith what name is this hamlet & the smith said no name sire, Canute said i name this hamlet Trim-don hope this helps with your survey

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Witton Gilbert, County Durham

Review of Witton Gilbert by vicki on March 12th, 2006
witton gilbert is a lovely little place and i personally recommend the travellers rest and i like to go a often as possible, ts a really nice atmosphere and the food is absolutely delicious!!! i give it 10 out of 10!!!!!!!

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Wolsingham, County Durham

Review of Wolsingham by Burns on November 26th, 2010
From an Expat Weardale couple - This is an example of what a pub SHOULD NOT BE - Cold - dark, unwelcoming - terrible food and London priced drinks, much of which was unavailable ! Don't go, unless you are a masochist.

Review of Wolsingham by Arlene & Peter on August 4th, 2010
We have a caravan in Stanhope and have had many a meal in the Bay House Wolsingham, and i have to say every meal we have had has been beautiful, great staff and very friendly. Well worth a visit..

Cumbria Reports

County Review by michel brimble on June 25th, 2007
we stayed at seatoller farm cottage,borrowdale valley.a lovely old cottage on national trust working farm.cleaned to the highest standards.mountain views were fantastic and the people who run the farm were so friendly.the hamlet of seatoller is very peaceful and the walks are great.the farm also does bed and breakfast and camping.

Date visited: 15/7/2006

Alston, Cumbria

Review of Alston by Lesley Mearns on March 28th, 2006
Alston is a lovely town situated in beautiful countryside. It is ideal for people with interests in walking, bird-watching and just enjoying wonderful views. The locals are friendly and hostpitable.

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Ambleside, Cumbria

Review of Ambleside by Andrea Smart on August 15th, 2007
I had the privilege of staying at the edge of Ambleside (just down the road from the Drunken Duck - which is a very nice eatery!) with my partner Andy in Spring 2006. We rented a wonderful cottage where a gorgeous view of sheep and lambs awaited us each morning from outside our bedroom window. Walking was wonderful, and was the main purpose of our trip. The weather was fabulous, and relaxation was just the ticket. Ambleside is definitely on our return list!

Review of Ambleside by Andrea Smart on July 25th, 2006
First came here on a coaching holiday in 1967. We stayed at the Salutation hotel. I well remember the boat trip on Windermere as far as Bowness. The little house over the river. This is a place that we return to on regular occasions. Recommend you do too.

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Review of Ambleside by rob.graham on February 23rd, 2006
i stayed at falls view self-catering accomadation which was clean,modern,roomy and had everything there.we found ambleside clean,people friendly and the food at the pubs/restraunts very good,we are hoping to visit later in the year.with thanks rob and friends

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Review of Appleby-in-Westmorland by theresa westrup on March 18th, 2007
up home...... thats what i call appleby-in-westmorland. I moved away from this beautiful place a long time ago,, but always come back for my yearly camping hols. The people are forever welcoming , and helpful. the scenery beyond Appleby is breathtaking .I miss "home" so very much . One day i plan to return, and stay! Appleby..... a beautiful town with beautiful people..... xxx

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Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Review of Barrow-in-Furness by Tony Bland on September 6th, 2007
Lovely approach from Abbey road, around Furness Abbey is a gem, starts too deteriorate towards the town centre. Portland walk should have been covered because the town cried out for it after all the years of buffeting winds. Rawlinson street is a disgrace at the Greengate end. Bicycles are rode willy nilly in Dalton road and Portland walk and not just by teenagers, and barking dogs are a pain in this same area. The people are generally friendly but it suffers like most towns with yob culture in a lawless environment.

Review of Barrow-in-Furness by linzi on September 5th, 2006
we got a good club brilliant music good night out just what we needed

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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

Review of Bassenthwaite by shona on August 30th, 2009
My great, great ,grandmother was born in Bassenthwaite in 1829 they lived in the Halls ? her father was a teacher and dance instructor called Adam hope , her name was Faith hope she had a twin called Maria and there were another 4 siblings. I am 54 now but i can remember visiting and staying in Bassenthwaite when i was young , we stayed in a big house on the side of the hill/mountain , alas i can not recall which member of the family lived there , wish i could . Bassenthwaite is a beautiful little place and i have nothing but fond memories of my times there. We lived in Silloth our family name was Selkirk .

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Brampton, Cumbria

Review of Brampton by phillip glosser on April 22nd, 2009
This is one of the nicest villages we visited. We stayed at the Hullerbank House and drove into Brampton sevaral times to eat and look in the shops. The paople in all the shops were excellent and the people at the tourist information were extremely helpful. If we come back to the area, we'll come back to Brampton.

Review of Brampton by Irene Mackay on October 31st, 2006
Very interesting homemade sausages, massive portions, lovely homemade chips, friendly staff. Welcoming open fire, very near Hadrians wall for walkers.

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Caldbeck, Cumbria

Review of Caldbeck by Steve on May 2nd, 2006
Caldbeck - 28th April to the 30th 2006. My wife and I stayed at the Oddfellows Arms. This was a most perfect weekend. Nothing but nothing was a bother to the staff who made our stay absolutely wonderful. Locals are the friendliest bunch we have come across in along time in our travels around the Lakes, although I have to say overall Cumbrians are the nicest people in the UK. Food was to die for, Lamb Jennings a must have. Trout fillets were great too. Beer, the perfect pints are served here. Try out the Watermill to for a bite to eat, cheese platters are great value. We made friends with a couple on a break for their anniversary, up from Bolton. Our only regret was not seeing them before we left. All the best for the future to Ian and Chris. All in all a relaxing, (want to stay in Caldbeck 4ever) break.

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Cockermouth, Cumbria

Review of Cockermouth by Yvonne on November 14th, 2006
I took my husband to broughton craggs as a surprise for his 40th birthday, We had a really nice pieceful stay, The staff was all very nice, the evening meal waspot on, And the full english breakfast on the sunday morning was fantastic plenty of it and it was piping HOT. Recomend to all.

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Cumwhitton, Cumbria

Review of Cumwhitton by M Day on June 7th, 2010
Clean, tidy, water/ power v ery close to the pitches, max 5 vans plus the usual holiday vans. Very peaceful, Ideal for the weekend chill out

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Dent, Cumbria

Review of Dent by Steve Bott on February 4th, 2008
I love Dent and the Sun Inn in particular. I stay there frequently and am looking forward to my next visit, having had an enforced absence since July 2007. I am delighted to find this extra website on Dent, and as a journalist by profession, would be delighted to help in any way I can with contributions, editing or in any way possible. Steve Bott 0161 643 1504

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Flookburgh, Cumbria

Review of Flookburgh by shaun smith on November 1st, 2006
flookburgh was very nice and we enjoyed visiting flookburgh but staying at lakelands caravan tourer static van park did make us not want to return to this area again

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Garrigill, Cumbria

Review of Garrigill by Dorothy on June 27th, 2009
We spent two weeks in Alston about three years ago. Since we were part way to Garrigill, it became a frequent spot for lunch. The George and Dragon was lovely--best chips in the world and fine friendly service. The age of the pub was evident and the small fires at each end of the room(s) were just enough to ward off the rain, ice and frosts of spring! We are so sorry the pub is closed, but understand the difficulties of keeping a pub going in such a small community. We send warmest greetings to Garrigill and its environments--the last wilderness area in the UK?--from California, and hope we hear of the George and Dragon's resurrection.

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Gosforth, Cumbria

Review of Gosforth by Miranda Waldron on January 18th, 2007
I have stayed at The Barn twice now, it is an amaizing place to stay. Everything you could ever need is there. Beautiful surroundings, will be going back.

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Grange over Sands, Cumbria

Review of Grange over Sands by Nick on October 18th, 2007
The advent of the Furness Railway transformed the small fishing village of Grange-over-Sands into the fashionable Victorian/Edwardian resort, with wealthy merchants building grand houses, which now accommodate top quality hotels.

Marvellous limestone buildings dominate this picturesque seaside town.

Grange has much to offer the visitor. A traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens, a duck pond, golf courses, brass band concerts and vantage points for bird watching are just some of the many attractions on offer. Population 4,000

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Grasmere, Cumbria

Review of Grasmere by Bob on May 22nd, 2006
Forget Tweedies or The Lamb Inn, tucked away on the end of the Wordsworth Hotel is the real locals bar with real people just enjoying a laugh and a quiet drink. This is where the bar staff go to drink,that says it all really !!!!!!! Food gets prepared in the same kitchen as the Wordsworth Hotel with all its awards, again that says it all. It may take a few visits before people speak too much, but when they do, its been worth the wait. Locals quiz on a friday, but dont take up all the seats, I´m not gonna stand-up.

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Hawkshead, Cumbria

Review of Hawkshead by sf haddow on May 27th, 2007
looking forward to returning soon for holiday.look,s to have changed a lot.hopefully not much.

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Keswick, Cumbria

Review of Keswick by S Lindsay on April 24th, 2009
Well I stayed in the lovely gill head farm and whilst I was there I had a meal at the troutbeck inn. Well what a mistake that turned out to be. I ordered the lamb which was the most bland and dry peice of meat I have ever tasted. It was absolutely drowned in some horrid gravy sitting on a pile of ok mash. My wife had the Pate which was also tasteless and very wet. The veg was also bland I was disgusted with my kids pizzas. They were of the cheap frozen variety and they wasn't even cooked properly (the cheese hadn't melted!). When I complained I was treated like a criminal and was made to feel totally uncomfortable. The adult meals were knocked off the bill but I still paid for the kids stuff and got out of there! I would never eat at the troutbeck inn again and I would seriously discourage anyone from making the same mistake I did. If you know anything about good food and like to enjoy good quality meals then do not visit this place. The cider was the only thing I enjoyed and that was spoilt by the offence caused by my complaint. Which was polite may I add. Not one sorry for dishing up such rubbish food to me. It was as if it was my fault!

Review of Keswick by jeanette yeomans on March 19th, 2008
keswick, is a busy, and commercialised town, in cumbria.the people are friendly, and tourist information, situated in the moot hall, is invaluable, to travellers. however, the staff, the food, and the service, we received at the lake road inn, 10 lake road, was appalling, to say the least. , considering it was a monday evening, and the pub was very quiet.we did actually complain to the manager, and was given 2 cups of cold, stewed coffe, as compensation! we are holidaymakers, not regulars, is that the reason for the poor service?

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Review of Kirkby Stephen by brian-arthur bainbridge on November 20th, 2009
I was born on the 1.11.1951 in Hartley and I did not realise how wonderful this area was untill I returned 20 years later. How many people have the same feeling? At the moment I live in Berlin but visit my (home town) as often as possible.Who has the same thoughts??

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Patterdale, Cumbria

Review of Patterdale by Peter Smith on September 25th, 2006
We had 3 days camping at sykeside site in patterdale and walking and climbing in the area. It was fantastic! If this is what you like to do I would thoroughly recommend it

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Penrith, Cumbria

Review of Penrith by ms j.taylor on May 29th, 2009
i have a brother who stays in penrith and came down to see him in penrith with my partner and fell in love with the area so mutch we may like to move from scotland to england can you help me in any way possible with contact info on housing exchange lists for that area/or any info that might help meny thanks jackie taylor

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Seathwaite, Cumbria

Review of Seathwaite by PAUL BATTEN on June 13th, 2006
SEATHWAITE IN SOUTH CUMBRIA IS A QUIET UNSPOILT PART OF THE DUDDON VALLEY, HIDDEN IN THE LAKELAND HILLS AND UNKNOWN TO MOST PEOPLE WHO VISIT THE LAKE DISTRICT. THE VALLEY HAS ONE PUB,THE NEWFIELD INN, A POST OFFICE ONLY 3 BED AND BREAKFASTS AND A CAMP SITE. IT IS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO FIND THE REAL CUMBRIA

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Sedbergh, Cumbria

Review of Sedbergh by Emily White on November 7th, 2009
Sedbergh is a delightfully picturesque town. Sedbergh has ample options for walking, from gentle strolls to difficult scrambles. We stayed in a lovely cottage, Saddlers Cottage and regularly frequented the most lovely tea room, the Sedbergh Café. Very friendly town which we would recommend to anyone. We will most definitely return soon.

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Silloth, Cumbria

Review of Silloth by Brian Ross on April 11th, 2006
Silloth has a lot to answer for ,i met my wife there 25years ago on 18/4/06 in the solway lido and we are going back then to bring back some good memories.We try and go down every second weekend work commitments allowing but it is a great place and everybody is so freindly,we have had some excellent times there and hope to have a lot more. Brian wilma Ross Kilmarnock Scotland

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St Bees, Cumbria

Review of St Bees by steve painter on May 18th, 2009
fabulious place. grandchildren loved it. they couldn't stop talking about it. keep asking when are we going back. caravan superb . we will be back

Review of St Bees by mrs pauilne thompson on November 11th, 2007
stayed hear last year brought my son and his family. clean and tidy tea and coffee and biscuits on arrivle made abig difference .hope to make it again this year in may.was only a4 day break but ex. have family up there and was born in whitehaven { strand street to be priece . hope to see you all soon you will hear from me soon thompson family padiham lancashire

Review of St Bees by mrs pauilne thompson on October 14th, 2007
stayed at seacotes.last year with my son and his family last year loved it. hopingto visit again next year.accomadation ex. very clean and wellcoming.particular little tray of tea and coffee on arrival. its the little things that count.everthing ex/ clean please send price list so we can book a date again for next year thank you mrs thompson/kind reguards.

Review of St Bees by christine on July 3rd, 2006
If you should happen to be visiting this lovely little town make sure to pay a call to Platform 9,either for a meal or just for a drink. It is right beside the station and is set out like the interior of the old-style trains. It is a "different"experience which I'm sure people will enjoy,and has friendly staff,a good atmosphere and nice food.

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Tebay, Cumbria

Review of Tebay by Shendie Green on October 1st, 2009
We stayed at Fawcett Mill Fields on our visit to Tebay. Just outside of the village, it is a most fantastic place for a large family reunion, although I believe it is also used for conferences and training. There were 26(and baby) in our party,and the facilities were tremendous. from the wonderful mature gardens including a stunning waterfall, to the well equipped kitchen. Spacious, well thought out in design and decor, it adapted itself to whatever we required, from an outdoor family BBQ, to the huge partyroom/lounge and a dining table that could easily accommodate all of us at one time! The owners are incredibly welcoming, but with such an easygoing and helpful approach, that we immediately relaxed and started to enjoy the wonder that is Fawcett mill Fields. Described elsewhere as 'out of this world', the phrase truly sums it up.

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Whitehaven, Cumbria

Review of Whitehaven by purdie on December 5th, 2009
i have many fond memories ot haig pit, my dad was a miner all his life being in scottish pits from the age of 13, with 11 brothers and sisters most of the kids were in the pit, when they moved to seacliffe, he joined haig, they used to have family days once a year when the wives and kids coild come and see where dad worked, fair rides and stalls and a trip down in the cage if you wanted, i remember on a friday my dad leaving me in the car while he collected his wages, one night he was due home at 6, i walked down the the pit to find him no sign, panic, mother was in a state, dinner was ruined and dad was missing, in that order, i stood by the car in the car park while all the other cars slowly went home my dads hadnt, i walked into the pit now he was two hours overdue, we then all realised no one had told him his shift was over, at that time he was driving the boogies under the sea, and thats where he still was, we got him up and eventually home few hours late, nice to see haig open, kids in the future will not know how important coal was to us all then, nice to see history of the town not forgotton, its not all about boat and sailors, the miners kept cumbria going, and warm,

Review of Whitehaven by sheena brogden on April 11th, 2007
Having recently revisited Whitehaven after several years I have to say that it has undergone something of a transformation. The harbour area once a hub of trade has now become a harbour side that has a positively continental feel! The bars in this area are a must to visit and enjoy stunning views whilst enjoying a drink or a bite. The town itself is also enjoying a bit of rejuvenation whilst still maintaining the impressive feel of the old Georgian buildings, quaint new shops and tourist attractions such as The Beacon and The Rum Story all conspire to merge the old and the new. Well worth a visit.

Review of Whitehaven by John O on September 10th, 2006
Let the Disabled Burn Copeland Borough Council have been in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act since it opened its new offices in October 2004. CBC has a policy that states that mobility disabled staff, visitors and councillors will in the event of a fire be left in the building to be rescued by the fire brigade. That policy is not only in breach of the DDA, it also breaches building regulations and British Standards Institute policy. Copeland BC were told this in 2004/2005/2006 and refused to change that policy. Only when a concerned member of the public and user of that site complained the Fire and Evacuation officer for Whitehaven did they concede that their policy was illegal. However, that policy remains unchanged at the time of writing the report.

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Windermere, Cumbria

Review of Windermere by kelly golton on March 30th, 2007
I visit Fallbarrow caravan park every year with my family. We have just had a wonderful week in the Lakes. The caravan site is always very clean, everyone is so friendly. There are so many great attractions in Windermere. Kind Regards

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Workington, Cumbria

Review of Workington by brooke on February 1st, 2008
I LOVE WORKINGTON i was born and bred here the town is much nicer now and be even better when we get the new Tesco here finally alot of people dont like the idea but it will be better for the elderley also disabled i agree it has been a long hard fight but now we all know what is happening but we could do with more food shops we have lots of phone, card and clothes shops i hope when TESCO finally opens it will not effect our new shops B Rooke

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Birch Vale, Derbyshire

Review of Birch Vale by John Sanderson on November 21st, 2006
The Waltzing Weasel closed for business on 2nd January 2006. It was re-opened by Brian Jordan and John Sanderson on the 3rd March this year. Prices have been reviewed, menus changed, and a greater selection of Real Ales and excellent wines at affordable prices Starting at £12.50 for 6 choice wines. But you can also find a 1967 port at £49.95 per bottle!! Special offer breaks seem excellent valus throughout the year. Also good Jazz on the first Thursday of the month and Wine and Dine Theme evenings once a month - even a chance to buy your own supplies of featured wines on these special evenings.

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Bolsover, Derbyshire

Review of Bolsover by lenny on September 10th, 2009
Just to say Bolsover has market on Tues and Friday total stalls no more then 10

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Buxton, Derbyshire

Review of Buxton by karina on March 30th, 2009
Buxton Tuesday Market do not have 50+ stalls the local Council have stopped providing the stalls, only a dozen stalls now bother to set up. your information is misleading.

Review of Buxton by Tina on January 30th, 2006
I think that Buxton is a great place to live because of it's Landmarks and its water. but I think Buxton should try and put more things for kids and teenagers to do because if there isn't anything for them to do, then they get bored and might do bad things and vandalise shops and other things etc.. Overall, Buxton is a great place to live!!!

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Calow, Derbyshire

Review of Calow by Sheila Linton on January 28th, 2006
Calow is full of charming, hard working people. If you live in Calow, you are proud to tell others. The house prices are higher than Chesterfield average, but when you buy a house in Calow you get what money can't buy... the exceptional community spirit.

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Clowne, Derbyshire

Review of Clowne by Matthew Jones on June 5th, 2006
Clowne is the best night out ever. On a friday night in summer this small village is transformed into a mass of people and night life. Pubs worth trying are : The anchor The Hart The Angel and believe it or not Clowne Miners Welfare is the best of all!

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Derby, Derbyshire

Review of Derby by edward rokita on October 15th, 2006
Derby is the UK's most central city benefiting from the best of both worlds - a great cultural base situated on the edge of the Peak District National park. Derby is famous for setting in motion Britain's Industrial Revolution with some of the countrys first factories and spinning mills. It is equally famous for later factories of Rolls Royce, Royal Crown Derby and Railway engineering. The thriving City centre boasts an excellent range of entertainment venues, attractions, pubs, restaurants, parks and open spaces. More at www.derby-guide.co.uk

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Glossop, Derbyshire

Review of Glossop by scott wilde on April 16th, 2007
hi i have been living in glossop for about 5 years now moved up from london and find it a much better place to bring up kids etc i live in hadfield and find it a very nice place to live the only comment i would have in a bad way is that on a friday and saturday night there are gangs of kids in and around the clubs and pubs who seem to come out for a fight every time so be wary.

Review of Glossop by G on September 2nd, 2006
I dont know much about glossop but my spouse is wanting to move there. We currently live in Salford. Any views Glossop are welcome. I would just like to say that my initiall thoughts on the area are very nice to look at

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Hartshorne, Derbyshire

Review of Hartshorne by Martin on May 26th, 2011
Hartshorne is a village in the green agricultural land to the east of England’s brewery capital of Burton, close to Staunton Harold Hall and Calke Abbey, and with Foremarke reservoir a nearby spot for strolls and picnics.

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Hope, Derbyshire

Review of Hope by amber on October 15th, 2007
i went on a school trip to pindale farm and i really enjoyed it thank you very much amber from the city of lincoln community college

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Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Review of Hope Valley by Jeremy & Janet Wilkes on September 1st, 2008
We are former natives of the district, having left for different pastures many years ago. We visit twice a year for the scenery, which still retains its magic for walking, viewing or doing whatever else you may wish to do. We use b & b accommodation and have found just a few which are of the highest quality and value. Our only comment is that a number of establishments - pubs providing food, sandwich shops and the like which are very expensive and give poor value. They are in danger of pricing themselves out of the market

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Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Review of Long Eaton by marion jenkin on August 25th, 2009
how well l remember long eaton in 1959 I worked on the market right on the front alf hickman was my boss but also my aunties father we would travel from nottingham to long eaton every market day rain, snow ,freezing,or blowing. my husband myself and our children came to western australia in the late 60s we came back to the uk in 72yes we moved into oakleys farm the slaughter house for the co-op was at the end of our garden the other side was the elastic factory i dont remember its name i think they made under garments we moved back to australia in 74 but still talk of people over there if this should go to print teresa ,kevin,karl,are my ofsprings maybe gail jackson as she was then? and stephen casswell were friends they went to long eaton school

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Matlock, Derbyshire

Review of Matlock by val nixon on August 27th, 2007
We have just arrived back from a lovely weekend stay at Alison House. The gardens and grounds were delightful and very relaxing, lawn croquet, walled garden, and quite pituresque areas for reading, all with excellent views. Breakfasts were a good choice of healthy alternitives, plus, plenty of choices from the cooked items. The room was extremely spacious, with excellent views from all 3 windows, very clean and furnished to a high standard (although we were only in a standard room) and good value for money. The staff were very helpful and courteous. There was also a selection of fruit to chose from in the library, along with many books. Our main purpose of stay, was a relaxing one, which was achieved, above and behond. A definate choice of return in the future.

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Oakthorpe, Derbyshire

Review of Oakthorpe by g davies on November 7th, 2007
Very good resturant,service first class.Had a great meal there caters for parties too they tell me. Price a lot less than many resturants around. good value I do commend it. On our list now.

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Shardlow, Derbyshire

Review of Shardlow by jane preston on August 27th, 2006
Shardlow is a quiet village ,there are several good pubs serving decent meals , the Navigation was very good .The canal and river are pretty and provide good walking . We camped on the marina we found this site to be of a poor standard a busy Bank Holiday weekend meant there were at least fifty plus tents in addition to caravans . The toilet and shower block were shabby and dirty , the shower facilites and toilets were inadequate to cope with the number of people on site,to add insult to injury we had to pay 50p for the privilege of showering . Needless to say we only ventured in there once W e had the luxury of the portaloos near us these were changed once but in between were not checked .Ok I am not a die hard camper but I do expect a certain level of cleanliness and standard of facilities .On a plus point there is a bar restaurant on site and I can t fault that it served good food at a reasonable price .To summarize Shardlow Marina needs to invest in prviding decent shower and toilet blocks and hire a cleaner .

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Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Review of Swadlincote by Martin on June 22nd, 2011
Swadlincote sits in the little bulge of Derbyshire between Burton-upon-Trent and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, a sizeable town with a manufacturing heritage, but surrounded by some fine countryside.

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Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Review of Wirksworth by Catherine Hill on August 24th, 2006
Spent a week's break in Wirksworth. Although I HAD heard of it (through George Eliot/Adam Bede - though not personal conact with her), location chosen purely at random. Great pubs and (without exception) lovely people who made us very welcome for the entire time we spent there. Great Guinness in almost every pub (fairly unusual) and local ales a delight. Shame they're being taken over by Greene King.

Devon Reports

County Review by alan thomas on December 30th, 2013
Devon is absolutely brilliant. Two great cities and places like Tiverton, Torquay , Tavistock & Paignton not to mention Bideford and Barnstaple

County Review by nick on January 29th, 2006
I have been on holiday in devon on quite a few occasions and, whilst very busy in the summer, I can happily report that all that they say in the brochures is true. Its a super county with great beaches, lush farmland and rugged moor. The county is actually surprisingly big and varied with loads to do. Go to the north bit, its mostly unspoilt and very rural although the beaches are better in the south. Definitely worth a visit

Ashprington, Devon

Review of Ashprington by denmead on October 2nd, 2006
Have stayed several times at the Watermans Arms,which is set in a beautiful spot at Bow Bridge.This is a fine pub but the accomodation requires updating.Breakfast is superb but the evening meals have gone a little to upmarket.The food is well presented,but very little in the way of traditional pub food is available.A little tweaking with the menu and updating rooms would put this pub a special place to visit.

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Babbacombe, Devon

Review of Babbacombe by dennis drew on December 24th, 2007
Honeymooned in 1975, went back for a second honeymoon in 2004 and have a real passion for the resort and many wonderful memories. We have no doubt that we will return in the future.

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Bampton, Devon

Review of Bampton by ashlea king on March 13th, 2008
i'm currently 18 and living in bampton, i love it!! its great for all ages! in the center of everywhere, its quiet and calm, not not too far away from taunton and tiverton! definetly recommended. i hope to raise my children here.

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Bere Ferrers, Devon

Review of Bere Ferrers by Jim on April 30th, 2006
Bere Ferrers is a small village on the bank of the river tamar. It has stunning views all year round though in the winter it does feel sureal and strange. The Pub "Ye Old Plough Inn" Has freindly Owners, does good food and also you can some of devons finest Ale There. Mmm...Beer. Anyway if you have the time one day while visiting plymouth Its well worth a look at. Handy also because there is a train servce That Runs Trough The Tamar Valley From Plymouth and the veiws are perfect. Not much for Teens there unless they are interested in Bike Riding, Camping general outside fun. But why take my word for it come down and have a look for your self.

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Bickleigh, Devon

Review of Bickleigh by Simone Stanbrook-Byrne on February 16th, 2009
Yearlstone Vineyard, Bickleigh is a must for wine-lovers and those just wishing to soak up the ambience of this glorious part of Devon. Tour the vineyard with its wonderful views, taste the fab wine, eat the exquisite food in the terrace cafe, help pick the grapes. Yearlstone is somewhere one really shouldn't miss.

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Review of Bickleigh by roger white on February 5th, 2009
Why have you excluded the one good thing in Bickleigh - the famous Yearlstone Vineyard...as featured regularly on BBC tv - most recently with Oz Clarke? 4 hectares of vines, a wonderful cafe, regional winemaking centre - just read one of the top wine books on English wines!

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Bideford, Devon

Review of Bideford by Simon Hughes on May 1st, 2007
Lovely surroundings but never again! We recently attended our friends wedding at Yeoldon House Hotel. The day was perfect, the Hotel was ideal, the food was excellent, the setting was amazing. But i'm afraid this was marred by the unprofessional, frosty,"headmistress" type attitude conducted by the manageress and her understudy. We stayed for 2 nights and on the wedding night our party had booked out the entire hotel they also held the reception there-a booking that was worth thousands. During the day i waited 25 mins at reception for my key and as soon as i went to look around the corner of reception for a member of staff the manageress's assistant arrived and promptly told me off for stepping into reception as though i was a child. The reception went without a hitch the food was excellent but as the night went on we had the disco in the dining room which was closed and locked up at midnight then last orders was called and at 00:15 glasses were collected even if they were unfinished. At 00:25 we were told we had to vacate the bar room. As some of our party still had full bottles of wine to drink the question was asked where were they supposed to finish thier drink? the answer was abrupt - "just go to bed" The lights were then turned off on approximatly 12 people sitting outside in the smoking area.But they could'nt re-enter the bar as the door was locked! This led all of our party stuffed into the tiny reception area wandering what to do next, Jennifer Steele-the hotel manageress the marched through us with her understudy and just said goodnight and promptly locked the kitchen door behind them. It was mentioned to her that we would have to leave bad feedback on her guestbook and low and behold the book was unavailible in the morning! This had led me to writing this review online and not in the guestbook. I would reccomend this hotel to people who just like a relax in nice surroundings and not to those who wish to have a function there. I'm afraid that none of our party of 28 guests will be returning or reccomending this hotel in the future.

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Bovey Tracey, Devon

Review of Bovey Tracey by Louise on April 2nd, 2006
Bovey Tracey is a lovely place to live. i have lived here nearly all my life after i movede from a village close by to be closer to my grandparents. Us locals are very friendly and are willing to help anybody who needs directions or recomendations on where to eat, drink or visit. It a small town not far from kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and of course the very famous Dartmoor. Bovey is lovely in summer and winter and there is lots to do all year round.

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Brendon, Devon

Review of Brendon by Jerry Caterham on December 21st, 2006
Wow, The Brendon Valley - such stunning scenery. Beautiful, peaceful - a must for artists and walkers. You can walk south along the valley which takes one up the pretty "Doone" valley where RD Blackmore set his novel and/or North following the East Lyn River through Rockford and on to Watersmeet where there is a super National Trust tea room. We visited the area in the summer and stayed at a lovely little Inn - The Rockford Inn at Rockford, a small hamlet close to Brendon. I can recommend this place for its comfy accommodation, great food and such friendly hosts. They didn't mind us having the dog stay in our room either which makes a refreshing change from other places we have stayed at. Our room overlooked the river and this was all one could hear through the night - not a car horn to be heard!! Lunch by the river and then a stroll along the river bank is a must. I think this could just be one of the most lovely places in England I have visited. If your going to North Devon and Exmoor, don't miss the Brendon Valley - you wont be disappointed!

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Bridestowe, Devon

Review of Bridestowe by joan barnett nee harris on February 28th, 2009
I lived in Bridestowe 1943 -1946 and went to school in Okehampton on the bus daily. I remember the US infantry division being there and wonder what unit it was , based there 1943- to April 1944 I also remember seeing Bob Hope and Francis Langford in the village hall entertaining the troops, we village children were allowed in and sat on the floor in front of the stage. I remember the long walk to Bridestowe station and as we had to pass the US camp entrance we had to show our identity cards enroute.

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Brixham, Devon

Review of Brixham by on January 13th, 2007
Brixham is a lovely little place full of charm, smugglers inns and boats bobbling in the harbour. a warm welcome too

Review of Brixham by Dr Paul Strickland on December 19th, 2006
We are www.onamission.org.uk and currently based in Brixham in Ye Olde Coffin House. If you come to the Coffin house, we currently have a spitfire simulator cockpit in the window and a whole hoast of industrial heritaged. The site for the coffin house, one of the most famous buildings in Brixham and well documented in articles about Devon is in King Street. We also run the www.brixhamshowcase.co.uk. This is the first comunity showcase and we also have a display area in the coffin house and the Harbourside windows in King Street. Very best wishes to you all, do come a visit Brixham and see whats on offer, from priate coves, battery gardens, Churston Steam Railway Station, to Berry head and the Nepolionic forts. Paul

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Chapmans Well, Devon

Review of Chapmans Well by vivienne morgan on June 28th, 2006
We have had our tourer pitched at this camp for the second year. The camping part has only recently been developed by the owners George and Danielle, the other field houses all the static caravans. As far as friendly and helpful go you could not get better attention at a 5 star park. The amenities at the moment are very old but so clean, a new modern shower and toilet block will be finished by the end of June -middle of July and a site bar -lounge childrens play area should be finished the same time. The Laundry has the best washing machines I have seen on any camp, clean clothes just like home. The camp is host to loads of wild life including Pheasents and wild ducks that are a permanent fixture and love being fed. Danielle has a few horses and donkeys at the time of writing this 'June 06' one of donkeys is due to give birth,WELL, it has been holding on since August last year , we have been told that they can hold out for 15 months almost that now. The camp shop is very well stocked and you can also order FRESH meat in from the local farm. I could go on and on but you should try this your selves they have seasonal pitches so you need not tow your van just leave it sited and enjoy a good well deserved rest.

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Churston, Devon

Review of Churston by peter carroll on April 9th, 2009
My company helped restore the Churston Court Inn when Peter malkin owned it. It was a memorable experience indeed and there is a lot of quaint charm about the place, although much of it was gutted and restored some of the original remains, but not much! And. much to Peter's demise, we found nothing inside it's hollow walls!

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Clovelly, Devon

Review of Clovelly by Jacko on August 22nd, 2006
Clovelly is a charming place. I first came here as a nipper in 1960 and fell off one of the donkeys taking me to down to the harbour. Luckily I was not hurt, and it has not stopped me returning at regular intervals. It still holds a fascination for me, but I prefer to walk these days. I can't wait for my next visit.

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Cockwood Harbour, Devon

Review of Cockwood Harbour by Harford on January 15th, 2011
Very picturesque..execellent pubs for a meal..best to arrive early..Have some execellent photo's of this area..Some really beautiful buildings & scenery here..One house in particular we like is across the harbour from "The Anchor" we took a photo of this building & enlarged it..to sit in our garden room..

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Dartmouth, Devon

Review of Dartmouth by keith stadden on May 18th, 2006
I wanted to write a quick review regarding the recent Dartmouth Music Festival.....what an fantastic weekend!! The weather held off this year, and the organisors got the mix exceptional right with the correct mix of music, from jazz, rock, blues and a school choir! I understand that it may not go ahead next year due to police charging issue, this will be a shame for the community. I must say the highlights were Joey the Lips and Mind the Gap at the bandstand. A very energetic Lesley Leigh at The Dartmouth Arms on Friday was very entertaining, but outdone that performance when we returned to see her at The Dolphin on Sunday afternoon that had everyone dancing in the street, and even persuaded the police to join in! I truely hope to see you again next year!!!!!!!!

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Dawlish Warren, Devon

Review of Dawlish Warren by Paul Davis on February 8th, 2008
I first lost my heart to Dawlish warren when i was a child after holidaying there with my gran. I took my children & my wife there about 12 years ago & lost my heart all over again. We've been holidaying there every year since.Now the children are grown up it's just the 2 of us but we still love it there. We had 3 holidays there last year & have another week booked in 2 weeks time & i can't wait.

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Exminster, Devon

Review of Exminster by Paul Garrett on January 16th, 2008
Great beer London Pride Abbott Ale and Otter. Well kept and good value. Great food. Steak and Kidney pudding all the trimmings. Great curries and roasts and lovely atmosphere. Well worth a visit!

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High Bickington, Devon

Review of High Bickington by David Jennings on August 14th, 2006
The Golden Lion Inn was a wonderfull place to visit on my journey through Devon. The atmosphere within the family run pub was fantastic to see. Every single person who walked through the door had a friendly vibe about them. They have good quiality, genuine pub food which is also available as a take away!! how novel is that? I would recommend this pub to anyone passing through North Devon.

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Ilfracombe, Devon

Review of Ilfracombe by Keith on January 2nd, 2008
I've stayed at the Palm Court Hotel in Ilfracombe on a couple of occasions and I've always found the hotel very clean. The food is excellent and the owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. Ilfracombe is located in North Devon and is beautiful, there are stunning views and lovely walks. Although Ilfracombe is very hilly the Palm Court is a level walk to the seafront and harbour. I like good traditional food and good friendly service, I get this at this hotel and I'll be returning again this summer, thank you all

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Kingsteignton, Devon

Review of Kingsteignton by christina williams on May 30th, 2010
I thought kinsteignton was a lovely part of the world. I had a meal in the old Rydon inn.The food was extremly impressive, staff were great.Will be coming back.

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Lynmouth, Devon

Review of Lynmouth by C Reading on July 20th, 2009
We love this area and visit quite often, but what we saw and heard on Thursday 16th July gives us in this country a bad name. An American family ordered a meal for themselves plus drinks for their two young children. As they were eating the meal the youngest asked for some of the chips from their mothers plate, the father got up from the table and asked the staff for an extra plate to put it on, he was told one meal for one plate. The couple then used the saucer from the mothers tea to put the food on. He then said so much for British hospitality. If we want tourist in our area, then this mean attitude must stop. I hate to think what he will say about the UK when they fly home to tell his friends.

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Lynton, Devon

Review of Lynton by penny on April 10th, 2009
Lynton is a beautiful place if you are looking to get away from the daily grind of life. A real destresser, or romantic break thats the beauty of Lynton you get from it what ever you want take it easy or be energetic the choice is yours. Once you have been here you'll probably want to come back time and time again because in Lynton time stands still. Resident of Lynton and Lynmouth

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Marldon, Devon

Review of Marldon by Albert Davies on June 16th, 2007
hi i know the area well i went to School in marldon back late forties in the time of Mr Harris he was the Headmaster great man he was, i love marldon and the surounding areas spent many happy years there wish I could stir someone up tp take some digital photo's of the area and put them on Geograph British Isles, it is a good easy pastime for someone who has the time and energy to get around there are none of the church as yet or the old School or the old chapel up on Ipplepen Rdyou need to let the place be known to others put it on the map so to speak there are a couple of pictures of the pub. but that is about it Albert.

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Newton Abbot, Devon

Review of Newton Abbot by on June 22nd, 2009
I live in Newton Abbot and it has no restaurants at all, the nearest are in Torquay and it costs a fortune in a taxi

Review of Newton Abbot by N.J.Holdsworth on May 7th, 2007
I find it extraordinary that the police station in a town the size of Newton Abbot should be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (7th May).

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North Tawton, Devon

Review of North Tawton by GRAHAM MILLS on May 3rd, 2007
Grandparents lived at NT. I used to holiday with them in "Church Cottage" as he was the sexton. Before that they were the landlords of the "Globe Inn" now "The Copper Key" My name is Graham Mills Son of Ruth Mills (Nee Lias) daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Lias. Just thought I would tell ya!!

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Okehampton, Devon

Review of Okehampton by Rosemary E Whitehouse on January 14th, 2007
WE ATE AT THE FOX AND HOUNDS - LYDFORD - LAST NIGHT. THE FOOD WAS 1ST CLASS PUB FOOD. I HAD AN EIGHT OZ FILLET STEAK....ONE OF THE VERY BEST I'VE EATEN. VEG WAS COOKED TO PERFECTION. CHIPS - WHICH I WASN'T GOING TO HAVE BUT SEEING THAT THEY WERE REAL CHIPS...NOT THE USUAL FROZEN SORT....I HAD TO TASTE...AGAIN FAULTLESS. MY HUSBAND HAD A SALMON STEAK IN THE MOST DELICIOUS SAUCE WITH SEARED SCALLOPS...REALLY YUMMY STUFF. MY HUSBANDS PUDDING - A HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH A GENEROUS DOLLOP OF CLOTTED CREAM WAS MOUTH WATERING. I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO GOING BACK THERE AGAIN - AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.( THE SERVICE WAS ALSO VERY FRIENDLY ) A TOP PLACE TO EAT.

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Plymouth, Devon

Review of Plymouth by J F Stackhouse on August 21st, 2006
OLD ORLEANS RESTAURANT I foolishly had lunch there Saturday Aug 19th 2006. The place is an absolute disgrace. Poor food badly served and a total inability to serve hot food hot. Seems the waitresses suffer from early onset of dementia. Avoid it like the plague J F Stackhouse

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Salcombe, Devon

Review of Salcombe by Jill Glass on January 27th, 2006
Salcombe is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to wether its summer or winter. We have visited in both of these seasons. There is enought to do for it not to be boring, and not too much that it makes it too commercialised. There is a lovely town and several beaches nearby. Its just such a beautiful peaceful place, even when there are crowds in the summer.

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Sidmouth, Devon

Review of Sidmouth by Geraldine Sloggett on September 5th, 2007
I visited Jacobs Ladder on Sunday - 2 September - and counted 10 dogs while walking along the beach. Does anyone police the beach for people who ignore the sign banning dogs on the beach during the summer months.

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Spreyton, Devon

Review of Spreyton by Dawn Christopher on April 28th, 2009
Tom Cobley Inn in Sprayton - excellent pub with friendly staff, excellent food and up to 22 Real Ales, some from hand pump but mostly from the barrel, a real gem of a place in the heart of Devon. Highly recommended!!

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Starcross, Devon

Review of Starcross by jane pearson on July 4th, 2009
i have just read your 2 reviews on starcross, one for the anchor inn, and one for the ship inn, could i please bring to your attention that these two pubs are not in fact in starcross, but they are in cockwood. the only two public houses in starcross are the atmospheric railway inn and the galleon inn. so please do not enter the other two under reviews of starcross as this is not correct.

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Torquay, Devon

Review of Torquay by Alfred William Corbyn on October 12th, 2008
i suggest that they put the coach station disabled toilet in a better place. i will not visit there again. try walking to the furthest toilet from the car park. what idiot planned that.

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Umberleigh, Devon

Review of Umberleigh by David Skilton on October 13th, 2007
We visited Umberleigh and found the river walks very pleasant. The Antiques Emporium next to the Tack Shop was a real find. After our walk we stopped at Gables Tea Rooms, which has the most delicious home made Cream Teas, and a new Art and Craft Gallery. This area is a great base to explore all the hidden Villages of North devon. David

Review of Umberleigh by Frank Adey on October 2nd, 2007
A small country village, with lovely countryside views and walks by the River Taw (Tarka the Otter). The Tarka rail line from Exeter gives great access to the countryside with Umberleigh having it's own station. www.umberleigh-northdevon.co.uk

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Woolacombe, Devon

Review of Woolacombe by Eddie Simms on April 12th, 2009
Having visited Woolacombe prior to Easter for the last 27 years,what more can I say, both my wife & I love the place, the coastal walks are breathtaking, and woolacombe is such a peaceful, friendly and safe place for children. We have also visited Woolacombe during September over the years, enjoying the two holidays,we often say, if we won the Lottery, we would never stop our trips to Woolacombe, ruck sack & walking boots on, off along the coastal path to Lee, we don't need a Lottery win, just the village pup to be open for lunch.

Review of Woolacombe by Christine on October 27th, 2008
When with 2 mates it was great stayed in a small but nice caravan the people were friendy its a very nice place to stay.

Donegal Reports

Dungloe, Donegal

Review of Dungloe by D.Taggart on August 14th, 2009
A beautiful part of Donegal with a haven of shops on the main street. Outlying communities such as Marameelan and Maghery have wonderful clean beaches maintained by the local community. Ideal for walking, fishing and general site seeing. Venture further to Kingkasslagh, the birth place of the Famous Daniel O'Donnell. The Small airport at Carrickfin caters for travelers flying from Glasgow Prestwick and back again(Aer Arran) or travel to Dublin from here. Donegal not to missed a place where time stands still.

Dorset Reports

Bere Regis, Dorset

Review of Bere Regis by kay morgan on September 24th, 2010
Have stayed here on a couple of occasions .very friendly.food delicious and rooms very comfortable indeed .In fact am thinking of booking in here again very soon ..

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Blandford Forum, Dorset

Review of Blandford Forum by ellen ludbrook on August 24th, 2008
I lived in Blandford Forum from1962 until967while my husband was stationed there with the British army I loved it I was born in a small village up north and Blandford always felt like home our favourite pub was the half moon and I can remember my husband being over the moon when he got his own oewter tankard there I would return tomorrow if circumstances allowed.

Review of Blandford Forum by Dr P McCabe on October 15th, 2006
I have visited Blandford Forum three times since April 2003. It fasinates me peoples reactions to you when they know your not from their neck of the woods. People from Blandford seem very 'evasive' with a hidden nerousness about them that's very deep. This echo's in the 'feel' of the place when walking down the street, and Blandford seems to maintain its 'secret' nature about it. Sadly people seem 'protective' of themselves. Attempts to make you feel welcome in their hotels is Hope you enjoy my thaughts and opinions. Dr McCabe

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Bournemouth, Dorset

Review of Bournemouth by Andy Milman on November 28th, 2006
This place was wonderful to stay in, although i didnt stay there. The restaurants were cheap as chips. Oh wait it was chips that i was buying. great place great people loved it.

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Bridport, Dorset

Review of Bridport by David Cox on July 10th, 2007
We like the town and the markets in particular, but have given up on Bridport bacause of the apalling parking situation. We are 100 miles away & have twice driven there only to find every car park choc-a-bloc and had to abort the visit in consequence. This is in spite of very early starts from home too. A great shame !

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Broadwindsor, Dorset

Review of Broadwindsor by valerie green on July 22nd, 2007
Broadwindsor is a very quiet little village. It has an excellent craft centre, gift shop and restaurant which must have helped to put it on the map so to speak. It's other main attraction is the village pub called The White Lion. This is a very friendly pub with a nice landlord, who goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. We really enjoyed our stay in this little village, and mainly because we knew we were going to see his friendly face in the evenings. We would love to come back some time for another visit. The chocolate lumpy bumpy desert is divine.

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Buckhorn Weston, Dorset

Review of Buckhorn Weston by Max Prudon on June 15th, 2009
the food was fantastic!

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Charmouth, Dorset

Review of Charmouth by Williams on May 29th, 2006
Charmouth Monday market is a lovely morning out. THIS year though they have changed the layout and parking and it is most certainly not an improvement. All the cars on one side and the traders obviously blocking access with their tents. Go back to previous years layout please.

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Chideock, Dorset

Review of Chideock by Matt and Rachel Long on September 6th, 2007
Rachel and I stayed at Rose Cottage for 2 nights last year. We can honestly say that it was the best place we have ever stayed at. It was clean and tidy it had a welcoming feel about it and had much character on the inside. Of course our hosts Sue and Mick were wonderful and they were extremely friendly and would always have a chat! Thankyou for our stay. Matt & Rachel

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CorfeCastle, Dorset

Review of CorfeCastle by PETE on April 9th, 2006
Corfe Castle was historically the location of Edward the Martyr's death [murdered by his stepmother, to allow her son, Aethelred, to come to the throne] in the Anglo-Saxon period. The Castle would no doubt have been a wooden structure in those far off days.but the ruins today are of Norman masonry.

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Donhead St Andrew, Dorset

Review of Donhead St Andrew by on December 12th, 2010
Nearest train station to the Forester Inn is Tisbury not Gillingham

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East Knighton, Dorset

Review of East Knighton by Martin on June 2nd, 2011
East Knighton is a hamlet – with a pub - in Hardy Country, in a great position between Dorchester and the Isle of Purbeck, and just a short drive down the back-roads to Lulworth Cove and Chaldon Down.

Review of East Knighton by Martin on June 2nd, 2011
East Knighton is a hamlet – with a pub - in Hardy Country, in a great position between Dorchester and the Isle of Purbeck, and just a short drive down the back-roads to Lulworth Cove and Chaldon Down.

Review of East Knighton by m osullivan on July 15th, 2009
stayed for one night. food was excellent. accomadation was clean and comfortable. staff were friendly and helpful. would definately stay there again.

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Langton Herring, Dorset

Review of Langton Herring by Chris O on May 14th, 2007
Best village i ever worked in as Head Chef in the best pub ,with friendly locals and tourists .

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Milborne Port, Dorset

Review of Milborne Port by razzer on February 18th, 2011
Milborne port is a unique and sivalised village, it has a great atmosphere and when i stayed they the whole community was very welcoming. I really enjoyed my stay there in the gainsbrough pub, it was very peacefull and the food was abouslty divine, the sourounding fields and footpaths that you can walk around are quite simple amazing and so beautiful. I really enjoyed my stay there and i would highly recomand going to that wonderful village.

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Poole, Dorset

Review of Poole by Gordon on February 22nd, 2008
Hi Poole is being ruined by over development. I moved to Ferndown to escape the chaos. What is driving this mad development. Poole now reminds me of Hong Kong Yours regretfully Gordon

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Portland, Dorset

Review of Portland by Andrew Shiston on June 11th, 2007
I was born in a house called 'Ivy Banks' on Portland's Top Hill 1943. Although I now live in Lincolnshire I still write poetry of Portland and Dorset. Below is one of my poems of Portland. A Time Before The Island appeared from the parting mist The cliffs rise from rocky broken bones Surging tides of centuries laid waste And cleansed this marbled artery of stone On the cliff a gallery of cradled nests of lamps White light for the wreckers moth Beneath the baleful eye Rests the fishermen's windswept homes Windows glow with warmth Black ranges chuckle glowing red Driftwood, kindling piled against the shed Gallows, timbers thick as stilted trees Hunch over clinkered stalwart fishing boats Waiting to be lowered by block and tackle Into the Islands gale flung seas With the wind comes the cracked buoys bell Warning of four racing tides The full flood sweeps in across the rocks Dark seaweed with that salty ozone smell Dragged from below the sweating cliffs Spume filled waves leave foam As thick as snow upon the windswept roofs Flotsam, limbs of broken trees Washed up and flung across a shingled beach Lay as broken skeletons, kindling For the men who fish and brave these seas As the winds abate, seas ebbing Leaving mountains bones of broken stones Shingle stretching towards the land An isthmus created by the storms applause Stretching out towards the distant shores.

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Sandbanks, Dorset

Review of Sandbanks by Tom Cackett on June 7th, 2009
We had a superb holiday in these beautiful cottages. They were tastefully furnished, clean and very homely. The owners were firendly and gave us a very warm welcome. The weather was fantastic and the proximity of the beach made the location ideal. Sipping a glass of wine in the lovely back garden on a warm evening was ideal. We will definately be going back.

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Shaftesbury, Dorset

Review of Shaftesbury by Tom Thatcher on August 2nd, 2006
The Foresters at Donhead is an excellent pub with really nice and original food. The beer is well-kept and the wine list is good and without too much of a mark-up. BUT: THERE IS NO RAILWAY STATION IN SHAFTESBURY!! In the review of the Foresters it states that the nearest station is Shaftesbury.

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Southbourne, Dorset

Review of Southbourne by Jane Browne on June 7th, 2006
Southbourne is beautiful! Ideally located between the cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth and historical Christchurch with it's Priory and Quay. Southbourne itself is ideal for a quiet family or couples holiday. If you're looking for relaxation with option of loads to do around you then it's the place to go. The cliff lift or zig zag path leads down to 9 miles of sandy beaches from Hengisbury Head Nature Reserve to Poole Harbour. On the cliff itself you will find a childrens play area, crazy golf and putting. You won't find any amusement arcades here. Go inland a little and you'll be in the New Forest. It's the perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

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Verwood, Dorset

Review of Verwood by Gill on May 8th, 2006
We went to Dorset Heavy Horse Centre on Sunday 7/5/06. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY.Could not get over how well run the centre is and the fact so much to do for kids and adults. The animals seemed so relaxed and happy. The new owner certainly had time to talk and answer any questions, he was very experienced. Well done keep it up, a wonderful day out.

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Wareham, Dorset

Review of Wareham by J churchill on February 25th, 2007
First visit but will definetely be going back. very well organised, friendly, good size pitches,very clean and modern toilet & shower blocks can't fault in any way

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West Bexington, Dorset

Review of West Bexington by andymoore on May 19th, 2009
The most beautiful place I have ever been to , lived in - wonderful views of Lyme Bay and superb sunsets. Heaven

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West Stafford, Dorset

Review of West Stafford by Jonnie B on August 29th, 2010
I love West stafford and the surrounding areas, I have lived there for 30 years and have recently visited the Wise Man pub for the first time since it burned down , Dont go there I went there for a family meal thinking it was the same it used to be ..Friendly welcoming staff and a relaxed atmosphere in a tranquill surrounding No its not I was supprised that the staff were aloud to engage the paying customer with sarcastics remarks after waiting for condiments for the meal they served.I felt so disengaged from the premises that I promptly left

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Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset

Review of Winterbourne Kingston by Regular Customer on April 28th, 2009
THE GREYHOUND INN. Having used this pub for many years, I and other regular users are delighted with the new owners and the massive effort put in since thier arrival to bring the pub and restaurent back up to the level of previous years. My familly and I have only ever had good friendly service and good food. Sometimes the pub can be very busy, and as all food is cooked fresh, there may be a short delay. If you want fast food go to a Burger bar! I do not recognise the other negative comments posted as genuine reviews. One at least has a familier ring of occasional patrons who continually complain from the minute they walk in, including not getting freebies, not getting the right table, and about other clientelle being 'too common'! Enjoy the Worlds End and good luck to them. I suggest other visitors use and enjoy this pub.

Review of Winterbourne Kingston by alwyn davies on December 28th, 2008
My Sister and her family booked Christmas lunch 2008 at The Greyhound. They had been there last year and were pleased with the service and food. This year was not a good experience for them. They were requested to arrive at 12:00 noon, which they did. First course was served at 12:45 and they eventually left at 16:15 not having completed the so called Cheese Board and coffee. My sister did call back and lodged a complaint about the length of service and lack of service from the staff, who appeared to be under pressure beacause there were insufficient staff present. My sister talked with a lady at the Greyhound and could not get a satisfacory answer to most of her comments. She will not be using this Pub again. If she had seen the comments from one of your previous independant reportees she may have reconsidered her choice of Chrstmas dinner venue. Future potential users of the Greyhound should use this website before making a final decision.

Review of Winterbourne Kingston by Mary Gorvin on October 5th, 2008
The Greyhound, Winterborne Kingston Have been here regularly with friend and thoroughly enjoyed the carvery but sadly over the past month the standard has gone through the floor. Cut backs have meant half the meat on the plate, but very worrying is the recycled veg that are brought in and mixed with the fresh food. Have now found recycled roast potatoes which are like bullets and sure some of the yorkshires are not fresh. No lemon in the water anymore. Even the wafer in the icecream has been halved over the last month and now the ice cream will not be included in the cost of the meal, but an additional £3. However what really made me feel ill was the dirty tea towels used by the head chef to wipe his forehead, nose etc then lifting hot plates with it (believe me it was filthy and looked like a floor cloth) the other chef left his dirty cloth thrown over the bannister (used by upstairs diners) and he sharpened his carving knife with the steel after he had wiped the knife on the filthy cloth. I know the new owners I said to my friends when we were last there that someone will come down with food poisening soon Such a shame it was always a great carvery and when the new people arrived and changed the carpets/decor etc we all thought it would get better and better but that was very short lived. Seems its not making the owner enough ££££ but these tricks will kill it stone dead. Best to vote with your feet and go elsewhere like the Worlds End .........

Dublin Reports

Dublin, Dublin

Review of Dublin by nick on August 27th, 2006
dublin really as bustling as you have heard. the streets are absolutley packed and the number of young people around will strike you. the legendary irish sense of humour abounds as do the pubs and bars. it is a brilliant weekend break destination

Review of Dublin by Donal O on May 6th, 2006
The Liberty Market on Meath Street near Christchurch Cathedral sells just about everything: shoes, clothes, food, even jewelry. For years lots of people have been doing their Christmas shopping here in search of bargains. Open Friday and Saturday.. Dublin is probably best known for the wit and warmth of the local populace and of course for its writers and musicians.

Dumfries and Galloway Reports

County Review by Milan Kuzmanovic on May 22nd, 2007
I live in Serbia!I want come to dumfries!

Brighouse Bay, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Brighouse Bay by karen, andy &Stephanie on June 27th, 2006
we decided to stay at brighouse bay following a recomendation, We all felt it was one of the best camp sites we had stayed on, swimming pool was excellent, shower facilities brilliant, our seven year old daughter enjoyed the horse riding, everywhere was nice and clean and the staff very helpful. We look forward to going again

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Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Castle Douglas by Steve & Chris Laycock on February 26th, 2006
Castle Douglas is a thriving market town with a wealth of individual shops to explore no "clone " town this. Located within the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway and set between beaches hills, forests and Lochs it is an ideal place to stay and explore the area.

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Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Creetown by on January 3rd, 2010
creetown is a very friendly village have been going there for years love the people but the caravan site has been run into the ground no pool not allowed any ball games the new owners have ruined a very popular site people that have came for years are no longer coming would not recomend this to anyone

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Gatehouse of Fleet by Marie on August 10th, 2008
We stayed at The Ship Inn on 9-10 August 2008 and I cannot fault it at all. It was a lovely hotel and the staff were fantastic. They could not do enough for their guests, and they easily answered any questions and requests that we had. We also ate in the restaurant and the food was fantastic. Very fresh vegetables, local organic meats and the odd dish with a twist! The furnishing of our standard room was very modern and contemporary with neutral colours, flat screen TV, modern bathroom and Molten Brown products and lots water, coffee, tea, and fruit teas to choose from. The area of the Gatehouse of Fleet is especially nice to walk around at night. The main street has a lovely glow to it and it is great to walk by the river in the peace and quiet and watch the swans go by. The area has a good number of pubs, art galleries and shops and is close to the town of Kirkcudbright and only a short distance from Newton Stewart, Bladnoch Whisky Distillery, David Coulthard Museum and Cream O'Galloway Ice Cream Farm. 10 out of 10. A very welcoming hotel and a great area!

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Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Kippford by Mr J Ferry and family. on July 19th, 2010
We recently holidayed in Kippford and stayed at the wonderful Hazelmount Cottage. We couldn't have had a better stay or a more relaxing or more ideal accomodation hidden behind the Mariner Hotel it has a private secluded garden with parking, and wonderful views over the Urr Estuary. We have already booked again for next year. x

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Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Kirkcudbright by colin saul on March 20th, 2011
The 8th Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail 29th July to 1st August 2011 Don't miss this exciting event with over 70 venues in and around the town to visit You will be able to meet with over 160 artists and makers who open many spaces not normally available to the public in this beautiful coastal town www.artandcraftstrail.co.uk

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Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Portpatrick by Julia Cobb on May 15th, 2007
Portpatrick is a serene alcove in the midst of a turbulent world. It is one of my most favorite places to be in the entire world.

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Powfoot, Dumfries and Galloway

Review of Powfoot by Alex and Isabelle Rodgers on February 19th, 2006
We spent 6 week-ends in july/august 2005 at Queensberry bay caravan park. The site is lovely, We had a touring pitch right at the beach with a view to die for. staff were helpful and friendly. We walked for miles in the surrounding countryside. Annan's only about 4 miles away or there's Dumfries a great shopping centre about 1/2 an hour away by car. The Powfoot golf hotel is also within walking distance for a tasty meal a quite drink, or just a wee coffee and home-baking. ENJOY

East Yorkshire Reports

County Review by S Clark on August 22nd, 2008
Quiet, unspoilt and virtually deserted, East Yorkshire is full of small atractive untouched hamlets especially in the Wolds around Driffield. Beverley is a wonderful medieval town with an excellent range of shops and a mighty minster. The county is one of the main arable areas of England with mile upon mile of wheat and cornfield. On the coast Bempton and Flamborough offer one of the widest ranges of sea birds on the British shoreline.

Beverley, East Yorkshire

Review of Beverley by David M on April 8th, 2011
A pleasant place to visit at any time of year. Went to the races last year, and again this year. Stayed at the Beverley Arms. One of the best hotels around. The White Horse Inn was very quaint, but had a warm welcome. I cannot wait to come again.

Review of Beverley by Dave M on July 21st, 2006
Great racecourse. Spectacular Minster. Some of the best pubs in Yorkshire, especially the White Horse. Recommend a visit to anyone.

Review of Beverley by Frank on July 18th, 2006
Beverley is a place where I keep coming back to, ever since I visited the racecourse in 1995. Its Minster dominates the area, and its history. One of my favourite haunts is the White Horse Inn, with its gas lighting and olde world atmosphere. The beer's cheap too. You won't catch me sitting on a beach all day. I might even retire here.

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Bridlington, East Yorkshire

Review of Bridlington by S Bottomley on August 16th, 2011
Brid is a very friendly place to go to, it is ideal for the older person who cannot.walk very well, the town is mostly flat and disable buggy friendly, you can even hire disabled scooters, all the pavements have lowered curbs at strategic places, a lot of the accomodation are changing to disable friendly, I have been to the Langdon Hotel and I could not fault it, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the Yorkies Bar is first class, if I could get out and about Brid would be my FIRST Choice of venue for a holiday

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Coniston, East Yorkshire

Review of Coniston by paul on April 10th, 2009
Have not been here for some time as was not happy with the food, and while visiting friends in the area i popped in for a drink. There are new owners who took over last week and the meals are a lot better now. Speaking to the new owner Think his name was Stu, He has big plans to turn the place around. New menus, new chef, and mid week specials. I was well happy with what i've seen so far. Will go back in a month or so and see if anything has changed.

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Fangfoss, East Yorkshire

Review of Fangfoss by Jo Ross on August 19th, 2006
We recently decided to try out family camping. We chose our campsites over a period of two weeks and were travelling between Forres, Moray and Ilfracombe. With our newly purchased equipment and enthusiasm for our new adventures ahead, we arrived at Fangfoss Caravan Park, near York, somewhat bewildered. The campsite was truly below standard, in fact to compare it to a cess pit would be an insult to a cess pit. There were numerous dead flies, wasps, moths etc to be found in the sink, along with newly cut human and animal hair, mud and dog excrement were also present in the kitchen area washing facilities. The ironing board cover was burnt, smelt and was ripped. The toilet and shower facilities were appalling. The curtains were mouldy, the stench from the toilets was nothing short of vile. The pitch where we set up was apparently used for dog exercise and fouling, although we were not informed of this by the owner of the campsite or the dog owners nearby who were pitched in their caravans. The numerous flies hovering should have been a give away but being our first time camping we did expect there to be some wildlife. After setting up our tent with all our equipment for the three days we were booked in, we sat quite dismayed wondering if this was what we had ahead of us for the next fortnight. Feeling rather down and dejected, we decided to visit the local town of Pocklington for our tea and to check out the local area. On our way we passed several sign posts for nearby campsites. On the turning to Pocklington we decided to drive into one of the other campsites, South Lea Caravan Park. It was as if I had driven into heaven. The difference between the two sites was immediately noticeable. We asked the owner if she had any vacancies, which she did, and also asked to see the facilities, which were clean and fresh smelling. The grass areas were immaculate and obviously well maintained, friendly people that communicated with you, obviously happy because they too were in heaven. What a difference between the two campsites. It took us an hour and a half to pack up our equipment and set up some ten to fifteen minutes drive away, at South Lea Caravan Park, where we spent an enjoyable three days and nights. This was the camping experience we were expecting, not a visit to a cess pit whereby we were all likely to go down with Typhoid. I would strongly recommend that Fangfoss is taken off your recommendations list. A visit to the site would show all of the above. I would highly recommend a visit to South Lea Caravan Park to anybody. It is five star camping at a great price. Good, clean facilities, well maintained grounds, secure entry via pass card, large childrens play area, with substantial play equipment, all pitches with electrical hook up. If you wish to contact us about this review please feel free to get in touch.

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Hessle, East Yorkshire

Review of Hessle by t.jones on May 20th, 2007
As a user of the Humber bridge from Lincolnshire for a number of years,I missed a very interesting and pleasant area on the fore shore at Hessle starting at the Country Park Inn, and covering a vast area of land, I was very impressed with the Inn and the the park,it is well used by walkers and families from hull and is well worth a look.

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Hull, East Yorkshire

Review of Hull by Clive on June 16th, 2007
What a great place, stayed in the Gate house wing lovely rooms recently refurbished. Lots of history adourned around!

Review of Hull by HUDSON on June 16th, 2006
A very charming city. One is never short of things to do.The many museums on offer are very interesting and informative. One could spend hours looking around them all. I would not fail to recommend to anyone that they visit your welcoming city.

Review of Hull by Leanne on January 31st, 2006
I just want to say walton street market is the best market i have been to and everyone is friendly there and I really enjoy getting my bargains.

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Londesborough, East Yorkshire

Review of Londesborough by sam t adamson on November 19th, 2011
in the late forties-early fiftys i worked in londesborough .i was dairy show herdsman for the late c/o beal.the church and farm,the site of old hall .a placethat has been emdeded in my head sinse the day i left.over60years ago SAM ..from durham.

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North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

Review of North Ferriby by Mark Andrew on July 20th, 2009
You include the Swan PH in North Ferriby but as shown on the address it is in Swanland Swanland is now as big, if not a bigger village that North Ferriby and should be listed as one of your East Riding Villages. Famous for its pond, which as a boy I fell into or was pushed into, skated on in hard winters and even built a raft in the scouts. People say it was named after King Sweyn a Danish Invader. Mark

Review of North Ferriby by Kate on November 20th, 2007
I have only visited North Ferriby once and thought it was an extremely adorable little village. I consumed a meal and drink at the Duke of Cumberland and was made to feel very welcome by all the staff. The people of North Ferriby seem to be extremely accommodating on the whole. The small shops, pharmacy, etc. have very pleasant staff. The view of the Humber Bridge in the evening is just awe inspiring and worth a glimpse by anyone. I hope to visit North Ferriby again someday.

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Withernsea, East Yorkshire

Review of Withernsea by Adele Latham on September 21st, 2010
I really like Withernsea. It is a traditional seaside town on the beautiful east coast in Yorkshire. Some money has been invested there but I do feel it could do with a little more TLC as the town centre has that 'run down' feel to it. There is a beautiful beach, super promenade and some lovely shops and an indoor market. The people there are very friendly. I love the place.

Review of Withernsea by John B Harries-Coulman on August 24th, 2009
Withernsea has a good beach when the tide receedes. Good for kit flying and kite surfing. There are pools which are shallow for children to swim withou getting out of their depth. There is still local fisherman who go out for crab and lobsters. The beach extends well beyond the promenade. Be sure to return to the promenade when walking where there are the 50 foot high cliffs or you will be cut off when the tide comes in.

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Edinburgh and the Lothians Reports

Dalkeith, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Review of Dalkeith by May Baird on May 15th, 2009
I live close to this hotel and I have used it for the odd drink and it's clean and bar staff are nice enough. But if you are thinking about booking into this hotel better get the ear plugs in, they deposit all their empty bottles in the bottle banks at the back of the hotel late at night, it was 1.30 am this morning. and it's always like a crashing thunder that wakes my whole household up

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Dirleton, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Review of Dirleton by Adam H on October 15th, 2007
i visited the castle dirleton on Sunday 14th October where i was offered the carvery in the main function hall. I must say that this was excellent value for money, i visited with my wife and 4 friends and we will be returning. The food was excellent, the staff we very welcoming and pleasant and all in all it was a very enjoyable experience on which will be repeated.

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Dunbar, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Review of Dunbar by S Kelly on October 18th, 2007
Dunbar is a real gem. It's definitely an up and coming town with an historic harbour, beaches, coastal walks, modern swimming pool, good play area for children, nice cafes, excellent golf courses. It has been a real eye-opener to visit Dunbar again as it has really improved in the last ten years. It has good road and rail links to Edinburgh - it is only 20 mins by train from Edinburgh City Centre but then you can leave the city and come back to great sea views out to Bass Rock. The new A1 dual carriageway makes car access to Edinburgh much easier too.

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Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Review of Linlithgow by sharron on May 28th, 2007
have lived and worked in linlithgow for the past 7yrs its got a serious traffic problem and overpriced house prices. all the shops close down and leave either cafes or hairdressers. majbe from a tourists point of view its got heritage i dont know.

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Musselburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Review of Musselburgh by scott on May 22nd, 2010
We booked a stag night to go to mussellburgh race course and paid £18 per person for a ticket there was 15 of us from glasgow got the bus through and got stuck in a traffic jam all of us had 3 beers on the bus which dropped us off at the race course within 45 mins and another 2 beers later the stag was thrown out after 5 beers for being too drunk which meant the rest of us had to leave and they would not refund our money or even 20% of it. We all went into edinburgh and had a ball till 2 in the morning. I would not recommend mussellburgh race course for any stag weekend because it is a case of 'if your face fits no outsiders'. I go to the racing a lot and would recommend if anyone wants a good night out or a stag weekend go to Ayr racecourse much better hospitality and a more friendly atmosphere.

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Penicuik, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Review of Penicuik by antonina koutoupa on August 7th, 2008
I know Penicuik well too,grew up there ,miss it. I left about 18yrs ago to come and live in Thessaloniki,Greece where I have married and have 3 children now.My parent sold their house in Penicuik and moved to Selkirk.Penicuik was really handy to go into town {Edinburgh} also you were out in the country with nice walks nearby,like the Clerks estate where my grandma worked and stayed.She now lives in Peebles another very beautiful scenic place.Generally I miss Scotland ,which Scot doesn,t.

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Basildon, Essex

Review of Basildon by bruce on January 2nd, 2011
what can I say about basildon......nothing complimentary.. I was there right from it's inception. and I just perceive a town built on STOLEN land without any consideration for the people of the area.. and having witnessed so many of the design and planning cock-ups.. I wonder if any of the bright sparks that did design the layout of the place ever actually LIVED in the dump.. or for that matter even even visited..

Review of Basildon by Will on June 10th, 2007
I lived in Basildon many years ago and loved every experience there was to be had. But like everywhere in the world there has to be a but! Like anywhere in the world you go to,there you will find the violence and dis-respect like all other so called Hard Towns or (Want To Bee's)However Bas is and always be the Best!

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Braintree, Essex

Review of Braintree by Marie on May 15th, 2008

Welcome to our District........

With colourful, bustling market towns and picturesque villages set in the most beautiful rolling countryside showing North Essex at its best, look no further to get away from it all....

There is plenty to see and do throughout the district of Braintree from the designer shopping village to the medieval barns of the Knights Templar, jousting knights at a Norman Keep to steam railways, magnificent houses with stunning gardens and listed windmills. Do not miss the museums and heritage centres which give you a picture of an area steeped in history from Bronze Age and Roman settlements to the industrial successes within the wool, silk, lace and weaving trades.

Take a drive in the country through idyllic villages and beautiful scenery, stop for a hearty lunch at a traditional pub and sample the local ales or for the more active follow one of our many delightful trails whether you like to tramp, stroll or cycle.

Approximately 50 miles from London and with excellent links to the coast and East Anglia via A120, A12, M11 and direct rail, and with the addition of Stansted airport 16 miles away, our district is the perfect location for a short break or day trip away from hectic lifestyles.

For more information please visit our Website

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Brentwood, Essex

Review of Brentwood by Karen Field on June 5th, 2006
I Visited the Brentwood Museum on Sunday 4th June 2006. I found it very interesting and the volunteers who run the museum very helpful. The story of PC Gutteridge was extremely interesting and I would love to see a special presentation in the museum on him at some point in time. It was good to wander around the Cemetary my only criticism is that it is being left as a nature/ wilderness apart from the war graves. I would love to be able to view the whole cemetary and not have to wait for the annual cut back. Well worth a visit.

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Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Review of Burnham-on-Crouch by Marie bailey on March 7th, 2007
i am now in my seventies but as a teenager and in my early twenties my father managed a shop in the high street by the name of F.Luckin-smith groceries and provisions we left Burnham after about six years but I have longed to go back ever since I now live in Sth Australia . Burnham is truly a lovely place mrs M .Bailey

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Canvey Island, Essex

Review of Canvey Island by Dave Bullock on October 2nd, 2006
Hi I run a website about Canvey Island's heritage called www.CanveyIsland.org.uk Enjoy! Dave

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Castle Hedingham, Essex

Review of Castle Hedingham by joe standen on November 5th, 2007
i LOVE castle hedingham

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Chelmsford, Essex

Review of Chelmsford by Mr Newsam on March 15th, 2011
Very disappointed on visiting Chelmsford market on Tuesday 15/03/11 the old market under the car park is no longer used and there was only a dozen of market stalls trading outside. Lucky I did not have to travel far.

Review of Chelmsford by sheila harrison on August 17th, 2009
I emigrated to Australia 30odd years ago. I never miss a chance to return as my family still live there.It is a beautiful town surrounded by fantastic scenery.Very close to the heart of London, only 30mins by rail.You are never far from every type of entainment.Chelmsford also offers a good choice.The commute to London means accomodation is more within peoples reach if they chose to work in London.The only gripe I have is the last time I visited Chelmsford, I found it few dirty, Papers blowing everywhere & cigarette butts & take away container thrown on the ground. If the council got into gear they could make it a fantastic place to live work & visit. But I still come back for more

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Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Review of Clacton-on-Sea by Jessie Winyard on April 8th, 2009
On Sunday 5th April my sister and I took a trip down memory lane to various parts of Clacton - Jaywick, St Osyth, Clacton, Holland on Sea,Frinton and Walton on the Naize. I have to comment that everywhere I drove each place was absolutely immaculate - the roads and streets were so clean and well kept. Congratulations to Tendring Council and to the people of these areas - you have a lovely place to live and it shows how much you all care for it.

Review of Clacton-on-Sea by visitor on December 19th, 2007
love clacton-on-sea, essex. brilliant sun-bathing in the summer and exhillerating promenade walks amidst spray of the waves in the winter. perfect english sea-side. best stay was at Parade Hotel right on the seafront. when we have all this in our country, why fly abroad!

Review of Clacton-on-Sea by kelly palmer on June 5th, 2007
martello beach :) wicked :) fantastic had a brilliant time the bodley crew will be back to win some more of your quizes best entertains ever thanks and we will see u soon xxxxx kelly,james,claire ,liam and billy

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Clacton-on-sea, Essex

Review of Clacton-on-sea by Liz Davidson on November 29th, 2006
Hi, When ever I think of Clacton-on sea I feel very emotional. I lived at Holland-on-sea from 1951- 1969. I now live in Cornwall,but my heart is in Clacton. I'm coming home, to the most beautiful place on earth.

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Coggeshall, Essex

Review of Coggeshall by Mark Caldon on May 31st, 2006
Jewel in the Crown of Essex Villages - wonderful history, architecture and places of interest. Stay away from the Cafe Ronda - the elderly patron was very rude to my young daughter who was behaving so well. Children Not Welcome!

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Colchester, Essex

Review of Colchester by Lisa on August 11th, 2006
We went to Colchester Zoo last year and truely enjoyed ourselves, It's great fun for children and adults alike, I took my 7 year old son with me and my partner, there are lots of things to do and the food isn't expensive at all. The animals are all very friendly and great to watch. I would recommend anyone to go and see for themselves.

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Dedham, Essex

Review of Dedham by Frank le boite on March 2nd, 2006
Dedham is such a wonderful place to live (unlike other villages such as ardleigh and bradfield, bromley, brantham,lawford and surrounding areas. it is picturesque with lots of tourist attractions.i live there and would reccommend people from foreign countries to come and have a look at the legendary Dedham but not to leave litter. Sir Alex Wilson will serve you tea in the craft centre and will make sure that he dosent make it too sweet for you!!!! from Lord Frank le boite, age 92, Dedham..

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Epping, Essex

Review of Epping by Jessica on June 6th, 2009
This is a really good market, open on Saturday between around 9-4, there is a lot to browses clothing, electric, food and many more.

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Fingringhoe, Essex

Review of Fingringhoe by john marletta on March 12th, 2007
HI my name is john marletta i have been to fingringhoe in1976 1977 it is a great place also iam looking for the website of the whalebone inn so i could talk to the owner about some friends of mine charlie& nancy taylor wonderfull place wish i was there many thanks john marletta

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Gestingthorpe, Essex

Review of Gestingthorpe by S Selley on August 17th, 2011
I only live 8 miles from the Pheasant, but until yesterday I had not eaten there - the food and service are excellent. We had the fish selection with homemade chips - the fish was cooked to perfection - Sardine, Mackerel, Lemon Sole and Prawns - the best `1ve tased for many years. The sticky Toffe pudding was light and delicious. Guess what.. we will be going there again!

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Great Totham, Essex

Review of Great Totham by Patrica O on June 14th, 2009
I visited the Bull, Great Totham My party and I had an great evening. The Menu read well and delivered even better!!! New Chef has made a difference, All the staff were friendly and helpful. In summary - Well worth a visit........

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Great Yeldham, Essex

Review of Great Yeldham by Marina on June 6th, 2012
If you are looking for good marriage omens in your wedding venue then Great Yeldham has a particularly fine one to offer: in the heart of the village stands the Great Oak, a tree that was noted in the Domesday Book. That is endurance, or steadfastness if you prefer, a characteristic that few marriages can do without at some point. This is a very different Essex to the TOWIE cliché, a rural spot with fine farmland surrounding the village. And here’s another good omen for your future: the lovely River Colne begins nearby, making its way to greater things from this starting point, as we are sure you and your partner will also do.

Review of Great Yeldham by John Waller on May 6th, 2010
63 years old born in Chelmsford June 1946 and brought up in Gt Yeldham. I joined the Royal Navy in Nov 1963 and on retirement from the Navy settled in Somerset close to RNAS Yeovilton at which I served. Married in 1968 to a Yeldham girl I like looking at any site connected with the village and have relations still living there. These Yeldham sites bring back many happy memories.Nice to know the Three Bottles is still going The Oak which was opposite the Waggon and Horses closed a few years ago. Thank you

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Ilford, Essex

Review of Ilford by Mandy on December 17th, 2006
i think that ilford is a disgrace and it needs to be changed, we should get all the thugs out to make it a better and safer place. then will i only be happy about coming to shop in ilford.

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Little Easton, Essex

Review of Little Easton by phil on May 11th, 2007
have family here the place is a delight takes you back to england as it should be, a fine pub in the stag, freindly people, in the summer visiting players to entertain you. visit the lake at the top of park road and see the carp being fed by passers by as if they were feeding ducks got to be seen to believe.***** a summer fete each year is another great event live shows and vintage cars.

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Littlebury, Essex

Review of Littlebury by Martin on June 14th, 2011
Littlebury is a small village with pub and church just a couple of miles from the lovely town of Saffron Walden, the wonderful Jacobean Audley End sitting between the two settlements.

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Maldon, Essex

Review of Maldon by R Roberts on March 3rd, 2010
Maldon is probably my favourite town in Essex and my family and I have been there many times and will continue to go there. Steeped in history, off the beaten track and has thus maintained a lot of its old character whilst providing many interesting shops. The Hythe is always a great attraction to anyone interested in old sailing barges and quite nearby there are superb attractions for children including the water park. The town is a must for anyone visiting Essex.

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Manningtree, Essex

Review of Manningtree by jason on June 3rd, 2011
manningtree bunker is now closed and is for sale by local estate agents

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Mersea Island, Essex

Review of Mersea Island by Janis Sulston on July 18th, 2011
We have just returned from a weekend (Bike club holiday) of camping & caravaning at Waldegraves and could not fault anything on site. Unfortunately it rained most of the time and was very windy but the heated outdoor pool, restaurant & bars where all very good. We found all of the staff very helpful & friendly. We would happily recommend this site for a relaxing break.

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Mistley, Essex

Review of Mistley by sally on June 18th, 2010
I think the swans were absolutely wonderful a good reason to visit mistley again well done the people who care for them... it would be good if whole town was involved in a swan festival...a good tourist pull.

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Pattiswick, Essex

Review of Pattiswick by Mrs triplow on January 15th, 2011
Visited compasses 15/1/11 for my husbands birthday -hadn't eaten lunch in anticipation of good meal - incredibly dissatisfied - both our main meals were tepid at best no steam coming from food at all - cabbage cold in places - rabbit very overpriced especially as it was cold dry and tough - only eaten as he was so hungry and didn't want to spoil birthday but having just got home felt compelled to send this review - feel totally wasted over £80 on what equated to very poor food - we were offered free dessert and even toffee pudding was tepid! Very very dissapointed - we work hard for our money and felt this was a complete and utter waste of it

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Romford, Essex

Review of Romford by Henry Gregg on October 26th, 2008
I LIVE IN CANVEY ISLAND AND I TRAVEL TO LONDON WEEKLY BY THE A127 AND A12.I MUST SAY I AM APPALLED THAT THE FLYOVER AT GALLOWS CORNER HAS BEEN MADE ONE WAY. IT CAUSES HAVOC ON AN ALREADY BUSY ROUNDABOUT.IT IS MADNESS.WHAT FOOL THOUGHT UP THAT IDEA.

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Rowhedge, Essex

Review of Rowhedge by simon Taylor-Williams on June 1st, 2007
the albion is an award winnig pub. they are a old fashioned real pub, great music once a month(normaly last weekend of the month), fantastic real ale and really frendly landlord and landlady. the staff are excellant

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Saffron Walden, Essex

Review of Saffron Walden by tom hollo on February 11th, 2006
nice town.

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St Osyth, Essex

Review of St Osyth by mercer on May 8th, 2012
Hi my husband and i went to st osyth for a day out as we had seen it on telly and it looked intresting,we found the town very intresting with the old houses,but would not go again as we found the peaple who lived there not very frendley,we had our windmirrow smashed and it cost £30 to repair so we wont recammend anybody.

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Review of St Osyth by miss c napper on July 13th, 2009
just been to seawick for the weekend what a wonderful holiday park didnt want to leave me and my partner are now looking to buy our own caravan.

Review of St Osyth by Nicola on October 31st, 2008
I recently visited St Osyth Beach Holiday time and myself and my family had a great holiday. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help. The swimming pool was great and the entertainment was fantastic. The bar manager James was so polite and made us feel very welcome. The shop has a large variety of food and drink and had newspapers every morning. The caravan was beautiful and was very clean on our arrival and in a beautiful location. The park is very pretty and so close to the beach. I really didnt want to come home but all good things come to an end but ive all ready booked for next year and cant wait!!!

Review of St Osyth by Gavin Cuthorpe on December 3rd, 2007
I stayed at Seawick Holiday Park a forthnight ago for an 80's Weekender. I have tpo say that I found the park to be great, with everything as expected. The accommodation was clean and tidy, we even had the beds made! Although, we went for the entertainemnt, and it was great with a UB40, Madness and Blondie tribute acts along with Boney M, with the 80's music until 2.00am. I will definatley go back to the 80's in 2008.

Review of St Osyth by jane edwards on August 13th, 2006
we had a great holiday and we love it that much we want to bye a caravan down there the people are great we stayed on seawick caravan park and they all looked after us we had a great week and would like tothank everyone for that jane edwards

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Waltham Abbey, Essex

Review of Waltham Abbey by Anthony Taylor on November 14th, 2007
A pretty and historic little market town on the north east edge of London and bordering Epping Forest.The town is predominately stocked with cockney "cheeky chapies" whose main aspirations extend no further than being a self employed builder or mini-cab driver. Due to the total lack of interest in this backwater fron the local authority the streets are generally full of uncollected rubbish in varying states of decay. However with a change of attitude it could become a nice place to live or visit...

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Walton on the Naze, Essex

Review of Walton on the Naze by Karl Smith on July 27th, 2006
I used to come to Walton quite regular as a youngster but had not been for many years untill Wednesday 26th July 06. My fiance and I decided to take our son out for the day and again decided to go to Walton as I had told her how lovely and quaint it used to be. Upon our arrival I could see immediately noticed that nothing had changed (Well not drasticaly anyway) and as i had hoped my fiance loved every second of the trip and so did our son. A beautiful day in beautiful tranquil surroundings fantastic beaches and animities a fantastic day out for all ages.

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West Mersea, Essex

Review of West Mersea by jane chilvers ( mrs ) on December 8th, 2009
After living in WEST MERSEA over a number of years, as a married person & owning several businesses, in Colchester, then living there as a single person also over a number of years i found the ISLAND a very beautiful place with plenty going on over the course of twelve months repeatedly. It is quite a safe place for little children to be brought up, as mine were & also i was a cub leader with plenty of things todo for the cubs. Then my children grew up & moved off the ISLAND to pursue their own lives as it became obvious that there was a lot of drug taking & drinking, to excess going on, on the ISLAND. Most of the local people are '' related '' to each other & they are very nosey, wanting to know '' your '' business & if they can't find it out they would make things up, so a lot of '' tittle tattling '' went on. Being only a small village the people are a small minded bunch. I have moved on myself now & do not live there anymore but i do miss the beauty of the ISLAND, it is unique & the few decent people who live there are a real treasure. Kindest regards & happy christmas, Jane ....

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Woodford Bridge, Essex

Review of Woodford Bridge by David Cooper on July 7th, 2008
Woodford Bridge Essex. 1939- 1960 I lived all my childhood there I lived in Canfield Road, Just a walk from the the village as it was then before thay built all the new houses around Snakes Lane and at the back of the White Hart public house and at side of the Aston Playing Fields I cant tell a tail about the River Roding flooding in 1957 and as a baby my father taking me up to Drapers Hill and showing me the whole of Londons Docks burning From St Pauls to Barking And last V2 bomb which a very large hole in the road at Broadmead before the main Road to Woodforf Green, was ever built. If you want more of my tails please write and let me know Regards David Cooper .

Fife Reports

Anstruther, Fife

Review of Anstruther by liz swankie on March 7th, 2006
hi there i live in anstruther its a lovely place lots of nice frendly people nice pubs.

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Burntisland, Fife

Review of Burntisland by PETER MORRAN on May 31st, 2007
THE BURNTISLAND LINKS PARK Burntisland Link’s famous annual family Fair is one of Scotland’s largest summer traveling fairs, and are Scotland’s second oldest games dating back to 1652. The fairground is located on the links between May and August every year and it Attracting in excess of 275,000 people of the whole Fair duration,at Burntisland The White’s – Strand’s– Wilmot’s - Miller’s – Gamble’s - Paris - Knowle’s - Hickey’s - Hancock’s and Codona’s are well known in the town as they go to Burntisland for the full term locals and travellers call each others by their first names and I hope this stays alive. Generations of local people have been going to Burntisland annual family Fair to enjoy the fair that they remember from their child hood and now take their children and grandchildren to see. Generations of the same families of travelers have been providing the funfair entertainment in burntisland for Generations what is not just their business but also There way of life. peter morran

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Culross, Fife

Review of Culross by Barry Paterson on June 24th, 2006
Very nice. Quiet streets, cobbled lanes, ancients buildings. A lovely and quiet day out - history and tranquility in one wee village. Lovely walks, lovely houses, interested palace, abbey, study, townhouse etc.

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Elie, Fife

Review of Elie by Ron Smart on March 12th, 2011
My heart was left in Elie 52 years ago (1959)when my family dragged me off to Canada. Only stayed in a hotel once in Elie as my uncle was visiting from New Zealand at the time. It was on the road up to Kilconquhar, (Elm something if I recall). My grandparents (Bob and Winifred Hughes), Bob was the manager of the butcher shop (Robertson's?)on the way down to the Ship's Inn, used to live in the house at 5 Woodside Rd or Pl???. They rented the house out during some of the summer months and stayed in a wee place in The Vennel (adjacent tae the kirk). I remember this as I had to go out in the middle of the night to go to the loo. I have the fondest memories of Elie and "The Ferry", especially the beach at the bottom of the breakwater. As children we used to run to the top upon the sound of the ice-cream van for a 99er or a cone with raspberry sauce. On the weekends, Mr Haig (Ron Haig???) brought his ponies and donkeys to the beach for us children to ride. I have many pictures with Colleen (a donkey), Pinto and Grey Lady (ponies)and watched them age gracefully over the years as they gave much joy and happiness to the children on the beach. Many a day was spent on the golf course with my dad (Ian Smart of Dundee United) and my Uncle Joe (a PT teacher who emigrated to New Zealand). It was on the links in Elie and Monifieth where I honed my game of golf. Regrettably I didn't hone it as well as I should have for the skill has diminished somewhat over the years. There used to be a "wee" material/wool/sewing/toy shop across from the northside of the Village Green run by Jean Bett (my Auntie Jean) as I called her, and many dismal afternoons were passed away playing in the back of the shop with the toys. One of the saddest things they ever did was (with the advent of diesels) cancelling the old steam locomotives that hauled the Fife Coast Express from Dundee around the coast and past Elie to Leven or Kircaldy. Always new I was getting close to Elie as we passed the tower in St Monans. For those who have never been to the East Neuk, you have been missing one of the greatest beach secrets and holiday locations in the UK.

Glasgow Reports

Cardross, Glasgow

Review of Cardross by Ian Clarke on December 22nd, 2009
I was born in Cardross in 1948 in a wee room above what is now the local chemist shop. Went to school in the old school and then the new primary. Remember when we all played in the streets and in the woods till it was dark. I have fond memories of time spent as a youngster in the village.

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Kilsyth, Glasgow

Review of Kilsyth by kate on March 20th, 2006
kilsyth is a very close knit community,so much so,it can be quite a gossipy town,especially our main street.scenery is lovely a lot of history.cant live here unless you support celtic or rangers or you are catholic or protestant.having been brought up in a different town then moving to kilsyth it was the first thing i noticed.sounds as if i,m bad mouthing the place,, i would never leave it.friendly bussly town,surrounded by the most beautiful scenery ever.

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Strathblane, Glasgow

Review of Strathblane by David on October 6th, 2006
Very Over Rated and Over Priced Firstly I would like to agree with every word of the reviews titled "Seriously Over Priced" and fully disagree with everything quoted in the review titled "Pleasant and Hospitable" posted on Tripadvisor. How anybody could possibly give this hotel a rating of 4 stars in frankly beyond my comprehension and does not help other potential visitors. The managers response to one of the Tripadvisor reviews is also very economical with the truth. I have rated this hotel as terrible mainly because my expectations were managed very badly by the hotels own web site which simply does not tell the truth. The owners of the hotel, who have been provided with a copy of this review prior to publication, have been given ample opportunity to convince me that if any of the content of my review is unreasonable and requires alteration. They have chosen not to comment after 10 days which in itself is an indication that they really are only interested in taking my money! Usually when I make a hotel reservation I select either new or newly refurbished hotels where possible, with a four or five star rating and excellent reviews. This is due to places like the Kirkhouse Inn that have a shocking tendency to become extremely economical with the truth through their own vastly exaggerated web sites. Do not be taken in by the photographs or the virtual tours. This is possibly what the hotel looked like when it was refurbished which I would suggest was many years ago. Unfortunately when I booked the hotel I could not find any internet reviews. This is a very average small country hotel and absolutely nothing to get excited about as the owners would like you to believe. Do any of the other reviews enthuse about the hotels quality in the same way as their own web site? The answer is a categoric no. All of the major quality hotels in Glasgow which are not a lot more expensive at the weekend were full due to two major events. As a result my party were left with very little choice and booked four rooms at the Kirkhouse Inn. Some of the party went to the additional expense of upgrading to premier rooms which supposedly offer individual design with comfort in mind and a picturesque view according to the hotels own web site. We booked this hotel nearly ten months ago! The party leader was given a so-called premier room (number 17) that overlooked a revolting central shaft with a black bitumen roof and numerous extremely noisy air conditioning units which I can only imagine are for the kitchens as both the restaurant and our bedrooms were uncomfortably hot and were not air conditioned. Not quite the delightful views of the Campsie Hills that their web site suggests! Due to the noise which was the equivalent of a small factory when the windows were open, and I am not exaggerating, you either had to sleep in a very stuffy room or not sleep at all! We changed to a slightly better room with view of the hills after one night. I instructed the hotel not to charge any supplement for the so-called premier room that we had to suffer on the first night which they readily agreed, given that I had the opportunity to see other standard rooms which were virtually no different. If all that was not bad enough they then tried to give another member of my party who arrived a day later room 17. After we complained they offered an alternative standard room which was virtually the same quality as the so-called room 17 premier room. All of the furnishings and bathrooms in the hotel have seen far better days. They are antiquated and tatty. The loo takes for ever to fill with water and the showers are positively useless. The beds are extremely uncomfortable and this was the view of 8 people. The TV's look as if they came from house clearance sales. My experience of the hotels restaurant was not helped as the room was far too hot which made it very uncomfortable and spoiled the meal. Also the food in the restaurant was simply very average and extremely expensive. It was nothing like I imagined it was going to be given the highly enthusiastic statements about quality and service mentioned in the hotels own web site. The staff in the restaurant are mostly very young and whilst they are friendly and pleasant they leave a lot to be desired in terms of professionalism. Unfortunately my experience in the hotel bar was not much better.Whilst I was being served the waitress decided to take a lengthy phone call and then run around the hotel looking for somebody. I felt as if I was being a nuisance for ordering a reasonable round of quite expensive drinks! Suffice it to say that my tip equalled the service I received! Allow our attentive and welcoming staff to look after you during your stay at the Kirkhouse Inn the web site says. And the web site also goes on to boast, as a result of our impeccable standards of quality and service, our reputation and our unique location the Kirkhouse Inn is a popular choice for holiday breaks. My experience of this hotel did not resemble any of this highly questionable web site information. The hotel is positioned opposite the Campsie Hills which are pretty at best but certainly nothing special. The location of the hotel is not very convenient for the centre of Glasgow approximately 12 miles which will take 25 minutes with no traffic and another 10 minutes to park. You have been warned!

Gloucestershire Reports

Almondsbury, Gloucestershire

Review of Almondsbury by Sharon on November 8th, 2007
The village is divided into two parts by a steep hill. Nestling at the foot of this hill is Lower Almondsbury. Overlooking the Severn estuary the land here is shaped like a bowl. This, and not the local love of cricket, gave the pub and hotel, The Bowl Inn, its name. This whitewashed-stone inn was partly formed by three cottages originally built in 1146 to accommodate the monks building the church of St Mary the Virgin. The church's lead-covered spire was added later, but before 1619. The Bowl Inn became a licensed premises way back in 1550. The upper part of the village is served by The Swan Inn, which is on the A38 opposite the open space known as Almondsbury Tump. Visitors can also stay at the Almondsbury Interchange Hotel situated on Gloucester Road near the motorway junction.

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Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Review of Berkeley by Pamela Curtis on January 22nd, 2008
The Malt house as it is now known, was the Bird in hand, and was owned by my Grandparents, Mr and Mrs Cooper, most of the people of Berkeley have asked for it to be changed back to it,s original name, as the history of the Bird is of great interest. For many youngsters today they rely on us to leave the History for future generations, so if you would like more information on The Bird In Hand, and its History, please get in touch.

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Bibury, Gloucestershire

Review of Bibury by warren higgs on August 23rd, 2007
Best trout farm in the world. Was going back next Monday had to change plans. Will go back sometime next week, that or my Grandaughter will kill me! See you soon regards to all, Warren

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Bledington, Gloucestershire

Review of Bledington by james on October 7th, 2011
A lovely and obviously english village with a pub and a green at its heart. Good cotswolds base

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Blockley, Gloucestershire

Review of Blockley by hakara woodsill on May 21st, 2008
this spectacular village is one of the best in britain.pretty houses and superb views make up just some of the things this village has to offer. overall a village with a big heart and a brilliant character.

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Review of Blockley by anne on May 6th, 2008
We enjoyed a good five nights in the peaceful town of Blockley at the crown. The tranquility of Blockley, the helpful smiling staff and the nice beer made our weekend just lovely. The bar is just downstairs with all the local color wanted, the people in Blockley are very charming and welcoming. We took part in a village fete on saturday to celebrate the new post office/shop/café. Lovely little shop with white wine in the cooler, perfect for a spur of the moment picnic on the hill. Blockley is much nicer than Broadway and Chipping camden and all the touristy places, only 20 minutes from all the gardens, like Snowshill and Hidcote and set on a serene valley. Nice woods at the end of the village for a little walk after breakfast as well. If you want a weekend of quite countryside and a place to read your books, this is the place. Our only regret is that the labs weren't there more often...

Date visited: May 1-5th, 2008

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Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

Review of Bourton on the Water by G Nairn on October 22nd, 2010
Frequent visitor for day and short break. Surprised and disappointed that the new disabled toilet in the car and coach park does not conform with the appropriate regulations and is completely inaccessible to many disabled persons. In this day and age this is quite incredible and one of the worst examples of these installations I have visited and used in over 40 years.

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Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Review of Bourton-on-the-Water by Mrs. Lillian E. Howard on March 8th, 2007
We travelled to England in summer of '84 and stayed with dear friends in Bournemouth. They took us everywhere and one overnight stay was at your lovely inn. We enjoyed an excellent dinner there as well. One of our treasured visits was to Bourton-on-the-Water and we have recommended your service to our friends who have visited your beautiful area of England. Going over some memories by picture albums this afternoon and just have to tell you. Have a friend leaving for England Friday and have recommended your area and accommodations to them....enhanced by some memorable photos we took. Just had to tell you. Sincerely Lillian Howard...our Host and Hostess were a Mr. and Mrs. Derek Wilkerson of Bournemouth....wonderful people....who joined us there. English hospitality at its best. Sincerely Mrs. Lillian Howard of Sarasota, Fl.USA

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Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Review of Chipping Campden by harry gladwin on November 22nd, 2007
During a recent trip to the Cotswolds, I stayed briefly in Chipping Campden. Having seen much of the UK, I have never visited a more beautiful town than Chipping Campden, with its ancient market square, magnificent church and stunning countryside. Campden's history is based around the sheep wool industry and indeed there is still plenty of sheep farming going on in the area. I was very fortunate to stumble upon a local sheep farmer who has lived and worked in the area all his life and who runs a small business called Chipping Campden Cars (www.chippingcampdencars.com) through which he gives guided tours over the North Cotswolds and beyond to Stratford upon Avon, Oxford etc. The tour was so exceptionally interesting and we saw so many hidden "off the beaten track" gems, that it compelled me to write and urge anyone else staying in this area to go on one of these tours, as you will not be disappointed.

Date visited: October 2006

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Corse Lawn, Gloucestershire

Review of Corse Lawn by Caroline Currie on July 12th, 2009
This is the WORST establishment I have ever had the misfortune to stay in! My partner and I have just returned early from a weekend break at this hotel, which promotes its self as a luxurious, warn and friendly country house hotel. We arrived on Friday evening and were greeted with a less than friendly welcome by the man on reception. He showed us to our room and promptly left, there was no mention of where breakfast was served, timings etc., no smile or welcome to the hotel. We are reasonable people, so as we had arrived at around 8pm, we thought maybe the man on reception had been working a long shift, so we made allowances. The following day, which was my birthday and the reason for our stay we booked dinner in the hotel's restaurant. When we arrived at the arranged time there was nobody around to greet us, show us to our table, or indeed tell us where we should go. After about 10 mins we were shown to a table and we ordered our drinks and made our selections from the menu. 40 minutes later we were still waiting for our starter to arrive, what made it worse after we had been seated and placed our order five other groups had entered the restaurant after us all been served, finished their starters and were eagerly awaiting their main course. My partner and I felt like we were completely invisible. We eventually managed to attract the attention of a passing waiter and explained our situation politely. What we were met with I have never experienced in all of my years of travelling and staying in many hotels all over the world. The waiter told us in a very rude manner that we should have pre-ordered our food, so it was our fault! We explained that if when we reserved our table we had been told this we would have pre-ordered our menu choices. The waiter just shrugged his shoulders and looked insolently at us. By this point we were no longer hungry and cancelled our food and left. There was no apology, no warmth and friendliness that this establishment promises on their literature....interesting eh?... Interestingly...most of these groups in the restaurant were non-hotel residents and in groups of four or more. It seems to us that this establishment is not interested in residents and certainly not just two people who are not big drinkers, obviously the cover charge for the hotel is much lower with the likes of us! Finally to finish our woeful story, we went to reception to complain to the manager and were given the same rude treatment. The lady manager called us liars and said that the waiter would not speak to us like that. She also said "everybody who uses our restaurant knows you need to pre-order" again we explained that we were residents (she was completely unaware and uninterested) and did not know this. After much rudeness on her part we decided to check out of the hotel early. For us our weekend completely ruined, my birthday celebrations ruined. If I am honest it was like a scene from "Fawlty Towers", or "You Have Been Framed"...I am still in total disbelief. I would urge anyone to think twice before choosing this hotel!

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Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire

Review of Frampton on Severn by Glen Miller on February 5th, 2007
Excellent small village pub, warm atmosphere, friendly locals. Traditional pub food - cottage pie and chips, pastie and chips, ploughmans and variety of sandwiches. Good selection of beers - my personal choice - Adnams.

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Longhope, Gloucestershire

Review of Longhope by jeoff on November 2nd, 2006
nice liitle village

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May Hill, Gloucestershire

Review of May Hill by Craig James on June 25th, 2009
I go to the Glasshouse on a regular basis, i find the food excellent and have never had a bad meal there. The coldest and perfect pint of stowfords you will get!! as for the landlord i find him welcoming and very entertaining. As for people commenting on being asked to leave the table when they have finished, it is a very busy pub and people will wait for tables at the end of the day it is a business!!!

Review of May Hill by John Hatton on May 23rd, 2009
I vsisted this pub last night 22nd May. food was nice but the landlord was not. Hurried us with our meal saying he wanted the table. When we had finished eating he wouldn't let us order more drinks as he said ne needed the table. Needless to say we wont be going back. He made Basil Fawlty look good.

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Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Review of Moreton-in-Marsh by jean hemming-bastin on May 12th, 2009
a beautiful place but what a nightmare trying to find a parking place, why not have a park and ride as Salisbury do?. love the area, really beautiful. market lets itself down by the traders admitting that as they have a monopoly by being the only market in the area they can "charge what they like" and people will pay it. not a good comment for what is a lovely place, i will certainly visit again but will be very cautious at which market stalls i shop. regards Jean and Andy from Swindon

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Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Review of Nailsworth by on February 27th, 2006
Stayted at the Egypt Mill for the weekend, Food was excellent and the hospitality was very friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Northleach, Gloucestershire

Review of Northleach by Janet Sandilands (Mrs) on June 30th, 2009
I used to live in the house right next door to the Wheatsheaf Hotel up until 1965. I live in Perth Scotland now but I still love going back to Northleach and the surrounding areas. I love the Cotswold stone of the houses. The people who come from Gloucestershire and the rolling hills. My friend from Perth has just come back from visiting Northleach and Bibury never having seen these towns before and she loved this area. I couldn't get her to stop talking about it , I felt quite homesick. Janet Sandilands

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Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

Review of Nympsfield by John J Rogers on December 13th, 2009
I grew up in Nympsfield and to me it is the most georgous memories of my life. I lived in the beautiful homestead run by the nuns. I would dearly love a photograph or pictures of the old home. At 58 its been 45 years since I left there and long to go back for a holiday. Anyone would enjoy this unchanged haven of England. If you can help with pictures I would be ever so grateful.

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Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire

Review of Old Sodbury by Larry on June 24th, 2009
The town is charming. The Dog Inn is an amazzzing [proper] English pub of some 500+ years of age. The menue is vast and the food is always fresh and delicious. Not your typical "pub" food. And the people are very nice. I've been several times. Larry Denver, Colorado, USA

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Painswick, Gloucestershire

Review of Painswick by Robert Shea on June 3rd, 2008
We tried The Royal Oak after being away for 5 years in France. The Oak was our "local" but with new owners and a change of staff, some local gossip downed the pub. Yesterday we decided to see for ourselves with another couple. We were all very pleasantly surprised -welcoming reception - attentive service - wholesome good food, well prepared by the son of Sheila, the pub owner. We started in the courtyard but finished indoors out of the rain. Try the homemade bread and butter pudding.

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Paxford, Gloucestershire

Review of Paxford by Eric Taplin on February 9th, 2006
I was born at Paxford on Christmas day 1938,and lived there untill called up for national service in 1958.My Grandfather was licencee at the now, well managed Churchill Arms in 1936. It was just an off-licence in those days,well supported by travellers who stayed the summer months working on the land fruit picking etc. Paxford is well worth a visit and a meal at the Churchill Arms before travelling on a couple of miles to the delightful Chipping Campden.

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Stroud, Gloucestershire

Review of Stroud by Ted Cheers on September 26th, 2008
An item on our local radio station this morning said that Stroud had a high overspend on bus fares for over 60s using the national bus pass. Last week, a group of walkers staying in Stroud caught a bus to a village some 6 miles from the town, those under 60 paying full fare were issued with a ticket to the village while the rest of the party on National pssses were issed with free tickets to the bus's destination some 5 miles further on. Could it be that the bus company is invoicing the council for a refund on the alleged longer journey? Regards, Ted Cheers.

Review of Stroud by Lizzi Walton on November 12th, 2007
Come to Stroud for the fantastic festivals and vibrant art scene. The welcoming cafes and restaurants. The place where poets and artists to sit over a coffee watching, talking, dreaming. Use Stroud as a base to go forth and discover the stunning surrounding countryside. Come and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere

Review of Stroud by Sheila & Pauline Sutehall on February 27th, 2007
A tremendous "Thank You" for another wonderful stay. Its like home from home, such wonderful friendly staff and food absolutely superb. Rooms great too. We cannot praise it enough. If you want to explore the Cotswold and around don't hesitate to stay here, you will want to return again and again.

Grampian Reports

Buckie, Grampian

Review of Buckie by Brian on February 9th, 2009
Buckie is one of the best-kept secrets in the UK for holidays. There are regular trips from Buckie harbour to watch famous Moray Firth dolphins, and it's only a short drive to Spey Bay (where ospreys spend the summer) and Troup Head, one of the few mainland gannet colonies. The Malt Whisky Trail, starting at the Strathisla Distillery, makes a fantastic day out, especially if you can persuade someone else to drive! Strathlene sunsets are just stunning - and you can enjoy them from Moray Coast Cottage in Portessie!

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Dufftown, Grampian

Review of Dufftown by Mike Hunt on January 28th, 2006
Dufftown is electric especially at New Year. You get a free dram and free shortbread, this should be expetrienced by all. A friendly town and a good celtic celebrations, where everyone wishes everyone a guid new year, regardless whether they know you or not.

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Fochabers, Grampian

Review of Fochabers by Moira Morrison on April 23rd, 2007
Fochabers is a pleasant village to live in. The people are friendly and there is plenty to see and do - walks, places of interest, close to the sea and mountains. Something for everyone.

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Peterculter, Grampian

Review of Peterculter by Jason on June 18th, 2006
Beautiful place! Great bars!

Greater Manchester Reports

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

Review of Ashton-under-Lyne by Bob Smith on August 11th, 2008
Many congratulations to those responsible for the wonderful floral displays around the borough. I have lived in the Stalybridge area for nearly forty years and I have never seen Tameside looking so clean and full of colour. A massive 'well done' to all those whose hard work is on show! Same again next year please.

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Atherton, Greater Manchester

Review of Atherton by ????? on February 19th, 2006
i have lived in atherton all my life. it is a very nice town. Thank you!

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Beswick, Greater Manchester

Review of Beswick by Doreen Neild on October 13th, 2011
I used to live in Graham Street in fact I was born there, just over the road near Grey Mare Lane public house. When I was sixteen I used to teach tap and ballet dancing at the Ragged School can't remember the name of the street. There was a chip shop on the corner. I regularly visited the market with my mum on a Saturday afternoon even when I was eighteen I still loved going. Mum bought her green grocery there at the same stall every week I can't remember the ladies name but I can still see her face I think her and her husband owned it, they had a daughter. There was a picture house they called it in them days then was taken over by the Domino Club. Mum and Dad had to move as they were demolishing the houses but they never did anything with the ground has grass over the area. When I pass that way which is'nt often I get so upset I have promised myself one day I will either drive there or get the bus and stay there for a while. Brings back so many lovely memories and I do miss being there as I now live in Bury but I will return.

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Bolton, Greater Manchester

Review of Bolton by june stronach on July 13th, 2009
I regularly visited Bolton up to the time of the indoor market closure. I loved it and the stalls could not be compared anywhere. After an absence due to illness I visited last month - What a disaster the re-vamp has brought. No more individual stalls, no atmosphere, nothing. I am so disappointed and really don't envisage another visit, I can get the tram to Bury from where I live and they have my patronage from now on. Well done Bolton for spoiling what used to be a nice day out and losing my custom.

Review of Bolton by on February 12th, 2008
westhoughton market is always empty , why dont they do a sunday car boot like the one in horwich which attracts a lot of business.it would also raise some money and make more use of all the empty stalls which are rarely used.

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Cheadle, Greater Manchester

Review of Cheadle by Bernard Carroll on January 8th, 2010
Had the good fortune to spend a Month in Cheadle and in a nutshell found it an ideal location to access anywhere in the UK. The number 11 bus passed by the front door and this took us to Stockport bus terminal which fed us to every other part of Manchester, Lancashire and if needed to the railway station and any where in the UK.In fact to anywhere in the world. We were able to travel on bus passes by bus and dispense with the worry and expense of car travel. The self catering accomadation was superb and the shopping in the High St left nothing to be desired. Of particular note was the "SHOP" worth its weight in gold. Also of great fame was the pub Lunches, there were lots of variety and of reasonable price. The local library also played its part making available its very efficient internet to the lonely traveller. Worthy of mention was the very efficient Chiropadist who squeezed me in and gave me the ability to be able to walk around the old haunts of my childhood in the forties in and around Ancoats, Ardwick Ramsbottom and Bury which has the best fish and chips in the world. I could go on but will take this oppurtunity to thank the people of Cheadle who helped make my visit something to remember.

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CHORLTON, Greater Manchester

Review of CHORLTON by on August 25th, 2008
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Review of Manchester by Kate on May 30th, 2006
Manchester is my favourite city in the UK. Great nightlife, great shopping, very open minded, great people, very easy to find your way around. However, avoid the Mitre Hotel as it's vile.

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Mellor, Greater Manchester

Review of Mellor by dave zazzi on June 7th, 2011
Mellor is to be found on the edge of the Peak District National Park and originally was in the County of Derbyshire, in 1936 it was transferred to Cheshire and then in 1974 it became part of Stockport Metropolitan where it is today. Evidence of Bronze Age and Roman settlements have been found next to Mellor Church and it is thought that a Roman villa is located under the church. The structure of the village of Mellor is mainly ribbon development starting at Longhurst Lane and as the road makes its way up the hill it meets Church Lane and continues onto Moor End Road where most of the older part of the village is to be found. On Moor End Road is one of the older buildings in the village that is in public use, dating back to 1700 the Oddfellows Society used to meet there in the 1860’s. The most striking feature of the village though is its church, St Thomas’ stands aloof of the village (some 760 feet above sea level) dominating the hill and providing splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Lying around seven miles from the busy metropolitan town of Stockport with Manchester easily accessible the residents of Mellor can enjoy the benefits of a village life and all that it has to offer.

Review of Mellor by dave zazzi on June 7th, 2011
Mellor is to be found on the edge of the Peak District National Park and originally was in the County of Derbyshire, in 1936 it was transferred to Cheshire and then in 1974 it became part of Stockport Metropolitan where it is today. Evidence of Bronze Age and Roman settlements have been found next to Mellor Church and it is thought that a Roman villa is located under the church. The structure of the village of Mellor is mainly ribbon development starting at Longhurst Lane and as the road makes its way up the hill it meets Church Lane and continues onto Moor End Road where most of the older part of the village is to be found. On Moor End Road is one of the older buildings in the village that is in public use, dating back to 1700 the Oddfellows Society used to meet there in the 1860’s. The most striking feature of the village though is its church, St Thomas’ stands aloof of the village (some 760 feet above sea level) dominating the hill and providing splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Lying around seven miles from the busy metropolitan town of Stockport with Manchester easily accessible the residents of Mellor can enjoy the benefits of a village life and all that it has to offer.

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Oldham, Greater Manchester

Review of Oldham by michelle on August 26th, 2006
oldham market is not as good as it used to be. In fact the car boot on a sunday is better quality and more people are on both stall and buying.

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Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

Review of Radcliffe by Brian Palfreyman on September 6th, 2009
I was born in radcliffe in 1933 I attended St Johns Church School,lived at wavelly place up to 4yrs old then moved to 62 king st,when I look back I realize what a great childhood I had in radcliffe,all through the war years,just me my sister joan and my mam,dad joined the royal navey in 1940,didnt see much of him,just the odd leave now and again,i could go on and on,needless to say i enjoyed my childhood in radcliffe,then ended up in queensland australia.Kind regards Brian Palfreyman

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Salford, Greater Manchester

Review of Salford by noel lee on May 13th, 2011
Born in ordsall in 1948, lived in the area till 1968 and experienced the full effects of the docks,Trafford road boys school, Ordsall Secondary Modern, Regent Road Baths,Ordsall Park and last but not least,Archie (coronation) Street. I visited Orsdall hall in the 60s as a school boy, taken there by Harold Riley, then a budding artist, seconded to Ordsall Secondary Modern School to teach local children art. I had the privaledge of being taught art by Harold Riley as a pupil of Orsall Secondary Modern in the early 60s. I remember Bergans Ice Cream in his horse drawn cart, Donkey stoning the steps with stones from the rag and bone man and the guy selling Corona pop from a truck which came around once a week. My final experience was working with Salford Police at their vehicle workshops in the early 1970s such a brilliant City, fabulous memories

Review of Salford by bellucci sesi on January 14th, 2007
salford è una bellissima città al centro del regno unito verso l'ovest, ha nel centro storico la sua prte più bella , e' molto ben organizzata mi piacerebbe visitarla di nuovo.

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Worsley, Greater Manchester

Review of Worsley by Dave Chesworth on October 27th, 2009
Regarding Worsley - it's great, apart from being spoiled by having a motorway going straight through the middle of it! Historically, Worsley is part of Lancashire. I wish it still was.

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Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester

Review of Wythenshawe by tommy on November 6th, 2009
wythenshawe great place to live great people

Review of Wythenshawe by Mr Jones on April 17th, 2009
A wonderful mix of people and backgrounds most of whom care about the area. Experience the farm at Wythenshawe Park and the excellent tea rooms at weekend. Location is excellent near the motorway networks, excellent public transport links and hopefully the metrolink in the near future. 5 minutes from the countryside too!

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Guernsey Reports

Bon Port, Guernsey

Review of Bon Port by Martin on June 15th, 2011
Bon Port on Guernsey’s picturesque coast has hidden beaches, little coves, sheltered bays and rocky inlets, an area loved by Renoir no less, as quiet now as when he painted there.

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St Jacques, Guernsey

Review of St Jacques by Mikiey on June 15th, 2011
St Jacques is a small area on the edge of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, a mile or so away from the sea but within easy walking distance of the flesh pots, and with Cambridge Park on its doorstep.

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St Pierre Du Bois, Guernsey

Review of St Pierre Du Bois by j.russell on February 22nd, 2010
st.pierre a number of goodqualityself-catering estabishments.Wdu bois or st.peter's as it is now commonly known is the most rural parish in Guernsey.It has a unique mix of quaint country lanes and sweeping coastline.It has seen little change over the years and is a beautiful place tolive.The parish is repesenting guernsey in britain in bloomthis year.See www.stpierredubois-floral.com for details.The parish is a popular holday destination with a number of good quality self-catering estalishments.Why not come and visit us?

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Vale, Guernsey

Review of Vale by Luke Bourgaize on June 25th, 2009
The Peninsula hotel is a great place for functions! Had some really good times there i would rate it 3/4 star. Function Room 4 star Food 3 star Location 5 star Service 3 star Accomodation 4 star Facilities 3 star thats what i would review it as in my profftional opinion.

Hampshire Reports

County Review by George on September 4th, 2006
Visited Hants to see an old freind who now runs www.solentsafety.co.uk. Had an excellent time on the banks of the hamble. There really are some great pubs and views over the Solent to the iIsle of Wight are great.

Andover, Hampshire

Review of Andover by don on November 27th, 2008
go karting in andover is an expensive disorganised disaster, I paid nearly £400 for a party for 12 children in October 2008. The company didn't deliver at all, no karting races, although that was what I had paid for, no birthday cake, even though that was part of the package, no response from team karting into my complaints. Avoid it and go elesewhere.

Review of Andover by martin belcher on December 19th, 2007
Andover is a lovely market town of some 52,000 people located in the North West of the county. Andover has grown quite substantially since the 1960's and the town has a modern shopping Centre, leisure centre, theatre and college. A new multi screen cinema is due to open in early 2008. Andover has a fascinating history and boasts some fine buildings in the old town centre, St Marys Church and its fine church tower can be seen from most parts of the town. Andover is constantly changing and has in the past been labelled with a bad reputation most often by people who have never visited our town. I love living hear with the countryside on the doorstep and all the facilities of a modern small town; i'm proud to say I live in Andover! Come and visit and see for yourself....

Review of Andover by mrs wilson on October 30th, 2006
I was born in andover in the 1950,s and have seen it change a great deal in that time, and not all for the good. From the small market town to the large mess it is now. The schools are far from the ones we went to some of that good some bad, in the 60s you did as you were told for the best part. the old town is all but gone and with it the caricature that was Andover , the shops the people the niceity of life, all there is now is gread and expance. Talk to an old andoverine and you will see what i mean . If you can find one! BY birth place but nolonger a home to be proud of.

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Beaulieu, Hampshire

Review of Beaulieu by Mr & Mrs W Brooks on November 12th, 2008
We stayed at the hotel in October, we were very disappointed that the standards in the restaurant had deteriorated from April. We loved the area and the hotel but the food was so poor that we ate out on the last night. Repetition of the menu in four days and the quality of the meals does not give value for money, which is a shame.

Review of Beaulieu by david martin chambers on July 31st, 2008
We as a family visited Beaulieu yesterday 30/07/2008.On Monday the website displayed £15 per person. On Tuesday I checked the website and it cost £16. per person.On Wednesday when we visited it cost us £16.50 per person. Today on checking the Web site it is now £16.25. How many people have you cond by this inappropiate pricing on your web site. Please arrange appropiate refund as there were 3 Adults and 1 youth. your earliest reply would be appreciated. I will be monitoring your Web site and forward my findings to the Daily and Sunday Mirror If I dont get appropiate refund. Regards David Chambers Swindon

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Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Review of Brockenhurst by Leiah on August 15th, 2009
I have been searching for many years for a place to move to which would be right for me. My intuitions were guiding me to the South Coast of England. I have searched constantly over the last 5 years to find this ever elusive perfect place and then I discovered BROCKENHURST. My partner was the first to introduce me to the New Forest and we have spent many holidays there over the last 3 years. I cannot tell you anything about the goings on in Brockenhurst as I do not live there (yet) - but as a Vibrational Therapist I can tell you about the wonderful energy there and the feelings of peace and happiness that run through me when I am there. It is truly a place of healing and pure tranquility. There is also a fine College there which brings many people to the village so there is plenty of new energy flowing through the village too. Brockenhurst is the most beautiful place I have ever been to and in Brockenhurst I have indeed found my true home. I will be moving to Brockenhurst later this year. I have been truly Blessed.

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Cadnam, Hampshire

Review of Cadnam by Mandy Broom on October 18th, 2010
I was born in Cadnam, grew up here and have now moved back after spending several years away. my family still live here too. It is a lovely place to live and is perfectly located for lots of great attractions. Cadnam is well appointed for travel too with it being close to Airports, Docks, Main Train Lines, Motorways and close to many major towns and cities. I love it here as you have the convenience of the towns with the gentle pace of the country. I have started a business, The Log Cabin B&B in Cadnam, to encourage others to visit!

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Review of Farnborough by Burton Stanley on February 6th, 2010
We called in at the Monkey Puzzle on the 1st Feb to have an evening meal about 7.45. We chose our meal from the menu to be informed we could have any other type of potato but not chips!!! We had intended having fish and chips and when you examine the menu there is a very good selection but chips are the norm with fish.

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Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Review of Fordingbridge by kevin anderson on September 4th, 2009
whilst i havnt been to this pretty pub in a couple of years,i must say i was pleasently surprised by the progress it has made in all areas. a new head chef has been appointed and has done a very good job indeed in reflection too his menu offering,seasonal and more important local produce such as damerham and rockbourne smoked trout and locally farmed chicken and pig. the food is reasonably priced too,ok its not your 2 courses for a £10 but you can very comfortably eat 3 very good courses plus a glass of wine for just under £20. the staff have also greatly improved too still pleasant and helfull but now more professional and attentive,where as in the past you could be waiting in excess of 20 mins to place an order. overall iam so pleased for the landlady i beleive her name is linda,that all her hard work is starting too pay off ,good luck to this lovely pub i wish it all the best kevin anderson

Review of Fordingbridge by James V Clover on April 30th, 2007
Like hundreds if not thousands of small market towns, Fordingbridge is not the place it was. In the late 50's through to the middle 60's it basically had its heart ripped out. Gone the Railway station the cinema the school and of course it's permanent police presence. In its place we have a dormitory town, blue lights in the public toilets and a general tattiness which has become symbolic of England in the 20th/21st Century. I am just pleased that I was brought up and lived in the town when I did, and not now. I still love the place though for what it was, rather than for what it is. Regards, JVC.

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Gosport, Hampshire

Review of Gosport by jane searle on December 12th, 2008
h just like to ask why fort brockhurst has not had the civil war group there , they were good to see and the fashion show that the ladys put on please can you have them back .

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Hambledon, Hampshire

Review of Hambledon by Chocolate cake lover on August 31st, 2006
We have just a fabulous night at the award winning Vine in Hambledon, and were made extremely welcome by the very accomodating landlady and landlord. the service was exceptional, and it was the finest hospitality I have experienced in a Hampshire pub. I would highly recommend this pub to anyone wishing to enjoy an excellent night out in a warm and friendly country pub, and do try the award winning chocolate cake (if available on the menu). I'll be coming back for some more of the same!

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Havant, Hampshire

Review of Havant by Stephen on June 10th, 2008
The old market town of Havant (6 miles (10km) east of Portsmouth) sits at the north end of Langstone Harbour, although the town was built about a mile from the waters edge being set astride the old Roman road that went from Chichester to Bittern (Southampton) where it is crossed by a later road from Rowlands Castle to Hayling Island. There is evidence of Roman pottery and tile making in the area and other Roman remains have been unearthed. In 935 King Athelstan gave lands at Havant to one of his thanes Witger, about 1000 it was given to the Monks of St.Peter & St.Paul at Winchester. Much of Havant was destroyed by fire in 1790 only the church and an adjacent row of cottages survived. The cottages form the `Old House at Home` pub. The church of St.Faith is a cruciform building with a vaulted chancel, the tower, transepts and nave date from the 12th century and the chancel is C13th; the church underwent heavy restorations in 1832 &1874. It is built on the site of an earlier church and an earlier Roman building. To the south west of the church, near the Homewell spring, was a large Parchment works and Tannery. It is believed that Parchment (made from prepared sheep skin) was being carried out in Havant for several hundred years, the last works closed in 1936. Just south of the crossroads is the excellent Havant Museum housed in a late Victorian house built in 1875 next door in the old Town Hall is the Arts Centre. Havant was made a District Council in 1972.

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Lymington, Hampshire

Review of Lymington by Richard Stokes on September 14th, 2010
The Kings Arms, St Thomas Street, Lymington, is my favourite pub in the town. It is the nearest I can find to a local. It has good food and very friendly staff. There is nearly always music on Friday nights and there is jazz every 3rd Sunday in the month at lunchtime. For events and gigs look at http://www.kingsarmslymington.co.uk

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Petersfield, Hampshire

Review of Petersfield by Bob Machin on January 24th, 2007
Petersfield's a great place to live - if you know where to look. Try www.mypetersfield.co.uk for a few pointers...

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Pilley, Hampshire

Review of Pilley by Jax on August 13th, 2009
Just come across the Fluer De Lys in Pilley and "popped in" only to be greeted with the warmist welcome I think I have received. I have left the premises with the full intention of going there again, based firstly on the hospitality of the landlady, followed by the food which is all homecooked and absolutely fantastic. Excellent service, great food, couldnt wish for better !

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Portsmouth, Hampshire

Review of Portsmouth by Pete on April 8th, 2006
The Historic Naval Dockyard is a very exciting part of Portsmouth, that has much on offer, including HMS Victory, The Mary Rose Museum, HMS Warrior, historic buildings from the Georgian period and, of course, the great remains of Henry the Eighth's favourite warship, the Mary Rose, skillfully lifted from the murky waters of The Solent in 1982, and now resting in her undercover dry dock, close by to where she was originally built. Henry the Eighth helplessly watched this great ship sink from his vantage point on the battlements of nearby Southsea Castle, and next to a few attempts at retrieving the ship during Elizabethan times, it was largely forgotten, until its rediscovery, in 1970. Portchester, a few miles to the west of Portsmouth, was originally the premier point, before the rise of Portsmouth. The Romans built a Saxon Shore Fort here, which still stands strong and proud in the shape of Portchester Castle, which the Normans later put to good use by building a huge Keep within the Roman walls. It is a fascinating place to visit, although you will have to look into train connections as Portchester is not a major station, hence Chichester railway station really being the best changing point to find the correct train.

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Southampton, Hampshire

Review of Southampton by sarah on February 25th, 2008
We have just come back from a short stay in Southampton, and did have a good time but don't think we need to go back, as we did everything really in one day. The Argyle lodge was a cheap stay and you get what you paid for. Tea and coffee facilities in the bedroom which was clean and tidy, the bed was very uncomfortable and the shower was temperamental. We didn't really see/talk to anyone apart from when we arrived to collect keys which was a quick hand over and directed to our room. Very good breakfast but after a bad night sleep we just wanted to get home asap. If you just need to get your head down for the night and not pay through the roof.

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Sway, Hampshire

Review of Sway by peter wright on March 14th, 2012
hello folks, lived in the village for over 45years until 1977 when we emigrated to the usa.i used to play football and cricket for the village. i was also a great supporter of sway club, ask any of the older generation.in fact i am a life member of sway club,also a life vice president of the football club. great place to grow up in and have a lot of happy memories. please give my regards to all my friends still living in the village. from a ex sway-ite now living in florida.

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Winchester, Hampshire

Review of Winchester by Cheryl citron on October 16th, 2006
We visited Winchester from north carolina, USA three days in early October 2006. The weather was mixed - a lot of rain but sun as well. About 50 to 60 degrees F. We stayed at the Wykeham Arms - you can't get a better place with nice and historic rooms, friendly staff and very good food in the very old pub and the restaurant. It was a five minutes walk to the fabulous Winchester Cathedral, where I took an excellent and informative tour. You are allowed to take as many photos as you want and even though inexperienced in its use, I had fine shots from our digital camera. I then went to "The City Museum" on the main street and took the audio tour. Unless your heart is hardened against seeing 2000 year old Roman and Anglo-Saxon artifacts, skeletons, jewelry, and dioramas of winchester at different periods in history you will love this place. They don't care if you touch the stuff on display. History of winchester from the time of the romans to modern times with the exclusion of the 16th and 17th century you can then see at the Westgate Museum. This latter is the remaining of the four gates of the old wall around Winchester and you get good views of the High street if you climb to the top. Also the man inside told me fine tales about the stufff on display, especially the gibbeting iron. Another high point for me was the wallk on the walking path from the Cathedral to the Hospital/Church of St. Cross, the origianl alsmhouse of the area built around 1000 AD. The church is beautiful and is in neo-Romanesque style, the grounds and the Bishop's Garden beautiful and I met a 90 year old current resident (there are 25 men who live there) who gave me a tour and let me see his apartment. The walk back to the Catherdral was not long but idyllic - passing cricket fields of Winchester college, near a small river or two and very peaceful. Another place I enjoyed eating at was "The Bishop on the Bridge" which I had to do by myself as my husband was tied up at nearby IBM in Hursley and I did not feel awkward dining and reading there by myself for quite a while at night. We also enjoyed the rather long walk from the path near Wykeham Arms to St. Giles Hill which gives you a great view of Winchester with the cathedral and High street clearly visible. Winchester is a wonderful historic City that has also great shopping if you are into that. I warn you with the exchange rate as it is, many thing scost about twice what they would in the US, so it is not cheap. Also winchester is in a great position to visit other places of interest in England , for example, only about an hour drive to Oxford. And not too far from Stonehenge. We have practice driving in England and my husband found that it came back to him pretty fast although it is very helpful to have someone help navigate. It is the best way to get around England if you intendn to go to several places. Just remember to go to the left when you go around a roundabout - which is easy if there is a lot of traffic. Have fun!

Review of Winchester by col BKD Badgel, 11 GR on October 12th, 2006
I visited the Museum in 2000 but do not remember seeing the medaals of GANJU LAMA, VC, MM there. Request intimate if Medals are kept in the Museum. Thanks in anticipation. Yours Sincerely, Col Badgel

Review of Winchester by Pete Butler on April 8th, 2006
Few cities can rival this great place, and a visit is always highly enjoyable. Winchester Cathedral has the longest nave in Europe, AND the largest space of Medieval floor tiles to be found anywhere. Bloody Mary and Philip of Spain were married here, and the tombs of Jane Austen and several Bishop's of Winchester are to be seen, amongst other delights. William of Whykeham, Bishop of Winchester, established the prestigious Winchester College and New College, Oxford, shortly afterward, prompting King Henry the Sixth to establish his own: Eton, and King's College. The ruins of Wolvesey Castle are very interesting, built by Henry de Blois; Bishop of Winchester and brother of King Stephen. It was Henry who stepped in and negotiated Matilda's freedom with King Stephen, when she came to stay at Arundel Castle in 1139. She then fled to Bristol. Winchester Castle is today practically non-existant, save for Henry the Third's Great Hall..a stunning building which houses the famous 13th Century Round Table.

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Bromyard, Herefordshire

Review of Bromyard by John on August 23rd, 2007
Good town. Old fashioned market town in the quiet and beautiful county of Herefordshire. Very local shops run by the owners, easy to ring church bells, good food at the Falcon, good walking country. Just an envigorating place to be.

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Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Review of Hay-on-Wye by Peter Harries on May 31st, 2007
Resident of the town and although what I am about to say is negative I would like to stress that it is a beautiful area with genuine friendly people so is well worth a visit. Its downside, at time of writing, is finding good and fairly priced eating establishments. At present in the good food category and at a fair price there is only the Old Black Lion. Other establishments are either marking time and sadly in one case, the Kiverts has suffered rapid decline. Comments from customers in my business have included "Like fawlty towers" and "the worst meal I've ever eaten. With the honorary exception of the Old Black Lion visitors who want a good meal should head out to the Stag at Titley,(30 Mins drive) an establishment with a great track record and fair prices for the consistent quality of meals they produce

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Leominster, Herefordshire

Review of Leominster by Stuart Montgomery on April 12th, 2006
The Royal Oak Hotel in South Street is simply the best hotel I have ever stayed in. With its old fashioned charm and beautiful features it offers he perfect stay for anyone touring the area. The new management and staff (2006) seem prepared to go out of their way to please everyone and they deserve a medal for the warmth and generosity of spirit they give so freely. Great cuisine and unbelievable prices.

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Lugwardine, Herefordshire

Review of Lugwardine by Mrs. F. Gittos on October 31st, 2007
Lovely pub but difficult to find - perhaps the local council will not allow a sign indicating the lane up which to take to find the Crown and Anchor? Disappointing meal - tables crammed together. Fish ordered was NOT fresh. Service - we were shown the puds.menu but nobody came to take our order.

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Peterchurch, Herefordshire

Review of Peterchurch by mr. p goulding on February 24th, 2009
one of the best parks we have been to. very good for dogs fab walks.very clean site aii around, well done to all.will come back .

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Symonds Yat, Herefordshire

Review of Symonds Yat by chris Lathan on January 14th, 2011
Actually Symonds Yat East and West are in herefordshire, but Symonds Yat the village by Symonds Yat Rock on the top of the ridge above the river is in Gloucestershire. Great place to visit and excellent accommodation in Hillersland just along from Symonds Yat Rock

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Wellington, Herefordshire

Review of Wellington by Donald Saunders on August 23rd, 2006
If only all pubs could be like this! Great beers (5 on handpump when I visited, and they'd just had an annual beer festival featuring 15 real ales!), as well as excellent food - unpretentious and great value, given the quality on offer. Quite rightly Herefordshire Pub of the Year 2006, amongst a clutch of other awards I saw hanging on the walls!

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Weobley, Herefordshire

Review of Weobley by Mr R Thomas on October 26th, 2008
I have been living here 3 yrs now and i find this a charming Village to live in ,The villagers here have made me and my Wife really welcome. Come and see this beautiful Black and White Village and enjoy our hospitality , you won't be dissapointed.

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Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Review of Whitney-on-Wye by angela dunphy on June 30th, 2009
When i was young i lived in the gamekeepers cottage then called (nursery cottage) it was on the estate. Captain Hope owned Whitney Court at that time and my father was one of his gamekeepers. one of the nicest places i remember is the walk home from school up the hill and past Whitney Court,and along a beautifull tree and Rhodedendron lined avenue. There was a gate at the bottom of a hill down the avenue and our house was up the hill surrounded by woodland. One day we celebrated Mothers day, I hadn't got any flowers for my mum so I helped myself to some from grassland nearby. I later learnt that Captain Hope had been ammused to see me helping myself to flowers in the grounds of his home! I had a lovely childhood living in Whitney on wye but it was brought short by my parents splitting up. I have lived in the city of York since then, but i will never forget the village its school, and the local rail station, which was used by my mother to travel to Hay on Wye for shopping. There was no Catholic church in Whitney and I used to go with Edith Stanton (from the toll bridge) in a car to Hay on Wye for my religeous education with a lady called Mrs Biddle. I wonder if Nursery cottage is still in exsistence,and if so does the local gamekeeper still live there?

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Winforton, Herefordshire

Review of Winforton by John HOLMES on April 22nd, 2009
This is one of the most welcoming and friendly pub restaurants I have found anywhere in the UK. It is neat and tidy yet homely, with friendly and knowledgable staff who make you feel at home as soon as you walk in. The food is really excellent, the portions more than ample (try the rib-eye steak)and the attention to detail commendable. One visit will not be enough for anyone who values the tradition warm welcome of a country inn, well done.

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Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Review of Borehamwood by jason cook on August 28th, 2007
Hi Just thought i would let you know about my book as it touches very much in the topic of the media in our communities Many thanks to Geraldine Blount Of the Hertfordshire Magazine Who in the June addition took the time to read and review my book for the magazine page 164 This is what Geraldine Had to say about it. There’s no room for Jugglers in my Circus JASON Cook, from Borehamwood was Every mother’s nightmare, a bored Teenager with no direction but a lust for money and excitement. His distaste for a Life of hard work, witch his parents had, And a sizeable drug habit led to his Involvement with gangsters, violence, And cocaine-filled days. Ultimately he realised the precarious and meaningless Nature of this life and that his parents Were happy and he was not. During a spell in prison, Jason, who is Dyslexic, began writing and since his Release has admirably gone on to create a New and legitimate life for himself. This book exposes the unglamorous World of someone whose life is dominated By drug addiction and the shady activities That funds such a habit. This book could help fight against drugs and gun crime and gansterisem in our communities. Kind regards Jason Cook Drugs worker) Author of There's No Room For Jugglers In My Circus Available at www.amazon.co.uk www.myspace.com/thejugglerscircus Acting in Clubbing to death and Ten Dead men I’m on 1.14 on the trailer worth a look. http://www.ifilm.com/video/2847137

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Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

Review of Bovingdon by val harrod on June 8th, 2006
I travel from Hayes to Bovingdon Market. Always able to find what I need and quality is good.

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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Review of Rickmansworth by Kev on March 8th, 2011
Off the M25 but on the London Underground system and 4.5miles from the large town of Watford is the commuter town of Rickmansworth with a population of just 15,000. The town is on the River Colne but also has the Grand Union Canal passing through it. The banks of the canal form part of the Colne Valley Walk, connecting with the Thames at Cowley Lock, taking walkers through moors, wetlands and nature reserves. Most of this trail is suitable for wheelchair users, with flat towpaths forming much of the route. Also ideal for walks is the 100acre Aquadrome public park, with its wealth of grassland, woodland and 3 artificially created lakes that are utilised for water skiing, sailing, fishing and wildlife preservation. Golf is a popular pastime in the area, there is a public golf course and adjacent are the 2 courses of Moor Park Golf Club, which includes a magnificent mansion, currently used as the clubhouse but open to the public too. Historically, the town was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and Rickmansworth Cricket Club is one of the oldest in England, founded in 1787. The town is known locally as “Ricky” and as such, “Ricky Week” is an annual celebration of past and present.

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Standon, Hertfordshire

Review of Standon by Janet Cain on December 14th, 2009
Would just like to let you know that Libby is no longer the landlady at the Bell. I was looking for an address for the pub to send a christmas card when I saw the comments. The new landlord is a well liked local guy Nick Payne and his partner Cheryl. They make you more than welcome!! with their hospitality, food and best Full English breakfast for miles,yes there is also an open fire and the best atmosphere in the pub for years.

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Beauly, Highlands

Review of Beauly by Wright on August 12th, 2009
We stayed at Kilmorack House in Beauly,which is near the yellow art gallery that was a former church. The house was the former vicarage. We had a fabulous, relaxing week in this very spacious house. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. We will definitely be returning. The aga in the kitchen was a real treat to cook on and it kept the large kitchen warm and welcoming.The town of Beauly is only a mile away from the house and has every amenity you could need for your stay. The delicatessen shop is a must stop for all visitors.If you like good old fashion service, there is a large shop selling Scottish fabric and clothing in the town, near Boots the chemist. Very nice family.Everyone we met in the town was friendly and polite and provided excellent service. Beauly is well situated if you want to go to Inverness or have a scenic tour of the beautiful Highland region. A small golf club is close to the house which shuts very late should you wish to have a late game.All in all, our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We would recommend it.

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Fort William, Highlands

Review of Fort William by R. Graham on May 18th, 2007
The town of Fort William is nothing special to look at, it rains a lot and there are too many shops selling tartan tat, but the area around it has plenty of the most outstanding mountain and loch scenery in Britain. It is also perfectly located as a centre for exploring the western highlands.

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Gairloch, Highlands

Review of Gairloch by Tim Frost on June 14th, 2007
Just over a week ago my car broke down at a viewpoint just to the North of Gairloch (battery failure). I was on tour from Devon. A garage a mile from there came out promptly to help and my battery was replaced. The problem was dealt with with kindness, humour and great efficiency. Within an hour we were back on the road to enjoy the rest of our holiday. I hope this column can locate the garage (& coach station) to express my warmest thanks.

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Mallaig, Highlands

Review of Mallaig by rosemary maclellan on March 9th, 2009
i was brought up in mallaig as a small child and i love going back for a visit. My mum and dad are still there it will always be home to me . I now live in glasgow where the people arent as welcoming im proud to be from mallaig its a lovely wee place

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Strontian, Highlands

Review of Strontian by Liz on October 5th, 2007
Strontian is a thriving village at the head of Loch Sunart at the start of the spectacular Ardnamurchan Peninsula. It has a wellstocked shop,Post-Office,and fuel pumps. There is an excellent all day cafe,and a mile out of the village is a cafe,restaurant,craft centre,ideally situated for refreshment at the end of an amazing walk through the oakwoods and along the Strontian river. There is a tourist information centre in the village,and visitors are also welcome to use the new slipway to launch boats and canoes on to the loch.Come and visit---you won't regret it!

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Ullapool, Highlands

Review of Ullapool by Emily on June 25th, 2007
I love Ullapool. I've been going there for about 4years now, camping at Broomfield site, always in the same spot. I come up from Aberdeen and just coming round the mountains and seeing Ullapool is like coming home for me. The smells, the views. And i have an unbelievable amount of pictures of that ferry!!!! I plan to take my best friend up there next year, but whether it's sunny, raining or whatever I LOVE IT!!! No words could ever describe how it feels to be coming home.

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Wick, Highlands

Review of Wick by Ian Anderson on May 2nd, 2010
My Father was born in Wick and I have family Living there. Wick in a short Expression is Home, and I think one of the most forgotten and neglected towns in Scotland and the U.K. It Needs to be Televised What a history that the town has seen,endured and more Importantly Celebrated, A Royal Burgh. How many People in the U.K Know of this.Hardly none. Let us as a Nation during these hard Recessional times celebrate and make aware of what we have to offer on this Great Isle of Ours. Sorry But Iam So Passionate about My History Lets Us Show the Country if not the World.

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Ballasalla, Isle of Man

Review of Ballasalla by Malcolm Byrne on January 9th, 2008
Your correction is required. Your 'Sefton Express Hotel' caption on the associated Ballasalla photograph is incorrect. The photograph you are using is, actually, of the exterior of the Isle of Man (Ronaldsway) Airport terminal building. I know this as (a)I was born and brought up in the Isle of Man and near to this building and, even though I now reside in SW France, I (b) still regularly fly into and out of this airport.

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Castletown, Isle of Man

Review of Castletown by stan cotter on July 7th, 2010
i have visited and stayed in castletown so many times since 1959 and it always felt like coming home. we made lots of friends including a few pub landlords and customers of the "glue pot" (castle arms) sadly bella has since passed away but we knew her when with albert they ran the union on arbory street. many friends have since moved on and indeed some have passed but will always remain good memories. the castle is always worth a visit. a train ride will take you up to douglas or down to porterin and if delayed at the station there are two good pubs right by the station. hango hill has its own tale to tell and nearby at ronaldsway is a small museum full of artefacts frm the war years and relics found in the sea off the isleofman. dont take my word, go and see it yourself

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Douglas, Isle of Man

Review of Douglas by Adam M on March 16th, 2007
AMAZING PLACE!!!!!

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Kirk Michael, Isle of Man

Review of Kirk Michael by ruth mitchell on February 19th, 2010
Hi, I used to go for holiday's in the 1950's. My aunt owned a Bungalow, which was a Bed and Breakfast, also she ran a poultry farm, it was on the hill's facing the sea, in Glen Wyllin, the address of her home was named Ocean Vista. It was beautiful, sadly she and her husband passed away and are both buried in St. Michael's Church yard. I would like to visit again one day, it is one of the most beautiful views I have evr seen. Regards, Ruth Mitchell, Manchester.

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Port Erin, Isle of Man

Review of Port Erin by Giancarlo Savaris on July 4th, 2008
I spent 3 months in Port Erin in 1971 on a working holiday during summer. I was only 17 then. The place has moved on, no doubt, although I still recognise it from the pictures I found on this and other sites. The promenade with its imposing and seemingly out place Victorian buildings is still there; that is is the first thing that struck me arriving in the double-decker bus from the airport (was it near Castletown?). The treeless promontory and its tower too are still as I remember. I wonder if the people have changed. I knew the whole town, or so I thought. The other thing I remember are the huge crabs which could be picked up from the beach at high tide. I have very fond memories of Port Erin and would like to return one day before I am too old.

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Ramsey, Isle of Man

Review of Ramsey by eddie redhead on October 17th, 2007
Although I have not been in Ramsey since I left the R.A.F. IN jURBY in 1953-54 I remember the town well. Watching the T.T.. races, dancing in the ballroom on Saturday nights after a pint in the square and the cinema. Some of the locals who worked on the base in my department were a Mr Corkhill and a Mr Clegg who used to hair for the chaps. The town ,its people and the great scenery will live with me for ever .

Isle of Mull Reports

County Review by Sharon on March 13th, 2009
Mull is a beautiful Island which is part of Inner Hebrides, its situated just off the west coast of Scotland, the 4th largest of the Scottish Islands, and is home to just over two and a half thousand people. It is blessed with stunning scenery along three hundred miles of spectacular coastline, gorse covered hills and peaks punctuate the skyline, the highest of which is Ben More rising three thousand feet. The Island was first settled in the Bronze Age, and close inspection will uncover remnants of Burial Mounds and other gems that span the ages. The Island is fifty miles north to south, and has small villages and towns throughout, the largest of which is Tobermory, where colour washed houses line the harbour. Visitors can enjoy one of the many boat trips on offer, or visit the neighbouring isles, or there is always the picturesque, unspoilt beaches to explore, where unforgettable wildlife and rare Sea Eagles, Otters, Dolphins and Whales are often glimpsed. The rugged wild beauty is all around and is admired by walkers, fishermen, holiday makers and locals alike. There are shops, cottages, and colourful houses which ensures any visit to this Hebredean Island is an unforgettable one.

County Review by Marian Bailey on May 16th, 2007
Isle of Mull is a special place to me and my family. We have been to Mull at least five times and my four sons have each taken their wives, partners and children there. What can we say both my husband and I love it. I originally come from Lanarkshire and moved to Essex when I was fourteen years old. What do I love about Mull it has every thing that I love about my place of birth in one small island. The sea, the lochs, the mountains and the breath taking views. The wildlife and the pleasure that my boys and husband have had when we have have spotted a sea eagle, seals or deers. Its a place of single lane (apart from a small stretch of two way leading into Tobermory. We have noted the influx of day passengers as a result of Balamory but note that the locals want people to remember that this is Tobermory. We have gone to Iona, spent a fantastic day on the Isle of Ulva and remember vividly the guy who took us across on a little boat with a motor engine. We were delayed going across we have not flipped down the board that said we needed to cross. The telephone box on the other side with the plant in it. Special for us all was the day that we went passed Salen up towards the waterfall, fantastic views. My sons and their partners swam in the waterfall pool about midway whilst my husband and I stayed with out grand daughter. Another special place in my sons and his fiance's heart is Aros Mains. Fantastic! Duart Castle breath taking. Calgery beach beautiful white sand. What can I say I get a longing to return and needless to say before I have finished this review I shall be wanted to book another return trip to Mull. Go its a place you will never forget!!!

County Review by Mrs. Sheila Tweedy on February 1st, 2007
Many years ago I spent a magical time on the Isle. My husband was a keen fisherman and of course was in paradise. The people were so lovely, friendly, but not pushy and the food in the shops was a delight. We had a small cottage where we self catered, unfortunately cannot remember name. Whilst we were there we bought some delightful little seals, made from real sealskin. Unfortunately my naughty labrador puppie has chewed them and we are so upset. Do you have an address that we could either write to or telephone to get a replacement.

Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Review of Fionnphort by J LANCASTER on March 27th, 2010
We have been going to Fionnphort for nine years and it is still magical. it is absolutlely breath taking, with fabulous wildlife and fantastic white sand shell beaches.

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Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Review of Tobermory by Mrs N Clarke on November 22nd, 2009
I have travelled the world but my favourite place is the Island of Mull. I have stayed in various hotels, B&Bs but the last two visits have been to Dunara Cottage in the grounds of Glengorm Castle.Absolutely superb.

Isle of Skye Reports

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Review of Dunvegan by janice hope on September 9th, 2009
we visited Dunvegan Castle on 2/9/09 and paid £30 entrance fee. Thought it was a waste of money. we were in the castle aprox. 25 mins and apart from portraits there was very little to see and found the castle very tatty and it looked unkempt. We did encounter a lady in a kilt and twin set carrying a yorkshire terrier, we did smile at her but she just glared back and looked at us as if she had something nasty on the bottom of her shoe. If this is the sort of welcome visitors can expect dont bother people, save your money

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Staffin, Isle of Skye

Review of Staffin by A MacLean on March 18th, 2007
Staffin Campsite is set in a beautiful part of Skye. The site is relatively quiet but extremely well kept. Prices are cheap but you pay for the scenery. Sunsets are a must. North Skye shows off unspoilt scenery. We made many walks using the CS as a base.

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Waternish, Isle of Skye

Review of Waternish by JEAN ELLIN on October 14th, 2006
Where do I start.Waternish just takes your breath away. My husband and I have just fallen in LOVE with the place infact the whole of Skye.We have travelled all over the island and it is just amazing. The reason being was to get a good view of it all. We came to Skye this May and also again this September to be truthful we had fallen in love with the island before we even set foot we read quite abit about it and thought WOW this is the place we would like to settle and live for the rest of our lives.We stayed in Waternish in September, you know when you see a place it just feels right, like home,no more questions needed to be answered so much so we are in the process of buying some land so we can build a home.We love the views of Waternish, the people[hope you will love us too]the local pub[good foood] just all of the community.The sunsets just take your breath away,plus the stars at night,awesome.Plus how quiet it is.I could go on and on singing it's praising.We just can not wait to be in Waternish all the time.

Isle of Wight Reports

County Review by Theresa on July 15th, 2006
I was born and raised in this beautiful isle. After working on the mainland for several years, I can't wait to return on regular trips. The walks in the countryside are amongst the best in Britain, and I would recommend anyone to come and see for themselves.

Rookley, Isle of Wight

Review of Rookley by Andy Craggs on February 9th, 2008
Rookley is a lovely little village. My advice is not to stay at the Rookley Country Park. On the face of it this holiday village is ideal, but the reality is far from ideal. We stayed as a family in a tent in August 2007. Cattle were treated better than the compers. Lots of very disgruntled people. The indoor swimming pool and changing facilities were constantly filthy. A urinal overflowed for the full 10 days that we were there. The 2 sinks for dishwashing we completely inadequate for the 20-30 tents and all of the motor home tourers. The service in the restaurant was obismal. We waited for an hour to be served the wrong food (and we weren't the only ones that had a problem). When we complained it fell on deaf ears, and this inspired me to warn others of this ghastly sham of a camping site.

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Seaview, Isle of Wight

Review of Seaview by Elsa Hunter on November 7th, 2006
We were so looking forward to celebrating my partner's October 2006 birthday in the 'Sunshine Restaurant'. Food very good, service awful! so much so I sent a letter of complaint, to which, to this date, 7th November 06 have yet to receive a response!!! Shame, did have high hopes, certainly put me (and anyone I know!) off eating there again.

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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Review of Shanklin by Kay Carter on August 29th, 2009
What a beautiful place, have been in love with the island for a long time but only really 'discovered' Shanklin last year when we stayed in B&B there. Something for everyone, the beautiful old village, the chine, the beach and the cliff walk to Sandown. A delightful little town and i cant resist telling everyone about it.

Review of Shanklin by harry on April 25th, 2006
shanklin is an old fashioned small and traditional village/ resort but my family and I love it. we have been coming here for 40 years and still enjoy sand castling on the beach, the walk up the steps of death at the end of the beach to the cliff top and, best of all, Shanklin Chine which is a fantastic oasis of luch greenery that has to be seen to be believed. Go for an early season break - its really quite sweet!

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Shorwell, Isle of Wight

Review of Shorwell by Jason Smith on May 16th, 2006
Shorwell is a gorgeous little village which is a great get away from all the stress of city life. I stayed in a wonderful little b&b called the lychgate (www.geocities.com/thelychgate). Im a keen walker and found Shorwell to be a great base to explore the island. The Crown Inn comes highly recommmended as the food is super.

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St Helens, Isle of Wight

Review of St Helens by Martin on June 20th, 2011
St Helens sits in the centre of a rough triangle whose points are Ryde, Bembridge and Sandown, so a couple of miles inland but with several coasts in easy reach, and the countryside westwards holding a wealth of attractions.

Isles of Scilly Reports

Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Review of Tresco by tresco on June 18th, 2009
Tresco is the best place to spend a holiday in my opinion. I have spent many holidays there and have never been disapointed. The locals are so friendly that I knew most of them as friends by the time I left for home again! Definitely reccomend this holiday! A++++++++++ :)

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Jersey Reports

County Review by angela on October 18th, 2006
I love the place , the people, the bantar.It realy is a beautiful island to explore .I wish i had been there longer.The first time was a week with the family then it was a weekend with a friend who loved it just as much as i did.Im glad i was responsible for us going back, i just love it.

County Review by d.kent on July 12th, 2006
We have had our family holiday in Jersey four years in a row, but we still have not seen Jim Bergerac yet! Seriously it is the ideal/premier uk hol for families.Indeed my wife and I were recently trying to decide where we wanted to spend our silver wedding - guess where we will be on Aug 1st 06 - Rozel! Slip a few Jersey pound notes to John Nettles & the Bergerac script writer to make another series & let another generation see the beauty of Jersey.

Grouville, Jersey

Review of Grouville by ted perryman on November 3rd, 2006
To the Curator of Mont Orgueil Castle Jersey. Hello My wife and I visited the Casle a last month and had a good chat with you outside when you were just closing. Really good Castle as the public want to see a Castle. Thought you might be interested in a book i'm reading about Crecy- written by Bernard Cornwall (who wrote the Sharpes novels)gives lots of History and insight about that era -blood and guts as well. It's called Harlequin / Vagabond and is a fantastic read. Good luck with the Castle!

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St Helier, Jersey

Review of St Helier by P Hayward on April 19th, 2007
Visited Jersey for weekend breaks. Easy and quick to get to. 2-3 nights is long enough, as the island is so small. Its clean, relaxing and laid back. There are some great restaurants, and shopping is tax free. I will continue to return.

Review of St Helier by simone on February 12th, 2007
St Helier in Jersey Channel islands is a great place for shopping, where you can buy many a bargains or fine gifts or buy black butter a kind of jam from the lovely victorian market hall. St Helier is very very busy in Late Spring and Summertime and has unfortunately got a lot of building work going on, spoiling the skyline and Jersey. There are many French, Polish Portugese workers here and English too and St Helier has many eating places to suit all and numerous hotels but is one of my least favourite parishes. There is a many things to do and visit here with lovely parks shops and amenities, attractions here and elsewhere in other parishes of Jersey. There are many hotels some good some not so good and unfortunately when we visited here we stayed at Norfolk Hotel in St Helier which was a huge disappointment due to lack of food choice and disappointment with rooms and hotel in general but really enjoyed visiting Merton Hotel a higher graded hotel nearby. The climate in St Helier is much warmer than many parts of England and has lovely beaches which are scattered all over Jersey and St Helier/Jersey is Steeped in history remembering world war 2 with many museums underground military hospital etc

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St Lawrence, Jersey

Review of St Lawrence by angie falle on April 30th, 2009
I am very ashamed to say that I have not visited hamptonne country life museum before this year and what a real treat it is! A beautiful house and grounds and fantastic cafe selling all home made food and local cidre.All the staff including the girls in the cafe were lovely.What a treat it was on a lovely sunny day to spend it here. It is a shame that holiday makers I met there felt that the bus dropped them too far away and that they felt there was not enough things going on to see once they were inside and only a few animals for the kids to see. So as a local I feel that if they had a hopper bus to and from Hamtonne that ran regular hours this would get many more paying guests in to the site and may be that would generate income to increase attractions to see in the house and grounds!Well done to all who work there it's a fantastic place to visit I will be a regular from now on. If you'r Jersey, support your Heritage and visit Hamptonne you'll be in for a treat

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Trinity, Jersey

Review of Trinity by janet langston on April 6th, 2009
it was over twenty years ago, i went to trinity, used to work in the trinity arms pub. i met my husband there, so it holds a lot of memories. trinity itself, is very small and quaint. it is a beautiful part of jersey. hoping to go back for our 25th wedding aniversary.

Kent Reports

County Review by Derek Byrne on September 20th, 2009
To me Kent is the best County in England.......being a man of Kent born in Dover in 1941 and lived in Essex since 1952....I cant wait to cross the Rochester Bridge when i go home and vist my cousins and old haunts.....and have a meal at The Coastgaurd at St Margarets Bay ....looking out onto the White Cliffs of Dover

Ash-cum-Ridley, Kent

Review of Ash-cum-Ridley by John Haywood on August 24th, 2006
fantastic - great food and good selection of ale

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Ashford, Kent

Review of Ashford by Mr T Jupe on May 8th, 2009
Born & bred in Ashford,i cannot say a good word for the town now,in the days when you could go into town on a saturday & spend the whole day shopping & looking around,the loss of the market spelt the end of the town,now you have hardly any choice &lots of takeaway joints ∅ shops.Im an avid collector of Ashfords history but im afraid im not looking foreward to Ashfords future!

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Review of Ashford by Ju on January 11th, 2007
Brilliant day out, where kids can learn about environment, touch animals, play in two indoor playbarns, feed Lambs at Easter, there is a awsome off ground assult course in the woodlands. the kids can run around in 120 acres of woodland and countryside. They put on some fantastic events throughout the year, from Egg'cellent Easter mazes to Halloween fright nights, Christmas Grotto is truly amazing and they even have a family beer festival in June!! The prices have gone up slightly, but it's still cheaper (and healther) than going to the cinema!! Recommend looking at the website and keeping up to date with the BLOG link on the site. Pig racing is a real hoot or should it be 'snout' and the butterfly tunnel is beautiful

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Biggin Hill, Kent

Review of Biggin Hill by Rod on January 19th, 2010
The old jail has been a favourite of our family and friends for many years. We have just moved back into the area and will be visiting the Old Jail on saturday of this week. You always need to book a table. Great.

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Canterbury, Kent

Review of Canterbury by Margaret Minoletti on February 20th, 2006
Although we spent our Sunday in Canterbury buffeted by strong easterly winds and penetrating cold rain, we were very impressed by the Sung Eucharist at 11am in the Cathedral. Awe-inspiring though the cathedral is at any time, it really becomes sublime when you hear the choir voices soaring up into the vaulted roof and watch the procession of robed clerics as they walk serenly through the transept, past hundreds of years of history. We enjoyed walking around the shopping centre too; it's on a manageable scale and felt friendly. Enjoyed a light lunch in an Italian restaurant/pizza bar near the centre. Parked for free (at weekends only) in the Council car park; this was about 10 minutes walk from the Town centre, but a useful saving when the short-stay car park charges 70p per hour.

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Capel le Ferne, Kent

Review of Capel le Ferne by Jeremy and Penny Holme on February 17th, 2008
A spectacular part of the Kent coast has just lost a frequent visitor. Every week our little family visited and enjoyed a mug of tea and sandwich at the cliff top cafe with the wonderful view of our English channel. We told our friends and families what a great place Capel is and that there's the all important cup of tea and sit down available for tired legs at the cafe. To our dismay, bewilderment and huge sadness we found today having sat down that a key member of our family is no longer allowed to visit. He always had a drink, a sausage and a sit down to watch the world go by but not for no reason we can think of he's banned! He never caused any problem or mess and has been discriminated purely for the fact he has 4 legs and has fur! There was only one sign we could see which is an obvious recent addition and we were treated as leppers despite the business we have brought this place over the years. How very sad. We have no idea of the reasons for this decision, whether petty minded councilors or the owners but they have driven us away and we will not be visiting Capel again and we will tell friends and family to stay away too.

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Chatham, Kent

Review of Chatham by Steve on December 30th, 2009
Response to Richard Harrison whose Grandfather was the caretaker for Fort Bridgwoods. I have lots of information about the fort and some photographs. I have been researching the forts history as a War Office Wireless Interception Station from 1921 until 1946. Would love to hear from you. Please contact via e-mail steveg4hje@blueyonder.co.uk

Review of Chatham by derek harrison on January 10th, 2008
hi there i was just looking at the very few bits of information on fortbridgewood and close by cookham wood there is a little bit of history to read but sadley no pictures. my interest is of a family nature my grandfarther was the caretaker of fort bridgewood and lived on the grounds along with my grandmother. he would do regular checks on the fort when i was a young boy he would take me with him it was great he had a big key that opened the drawbridge then we would walk over the bridge with the huge moat below. inside there were many rooms with big generaters that my grandad would test regulary i can remember they were so loud when he switced them on. there was a big tank in there also i have a couple of pictures of the fort i was just wondering if any body had any more pictures of the old fort perhaps they could email me with them.thanks derek harrison

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Chislehurst, Kent

Review of Chislehurst by Maureen White on July 2nd, 2006
My parents moved to Chislehurst in March 1943, when I was just two years of age. The second world war was raging and my father sent my mother and me to Chislehurst caves when the worst of the air raids were on. I can remember the churh down there and the beds that lined the walls and of course the air raid warnings that sent us running to the caves and then sounds of the all clear. At fifteen I spent a lot of time at the caves at weekends with my friends. I also remember live groups playing there. And yes, here I am still living in Chislehurst today. As one can imagine I have seen a great deal of change. Some good some not so good. In spite of losing almost all of the individual trades and shops that we once had here and certain assets being sold off instead of being kept for posterity, there is, thankfully, still some village atmosphere left. Of course we are lucky enough to have the common and woods to walk and the two ponds that hold a variety of wildlife. My parents raised my brothers and me here and in turn I raised my children here too. My siblings are not too far away either, just outside the Chislehurst boundery, regularly using the amenities here in the village. Their children attended our excellent schools. Chislehurst is still a great place to live. If you don't believe me - come visit. Maureen White

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Cliftonville, Kent

Review of Cliftonville by Carol on May 13th, 2008
Cliftonville is a handsome seaside resort forming the eastern - and at one time more exclusive - part of Margate, with distinguished former visitors including the poet TS Eliot. Indeed, the restored Walpole Bay Hotel aims to recapture that ambience by inviting guests to step back in time to a "bygone era", with an Edwardian restaurant, a 1920s ballroom and a snooker room. Located at the top of the Isle of Thanet and also incorporating the Palm Bay district, Cliftonville is an ideal holiday destination. The sea front is lined with grand houses looking down over gardens to the paved promenade and sandy beach below, and there are some lovely coastal walks as well as great opportunities for cyclists. The Viking Coastal Trail, which passes through Cliftonville, is one of the finest cycling routes in south- east England. With a little bit of something for everyone, Cliftonville has an indoor bowling green, tennis courts, pitch and putt, crazy golf, a main shopping street and the Tom Thumb Theatre - which, true to its name, is one of the tiniest in the country. Families are next door to the traditional amusements of Margate, which also provides for modern water sports and cultural interests. Carol

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Cranbrook, Kent

Review of Cranbrook by geoff piper on June 17th, 2007
for a feeling of Cranbrook and all its facilities and what's on guide please visit the Official Homepage: www.cranbrook.org.uk

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Deal, Kent

Review of Deal by sarah watson on May 13th, 2007
I lived in Deal for 5 years - on the outskirts in Walmer. Walmer has on the seafront Walmer Castle - more of a country estate than castle. Lovely gardens. The seafront is a long stretch perfect for cycles, wheelchairs and pedestrians from Kingsdown cliffs to Sandwich. Deal itself is a small town the an artisan quarter of narrow streets and unexpected pubs. The town pedestrian part is not magnificant but just off this area you can find the clock tower,pier and sea front shops/cafes clamouring to be the best dressed flower fronts. Deal carnival is lovely the town turn out to watch and the day before carnival is fireworks on the beach (last week in July). A quiet place as the bypass takes most traffic from Dover to Sandwich so it can be missed. Definately worth a day to visit in the summer

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Dover, Kent

Review of Dover by Walledge on May 13th, 2009
Our Grand daughter joined The infant & Junior school after her previous school closed unexpectedly. We have been so inpressed with the quality of teaching and care that she has received - we just wished we had sent her there first instead!

Review of Dover by Pete on April 2nd, 2006
During WW2 Dover was known as Hellfire Corner [for obvious reasons] & the Medieval and Napoleonic tunnels within the White Cliffs were brought into action as a control centre and hospital, which can be visited today. Hitler allegedly boasted that, on conquering Britain, he would take dinner at Dover Castle.. The railway station is 'Dover Priory', named so due its location being close to the ancient Priory. From here, it is but a short walk into the town, where there is much to see and do. Obviously, the most dominant feature from any point in the town is the great Castle sitting high up on its cliff-top. Henry the Second's Great Keep dates from the 1180's, and is a wonderful experience to walk around. Be warned though, folks.. this castle is said to be very haunted!

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Fawkham, Kent

Review of Fawkham by on June 29th, 2006
Village life focuses on Fawkham Green, where there's a decent pub/restaurant. Half a mile away is a country house hotel with high aspirations. Probably the village's main claim to fame these days is its proximity to the Brands Hatch race track. Unless you're an enthusiast of motorised sport, be warned that this can have traffic and noise implications. As a place to live or stay, it's handy for London and will in a couple of years be ideal for Ebbsfleet station and its international connections.

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Folkestone, Kent

Review of Folkestone by Graham Bacon on September 4th, 2007
I live up in Nottinghamshire. I love Folkestone and travel there every month for a long week end in local B & B's. Folkestone has changed a lot in the few years I have been going down there, in lots of ways. Some of them for the better, but some of them not. It is a relaxing place to stay in, the pace of life always seems slower that in the Midlands. I do miss the link to France from Folkestone harbour. It was fun to go on the sea cat and have a day out, shopping and sampling the local bars and cafes. Would be greata if there was a ferry or sea cat once again. Would bring more holidaymakers back to the town. Anyway, that is my slant on good old Folkestone. From Graham.

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Goudhurst, Kent

Review of Goudhurst by stephen moore on July 13th, 2006
One of our all time favorite places in the world. Have stayed there on many trips to the garden of England.

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Herne Bay, Kent

Review of Herne Bay by Sonya Lawrence on February 13th, 2006
Hi I live on the outskirts of Herne Bay. Its a great place to live and visit. Its a real working town and is really on the up. There are some lovely cafes and bistros and the Herne Bay Museum is really worth a visit.We also have proper old fashioned fruit & veg shops and some lovely bakers.Its not a pretentious town (you won't see many barber jackets) and you you'll be at home in you t-shirt, jns and fleece. Theres also a lot more parking than in Whitstable with a large car park in the centre. We do not suffer from the large groups of vandals that Whitstable suffers from either.(Something the estate agents dont let on as Whitstable is a lot more expensive)Also if your thinking of buying you can still get a bargain here wether its residential or commercial. On the safety side your more likely to get mowed down by a OAP reversing badly in his brand new jag than you are mugged. There is the Co-OP and Morrissons.ALso several chemists. People are very chatty and friendly as well. You can walk from town along the seafront to Reculver or the Towers. Bring your dog as its a lovely walk. Also you must visit the info centre on the front bandstand building. You'll be suprised that Herne Bay is a really nice working town.

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Hollingbourne, Kent

Review of Hollingbourne by Judith Hall on April 20th, 2010
Stayed at Woodhouses B&B Eyehorne Street Hollingbourne - made us most welcome. It's a chance to stay in an original cottage in the village which is quite picturesque. Hollingbourne has several choices of places to eat within the village (The Windmill has a decent menu), and Christopher's Village Shop has a notice board of what's on in the village - he even had slices of locally "bread pudding" when we were there - what a treat. Great village.

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Maidstone, Kent

Review of Maidstone by Charles Drown on May 24th, 2009
This was our first visit to Maidstone and we were immediately impressed with the cleanliness of the town, very little litter to be seen anywhere. The shops and eating places were of a very good standard. The museum and art galleries excellent as was the riverside walk. Traffic seemed to flow without many hold ups (residents may disagree!)and we found the bus services to be reasonably priced and frequent. We also found the inhabitants to be friendly and more polite than we are used to in Bristol. Over all a very good town to visit and probably live in, we will definitely be returning in the future.

Review of Maidstone by David Hutchison on February 27th, 2008
There are rumours that People attending dog shows held at Lockmeadow market on a Sunday, will in future be charged a car park fee, which is free at prersent. The dog show societies that use this venue use some of the car parking area for outside rings, does will this mean that they will be charged to use this area in addition to the hire chrges already paid. If so how much will be charged or will the clubs be banned from using this area?

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Northfleet, Kent

Review of Northfleet by helen haeell on August 4th, 2011
I have already said my story on northfleet kent but I for got to say my maiden name was may, just in case any one remebers me it would nice to hear from them helen hassell thank you

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Review of Northfleet by helen hassell on May 18th, 2011
l lived in springhead rd. as a child in a flint house on the same side as tne leather bottle l liked living in northfleet so many places to go as a child there was the pits to play in and the springs to look around, and parks to play in and northfleet high st. there was even a cinama to go on saterday morning,l went to st. bottleth school and every mornings we went into church to pray and sing hyams it used to be a nice place to live in but lately it as gone down hill as people do not keep the place tidy and well looked after as it used to be.

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Ramsgate, Kent

Review of Ramsgate by john beszant on April 13th, 2011
great job on library but miss the harbour lights rail tunnel to dumpton now blocked.the bounty the cinemas .but great job on the mock waterfall.hope it continues to improve still my favourite resortand was for my father and his father .ithink the tourist inform ation officeshould be in a more obvious position and wish the restaurant was still at the end of the harbour.

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Sandwich, Kent

Review of Sandwich by John Trott on December 31st, 2012
Hi, Sandwich is a real Gem! a lovely village to wander through, good Pubs & Food. The Tourist Centre was really helpful with events and directions. Its a great pity about accommodation, we stayed at St Johns Cottages, Moat Sole, in 2011, small, tired and dirty, never again ..... customer beware !

Review of Sandwich by John Trott on September 23rd, 2011
Sandwich is a lovely town to visit,very picturesque, with good coffee shops and an excellent Pub, 'The New Inn' for good Pub Food. The downside; is very poor accommodation at St. Johns Cottages,Moat Sole. We stayed in No. 6. Its very tired, and is in much need of a good clean out and face lift, it was quite dirty too. We definitely would not stay again, a great shame as the rest of Sandwich was charming. The staff in the Tourist Centre in the Guildhall were very helpful, with good knowledge of the town and history. Pity about the very poor St Johns Cottages

Review of Sandwich by Jenny Santos on May 19th, 2008
I visited The Salutation Gardens, nestled just off the quayside in Sandwich and it's lovely. Inspirational. The Tea Rooms also have delicious cake and what a lovely place to while away the afternoon with a chilled glass of wine!

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Sheerness, Kent

Review of Sheerness by DIANE MCALLISTERQ on September 2nd, 2007
WE WENT TO SHEERNESS HOLIDAY PARK AND PITCHED UP ON THE TOURERS FIELD. WE THOUGHT IT'D BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. AND WE WERENT WRONG. IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE, AND THE CHILDREN ADORED IT! 2 PEOPLE STOOD OUT FROM ALL OF THE STAFF AND THEY'RE BOTH CALLED DAVE! THE YOUNG MAN IN CHARGE OF THE ENTERTAINMENTS WAS WONDERFUL, AND WHAT A SINGING VOICE?? INCREDIBLE.HIS CONSTANT AND SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESSLY CONDUCT BOUGHT A SPARKLE TO OUR KIDS HOLIDAY. ALL WE'VE HAD SINCE WE'VE BEEN HOME IS 'CAN WE GO AND SEE DAVIE AND DO DANCING'. THIS IS A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN WHO WILL GO FAR. FINALLY THANKYOU TO THE MANAGER OF THE RESORT DAVE WHO WENT OUT OF HIS WAY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION TO COME TO OUR ASSISTANCE. MY HUSBAND AND I WASN'T SURE ON HOW TO INSTALL OUR GAS PROPERLY AND WENT TO RECEPTION TO SEEK ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS. BUT THE BOSS DAVE WHO WAS JUST LEAVING FOR HIS LUNCHBREAK INSISTED ON COMING TO OUR RESCUE IN PERSON. WITHIN MINUTES IT WAS ALL WORKING. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AND WILL MOST DEFINATELY BE RECOMMENDING SHEERNESS HOLIDAY CAMP TO EVRYBODY WE KNOW, AND WE'VE ALREADY BOOKED TIME OFF WORK TO RETURN NEXT SUMMER. SO SEE YOU NEXT SEASON AND THANKYOU ONCE AGAIN! DIANE AND DOMINIC MACALLISTER

Review of Sheerness by Katherine Harrison on June 12th, 2006
We liked Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey in general. However, DO NOT go into The Playa near the beach near Warren Point. They are really up themselves there and only choose to serve you if they like the look of you.

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Sittingbourne, Kent

Review of Sittingbourne by nigel on June 22nd, 2007
have been working in sittingborne now for about 6 weeks nice enough town center ,have also been staying at a hotel or bb called the tong barn i would just like to say that i have never stayed at a hotel where the place looks nice but nothing works eg. the t.v,the showers ,the lights.

Review of Sittingbourne by emily on August 24th, 2006
i think sittingbourne is really good as you have a lot of ahops,pubs,restaurants and you also have a cinema

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Swanscombe, Kent

Review of Swanscombe by Malcolm Munn on February 19th, 2006
Swanscombe is situated 21 miles East of London and 3 miles East of Dartford and is expanding very rapidly as it falls within the development area known as the Thames Gateway: the population is due to double within the next 20 years. Within the boundaries of Swanscombe & Greenhithe is situated the Bluewater Shopping Mall, one of the largest out-of-town shopping centres in Britain. To the West of the town on the boundary with Northfleet, is the Ebbsfleet International station which is part of the Channel Tunnel rail link due to be in service in 2008. One of Swanscombe's major claims to fame is the discovery of sections of a human skull known as Swanscombe Man - some of the oldest human remains found in Europe dating back some 250,000 years. Other sites of interest include the Parish Church which is included in the Domesday book and has parts of the building dating back to the mid 11th Century. It houses the remains of Sir Anthony Weldon, a famous parliamentarian general and of Sir Erasmus Wilson, a noted surgeon, philanthropist and the transporter of Cleopatra's Needle to London.

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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Review of Tunbridge Wells by Daniel Bech on June 30th, 2007
Why not visit Tunbridge Wells during the Heritage Open Days and enter some of the beautiful buildings of this town Heritage Opne days takes place between Thursday 6th Spetember and Sunday 9th For more information on participants, please vistit www.twhod.org.uk

Review of Tunbridge Wells by Jenny Collins on March 1st, 2007
The best food we have had in years!!!! KITSU - TUNBRIDGE WELLS This is only the first time I have ever written about food. But that all cahnge when I went to Kitsu Japanese sushi restaurant, Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells Tel:01892 515510. We (my husband and I!:O)had a wonderful experience at Kitsu's last Saturday night. We were greeted warmly greeted as we ascended the steps into Kitsu. Once I had acclimatised myself to the simple but cheerful decor and bright lighting, we made our selection from an exciting menu. We chose tempura soft shell crab, Sushimi, sushi and a wonderful minature rice ice cream coated in a soft texture rice jacket. We were presented very fresh foods with wonderful colours, incredible flavours and varying succulent textures. The best food we have had in years!!!! What an experience! Well done Kitsu!!! If you don't believe me - try it for yourself! BTW take your own wine. Champagne is very good with sushi! Steve, my husband, took me to Kitsu 's for our 16th wedding anniversary celebration (Because Penny Greenaway recommended it - Thanks Penny!). Jenny Collins, Eridge.

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Westgate-on-sea, Kent

Review of Westgate-on-sea by Ms Jose Franks on July 1st, 2007
I stayed in westgate on Sea last year. The town was pleasant but the accommodation was deplorable.I stayed at the Bridge Hotel which was shabby, dirty and thoroughly unpleasant. Whil I would enjoy visiting the town again I could not set foot in that accommodation.

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Whitstable, Kent

Review of Whitstable by Jackie on August 20th, 2010
Hi My youngest son married a 'Whitstable' girl and now the rest of the family are moving from Essex. We have fallen in love with Whitstable. Saying that we usually spend more time there in the Summer, but as we are relocating can anyone give me any ideas of how the while away the long, dark winter months. Thanks Jackie

Review of Whitstable by Kim Hollingshead on June 29th, 2009
Whitstable is famous for its oysters and other shellfish, for its sailing and for its sunsets Judi and I lived here until quite recently and we loved the community atmosphere. It's a bustling, lively place to live and has its own excellent Theatre Company, Music Club, and a variety of Sports Clubs. Whitstable Harbour, a lovely little working harbour, covers 14 acres of which 1.5 is harbour basin, 2.5 foreshore and the remaining acres quays and storage areas. There are three quays South, East and West which can accommodate seven vessels between them. It has its own little market selling artwork, curios, antiques and gifts. It also has stalls and shops selling seafood and a great seafood restaurant. Whitstable is also the summer haunt of the Thames Sailing Barge, 'Greta', which offers trips out into the estuary.

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Willesborough, Kent

Review of Willesborough by maureen on August 30th, 2008
hi there i went to willesborough to see if i could find where my mum[barton] lived in about 1919. i found the house 105 the street and it was beautiful my grandparents also lived there[butchers] looking at the side view i would say that it was a shop at one time.is there any one who could give me any information about this house and the familys who lived there? i also found the place where my mum started her first job[lacton house]. WELL DONE WILLESBOUGH FOR KEEPING YOUR VILLAGE AS IT MUST HAVE LOOKED ALL THOSE YEARS AGO maureen

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Coalburn, Lanarkshire

Review of Coalburn by isabell fraser on November 8th, 2006
my name is isabell cassidyi was brought up in coalburn i went to coalburn school then went to lesmahagow higher grade i lived with my grandparents at 57 manse veiw but nelly+jock cassidy lived in garden st with my 4brothers +2sisters i still have family live in coalburn my cousin john+his mum they live in belfeild rd and another cousin isabell+her husband john swan +children my aunties name is cragie mcghee nee maitland there have been lots of changes in coalburn all for the better i go home to visit my auntie quite often coalburn will always be my home nelly+jock are dead now i live in widdrington nr morpeth in northumberland just a hour away from the borders of scotland

Review of Coalburn by isabell fraser on July 18th, 2006
i used to live in coalburn,i was born there so i no it well it has gone through many changes i was 12years old when i left but go back all the time so i can see the changes that has been made .i will all ways love coalburn even although i don,t live there now it will always be my home

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Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Review of Hamilton by Margaret Ross on April 12th, 2011
Visited Chatelherault Country Park - a great asset just outside the town, a feeling of being in the heart of the countryside. With the number of dog walkers I passed, it would be a great idea and good business sense to have some dog runs or cages to accommodate the owners to enable them to use, therefore spend money in the well organised tearoom - [just a thought] Regards Margaret Ross

Review of Hamilton by alistair crozier on October 6th, 2006
hamilton is a nice place to live near to bus and rail links for getting around south lanarkshire and beyond has local football museam near golf cours near mosaleam and leisure centre sports fields and asda supermarket next to a uci cinema complex a lot of nice places to have a meal and a drink you can always enjoy a day at the hamilton race course or watching the accies football team

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Mossend, Lanarkshire

Review of Mossend by on October 1st, 2008
I think Mossend is a great place to live because there are not many people living there and there is a pavilion,and an aldi's.Mossend has a good community spirit where every meets at the 100 year old church. MOSSEND IS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE.

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Austwick, Lancashire

Review of Austwick by linda & carl on February 22nd, 2009
love austwick. stayed at gamecock many times .fantastic food. clean and homely rooms . eric and maree could not do more to make you feel at home.will be back there soon

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Blackpool, Lancashire

Review of Blackpool by nick on January 30th, 2010
Great place to go. Cant wait for the pleasure beach to re-open in February. We always stay at Seaforth Guest House, where we can park our car and walk across the road to the fun fair.

Review of Blackpool by Nic on January 29th, 2007
I live close to Blackpool and believe it is the best place in UK for holiday - though it's not a cheap option. Plenty to do - the beach, zoo and pleasure beach for great rides in nice weather and great tropical swimming complex, sealife centre, ammusements ( coin operated)all indoors - shopping decent, though lots of shops selling tat. Blackpool lights in sept -great for kids. Could be cleaner, not a lot of healthy eating options, mainly fast food but some decent chippies. Great location for day trips out - The Lakes, Marton Mere Bird Sanctuary, Southport, Liverpool and Manchester to name a few.

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Bury, Lancashire

Review of Bury by d shaw on October 9th, 2010
A wonderfull market.Shame about the toilets in the indoor market,they stunk. A big let down I'm afraid.

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Carnforth, Lancashire

Review of Carnforth by Sheila Ashcroft on April 28th, 2007
I live and work in Carnforth and it's great! It is a small market town where the folk really are friendly. It's a great place to come for a day out after which you can push on up to the Arnside & Silverdale AONB and the Lakes. Come & take a look at the newly restored Carnforth Station & Visitor Centre (where I am the Manager!) which will amaze you with its fabulous exhibitions and Refreshment Room. Carnforth Station is famous as the setting for David Lean's classic film "Brief Encounter" where you will also see the famous clock. Come & visit us in sunny Carnforth! It's a lovely town in the heart of rural north Lancs which I am sure you will love!

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Chipping, Lancashire

Review of Chipping by Hazel Cottage on January 18th, 2008
Hi, We just love Chipping. The Sun in and the Tilletson's are the most friendly pubs we have ever been in. We have bought the Bolt Hole Cottage and made it into a letting holiday cottage just so we can go and stay when ever we get chance to get away. If you are ever in the Ribble Valley or The Forest of Bowland, you must make a visit to Chipping. It is the most picturess village I have ever been to.

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Chorley, Lancashire

Review of Chorley by Lorraina Costello on July 2nd, 2010
I stayed at The Pines Hotel last week, a luxury hotel, with fantastic service. I felt like royalty staying at there, the best hotel in lancashire, by far! Currently looking in to using their venue for my wedding next year (hopefully). I look forward to visiting the annual, wedding fayre 2010, on the 23rd September, I heard they have a popular jazz singer on that evening with niblets too...

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Clayton le Woods, Lancashire

Review of Clayton le Woods by Les Sewell on September 5th, 2007
Been visiting for fifteen years. Good beer and good food.

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Clitheroe, Lancashire

Review of Clitheroe by Mrs Gail Sykes on August 25th, 2009
We have just spent the weekend at The Three Rivers caravan Park in Clitheroe. We paid £42 for two nigts in a tent which for the facilities was exspensive for what we got. The toilets was disgusting you had to place something over your mouth for the smell it was that bad my daughter aged 10 was gipping. The swimming pool has got that much chlorine in half hour was enough before your eyes are stinging and they charge alot for what it is.They advertise flowing streams they are dried up or boggy no good for paddling as advertised, river to get in two fast for rubber dingys fine if you are an experianced canoer The area is fine for walkers but nothing to do with children. Will NOT be going back there again and I will not be recommending it to any friends. It was an expensive and boring weekend. Please believe me D0N'T GO!

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Cliviger, Lancashire

Review of Cliviger by J Butterworth on May 16th, 2008
21 Birthday Party 15/05/2008 (6 People) We had a very poor meal as follows (1) From ordering our 2 course meal we had to wait 90 Minutes for our final course to arrive. (2)People who ordered after us recieved thier meal and left before ours were served. (3) None of the meals came at the same time. Embarrasing to our guests. (4)Several meals although cooked were cold, noticable that the chips were hot the meat was cool. My family have been to the Ram at Cliviger before and have not had cause for complaint, we were informed by the bar staff that a new chef was on duty that Thursday night. If it was not for the fact that we were celabrating my sons 21st birthday I would have not payed the bill. A SHIT MEAL.

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Farnworth, Lancashire

Review of Farnworth by Val doe on September 3rd, 2008
i feel not enough is being done to preserve our little town. there are far too many takeaways and this is killing trade in farnworth. the council needs to be more responsible and in more control. there needs to be more work done in order to preserve the markets in terms of subsidy

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Fleetwood, Lancashire

Review of Fleetwood by Patriciacunny@hotmail.com on April 29th, 2006
My husband & myself are always drawn back to Fleetwood, as it peaceful atmosphere, leaves us both feeling happier and content.

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Goosnargh, Lancashire

Review of Goosnargh by Wayne Keith on January 28th, 2008
Excellent food, with a Mediterranean influence, well prepared and presented. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the hostess and lead to a cozy lounge area decorated with comfortable leather sofas and chairs. A pleasant waitress took our order for drinks and then our food orders while we enjoyed the great ambiance of this exceptionally clean and inviting restaurant before dinner. Looking foward to a return visit as soon as possible.

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Heywood, Lancashire

Review of Heywood by Sarah Thomas on September 15th, 2009
Heywood is a special place to me as I was born there in the 60's. Although as a baby we moved to Bury and then to Hollingworth Lake, Heywood will always remain "my home"!

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Horwich, Lancashire

Review of Horwich by Julia Harrison on July 31st, 2013
Little undiscovered gem with access to the West Pennine Moors. Dog friendly, with fantastic walks at Rivington and if you can bring a bike it's a fabulous double with walking the dog on a bike! Lots of pubs and a choice of restaurants, why do more people not know about Horwich? Beaches on the banks of the reservoirs and woods with off lead walking it is a doggy paradise.

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Howkem, Lancashire

Review of Howkem by J A Pendlebury-Jones on May 22nd, 2009
I Have been searching for Howkem on the internet but cannot find it anywhere. This is the only page that mentions Howkem. Can you help me please, I would love visit? Where is it Please? I found the reference to Howkem when I was researching my family. Thankyou Anne Jones

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Leigh, Lancashire

Review of Leigh by kerry on February 15th, 2007
I enjoyed my evening at the colliers on a sunday. They had a great Karaoke and Disco on called Boogienights. The price in beer was cheep too. The landlady Anne is very nice and easy to talk to. I felt at home 10/10

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Littleborough, Lancashire

Review of Littleborough by Shirley Baker on October 21st, 2007
I lived in the Rake when Annie Turton owned it (my Grandmother). The pub look from the inside hasn't changed much but it has been spoilt by trying to make it into a 'Tapas' restaraunt. Anyone who new the pub before would be sad to see it change from being a pub, and I'm not sure what gran would think. But, if it's purley commercial thinking you want, then the pub's certainly that, but if it's being proud of the pubs history then the new owners have failed miserably. I was there in Sept 07 as my parents still live on the Rd, so I am pretty much up with all the changes. I live in Australia now and I am proud to tell of 'my family's' pub, but not to keen to promote the new look. Shame really isn't it!!! Oh yes, the food was quite nice as well. As for Littleborough, Well it still has charm, although you have to go further out now for the 'Old charm', but the little butcher on Hare hill Rd (Liams) is still the epitomy of good old fashioned lancashire hospitality and great service/quality. I will be back in 2yrs...lets hope not to much has changed.

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Morecambe, Lancashire

Review of Morecambe by mr h hunter on September 5th, 2006
been here three times-going again 9/9/06. love the place,very friendly residents, excl hotels, excl markets and shops-excl gala bingo, pubs, shopping center, mobility scooter friendly,we will keep coming back.

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Ormskirk, Lancashire

Review of Ormskirk by sue on February 25th, 2007
Having spent a recent Saturday morning browsing the shops in Ormskirk and taking a glance inside the chapel gallery (always meant to, never quite got round to it- some interesting displays and lovely unusual gifts and greetings cards) we decided to head for lunch. Settled on the the left bank restaurant on Burscough Streeet which proved to be an excellent lunchtime choice. The restaurant is light and modern in decor and although fairly busy at the time we arrived the sevice was very efficient.I was soon settled at a window table enjoying a large glass of pinot grigio whilst studying the very reasonably priced menu. Me and ny partner then shared a cheesy garlic bread starter whilst awaiting a tomato and bacon pasta dish (him) and a sun dried tomato stuffed chicken breast with black puddings and vegetables(me). Both meals were delicious and the bill which included a large glass of wine and two bottled beers came to an incredible seventeen pounds! A definite lunchtime winner.

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Preesall, Lancashire

Review of Preesall by EMILIE on January 31st, 2008
FANTASTIC VILLAGE

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Preston, Lancashire

Review of Preston by Rebecca Stone on March 12th, 2006
Fantastic city!!!!!!

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Ramsbottom, Lancashire

Review of Ramsbottom by jp on July 2nd, 2008
Ramsbottom just a great place, I was bought up there and whenever I get the chance I go back to meet up with friends who still live there Rammy as most people call it will always be my home.. there are beautiful places to walk Nuttal Park , Reddisher Woods, and the walk to to the top of Holcome Hill which lots of people did on Good Friday. So come on take a trip to Rammy and enjoy a good day out..

Review of Ramsbottom by lynne on April 10th, 2007
Ramsbottom is a lovely place to live ,i lived ther for 20yrs ,i married a Ramsbottom man,After he died he went back to Burnley to live, but i still go to Ramsbottom car boot on Sunday its a great day out good pubs for lunch, and the xmas markets are fab, lots of stalls and there is the steam train you can travel on all inm all fab (do try if you have never been)its a must

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Rossendale, Lancashire

Review of Rossendale by Gwen on October 25th, 2010
Rossendale is a great place to live and work. Close to open countryside for walking, cycling or horseriding. If you like mountain biking than try Lee Quarry in Bacup. Be warned it's not for the faint hearted. Other places of interest are the Weaver's Cottage at Rawtenstall or the East Lancashire Tourism Railway. The Textile Museum in Helmshore is also a great place to visit.

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St Annes on Sea, Lancashire

Review of St Annes on Sea by EILEENBELL on August 10th, 2009
I took a party of 21 to Inn on the Prom March 2009 and could not fault it in any way neither could any of my party Rooms had recenty been refurbished to a high standard the food at both breakfast and evening meal were well cooked and plenty of choice on the evenings when entertainment was on very good indeed and very enjoyable, we were asked to join the sequence dance break and enjoy there fun, So much so I am taking 41 there again this November for a Holly and Mistletoe break.

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Burton on the Wolds, Leicestershire

Review of Burton on the Wolds by Lin Gresley on September 1st, 2006
Burton on the Wolds is set in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside,surrounded by the rolling acres of Prestwold Hall Country Estate, venue for Wedding and Corporate events and site for Everyman Track Days, it is a delight for walkers, riders, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, Burton ranks high amongst the many charming Wolds villages including Walton on the Wolds,Wymeswold,Prestwold,Hoton and Cotes,with a pretty mix of cottages,churches,village shops and inns,a little rural idyl completed by Barrow on the river Soar with it's locks and canal boating.

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Coalville, Leicestershire

Review of Coalville by Chris Spencer on October 24th, 2006
Coalville Market: Model Collector Shop Road Show Specialising In Diecast Models ~ Sci-FI ~ Plastic Kit ~ Trading Cards. Comes to Coalville Market Every Saturday Opposite The Cafe. All Different Goods can be Found Everything From a Model of Del Trotters Van To a Tin Of Fish Food!

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Great Glen, Leicestershire

Review of Great Glen by john ewart on April 1st, 2009
Dined and drank at The Old Greyhound - superb. A huge turnaround from the previous management which left last year.

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Isley Walton, Leicestershire

Review of Isley Walton by Martin on June 22nd, 2011
The little village of Isley Walton enjoys a convenient location with East Midlands Airport just a couple of miles away, the Donington Park racing circuit on its doorstep, and lovely Melbourne Hall in easy reach too.

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Leicester, Leicestershire

Review of Leicester by Terry Plant on November 14th, 2006
I travelled to Leicester many years ago and loved it. Some locals looked after me and took me to the Dog and Gun pub. The locals were the Dilks family. There names were Jenny and John. I would love to make contact with them again. If you can help with this, please email me at the above address. Thank you Terry Plant

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Review of Melton Mowbray by Mrs Player on May 3rd, 2007
The prices of parking are a joke in melton. I would strongly advise a reduction as i would not attend your Market when other towns who have markets are far cheaper,i would also not recomend people to visit as the parking is a joke at £5 plus for the day.

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Middleton, Leicestershire

Review of Middleton by Carl Stasiak on May 1st, 2007
Middleton is a quiet village on the edge of the green and lush Welland Valley. The pretty houses and cottages are mainly built of the local Weldon ironstone with its warm amber glow. There are 3 pubs and a small hotel located within easy walking distance where you can sit in their gardens or have a meal. Cottingham is also a village attached to Middleton making one large village. Both are quiet and peaceful with the odd horse or tractor passing through. There are 3 bed & breakfasts in Middleton and 2 in Cottingham all with reasonable rates for the passing traveller or tourist.

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County Review by JAMES DRAPER on November 24th, 2006
HELLO, WE WERE IN LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY LAST YEAR WE WENT TO OLD RAF BASE. WHILE WE WERE THERE WE WENT TO A PUB HOTEL NAMED ABBEY LODGE. WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND PLAN ON GOING BACK NEXT YEAR. DO YOU KNOW OF THIS HOTEL? WE CAN NOT FIND ANYWHERE IN OUR NOTES WHERE IT IS, COULD YOU PLEASE SEND US ANY INFO ON THE CITY OR VILLAGE AND THE TEL NUMBER. YOU HAVE A GREAT SITE. WE LOVE YOUR AREA AND THE CASTLE OF TATTERSHALMY. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO OUR RETURN JAMES DRAPER PALM SPRINGS CA USA

Alford, Lincolnshire

Review of Alford by MR DIXON on August 28th, 2011
ALFORD IS A SUPER PLACE BOTH TO VISIT AND LIVE SO LONG AS YOU DO NOT USE IAN'S TAXI'S THEY LET AN 89 YEAR OLD LADY DOWN BY NOT PICKING HER BACK UP AFTER THEY HAD TAKEN HER TO VISIT HER SON FROM THE ALFORD SANDPIPER NURSING HOME THEY SAID THEY WOULD PICK HER BACK UP AT 4PM SUNDAY THE 28/8/2011 BUT THEY FAILED TO TURN UP SHE MISSED HER TEA AT THE HOME IT WAS READY FOR 5PM SHE GOT BACK LATE AS HER SON HAD TO TAKE HER BACK AT 5.30PM THE HOME HAS BEEN TOLD NOT TO USE THIS TAXI SERVICE AGAIN FOR THE OLD LADY THE HOME HAS USED THIS FRIM FOR MONTHS TO TAKE THE SAME PERSON ON WEDNESDAYS TO HER SONS BUT HIS TIME THEY NEVER CAME BACK FOR HER THE COUNCIL AT SKEGNESS WILL BE TOLD ,,,AS IS WHERE HE GETS HIS LICENCE TO TAXI

Review of Alford by Mrs Linda Coleman on June 24th, 2007
Visited Claythorpe Watermill and Wild fowl Gardens on Friday while on holiday in Lincolnshire. We were very disappointed and distressed at the condition of one of the owls and the red squirrel. The owl had no plummage around its neck and was pecking at the wing that was matted and dirty. There was dirty water in the cages, ( we got there at 14:30 and I doubt very much if the water was new that day. The red squirrel was pacing up and down very rapidly turning and turning again, backwards and forwards. The pond where we were supposed to be able to feed the fish was as green and murky as I have ever seen-impossible to see any fish at all. The seals had very little water to play in and looked lethargic. There was no one to be seen to talk to. We left immediately. Please can someone check this place out as we are very concerned for the welfare of the animals. Many thanks Linda Coleman

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Brigg, Lincolnshire

Review of Brigg by Paul Hayes on March 22nd, 2007
I live in Leeds and decided to spend the weekend in the market town of Brigg. This is a delighful place with a nice market. The purpose of the weekend was also to do a tandem skydive at Target Skysports in the village of Hibaldstow a few miles from Brigg. We had a great day of skydiving and the views of the Lincolnshire Wolds were definately worth it. The village of Hibaldstow itself is also worth spending a few moments in and has a lovely traditional church its centre.

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Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Review of Cleethorpes by alan robinson on April 2nd, 2010
my wife and i love cleethorpes,it's a reason why we always go there,we even go there in winter and even had a christmas day sat on the beach,its a lovely place and we thought how lucky all the people who live there are... we live in doncaster and tried to get a place over there for my wifes health but to no avail,,,

Review of Cleethorpes by mrs p morris on August 12th, 2008
we've been to cleethorpes for three years now and still i want to come back.we enjoy the beach which is beautiful and clean.shops are good also everything u need.it's a beautiful place to sit back and relax or loads of places to visit nearby.can't wait to come back again.

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Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Review of Gainsborough by ALAN on October 24th, 2008
UNBELIEVABLE Not quite sure what the place is doing with itself now that the big industry has gone. The town centre is a bit of a mess. Great Elizabethan hall in the midst of it all. It is just nothing on Newark

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Review of Lincoln by David on November 19th, 2006
A wonderful stop for dinner! On passing through Lincoln with friends, we stooped for dinner on a week-day night. The food was succulent, with an especially good creme brulee as dessert. The wine list was one of the best I've encountered in any restaurant, including those of 5 star hotels (and the dessert wine was perfection itself!). The service was attentive without being either obtrusive or annoyingly familiar. Overall, an excellent pace to eat, with a superb ambience. Wonderful stuff!

Review of Lincoln by anna on March 22nd, 2006
Lincoln is a very nice place, that is homely, and welconming, there are many different shops and a lot to to, not forgettting the outstanding catherdral that is magnificent. Situated in lincoln is the college, and university, so you see many differents sorts of people around. The night life is lively and there are many bars to go to.

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Ruskington, Lincolnshire

Review of Ruskington by kez on July 30th, 2008
The village is a lovely place and the people are friendly. The Black Bull pub well thats another story, . I will NEVER go back their as long as he ( i think his name is paul or phil) there shame really, i suspect thats why the pub was quite empty

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Saltfleet, Lincolnshire

Review of Saltfleet by barry jenkinson on November 6th, 2007
My Wife and I have had a holiday caravan at Saltfleet for three years,the location is excellent,very quiet even during holiday times and not far to some of the best beaches in the uk.It is essential however to have transport as the local bus service is almost none existant,and it's quite a walk to the next village where there is two small supermarkets and a take away.

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Skegness, Lincolnshire

Review of Skegness by MR,A,JONES on July 15th, 2008
i find skegness ,a quite nice place to have a great weeks holiday,,!!!! only problem is not enough choice where we can bring our pet dog,even though we always clean up after him.

Review of Skegness by Hazel Lowe on June 19th, 2006
I must give absolute top marks to Skegness for the superb quality of the beach area that you have set aside for our dogs. I was there about 2 weeks ago with four dogs and my family and the dogs had the most fantastic time on the beach, we went for a long distance and must give many thanks for the cleanliness of the beach and outstanding beauty of the area you allocate for the dogs. I have been to some resorts and have vowed never to return as the areas for the dogs were so bad (syringes on the beach) and mud that I would not subject my dogs to them. Skegness has really improved all ways over the years and you can tell much has been spent on the resort. I thank you on behalf of my dogs, as they really love the sea and beaches and are just like children when they arrive. Thank you so very much for thinking of us dog owners as well as other visitors. Other resorts can only follow you, and never surpass you. Best wishes Hazel CHESTERFIELD DERBYSHIRE

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Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Review of Sleaford by Pat on October 11th, 2010
Have recently visited Sleaford twice for meetings - once to New Life Centre where we were treated like royalty - all the staff were polite and couldn't do enough to help. Venue was lovely. The second time to the Source on the main street - not so lucky there - in my opinion the man in charge was off hand and a bit rude, we were not given the room we booked but were squashed into a room which was really to small and were made to feel like nuisances when we asked for anything.

Review of Sleaford by Janet Bourne on March 8th, 2009
A new, excellent trader is now at Sleaford market trading as 'Lingerie 4 All'. I was amazed at the quality of stock especially when considering the low prices. This stall has a wide range of lingerie to suit all tastes and is well worth a visit.They also carry some costume/fashion jewellery. Apparently this trader will be at Sleaford Market every Friday.

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Spalding, Lincolnshire

Review of Spalding by Richard Briers on April 13th, 2009
I am in full agreement with one of your previous reviews re market trader lingerie4all . Their stock is fantastic, quality superb and prices absolutely brilliant. The range is from everyday wear up to those 'special occassions'.Fully recommended to all.

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Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire

Review of Sutton on Sea by Alan S on October 6th, 2010
Sutton on Sea has a wonderful charm of being an untouched village on the Lincolnshire coast which has Doctors, Community based buildings & activities for all ages, Doctors, hardware store, home goods store, newsagents, post office, a general store, deli which are all very well stocked, we have fish & chip shops eat in or take away one near round about is my favourite, Chinese take away, pizza place & kebabs several places of worship, pubs & clubs, cafes, charity shops, florists, funeral companies x2, mobility shop, bowling green, tennis courts, bed & breakfast, hotels, fuel stations with mot facilities, second hand car sales, outdoor pursuits store, antique shop, home furnishings, ladies boutique, community car service, hairdresser, estate agents, care homes To name but a few something for everyone. I found walking in the area very good its mostly flat, apart from the ramps up to the exellent beach there are plenty of places to stay all different prices my advice is shop around actually go for a day & check accomidation out for your holiday there. great time very peaceful

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Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire

Review of Sutton-on-Sea by Jill on January 3rd, 2009
What a delightful place. I thought that seaside places like this had disappeared for ever. No amusement arcade or fairground attractions. Just miles of superb sand and a great promenade with a back-drop of old-fashioned beach huts. You can walk along the promenade to Mablethorpe or Sandilands and beyond. Fantastic. Anyone who yearns for old-fasioned seaside places, then this is the place for you. Also, great for sea-fishing, if that is your thing, further along towards Huttoft beach.

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Thorganby, Lincolnshire

Review of Thorganby by Kay Benham on May 13th, 2010
Thorganby is one of the prettiest villages in Lincolnshire. The surrounding countryside is glorious and worth a visit as well.

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West Ashby, Lincolnshire

Review of West Ashby by Anita Cook on December 8th, 2011
I visited the pub for a meal as soon as I heard it was re-opening and I definitely was not disappointed! I was so pleased to see that it was busy as the boys have both worked so hard at creating a lovely, warm and relaxing atmosphere for their customers. Everyone in the group thoroughly enjoyed their 3 course meals and the drinks on offer were diverse enough to cater for everyone. There was a really happy environment and the service was brilliant. We all enjoyed the evening very much and are so happy to have a decent place to eat again! Would definitely recommend to friends for a friendly drink or a tasty meal!

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Winteringham, Lincolnshire

Review of Winteringham by Keith Piper on May 11th, 2010
I have just heard about your Winteringham Fields restaurant and looked up the web page. I am amazed to find that there is no mention of a vegetarian dish anywhere on the menu, yet I thought the chef was supposed to be well regarded - not so by me and the many other vegetarians in the country. All I can say is,to improve your image show some interesting vegetarian options (AND NO FISH).

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Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Review of Woodhall Spa by ben on April 17th, 2007
at bainland it was ace!!!!!!!! i made new friends and had a smashing time!!! if your not shore to go then definetly go the swimming pool is fantastic and the restauraunt is good with a plasma tv for the football and a disco for kids every friday i think!!!! and there isa woodland walk were you can walk your dogs or have a walk and check out the beutiful wildlife and nature and there is a cinema nearby and shops and another caravan park!!!! and there is a tennis dome what is very cheap buy you have to pay for the trampoline whatis a rip off and there is a 18 hole golf course for adults and there is pool tables and table tennis tables for the family and there is a chess board you can eat outside and there food i gorgeos from my point of view!!!!!!there is nearby toilets and showers all the time !!! for the pool you have to pay a 5 pound deposit because if the cues break you have got a deposit on them !!!! and when you get into the reception it is lovely with a shop in it but it is very expensive but to go there it is very cheap so go when ever you can i would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

London Reports

Beckenham, London

Review of Beckenham by Suzie on May 22nd, 2007
it is amazing,beatiful and lovely!!!!!!

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Camberwell, London

Review of Camberwell by nicholas duke on November 22nd, 2010
i lived in camberwell for about a year in camberwell high street my uncle & aunt had a green grocers shop i also went to school for a short time i think it was a secondry school c/e all i cab remember about it was it was near to a factory with the camberwell beauty butterfly trade mark wish i new the name of it and had a photo i have tried to get it on my desk top but had no luck thank you (nicholas duke) nick!!!

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Camden, London

Review of Camden by Jo on July 14th, 2007
i went to camden recently and thought it was an amazing place. it is very unique and unlike anywhere i had ever been before. the shops and people are really great and i cant wait to go there again soon :)

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Chiswick, London

Review of Chiswick by sally trumans on February 15th, 2007
great docs and nurses, superb facilities, even has artwork and classical music. strongly recommended

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Review of Chiswick by harry on February 1st, 2006
Chiswick is a really nice place to live with absolutely loads of restaurants, proper shops, pubs and bars. The High Road is always a hive of activity with a multi nationality population and masses of families. Away from the centre is largely residential and very upmarket and towards the river is Chiswick Park/House & Grounds (or whatever its called) which is a fantastic oasis in this congested part of town. This stretch of river is very historic and therefore picturesque in places alongside wild nature reserve and smart modern developments. All in all a great place to visit with a true village feel

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Hampstead, London

Review of Hampstead by Lorraine on March 4th, 2009
I lived in Hampstead next to the Heath for three years. The Heath! The Shops! The Restaurants! The proximity to downtown London. I am thinking of a long-term return trip. It is an area that grabs your heart!

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Harlesden, London

Review of Harlesden by Martin on July 4th, 2011
Harlesden has been enlivened through the post-war years by the arrival of Irish, Caribbean, African and other immigrants, bringing energy and diversity to its shops and eateries, and is now attracting young professionals.

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Hillingdon, London

Review of Hillingdon by peter dowle on October 29th, 2007
me and my wife visited the red lion abeit for only one night theatre trip,we found the staff very friendly and the room was very clean so much so that it really shone out at you.

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Hither Green, London

Review of Hither Green by Martin on June 27th, 2011
Hither Green in the Lewisham district is a suburb that grew in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, its architecture reflecting that. The area is residential and has a mainline rail station serving commuters.

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Marylebone, London

Review of Marylebone by nick on October 18th, 2007
Marylebone has a bustly village feel to it which is all the more surprising to find when you consider its location. Sandwiched twixt Oxford Street to the south and the M40 Euston Road to the north the area somehow seems to avoid all that and has a good character all of its own. There are many fine and individual shops, bars and restaurants and many celebrities have homes here. With the west end just a quick stroll away and Hyde and Regents Parks also closeby Marylebone is hard to beat as a London location.

Review of Marylebone by Philip Shorn on October 2nd, 2007
Hi, You may be interested in a recently opened art gallery in Marylebone, Central London for your local listings. - The Colomb Art Gallery The gallery exhibits and sells original art from recognised British and international fine artists. It is situated between Baker Street and Marylebone High Street so really easy to get to. You can can find out more at the gallery's website: www.colomb-art.co.uk I thank you in advance & please feel free to contact me if you would like further information on 020 7487 5118. All the best, Philip Shorn

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Palmers Green, London

Review of Palmers Green by hannah on January 12th, 2011
Its a great market with a real buzz to it. Though its only just beginning it seems to be getting better every week.

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Penge, London

Review of Penge by on September 24th, 2007
It is a great little town with friendly people - there are a few problems that should be dealt with and one is that the number of cheap pound shops and also the amount of fast food restaurants in the area which bring it down. Has a great furniture, kitchen supply, curtain shop plus Sainsbury and ethnic food stores which are great but there is no where nice to eat and drink which is a shame as there is demand there.

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Regents Park, London

Review of Regents Park by on April 28th, 2007
WHY ARE THERE NEVER ANY BUS STOPS CLOSE TO THE ZOO.VERY INCONVENIENT WITH SMALL CHILDREN

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Soho, London

Review of Soho by sandy on June 24th, 2007
Having been to Berwick street fruit market, it was a pleasure to have a coffee, at a small shop called Flat White, just beside the market, where we undoubtably had the best coffee we had ever tasted. Soho is wonderful, and we will certainly go back, to Berwick street.

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South Woodford, London

Review of South Woodford by Tufaaila on December 13th, 2009
Really good Indian - Food is top notch especially the curries. I have used it for Eat in & takeaways - try the Goan Fish or Cochin Chicken very good. Service is good too, delivery service is convinient but a bit slow at times.

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Stamford Hill, London

Review of Stamford Hill by Mike on July 4th, 2011
Though Stamford Hill is an ethnically (and religiously) diverse district of London it is the Hasidic Jewish community that catches the eye, the men dressed in their traditional garb. Likewise it is the Jewish delis and food shops that give the place an identity.

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Victoria, London

Review of Victoria by Louise Pepperall on April 4th, 2007
I stayed at the new England Hotel in Victoria. It is easy to get to from the tube station. The 'single' room I stayed was small clean and adequate for my needs seeing I did not spend that much time their. However I was disoppointed with the breakfast as the waitress was Polish therefore could only speak basic English making it difficult to communicate with. The breakfast was very basic and disaplined. We had to be out of the dining room at 9 am as an alarm bell went off. Well when on holiday one wants to relax. I will not go back to that hotel for this reason. Tea/coffee making facilities would have been nice. I was surprised that this hotel did not provide that.

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Woolwich, London

Review of Woolwich by yas on July 19th, 2009
woolwich and plumstead are vibrant places with the regeneration in place, the area is becoming up market and is attracting people from different backgrounds. it is very green,quite, and hopefully with new civic centre,shops,cinema,hotel and more it will be as good as being in the west end of london.

Mayo Reports

County Review by Linda on June 25th, 2007
Fly into knock international airport and visit the holy shrine at knock.Awash with black from visiting nuns and priesthood,the atmosphere is truly pure and restful.An absolute must for anyone visiting the area of mayo,and of course it is free entry.People return again and again to refresh their spirit of total relaxation and calm.A truly inspiring place.

Merseyside Reports

County Review by gordon a c wands on March 25th, 2014
worst thing that ever happened was that st helens came under mersyside and not remain independent in lancashire but that labour politics for you

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Review of Birkenhead by carol mason on May 17th, 2009
The summer palace is the best chinese resturant I have been to apart from chloes in paphos which it is equal to beautifully tasting meals, fantastic service set in authentic chinese furnishings (clean). I would recommend the summer palace to anyone.

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Review of Liverpool by Richard Pooley on September 19th, 2009
Had a stop over only.We were impressed by our accomodation at albert dock and the liverpool shopping precinct. r Richard Pooley Adelaide

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Port Sunlight, Merseyside

Review of Port Sunlight by carol darlington on January 12th, 2010
Did you know there is a fantastic Port Sunlight Museum to visit when you arrive in the village. Head there on arrival, visit the interactive museum and pick up a village trail so you can explore the village in depth. Monuments, statues, refreshment venues, a beautiful Church and not forgetting the outstanding Lady Lever Art Gallery, the village is a full day out, full of culture, history and relaxation.

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Southport, Merseyside

Review of Southport by Patricia Ann North on August 28th, 2007
Having been on a day visit on bank holiday monday to your beautiful town and lovely beaches with my 2 grandaughters,we were very concerned about the condition of Pleasureland.It seems like an accident waiting to happen,the rides are all propped up with blocks of wood and bricks and the filth everywhere is disgusting.Suffice to say we did not let our grandaughters anywhere near the rides.What a great dissapointment to them and us remembering how it use to be.A very sad end to an otherwise lovely day. P A North.

Review of Southport by Brian Nolan on April 11th, 2007
As Much I admire the work that has been done outside Marks&Spencer's Boots Woolworth's to name but a few. It is very nice to be able to walk in safety within this area. the problem you only allow space for three disabled drivers in Tulketh Street. I note that at the moment the supermarket is closed down,and I am also aware there is reasonable low cost parking above it,but many disabled persons fine it hard going climbing up and down the steps. the street is mostly empty during the day, because of the double yellow line, and the yellow markings coming down the kerb. I would be nice if you considered allowing parking for the disabled drivers while the store is not in use, and also for the future make more disabled bays available. I feel sure that all of the left hand side of Tulketh street is needed for taxi parking only. It would be nice if considered Disabled and senior citizens, and make it easier for them to do there shopping, and make use of the amenities in the said area. Kind Regards

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St Helens, Merseyside

Review of St Helens by Val HIll on January 16th, 2010
Lived in St Helens until 1970 and for nostalgia's sake would like to revist and think of happy memories

Mid Wales Reports

Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales

Review of Llandrindod Wells by chris alvis on November 20th, 2009
my name is chris l live in llandrindod wells 15 years ago l work at the bakehouse, and l live on quarry lane went back 2 llandrindod about a mouth ago it is a great town 2 live in, a great town ok from chris alvis

Review of Llandrindod Wells by chris alvis on November 20th, 2009
my name is chris l live in llandrindod wells 15 years ago l work at the bakehouse, and l live on quarry lane went back 2 llandrindod about a mouth ago it is a great town 2 live in, a great town ok from chris alvis

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Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales

Review of Llanwrtyd Wells by June Duncan on February 7th, 2009
Llanwrtyd Wells is well worth the visit - this small town has 3 award winning restaurants, 3 pubs and a microbrewery. It also offers exceptional bed and breakfast accommodation where owners pride themselves in offering a professional service and the best food available. A warm welcome is assured. Visit Llanwrtyd for Walking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Fishing, Golf and Scenic Drives. Alternatively walk, talk, eat, drink and relax. agreat place to stay and an ideal touring centre for Wales

Norfolk Reports

Bacton, Norfolk

Review of Bacton by john wilson on February 23rd, 2010
A totally unspoilt place. Wonderful for people of all ages. great beach to keep kids occupied. The local chip shop is outstanding, try the rock salmon! Handy as a base for exploring the broads, and coast, as well as the resort towns of Cromer, Mundesley,Sheringham, etc, and inland towns of North Walsham, Holt, etc. Weather is always great too!!

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Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

Review of Cley next the Sea by may on October 23rd, 2008
a joy to visit Cley and Glandford. Lovely old flint houses and charming people living there. The Swallows pub is the best in the village by far and the fish from the Smoke House is superlative. A relaxing place, full of birdwatchers and walkers. Not to be missed.

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Diss, Norfolk

Review of Diss by Janice Cargill on April 7th, 2009
The Mill is really worth a visit but there is no gift shop or cafe now. The Pub called The Horseshoes is located next door to where the cafe and shop used to be and is open from 7.00 to 11.00 for breakfast and 11.30am to 9.00pm everyday for main meals,snacks and specials. Also teas, coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drink and ofcourse real ales and draught Lagers.

Review of Diss by Bill Welch on August 29th, 2006
Member of 490th bomb group at Eye Enjoyed Diss after returning from missions to the Continent

Date visited: 1944

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Fakenham, Norfolk

Review of Fakenham by Fiona on October 17th, 2009
Fakenham is an amazing rural town. The people are so nice and the weather is sometimes good! I agree with Johannah. But don't go to Which Craft. They are evil in there. Go to Pedlars Gold. which Craft will take your money. Seriously.

Review of Fakenham by Johannah Kendall on November 19th, 2007
fakenham is the best town i've ever visited! it is absolutly beautiful with something for absolutly everyone! it has so many things for teenagers as well as children, adults and the elderly. i would highly recomend it.

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Flookburgh, Norfolk

Review of Flookburgh by Susan Young on August 24th, 2009
For many years now we have been visiting this lovely little village. We have stayed in the Havens Caravan Park every time and have had a relaxing and wonderful stay. We have used this park for a base to visit the wonderful towns and sites nearby and only within half hour of most places such as Windermere, Kendal, Ulverston and of course Grange over Sands. I would recommend this place to any of my friends especially walkers. I would also recommend the sticky toffee pudding that you could find in the local shop of Cartmel too.

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Review of Great Yarmouth by Susan Carter on July 13th, 2010
Great Yarmouth is a beautiful seaside town, but everything closes at 5 p.m. which does not make sense. I have just returned with my family (6 adults and 2 children). We were bored in the evenings, because all the main attractions closed far too early for the middle of July. The pleasure beach which we all loved closed at 5, all the attractions on the main pier closed at 5 p.m., golf was closed, sea life in fact it was like a ghost town. Be a long time till I return to Yarmouth. They need to get their act together and open later for the people that don't like visiting during school holidays.

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Harleston, Norfolk

Review of Harleston by P.R. Skinner on April 16th, 2007
My thoughts on Harleston - very favourable as it was my old stamping ground in my youth around the 1940's - early 50's. However I think the museum should include an email address as I'd like to contact them via that medium. I'll be visiting U.K. in the next 12 months and have a few items they might like - a programme for a 'welcome home ' dinner in the Corn Hall for servicemen in 1919, a 1939 cinema programme, a Harleston cycling club badge which belonged to my Uncle Holly Gardner, who was a bit of a champion cyclist in his time, and a few other bits of ephemera.

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Heydon, Norfolk

Review of Heydon by peters on February 13th, 2011
thank you,for the lovely meal we had tonight.gambas prawns to start,followed by ribeye peppered steaks, finished with an irish coffee.we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening,and the service was tip top,we hope to see you all again very soon,cheers.

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Horning, Norfolk

Review of Horning by Sheila Butterworth on March 14th, 2011
Horning is the BEST- I lived in Horning for quite a time but have been resiging in Australia for the past 12 years- now working out details to return in September- I was pleased to see that you accept dogs- I have a cavalier King Charles- very important to me. I will contact you later when I have the final details sorted. Regards. Sheila Butterworth

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Horsey, Norfolk

Review of Horsey by Paul on January 1st, 2011
Very poor, rude staff. Tried to make us go outside to the marquee with our 10 year old for a coffee in December and not polite with it. Needless to say we let them pour the coffee and then left. Not recommended if you have children, pass this one by.

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Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Review of Kings Lynn by Dr Karen O on June 21st, 2009
A find in the Fens Somerville House Restaurant, Terrington St John A restaurant really does have to be first-rate for us to make a 240 miles round trip from Birmingham to near King’s Lynn in Norfolk three or four times, each year since 2003 (and regretting that we don’t live nearer so that we can visit monthly!). Situated a few hundred yards from the A47, between Wisbech and King’s Lynn, Somerville House is a haven of peaceful fine dining. Formerly a village doctor’s surgery in Church Road, in the village of Terrington St John, Somerville House, with owners Colin (the chef) and Mibette, provides some of the best evening meals and Sunday lunches in the Fens and the whole of north Norfolk. The format is simple and economical: Somerville offers a two- or three-course a la carte menu, changed monthly, for under £30 (excluding wine). This choice is supplemented by special evenings, including two-course ‘tummy-filler’ traditional meals (under £20) and four-course seasonal special evenings. The wine choice is extensive without being lavish, either in provenance or cost. There are always the chef’s informed recommendations on the menu, which we usually follow. One evening in late May, 2009, we enjoyed a special four-course ‘Spring Evening special’ for £35. It began with aperitifs in Colin and Mibette’s walled garden and orchard – the source of Colin’s plum chutney, to come in the autumn. The menu included an hors d’oeuvre of broad bean and sorrel flan. A further salad course was of local salad vegetables and quails’ eggs. A fish course of line-caught sea bass and double-baked Cromer crab soufflé followed. The main course was of roast spring lamb, with Norfolk asparagus grown a few fields away, complemented by local new potatoes and minted rhubarb puree. After a suitable interval, a strawberry and meringue slice was served accompanied by a palate-cleansing strawberry sorbet. The meal ended with freshly-made coffee and (our special request) blueberry and apple tea. Sublime! On another evening in May, for one of the ‘regular’ evening meals, we were, as usual, greeted by the front-of-house patronne, Mibette. Over an aperitif and exquisitely-prepared hors d’oeuvres, we mulled over a choice of a two- or three-course meal. No competition – it’s the three course every time! Typically, there are four choices for each of the three courses, including one vegetarian option. In six years, the standard has been consistently conscientious, and the menus have changed seasonally and imaginatively to avoid any hint of repetition. The unstuffy and friendly welcome from Mibette and Colin, has also been consistent, including end-of-evening personal farewell from Colin (as the chef). Some people arrive and leave Somerville House by taxi (easily arranged from Wisbech or King’s Lynn). Others, like us, travel from further afield without hesitation, remembering that the Somerville House post-code PE14 7RY extends the length of Church Rd. And we come back again and again, finding something new to savour. Paul Dolan and Karen O’Rourke, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, U.K. June 2009

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North Walsham, Norfolk

Review of North Walsham by Clive Miurts on July 17th, 2012
We recently visited Norfolk Park, run by The Dream Lodge Group, in North Walsham, Norfolk. What a fabulous holiday, even the kids didnt want to come home! The Lodge we stayed in was outstanding, definately 5 star accommodation! The park itself was beautiful and the on site facilities were great! The kids would definately recommend the outdoor heated swimming pool! We couldn't get them out of it! We dined in The Olive Tree restaurant on park, which was out of this world! Only just got back from holiday, but already looking at booking our next getaway with The Dream Lodge Group!

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Norwich, Norfolk

Review of Norwich by Emma on November 26th, 2006
I live in norwich and it's a great city. Lots of things to do, such as: cinema at Vue or Odean, visit castle museum, shopping on the famous norwich market or Castle Mall or Chapelfield shopping mall, clubbing in riverside, roller skating at Funkey Monkeys, dry slope skiing in Trowse, everything to entertain you!!! There is even The Forumn to go to, it's the city library, and you can use the internet for free for 60 mins. If you have a lapop of your own, you can use free wireless internet access in the city centre. There are hotspots around Norwich called "The Link" which you can connect to for FREE!!!! Great for business women or men.

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Reedham, Norfolk

Review of Reedham by colin hepburn on September 3rd, 2006
Just been to Reedham very nice area. The food at The Reedham Ferry Inn was ok but the service was atrocious, one waitress and a packed pub, we booked a table for 7 we were directed to the wrong table had to go to the bar after 40 mins to get the waitress, we were not the only one's waiting. The staff were all too young and had not got a clue. When I asked to see the manager I was told it was the chef and he was busy. It definitely needs the front of house sorting out. If you serve good food it is ruined by bad service.

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Scole, Norfolk

Review of Scole by p shelton on June 2nd, 2008
we had the pleasure of a few days at the scole inn this week. we had a fantastic time the staff were all great and helpful. we had a problem with our hot water and the manager at the time was so helpful she arranged for us to exchange rooms and offered to help us move.the room we found ourselves in was Emma`s room it was beautiful and very comfortable. A big thankyou to everyone concerned for a very ahappy break.

Review of Scole by Poole on February 9th, 2008
We were told this Inn was full of history and character and decided to make a visit and have some lunch. Yes, loads of character but we won't be going there or reccomending it to any friends. The place is in need of serious TLC, a good cleaner and a decent cheff.. We had to wait over an hour for our food and when it arrived it was awfull.. The fresh hadock wasn't fresh but freezer burned and over cooked and very greasy. The thai chicken curry looked like a green porridge containig frozen peas and soggy courgettes.. The toilets were terrible. The ladies flooring had been taken up and this is supposed to be a venue for weddings? One more thing, your poinsetia plant in the reception hall needs replacing! We complained to the staff on duty.

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Sculthorpe, Norfolk

Review of Sculthorpe by Susan King on April 1st, 2009
We have just come back from a three day weekend at Sculthorpe Mill and we had a very relaxing time. The rooms and gardens are beautiful and the mill has great character. The food was well prepared, if not exciting and we would certainly consider another longer stay.

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Sheringham, Norfolk

Review of Sheringham by Sally Lloyd on February 20th, 2008
Sheringham is a lovely market town with a beautiful beach, lots to do, great shopping, a brilliant little theatre and plenty of places to eat at. There is always a good atmosphere all year round with weekenders and holidaymakers livening up the place! The market every Saturday and Wednesday (March-October) is well worth a visit.

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Swaffham, Norfolk

Review of Swaffham by Bill Davis on May 7th, 2009
We are actually newcomers to Swaffham. We arrived in 1996 from Hertfordshire.Checking the place out on the internet, it is steeped in history.So many places of interest in a very small radius.As with most places in this country it can be too close to register.I am not sure the locals appreciate what they have on their door step.I could be wrong, of course. My son-in -law, when visiting us and we are in town passing little alleyways and such says 'What is down there?' He is disgusted if I say I don't know! The church of St Peter and St Paul can fill a good few hours. And that ceiling! I have to say it had declined some in the last few years.Too many shops have closed and we have too many of the wrong kind of shop.I am in constant touch by e-mail to friends in New Zealand and they love the place, even though they have not been here.Kingdom did help to spread the word and put the town in peoples minds.I love telling people where I live and have grown quite protective of the place.

Review of Swaffham by sadie white on April 22nd, 2009
i am 13 years old i go to hamond high school which is in swaffham so i do visit it regally. I do not like Swaffham that much mainly because what types of shops it has like for example ok im not mean or nothing but swaffham does have to many charity shops in it. there is 2 chemist which is good because it sells a verity of products like make-up food drink medicines ect i like that but now woolworths has gone and turning into iceland this now mean there is another supermarcket and swaffham already has netto and waitrose. meaning there is less shops to buy other stuff like books magazines sweets ect thank you for listening

Review of Swaffham by Roger Goodchild on August 27th, 2006
Visited Swaffam for the first time in August 2006. A beautiful market town with a newly refurbished market place. Excellent FREE parking in the town centre with superb facilities. The cleanliness and lack of litter was particularly noticeable. Visiting the Market Cross 17th Century inn is a must. Whilst there a visit to the ECOCENTRE is well recommended, and if you have the stamina climb the 305 steps or so inside the ENERCON 66 wind turbine to the viewing gallery (approx 98 metres above the ground)- now you really can see Norfolk!! This is the only wind turbine you can ascend in the UK! The guided tour by James was excellent as is his knowledge of the turbine. We shall definately return and this time visit the ICENI village close by.

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Thurne, Norfolk

Review of Thurne by Sal & Kev on March 30th, 2008
Thurne is a lovely little place to visit. We went there in February 2008 in our motorhome and found the perfect place to stop overnight, namely in the car park of the Lion Inn. Sid was the perfect host; attentive and accommodating, and we had an absolutely scrumptious meal in the large restaurant. Kev is still drooling at the memory of his gammon steak, and the scampi I had was light and tasty, with the chef's own homemade tartare sauce. Yummy! Our mini holiday was completed with a walk along the river, even though it was freezing cold! Bracing, I think you call it.

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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Review of Wells-next-the-Sea by chris on November 6th, 2008
best place on earth we come all the time fantastic place

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Wreningham, Norfolk

Review of Wreningham by Ian on June 1st, 2009
I visited the Bird in Hand last Friday (29/05/09) following a recommendation from a friend. I called to book a table for 20:30 but was running a little late so called to inform them we would be 10 minutes late. When we got there at 20:37 we were told there were no tables available despite calling. There was a careless attitude from the bar staff member and only offered a table in the bar or wait until a table came free in the restaurant. We had to wait 20 minutes before we were offered a table for our party of only 4. Once seated we had a nice meal with good friendly service from all the waitresses. Despite this I’m afraid I will not be returning in the near future due to the fact I went out of my way to inform them I was running late and they didn’t seem to act upon it or even offer any apologies.

North Wales Reports

County Review by justin harrison on January 11th, 2011
In a nutshell north wales is about 30years adrift in comparison to other areas especially the coastal areas ,the denbigshire coastal area is a joke, nothing is done to encougage visitors,the sea front is rundown and a disgrace , mind you i point the finger to the useless bent council officials who does nowt ,businesses on the sea front SHOULD BE FINED, if they dont keep their buildings clean and up to date,its seems that everything about the sea front areas are designed to discourage visitors with the ridiculous amount of double yellow lines and traffic wardens ,(where the hell do they expect vistors to park? )caravan parks seem to be priority which is a shame because rhyl has so much potiential but the council jackasses cant see the wood for the trees, not to mention the broadsband speed which is basically nil due to the durassic exchange and excuses from those in the know but who dont realise they dont know what they thought they knew, the real question is ( WHO THE HELL IS RESPONSIBLE ) ask any ordinary folk and they will tell you they detest these big super markets and the bullshit they try to peddle to the masses,lovely coastal areas without a FAIR? what a waste in my opinion north wales is neglected ,mind you theres a bunch a self made jackasses who calls themselves the welsh assembly who talk alot and does nothing ,in my conclusion i would say north wales is more interested in ripping off the unfortunate motorist who happened to visit these areas rather than look at the overall picture , hava a good day

County Review by cathy on April 4th, 2006
we have been holidaying in and around Caernarfon for the last 30yrs. we love the languge the culture in fact everything in the most peaceful surrroundings, Snowdonia.there is not many roads left to explore now.Yet we always find new places to visit and always feel welcome and so at home.The scenery is breathtaking and never the same twice.There is something for everyone whether you are a child or adult wanting fun or peace. Caernarfon is pretty central for getting to all towns (Portmadoc etc) 6miles out is the aiport and Raf museum and a lovely beach where the sea is clear and you can watch dolphins play also from the airport you can take pleasure trips to see snowdonia from the air. Icould go on for ever but viit and see for yourself that there is nowhere on earth that is as spectacular and as welcoming.Oh and its beauty is still there in the heaveist of downpours

Abergele, North Wales

Review of Abergele by Steve on May 31st, 2010
Maybe its just me that sees this but i live in Abergele but am not from there. I avidily read all I can about Abergele and its history when i get chance and Abergele is always described as an old market town going back hundreds of years. I am from the NW of England and remember well the old market and the only reason my mum and dad visited Abergele. Is the lighting flashing yet! So why in Gods name did some moron allow Tesco to close Abergele? Why dont you allocate some land again and open another Market. You cannot tell me the people of Abergele where for letting Tescos replace the old market! The field inside the Gate house at the bottom of Lon Dirion where they camp in the summer would be perfect. Who owns that land? I am sure it could be organized and utilized all year round therefore paying the owner a tidy rent for the year and not just a few weeks in Summer. Who cares whether you fix the traffic lights or get people to occupy the empty shops!! Get the point its a market town without a market. There is a growing trend to move back to market shopping as people are sick of plastic food so come on stop playing Ostriches and smell the coffee on hopefully a new market space.

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Bala, North Wales

Review of Bala by seymore on September 11th, 2006
had a great stay in bala,lots to see and do,we went water rafting ,cannoing,walking,mountain biking,and did a bit of relaxing, in the evening we went to a small restaurant on the high street called awel yr aran,{look out for it or you will pass it}it is down by the celfi penllyn hardware store,we eat out every night and out of 12 nights we went back there 9 nights we did give the others a try but didnt compare,

Review of Bala by mr & mrs c norman on August 16th, 2006
my husband & i have just spent two nights camping at glynllyn park & it was really beautiful very clean & well kept park. It was our 1st time camping so we were so pleased our friends chose your park.Although there were alot of families on the park it was still so peaceful & so quite.The toilets & shower areas were of the highest standard which was in keeping with the rest of the park.We are hoping to return to visit the park & loverly Bala again in the next few weeks .I will certainly tell all our friends & family about Glynllyn park & the friendly atmospire OH & the friendly Ducks. Chri & Tommy Norman RHYl

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Beddgelert, North Wales

Review of Beddgelert by ray tarling on January 28th, 2010
what a little gem of a village,must be one of the best in snowdonia, hiking,hill walking,mountains wow its great and lots of nice places to stay..

Review of Beddgelert by Hilary Gunn on August 5th, 2009
we have just returned from a week in Beddgelert and despite the weather we have nothing but praise for the place itself, however the accommodation we stayed in was disappointing to say the least. Bryn y felin cottage was booked through Stay in wales and looked charming in the pictures and in the description. The reality was very different. It was small, dark and dirty. It was advertised as being for 6 people but there was only seating for 5 in the lounge and the carpet was too dirty to sit on, one of us had to sit on a hard kitchen chair every night. The "large" table which "will comfortably seat six" did, if 3 of you sat with bent backs. The bath mats were dirty, there was a big greasy patch on the wall above one of the beds and every room had dusty skirting boards and cobwebs. An experience not to be repeated.

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Betws-Yn-Rhos, North Wales

Review of Betws-Yn-Rhos by Mike Charles. on November 18th, 2009
I have used the Wheatsheaf for eating and as a base for 45 years. It is now back to its best. The rooms are rightly priced, clean and comfortable with cooked breakfast or an early continental available. In the pub the food is really good both at lunchtime and in the evening and pensioners get a special deal sometimes. The wine selection and quality is excellent and the prices reasonable. Real ale is always on in the bar and well kept.

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Review of Betws-Yn-Rhos by Mrs Linda Hughes on January 21st, 2008
We had our staff night out at the Wheatcheif Inn in Betws-y-Rhos in December 2007. We didnt really expect the food to be up to much (cause christmas party nights never are) but we were wrong! it was fantastic what a great night! The food was one of the best I have had for ages, tasty ,hot and plenty of it. The staff were so attentive and pleasant and the disco was brill. we will be booking for next year ! A big thank you to Julie and all her staff. xxx

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Bodelwyddan, North Wales

Review of Bodelwyddan by caroline on July 10th, 2010
my father was posted to kinmel camp in bodelwyddan in 1959. in 1961 he was de-mobbed. my parents bought a bungalow in the village, but in 1965 my mother died an untimely death at the age of 39. she is buried in st margarets church. 2 years later we moved to the midlands. i,m now glad to be living in wales again. i have some good memories of bodelwyddan as well as painful. but how it,s changed. the thing i least like is that A55 cutting through the heart of the village, very sad. the castle looks splendid, i remember it as lowther college. my brother,s girlfriend went there . she was the vicar,s daughter. i could go on and on.

Review of Bodelwyddan by Vivien Jones on August 5th, 2006
Castle Grounds and location 5***** stunning. Although the internet is misleading. To view the castle you need to pay a reduced entrance fee of £3.00 pp. Entertainment 4**** very good. Food 2** Carvery selection and presentation very poor but Service 4**** very good but restaurant reminded us of a herd of cattle - tables too close together people sitting almost on top of each other. Accommodation (Patio Room) 2** Room was very dusty - thick dust on curtains, valance and wardrobe. Was cleaned on complaint and then felt comfy. Bed 4**** clean and comfy. Bathroom generally shabby - two tiles off skirting - glued on after reporting situation. Swimming Pool & Spa - lacked sparkle 3*** Generally disappointed - expected more - appears to cater for coach parties (3 were staying there at the time) and 65+ age group and not couples seeking a romantic break for two. We were offered a free bottle of wine but declined - all we wanted was a break in line with the internet picture of this Warner Break.

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Brynford, North Wales

Review of Brynford by Dawn Pearson on February 24th, 2006
I have not visited Brynford for some years - strange as I only live in Flint. However, we took a walk up there some weeks ago and did not realise what we were missing as the area is - I can only explain it as being like a breath of fresh air - not suprising, living in Flint. I must say the highlight of the journey, as you can imagine walking all them miles, was to be greeted in the first and may be only public house we came to (crooked horn) by the most friendliest staff and people I have had the pleasure of meeting for decades. I believe they have not been running it long. I just hope there are there in 2009 as it will take me that long to get my breath back. They made us so welcome - thanks. ***and I only had an orange juice!! .

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Caerwys, North Wales

Review of Caerwys by ANON on September 24th, 2008
Caeswys is the most beautiful place not only in Wales, but anywhere. The people are some of the best I have ever met. I love it there, however, I have been let down by the owners of the Caerwys View holiday home park.They promised to right some things needing attention in my caravan, but,now that I have paid,they have decided not to fulfill their obligations.I hope that potential buyers get all their jobs done and check that they have been done well before any money changes hands!

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Cerrigydrudion, North Wales

Review of Cerrigydrudion by elfed jones on March 9th, 2006
lived in cerrig for 5 yearsin early 1950s.some famouspeople are closely connected with this village of 800.any further info welcomed.they are mrs wagner,wife of the german composer;garibaldi,liberator of italy;joyce grenfell,who is remembered living in the lodge at bwlch,the grenfell home;;jack glan gors,who entertained london literati in his tavernin the 18th century;an accordion player in a well known1930s band,whose house was in between the felin and bryn aber.

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Cilcain, North Wales

Review of Cilcain by stan cotter on May 18th, 2009
have visited cilcain many times since the early sixties when i first visited by cycle. have been on many occasions since(normally to visit the whitehorse) it is a beautiful spot in the world were you can relax and declutter yourself the pub serves a fine selection of ales wines and spirits and also meals all served by mein host peter have been many times and will undoubtedly visit again

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Dolgellau, North Wales

Review of Dolgellau by tracey swarbrick on July 22nd, 2010
only visited a few times but the place has etched itself in my mind. its calm feel freedom seems to surround u. with a warm welcome home feel. its vast nature surround and property staggered ,makes u think about the folk who live there. the town itself seems to transport me back in time to the everyone knew each other and visiting u locl town was a social occasion. def will be returning .even might dwell on living there in future time.

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Dolwyddelan, North Wales

Review of Dolwyddelan by lisa collins on April 27th, 2010
my family stayed in the village of dolwyddelan for 9 days at a lovelly cottage - april 2010 - i didnt want to go home - it was so peacefull - we come from south east london and all i can say is - how lucky are welsh people to have such a fantastic country! - i have no complaints just praise - we were made feel very welcome by everybody! the local shop even passers by! the views and lanscape just leaves you speechless! we have already booked to come back again this year - and cant wait - there is so much to do locally and further out - the walks are stunning as are the drives! the silence is actually golden and well what else can i say but you HAVE to come yourself to see what i mean! lisa x

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Holyhead, North Wales

Review of Holyhead by Alan on August 10th, 2006
The Britannia Inn (known locally as the Branch) is a friendly pub with customer age from early 20's upwards. Good standard of friendly pool played every night Karaoke every Friday evening

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Llanbedr, North Wales

Review of Llanbedr by caron skilling on August 22nd, 2010
we have been staying at shell island for many years, on and of. Wejust love the area and dont live that far away,but the more we go there the dissapointed we get. The owners are not interested in you at all, I think it is just a means to an end for them. I have never seen showers so dirty in all my born days, the white shower curtain was actually orange and mould colour,hair in the plug hole, mud and water all over the floor and the smell was something else! There are broken glass bottles in the beautiful sand dunes. Cigarette buts every where by the seating area, the very large rubbish bins are not concealed what so ever!Oh and this time we went we didnt have water at certain times of the day! never before has that happened. And as for bank holidays, dont even go there!once you have cued for about 6-8 hours to get on the chances are some one will put their tent as close as possible to yours so much for 20 meters!!!And biggest moan of all BEWARE there are theives operating in the area so watch your things carefully.Other than that its not too bad! OH they dont empty the bins enough either.

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Llandrillo, North Wales

Review of Llandrillo by colin roberts on October 24th, 2006
lovely village just needs a good lick of paint...

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Llangollen, North Wales

Review of Llangollen by anon on January 4th, 2008
the wild pheasant hotel now has a hair dressing salon

Review of Llangollen by Nancy Bronwell on January 30th, 2006
Been there seven times (from U.S.) One of the most charming and beautiful places I have EVER visited and I've traveled widely. I particularly liked the Wine Bar, the Corn Mill (both delicious food) and for shopping, NOTHING beats the unique Welsh Country Crafts Shop at 37 Castle Street. Their upscale merchandise almost destroyed my entire tour budget for lovely things to bring back to my friends and family.

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Llanrwst, North Wales

Review of Llanrwst by peter jenkinson on August 1st, 2008
We where staying in maenan on the same road you are located, just by chance where paid your establishment a visit, well what a fantastic surprise, the food was fantastic, and the price is on a par with pub meals in your area or even cheaper in some cases, my brother and his wife where with us from canada and they could not believe the way the meals where prepared and served, all your staff where fantastic, we ended up eating there 3 nights in a row, we tols oud freinds and family about it and some of them have visited you already, theu all think the same, what we can't understand why you dont advertise more, unless you are that busy you don't need to, well once again thank you for making our trip to Wales a most enjoyable one, Peter.

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Mold, North Wales

Review of Mold by r evans on February 25th, 2011
fantastic market

Review of Mold by David Swindle on October 30th, 2007
I stayed in Mold, back in 1980 for 4 months. I will never forget the people there, and how welcome I felt. I stayed at a B&B called Tan-y-Brun. It may not even exist anymore. I remember how it rained the entire month of October, but people were always out and about. I got so sick that fall, and if not for the people who ran the B&B I might have never gotten well. Some day I may return for a visit. David Swindle Carson City Nevada USA.

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Morfa Nefyn, North Wales

Review of Morfa Nefyn by LEANNE on December 20th, 2009
YOU CANT BEAT THE SCENERY AT MORFA NEFYN BEACH,ANF THE TY COCH PUB IS JUST BEAUTIFUL, MY TAID IS A LOCAL LOBSTER FISHERMAN HERE TOO ON HIS BOAT CALLED BUUCCANEER, ITS THE YELLOW ONE OUT IN THE BAY WHICH I GO OUT ON SOMETIMES.THERES ALSO A GREAT GOLF COURSE HERE TOO FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOLF.AND MY UNCLE RENTS OUT HIS HOUSE IN MORFA NEFYN TO VISITORS ITS CALLED TERFYN COACH HOUSE AND IS HUGE WITHITS OWN SAUNA AND LOVELY TOO.THANK YOU VERY MUCH FROM LEANNE AGED 9,

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Pensarn, North Wales

Review of Pensarn by robbie and bernadette on January 3rd, 2009
stayed there lots of times made very welcome by gaynor would recomend to anyone looking for somewhere were theres plenty of places to go.

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Pontllyfni, North Wales

Review of Pontllyfni by Jane beesley on September 7th, 2009
Brilliant place its got a great beach and village were you can go for some fab walks.we miss the shop but there,s allways tesco.i have been going there for a long time as mum has got a caravan witch i have had happy memories and many more.

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Prestatyn, North Wales

Review of Prestatyn by D L JONES on June 8th, 2006
PRESTATYN G C IS ONE OF THE BEST LINKS COURSES IN WALES' THE GREENS ARE PLAYED ON THROUGH OUT THE YEAR REAL TEST OF GOLF AND EASY ON LEGS TO WALK

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St George, North Wales

Review of St George by JOHN HUNT on August 28th, 2007
Stopped for lunch 2 years ago & had a lovely meal, new owners had just taken over & place was being remodelled. Very filling & reasonable price. Stopped there at the weekend for lunch - 27/8/07 - meal was 5* but portions were small, food menu (2 pages) was limited (4 main courses) though wine list was extensive (3 pages) & their prices are a bit high.

Review of St George by Johnny C on October 16th, 2006
Little gem of a place in a fairly unpleasant part of Wales (i.e. within spitting distance of Rhyll). It's set back in the hills across the A55. St. George is a lovely little viallage and the Kimnel Arms is a very old pub. Beer is excellent, and it's been thoughtfully decorated, quite bright and modern but not tacky in any way. The food is also excellent, gastropub rather than a pub lunch. It's not too expensive either. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area. If you've put up with the fast-food slop and fizzy watered down lager that gets dished out in the seaside resorts nearby such as Rhyll and Towyn, a trip here is a welcome restorative.

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Tremadog, North Wales

Review of Tremadog by MR D DOWNS on May 19th, 2008
I have been a visitor to Tremadog for over47yrs I have seen it grow and change ,and made many good friends there. Time to take my grandson to stay in the Madoc hotel and show him the the site's .Booked in for the night great,or so I thought,what a shock to the system,ill fitting carpets should have been enough of a give away with 2&3 inch rucks,cracked window (dirty cracked window)or the wall paper hanging off "yuk" was my grandsons word,but the last straw was the cockroach on the window sill,time to leave the once great hotel,the one thing about the cockroach was at least it was dead The reason I have wrote this is that there was no pride in the place ,and Wales needs to atract people ,not turn them away by having filthy hotels

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Tudweiliog, North Wales

Review of Tudweiliog by sandra ramsden on May 3rd, 2006
i have just visited the lion hotel at tudweiliog for the weekend, having stayed there several times before, what can i stay!! the food is great the people are so freindly, the rooms are really comfy and cosy, and the scenery is out of this world, it just takes your breath away.so, if you need to chill out and relax, then head for the lion at tudweiliog, you certainly wont be disappointed

North Yorkshire Reports

County Review by M E Goddard on June 27th, 2007
Vennell's Restaurant, Masham I have travelled very widely in Europe, American and Australasia and have dined in many fine restaurants. This restaurant is superb. If it was in London it would be booked solid for weeks. The food is the best I have ever come across. The pannacotta desert is a world beater. M E Goddard

Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

Review of Ampleforth by Sue Frank on February 21st, 2011
We were coming to a wedding at Ampleforth Abbey and wanted somewhere to stay local. About 2 miles down the road we found Carr House Farm which is between Ampleforth and Wass. We were very satisfied with the rooms and service we received and thought you may like to know about it. It was clean ,friendly and the breakfast was very good . We had time to take one of their dogs for a walk and we enjoyed this very much.We would certainly go again and will tell our friends about this place. Their website is www.carrhousefarm.co.uk.

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Askrigg, North Yorkshire

Review of Askrigg by margie wood on February 12th, 2011
I love this village, stayed at Catleap, thweate Holme in farm cottsge, loved the Thwseats and their hospitality, this was years ago, Pauline and Maureen sisters owened the B&B on their farm. Hope they are still there, It was a lovely place to spend the summer, clean lots of room, very private. central to the Dales. Wish I could go back there. Margie Wood

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Carnforth, North Yorkshire

Review of Carnforth by ray on October 9th, 2007
Carnforth has the advantage of being the gateway to the South Lakes,situated adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales and being on the northern edge of Morecambe Bay. Carnforths location is advantageous for those who love the country side,stunning views, walking (including cross bay walks with the famous Cedric Robinson),the Pennines,Silverdale and many other local beauty spots.There is of course the nature reserve at Leighton Moss where thousands of birds stop off for food and rest.Morecambe Bay also attracts many visitors od the 'twitching' variety who also enjoy the spectacle of birds feeding on the mud flats. Carnforth also boasts the railway museum where trips on steam trains can be had. The canal which runs thru Carnforth has some of the most spectacular views to be seen anywhere of the Bay and Lake district mountains(especially when the sun dips and the sky turns orange, pink and red. The sunsets are truly splendid and are a must for any visitor. There are a plethora of eating and drinking places offering the very best of local cuisine. Carnforth is well worth more than a short visit.It has a great deal for the visitor to discover.

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Egton Bridge, North Yorkshire

Review of Egton Bridge by John & Sue.Wigan on July 9th, 2009
We visited The Horse Shoe Hotel,Egton Bridge in July 09.For location,hospitality and good food,this is North Yorkshire's best kept secret.

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Filey, North Yorkshire

Review of Filey by Joan on August 7th, 2009
if you like Indian food then Filey Tandoori is a must, it has no license so take your own booze, Filey has something for everyone and the children will love the rock pools down at cobble landing. going back again soon

Review of Filey by Andy Stork on June 27th, 2008
Filey is the perfect place for family holidays with a diversity of shops, cafes, resturants, pubs, the best fish & chips in Yorkshire,miles of clean open sandy beach perfect for that summer dip in the sea, and cliff walks and just a few miles from the Yorkshire wolds, Dales & moors. So what are you waiting for? Come and see us this summer.

Review of Filey by leanne on April 22nd, 2008
i am getting married on the 11th june and i am going to primrose vally after befor i go on my honeymoon as i love this place kids old young you will love it something for everyone to do and just a short drive to bridlington

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Grassington, North Yorkshire

Review of Grassington by stewart odgers on September 26th, 2007
Hi I was born in skipton but lived in grassington until 1960 we moved to blackburn.moved to ozzie in 67 i came over in 77 stayed in blackburn spent a lot of time in grassington.My dad skim odgers loved the pub along with mates jack mulldoon.brothewr george & mary the parkers i i recall i spent new yrs eve there in 77 good beer good friends the recognised me as skims boy love grassington dad is still prodding alon 79 this year i believe the chaney family still run it or was it rita?? i hope to get back soon with family hopefully to be cheeky do you have any memrobillia i am builing a bar and want to decorate it cheers stewart odgers

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Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Review of Harrogate by vikki hayes on April 7th, 2010
Harrogate was not as nice as I imagined. Hearing how clean and colourful it is was completely the opposite to what I saw when I visited for a weekend to a friend's. It wasn't as clean, bright and colourful, and the shops were not any different to most other large towns. York and Ilkley have a Betty's tea room so the tea room in Harrogate is just another. I was also shocked at the condition and drabness of the houses and buildings surrounding the actual town. Quite a mess to be honest. There's also it's fair share of council areas and litter on streets. I also found some people not very friendly and gave the impression of cliquishness. A lot don't smile neither. Harrogate was supposed to be fairly up market but I'm sorry to say I have seen up market places and Harrogate is far from it. The traffic was also a big shock to see so much. First and last visit for me.

Review of Harrogate by Francis P Pumford on May 27th, 2009
Just come back from a week in a motorhome on the Harrogate Showground.A town that I really liked,retained the character & pleasant streets,buildings & shops that a lot of other towns have foolishly lost.The frequent showers of last week didn't dampen the pleasure we had.Using the excellent bus services from the local bus station,we visited other close by towns through the beautiful countryside,travelling through picturesque villages.The only chrititism I would have is a town with CITY priced beer.

Review of Harrogate by vince cooper on November 17th, 2008
Harrogate. A wonderful place to visit both for shops and scenery. Strongly recommend a short stay at Nidd hall..... fantastic.

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Hovingham, North Yorkshire

Review of Hovingham by Gary Edgar on April 28th, 2009
Hovingham is a beautiful location for a UK break with its scenic walks and cycling routes. There is a bakery/tea rooms, general store and an ethical store/web cafe. In fact McConnell Thomas was recently 9th in the Independent's Top 50 delis in the UK. Hovingham Hall also opens to the public and attracts people from across the country.

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Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire

Review of Hutton Rudby by pauline rovardi on March 28th, 2009
The Bay Horse at HuttonRugdby is a fantastic place to eat Matthew the owner chef is passionate about food and everything on the menu is cooked to perfection .I would strongly reccomend the steak sandwhich with proper homemade chips which is served at lunchtime its to die for!!!!

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Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire

Review of Kirkbymoorside by Ann Freedman on August 22nd, 2007
Attractive and spacious room with good attention to detail. Very peaceful. Only shame was that breakfast had to be taken at 8.30 on the dot (in the conservatory) so, if we wanted breakfast, we couldn't enjoy a relaxing lie in. More flexibility from the owner would have been appreciated.

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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Review of Knaresborough by Dean Jones on June 7th, 2006
Knaresborough has arguable the most photographed railway viaduct in the country. It's a pictureresque village/small town set on the top of a hill just outside Harrogate. A visit to Harrogate should definitely culminate in a trip to Knaresborough. Select a nice sunny day and you are guaranteed a very pleasant day out. The river Nidd runs through the village and set up on the hill side is the remains of a castle. The view from here is stunning. There are a number of activities to enjoy in Knaresborough including afternoon tea, boating on the river and a trip to Mother Shipton's Cave.

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Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Review of Leyburn by Chris on May 28th, 2007
visited Bolton Castle last week (Wednesday) I am afraid this ancient monument is very unloved, In their defence it was very early in the season but the castle was empty very most room where empty with nothing but a room in need of care and attention. This castle is privately owned and it seems to me that they are desprately in need of financial input, it is a big shame. Hope to see it in better condition next time.

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Malton, North Yorkshire

Review of Malton by Denis Shaw on October 22nd, 2009
We as a group of about 20 belonging to the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association have had an annual meal at the Middleton Arms Hotel in North Grimston Malton North Yorkshire and I can only say that the food and treatment we receive has always been excellent and would reccomend it to anybody.

Review of Malton by joseph vinson on March 5th, 2009
it is the best

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Masham, North Yorkshire

Review of Masham by Jackie Danby on October 18th, 2008
We love Masham it is a very quaint yorkshire village. We have our caravan on a site at West Tanfield near Ripon, Sleningford Watermill for 6 months of the year and feel it is our second home. We are often to be found in the border tea rooms in masham on a wednesday lunch time having a brunch before we have to set off back to home and work. I tried to call into the information centre last week although it was a Thursday and did'nt realise you were closed. I wanted some information on the Christmas fair in December as we usually make a trip up to Masham before Christmas to get homemade chocs and visit the wonderful delicatesan there for fancy little pressys. I wonder if you could possible send me details by e-mail of when the xmas fair's are taking place. Thanks from a lover of you village.

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North Stainley, North Yorkshire

Review of North Stainley by jim griffin on September 27th, 2006
pretty, compact,clean...excellent shop, friendly staff..j

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Pickering, North Yorkshire

Review of Pickering by Lisa on July 25th, 2011
Pickering is great destination, just on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors it makes a great base for exploring this beautiful National Park as well as the Coast with clean beaches, many having a blue flag. From Pickering you can catch the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which snakes up through the moors stopping at Grosmont and Goathland where Heartbeat the TV series was filmed.

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Ripon, North Yorkshire

Review of Ripon by Chris on May 28th, 2007
visited Fountains abbey and water garden last week (Thursday) outstanding could not fault this place, it is amazing extremely well looked after and well worth the money. Can not wait to see it again.

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Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Review of Scarborough by stuart hartley on August 29th, 2011
if you want a good meal, you cant go past the highlander hotel on the cliffs above the harbour. good music of the soul and jazz variety has no greater champion and historian and collector than the local dj alan parry look him up.

Review of Scarborough by chris on July 7th, 2009
what a wonderful coast.good shopping within a comfortable distance.quirky market in the old town with an hidden gem underneath.fantastic working artists & people making all sorts of wonderful things.well worth a visit.

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Skipton, North Yorkshire

Review of Skipton by maralyn on June 19th, 2009
Abbotts Harbour - the best home cooked food around. Top quality food. Ample portions and good selection of choice. A warm welcome from the staff, and many original quirky features of times gone by. Served in comfortable farmhouse style. Well recommended.

Review of Skipton by Mrs. Christine Roberts on September 15th, 2007
I always loved going to Skipton with my mother when I was a little girl and I have many fond memories of shopping at the market in Skipton. I especially remember a store which every Easter sold delicious chocolate eggs which were beautifully decorated with icing. A great treat for myself and my brother. The years were l950 to 1953 and we lived in Earby. In 1953 we immigrated to Canada. In August of 2007 my brother and I visited Earby after a absence of 54 years. We couldn't wait to visit Skipton and we were not disappointed as very little has changed over the years and the village was as quaint as we remembered. My cousin (Susan and Roy Veevers from Earby) who we stayed with bought us pork pies from a little meat shop near the market and they were the best pies we have ever tasted. Very impressed to see the Leeds and Liverpool Canal boat cruises - although we didn't have time to go on the boats. We bought England T-Shirts from a stall in the market and ended up having tea in a lovely little restaurant. Skipton is absolutely beautiful and if I ever have the opportunity to come back to England - Skipton will be on my have to visit list. Canada is a beautiful country but they don't have your Yorkshire Dales. Kindest regards.

Review of Skipton by Matthew Brannan on March 5th, 2007
This is simply to let everyone know of a fantastic little restaurant/cafe on the Canal side in East Marton. Abbots Harbour is a rustic old farm type building and the restaurant is situated in a converted cow shed which has wooden beams and uneven floors-now the best bit.... the food is cooked to order, so get a drink and sit back taking in the atmosphere or take time to talk to the many visitors who are usually seasoned campaigners to the food and return like migrating swans.(watch out for the pair who live on the canal. The Sunday roast is a four course affair with a choice of harty soups to start the session off followed by beef that simply falls off your fork and can be eaten with a spoon! then there are the 4 main vegatables, enough for four people and there is only two of us. Well if you can squeeze anymore in there is the old favorites of apple pie and custard made with milk and not the instant stuff you get everywhere else or home made chocolate cake with cream or ice cream if you don't like these there are several other gut busting puddings!!!. To finish you are served a fresh pot of tea which again feeds 4 so one gallon of tea later you need to visit the Monks or Nuns small room! The bill comes to £25 which might be a little exspensive if you are on a tight budget but as a treat once a month or when you can afford it go allong and give the place a go. If you don't think the food is any good let me know and I will give you the money back! Or at least visit you if your pschiatrist allows it.

Review of Skipton by Frank on July 14th, 2006
The church of the Holy Trinity is a special place to spend a quiet moment to reflect. Its splendid architecture is a marvellous sight to see, and I never tire of its splendour.

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Staithes, North Yorkshire

Review of Staithes by sharon on May 7th, 2009
Staithes is an attractive seaside village nestling at the foot of a raggedy edged cliff, on the eastern side of Yorkshire. It dates far back into history with a strong maritime legacy, the harbour once saw hundreds of fishing boats, and smugglers, although today's visitors are tourists, and artists enjoying the stunning location. There is a hotch potch of red roofed, whitewashed cottages lining the cobbled roads, and an eclectic smattering of shops, art galleries and antique shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants offering a warm welcome. There is also a chance to see the house that was Captain Cook's home when he worked in the village as a grocer's apprentice before joining the Navy. The charming scene of colourful boats moored in Staithes Beck which courses through the village is hard to beat, and has often inspired writers and poets. As are the winding narrow alley ways with attractive houses and cottages radiating from the High Street which runs from the top of the hill to the harbour. Rarely the fresh feel of sea breezes and the sound of many seabirds can be beaten, unless it's a stroll along the pathway at the harbours edge, or the stunning countryside close by.

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Sutton-on-the-Forest, North Yorkshire

Review of Sutton-on-the-Forest by Nicky Seymour on March 11th, 2007
I grew up in Sutton over 40 years ago and remember it with great affection. I've just got home from a four day break in York and of course spent an afternoon in my favourite village. It has been 25 years since I was there last and, apart from a couple of new properties on Main Street and the school having been extended, nothing has changed. I wanted to knock on doors and say "Hello, I'm back!" But it was all so peaceful I just quietly left with my memories.

Review of Sutton-on-the-Forest by Julia Smart on October 2nd, 2006
wonderful little village! we stayed at the Blackwell Ox Inn as we couldn't find any decent accomadation in York. We warmed to the idea of using Sutton on the Forest as our base for our weekend in York, so much so in fact that we never left the village! Two wonderful little pubs in one village; the Rose & Crown which had a decent seafood menu and lovely surroundings, but the jewel of the village has to be the pub where we stayed, the Blackwell Ox. Wonderful food & lovely staff, and the accomadation was an unexpected treat for a countryside pub. Sutton park was a delight and had an excellent tea room. we shall certainly return here, and maybe pop into York next time!

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Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Review of Thirsk by lucy kent on October 5th, 2009
I HAVE BEEN TO THIRSK AND I THINK THAT IT IS BRILLIANT. I THINK THE WORLD OF JAMES HERRIOT IS FANTASTIC, I HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL, I AM DEFFINATLEY COMING HERE AGAIN!!!

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Tollerton, North Yorkshire

Review of Tollerton by Ian Jackson on April 10th, 2007
Each year Tollerton has a Horticultural Show on the village playing fields which provides great entertainment for both adults and children. This year there will also be an Open Gardens & Artsfest on Sunday June 3rd. Details of all events can be found at www.tollerton.net.

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West Burton, North Yorkshire

Review of West Burton by John Cuthbert on April 14th, 2010
Stopped at the Fox and Hounds for a lunchtime drink and something to eat onApril 13 th 2010 after 50 years of cycling and driving past the village. A lovely situation and a smashing, friendly pub. The food was excellent and was exactly what it said it was, no pretentions, with some of the best chips I've had in an 'eatery' for a long time. To be recommended to anyone as first class value for money. The beer wasn't bad either!

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Whitby, North Yorkshire

Review of Whitby by Jess on April 20th, 2011
With it's long sandy beaches, fossil filled cliffs, national park moorland, ancient monuments, beautiful hills and valleys, and all steeped in history, everywhere, Whitby makes an ideal family holiday destination. There's something for everyone. Good surfing, and bathing in the sea at Whitby, Sandsend and Staithes. Some nice sandstone outcrops offer reasonable rock climbing. A disused railway and nearby national forest offer excellent locations for cycling, mountain biking, and orienteering. Excellent fishing is available in the sea and rivers. Walking and hiking to all of these venues is also highly recommended and for the more sedate traveler, the entire area is wonderful to drive around, with fantastic views round most bends of most roads. For the younger visitor Whitby offers excellent night-life with many outstanding and very popular pubs. If you're a bit of a food lover, then Whitby has many establishments that will appeal to your palette, serving food from your classic traditionally smoked kipper and fish and chips, to fantastic five star cuisine. During the summer there are many exciting events which will be of interest to the family with young children. The "Whitby Regatta", for example, offers three days of amusements, parades, fairground rides and even the red arrows. Whatever the weather, whatever the season, there's always something to see or do

Review of Whitby by Jess on April 20th, 2011
The impressive ruins of Whitby Abbey have breathtaking panoramic views of the town of Whitby and the surrounding coastline. From Whitby Harbour the abbey can be reached on foot via the 199 Abbey Steps up the East Cliff, and through the church yard of St Mary's Church. Alternatively a well signposted road leads from the towns outskirts to the clifftop location. There is chargeable parking close to the abbey grounds. Near the abbey ruins are the remains of the Cholmley family mansion, built after Henry VIII supresssion of the abbey. The impressive classical facade now houses an award winning visitor's centre. The centre displays fascinating finds from Anglo-saxon, medieval and the Cholmley periods. There are many interactive activites and an audio tour of the abbey grounds. Courtesy of Wonderful Whitby

Review of Whitby by phil on August 7th, 2007
one word MAGIC

Northamptonshire Reports

Badby, Northamptonshire

Review of Badby by kusturk on January 1st, 2010
poor old badby,,,maltsters has finally gone,, last successfull owners left 4/5 years ago and it went into a rapid decline now we hear the other pub has problems,,,, says a lot for badby residents who are soon to lose not only their post office but both pubs !!

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Brackley, Northamptonshire

Review of Brackley by Carole Quinn on January 9th, 2009
Found Brackley by chance when visiting a relative. Lovely little town quite friendly.There was a farmers market which I think is once a month. Found a lovely village pub just outside Brackley through Halse in the village of Marston St. Lawrence called the Marston Inn. Had a lovely meal and sat by the log fire very cosy. Can recommend a vist to Brackley on a nice day and dont forget the pub.!!

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Corby, Northamptonshire

Review of Corby by Rebecca on October 17th, 2007
What I expect from any new restaurant on Rockingham Road in Corby with its smart address and highly competitive location is a something either very different or something really classic. On first sight, it didn’t feel particularly this was either one or the other. The restaurant’s interior is cool and sleek with stylish modern furniture and clever soft lighting. What gave it away as an Indian were the little pink carnations and the super friendly welcome from a very hospitable manager. We ordered the house wine, which was a hardys Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a steal at £8.95, a bottle especially compared to London and Birmingham restaurants that I frequent. We had to ask for the wine bucket but then happily settled into looking at the menu and that is when we realised it wasn’t trying to be anything but a good classic Indian restaurant. All the usual dishes were represented and so we set about trying some of the suggested recommended items like the Garlic Murg (Chicken) or Naga Moris Chicken (chicken marinated in bengali hot pepper, ginger and garlic paste and served on a sizzler. Mouthwateringly hot is what the menu describes it as). These were new to me, but we also ordered some favourites like Tarka Daal and Peshwari Naan. Waiting for the food, waiting for our order and waiting for our wine was surprising and that’s when I noticed that these guys do a killer take away business too. At least when the food arrived it was really fantastic and everything it should have been. Delicious flavours, strong spices and good portions gave us little to find fault with. Later chatting to the owner, Mohammed, we were pleased to find out that there are plans to deal with the success of both operations and size up the provision for both types of service. This for me is good news for the locals because now they have a great take away and a great local restaurant with very reasonable prices. The Royal Tandoori definitely has the makings of a perfect modern classic Indian restaurant.

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Croughton, Northamptonshire

Review of Croughton by Mike and Kathy Berna on January 3rd, 2008
Lived in your beautiful village for 4 years (1967-1971) and will always remember it with great affection. Two of our three children were born while we lived in "The Red Cottage" on High St. All residents were very friendly to us Yanks, and we will never forget, especially Basil and Jean Coles who became our extended family. We try to remain as current as we can by reading the Croughton newsletter. I cannot believe how our tiny village has grown up in last 35-40 years. When we lived there it seemed as if everything had been unchanged for a hundred years. I remember well the "Blackbird" and "White Horse" watering holes and the family atmosphere in both of them. A far cry from the attitudes in our bars. Thanks for all the memories, Croughton Village.

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Kettering, Northamptonshire

Review of Kettering by miss wilson on September 4th, 2007
Beautiful location.Stunning architecture and interiors.Delicious lunch and excellent wines. A very good choice for lunch in an area lacking decent restaurants. Karen of London

Review of Kettering by Sam on April 1st, 2007
I stayed in The Royal whilst working over in Kettering. Lovely hotel and very friendly and helpful staff. I would definatly stop there again. The room had everything i needed and the breakfast in the morning was out of this world!

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Northampton, Northamptonshire

Review of Northampton by intensive care gal on March 17th, 2006
i was born and bred in northampton.i have moved about since then but there is nowhere quite like it!!!

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Oundle, Northamptonshire

Review of Oundle by cyril cunningham on October 28th, 2010
my family lived in Southwick and my Wife and Daughter worked at AMP'S Groceries Store until we came tosTH aUSTRALIA in 2003. it is a beautiful County Town and we loved it. we shopped a lot in that lovely town and we still miss it after 47 years.best regards Cyril Cunningham & FAMILY. all the best tol all our old friends .

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Tiffield, Northamptonshire

Review of Tiffield by Kev Corcoran on January 1st, 2010
A quiet, peaceful village just off the A43 and four miles from junction 15a of the M1 motorway, Tiffield lies six miles from Northampton and four miles from Silverstone in beautiful rural South Northamptonshire. Also reached easily and directly via the A43 is junction ten of the M40. The historic former Roman town of Towcester, with its supermarkets, restaurants and bars is just one and a half miles away. The village has its church, its school and its pub, The George, a free house with its delightful low beamed bar, a truly outstanding array of fine ales and an excellent reputation for good home cooked food. This small, quiet and friendly village also has its own privately owned vineyard, and a farm outlet for high quality meats direct to customer. Visitors to Silverstone Circuit are welcome at Jill's Country B&B, where three double rooms are available, and Tiffield's Pocket Park, maintained by local volunteers, provides for very pleasant walks at any time of the year. Whether visiting, stopping over, or just looking for a welcome break from a journey, you will always be sure of a warm welcome in this lovely village.

Review of Tiffield by Jane on April 5th, 2007
Tiffield is a small welcoming, friendly village just off the A43 between Towcester and Northampton. One village school, a church and just the one public house where all are ensured of a warm, helpful welcome. Lovely garden, plenty of parking and currently undergoing some refurbishment. Very social village, Christmas Dinner Dance, Children's Halloween party, Easter Hunt at the Pub, bi-monthly quizzes, gardening club, traditional pub games, a social league, Boules and Northamptonshire Skittles. 05/04/2007

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Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire

Review of Titchmarsh by Keith Dart on October 1st, 2010
I and my pals on landing at RAF Bentwaters in 1944 asked where the nearest pub was and was told Titchmarsh,we borrowed bikes and cycled into the village and went to the pub but i can't remember tha name.We were made very welcome and played your type of skittles with some land army girls. it was the best beer we had tasted for a long time.The next day we cycled in and was stopped by a policeman and charged with riding without lights and was fined 10 bob at Thrapston court,ht we still went the next night but left our bikes a little way out,great memories.

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West Haddon, Northamptonshire

Review of West Haddon by JUNE WHITE on September 6th, 2013
A lovely village well worth a visit. Strong community spirit. Carnival on 7th September. Exhibitions in the church at various times. Another pub/hotel is the Pychley Hotel which specialises in steak dinners but also caters for small appetites. Family run with lovely staff.

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Woodford, Northamptonshire

Review of Woodford by robert Watkins on July 13th, 2006
I lived in Woodford 1962-65 while in USAF, stationed at RAF Alconbury. Happy days. I live in Kentucky. I have photographs (but no names) of locals I befriended while living there and would like to get in touch with someone in Woodford who might recognize a person in photos (will e-mail). I plan to visit Woodford autumn '06 or '07. Would like to hear from anyone who lives there now. Best regards, robert Watkins, Glendale, Ky. atticus4now@aol.com

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Alnwick, Northumberland

Review of Alnwick by Pete B on April 9th, 2006
The image of Alnwick Castle has now become global through a certain young wizard, but as I was growing up in the 1980's this beautiful building was included in the hilarious Medieval comedy, The Blackadder. Sometimes known as 'The Windsor of the north' [I've also heard it called 'The Arundel of the north'] it is set in glorious surroundings, with the town a short distance away. Nowadays quite peaceful, it was'nt always so..and was in the firing line of English-Scottish hostilities.

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Amble, Northumberland

Review of Amble by Lynn Eltringham on May 25th, 2009
Stayed at the schooner inn for two nights may22 to may 24 it was the best b/b i have stayed in would recommend this b/b breakfast was superb too much but so filling did not need any other meal the rest of the day people (locals )so freindly will defenitley go back to the schooner

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Blyth, Northumberland

Review of Blyth by Bronwynn on March 24th, 2011
Having visited Blyth beach this week I have to congratulate Blyth Valley Borough Council on their development of the beach area. Free parking was a real advantage and the children’s play area was a delight. The beach huts are a welcome site and the chance to rent them for the day is fantastic. The sand looked clean and although I am not a lover of dogs on the beach it was good to see them also having so much fun. I would suggest restrictions placed as to which beach they can use. The opportunities for families to go and enjoy free facilities that support positive mental health, is a joy to see. Blyth has been a part of my life for the last 50 years and still visit on a regular basis. Although the beach has been run down for a number of years and at times saddened me that the local council did not see the value in investment I am pleased to find that this has changed over the past couple of years. I am a little concerned at the appearance of junk food vans as this may run the risk of the good work done becoming another tacky tourist spot. Look for other business opportunities, don’t just think of the cash today, and continue to invest for a happy, healthy, sustainable future for all generations to enjoy. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Review of Blyth by Nora Davison on March 19th, 2009
My family and I moved from Blyth to the Midlands in 1977 because of the threat of closure of Bates pit, we still visit because we have a lot of family in Blyth. I was in Blyth from 14th - 17th March 09, I was quite dissapointed to see tha local market place, I have wonderful memories of Blyth market, Woolies and (PLR school), not all changes are for the better, I like the Keel Row shoping arcade but where have all the market traders gone? I feel Blyth hardly lives up to the name of a market town.

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Choppington, Northumberland

Review of Choppington by brian besford on September 1st, 2009
i was born at choppington 1937 moved away 1952 i still think it was the best time of my life living their i had a lot friends who i still think yet

Review of Choppington by john besford on October 13th, 2008
i was born in eastgate in 1939 i lived at no 16 eastgate i recently visited the area in 2007 i was very interested to see that it has kept a lot of its old charm it is the first time i have been back some 55 years i would like if there is anyone still living in the area from that era i have a brother called brian and a late sister called dorreen i have recently been in contact with john young & joe jobson . my brother and i went back to our old school at guidepost and were given a very warm welcome by all the staff we intend to arrange a visit to our first school which was at choppington . i will contact you again when i collect a few things that may be of interest to you yours john besford

Review of Choppington by brian besford on October 10th, 2008
born at choppington 1937 moved away 1952 loved the people had a great time with a lot of friends often go back to see it

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Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland

Review of Cornhill on Tweed by David Baker on August 12th, 2009
A Village website is at www.cornhill-on-tweed.org.uk and may be be a source of information to visitors and residents alike.

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Gilsland, Northumberland

Review of Gilsland by Paul Barton on April 12th, 2006
Stardling the Cumbria Northumberland county boundary lies Gilsland. It sits on the picturesque River Irthing which was a favourite place for Sir Walter Scott. He is reputed to have proposed to his wife here at the 'popping stones' which can be found in the delightful river gorge close to the Gilsland Spa. He visited the area often and based some of his characters around some of the local. Megs Merrilees perhaps being the most notorious.In Roman times there was a magnificent viaduct across the river - sadly not visible anymore, but the Hadrian's wall National Trail with its purpose built footbridge keeps faithfully to the line of the Wall through the village. The Victorians built the Carlisle to Newcastle railway through the Wall here but thankfully left the Poltross Burn Milecastle almost intact tucked away behind a bridge.

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Hexham, Northumberland

Review of Hexham by David Dawber on May 16th, 2009
I must give a good report of the Station Inn at Hexham. I had a lunch there on Monday 11 May 2009 and it was the best fish, chips and peas I have had for a very long time. I will recommend it.

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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

Review of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea by H & P Allick on July 12th, 2008
Visit to Newbiggin-by-the Sea July 9/11 2008 Very inpressed with the beach and area allong with the locale people we met. We disided to make it or place to stay whilst visiting other areas of Northumberland. We were fortunate to find the Captains Lodge Guest House situated on the bay front The front bed room overlooking the bay was superb and very well accommodated the proprietor Mrs. K Mills was very helpful the breakfast's were excellent. secure parking for our car was also an extra that most guest houses do not have. Well done to Newbiggin and its people.

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Seahouses, Northumberland

Review of Seahouses by rene warren on September 13th, 2007
I have loved Seahouses and Bamburgh since we came on a caravan holiday 40 years ago. I come up often to walk the pier, smell the air, just relax. Walk for hours on Bamburgh beach, have lunch. Try it folks its the best.

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Warden, Northumberland

Review of Warden by J Walker on August 22nd, 2010
Nice place, shame about the food at the boatside inn. Sunday lunch 22/08/2010 Tried to book for lunch.... only 3pm available ok that will do. Arrived at 2.45 and were seated immediately. Ordered 7 meals by 3.05pm waited and waited for food. 4.05 pm food came...Now hear this.... 1. Salmon with hollandaise sauce... Swimming in sauce because the piece of salmon was so small and very cold... just out of a fridge or defrosted from freezer perhaps? 2. Roast turkey dinner.. Turkey deemed just ok but swimming in thick gravy... oooh not acceptable. 3. Roast lamb... meat fine even though the portion was small. 4. Roast leg of pork. As far as iI am aware leg of pork does not present in the form of pork chops or thick cut meat. Flavour ok. 5&6 Two roast beef dinners.... or was it roast leather? The meat was cut the wrong way and so could not be cut with a general table knife. Tough or what? Beware of the teeth! 7. Risotto.... like a savoury rice pudding. Solid enough to stand a spoon up in. Tasted of dish water. Now for the vegetables.... Still ice cristals in the swede. Another bowl brought ... this had been heated beyond redemption in a microwave. All other vegetables were over cooked and watery. Mashed potato... was this prepared last week? Roast potatoes ... again microwave warm up. And who makes yorkshire puddings the texture of cardboard? All in all, this was not an experience I would want to repeat.

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Warenford, Northumberland

Review of Warenford by ally douglas on May 25th, 2012
we went to the swan on 21st may and boy we were not disapointed whatv a meal beautiful fish and meat but what a great menu to much choice. the person who lokked after us was great 6 of went in in was one of the best meals we had we have had for a long time .will be back a little gem in idilic place thanks the douglas clan

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Wooler, Northumberland

Review of Wooler by Bob Scott on September 27th, 2009
I played Wooler last week (September 2009) whilst on holiday in the area. It was quite excellent. The course was in marvellous conditions with amazing views all around. It is hilly! The greens are very interesting being quite large and many are heavily contoured. The highlight for me was the drive off the 17th. Top of the course driving down hill - great! Love to play the course again soon!

Nottinghamshire Reports

Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Review of Beeston by martin walmsley on November 29th, 2007
Nice Town, Quite Busy, lots of Buisness users, Large Companies located here. Easy Transport access to Trains and local Airport. Plenty of open spaces and decent housing to be found. nice range of shops and only 3 miles outside of Nottingham City Centre. Lots of Major Development taking place ,including housing, commerce and planned Tram system link to City. Check out www.urtown.co.uk for more info

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Review of Kirkby-in-Ashfield by dave on May 13th, 2007
Kirkby used to be such a great place but after visiting there recently what has happened. Didnt meet many people there but do see quite a few who visit where i live and they dont seem to have changed still some of the best, but the place itself looks desolate and run down.

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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Review of Mansfield by Barbara Kirby on December 30th, 2009
I have returned to live in Mansfield. I have been very impressed by what the town has to offer. The shopping centre is a perfect size with a great range of shops and a variety of market days. There are many innovations in the town such as entertainment for children and a fascinating museum which I think has won many awards.There are many sporting clubs and a very active theatre. My local park has amazing facilities that I enjoy using every day. Come to Mansfield ....it will be worth it!!!!!!

Review of Mansfield by Jane Kelly on January 30th, 2008
I left Mansfield over 11 years ago and have been back many times. I have seen the town centre change for the worse with shops closing and a no longer bustling market. There were only a handful of stalls left and the market place looked very empty. If I didn't want to visit family and friends I can honestly say I would not go back at all.

Review of Mansfield by MR HAYNES on June 11th, 2006
EVEN THOUGH THEY GAVE GOOD RESULTS SAYING A HISTORIC MARKET TOWN I FOuND MANSFIELD TO BE LACKING IN MARKET STALLS ABOUT 50 IF NOT LESS. THE CAR PARK PRICES ARE STUPID @.70 TO 1.00 AN HOUR IF YOU CAN GET A SPACE. THE CONCIL HAS TAKEN ALL THE CAR PARK SPACES AWAY AND WHAT IS LEFT IS TAKEN BY THE STORE WORKERS . TO BE HONEST I LIVED ALL MY LIFE IN MANSFIELD BUT HAVE TO ADMIT THAT CHESTERFIELD IS A BETTER MARKET AND SHOPPING CENTRE.

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Newark, Nottinghamshire

Review of Newark by peter edlin on July 1st, 2009
fozcabs are very good never let you down always help you with any shopping.the cabs are always clean & the drivers are always very polite.

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Review of Nottingham by pauline on January 12th, 2011
I have been using Bilborough market for quite a few years now and over that time it has gone downhill prior to Christmas 2010 there were 14/15 stalls but last Thursday 06/01/2011 there was only 8 stalls and after talking to a stallholder I was informed that 3 stall holders had packed in. In the read up it states 25 pitches there might be that amount but there has never been 25 stallholders

Review of Nottingham by Mari on February 5th, 2010
I recently stayed at the Days Hotel Nottingham and what a great find. The hotel is right slap bang in the middle of the city so your in the heart of everything happening. The rooms are great with lovely views over the city too. Breakfast is a must a proper English breakfast. The staff are fantastic too. If I had to write a downside, is that there isn't any on-site parking but most of the hotels in Nottingham are like this! Great value all round.

Review of Nottingham by Lisa Peet on June 29th, 2008
i was looking to take my mother and children on a tour of the caves in the city, butlike everything else it costs a fortune and i feel i need to express my upset at not being able to enjoy the experience of the caves and a look back in time, within my citys heritage due to the expense. I have been papying taxes to the city since my first job and continue to do this yet i am being pursued for more money to explore my city, i feel times have changed and the city is in a robin hood state of mind

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Plungar, Nottinghamshire

Review of Plungar by amanda on May 3rd, 2007
This village is going the way of many. Constant building/renovation of houses. There are no houses for first time buyers or those on average incomes. The children brought up in village stand no chance of ever living there when they grow up. 100% of the local authority housing has been sold and is not being replaced.

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Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Review of Radcliffe-on-Trent by Maggie on August 6th, 2006
We visited this campsite in Aug 2006 with a large group of friends and their children. We were pitched in the paddock which has spacious pitches around a large grassed area. The area was brilliant for playing rounders and cricket. We had several children over the age of 10, who were well able to hit the ball, but they never managed to hit it anywhere near any of the pitches. It was lovely that they could play within site of our tents and caravans. The pool was also very popular, yes it was cold, but that didn't seem to bother the kids who were desperate to visit each day. The children enjoyed the free range chickens that wandered around, and were impressed when the farrier came to shoe the horses. All in all they had a lovely time and can't wait to visit again. I booked the site after reading Thornton's Holt website, but was concerned when I later read the reviews on this website. However having just spent a week at the site, I would not hesitate to recommend this site to anyone looking for a child friendly campsite. The facilities may not be up to caravan club standards, but they were always clean. The showers were hot and had good pressure. (I was able to shower and wash my hair for 20p.) The shop was well stocked with basics, anything else could be purchased from a large Morrisons about 3-4 miles away. The site produce their own information book which tells you not only about the site, but also information about the local area.

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Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Review of Southwell by Jo on February 25th, 2009
I love Southwell, it has everthing you need (apart from children's shoes). History, romance, countryside, fine dining and shopping.

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Teversal, Nottinghamshire

Review of Teversal by Mr Bostock on December 14th, 2010
We booked a table for four people Thursday 09/12/10for dinner we all thought were secodd rate sprouts still froze other veg cold one sweet cold ,and were sent back overall 2 star

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Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Review of Worksop by Gareth Phillips on November 14th, 2006
Most people slagg Worksop off, but I think life is what you make it. Where you are doesn't really matter. There's some really good pubs. Like the Unicorn. What else can I say?

Online Only Reports

County Review by John Devey on January 14th, 2007
We have just returned from Benjs Barton Portesham property ref 69007.Welcome wes good flowers and fruit inside a well presented and equiped house.Owner warm and pleasant.On the downside the view of the house is misleading on the website.Wrong address villagers know it as 32a Front lane.The road outside is used as a rat run by lorries coaches and commuters including school traffic Without adequate pavements walking is hazardous.Smoking is permitted,our party are non smokers,the whole house smelled of tobacco residue.Parking is in the road if you have anything bigger than a mini.There is building work next door.No shops no signal for mobile phone.Car is essential for 7 mile trip for provisions to Weymouth.A small shop is in Abbotsbury 2 miles away.We will use Welcome cottages again but will ask questions before booking.We hope our comments can be a help in preparing your future customers and wish you every success for the future, John and Jean Devey

Orkneys Reports

County Review by cyril seatter on December 22nd, 2010
having been born and bred in Orkney,and an original norwegian surname (Saetter. with a and e joined) i feel that i should mention that that name "Orkney" is plural,and refers to all the islands. therefor it is not fitting to talk about "The Orkneys". Just thought i would mention it as most people don't know :)

Oxfordshire Reports

County Review by Nick on May 15th, 2008
An inspiring county of hills and valleys. Oxfordshire by the Thames is particularly pleasant. A huge attraction here is the county town itself of course, romantically named the city of 'Dreaming Spires'. Oxford is like no other town in England and it is easy to image some of the world's greatest minds finding initial inspiration here. Beyond Oxford to the west lie the Oxfordshire Costwolds, village after village of stunning stone houses and welcoming inns. A visit to the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is highly advised. To the north, the lush and fertile Cherwell Valley is centred on the famous town of Banbury and Sulgrave Manor, the home of George Washington's family, is a massive draw for North American visitors.

Adderbury, Oxfordshire

Review of Adderbury by Jo Dixon on March 20th, 2006
Adderbury is the best village in the world with the best people in it!!!

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Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire

Review of Aston Rowant by David Saunderson on December 2nd, 2007
The Carriers Arms is in Watlington, NOT Aston Rowat which is a few miles away!! The other information about The Carriers Arms in Watlington on this site appears to be correct.

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Chadlington, Oxfordshire

Review of Chadlington by Patricia Arnold on January 25th, 2011
My Family lived at Collage Farm Chadlington from 1954 to 1963 our surname was Hodges and there are 6 of us my Father was manager for Mr Paul Handy, My Eledest Brother George worked for Roy Betts Garage. I would like to get intouch with Roy Betts family for copies of old photos of the garage at that time if anyone can help let me know.

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Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Review of Chipping Norton by marion ibson on June 11th, 2009
I have lived in chipping norton for some years, having moved up from Devon and Cornwall where i also lived for many years.i am a retired nurse and when i arrived in Chippy i disliked the place. But stayed for my husband had joined the Thames Valley police, and i had a young daughter and her schooling was important.I must say chippy has improved a great deal,re- shops there are plenty of out of school activaties for the young ones to do.We have very good g.p prectices in Chippy, which i think is important.Yes i do think Chippy has grown on me.Cotswolds is a nice place to live

Review of Chipping Norton by Geoffrey Ball on March 4th, 2008
I was at school near Chipping Norton (1936-1945)it is a town for which I hold all good and happy memories, since 1987 I have visited Chippy regularly and it is still a joy to visit, it is one of two market towns which over the years I have become very fond, the other town is Wellington in Shropshire, now a part of Telford, Wellington is much changed but Chippy still appears much as it ever did, though I have noticed changes there................Geoffrey Ball.

Review of Chipping Norton by on March 5th, 2007
We stayed at the Falkland Arms Inn a few years ago and it was one of the most marvellous experiences ever. The food was surprising in its sophistication, the rooms cozy and quaint, the area quiet and relaxing. Our few days at this in were truly memorable.

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Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Review of Faringdon by Norman White on December 21st, 2008
I started work in Faringdon in 1932 with Percy Thomas, and T W Anns London st next door to Chamberlains, when the town braged about having 21 pubs, and a railway station and the train went to Uffington, if you want to know any more send me an email, I live in Canada,, N W

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Filkins, Oxfordshire

Review of Filkins by Lotty on March 8th, 2006
I had Sunday lunch in the Five Alls in Filkins, the food was absolutley delicious and I would highly recommend it. The staff were all lovely and friendly and Dave the owner was a charming host. It is good value for money and has a very good entertainment schedule. They have some rooms if you want to stay these are all beautifully presented. First class establishment in a beautiful village in Oxfordshire.

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Finmere, Oxfordshire

Review of Finmere by Martin Forster on March 15th, 2009
250 stalls at Finmere market? 250 pitches maybe, there's never more than about 30 stall there even on a good day.

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Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Review of Goring-on-Thames by mrs barker on November 1st, 2009
we stayed the night on boat 6 of us,this was the best stop of,we had dinner at the miller of mansfield,very nice,we had breakfast in cafe next to the post office,best breakfast we have ever had,lovly people,we got pork chops from your fantastic butchers,great village.WE CANT WAIT TO RETURN,thank you all,the barkers from kent.

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Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Review of Henley-on-Thames by nick on March 16th, 2006
Henley is a very pleasant town on the thames. Lots of shops, Lots of old pubs and great riverside walks. Well worth a weekend break as my wife and I have just enjoyed.

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Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire

Review of Letcombe Regis by John Castle on February 8th, 2010
I haved lived in Letcombe for 5 years. It is a quiet village with excellent walks on all sides. There is soon to be a refurbished nature trial along the edge of the Letcombe Brook leading to Letcombe Basset. This area is quite beautiful at all times of the year.

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Murcott, Oxfordshire

Review of Murcott by julian on January 1st, 2008
took my mother for her 80th birthday 20 people,arrange for set menu soup/breakfast starter/ pork roast/habbit fish/pie/ice cream all 3 for£25 OR 2 FOR£20. sat us in a nice room where we could talk/ move easily around talking to famliy.food was hot, taste good and very little left on plates, after wards coffees and tea. 10 % CHARGE for servise cost £24 each in total.£460.00 those who had pork suggest some veg would be good too. but everyone was happly thank you for a nice afternoon

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Review of Oxford by Nadia on January 6th, 2011
The atmosphere alone in Oxford almost made us feel intelligent, we chose a gloriously warm autumnal weekend for our stay. There is simply loads to do (far more than weekend would allow) and plenty of delightful get away from the crowds (this is a vibrant city) walks along the river. Perfect in every way

Review of Oxford by Andrew Hall on August 18th, 2006
As a resident of Oxford for 50+ years, I think that 'information Britain' covers our city very well. However, I would like to add NORTH PARADE AVENUE, which is just 10 minutes walk north of the city centre in the heart of 'leafy north Oxford'. A mix of interesting shops, restaurants and two public houses. If you wish there is a little more detail at www.northparade.com.

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Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire

Review of Weston on the Green by Allen Everington on November 21st, 2009
Weston is a charming village set a little way from most traffic though some motorists use the road through the village as a short cut between major roads and travel at excessive speeds. The Chequers is an old world type pub/restaurant serving interesting meals and drinks at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit rather than be subjected to other nearby, motorway service station type eateries.

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Witney, Oxfordshire

Review of Witney by Hayley on February 16th, 2007
Stayed in the Fleece Hotel in Witney last night for the first time - what can I say... What a beautiful place. I have fallen in love with it and yes will be back. The Fleece Hotel is charming, modern but traditional and all staff are happy to help and friendly which is not found much any more. I stayed in room 9 and fell in love with it - what a beauty. Well done to everyone there. See you soon x

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Review of Woodstock by Nick on June 16th, 2011
Woodstock is a delightful small town, only slightly spoiled by the rather busy road that runs through it. The buildings are, as you would imagine a honey coloured cotswold stone, (this is just up the road from Burford - Cotswold Gateway town) and mostly historic. This is a rather elongated way of saying that the town has retained its character. A nice base for a weekend break - the Oxfordshire Cotswolds are just as lovely as their larger Gloucestershire neighbours. Churchills grave at Bladon also worth a look

Review of Woodstock by Andrew Chudovszky on September 2nd, 2007
We decided to take a break and visit Blenheim Palalce last week and found it aw-inspiring. Woodstock itself is very quanit with an abundence of hotels in varying price brackets. We chose the Vickers Hotel & Restaurant - a bad mistake! While the hotel is very quaint with creeking floorboars, low ceilings and beams, the room itself was rather basic, albeit with its en suite, but without a shower or even an over the bath shower - a problem for the laies - how do they wash their hair? On the restaurant front, not the inviting a la carte menu which was advertised outside, but bar food only. Overall this is an overpriced establishment, not warranting the £95 B&B for 2 and certainly no romatic meal to be had!

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Wootton, Oxfordshire

Review of Wootton by linda crisp on February 23rd, 2007
The Kings Head Inn at Wootten serve superb food. A specialist menu cooked by an expert chef. A refined atmosphere that also offers a warm friendly welcome. Good wines.

Perthshire Reports

County Review by elias on February 28th, 2006
We had a glorious time in perthshire and in particular in and around Aberfeldy. On the drive up as soon as went over the forth bridge the landscape changed dramatically and one could have been in Canada for the spruces, mountains and lochs (ok not quite as dramatic but very different to the rest of the UK). The people were super friendly, the evenings light and long (it seemed to get truly dark only at midnight) and there was not a midge in sight. Well well worth a visit wherever you are from

Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Review of Aberfeldy by tom mcgrath on August 11th, 2007
Having lived in Aberfeldy for 20yrs until 1959 I have come across references to the distillery always as Dewars. I can definitely remember the sign on the railway wall as CRAWFORDS ,and being presented with a bottle of CRAWFORDS FOUR STAR on my 21st birthday.I remember the old railway station and catching the milk train from Ballinluig on my first leave after square bashing,having travelled from Wilmslow via Crewe to catch the Highland express and waiting in Ballinluig at 4.30 am.My last time in Feldy was 1996 and I was amazed at all the changes and how much the place has grown.I hope to be able to visit again in the near future.

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Review of Aberfeldy by elias on February 28th, 2006
We had a glorious time in perthshire and in particular in and around Aberfeldy. The town is very quaint and very scottish (not that we were expecting something Japanese looking up here) with a delightful village square and masses of wonderful countryside all around. The people were super friendly, the evenings light and long (it seemed to get truly dark only at midnight) and there was not a midge in sight. Well well worth a visit wherever you are from. The air is CLEAN!

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Auchterarder, Perthshire

Review of Auchterarder by claire powell on September 24th, 2006
It is tragic that the Tourist Board office is scheduled for closure. They have been prepared, in many instances to provide information to overseas tourists who have been ignored by the Edinburgh Tourist Board office.

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Blair Atholl, Perthshire

Review of Blair Atholl by anne kerr on June 30th, 2006
been on site at blair atholl ten out of ten brilliant!

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Crianlarich, Perthshire

Review of Crianlarich by Eddie Halliday on May 4th, 2006
I spent 2 seasons working in Crainlarich, at the Rod and Reel, back in 1991/92, it's a great wee place....well it was a wee place back then, unsure how/if it's expanded in the 14odd yrs since I last was there. Nice area and friendly locals. Are the Poulson's still the owners of the Rod and Reel? Be good to hear of anyone that's been there recently, to see if the Rod 'n Reel and Ben More have changed much and the youth hostel was practically brand new then, very swish and clean... Eddie

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Dunning, Perthshire

Review of Dunning by scott on June 19th, 2011
dunning hotel really good food and friendly staff fantastic value

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Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire

Review of Kinloch Rannoch by visitor on August 19th, 2006
I spend many weeks at Kilvrecht and the description of this site as being tranquil and peaceful is true during the week,thats the reason I go, but some weekends that changes and it is as described by previous posts. It is only a few who make disturb the peace. The site is better supervised now,with the warden spending a lot more time there, but the nature of this site is such that it would not be possible to have a warden all the time, perhaps a warden onsite at weekends during peak times would be an idea. This is a most peaceful site which is well looked after. The walks and surroundings are very pleasant at any time of the year.

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Pitlochry, Perthshire

Review of Pitlochry by Ian whittle on September 1st, 2008
Well having just returned from the Tummell valley (today actually), having spent a week at the holiday park, thought i would give my impressions whilst still clear in my mind- we spent a week in a heather range caravan, costing £450 for the week.The park is 13 mile from Pitlochry, and set in a beautiful park near the river (which was a torrent all this week!). Checking in was easy and painless (4pm though), and our van was clean and comfortable, if unfortunatley at the very top of the hill in the woods!meaning quite a walk! The reception is at the very bottom, linked to a shop, the bar and small entertainment lounge and restuarant. The pool, though small and not deep only allows 33 people in at a time (hourly timed sessions), on a first come first in basis. The shop stocks most things slightly more expensive than in the nearest town, but thats to be expected. the bar was well stocked (£2.60 a pint of Lager, £1.80 pint of coke etc), though most of the staff would appear to be immigrant workers and speak little english! That applies to the small take away shop (chippy!)too! Be clear you check your order when recieved! The entertainment was no where near as good as say a Haven park, more poor club singers etc, little else really, bngo every night at 7pm, some basic small kids entertainment and thats about it for the bar. Meals, were pricy apart from the breakfasts, but very nice. The Sunday carvery however was overpriced for the portion (adults £8.95, kids £4.95). Word of warning, as expected there were lots of mossies and if your unlucky with these critters, expect lots of nasty bites! ( i dont usually get bitten, i did many times this week as did my son!) There was an infestation of wasps also! they were everywhere and in your pints if outside- crawling into open coke cans etc- BEWARE! The weather (beyond controll i know!)was quite poor with rain most days except one, and this led to boredom on the kids parts as there is nothing to do here in the rain! Bicycle hire was maxed out on the fine day, so if you intend to do this look at the weather and book early. pitlochry is a nice town and well worth a visit, as is Aberfeldy nearby. Other attractions involve a long round trip so expect to put in plenty of fuel if your out and about daily from here. To summarise- total peace and quiet, magnificent scenery- park a little run down and basic facilities- little to do if raining, even quite a few of their small amusement arcade games were not working! If you prefer Haven park type facilities this is not your place. If y just want peace and quiet with a drink on an evening, sitting by the river etc, this will suit you. This review may have been differant had the sun shone, as we had planned so much outdoors etc. we will not be going again in the near future, the kids prefer a more lively environment, and i was knackered after a five hour drive to get home! Hope you enjoy and found some of this usefull Ian

Review of Pitlochry by Miss Mackie on June 2nd, 2008
I have just returned from a family trip to Faskally camp site. We were a group of 26 including small children. I was appalled with the manners and customer service from the staff. We went to bed at 1am after packing up and getting all the children ready for bed after the 12am curfew. The next morning we were asked to leave due to complaints from others campers even though there were others still sitting up when we went to bed. Upon collecting our refunds from the shop we were distastefully called a 'mob' by one of the workers with the manager looking on. We have been going to this camp site for 5 years and have never had a minutes trouble until this weekend. I would advise anyone looking for a short holiday to avoid this site as it is not a place for having fun or a wee drink - apparently. We will be looking for somewhere else for our camping trip next year - definitely!

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Strathyre, Perthshire

Review of Strathyre by Robert Ferguson on October 30th, 2009
Your location for Strathyre is wrong. You say it lies on the west bank of Loch Lubnaig. There is no road on the west bank of Loch Lubnaig and Strathyre lies about one mile north of Loch Lubnaig.

Rutland Reports

Cottesmore, Rutland

Review of Cottesmore by Anika Kutzner on February 22nd, 2009
Hello my family and I were in cottesmore for two times. The village is really nice, the people really friendly but we were not amused about the kind of renter of "Sticky End". After our first visit we booked the second stay and everything was fine, the renter was nice and happy to see us again. But after the second stay, we got many problems. We left the cottage in a very clean and tidy way, but the renter said we left it soiled, after that we were blamed to disturb a chair and in the end he didn´t gave us our deposit back. It´s a pitty that guests are only welcome if they book the next stay, if this is not so they can´t see there money again. The cottage is wonderful but this is no compensation for the stress after the stay.

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Oakham, Rutland

Review of Oakham by GLENN on April 28th, 2008
Rutland is England's smallest county; it stretches only 18 miles from North to South at its longest point and only 17 miles from East to West at its widest. Being such a small county has meant a fight to preserve its status during Local Government reviews and at times of administration streamlining. In 1974 it officially became part of Leicestershire, following the Local Government Act of 1972. The post office included Rutland in the postal county of Leicestershire in 1974. Locals fought this for many years before finally getting the post office to create a new postal county of Rutland in 2007. The first mention of Rutland as a separate council was in 1159, but as late as the 14th century there are still references to the 'Soke of Rutland', suggesting that it came under the administrative jurisdiction of another county. The seat of the Duke of Rutland is at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, a little to the north of Rutland. Belvoir Castle and the surrounding estate are open to the public; the estate offers a range of outdoor activities. Rutland Water is a large and famous reservoir which is one of the most popular attractions for visitors; with cycling (hire is available), fishing, walking, bird watching, rock climbing and sailing amongst the activities on offer.

Shropshire Reports

County Review by Annette on September 29th, 2007
Shrewsbury Flower Show is the "Longest Running Horticultural Show in The World" recently acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records.

Albrighton, Shropshire

Review of Albrighton by Jacqui on July 20th, 2008
I have lived in Albrighton since 1996 and would not dream of living anywhere else. The village has a great sense of community with a fantastic range of quality shops and restaurants to suit all plus Cosford Air Museum, which is free, also train, bus and taxi services. It is a bustling village with friendly locals who are both courteous and helpful, so anyone thinking of visiting, don't hesitate, you will love it here !!!

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All Stretton, Shropshire

Review of All Stretton by Lynda Bullock on September 26th, 2007
I recently stayed for two weeks at Jinlye, All Stretton and loved every minute of it. Church Stretton is a very pleasant country town with buildings of historic and architectural interest. You have all amenities plus gift shops, museum, gallery, pubs and takeaways. The local station takes you to Shrewsbury or Ludlow or any points beyond and the countryside itself is outstanding. Walks on the Long Mynd were superb and there is easy access to the hills. A wonderful part of the country and I can't wait to visit again.

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Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Review of Bridgnorth by Dawn Roberts on July 27th, 2006
A great place to visit for a short break or a day. We live in the midlands, and this very pretty riverside town was on our doorstep all the time! We kept comparing it to other parts of the country we had visited - Wales, Yorkshire and Cumbria - it really does have a holiday feel about it. The cliff lift enables you to visit both the low town, by the river, and the main high town (you can also use one of a series of steps too - soem are stepper than others!). The town has a lovely, friendly feel - with 'proper' shops such as a delicatessan and butchers, as well as high street shops, gift shops, and a very good choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Spend a few hours simply walking round - we dicovered lots of pretty streets and alleys, the lovely St Leonards church area, and the (worryingly wonky) castle remains and grounds at the top of the town. Cross over the footbridge to the Severn Valley railway - the steam train's journey is lovely, as you follow the river, with lots of choices to stop off (Bewdley, Arley and the country park area around Highley and Hampton Loade). Bridgnorth is definitely worth a visit.

Review of Bridgnorth by Bernard Pritchard on June 2nd, 2006
I think that Brignorth is one of the towns that is unspoilt by progress.I know that on Saturday it is market day and thatit overun with visitors,but on a normal day it is one of the most peaceful places to be.The Castle Walk is one of the most lovely of views of the River Severn and of Low Town that you could wish to see. I go there every week and I will never get bored with the place.Cheers for now. Bernard

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Ironbridge, Shropshire

Review of Ironbridge by Gail Foster on February 3rd, 2006
Ironbridge is a freindly place to visit and to live. It has great eating places at very reasonable prices. The only drawbacks are the lack of parking facilities, and the steep hills getting to the village. Walking to Ironbridge is a problem if you're not used to walking!A really good place to eat is the White Horse pub at the top of Lincoln Hill. Lovely food and a friendly welcome. There is plenty to see in Ironbridge and the surrounding area, The famous Ironbridge, Coalport China Works, Ironbridge & Coalbrookdale museums. A good view of the bridge can be obtained by climbing the 100+ steps up to the church from the Square! St Luke's offers a warm welcome and refreshments at Sunday 11 a.m services, and special open days which are advertised in the Square

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Morville, Shropshire

Review of Morville by Dawn Neale on October 3rd, 2010
Just to say, Shropshire very scenic, but the Acton Arms- stopped by for an improptu meal. The food was EXCELLENT and the service likewise. Deserves a visit. My compliments!!

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Oswestry, Shropshire

Review of Oswestry by Ria Skelton on June 27th, 2007
I live near Oswetry and think it is a lovely town. However, the leisure facilities in this town are awful, there is nothing for people of my age (15) to do. The only place we can sit is in the park, and even then we get looked at as if we are about to rob a bank or somthing. I think that they should introduce more facilities taht can be used not only by youths, but by older people too. If this can't be done, something could AT LEAST be done about updating the amenities we already have. Other than that, it's a lovely, quiet town with easy access to larger towns sucha s Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Chester etc. Visit..It's Lovely :)

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Shifnal, Shropshire

Review of Shifnal by s.holmes on October 11th, 2006
shifnal, a great little town we were visiting for 2 days the greek resturant was super, lovely food and quick, polite and helpful staff. the naughty nell on the other hand was a good pub but the worst b & b we have ever stayed at, breakfast was very late and we were locked out in the afternoon,dirty damp laundry was left on the landing,which was also a fire hazard. a good job it was fairly cheap.

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Telford, Shropshire

Review of Telford by Oliver Pickmere on September 12th, 2008
Yes, I know Telford from my R.A.F. Service at R.A.F. Shawbury. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that the Council would issue such an idiotic decree, asking what people without children are doing in the Parks under their jurisdiction. If I was asked that question by some jobsworth I tell them that it was no business of theirs. I served on a Minesweeper in the Royal Navy during the War. Sometimes when I read of stupid decisions such as this, I almost wish that we'd lost. Oliver Pickmere, 99 Pennine Way, Harlington, Hayes, Middx. UB3 5LJ

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Tong, Shropshire

Review of Tong by peter on April 29th, 2007
Having been to birmingham for the day we thought it may be nice to eat at a country inn. We pulled of the M54 and came across the Bell.We ordered drinks and sat down with the menu,s. The tables were filthy,dried tomato sauce splilt beer and the odd chip.I went to the toilets this smelt of stale urine and the floors were sticky,my partner said the ladies were the same.We drank up and left,if this was the general state what were the kitchens like .....

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Wentnor, Shropshire

Review of Wentnor by Elaine Channon on August 11th, 2008
My 2 grandsons and I have just spent 10 days caravanning at the Green Campsite Wentnor. We found the faciliteis clean and convenient, the area attractive and the staff pleasant and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Worfield, Shropshire

Review of Worfield by Clyde Kennedy on June 11th, 2006
Go to Google. Enter "The Clyde and Marie Story" - - check down several items and you will see that Worfield is mentioned. And, as I indicated in that article published by the Express and Star, Worfield and the area surrounding it has a special place in my heart.

Somerset Reports

County Review by jayne on May 27th, 2007
i think sommerset is fantastic place with so much to see and do from exmoor to portlock to butlins with fantastic golf and great shops and fancy restaraunts

Ashcott, Somerset

Review of Ashcott by Stewart on June 18th, 2009
A new landlord just give him a couple of weeks to settle in, and it will be on a par with any local pub for food and drink. Previously kept the THE BARN at Nailsea where beer and company was always first class

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Brean, Somerset

Review of Brean by Tina Paisnel on May 15th, 2010
Went to what they called a market today Saturday 15th May, was shocked to see how many stalls were there according to website it is supposed to be a large market we were there approx 15 minutes about 15 stalls.We are going to bootsale tomorrow which according should have about 50 we will see

Review of Brean by kerry frowen on April 13th, 2009
we have had many happy camping short stays at northern farm, "with the dog", and have no complints at all. the fields are great, the people who run the place are fab, fields are well kept and maintained. showers are 50p and well worth the money. washing up facilities are also good. personally i have not been the the local pub entertaiment "the seagull" but daughter and her b/friend have and througly enjoyed themselves.

Review of Brean by Zabrina Einfelds on July 16th, 2006
My fiance and I stayed in Brean September 2005. We stayed at Northern Farm camping. We both had a fantastic time and even our labrador who was only a puppy at the time enjoyed herself lots. We couldn't get over how friendly pubs were with dogs, The Ocean Bar was fantastic, served lovely food, always had entertainment and the staff were amazingly friendly. Brean is a place for couples or for families of any ages, go, and have a great time.

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Compton Martin, Somerset

Review of Compton Martin by John Day on February 3rd, 2008
Lovely village. But what's happened to the Ring o' Bells food. Four of us had roasts today and the quality, particularly of the roast beef, was abysmal. Totally tasteless. I think I'll give it a while before going back. The restaurant was nearly empty and understandably so. What a pity!

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Dulverton, Somerset

Review of Dulverton by susan roberts on April 4th, 2007
Dulverton village is a beautiful unspoilt part of rural england. The deli and local shops are full of treasures, it's just a wonderful, magical place to relax and unwind and should you fancy hauling yourself up hill and down dale, something we regularly do, much to the alarm of a teenage son,thats available too. Nothing beats the magic of catching a stag unawares as the mist is leaving the moor in the early morning. But,Should you miss that rare spectacle then you can console yourself with a fantastically tasty meal at woods restaurant and when your waistband complains you can tell yourself its water retention and have another coffee. Be warned,if you visit Dulverton the once its in your heart forever.

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East Brent, Somerset

Review of East Brent by harding on April 7th, 2009
IHAVE LIVED IN EAST BRENT ALL MY LIFE 64YRS AND IVY CLAD HALL THE FOX AND GOOSE PUB AND THE RED COW PUB ARE IN BRENT KNOLL.

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Fitzhead, Somerset

Review of Fitzhead by frank barker on May 9th, 2008
nice village,dreadfull pub,with awfull food,and very unwellcoming atmostphere.

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Glastonbury, Somerset

Review of Glastonbury by Jim Channing on July 18th, 2007
I had been a regular visitor to Glastonbury for around 37 years, and now live in Street. That's about a mile and a half from Glastonbury. Glastonbury is a tremendous place to visit, but should NOT be taken too seriously! My views are not popular. Glastonbury without a doubt attracts many seriously disturbed and injured people. From a reliable source ie social workers etc, I have been told that when inmates of mental care units are due to be 'released' and allowed back onto the streets, they are often advised to relocate into Glastonbury.....as there, they will 'fit in' better, and will be more accepted than most other places. So, in other words, we have many 'odd' people walikg about, on the dole etc, and generally acting in often pretty odd ways. I do not just mean the large amount of tramps, travellers, drunks etc. The real problem with this lovely 'acceptance' thing, is that many so called 'normal' people begin to get so used to a significant percentage of seriously mentally damaged / disturbed people as OK.....When, they are not OK, and even show signs of acting similarly to them! Then of course, we have the countless clairvoyants, healers etc. Do I believe in clairvoyance, healers etc.....Absolutely I do.....but NOT particularly in Glastonbury. If you wish to put my views to the test, go on then, but you'd better get ready to waste some serious money! The Glastonbury clairvoyants are virtually never right about anything...ever, however, they may succeed in making you feel that they were right. The healers virtually never cure anybody of anything of anything ever, however, they may succeed in making you feel that the 'cure' will work later. The 'aura' photography is simly a colorful, expensive meaningless waste of time. Also, Glastonbury has a massive feminist side to it. If you're not a lesbian, you should be. Don't believe me ? Go there and find out for yourself then. Confident men there are not popular, or sometimes even safe! there's a very real anti male contingent there. About a year ago, I cautiously picked up a young male hitch hiker on his way out of Glastonbury. I said, "I'm going to Street, any good", "yes, anywhere thanks". We drove off in silence. He looks a bit Glastonburied, I thought. "You OK", I cheerfully asked. "NO", he replied. "No ?, Why, what's up", I said...Long pause, "Why would those women want to hurt a young man like me", he said. My first thought was, oh no, not another nutter please! So, cautiously, I said, "what do you mean?", then it clicked...."Do you mean the Goddess lot", I said. "Yes", he replied. "Oh God , I thought, here we go. So, I said, "look, they can't actually hurt you or curse you or anything like that, they can only frighten you". "OH THEY CAN", he replied firmly. And so on and so on. These view of mine are nothing much, I'm not a revengful or spiteful Christian or Catholic or something, not a competing mystic.....nothing, just a bloke that sees this place for what it is..... It's a good enough and fun visit, but be careful, it's not what it seems !

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Goathurst, Somerset

Review of Goathurst by Lizzie on August 13th, 2009
Goathurst is a very pretty little village set in the foothills of the Quantocks, right in the heart of Somerset. It is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many lovely walks from here and interesting places to see, including Halswell House and it's folly the Temple of Harmony. St Edwards Church (CofE) is in the centre of the village and contains the family tomb of Nicholas Halswell Tynte who commissioned the building of Halswell House. In Goathurst there is a little hamlet called Huntstile with Huntstile Organic Farm which is a lovely B&B with it's own stone circle at the top of a hill. There are also several delightful self-catering properties at the farm and also just along the road at Sherwood. The views from this area are open and panoramic - defintely worth a visit.

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Ilchester, Somerset

Review of Ilchester by John on February 23rd, 2006
Ilchester is a sleepy little Somerset village about 4 miles out of Yeovil and is host to 2 pubs and 2 hotels. Of the pubs my personal favourite is The Dolphin, and of the hotels The Ilchester Arms is a very pleasant watering hole too, the Arms having the advantage of being open all day. Ilchester is quite a useful base for visiting South Somerset but has its own unique history too, having been quite an important Roman garrison town. A popular local attraction is The Fleet Air Arm Museum just up the road at RNAS Yeovilton

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Minehead, Somerset

Review of Minehead by Rachel Scott on May 12th, 2013
Been to minehead for a 6 day "holiday". Not much of a holiday at all! Shopping was ok, bit old fashioned. If your aged between 18 and 30 avoid this place unless you have kids. Otherwise you have to drive anywhere interesting. Most good places are closed on the weekends and the locals who own these places look down on you and treat you like an outsider. Overall, if you come here, you feel alienated and disappointed.

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Montacute, Somerset

Review of Montacute by Penelope Crawford on June 16th, 2008
I visited Montacute on the way home from Cornwall to East Sussex recently and hope very much to call in again some day. Meanwhile though, can you please let me know whether the Parrot tapestry has been charted and is it possible to buy a kit or the chart, as I would very much like to be able to sew it myself. It is Victorian and affectionately known as 'Polly' by the curators there.

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Nether Stowey, Somerset

Review of Nether Stowey by Reg Youd on October 26th, 2006
A smashing village with some of the best people i have ever met.I was employed at the power station for a few years and eventually settled at the Rose & Crown pub,originally owned by Malcom & Gill but run superbly by Sarah along with Grace,Leonnie,Kev & co.Now owned by Sarah & Kev and still run by all the old crowd.This pub has all you could wish for,decent beer good accomodation and superb food cooked by either Molly or Sarah,with portions to suit the heartiest of appetites.The pub also contains two of the best dogs you could hope to fuss.All in all a fantastic village/area to visit for a few days or like me a few years!!!!!!

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Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Review of Shepton Mallet by Fran Wulf on September 28th, 2006
I have lived in Shepton now for 4 years. I have also lived in a beautiful town, Lucerne, in Switzerland, for 10 years. I can't think of two more extreme experiences and yet they both provide me with something that I love in a place. Character, beautiful architecture, and lovely people. Unfortunately, Shepton has been neglected from a 'business' point of view. The town has sadly been deprived of proper funding and attention from the powers that be, and it is not at present a place that people are proud to be a part of or associated to. I have a business here and am needing to be involved in a lot of background work to lift the negative and depressed state of affairs. Thank goodness the tides are now turning and we welcome the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts who are giving new life to The Amulet. This, linked with Shepton 21 project, should start to turn things around, sooner rather than later if I can help it! I want to see Shepton growing more towards what I experienced in Lucerne, where people take a real pride in their town and show appreciation for the beauty that is there.

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Somerton, Somerset

Review of Somerton by elias on February 21st, 2006
a nice little town in great countryside and perfect for visiting glastonbury,wells etc etc

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Stoke St Michael, Somerset

Review of Stoke St Michael by karen gibbs on November 13th, 2006
great school

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Taunton, Somerset

Review of Taunton by D Brock on June 1st, 2013
Disappointing. No signage in the shopping area to help visitors. Tourist Information office not evident. Some shops very run down. Last, the return Park and Ride shelter had been taken over by the taxi drivers from the nearby taxi rank so we were not able to use the shelter. Probably won't return even though this is our county town. Exeter and Bath knock spots off Taunton.

Review of Taunton by Topaz Summerfield on December 2nd, 2007
Blorenge House was clearly overpriced. The 2007 Tourist Information pamphlet stated £39pppn for a single standard, the internet site stated £44, but when I phoned to confirm same I was informed it would be £48, and this WITHOUT ensuite and WITHOUT the use of the heated pool, it having become winter. Shouldn't hotels without outdoor leisure facilities REDUCE their rates after 30 September?? The toilet room had not been cleaned or vacuumed (don't ask me how I know!); the beds had noisy, lumpy springs in them, the duvet cover and curtains did not match, facilities were very basic. It was tacky. Breakfast was VERY basic. I believe that £48 was a complete rip-off, given that the pool could not be used (reduced facilities), and that bathroom facilities were shared. Despite its convenient location, I would caution prospective guests to look around for a better deal.

Review of Taunton by Fenton on April 23rd, 2007
Taunton is a lovelly town ,but the road system is terrible and the local television news programmes seem to miss the town all together. I even tried out the bus system which I found expensive and only having the park and ride at one side of the town was not very good as all the hotels seem to be the other side??

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Wells, Somerset

Review of Wells by nick on February 2nd, 2006
we stopped briefly in wells whilst on a tour of the area and wished very much that we had had more time to expore. The cathedral alone deserves a day and there a couple of nice traditional hotels in the centre

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Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Review of Weston-Super-Mare by Cheesed Off Resident on April 3rd, 2009
I have lived on the outskirts of Weston Super Mare for 17 years and (given the current financial climate) if I could afford to move, I would. Weston has been slowly becoming more and more shabby. The main contributor to this is it's litter problem People just don't car about their surroundings and because the local council think it's more important to have irrelevant and useless features like the "carrot" rahter than to make an effort to keep the town clean, people think that because the place is already strewn with litter, a little bit more won't matter. In addition, many people here are rude and thoughtless and lead very selfish lives. There is a distinct lack of community spirit in the town.

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Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Review of Weston-super-Mare by S. HALE on March 4th, 2008
I HAVE JUST SPENT 4 DAYS AT MADEIRA COVE HOTEL COULD NOT WISH FOR A BETTER HOTEL.COMFORTABLE,FRIENDLY,GREAT FOOD,VERY PLEASENT STAFF,I WOULD GO BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN

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Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Review of Wiveliscombe by Sharon on June 18th, 2009
Wiveliscombe is an ancient Market town positioned in the County of Somerset in the West Country, and is home to just over two and a half thousand people. It has an interesting history which dates far back in time and saw Saxons farm here, and the Iron Age settlers who built a Hill Fort, together with the Romans who encamped nearby; it was first granted its Market charter in 1285 by Edward I, and the colourful market continues today. The town prospered and grew over the years with cloth making, and agriculture playing a major role during the 17th and 18th Centuries. The town draws walkers in abundance with the West Deane Way journeying through it, and, as it is placed at the foot of the beautiful Brendon Hills and the gateway to the stunning Exmoor National Park it is hard to resist. Although with the really good choice of shops on offer there is always the option to stroll along the High street where the impressive Victorian architecture remains in abundance and Church Street where the remains of the archway entrance to the 15th Century Bishop's Palace which once stood here can also be found. There are comfortable places to stay, and a variety of pubs stocking tempting beers from the two breweries within the town.

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Yeovil, Somerset

Review of Yeovil by M Farmer on March 23rd, 2007
I am a resident of Yeovil who uses a specialist contractor to carry some weed control works for me. The other day when I bumped in to him in town (as he is also a resident and based in Yeovil), and asked him how business was going, I was shocked to hear that the South Somerset District Council had decided to remove their funding from the County in preference of carrying out the works themselves. I can only imagine that this decision is something to do with the recent debat about Somerset becoming a unitary authority. It however seems like madness that politics should dicate over matters such as service. This firm Complete Weed Control who I believe are carrying out the weed control works across all the other districts of Somerset in a different franchise area are using the latest equipment that actually spots the weeds by computer and sprays them. My question is, if it is all about local service then why is it that South Somerset are busy removing business from a local business, also he tells me that the district plan to walk the streets spraying the weeds. Is this surely not an out dated labour intensive, expensive method. I also do hope its not the same people used that spray around the things in the grass verges and along the edges as the workmanship is a disgrace. M. Farmer

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South Wales Reports

Abergavenny, South Wales

Review of Abergavenny by Thomas on February 7th, 2007
Iv lived here since i was born its a nice town. I work in tesco and the store is havin a refit soon but i think we should have the market because the store we got now is 2 small so go tell them please.thx

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Blackwood, South Wales

Review of Blackwood by Mickey on April 22nd, 2006
Blackwood is the best place to go out for a drink or just a quiet meal. I always stop and have a chat to the bouncers at the New Foresters because they are really friendly! I go out every week to have a drink and always enjoy myself!

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Caldicot, South Wales

Review of Caldicot by Martin on July 14th, 2011
Caldicot is pretty much the first town to greet those arriving in Wales via the M4, the town most celebrated for its fine old castle.

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Cardiff, South Wales

Review of Cardiff by B. Jones on May 24th, 2007
We intended to visit Dyffryn Gardens today but found that it was too expensive. Whereas the website states entrance fee for adults is £3 the actual fee has increased to £6 which we thought exorbitant.

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Cwmcarn, South Wales

Review of Cwmcarn by lee on January 6th, 2009
I was born in Cwmcarn and used to spend my holidays there with my uncle and aunt We visited there in September last year There was no where to stay as my relatives have passed away. Cwmcarn is a very pretty village and the forest drive is wonderful ( very scenic )

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Hengoed, South Wales

Review of Hengoed by Nick Maine J.P. on November 13th, 2008
The South Wales Caerphilly Council thinks the word British is derogatory. The idiots who are so treacherous ought to be arrested and dealt with. You are betraying the dead who fought for your freedom. You should be bloody well ashamed of yourselves.

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Llantrisant, South Wales

Review of Llantrisant by Steve Reed on September 9th, 2007
Llantrisant is a wonderful little town with some fantastic shops to look around. Traditional toys, fairy dresses and a coffee shop within walking distance of each other. A great modern clothes shop to lose the wife in and 3 pubs to sample the brew!! The atmosphere is always friendly and we always find something new whenever we visit!

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Penmark, South Wales

Review of Penmark by Neil Latham on April 25th, 2009
I went to the Six bells Inn in panmark for an annual dinner for a local camera club, the menu was preset but my wife has to watch what certain food she has. The satff were very accomadating and actually made a desert for her specially for that night all the other food was full of flavour and perfectly cooked they also made you feel very welcome and nothing was too much for them. A big thanyou to all the staff and the manager for a well run night, and would recommend it to anyone

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Penycae, South Wales

Review of Penycae by Lewis Rees on December 28th, 2006
My wife and I live in the Swansea valley and have eaten at the Pencae Inn on 5 seperate occasions. The building itself is very tastefully refurbished making use of high quality timber throughout. There is a calm and friendly atmosphere in the bar downstairs which has an open log fire. Orders are taken for meals here in a very relaxed environment and when your food is ready you and your drinks are ushered upstairs to the dinning room. This is where this fabulous restaraunt comes in to its own.The food here is superb!!The owner who will almost certainly come and speak to you takes great pride in the food and the service he offers. A two course dinner with drinks will probably set you back approx £50. This may seem a lot to some but once you have experienced this place you will realise how reasonable this is. There are certain places in the Gower that will struggle to equal the quality of the Pencae Inn and will charge double that amount. It is located near Graig Y Nos Castle in the upper Swansea valley and can be reached from Swansea in about 30 mins. Give it a try,you will not be disappointed.

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Pontypool, South Wales

Review of Pontypool by amy on November 15th, 2010
I used to live in ponytpool on the road the links it was a very nice place now i have moved to crappy lowestoft :( i miss wales !! there was so much to do and loads of places to go x

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Port Talbot, South Wales

Review of Port Talbot by mary on November 24th, 2007
port talbot is a fantastic place with lots of friendly people. Its an industry based town full of real people couple that with a fantastic coast line and brilliant clubs and pubs. The best and oldest one in the area is The Craddock Arms. It promotes all things welsh such as live sport including big screen action from the big welsh game of rugby, live music from all the best bands in the area and also brains sa which is the best that the famous brewery has to offer! Its the number one place to go

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Porthcawl, South Wales

Review of Porthcawl by amelia on July 18th, 2009
this park is brilliant went there last week the caravan is spotless BUT we had to wait a while for the keys. apart from that the place is ace! there are lots for the kids to do and the ppl r really friendly :) i would recomend trecco bay to anyone who likes to have fun :)

Review of Porthcawl by Joe Burns on October 2nd, 2006
Stayed at the Brentwood Hotel in Porthcawl, The hotel is clean, food is great and the staff coud not be better. Joe

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Tredegar, South Wales

Review of Tredegar by Mr on October 1st, 2007
we have just returned from a visit to wales we stayed at the Rhymney house hotel the accomodation was first class and so were the meals the staff and locals were all very friendly and we and the friends we traveled with on motorbikes will definately stay there again we cannot praise this hotel and village enough I used to live in that part of wales and the rhymney house hotel was central to all the places we wished to visit hope to visit again in 2008

South Yorkshire Reports

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Review of Barnsley by natalie corber on June 5th, 2010
Barnsley is one of the most wonderful places in Britain(I may be biased though as all my mums side of the family are from there & I was born in doncaster so am very proud to be a yorkshire lass)Barnsley has some great places to eat n drink,good selection of shops & a great outdoor market.The people there are really friendly & theres some lovely countryside,plus I love a barnsley accent but thats probrably just a bias to my family. I love it there as I have so many happy memories of when me & my cousins were little.

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Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Review of Doncaster by Joanne Jenkinson on May 21st, 2009
On your page regarding Doncaster, you describe the Mansion House as a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture when it was actually built in 1749 to a design by James Paine. Paine was much influenced by Inigo Jones. You may be wanting to refer to Doncaster Minster which reopened in 1858 after burning down in 1853. The Minster's architect was George Gilbert Scott and is considered a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture.

Review of Doncaster by Anon on October 19th, 2007
Doncaster is great, I was born there. I came up to visit very close family and stayed at the Danum Hotel. Can I just say what a disgrace this hotel is to Doncaster. If they want to be a 3/4 star hotel in the center of Doncaster then act like it. Day staff, although unsure of their roles, were lovely. Night staff (from 7pm onwards).... rude and simply did not want to assist guests. I would not recommend this hotel. The management need to decide if they are just a hotel who doesn't give a toss if guests come back or a hotel that makes guests want to keep coming back...and back to Doncaster!

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Dronfield, South Yorkshire

Review of Dronfield by margaret pearson on June 21st, 2011
Love visiting Dronfield. Friendly, genuine people.Lovely, communal atmosphere. Love the market on thursdays, such friendly helpful traders.

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Elsecar, South Yorkshire

Review of Elsecar by paul m maker on February 4th, 2008
i called in the fitz this yr for the first time and was greated with the warmest welcome from the landladys and a very big chap who surved me i then spotted the menue and decided to have a meal for a local pub meal it was very good i spent another hr just chating to the barman paul i think is name was and beki the landlady they both taled about the sorounding areas i can surely say i will call again when im in the area yours p maker

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Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Review of Rotherham by on January 2nd, 2011
rotherham used to be ok years ago .to many foreigners and pick pockets.its like being in another country.i dont go down there now like a lot of people i know

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Review of Rotherham by Rotherham Council on May 29th, 2009
FREE PARKING IN TOWN AFTER 3PM! It's free to park in any council-run car park or any on-street parking bay in Rotherham town centre after 3pm. So if you have that errand to run or fancy nipping in for a quick shopping trip, you can pop down to the town centre and park free after 3, every day of the week.

Review of Rotherham by Ryan on November 22nd, 2007
rotherham is okay, . the charters arms is a good pub for studnets coming out of RCAT after a long days work. the nightlife isn't much to rave about, my recomendations is to get your drinks in rotherham then go downtown in sheffield to maybe the Leadmill or The Plug. there is a student night every thursday in rotherham, therefore you are able to buy cheap drinks then go out in sheffield. the shopping isn't all that good in rotherham too, get your self off to meadowhall or sheffield city centre, or get a train to leeds.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Review of Sheffield by Josee Leach on October 17th, 2011
I would like to mention the friendly service I received when attending the Flint and Flint dental surgery in Sheffield. The team of experienced dentists was very approchable and caring and enable me to receive dental treatment in Sheffield without being scared of a needle. http://www.flintandflint.co.uk highly recommended :o)

Staffordshire Reports

Cheadle, Staffordshire

Review of Cheadle by vivienne hunter on August 26th, 2007
excellent park in a beautiful area good views only down fall shower and toilet block far away from tent area especial when you have young children who might need to go during the night,an other toilet block down the bottom end of the park would make a difference, but i will certainly be return a long with the 25 of us who came down this year,

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Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Review of Cheddleton by Martin on July 14th, 2011
The Churnet Valley village of Cheddleton a few miles east of Stoke-on-Trent has made the most of its industrial heritage, with a preserved railway, its Flint Mill now a museum, and the Cauldon Canal offering some fine waterside (and a great pub).

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Harlaston, Staffordshire

Review of Harlaston by atkins on May 2nd, 2010
Harlaston is a beautiful staffordshire village with interesting buildings. People here are very friendly and welcoming.Good pub food, Well worth a visit.

Review of Harlaston by nina on November 5th, 2007
we like living in harlaston - its quiet and safe! For visitors there is a lovely B&b called the old bakery

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Leek, Staffordshire

Review of Leek by Joe Clifford on September 9th, 2009
I live in Leek - it is quite but that is what I like about it. However for culture it is fantastic, for scenery it is great for food it is brilliant. We have a wide variety of things to do and places to eat e.g Indian we have QARMA TANDOORI, chines we have LAUREL INN, THAI we have SO THAI and even Mexican with GUAVA GUAVA - fantastic places award winning places -

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Lichfield, Staffordshire

Review of Lichfield by Elaine Naismith on October 29th, 2007
I AM A TEACHER, AND WORK WEEK-DAYS. THE ONLY TIME I CAN VISIT THE FARMERS MARKET IS DURING THE HOLIDAYS. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THE MARKET WAS ON AT WEEKENDS OCCASIONALLY!

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Penkridge, Staffordshire

Review of Penkridge by C.Beebee on November 29th, 2007
Penkridge I love you.Your market has loads of different stalls.The locals are so friendly.Your Church is a must to visit and have tea/homemade cakes while you are in there(the best cakes I have ever tasted.I love to walk up your high street with its mix of interesting shops and old buildings.Also some really old pubs to sample.

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Stafford, Staffordshire

Review of Stafford by Shelley Howe on August 28th, 2007
I LOVE Stafford and its castle. When i was over there earlier this year.. i fell in love with it and spent many days there photographing and taking it all in. I have so many pictures..so many bits and pieces..i just LOVE it.. and cant wait to come back. I have heard the Castle is being restored..IS that true.. wow..that will be amazing..!!! Your faithfully SHelley HOwe

Review of Stafford by doreen on April 14th, 2007
i was born in Tipton the black country, west midlands, i know Stafford well, i lived and worked for the Earl of Shreswbury in INGestre Hall from 1954 to 1960, i love and miss the beautifull country side, as you can see i am now in the west indies, but i miss you all

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Review of Stoke-on-Trent by bryan brookes on June 20th, 2009
I am 78yrs old on 3rd July my father was. the rector of St. John's church Longton.I spent many of my younger days having a drink in "The Vine"off Wood Street. The people of Stoke on Trent i found had a sense of humour. I worked at Berryhill colliery in the surveying office after leaving school at St Josephs College trent vale. I remember the PMT utility buses during the war with wooden seats;steam trains echoing through the night over Longton bridge over shadowed by Harvey's chimney. I have so many memories that it wood take a book to fulfil them.....

Review of Stoke-on-Trent by warren on August 10th, 2006
i think local people should sample longton market as well as tesco extra! yes, tesco has brought in interest but now you are here come and see what your local market has to offer

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Stone, Staffordshire

Review of Stone by Glynis Maguire on March 18th, 2007
A party of four attended La Dolce Vita for the first time and from the moment we stepped through the door we were greeted with fantastic hospitality. The food was unsurpassed, especially the really tasty starters. Everything was presented first class and we all had a wonderful evening. We look forward to visiting again in the very near future. Thankyou.

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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Review of Uttoxeter by A Hopkins-Shirley on February 4th, 2010
To Mr Fountain As My family have lived in the area of Uttoxeter for over 1500 years we are proud of Uttoxeter and Alvelon-Alton Staffordshire. Keep up the good work as Uttoxeter is a ancient market town going back before the Roman times. Or at least Roman. As it tells you in its name. Uttox-eter. The eter such has Ches-ter. This proves it was a Roman town and ALL Roman Towns had markets. Our family were The Saxon Kings of Mercia. Also OUR Great extended Grand Father was the Earl of Derby also known as king charles the second of England. The original surname of the Earls of Derby was Ferrers now the surname of the Earl Ferrers today is Shirley through the female line. They the ones who re-granted the people of Uttoxeter the rights to hold markets for them to sell under the managment of the Town council. The council was NEVER GIVEN the right of FREEHOLD over the common lands where the markets were are held. That is facts which we have tried to bring out to the illegal closing and selling of the cattle market lands. This is why they have had so much trouble selling it because of the fact that our solicitor is the same solicitor who the council used in the selling of of those lands.Glandfield and Crudis in Carter street. They were sent documents and have been taken documents with my brother and sisters. Would not look at them when they were handling our parents estate when they died. I ask, ?Total Conflict of interest and misappropriation of public funds ?EH. Keep the markets going and good luck. Albert Hopkins Shirley.

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Whiston, Staffordshire

Review of Whiston by elizabeth may lowe on March 8th, 2007
I grew up in Whiston and attended St Mildred's school,there was only two class rooms and only two teachers, one being the head mistress Miss Wilson, I'm sure she rode a motor cycle and wore a leather helmet with goggles,perhaps someone out there can confirm that or confirm l'm barmey. Wonderful childhood in a lovey village. thank-you WHISTON LIZ LOWE NEE KENT OF LEES HEATH

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Whittington, Staffordshire

Review of Whittington by philip wood on June 22nd, 2006
The Bell Inn, is a great old pub dating back to 1832, when many pubs were able to start in business, a licence could be bought for £2 and anyone could sell ale to the public in their own house, this is how the term "Public House" originated. The Bell Inn has a great atmosphere, has many old timbers exposed, they serve Bass, and Pedigree, and also guest beers, fresh home cooked meals are also available, there is a front patio area, facing onto Main Street, there is also a large garden area with more seating spaced around, a childrens play area is also in the garden and the whole area is fenced to prevent small children running away. I live 50 yards away, Aren't I lucky? Phil.

Stirlingshire Reports

Airth, Stirlingshire

Review of Airth by Sandra Ferguson on September 27th, 2009
Having visited the hotel to make a final payment for one of your Xmas Party evenings I was very disappointed in the way I was received by one of the reception staff - I believe her name may have been Shiona or something similar. Her curtness and her body language is something that I have not experienced or indeed would expect from a Hotel whose standards have been exceptionally high. Her manner, her poor demenaour and her abruptness left me speechless and her off handed attempt at receiving the information I was giving has led me to feel that I am not sure whether or not accurate details will be passed on. My sister attended a wedding yesterday and this same receptionist made her feel as though she was being talked down to. Very poor. In stark contrast to this we encountered Josie, a friend and one of your employees, whom we have known for over 30 years. What a breath of fresh air - her charm, her enthusiam to please and outright friendliness are what I have come to expect from Airth Castle. Thank goodness she was able to restore my faith in the Hotel. Had it not been for Josie there was a distinct possibilty that future visits to the Hotel would have been in jeapordy. I await your reply with interest. Sandra Ferguson Eastertoun Primary School

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Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire

Review of Bridge of Allan by jean forsyth on April 6th, 2009
Myself and daughter, stayed in the ryal hotel whilst visiting family. The hotel was very comfortable and clean. The btreakfast menu offered a good selestion. When checking in, the staff were very welcoming and pleasant to deal with.Excellent stay, shall definitely use for further visits.

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Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Review of Dunblane by Robert Macintyre on May 4th, 2009
We were given two nights stay in Dunblane for our anniversary as a present.Passed india gate restaurant during day and booked table.Evening menu was amazing.I have lived in Edinburgh for 15 years but this is by far the best Indian food i have ever tasted.I ll definiteley be back.

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Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Review of Falkirk by lady lee on February 1st, 2011
NEVER GO TO THE CALENDER ARMS IN FALKIRK , FOOD IS DISGUSTING AND SERVICE IS AWFUL!!

Suffolk Reports

Beccles, Suffolk

Review of Beccles by alex whitwell on March 4th, 2007
Would just like to say how much we enjoy our visits to the Sunday Market and the wide variety of stalls etc. Long may you reign and prosper.

Review of Beccles by P Lane on August 8th, 2006
I used to go to Beulah Hall with my children when they were younger and haven't been back for a couple of years. we booked a long weekend, at short notice, and were delighted to discover that they no longer cater for children on the site, mine having 'grown and flown'. it was so peaceful and relaxing that i booked 10 days off and went there to unwind. with the new reception building, good sized pool, clean shower and toilet facilities and no screaming kids, it was the perfect break. we were lucky that the English weather was so fantastic and that the Lowastoft Air Festival was on whilst we were there. over all, give it a go. superb.

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Belchamp St Paul, Suffolk

Review of Belchamp St Paul by dave wilson on July 20th, 2006
Picture postcard thatched rooved pub located on the village green. Good quality, freshly cooked 'pub grub.' Friendly landlord, staff and locals. Great beer (try a pint of Belchamp Beer)

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Bradfield Combust, Suffolk

Review of Bradfield Combust by claire on August 5th, 2006
i visited this charming little pub by chance, when coming back fom work one day with my colleague. i was delighted to find friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food and wine lists, and the desserts were exquisite! my partner and i manged to share three! i would definetly recommend this pub to anyone, i shall be back soon!

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Bures, Suffolk

Review of Bures by Leslie on August 2nd, 2009
The Swan Pub & Bistro - This is a real hidden gem. The food was as good as we have experienced. The portion sizes are now spot on, our previous visit had left us unable to consider desserts. Top quality food, beautifully presented and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Review of Bury St Edmunds by Yvonne Reeves on August 5th, 2009
I went to Bury St Edmunds by Belles Coaches for the first time in 2000 and go back nearly every Month because it is such a Beautiful Place to Visit. I have been going now for 9 Years. Abbey gardens and the Cathedral are my first places I visit and make my way to the Tea Rooms for a Coffee and one of thier delicous Scones. I then make my way up to the Market area go into most of the Shops and walk around the Market Stalls until it is time to get a Spot of Lunch in one of the Caf'es,there are plenty to choose from in Bury and are all very reasonably Priced. I then make my way back to Abbey Gardens,walk around the Beautiful gardens that are looked after very well,it's nice to see the different Flower Beds in the different Seasons. There is a lovely Herb garden not far from the Tea Rooms. I then usually go and have a cup of Tea and then go and Sit in the Cathedral for half an Hour,it is so Peaceful and has a lovely feel in there,they have done a Wonderful Job with the Tower. Then I go and sit on one of the Benches in the Abbey Gardens watching People come and go until it is time to go and catch my Coach back to Lowestoft,Suffolk. Christmas is a really good time to Visit too when they have the Christmas Market on the Area near to the Cathedral,if you haven't been to Bury St Edmunds,can I suggest to make time to go and see what a Lovely Place it is,I just wish I could Move there,Perhaps one Day I May get my Wish.

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Darsham, Suffolk

Review of Darsham by Peter & Elaine. on May 31st, 2009
My wife & I spent a relaxing 3 hrs in The Fox last night[sat], the starters were fresh & tasty,for main course the Fox Special steak & the Chicken Princess with Darsham Aspragrus was deliscious. The steak was cooked how I ordered it & melted in your mouth, my wife's chicken dish was also was just as scrummy. We have'nt eaten any where like it for atmosphere, friendliness & value. Shall eat there again when we next pass by. Would recomend The Fox at Darsham to all our friend's.

Review of Darsham by NELL & BRIAN on May 26th, 2009
we have been living in Darsham for 5 years on the 13th june this year, running the local pub. Brian's the chef & i'm front of house & leicence holder, I can honestly say it's a lovely little village, pretty little church & chapel. The village hall is an old nisson hut from before the war's. There's a pottery with beautiful hand made pottery by the propriter Glen Hugo,we have a organic vegetable's at Swallow's Oganic's, a residentail nursing home called Priory Paddocks where the care is excellent.The station is with in walking distance, Darsham Taxi are oppasite the station if you need to get too the local B&B. It's called White House Farm & you get a lovely warm welcome from Mick & Elaine, we are a friendly little village. Finish your visit at the pub, where the food's good, friendly welcome & atmosphere, log fires in the winter all warm & cosy & nice & cool in the summer with home cooked food. Come and see us .

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Eye, Suffolk

Review of Eye by Tim Kahane on July 6th, 2006
The town of Eye derives its name from the Old English word for ‘island’ and it is believed that the first settlement on the site would have been almost entirely surrounded by water and marshland formed by the River Dove to the East and South East; its tributary to the North; and by the low land, part of which now forms the Town Moor, to the South and West. Today it provides the perfect location for touring the historic and beautiful towns and villages of East Anglia. There have been Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age finds in and around Eye but the earliest evidence of settlement in the town dates from the Roman period and includes buildings and coins dated circa 365. In Saxon Britain, prior to the Norman Conquest, Eye was one of the numerous holdings of Edric of Laxfield, a wealthy and influential Saxon and the third largest land holder in Suffolk. After the Norman Conquest, the importance of the town was firmly established in the region when the Honour of Eye was granted to William Malet, a Norman Lord, and continued to be held by royal or noble families until 1823. Between 1066 and 1071, Malet constructed a castle, to establish his military and administrative headquarters, and started a highly successful market thus initiating the urbanisation of the settlement. Later in 1086-7, Robert Malet, William’s son, founded the Benedictine Priory of St Peter, a cell of the Abbey of Bernay in Normandy. Eye began to lose its strategic importance after 1173 when the castle was attacked by Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, during the rebellion against Henry II, and later during the Second Barons' War of 1265 after which it never regained its former status. Its prison continued in use up until the early C17th despite a programme of demolition of most of the castle buildings during the C14th. A windmill, built in 1561-2, stood on the motte until the circular mock keep was built in 1844. The ruins of the keep are still in place today, and Castle Street and Church Street trace the elliptical shape of the former outer bailey. There has been a church in Eye at least since 1066 but the present building, the Church of St Peter and St Paul, dates from the C14th and is considered one of the finest churches in the county. A C13th Early English doorway, from a former building, was retained in the construction of the C14th church. In the C15th, and again the C16th, there were periods of further new work and renovation. The church was restored in 1868 by James Colling, a London architect. A particular feature of the church is the magnificent late-C15th rood screen which has a loft and rood designed by Ninian Comper in 1925. The screen is reputed to originate from Great Massingham Priory in Norfolk. The earliest mention of industry in Eye records that in 1673 ‘the women’s employ in this town is making of bone lace’ and later in 1830, ‘the humbler class of industrious females employ themselves in lace making’. It would appear that Eye was at the centre of a localised lace making industry for many years; the last lacemaker in the town died in 1914. Lace was not the only industry, however, and the County Directories, list the many trades and occupations of the people of Eye over the 18th and 19th centuries. They included blacksmiths, wheelwrights, coopers, clockmakers, tailors, milliners and printers. There were several slaughterhouses, two breweries, and two retteries for the processing of flax. Iron and brass founders, agricultural implement makers, and church bell frame makers and hangers remained in operation into the C20th. Businesses recorded in Eye in 1937 included auctioneers, booksellers & printers, boot & shoe makers, corn chandlers, drapers, surgeons and watchmakers as well as banks, bakers, butchers and grocers. Eye was once the smallest borough in the country, its claim based on the 1205 Charter of King John. The Charter was renewed in 1408 then many more times by successive monarchs. However, in 1885 the Town Clerk of Hythe proved that the original Charter belonged only to Hythe in Kent, the error having arisen from the similarity of the early English names. The error was confirmed by archivists in the 1950s but borough status was not discontinued until 1974 after government reorganization when Eye became a parish but retained a Town Council, a Mayor and the insignia. From 1571 to 1832 Eye boasted two MPs, then, following the Reform Act 1832, one MP until 1983 after which the Eye Constituency became the Central Suffolk Constituency. In 1846 Eye Borough Council failed in its attempt to route the new London-Norwich railway line through Eye. The line, completed in 1849, went instead through Diss ensuring its growth in prosperity and population while the importance of Eye waned. A branch line from Mellis finally closed in 1964. Today Eye retains its character as a small market town, with a population of around 2,000. Through the years Eye has had a Deer Park, a Leper Hospital, a Gaol, a Workhouse, a David Fisher Theatre, a Coaching Inn with Posting Establishment, a Working Men’s Hall and Reading Room, a Guildhall, a Grammar School, twenty pubs (including beer houses) and an Airfield which was occupied by the 480th and 490th USAAF Bomb Groups during World War II. Eye today has a hospital, a health centre, three schools, three churches, a library, a police station, a fire station, an industrial estate on the former airfield, a WI market, and a picnic site (The Pennings) beside the River Dove. The Town Moors recreation site has play areas, football pitches and a large area of woodland walks. Eye also boasted one of the smallest professional theatres in the country which inhabited the Assembly Room of the former White Lion Coaching Inn. Eye has three Grade One listings: the Guildhall (now a private house); the castle and the Church of St Peter and St Paul. There are seven Grade Two* and 152 Grade Two buildings in the town. Eye Town Hall, an imaginative and unorthodox building dating from 1856 and listed Grade Two*, was designed by Edward Buckton Lamb, one of the ‘Rogue Architects’ of the mid-Victorian period. Behind the Town Hall is The Queens Head, the sole survivor of the 20 pubs which once existed in Eye. The History of Eye, Clive Paine ISBN 095225090X http://www.onesuffolk.co.uk/EyeTC/ Town Web Site http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/ Mid-Suffolk District Council http://usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/490bg.HTM 490th Bomb Group http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/tomeye.htm Map - Eye and its airfield

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Felixstowe, Suffolk

Review of Felixstowe by JOHN POTTER on July 13th, 2008
FELIXSTOWE BEACH CARAVAN PARK IS WELL WORTH STAYING AT THE STAFF ARE REALY HELPFUL FELIXSTOWE ITS SELF IS PRETTY GOOD CHEAP FOOD, SUNDAY MARKET AND THERES ENOUGH ENTERTAINMENT TO KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY IF NOT YOU HAVE IPSWICH DOWN THE ROAD STOCK CAR RACING AND SO ON ANYONE READING GO AND ENJOY YOURSELF!!!

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Haverhill, Suffolk

Review of Haverhill by Adam Lord on July 15th, 2006
Haverhill is... well not the best town in the world but has a reputation that degrades it a lot more than is deserved.

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Honey Tye, Suffolk

Review of Honey Tye by Clare Cook on October 28th, 2009
Very poor food , starter still partialy frozen and both main dishes where poorly cooked and tasteless ...

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Icklingham, Suffolk

Review of Icklingham by Geoff Styche on July 25th, 2006
'The Plough at Icklingham.' Excellent venue for a 'gastro' pub meal in a pleasantly renovated environment. Extensive and varied menu selection on a huge blackboard. Well managed with attentive and polite staff.Have a pre supper drink on the patio and soak up the countryside!

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Ipswich, Suffolk

Review of Ipswich by Roy Waylett on October 8th, 2007
I had the misfortune to visit this council on a recent holiday. I am disabled, I was told and saw adverts for the market'in excess of 250 stalls,I went to the centre of Ipswich Town Centre but could find NO SIGNS relating to the (orany market for that matter)people I asked knew something about the 'market' but could not direct me. I telephoned the council (after 2 hours of driving around)(not the switch board operaters fault)but he said they had been sent a recent email from the Government commenting on the large amount of signage being used in the town centre,This I agree was 'over the top' but still NO SIGNS' regarding markets of any kind(the switchboard operater knew what I was Talking about but could not give me directions)needless to say Iwill not bother to try and find the 'market again' if I bother with Ipswich again.

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Leiston, Suffolk

Review of Leiston by DIANNE MANN on March 24th, 2007
Having lived here over five years now and renovating two large houses in the town and my partner having a business in the town - I would like to say 'give the town a chance' I do beleive that with some support the town can grow and become a smaller version of the posher surrounding towns given time.......I believe in this town to the point that I will be opening guest house in the town come this summer 2007.....

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Lowestoft, Suffolk

Review of Lowestoft by Chris Penny on January 30th, 2008
My wife and I have stayed at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft several times and throughly reccommend the hotel and the town. The area offers something for everyone from young families to mature couples with our main highlights bieng the beach the wildlife park adnams beer and the Hotel Victoria especially for food.

Review of Lowestoft by Paul Gallagher on March 4th, 2007
I lived in Lowestoft from 1950 to 1966. My parents still live there. I lived on the Whitton Estate. Lowestoft holds so many happy memories of growing up, from child to adult. As children we visited Normanston park to play games with bat and ball, kite flying. If we went to the beach it was always in front of the putting green. When we were about 8 - 10yrs we used to push an old pram [ no longer used by our baby sister] to ask for old newspapers by door knocking then we would push the pram to a collector on waveny road and get 2s 6p for our effort thats 12-13p in todays conversion. Between 3 - 4 of us we were rich. In Summer holidays especially we would walk along Blackheath road to Love lane as a group of young boys. This would bring you out on Stradbroke Road turn right follow the road for a while then turn right on to Long Road and back home. Once I got to about 10yrs I learnt to ride a bike.Then i started taking Dads racing pigeons in a box or basket for pigeons and ride several miles, and release them, usualy about 8 - 10 miles northwest direction a few sandwiches and some pop in a bottle. Several of us would go over to Oulton Broad swimming Baths for a couple of hours. There are many more wonderful memories of life in the 50`s and 60`s around Lowestoft. I have travelled back there many times, the pedestrianised area of the town centre is wonderful and so much more accessable to shoppers, making it much safer and far less traffic pollution. Sadly the docks area has lost its character of the Trawlers at home. I use to be able to walk around the docks watching fish being landed. My Dad was a fisherman for many years on the `` Antigua, Bermuda, several of the Boston boats ``. I still find Lowestoft a magical place to visit and the Sunrise`s are out of this world.

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Mildenhall, Suffolk

Review of Mildenhall by kelly soriano nightingale on April 10th, 2010
I have to tell you I am am American woman who married a british man in aug of 2007, had my wedding in the most charming little church in mildenhall and the had her reception at the Riverside Hotel and stayed there on my honeymoon night, It was and always will be one the most beautiful moments and memories of my life. Kelly Soriano Nightingale

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Review of Mildenhall by Steve Warren on September 11th, 2009
Great little town with plenty to see - much as the surrounding villages. Try this site for proper details: www . VisitMildenhall . co . uk

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Newmarket, Suffolk

Review of Newmarket by Jane on July 8th, 2007
New market has one of the best hospitals in the country to help animals. Such a shame there is no help in finding accommodation; for people that live out of the area I find this has left me feeling totally lost. I suppose great for the race course and useless for the everyday person needed guidance. There are many people needing to get to this hospital that will have to search for a more accommodating area.

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Southwold, Suffolk

Review of Southwold by Natalie on July 29th, 2008
Had a very disappointing room at the Swan Hotel when we stayed there recently. It was one of the 'garden rooms', which should be more accurately described as 'car park rooms', and not in the main hotel so was obviously going to be a different set up. However, we were not prepared for the tatty, pokey and dated pre-fab that awaited us. Apparently these rooms are due a refurb in January, but you might as well be staying in a run-down Travel Tavern for all the charm and character they offer. We felt compelled to complain and the manager was very understanding and accommodating, offering us a discounted rate as he could not move us elsewhere. It is annoying when old, character hotels provide these shabby, alternative extension rooms as they really are trading on the main building's architecture and charm. I know you get what you pay for, but this was just taking the mickey! Overall, I felt the hotel is resting on its laurels somewhat at the moment. Fantastic breakfast though.

Review of Southwold by Joe on March 29th, 2007
Simply fantastic!

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Sudbury, Suffolk

Review of Sudbury by n.carpenter on October 25th, 2007
on a recent visit to sudbury myself and my father visited the anchor and found the staff and landlord very friendly and made us feel very welcome . however a local lad i believe his name is kevin and a regular to the anchor approached me and father outside and subjected my father to a barrage of insults.my father who is 80 years old believed was because we were irish felt very intimidated left straight away.we have being regular visitors to sudbury and find the people of sudbury very friendly and hope to return again soon despite this isolated incident

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Wattisfield, Suffolk

Review of Wattisfield by David on September 9th, 2006
Only had time to visit pottery -twice actually- it was so lovely and the staff so friendly that we over extended our budget, but it was well worth the beautiful crocky etc. Keep up the good work.

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Woodbridge, Suffolk

Review of Woodbridge by Emma Green on August 22nd, 2006
Spent a weekend there visiting friends very nice picturesque town. Unfortunately we were unable to find accomodation. You either need to book in advance or be a non-smoker. As we come from Scotland were smoking is banned everywhere we do have respect this disicsion. But the arrogance from the boarders was unbeliveable I will not return.....

Surrey Reports

County Review by Nick on August 12th, 2008
Although Surrey is small and has 'lost' lots of territory to London, it still retains much unspoilt countryside and a true rural feel. It is indeed a county of some contrast with sprawling suburbs to the north and rolling farmland and countryside to the south, east and west.

The area has long been important to kings (saxon kings were crowned at Kingston), Lords (lets not forget that the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede) and, more recently, Captains of industry and a lot of it is prime stockbroker belt land.
Guildford in the west is a vibrant but small city with superb shopping facilities, a castle, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and lots of things to do down by the River Wey. Farnham with its castle and keep and super Georgian High St is also a good place to base your self.

Moving eastwards along the downs the landscape changes to green fields, picturesque villages, market towns and bubbling streams and brooks. There are delightful churches and buildings at Shere, Gomshall, Ripley and Abinger - all well served by local pubs and excellent walks.
As we move along the downs we come to Ranmore, leith Hill (the highest point in south east england) and Box Hill where the proliferation of trees atop the hills afford marvellous views and nestled below the three lies Dorking - another market town with a massive history (and vineyard!) and used as a base by Dickens (and the Romans)

Southern Surrey is really just a collection of villages with no major settlement making it perfect for a leisurely break - the south coast is also easily accessible from here - as is Gatwick Airport.
To the east lie towns such as Redhill, Reigate, Horley and Caterham - all of which have grown beyond recognition in the last 30 years.

There are many fine golf courses (wentworth for instance) across the county, walking and riding opportunities beyond compare and a wealth of other activities for the outdoors enthusiast....perfect really!

County Review by hank on January 25th, 2006
we are from st louis in the usa and we visited surrey for a holiday last year. we had been to the UK before (london 3 times?5{ close to the city but see a bit more of england. surrey was delightful, really quite rural in areas and there was plenty of history and heritage to view. we stayed in dorking which is a neat market town surrounded by lovely hills to walk.

Ashtead, Surrey

Review of Ashtead by susan nash on October 12th, 2009
I was born and raised at Read Road Lower Ashtead. I spent the first 19 years of my life there, if I could turn back the clock I would choose Ashtead as my ideal place to live. I have lived in England, Australia, Canada and now America, Ashtead is my choice of a safe, quiet and comfortable to live, I know it has probably changed a lot since I was last there in 1989, but it would still be my choice of places to live. Sue

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Chertsey, Surrey

Review of Chertsey by Hannah on November 20th, 2007
Went to the tavern with my boyfriend had a lovely meal. the atmosphere was great, wonderful customer service and brilliant food (at a good price)!! Staff really friendly and there is a great selection of booze!! definetly goin there again i recommend it.

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Chiddingfold, Surrey

Review of Chiddingfold by Buster on August 19th, 2010
we have eaten twice at this restaurant, excellent food & service, with an interesting wine list too. The refurb is modern, with lots of personal items around which give the restaurant a family feel. The owners are hands on which we love. Well done this area is in dire need of new exciting venue like The Swann

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Cobham, Surrey

Review of Cobham by Amy on December 15th, 2009
Cobham is a delightful village. I lived there as a girl in the 1970s, and we had a wonderful time going everywhere on out bicycles. It's a lovely bit of countryside right on the doorstep of London. I believe the house my family lied inis worth ten times what it was when we sold it in 1978. Real estate is very dear in Surrey.

Review of Cobham by Kathy Feindt on August 12th, 2006
My family lived in Cobham, England back in 1966. A Memory that will stay with me forever. I absolutely loved it and wish I could be there now.

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Croydon, Surrey

Review of Croydon by Jordan on November 13th, 2007
Croydon is a brilliant place. The shopping and transport is the best in London and the south of the borough is truely spectacular with i t's golf courses and the North Downs of Surrey. Nobody can put Croydon down if they haven't been there!

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Dorking, Surrey

Review of Dorking by Sybil on July 14th, 2011
Dorking has inevitably developed into a commuter settlement, but it is also a fine old country town with some characterful little shops, the town nearly surrounded by downland hills and with Box Hill northwards.

Review of Dorking by Nadia on April 21st, 2009
Nestling amidst the super Surrey Hills countryside, Dorking still retains all the features of a bustling market town. People have settled here since Roman times and many famous people were born here or lived in the surrounds including Laurence Olivier, Oliver Reed and Eric Clapton.
Historic West St is the centre of the renowned Antiques Centre and the ancient Kings Arms whilst Dickens stayed at the White Horse in the wide High St.
The surrounding countryside is truly stunning with Ranmore, Box Hill and Leith Hill ( the highest point in the South Esast of England ) the local high points. Westcott, Holmbury St Mary, Abinger, Brockham, Betchworth and leigh are all delightful villages with historic inns just perfect for a pint.

Review of Dorking by Anna-Maria on April 20th, 2009
We have lived in Dorking now for about 4 years and absolutely love it. Hubbie is in to cycling and so the country here is perfect for him (and the 1000's of others who spend their weekends doing it) and our son has settled very well in to the local school. We moved from Putney in London and the contrast couldn't be greater. And despite the rural market town feel and the ability to go for a walk and not see a soul you can be in Central London in an hour

Review of Dorking by F. Salter on September 24th, 2007
i live in Dorking and apart from not being able to find a local copper, and the late night revellers in dean street on a friday night it is a lovely little town. Admittedly the choice of shops is restricted by space and high costs. At least it is quite safe to walk in at night compared to larger towns. The schools are good and although the MVDC is trying to alter the area we still have some green areas left to enjoy.

Review of Dorking by nick on January 25th, 2006
I used to live in Dorking and it is a small but nicely formed country town with super countryside all around. there are lots of restaurants, pubs and antique shops and plenty of estate agents which reflect the affluence of the area. A lot of locals work in London and the commute takes around 45 minutes. Some of the surrounding villages like Brockham, Betchworth, Abinger, Capel and Mickleham are well worth a visit as is Box Hill which, along with Ranmore Hill, loom over the town.

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Farnham, Surrey

Review of Farnham by Caryn on January 29th, 2008
Farnham, what a wonderful place to stay & visit. It's only an hour out of London but also 5 minutes away from beautiful countryside. For things to do take a look at: www.farnhamcommunity.org.uk/leisure_tourism/

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Hampton Court, Surrey

Review of Hampton Court by teddy on May 1st, 2007
If you are visiting the area try and get over to the kings arms hotel Just by the maze great old english building very friendly and good selection for lunch the real english pub Im told. Made my vacation

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Haslemere, Surrey

Review of Haslemere by Nathan Fletcher on November 18th, 2006
Having lived and worked in haslemere i recommend it to anybody. Used to work at the prince of wales in hammervale, great country pub to visit. Nice locals good beers had some great nights here.

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Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey

Review of Richmond Upon Thames by NINA on November 8th, 2007
Welcome to London's most attractive borough, which for hundreds of years has been a favourite retreat of Royalty, the rich and the famous. The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough for 21 miles linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. With beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits and town centres bursting with shops and restaurants, Richmond upon Thames rivals anywhere in London.

Sussex Reports

Alfriston, Sussex

Review of Alfriston by Steven on November 9th, 2007
Stayed at The Star, had a great stay. The new owners were lovely, and very accomodating. Our second night, we decided to eat at The The Tudor House, and just had to mention, what a fantastice meal we had. We could not fault the food or service, a must visit for anyone visiting Alfriston.

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Arundel, Sussex

Review of Arundel by Pete Butler on March 5th, 2006
To walk into the vast Drawing Room that overlooks the River Arun, at Arundel Castle, is quite an experience, as this was originally Henry the Second's Great Hall. The beautiful church-like Dining Room, next to this, was his Chapel. The impressive Medieval [9ft thick] curtain wall practically surrounds the entire Castle, and is a special survival - not to mention its wonderful Medieval earthworks, Keep of 1140, Gatehouse of 1070, Barbican of 1200, Regency Library [formed from the original Elizabethan Long Gallery, etc. Quite easily one of the finest castle's to be found anywhere.

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Burpham, Sussex

Review of Burpham by James on April 19th, 2006
I Live in Burpham, You HAVE to goto the george and dragon pub and eat one of their lamb shanks.

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Chichester, Sussex

Review of Chichester by Dennis James on June 25th, 2007
The village venue looks terrific. What's giving me heartburn, and no doubt many other tourists trying to do two venues in one day, is the 10:30 opening. As it is we will only have an hour and 15 at the site before having to leave to make an appointment in Shaftsbury. Is it possible to get in by 10am? I've noticed the common opening of 10am at most venues and wonder why this is so considering the flow of site hungry tourists like us. Regards, Dennis James. Historian. Teacher.

Review of Chichester by Pete Butler on March 26th, 2006
A vibrant, popular and exciting city, Chichester has a rich history, from Roman and Saxon through to its awe-inspiring Norman presence in the shape of its vast cathedral, and later Medieval buildings. During the Norman period a motte-&-bailey castle was established in Chichester, though had a short life, and all that remains today is its rather sad looking, truncated motte.

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Chilgrove, Sussex

Review of Chilgrove by clare on April 21st, 2009
I visited the Fish House for a celebration dinner as had been watching the hype for months. However what we ate was in a word VERY MEDIOCRE...my friends and i gave it around 3 of 10. The service was impeccable and the front of house manager, Paul, was fantastic. Just a shame the food didnt live up to it. The decor, despite the reported 4.2 million spent on it, was no better than any gastro pub in the area. Certainly wont be going back.

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Review of Chilgrove by Karalie Hillyer on March 19th, 2007
We lived in Chilgrove as the war ended, in a cottage then known as Underwood Cottage (now, I believe, Plantation Cottage.) No running water, tilly lamps, the glorious beech wood behind, and the hamlet which had the pub, blacksmith, (I used to ride across the Downs with him, delivering letters. He on Laddie, and I on laddie's mum, Topsy. His family lived in the cottage on the R.H.end of the White Horse, and his forge was opposite. The family Renwick farmed their dairy herd, milked by Landgirls. My brother and I ran wild over the Downs!Glorious happy days!

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Climping, Sussex

Review of Climping by burt on May 3rd, 2009
not much in climping but that is its appeal - windy walks along a deserted beach (in winter) - and the fabulous bailiffscourt hotel of course. Oh and a nice pub at the end of the lane. Gets busy in summer though

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Copthorne, Sussex

Review of Copthorne by val borchardt on November 24th, 2006
many years ago my late husband and i stayed at the copthorn hotel en route to the usa and i was so impressed that i have never forgotten it. thank you.

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Crawley, Sussex

Review of Crawley by Geraldine Todd on August 16th, 2006
For the thousands of travellers who travel out of Gatwick airport, if staying overnight in the area they could visit Crawley which is very easily reached by car. Crawley is a bustling town with a huge variety of shops, eating places and pubs. The undercover Mall is a very modern shopping precinct where the local tourist board staff are happy to give advice to visitors. Not only does Crawley have a shopping area there are a number of large recreation parks in and around the centre. Tilgate Park with over 400 acres of gardens, woodland and lakes with a nature centre is certainly worth visiting. Crawley has a leisure centre where there is a multi-screen cinema, bowling facilities and eateries. Ideal for families to enjoy some activities together. Obviously I cannot cover every asect of Crawley but please remember next time you stay-over near Gatwick to take some time out and visit Crawley itself I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Review of Crawley by Pete Butler on March 28th, 2006
A rather overlooked 'part' of Crawley, is the ancient village of Ifield. Sitting to the west of the Crawley town centre, it has a beautiful Medieavl church and quaint streets, at its historic heart. The Quakers House is reputed to be THE first Quaker meeting place in the world, and nestled beside it is a lovely little cemetery. Ifield Railway Station is situated at the norternmost end of Ifield Lane, originally being called 'Ifield Halt', and being built in 1906. Ifield is easily reached by train from Horsham, or Three Bridges, and I would recommend a visit to anyone who likes the idea of an Olde English village..but you have to walk through the busier part to reach the village heart! Notice too, the vast number of ancient oak trees, that once obviously lined the lanes in Medieval times. Ifield, of course, is mentioned in the great Domesday Book.

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East Grinstead, Sussex

Review of East Grinstead by Juliet on March 1st, 2006
Hi I used to live in felbridge on copthorne road i now live in bangor NI i miss it there so much i loved the kings center and going to the charcoal grill my dads friends restaurant it ws so cool.

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Eastbourne, Sussex

Review of Eastbourne by Marie Pedley on May 26th, 2011
Eastbourne is a quiet clean coastal town worthy of a visit and there are many attractions within driving distance. However, we would like to warn fellow travellers about the apartment we stayed in. Here is our review below. Travellers please beware Ground floor Devonshire Mansions Mr Gary Ablewhite Eastbourne UK The best that can be said about this apartment is that it is modern and clean and well located. Our involvement with those associated with running it was disastrous. The first problem is that a few days prior to arriving I rang up to ask about access and where we collect the key. I was informed by our contact Georgina, that she would meet us at the apartment and that we needed to bring our own bedding. This was not in the details and had not been mentioned in any e-mails to me. Upon arrival we parked up a few streets away from the apartment and called Georgina, who said that she would meet us at the apartment. I asked if we could use the secure parking to which she replied abruptly 'no', without any explanation. We had had a long journey and we were fed up with the lack of communication. Our baby had been sick all over her car seat and we had to park on double yellow lines at the apartment while waiting for Georgina to turn up. She never explained that she had to come from another part of Eastbourne and was not located at Devonshire Mansions. After over half an hour of waiting she turned up without an apology and let us in. We asked why we had to provide our own bedding to which she replied that she had not been told to make up the beds for us. We asked for contact details for someone to ring in case there was a problem and she suggested that we contact the apartment owner, Mr Ablewhite. We could also try her but she explained that her phone was playing up and so there was little point. It was the coldest holiday welcome we have ever received and we have stayed in many holiday homes all over the world. Anyway, I tried to contact both Mr Ablewhite and Mr Meehan (agent?) and got no reply from either of them. When we went to the bathroom, we discovered that no towels were provided either, so we had to pop down to the shops to purchase a set of towels. This was very annoying as this was also not mentioned in the property details. Our own fitted sheets also did not fit the king size bed. Our stay at the apartment was uneventful and I have little to complain about the apartment itself. It is located close to the seafront and being on the ground floor the sea can be glimpsed from the apartment. The secure parking is in the basement and is accessed by key fob. To gain access to the car park requires travelling by a lift, even though it is only one floor below the apartment. The is no alternative stairway to the basement. On leaving we cleaned up the apartment and left it as we found it. Over the next few weeks we waited for our deposit to be returned. Please note that it says in the contract that it will be returned within 12 days. I sent off three e-mails that received no reply and tried to call both Mr Meehan and Mr Ablewhite. I was prepared to go through the small claims court to get this matter resolved but it was finally returned extremely late after my wife finally got through to Mr Ablewhite. Once again neither explanation nor apology was given and we believe he intended to keep the deposit hoping we wouldn’t chase it up. To conclude, if you want a stress free holiday I would suggest you certainly look elsewhere. I have given the apartment one star because of the terrible service we received from start to finish.

Review of Eastbourne by Andy on May 12th, 2007
Once a place for old farts,Eastbourne is changing fast,with niteclubs opening up regularly to serve the party massive. The hardest part is deciding which niteclub to choose. With 7 withing walking distance,you've got 1 for each nite of the week,a week that'll have you coming back.

Review of Eastbourne by Ron Milligan on March 23rd, 2007
Not so much a review rather the memory of having a last tot of rum in The Hurst Arms at 2pm before getting married on the 24th December, 1964 at St. Phillips Church. I was in the RN then and spent many happy week ends in Eastbourne courting the wife.Happy to say that I am still married. Thank you

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Fittleworth, Sussex

Review of Fittleworth by Pete on March 28th, 2006
The famous composer, Elgar, lived at pleasant Fittleworth, and the almost equally well known, Swan Inn, is to be found here (c.1367). Fittleworth Church is ancient, though restored in Victorian times, as so many were. The village seems romantically caught in an earlier age, and sits beside the beautiful winding country lane that no doubt its ancient villagers knew so well.

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Gatwick, Sussex

Review of Gatwick by on March 28th, 2006
Many may not realise, but Gatwick means 'Goat Farm' in old Saxon lingo - so, what is now an international centre of world travel, actually began life as a goat enclosure. Its cousin, Heathrow, was originally the playground-of-thievery for none other than Dick Turpin!

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Glastonbury, Sussex

Review of Glastonbury by I wonder ? on September 28th, 2009
Crystals, candles, many forms of, "divination".....Tarot cards, astrology readers, healers, vegetarian cafes...They're all here in Glastonbury. I personally do not think that crystals have any effect on anything whatsoever. candles, well, they're handy when there's a power cut. Tarot, astrology ? Well, I've seen and heard the, "readers" quite a few times, and I think most of them are pathetic, and useless. You hear their next to useless views, you sit there wide eyed for an hour, then promptly forget the whole thing. Healers ? Having asked many people about their, "healing" session, I often hear, "it was really good"....."did you get cured of whatever" I ask. "I think so" they reply. In other words, they didn't. Moronic waste of time and money. Vegetarian cafes, well, I'm a vegetarian and have been for many years. I think eating murdered animals in an act of absolute insanity. If only the cafe owners were vegeterian as well. They like to make you think they are alright, I wonder why ? These are some of my observations on Glastonbury. More later.....

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Hartfield, Sussex

Review of Hartfield by Marc Preston on March 16th, 2006
Hartfield is a fantastically beautiful place with lots to see. The Ashdown forest near by with its history of the Pooh Bear stories makes for a great day out.

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Hastings, Sussex

Review of Hastings by A.Davidson on October 31st, 2010
Lovely museum.Steep climb on foot.Shame about the pier.The promenade frontage could improve with some Tlc.Nice outdoor market and quaint old town well worth a visit.

Review of Hastings by Jenny on August 8th, 2009
Blue reef...total waste of money, you are better off going to an aquatic store you will see just as much, small and just not worth it..but town and beech lovely..parking a little expensive

Review of Hastings by mrs c morrison on April 6th, 2008
i have renamed hastings scaffolding on sea.ive have been coming to hasting all my life because my mother is from there and i still have family down there.i live in perth scotland with my family and we have just spent a week in hastings and i would not recommend it to anyone its very shabby to say the least. and its very sad to see the pier in its present state.However i do recommend the three oaks inn fantastic food and drink and friendly folk. untill the next time goodbye for now MRS C MORRISON PERTH SCOTLAND

Review of Hastings by M HENDERSON on February 29th, 2008
SHERBARN IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO TO STAY FOR A FEW DAYS. THE SECURITY STAFF ARE SO FRIENDLY AND POLITE. ALLWAYS EAGER TO HELP, NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY. YOU REALLY MUST VISIT, IF YOU NEED A SHORT BREAK.

Review of Hastings by Claire on December 17th, 2007
Please amend your prices on Clambers. It costs 6 pounds per child over 18 months plus 1 pound for each adult. Great venue but extortionate prices. Very expensive day out - It even has non-refundable lockers at 1 pound!!

Review of Hastings by Pete on March 28th, 2006
Although largely in ruins, Hastings Castle is an historical gem, and not only for playing its own part in the Battle of Hastings fought further inland at Battle. Thomas Beckett (a' Beckett is a modern version of his name that bears nothing to its reality) was a head priest of the chapel here, prior to becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, and this cliff-top site is still very atmospheric.The town of Hastings is largely Victorian, and tends to lie in the shadow of its more prestigious neighbour, but a lovely place to visit..and don't forget to look at the castle!

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Horsham, Sussex

Review of Horsham by John Nelson on October 30th, 2006
Enjoyed a fabulous family Sunday lunch, good food, great staff BUT the disabled loo was a nightmare for an old lady with two carers far too small, doors opening at odd angles and cluttered by a linene basket! Barely met the legal minimum. At the other end of the age scale, we had stop the 19 month old grandson from picking up one of dozens of old cigarette ends on the garden terrace. Very unpleasant for all of us to look at too. Day spoilt by lack of attention to detail

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Lewes, Sussex

Review of Lewes by "Rondo" Frederick R. Gage on May 19th, 2007
I am an American descendant of Sir John Gage and had the pleasure of visiting my ancestral home June of 2006. Lord Gage, my cousin spent 45 minutes having lunch with me and it will always remain as one of the most special moments of my life. My family found out about our 500 years history in 1997 so I grew unaware. When I toured europe with "America's Youth In Concert" we toured both "The Tower of London" and "Winsor Castle" not knowing my ancestral connection to them both. Please visit Peter and Penny Woolgar, they are wonderful people and great caretakers of my families history and home!!!! Also attend a sermon at Gage Chapel with Pastor Peter. I hope to return to Firle Place again very soon!!! "Rondo"

Review of Lewes by Peter on March 28th, 2006
Lying above Brighton, and a good deal older than its famous neighbour, Lewes [with its Norman castle beautifully bathed in light every night..why on earth do they not do this at Arundel?) is as historic, as it is charming. Much to see and do here, with a wonderful shopping centre as well. The haunting Cluniac Priory ruins are a sad relic of royal politics, and once yeilded a remarkable find in the shape of its founders [William and Gundulph de Warenne] being 'unearthed' when Victorian builders stumbled upon their coffins, while digging the new railway line in 1865. The Priory was a HUGE foundation, and the new railway line was rather scandalously cut right through the once extensive ruins. Visit the famous 14th Century building that is today a charming bookshop sitting atop narrow Keere St, where legend would have it that the Prince Regent wrecklessly drove his carriage down..for a bet [!], & don't miss the lovely Elizabethan Southover House, constructed out of the Priory ruins. Its lovely gardens benefitted too, with lovely decorated Norman stonework to be seen hither and thither..

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Mayfield, Sussex

Review of Mayfield by mrs karen(parker)mariano on November 13th, 2009
I went first to the convent of the holy child jesus in hastings when i was nine and moved onto the old palace at mayfield ......had some wonderful times at both schools,but on occasions felt homesick as my parents were living at the time in the phillipines and i only saw them once a year in the summer holidays.I remember the nuns being very strict but i grew up there learning some good morals and still abide by the school motto'action not words' what an excellent motto.Wondered if you had an ideas as to how i could try and track down old school friends be interesting to find out what they all did in their lives.I was at the old palace from 1970-1987.Look forward to hearing from you.karen x

Review of Mayfield by annie on October 27th, 2006
i go to st leonards mayfield school, i started just 6 weeks ago and its the BEST school in the whole world! i love it soo much and everyone is so friendly and welcoming its un-real. Everythings easy to jump into and its awesome getting to have such family-like backgrounds. Theres always someone you can talk to whether its staff or your friends, people are always there to help you. Its really like one big family really, im still very new but i dont know what i would do if i left now knowing how great a learning environment can be, im staying for four years, i know i will get the qualifications that i need and i will be sad to leave, but untill then i shall be enjoying myself- iv been to over 10 schools and this is soo the best one by far! it rocks and we're all smart and get good education. parents would have to be completley MAD not to send their daughter here, if they dont.. well there missing out on a life time of oppurtunities, im serious. i love it!! and its not just me, all you need to do is take one look of the beautiful school and completley fall in love with it. You will not be dissapointed!! Best Wishes, A year 10 student

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Midhurst, Sussex

Review of Midhurst by Alma Friston on February 25th, 2007
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Royal Oak on Saturday 5th of March 1955. At that time it was a small inn which only sold beer. I believe we only stayed there because of a favour by friends. Adelightful couple ran it, the name escapes me, possibly Harry and his wife. They had a relative staying with them who was a funeral director, what stories were told that night . they kept us up until midnight. I remember a fox pelt hanging on the door which led to a small dining room and the upstairs bedroom, It must have changed considerably since then.I remember the landlord used to go round the village to pick up any regulars who had trouble walking.

Review of Midhurst by John Trueman, Editor, Midhurst Pages on April 20th, 2006
In 2004 Country Life Magazine voted Midhurst in West Sussex the Best Place to Live in Southern England. It is a small, compact Market Town with under 5000 inhabitants and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside which is ideal for walking, mountain-biking and riding. North Street pavements are wide and have, in addition, a cobbled margin where cars and unloading lorries are allowed to park. Although the road through Midhurst, North Street, is generally busy, especially in the holiday months, you never feel hemmed in by the traffic which is slowed down by a new mini-roundabout and pedestrian crossing. There are two International Hotels - the Spread Eagle and Angel - and numerous pubs and restaurants. Surprisingly, there are several avante garde ladies fashion shops, an organic butchers, a traditional 'gentleman's outfitters' and antique shops offering discontinued china antique silver and old clocks. A kitchen company - arguably one of the best in Southern England - has its HQ and Showroom in the town. Cowdray Castle is, in part, being renovated to keep the structure from collapsing, and a new visitor centre will become active in 2007. The Tudor Walled Garden at the Cowdray Ruins is well worth a visit; and a walk a long the banks of the River Rother a complete delight. The 1000 year old Queen Elizabeth oak is still florishing in Cowdray Park - Queen Elizabeth 1 visited the oak when dropping in on Cowdray Castle in the 16th century.For those studying the old wildwood of Britain, Cowdray Park with its old oaks and chesnuts, and the adjoing Petworth Park, is a big surprise Midhurst is a popular film set and has recently played host to Foyle's War, the period whodunnit, set in World War 2. Episodes 1 and 2 were filmed in Church Hill and Knockhundred Row. Details may be viewed here: www.violetdesigns.co.uk/foyles_war_midhurst.htm For building historians and architects studying vernacular architecture Midhurst is an essential place to visit as the town is rich in buildings dating back to the 15th century, mostly extremely well preserved. Listed Building architects involved in the town's renovations have their business in Hedley within easy motoring distance.In conjunction with the vernacular architecture studies at the near-by Weald & Downland Museum, Midhurst provides a venue for studying the migration of vernacular architecture to Virginia in the US from the time of the first settlements. Midhurst is also an ideal spot to start a collection of Pub Signs as there are numerous inns; and many more popular pubs in the outlying villages. One a year in the satellite village of Heyshott an open-air rally and working exhibtion of old farm tractors, threshing machines and farm implements is held with ploughing competitions with the 'old' or traditional kit. Defintely a 'must' for farm and countryside historians. There are two large free public carparks, one adjoining North Street and the other at the Grange on the southern edge of the town. There are outdoor cafes and secluded gardens where you can enjoy peace and tranquillity. H.G.Wells grew up in the town and you can walk in the footsteps of the Invisible Man. Historians of World War 2, especially the invasion period when many British, Canadian and American troops were stationed in West Sussex,will find the cental location of Midhurst ideal for their studies. There is a computer centre where visitors may undertake research on the Internet and the West Sussex Record Office is only an easy 15 minutes drive away in Chichester. People hunting for antiques, including French Country Furniture, find Midhurst's central location - between Petworth in the east and Petersfield in the west - ideal. There are probably more antique businesses in these three towns than anywhere else in the UK, and travelling between the towns is a quick,effortless, country drive. Finally, for riders and polo enthusiasts this is the ultimate horsey part of England.If you are Londoner and want to spend the week-end riding start by contacting the Cowdray Estate which has holiday cottages to let near Benbow Pond. For more information on Midhurst visit the Community Website at www.violetdesigns.co.uk/midhurst.htm

Review of Midhurst by on March 24th, 2006
A beautiful town 6miles from Petworth, with the ruins of Cowdray House a major attraction. Queen Elizabeth the First stayed here in 1597, and apparently shot a deer in Cowdray Park. Her younger brother, Edward the Sixth, also came to Midhurst, staying at Cowdray where he was 'excessively banketted' (sic), according to his diaries.

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Pulborough, Sussex

Review of Pulborough by Pete Butler on March 23rd, 2006
During 1985, the YTS 'Youthforce' team, repaired all of the table-top tombs in Pulborough churchyard. I was a part of that team, and very much enjoyed my time working there. Many Roman finds have been unearthed at this high-perched site, and undoubtedly there was a Roman presence on such an advantageous location, prior to the church being built here. The famous 20th Century ghosthunter, lived and died at Pulborough, and his grave is to be found in the churchyard.

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Rye, Sussex

Review of Rye by collington on March 11th, 2007
We love rye and visit quite a lot ,we were there on saturday and paid a visit to the mermaid inn which was beautiful and very historic.

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Selsey, Sussex

Review of Selsey by Miss S Kely on April 29th, 2008
We went to West Sands Selsey on 25/04/08 and arrived in our silver carvan, and after that we had one problem after another. Firsty a bedroom light had shattered and been placed in a wardrobe, the side table was broken, a draw was broken but the final thing was the double bed that had planks missing - Dave the maintence man was really friendly when trying to fix the problems and finally suggested we move. We got moved to a Gold caravan what was spacious, the only problem that we had with that caravan was that the bathroom light was not working and the heater was also not working. Ok, so we had a few problems with the caravan, but alhtogeth the holiday its self was brillient, the evening entertainment was brillent espechally when Suzie Quatro appeard, that was our highlight my little brother 4 really enjoyed himself at the kids club as we could leave him in there while we would watch the show. The swimming pool was fantastic, the fun fair was a blast, the beach was so close. And i just want to say a well done to all the team at West Sands for the holiday anbd espechally mading it look lovely after the storm a couple of months ago that trashed many caravans leaving missing spaces at the site. The site its self is huge Thats all i have to say about that, wew are already thinking about another holiday there when Toyah Wilcoks is there. Brillient

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Review of Selsey by mikethelifecoach on March 8th, 2006
We first visited to Selsey four years ago. We found driving along the road into Selssy a farm shop where we stopped to buy some fresh fruit. The kindness and friendliness they could not of done more to assist. We filled up with petrol along the way the road into Selsey was three miles away. little did we know our lives were about to change. We but our first holiday home at White horse caravan park. There is everything there for all the family. We took our dogs where our dog a german shephard of 12 years old spent her final days. We bought a willerby cottage at West sands caravan park. We enjoyed the time so much we love to share our holidays for others to enjoy. Last year I collapsed and was very ill with great and warm felt thanks to security at bunn leisure and Selseys first responders they saved my life the ambulance was there in three minutes. Now we can all enjoy sunny Selsey by the sea. There is everything there for all the family. Our six year old enjoys his trips to the town where we sit in Penny lane cafe where the children can play out in the enclosed garden. Our Mother enjoys walking round the village. We all look forward to visiting Goodwood Revival .thanks to Selsey we can enjoy the beauty and the health aspect of Selsey as it is three miles out to sea . The three winds of Selsey is amazing for your health its a place where we love to be.

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Steyning, Sussex

Review of Steyning by Kate on May 21st, 2007
I am wondering if this is the Nicholas Hamilton who was in the Kings Royal Dragoon in late 70's early 80's and who got to know 2 Australian beauties Kate and Jane ( the colonial girls)??? If so please respond Thank You

Review of Steyning by on April 1st, 2006
Steyning was a major port during the Anglo-Saxon period, and important enough to have Alfred the Great's father buried there [he was later re-buried, at Winchester]. Lovely shopping centre here, amid ancient buildings and welcoming old pubs, and a generally nice villagy feel. Steyning Church is a spacious Norman building, at one time much bigger, with an Elizabethan tower. The local museum is run by volunteers, and its website can be found at: http://www.steyningmuseum.org.uk

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Wisborough Green, Sussex

Review of Wisborough Green by r.wilson on July 23rd, 2012
july 2012 Since your last review the pub has changed hands. In fact over a year ago. The food is now very good indeed and the garden at the rear a lovely area. Would recommend a visit now

Review of Wisborough Green by jillie royle on January 24th, 2010
The Three Crowns must have changed hands since I last went there - what a shock - there used to be an extensive menu, lots of people, a cosy atmosphere and delicious bar food. No More. The place was empty, the dining room was like a cheap hotel, the menu small and half the things were `0ff` due to what the landlord said was a rush over lunch. We arrived at 1.30!!! The soup tasted like packet, I ordered fish cakes and got a fish pie which was packet with salmon and vitually nothing else, and my friend had a tiny helping of Gravlax, three tiny slices for £7.50. Having driven an hour and looking forward to the Three Crowns as it used to be we were bitterly disappointed. The poor Landlord seemed to be in charge of the bar, the kitchen and waiting at table - what a change to the old days. Would not RECOMMEND.

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Worthing, Sussex

Review of Worthing by Pete Butler on March 24th, 2006
Worthing is too often associated with its seafront, town cente & the elderly folk who like to retire to the sea. But let us not forget, that Worthing also encompasses the neighbouring villages of Broadwater, Durrington, Salvington, High Salvington, Tarring, Goring and Findon Valley. There are historical delights to be found in each of these - High Salvington Windmill [c.1750, restored and beautifully maintained by Peter Casebow & friends]; Broadwater's exquisite Medieval church with famed Norman tower; Tarring's 14th Century 'Parsonage Row' & Archbishop's Palace [c.1230]; Salvingon's quaint streets and, Goring's ancient Tudor coaching inn 'The Bull', and famous Ilex Walk.

Tyne and Wear Reports

Boldon, Tyne and Wear

Review of Boldon by CHETAN VINAYAK on May 23rd, 2009
HI TODAY I CAME TO YOUR HOTEL IN BOLDON TO HAVE A FEW PINTS WELL YOU NEED TO HAVE GROVEMENT STAMP GLASSES. THE BOY WHO SEVERD ME WAS VERY POILET WELL MANNED AND VERY FRENDLY I WILL COME TO THE QUAILTIY HOTEL IN BOLDON AGAIN.

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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Review of Sunderland by J Truman on September 6th, 2007
"The fact that I have been staying at Felicitations for more than 10 years surely says it all, Thoroughly Recommended." J Truman Police Officer Retired

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Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

Review of Tynemouth by Christine Bell on June 17th, 2006
My husband is from Tyne & Wear so we regularly travel up to visit his family. I think Tynemouth is beautiful. The beaches are clean for the kids to play on, and the priory is well worth a visit. There seems to be plenty of places of interest and plenty of places to take the kids whatever the weather. Whether you like shopping, or strolling along the beach, I'd recommend a visit. Just be sure to pack a few jumpers in case the weather turns cold!

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Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

Review of Wallsend by Alan Heward on March 17th, 2008
I was born in Wallsend in 1931 within a few hundred yards of Swan Hunter's Shipyard, and have lived all my life here. I am now 77 years of age ! The Wallsend I see today is not the Wallsend I remember from my childhood days. Every child knew about The Roman Wall, and there was a stone reconstruction in The Richardson Dees Park (near the Station Road/Marshall's Bank entrance) which was supposed to be the actual end of the wall. There were also blocks of stone in the Sir G.B.Hunter Hall Grounds which were reputedly from the Roman stables at Segedunum. The wall itself ran beneath the former Carville Chapel, and there was a commemorative plaque in a small garden shrubbery area within the chapel boundary. All have since been removed by North Tyneside Council which came into being in 1974. Wallsend had previously been an independant self-governing Urban District Council. In the mid-1930's excavations took place in either Hunter Street or Gerald Street to reveal what was supposedly The Roman Wall. I was only a toddler at the time and my sister had to hold my hand as I climbed over the piles of clay to look down at the excavations, which probably lay only a couple of feet deep. The "Roman Wall" was covered up and forgotten about for four or five decades. Then the popularity of "Time Team" on television gave North Tyneside Council the bright idea of cashing in on our local ancient history. The Segedunum "Fort" and Roman "Bath House" which you see today were built by council workmen from stone blocks unearthed at the site, removed from their original location, and used for the building work. The "Roman" murals were done by students and staff from North Tyneside College's Art Dept. Nothing on the site is genuine ! It is Wallsend's "Roman Experience", a money-making tourist attraction on a par with Disneyland. I have never visited the Segedunum site and have no wish to do so. I wouldn't pay good money for something which I regard as a complete sham. I am proud of who I am and where I was born, and have many happy childhood memories of Wallsend during it's heyday when members of the Royal Family visited Tyneside to launch some of the greatest ocean-going liners and warships ever buult. As a seven year old I was taken by my grandfather with other family members on a conducted tour of The Dominion Monarch. So I'm a true3 Geordie in every sense of the word and proud of my roots, but I'm certainly not proud of the fact that Segedunum Fort exists only in the imagination of those academics who are willing to believe that everything they see is genuine. Housesteads or Chesters at Corbridge are the places to visit to see genuine Roman history. I visited Vindolanda during the early days of excavation in the 1960's and all that was visible then was rubble, part of which it was claimed was a Roman Bath House. Tony Robinson and his "archeologists" have vivid imaginations, and most of their "findings" are nothing more than pure speculation. When the new dock was built at the former Neptune Yard in the 1960's, thousands of tons of clay was transported in lorries and dumped at Holy Cross. I'm told that schoolboys used to split open huge blocks of clay to reveal items of Roman pottery, which they used for target practice with their catapults. So much for archeology, and where were the experts then ?

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Review of Wallsend by michael jones on September 17th, 2007
wallsend is such a great town and the best ship building in the noirth east and blueline taxis are the best team taxis in north tyneyside

Warwickshire Reports

Alcester, Warwickshire

Review of Alcester by mr john noble on November 24th, 2009
just returned from visit to stratford and was apalled by being quoted health and safety"its the law"by numerous cafes,hotels,restaurants ets when we enquired if we could come in to eat/drink with our small well behaved dog, but congratulations to your bus operators and also to the people of moreton on march who see more sense..do not plan to visit stratford if you have a dog

Review of Alcester by Unhappybiker on May 22nd, 2009
As a venue for events, Arrow Mill is superb. The food is excellent and the staff (generally) helpful, the setting is beautiful with great views. The ground floor of the building has been very well restored and feels welcoming. Unfortunately, the room on the top floor (where we were placed) was absolutely attrocious. There is no lift (ergo no disabled access) so you have to lug your baggage up several flights of stairs, which for me was difficult, with having a heart condition, and when I saw the room I could have cried - it was probably the poorest hotel room I had seen anywhere - worse than some £25 a night B&B's I had stayed in. The furniture all looked tired, the bed felt ancient, the decor was poor and the bathroom - disgusting. The shower was filthy, covered in mildew and when placed at head height had no flow of water - you had to crouch down and use it hand held, and even then I could have passed water faster myself. All for the supposedly 'reduced' rate of £65 because we were attending a weekend function! Would I stay there again? Never!

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Barlestone, Warwickshire

Review of Barlestone by annemartin on May 18th, 2009
we went with friends, had best night in ages. food staff, fantastic. had some bad meals lately, but this was superb, would definatly go back.

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Edgehill, Warwickshire

Review of Edgehill by Barry on August 25th, 2006
One of the nicest pubs in all of UK is located on the top of Edgehill new landlords Tony and Susan are the nicest people food is great and the brew is not bad. I stayed there 4 nites in diffrent rooms due to last minute bookings stayed in Kings room Ruperts Room and Astleys room. View from gardens nice with a board with the histroy of the battle. Nice walks around the hill alittle steep but fun. I recommend this pub as a great place to stay and will visit it every time I return to the UK

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Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Review of Shipston-on-Stour by john & Lynne on August 20th, 2006
Excellent accomodation and food. friendly hosts nice atmosphere would certainly stop again.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Review of Stratford-upon-Avon by Linda Bullimore on April 15th, 2008
Restored my faith in the British Tourism industry - The Mercure Shakespear Hotel - superb location for walkabout in Stratford, incredibly gracious and courteous staff; top quality and excellence in decor - will recommend it every time. Fantastic! Stratford itself - beautifully quaint home of British culture and history oozing from every doorway. RSC theatre production of the best in entertainment and historic houses well managed and couriers exceptionally pleasant. Well done Stratford upon Avon - we've had a fabulous Shakesperience!

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Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire

Review of Tanworth-in-Arden by Gloria Elvidge on February 11th, 2009
Just to say I visited The Bell Inn in Tanworth in Arden last Sunday with twelve other friends and we had the most wonderful meals. Everything was cooked to perfection, the staff were very polite and the ambience great. We will definitely visit you again in the near future. Normally if there is a large crowd dining out, something goes wrong, either you are kept waiting for a considerable amount of time, the food is not up to standard or not good value for money. I cannot say that this was the case this time. Well done!

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Warwick, Warwickshire

Review of Warwick by Victoria on July 18th, 2006
I recently spent a few days in Warwick and it is a lovely place to be, the Castle is a must see for anyone going there-it is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do for adults and children. The people are so friendly and helpful, the town is very nice and there is a fair amount to look around-mostly old style shops you wouldn't find in any major city. I would definitely reccomend this place to people who want to relax or just get away for a few days.

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Welford on Avon, Warwickshire

Review of Welford on Avon by Mrs.L.Tovey on March 23rd, 2011
Good Evening, Yesterday Tuesday 22nd March 2011,at midday, my friend and I came to the Four Alls for lunch. Unfortunately I feel I have to write and complain to yourselves, my friend ordered vegetable stirfry, which you kindly offered to do as it as temporarily off the menu, when it came it only consisted of three different peppers and some noodles. That was all. Some other veg i.e. mushrooms, onions,etc would have been nice. I ordered fish and chips, when it came,the fish was very burnt, (it should never have been brought out), I then had another fish which was more acceptable but very greasy. The chips and peas were not very warm, obviously no fresh ones were placed with the second fish. We do go out about once a fortnight or three weeks to various pubs for a lunch, you were highly recommended but we were very dissappointed at the standard of the food, it was'nt as if you were busy at that time. We will not be recommending you to anyone else. Please can you comment on this. You do have my e mail address. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you. Mrs. L.Tovey.

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Waterford Reports

Waterford, Waterford

Review of Waterford by Roisin on July 28th, 2006
I lived in Waterford for several years, having moved from Dungarvan. My father worked at the famous Crystal factory for ten years prior to retirng. We moved to Dublin, but I like to return to this wonderful place as often as possible.

West Midlands Reports

County Review by Bernard Pritchard on May 20th, 2006
Hello. If you asking for a place to visit and remember My vote goes to Bridgenorth in Salop.Its buildings throw history in your face,which are mostly black and white and the local markets that are there on Saturdays have to be seen to be believed,but I think that the one thing that makes the whole scene so great is the timeless river Severn running so serenely and sometimes so violently through the part that is known as Low Town.I have seen the flood waters cause havoc,but nothing seems to bother the people of the town.Believe me,it is a place you will remember.

Acocks Green, West Midlands

Review of Acocks Green by jon wade on October 14th, 2009
A fabulous place to stay ! Stayed here for over two years as a contractor working in Birmingham. Acocks Green train station is 3 minutes walk. A large Sainsbury’s is less than 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. Take away food places are 2 minutes away in the high street The conservatory is a great place to spend your evenings so you not tied to your room There’s a kitchen guest area in the dinning room with a guest fridge, microwave and kettle. Large car park at rear of property The place is very clean and tidy and the food is excellent. The canal is 10 minutes walk, great for walking or biking Highly recommended !

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Albrighton, West Midlands

Review of Albrighton by mrs. m. bradley on July 18th, 2007
we had a great time at this loaction, my husband is from albrighton and we spent a weekend there for a family reunion, the accomodation that we had was great and we will be using this again. You are in an ideal location and if you have a car it is accessable to various areas of interest. Be prepared to eat out,whilst you have a fridge their is only a microwave/grill available for cooking. There are loads of restaurants, pubs and take-aways with local convenience stores available within walking distance.

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Bilston, West Midlands

Review of Bilston by Keelan & Gurlyn, > Bilston Church of England Primary School on January 6th, 2011
Bilston is a good place to live. There are many places to visit, like McDonald’s & chip shops. There is a church in Bilston called St, Leonard’s where people go to pray. There is a marvellous park called Hickman park where children go to play, you can also have a stroll in the park. There is a pet shop in the town that sells wonderful animals.

Review of Bilston by Daniel and Deacon , Bilston Church of England Primary School on January 6th, 2011
Bilston is full of good food places like, Mc Donalds and Majors chip shop. There is a super market in Bilston with lots of stalls on a Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. There are lots of stores in Bilston including Peacocks. There is a Butcher’s opposite peacocks. We have a lovely church in the middle of Bilston called ‘St Leanords’. In town there is a pet shop and a wonderful park. Near the brilliant art gallery there is a police station opposite the robin 2. Bilston is a great place to live.

Review of Bilston by Bethany and Jay , Bilston Church of England Primary School on January 6th, 2011
Bilston is a very nice place because there is a library which is also an art gallery. St. Leonard’s church is a nice church. Children from Bilston C of E primary school go to sing there. Every Wednesday Bilston C of E primary school goes to the leisure centre to swim. There is table tennis and lots of things to do in the leisure centre. In Hickman park there is a nice flower garden.

Review of Bilston by Joshua and Sean , Bilston Church of England Primary School on January 6th, 2011
Why not visit Bilston.! You can get to Bilston by… How to get here… M6 motorway Junction 10. The Black Country Route The Tram The Bus Places to see… You can have a stroll in our beautiful park. Take a look at our Art Gallery. A variety of places to eat…yum yum.

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Review of Birmingham by on December 30th, 2008
i have read some of the pevious reviews and i dont agree, the tower now refurbished looks great nice and fresh. the people there are friendly. I havent seem any rudeness from the bouncers in fact i was there on saturday 20th December and i was laughing a joking with one of the bouncers while we were waiting for my taxi. The atmosphere was great. I do agree with some of the reviews prices of drinks are a little expensive and you know i am sure that the manager can make some changes in the future. It would be such a shame if we were to loose this place again as it has a big dance floor, these people who are trying to bring it down, let me tell you come to the towers and see for yourself its brillant.

Review of Birmingham by tony on October 20th, 2006
been there for five years the best city in world love to come and visit again

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Coventry, West Midlands

Review of Coventry by Nick on March 29th, 2007
Coventry has an abundance of interesting places to eat and drink. For instance, The Chace, in South Coventry is a former Doctor's house with huge paintings inside and ornate victorian fire places. There's also, The Windmill village, in Allesley with a cellar and views across the golf course and lake. Dick Turpin is alleged to have stopped here on his way from London to York. If your looking for something more modern then the old Fire station,(just opened 2007) Priory Place and the Skydome have lots to offer. Browns Restaurant is in an art deco style and has a rooftop terrace overlooking the Cathedral Spire. For a coffee, the Godiva tea rooms offers an underground medieval experience next to the historic Guildhall. A little known gem of Coventry. For fantastic countryside views around Coventry then the Old Mill, Baginton, near Coventry Airport on the River Soar is idyllic. The Quicken Tree, in Fillongly village also offers beautiful views near George Elliot Country. Brandon Hall near where Keeping Up Appearances was filmed offers stately splendor. Coombe Abbey is a very romantic place for a meal with a moat around it and landscaped gardens. Overall, Coventry is a fascinating place to visit if people leave their preconceptions of it behind and are prepared to travel around the city and suburbs.

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Henley-in-Arden, West Midlands

Review of Henley-in-Arden by customer on January 13th, 2008
Just to say we have been to the Black Swan had a great meal, Very friendly people that run it. And i must say we had a great new year with them the best pub in town. From a customer that uses it a lot

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Smethwick, West Midlands

Review of Smethwick by geoff adams on February 27th, 2009
gi'day from christchurch new zealand.I'm an ex pat smethwick kid now living in the garden city of christchurch,heart of crusaders rugby,so far removed from the baggies,or anything remotly resembling civilization.about a year and a half ago I returned after 49 years in exile far away from my heritage and all the stuff that reminds me of who I am.In new zealand I'm a pakeha as iam so often reminded .I don't think for a moment any one has a clue to what it means to preserve items of heritage the old pumping station at the bottom of brasshouse lane.I remember it well as a young boy going to visit my nan and grandad who lived at No 24,Claris and Frank Bourgoyne or going with my dad and grandad to see West Brom at the Hawthornes. My dad worked at the Birmid until we left England in 1968,when I CAME BACK i found the place no longer exsisted,along with the District works,needless to say Smethwick had changed. I was very impressed with the museum which I understand used to be a pub,selling mitchell & butlers bitter.Nice to see the blue gates pub atill standing. W as also very impressed with Galton bridge station,and dear old Rolf street station still standing after so many years.It was still great tocome home after retracing my steps you have a fantastic set up I WAS IMPRESSED would love to come back again with my very kiwi girlfriend bye for now from geoff adams christchurch nz

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Walsall, West Midlands

Review of Walsall by Julie Russell on September 4th, 2007
I recently stayed at The Manor House on the Wednesbury Road in Walsall. It was a very large victorian house in need of a little tlc but was the most warm and friendly B&B i have stayed in for a long time. The owner's made you feel like part of the family as i stroked the hotel pet dogs Major and Yoshi. We all had such a good laugh in the lounge swapping stories with guests from around the world! I would definitely recommend a visit if ever you are in Walsall.

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Wednesbury, West Midlands

Review of Wednesbury by Chris Cheetham on October 31st, 2006
I am 23 and have lived in Wednesbury all my life. I must say that even though it's not the busiest place in the West Midlands, it is very pleasant. You are respected wherever you go, and you can really enjoy yourself. Wednesbury has various public houses, one of which my father drinks in, The Village Inn, in Alma Street. Bitter costs £1.88 a pint, Foster's being £2.20 a pint. It has musical entertainment on every Saturday in the Bar. The Village Inn is owned by Peter Herbert and his girlfriend Maxine. Wednesbury has rugby and football teams which have won leagues. There is also a cricket ground in Wood Green Road, just 2 minutes from J9 of the M6. Wednesbury cricket team has been the leading team in the West Midlands Premier League for 3 years or so. I would recommend Wednesbury to all who have never visited before.

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Willenhall, West Midlands

Review of Willenhall by harry on December 7th, 2009
willenhall carnivalbus, definately the best way to tour the town !

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Wombourne, West Midlands

Review of Wombourne by WWFC on December 31st, 2008
Large,friendly village. Virtually no crime or nightlife. Extremely white and midlle-class...could be the setting for the Stepford Wives.

West Wales Reports

Aberaeron, West Wales

Review of Aberaeron by mr d jones on January 15th, 2008
myself and family visited your park last year and ended up booking a place for our touring caravan and my inlaws did ,we all had a fantastic time even though weather was awfull. we found loads to do ,we are going there this year as we loved it .

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Aberdovey, West Wales

Review of Aberdovey by J Tree on March 25th, 2009
Aberdovey Chalet Place - My partner and I had a superb 4 day break in the chalet over a long weekend. It's in a lovely position on the hillside - we thought it was the best site as it was private and had the best view and got the sunshine all day long. The beaches and walking around this area were fantastic!

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Abergorlech, West Wales

Review of Abergorlech by sharon meek on May 6th, 2009
On researching my family tree i found that I decended from a family born in abergorlech, During easter 2009 i went and spent the day looking around abergorlech and surrounding vllages. the area is outstanding natural beauty, it is peaceful and unspoilt and I felt very proud to have such a connection to the village. I hope to go back to visit the village again during the summer in order to be able to walk the surrounding woodlands and to take my children and show them where our family started from.

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Ammanford, West Wales

Review of Ammanford by R Davies on February 8th, 2006
Recently visited family in Ammanford and stayed at a lovely Pub called the Perrivale Inn. Received great service and was treated to a fabulous meal. great stuff.

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Amroth, West Wales

Review of Amroth by Pete on April 28th, 2007
Pete's always @ the New Inn, Amroth This 450 year old inn is situated at the start/finish of the Pembrokeshire National Coast Path - an ideal location to quench one's thirst and enjoy fantastic food after a good walk. You don't really need an excuse to visit - the staff are always pleased to see visitors old and new. Spectacular views of the bay, a safe "Blue Flag" beach; a real must visit. Want to see photographs: www.designasite.co.uk for a fine selection of local prints to download

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Broad Haven, West Wales

Review of Broad Haven by Heather Symonds on August 9th, 2006
Fantastic beach, been going there since I was a child..now I take my own children. Lovely clean beach and sea, great pub just accross the road. When the tide's out just 30 secs to walk to Little Haven which is also beautiful. Best thing is the beach...soooooo clean. Worth going to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cardigan, West Wales

Review of Cardigan by chris james on March 19th, 2011
DID LIVE THERE, LOVE IT THERE. ROBIN IS A VERY NICE PERSON. I WAS HOPING THAT SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IN CARDIGAN COULD HELP ME LOCATE A FRIEND OF MINE. HAVE NOT SEEN HIM OR HIS FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS. HIS NAME IS RONNIE JONES,MARRIED TO DIANNE, HE HAS TWO KIDS, ONE (BOY) NAMED SION, AND ONE GIRL NAMED ELAINE. HIS MOTHER, IF SHE IS STILL AROUND, IS NAMED MAY. PLEASE COULD SOMEONE HELP ME OUT, IF SOMEONE COULD ASK HIM TO GET IN TOUCH VIA MY EMAIL ADDRESS. bryn.james@ntlworld.com MANY MANY THANKS. CHRIS.

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Carmarthen, West Wales

Review of Carmarthen by on April 29th, 2006
Carmarthen was lovely with a superb beach.

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Harford, West Wales

Review of Harford by janice & bernard farr on August 20th, 2007
we have camped at springwater lakes in Harford on several occasions, the fishing is superb, the site is very clean, it is a friendly campsite & we will be using the site again

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Kidwelly, West Wales

Review of Kidwelly by irene wright on July 30th, 2006
kidwelly is nice not much 2 do tho....

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Kilgetty, West Wales

Review of Kilgetty by Colin Roden on January 12th, 2010
Kilgetty is a great place to live. We have lived here now for some nine years. The village is well maintained with convenient services. A railway station,chemist,postoffice and a well stocked supermarket. It has two good pubs and two social clubs do come and enjoy Kilgetty.

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St Clears, West Wales

Review of St Clears by AL WILLIAMS on December 4th, 2007
A wonderful 'oldy wordly' place - well worth a visit to see a typical Welsh village.

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Tenby, West Wales

Review of Tenby by Jean Dawe (Mrs) on November 5th, 2007
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we decided to visit Tenby as it holds some lovely memories for us. We stayed at Fourcroft Hotel for the first time. We had a wonderful welcome, first class accomodation, delicious meals. We will certainly visit this hotel again and recommend it to our friends. Thank you to Fourcroft for making our anniversary a very happy one Yours very sincerley, Jean Dawe (Mrs)

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Castleford, West Yorkshire

Review of Castleford by john midgley on February 15th, 2006
WHAT A WONDERFFUL MARKET HALL. THE STALLHOLDERS ARE SO HELPFUL, WHAT WONDERFUL CHOICE, THANKGOODNESS THE LARGE SHOPS HAVE NOT TAKEN OVER ......YET..................AND NEVER WILL, WE HOPE. THANKYOU FOR A WONDERFUL ATMOSHERE.

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East Morton, West Yorkshire

Review of East Morton by David Heaton on November 29th, 2008
Fardew golf course is good value 9 holes for £8 pay and play. A small cafe sells golf accessories. With 2 Par 5s it is a test for beginners and more skilled players alike, nice staff good atmosphere. over looking the beautiful wooded hillside across the Aire Valley we saw Roe deer roaming and many wild birds, we hired one of the buggies for the gentle slopes it took us 2 hours to go round. Super!

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Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Review of Gomersal by Seonaid Tominay on April 22nd, 2007
A brilliant night out with a good atmosphere, the food was fantastic a great selection of seafood for a great price. There is also a fantastic wine list. I will be back!

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Halifax, West Yorkshire

Review of Halifax by J J Williams on June 20th, 2010
I work in Halifax and live in Leeds, and the contrast between the two couldn't be greater. Halifax feels like it's behind the times, provincial and old-fashioned. I rarely go into town as it's not too welcoming and although the scenery and history around this old industrial town is interesting I wouldn't want to live there!

Review of Halifax by mark on February 13th, 2008
i went to the on the rock hotel 27+28th of jan it had just opened, on arrival i was greeted by a warm friendly receptionist i was directed to a table by the waiting staff. i had a 3 course meal i had the chilled trio of melon for my starter followed by salmon and prawn fishcake finally i had the sticky toffee pudding. the food was outstandingly delicous.the overall service from start to finsh was excellent. i am returning on valentines day i will re port back my view. i would recomend u book now. it has come far from what it used to be.

Review of Halifax by alison on February 13th, 2008
i visited the rock hotel, it had just opened i stayed in room 22 which was an executive suite, it was very comfortable, the decor was to a high standard and to my amazement they provided towelling bath robes and slippers. On my stay i had the luxury of using their sauna, which was free of charge. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The food, the staff and the atmosphere was very warm and friendly.

Review of Halifax by carlie smith on December 17th, 2007
i think the rock is a smashing place i worked theren it was very homely

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Haworth, West Yorkshire

Review of Haworth by Jeremy Owen-Lee on November 26th, 2011
My wife and I visited Haworth today and all its attractions. Its a quaint village BUT with a scorpian tail!!! We parked in the car park opposite the Wollen MIll which looked like a council car park ( but its not !!) We overpaid for a 2 hour period and unfortunatly like alot of people we were a little late back. When we returned to my car we found we were clamped and we had to pay £90 immediately or the car would be towed away and would then cost £450 to get it back. So wanting to get home on a cold wet november day I emptied my wallet and my wifes purse and paid up the £90 and got home. I wonder what would have happened if we could not have found the money............... I wanted to ensure the legality so I rang the police when I got home to find a very sympathetic call center person who told me the clampers are in fact operating legally. Its a privetly owned car park but they are reputedly overly agressive in the way they clamp and the police have recieved many many complaints. Apparently it has been such a problem that the issue has even made the local TV news!!! However on researching it appears none of the local business are concerned at all, as it doesn't really affect them, however I for one beg to differ. Its OK for the local business people take visitor's cash but I wonder why they are not concerned about the overall experience of tourists. The council can remove the clampers licence, should their be enough local support for the process, but apparently there are few if any local complaints. So I think people, vote with your feet and your wallet. My advice is, if you would like a pleasant, hassle free, clamping free day out in a lovely quaint village or town, go to Hebden Bridge instead. Its a lovely place with great pubs and resteurants. Plenty of council parking which is resaonably priced and reasonably policed. Or if you must go to Haworth always take an extra £90 (or soon to be £100 or maybe £120) to cover for unplanned extras!!! To the business people of Haworth, visitors will stop coming if this doesnt change!!! IF YOU ARE JUST ONE MINUTE LATE YOU WILL BE CLAMPED - IF YOU MIS PARK ALBEIT SLIGHTLY YOU WILL BE CLAMPED - BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE - GO SOMEHWERE ELSE AND RELAX.

Review of Haworth by Ian Bridgeman on July 5th, 2007
Enjoyed the parsonage and adjacent moors and pubs but don't go there. Over zealous parking officials and wheel clamping for pathetic reasons make it a place to avoid on balance

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Review of Huddersfield by delroy on August 6th, 2009
huddersfield is a buzzin town, wicked clubbin scene an ting innit!.

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Review of Huddersfield by PETERO on August 5th, 2009
Huddersfield is a fine town with splendid architecture and probably the best real ale pubs in the country,well worth a visit.

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Keighley, West Yorkshire

Review of Keighley by Norah T Beckett on February 5th, 2011
I am surprised seeing that your population is 50000 and I cannot find accommodation in Keighley centre ie hotel, guesthouse etc there is nothing on the internet

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Review of Leeds by Susie on March 31st, 2010
Love it. We shop here fortnightly because we love the whole atmosphere and the buzz. It's so lively and vibrant, the choice of shops and exclusive top fashion designer stores are superb. The independant boutiques that sit in the arcades are gorgeous. The Victoria Quarter is stunning it's hardly surprising it's named as the mini Nightsbridge Of The North with it's immaculately clean architecture and gleaming window displays. The cafes and restaurants are spotless and it's nice to be able to sit and enjoy a latte and dessert in pollution free precincts and arcades (unlike the odd towns). The shop staff we find are also always so happy to help and always give first class service. So down to earth and will always have a friendly chat with you. We also find them extremely good mannered and polite which is excellent. We love leeds it's the king of shopping in Yorkshire.

Review of Leeds by mary on May 2nd, 2009
I was a stutent nurse in LEEDS from 1970 to 1973 i lived at ST JAMES HOSPITAL nurses home. LEEDS then was a depressing, grey city, but with warm . witty people, down to earth , kind, helpful. I loved my time there. and missed the city when i moved to SHEFFIELD.Iam hoping to return for a visit in september this year, as i believe its now alive with great shopping, good restaurants, and great theatres.I am looking forward to seeing the changes, and visiting all the places i remember from way back then.

Review of Leeds by jonny on October 8th, 2006
Date 8/10/06 first of all I was born in in lancaster, but i would class myself as an honourey yorkshire man, leeds is awsome i've lived in a few cities and drunk and been drunk in a lot more. There is no were else in britian ive felt more at home the people are so welcoming apart from the knobheads you get in every city but thats to be expected unfortunatley. Please drink a the blooming rose in beeson, it not the best decorated free inn but the managers are awesome and the beer is good but not cheap.

Review of Leeds by Cath on September 6th, 2006
42 THE CALLS, LEEDS From the minute we pulled up outside 42 The Calls we received outstanding service. Check-in was very efficient and we were offered a complimentary glass of wine as we checked in. Our bags were carried upstairs and we were shown how to use everything in the room. We were meant to be heading into Leeds for the evening, but we chose to stay in and drink champagne in the wonderful surroundings, looking out over the River Aire. We ordered room service, which was not as expensive as we had originally expected, and was delivered via the hatch from the corridor. Switchboard operators knew who we were without having to give our names or room number, the TV had our names programmed on it, and when we nipped out in the afternoon we were welcomed back into our room by a personalised letter & boxes of smarties. Molton Brown toiletries, a King-size bed with Feather duvet, Plasma TV with wireless internet access and the excellent personalised service all made our stay one that will be remembered and talked about for many years!! There were however a few little niggles, such as only one window could be opened, which would have been a problem had it been any warmer. A large spider had built himself a temporary home above the bathroom door, but who can blame him, he probably had the best room in Leeds!! Also when we ordered room service the garlic bread was still frozen, but a call to reception had it replaced promptly. In comparison to the rest of the stay these were very small problems and certainly would not put us off staying there again. In fact when we came home we booked to go back for New Years Eve!!

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Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire

Review of Mytholmroyd by Gordon Waltham on March 3rd, 2009
I grew up not far from Mytholmroyd in Midgley from the age of 11. I attended Calder valley high leaving at 15 yrs. I left in 1962 and have been living in Australia since January 1963. I have only been home twice, both timers I headed immediately for the Calder valley. There is no place like it anywhere in the world and I've seen quite a bit of the world. I wrote a poem which I called 'the white Yorkshire rose' it is about what Yorkshire mean to me and I'm sure every Yorkshire person, it has been set to music and was used as a eulogy for two of my brother's. I is my intension to revisit England in November 2009, if I am over my last operation for cancer in time. If I don't make it I know that it will still be there, the valley the moors and the spirit of the people of the vale! Al the best. Gordon Waltham

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Otley, West Yorkshire

Review of Otley by Adam Endean on January 31st, 2008
Otley is a nice town with a lot of shops and pubs. if you want to go to a pub then go to the spite where Sue and Graham and all the helpful staff will give you a nice dinner or give you a nice beer and with local residents and not alot of rif raf you'll be sure to make friends with people within days!!!

Review of Otley by sam aay on January 24th, 2008
its fabulous n great

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Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Review of Saltaire by dave on March 5th, 2010
don't rate a place without a 'pub'

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Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Review of Sowerby Bridge by Mark Andrew on July 17th, 2009
Your details on Sowerby Bridge are very inaccurate The Malt House Hotel is really a Pub and in Rishworth, Ripponden NOT Sowerby Bridge, also The Millbank Restaurant in in the village of Millbank. Triangle, NOT Sowerby Bridge. We have one Hotel, The Tower House, in the Pye Nest area just below the famous landmark Wainhouse Tower. We have some first class Restaurants, Chesters on Wharf Street, 12-04 in the Canal Basin, Gimbals on Wharf Street - all 1ST CLASS and popular. Also Temujin, Mongolian Food at the Canal Basin Our Town has some of the best Pubs with Real Ale in West Yorkshire, the famous Puzzle Hall, The Works and now the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms at the Station. Also The Moorings at the Canal Basin and The Navigation on the Canal side provide a wide range of Ales and excellent food in historic buildings The Historic Canal Basin is the home of Shire Cruisers, the first Canal Holiday Hire Company formed in West Yorkshire which brought tourism to Sowerby Bridge. HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Canal Basin this year and inspected the restored Salt Warehouse and unveiled a Plaque on the William Andrew Memorial HQ for the 12th Halifax Sea Scouts We have a new Open Market in the Town Centre and soon to be built a new Swimming Pool. Our Library was funded by Carnegie has a lot of local history books and information. The HBOS Copley Data Centre is one of the biggest employers and situated on the Wakefield Road Despite the busy A58 road through the Town, Sowerby Bridge is now emerging from the loss of its industrial past into a thriving centre for tourism with access to the beautiful Ryburn Valley with its historic villages of Ripponden, Rishworth, Barkisland, Millbank and Sowerby and from Soyland emigrated Joseph Kershaw the founder of Camden, South Carolina, USA. Archbishop Tillotson was born at Haugh End on the outskirts of our Town Sowerby Bridge has entered Yorkshire in Bloom for many years and this year the volunteers have tackled the Railway Station as their main project making it is very pleasant place to alight and visit our area

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Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Review of Wakefield by M P Hair on September 15th, 2011
visited your city for the first time today,15/09/11. I thought the shopping area was excellent and the Ridings really impressed,seemed a lot more friendly than meadowhall. The highlight was the splendour of the cathedral, both outside and inside,the windows are great. will certainly visit again,even if it's only for the novelty of westgate station. It has trains that go somewhere!! I come from rotherham.

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County Review by will pothen on March 10th, 2007
I was over there last may and I hadn`tbeen over there before 1949, when I was in the USAF, station at Burtonwood, england. I was over there three times and I was engaged to an Irish lass. I just had to come back and my Irsh lass didn`t work out. There are a few people there that I know, God Love Them. Mullingar was my kind of town then, but things have really changed. I`m in love with the Irish. I`ll be back next year and really enjoy myself. Thank You. willy pothen

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Compton Bassett, Wiltshire

Review of Compton Bassett by Lady Jane Brid on February 15th, 2009
I used to think this lovely little village was a nice place to visit and relax in. However, due to the new unruly, shall we say, newcomers to this once civilised country hamlet, I shall not be passing through again, as I feel they have lowered the tone rather a lot.

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Corsham, Wiltshire

Review of Corsham by nick on October 17th, 2007
Corsham is a small wiltshire town with a population of approximately 11,000. It has lovely mellow stone traditional cotswolds buildings in its centre. The Great Western Railway runs through the town and Corsham Court, home of the Lords Methuen, is well worth a visit

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Devizes, Wiltshire

Review of Devizes by Kim Vose on May 20th, 2007
Wake up devizes, there is nowhere in your town where you can get a decent Vodka Martini! At the Bear Hotel on Saturday night we were told, they have no Martini glasses, they were all smashed in the stock take, all of them!! We were offered a vodka Martini in a half pint glass! At the Castle Hotel they had one Martini glass, so we shared a Vodka Martini, it was made to the ratio of a Gin Martini, with a black olive from the kitchen, it was disgusting; To all the barstaff in Devizes, here is the recipe for a Vodka Martini: 1 1/2 ounces Vodka 1/2 ounce dry Vermouth Stir with ice. Strain into a chillled cocktial glass. Garnish with a lemon zest, or a green olive. To all the bar managers in Devizes, order some cocktail glasses and train your staff. Thank you for your time.

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Gastard, Wiltshire

Review of Gastard by on July 1st, 2006
We love Gastard Jo Cam Steve and Gill

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Marston Meysey, Wiltshire

Review of Marston Meysey by moulden on June 14th, 2009
second chance caravan park is a lovely little park right on the river thames with some realy good walks and cycle rides around also very close to the water parks we ate at the red lion pub and the food was wonderful the people who run the park are lovely we had a very nice stay and will be going back in the future

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Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire

Review of Ogbourne St George by Paul Scott on April 21st, 2008
Ogbourne St George is a lovely small village, 4 miles from Marlborough. It straddles the Ridgeway trail and has superb access to many walks and trails. The village website is www.ogbournestgeorge.org.uk which has a great deal of information about the village

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Purton, Wiltshire

Review of Purton by gillian leighburn on February 8th, 2007
Purton is a small village on the outskirts of swindon. It is ideal for commuters as it is near the m4. The locals are friendly and there are various community events. It is also steeped in roman history with many ghosts being reported in the older buildings.Which brings me to "The Ghost Train" public house which has just re-opened under new management. Locals can tell of many ghosts that haunt the pub. Hopefully in the future they will have ghost searching sessions. I work in Purton and during the summer months the surrounding countryside is a joy to behold. The Ghost Train also has a large garden with childrens play area and b-b-q which is ideal for families to enjoy during the summer months. See you there

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Salisbury, Wiltshire

Review of Salisbury by Kate Fisher on September 5th, 2006
RARE BREEDS FARM CHOLDERTON I have three children aged 11,10 and 3, we have been visiting this farm since the eldest was 2. Our visit this summer was very disappointing. There were very few animals there, more goats than anything else, the ones that were there were very aggresive if you had a bag of food, some of the smaller children around were distressed by them. There were pigs, but I have to say that the state of their pens was pretty appalling, no where for them to wallow, just a small bucket of water for drinking. We saw no sheep, or cows, just a couple of donkies. The state of some of the pens beggars believe, the broken pig fences coggled together with twine, the pig covers need attention, many of the pens which house the chickens need a good weed and the pens are in need of repair. The dispensers which contain the dry anti bacterial handwash were all empty, we did mention this to the girl in the admissions office. I expect that they had been empty for some time because not a drop came out of them dispite vigourise efforts on our behalf. I can see that they are in the process of making some improvements which are long overdue. When an attraction is advertised as being a rare breeds farm you expect a little bit more effort to be made, more info on the animals for example. I doubt as it stands that the attraction would make a short list of nominees as tourist attraction of the year.

Review of Salisbury by bruce on August 24th, 2006
salisbury is a nice place to visit but i wouldnt want to live there the people were friendly enough but its not driver friendly, the park and ride is good value but if you drive watch your licence im no speed freak but i still felt very paranoid there are cameras everywhere, the police really enjoy their work, even setting up extra mobile traps, on one occasion i was looking for the cameras so intently that i didnt notice when the road changed from 30 to national much to the chagrin of the local behind me, being a pedestrian is a bit dodgy too ive never seen a town so packed

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Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Review of Tollard Royal by Amanda Harrison on August 14th, 2007
A real find. Food such as lobster salad or hake and chips; lovely courtyard areas with gorgeous flowers in bloom. Restaurant area, pool table, couple of armchairs. Two lovely cats, Toffee and Pepper run the place.

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Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Review of Wootton Bassett by Valerie Reed on September 29th, 2008
Used to live in W.Bassett in1980-1985 and have recently visited on 2 occasions. Good to see some of the recent developments in the High Street. However the lack of dining facilities in the town on a Saturday evening rather lets the town down. We did have a nice meal earlier in the day on the Friday at Delicia's which I believe has only recently opened. Well done to them they deserve to prosper and will be an asset to the town. We were able to fall back on the long established Sally Pussey's Inn as fortunately we had our own transport. Fond memories of the town and enjoyed re aquainting myself with it.

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Broadway, Worcestershire

Review of Broadway by dan stewart on May 25th, 2007
i think there should be more things for young people to do and i think that broadway should help the cider mill because no one has any idea about it

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Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Review of Bromsgrove by Anne John on January 28th, 2008
I stayed for one night only January 2008, arrived early and throughly enjoyed myself in the pool, sauna, steam room and the wonderful high powered jacuzzi to ease my aching muscles. Room clean and well decorated. Light meal in the lounge was good. Breakfast was very good so much to choose from. Staff all very friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Evesham, Worcestershire

Review of Evesham by jan on October 8th, 2006
Old Persons Town.

Review of Evesham by ian holford on July 12th, 2006
in response to the last report posted. i would just like to say that i was in the norton grange this particular evening (16th june) and yes it was a very busy evening and yes we had to wait for our food but it was definately worth the wait myself and my family had a very pleasurable evening and have returned to this establishment on many occasions since and will carry on to do so. i remember this gentleman very clearly as i had to tell him to lower his voice as i came out for a nice evening and didnt want to subject my children to this behaviour, his reaction was 'No i will not lower my voice this has nothing to do with you' but in my opinion if it didnt have anything to do with anyone else he shouldnt have spoken so loud for people to react. my wife and I felt the staff handled this situation calmly and very proffessionally!! when ordering my sweets at the bar i overheard another customer tell the manager 'i shouldnt worry about him he did the same at a pub i was in last week! now i find this shocking behaviour. all i can say is that if anyone is in the area i would strongly advice you to go the Norton Grange, great food, good value for money and its a pleasurable dining experience and i would hate for this over dramatised report previosly posted to put people off from an enjoyable experience!!! Ian Holford

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Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Review of Kidderminster by Alan Sainty on June 20th, 2010
I am a Londoner who has lived in Kidderminster for nigh on 25 years, our Town is considered very much middle of the road, it has almost all the amenities it needs (with the exception of a football club that actually has money to spend), plenty of shops, supermarkets, a congested Ring Road with an amazing sequence of traffic lights at the Bottom of Bewdley Hill, which only a genius could have designed. Of course there are nicer places to live, but there are far more places around that you would not wish to live in, in preference to Kidderminster.

Review of Kidderminster by Karen Bennett on February 22nd, 2009
Gainsborough Hotel in kidderminster have requested a telephone mast to be erected. It has been refused once already, We as residents in the area would normally, recommend the hotel to family and friends but if they DO NOT consider us, we will not consider them!!!

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Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Review of Tenbury Wells by Helen Mound on February 11th, 2007
UPDATE VERSION - SEE END Tenbury Wells is a small traditional (some would say 'old fashioned') market town on the borders of Herefordshire (2 miles), Shropshire (20 yards) but in Worcestershire. Full of wonderfully provocative, family-run shops: wet fish shop; bakers; butchers; craft jeweller; hardware store with drawers full of odds and ends to buy one at a time; household store to purchase underware, shoes, carpets, kitchen ware, soft furnishings, etc.; a small police station; library; post office; chemist; sweet shop; ladies clothing; picture framers; small cafes; florists; small supermarkets (not a Tesco, Morrison or Sainsbury for 10+ miles); hairdressers; pubs and taverns; bi-weekly farmers market in the old Round Market building; oh and just to bring us into the 21st century, private computer shop, card shop and just out of town a private mobile phone company. I'm sorry to say there is no candlestick maker! But there are small gift shops with nice quality and variety which do sell candles. Don't expect to be able to 'pop into town' to buy anything quickly. This is a place where time stands still and people stop to chat and pass the time of day. It's a happy town where people look surprisingly young for their age. This has probably got something to do with the incredible social life with 2 brass bands, amateur operatic and dramatic societies, tap dancing troupe, choirs, football, tennis and bowling clubs, bridge clubs, guides, brownies, scouts and cubs. A town school with only about 450 pupils. This is a place where people matter and young people, though there is a youth cafe, join in the social life with the adults learning how to become part of the community. The High School sports unit is available for the community and we also have a swimming pool, gymnasium and ramblers clubs for people to keep active. It's a wonderful place to live. But what about the visitor: there are magnificent views to be seen from some of the many footpaths that surround the area. If you are a cyclist then many of the local lanes will be a joy as you are unlikely to see many cars on them and there are a few bed and breakfast places to stay if you want to experience this wonderful life for a little longer.

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Worcester, Worcestershire

Review of Worcester by Mr Mansfield on February 21st, 2011
27, Finchdale, Swindon Wilts. SN3 5AL We are a coach company in Swindon,Wilts. We checked the opening times on the Web which stated that the Royal Worcester Pottery Visiters Centre was open on Sundays!We also Emailed the Centre to check that was correct but did not receive a reply. We arrived on Sunday the 20 February and took the passengers to the Centre but found that it was NOT open !. We therefor will be invoicing the Centre for the full expendeture for the day.

Review of Worcester by james tinnies on April 24th, 2007
lovely place i enjoyed the pleasent atmopshere

Review of Worcester by z on October 8th, 2006
Ignore fownes hotel for staying at though please,the rest of worcester is nice and polite,thanks.

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