Cornwall, land of myth and legend, is steeped in history, rich in culture, has provided inspiration to artists, poets and writers for centuries, and even has its own language. With its mild climate and varied landscape, for many years it has been one of the favourite tourist destinations in England, attracting both domestic and international visitors.
If you’ve never been to Norfolk – why not? The combined sunniest/driest county in the UK, 100 miles of stunning coastline, the Norfolk Broads National Park, medieval Norwich – and of course the private home of the Queen and now also the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and their young family.
Is Christmas just for kids? Not in Cheshire! This vibrant county in the heart of England has plenty of Yuletide fun for all the family, from pantomimes to Christmas fayres, appearances by a jolly man in a red suit through to children’s literature festivals. If you’re planning a luxury cottage break for Christmas this year but want to make sure the little ones have as much fun as you do, then here are a few of our favourite places for a children’s Christmas in Cheshire:
Although often called a “country”, Wales is in fact a “Principality” and a region of the UK which is exceptionally beautiful and historic. With its own distinctive culture and its own widely spoken language, it is quite different from England with which it has been very closely associated since the 13th century. Because of the relative lack of industrial development in rural areas, particularly in the north, the remnants of history are particularly visible. Most famous of these remnants are the castles built by Edward I and the Welsh princes – Wales has a greater density of these than any other region in the world.
Renowned for its exceptional churches and beautiful Tudor villages, Suffolk’s stunning medieval architecture was built on the wool trade. But the secret of Suffolk does not end there; the coast is rich with beaches and tiny creeks, and big skies are a feature of delightful undulating, unspoilt countryside which inspired great artists Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable.