Combine shopping with sightseeing. Voted one of Britain's best cities, Wells is also one of England's smallest cities. Visit the 13th Century cathedral or the Bishop's Palace. The garden at the Palace is possibly even older than the cathedral and has Grade II listed status. The swans still ring the bell for their food at [...]
The restaurant at Lifton Farm is a hidden gem. They serve excellent farmhouse food using ingredients fresh from the farm. Both a scenic drive and a two course lunch, with tea or coffee is included. £31 including a delicious lunch!
There's lots to see at Cornwall's second largest fishing port, but the obvious thing to do is sample some of the latest catch. There are some excellent fish restaurants in town, but the best is probably The Coddy Shack. We'll finish the day with some retail therapy at Tamar View Nurseries. As well as bits [...]
Sidmouth Sidmouth is the English seaside at its most stately and serene. Take a bracing stroll along the Esplanade, which is lined by hundreds of listed buildings. The fish and chips at The White Horse Café is highly recommended. The Donkey Sanctuary helps 1.6 million donkeys around the world every year. Come and say [...]
Cardiff Castle Start your Christmas shopping in the Welsh capital. The most interesting shopping can be found in the Victorian arcades, where you'll find the best independent shops and cafes. There are also the big names, including the largest John Lewis outside London. If you think it's too soon to start Christmas shopping, there's [...]
Local suppliers run the 200 stalls that are set between Bath Abbey and the city's famous Roman Baths. Ceramics and glasswear, clothes, toys and homeware are among the items on sale – as well as food and drink. You will find a gift for everyone here. If you tire of shopping, head to the ice rink, [...]
Thursday 28th July Let us take you down to Culdrose, near Helston for RNAS Culdrose Air Day. It's the only day of the year when the public are allowed inside this working Naval Air Station. The Breitling Wing Walkers There's a full programme of air displays from old and new aircraft and a [...]
...or the pretty town of Wareham. Friday 12th August The Trench Experience Located in Bovington, Dorset, the museum of the Royal Tank Regiment and Royal Armoured Corps gives a fascinating insight into tanks and armoured fighting vehicles. Visit the Trench Experience: France 1916 exhibition to learn about the first ever tank attack, before moving right up to the present day with the Battlegroup Afghanistan exhibit. To [...]