A Phoenix from the ashes, Coventry is a modern city in the heart of England just an hour from London. Risen from wartime rubble, it’s a part of Britain’s heartland which beat strongly through assaults laid upon it by the Saxons and Norman’s …
By the 14th century, Coventry was an important centre of the cloth trade, and throughout the Middle Ages was one of the largest and most important cities in England. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coventry became one of the three main British centres of watch and clock manufacture, and in the late 19th century, it became a major centre of bicycle manufacture. The city has now won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021 and will see an estimated 2.55 million visitors over that year.
Caravan Gossip take a quick tour of the 5 halls at the February 2018 Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show with over 400 exhibitors. If you’ve never been to the NEC shows before, then this video gives a great and reassuring insight.
Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show Vlog schedule
Andrew Ditton be appearing at the show on the Experience Freedom Stand (Hall 4) on Wednesday 21st at 1.30pm.
Dan Trudgian and Iain from Caravan Gossip are planning a Meet & Greet at 1pm on Sunday – place to be arranged.
Live streams are scheduled for 8.30am on Tuesday by Caravan Gossip (live feed above) and at 5pm Tuesday by Dan Trudgian where he will be doing ‘Three men in a van’ with Caravan Gossip and Make Way with the Morleys from Lee Davey’s vintage Bailey caravan.
Sometimes the very best of Britain is captured in word and pictures alone. But there is a real sense of belonging when our country is captured in seasonal moving images. Scotland’s glacial construction and changeable weather conditions brought about by the warming Atlantic Gulf Stream creates a theatre of immeasurable beauty.
Airstream caravanner Andrew Ditton has produced this fabulous play list of his journey to Scotland as far as the Outer Hebrides with his dog Dougal, capturing the beauty of this great land, narrated from a personal viewpoint over seventeen videos.
Join him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewjditton
Days out plotted on a touring map of the UK and Ireland. Simply locate yourself where you are, or search for an area that you intend to visit or tour. The map will load with places to visit on your days out. Click each marker for further information, directions and a website link. Places include theme parks, zoos, heritage railway, wildlife trusts, national heritage, animal farms, garden centres, towns and villages of interest.
A place of rich and colourful historical character, England’s ‘Eternal City’ born in AD71, is the home to relics of harmonic titans; Roman Eboracum and Viking Jorvik in the modern setting of Victorian and Edwardian Streets …
As Rome fell around the 5th century, the Anglo-Saxons moved in before the Vikings’ ruled the 9th to 11th centuries and a later Norman occupation shaped York’s trading prowess yet further – its siting at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss compelling. York’s walled town is guarded by imposing Bars, once defensive wooden gates built on the stone foundations laid by the Romans that today guard only history, sights and sounds of the past so they can still clearly be sensed by visitors today. Our visit to this ‘Eternal City’ starts at North Westerly Bootham Bar, a 14th century gate giving clear line of site of the Minster and from the Minster, before we work Southerly through the town. The medieval walls built by Henry III around 1220 can be accessed here and walking the three miles of walls is a great method of getting around the city.
Healing hot springs of this fascinating city have always been a magnet to the wealthy. Roman named Aquae Sulis became a prosperous spa 2000 years ago, a realisation repeated centuries later when Beau Nash and two John Woods created a golden-stoned city of polite society with classical elegance. This blend of Roman and Georgian splendour gives Bath the air of a living museum …
Sandy coves, towering cliffs, and bursting headland mark this rural corner of Wales, a mystery to many of us, full of hidden secrets with so much to offer. Famous for its 600 million year old coastline and beaches, there are miles of peaceful estuaries, castles, stone aged forts and nestled villages …
… Its Wales’ western most limb with half the number of tourists visiting here compared to that of Cornwall, the ‘little England beyond Wales’, some of the oldest lands of Wales and a place hidden in time. It’s the only coast in the Country with a national park dedicated to it, home to the Rock Sea-spurrey herb. The gulf stream keeps everything warm; its flat, good soils, warm springs and makes good farming with warm winters, 2000 farms and more diary cows than people. Blue stone from the Preseli hills North of the peninsula were taken mysteriously 200 miles to Stonehenge. Continue reading “Pembrokeshire’s Southerly Asperous Peninsula”
… One of the wonders of the North, Morecambe’s four mile curved promenade gives panoramic views of Lakeland hills across Morecambe Bay, a name mentioned on maps as far back as circa 100 AD. The bay, a tidal estuary into which five rivers drain, is a beautiful natural environment with abundant bird life and varied marine habitats. Eric Morecambe entertains holiday makers even today, his statue cherished by visitors. The binoculars around his neck reference his love of bird life. Sandy beach in front of the promenade prompt holiday makers to indulge the great views of sea and hills whilst relaxing with more traditional seaside activities. Happy Mount Park offers themed attractions and refreshments for children, whilst visitors of all ages can enjoy walks around gardens of interest that attract wildlife. Continue reading “Lancashire Coastal Heritage and Hinterland Forest”
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