Slough Events Britwell Boot Fair – Every Sunday and on Bank Holidays you can attend the Britwell Boot, a popular car boot sale which is held in Long Furlong Drive in Slough, Berkshire. The Britwell Boot Fair, Slough offers hard standing and indoor tables for the sale of your old and unwanted items. The event opens at 12.00 noon and ends at 4.00pm, lost of bargains to be found for the people of Slough and surrounding areas, a great place to visit when the weather is fine.
Watchtower at Torre de la Horadada
The Tower at Torre de la Horadada – If you are visiting the southern Costa Blanca this year, and are in the area of Pilar de la Horadada, then you should head on down to the nearby coastal area known as Torre de la Horadada, where you will find both an attractive harbour and yacht club and a historic watchtower, which was originally built to look out for pirate attacks in less peaceful times.
Torre de la Horadada can be accessed from the N-332.
Hartland Peninsular Devon Events – On Sunday the 2nd September 2012, from 10am-5pm, the Lobster and Crab Feast, takes place in Clovelly Harbour, Clovelly, Hartland Peninsular, North Devon, England. This is a tribute to Clovelly’s world famous crabs and lobsters, with a day of live folk music, beer tasting, quay kitchens, local produce stalls, craft stalls and prize draw. For the kids there will be face painting, storytelling and a creative workshop, magic, balloon modelling and much more. A great event for everyone in Clovelly and the Hartland Peninsular area, lets hope the weather is fine and everyone has a terrific time.
Rochdale in Bloom – The annual “Township in Bloom” contest is an event in which the town of Rochdale vies with neighbouring Heywood and Bury to bring attention to their collective horticultural accomplishments. This involves both the local councils and projects by residents and businesses in the three towns all in Greater Manchester, Lancashire. Beautiful flower displays, wild flowers in a natural setting, and regeneration projects all help to make this a wonderful event.
Anfield Stadium Liverpool – Anfield is a stadium for football located in the eponymous district in the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom . Their address is Anfield Road Liverpool L4 0TH. The stadium was built in 1884, and was the home of Everton Football Club until 1892, when they left the stadium after a disagreement over money. Since then the stadium has been the home of Liverpool Football Club. It is an elite class stadium according to UEFA criteria, and has hosted numerous international matches at the professional level, including meetings of the England football team. The building also was used during the Euro 1996 competition. The stadium comprises four stands: Spion Kop , Main Stand, Centenary Stand and Anfield Road. The record attendance of 61,905 spectators was established in 1952 in a match in the FA Cup between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Installation of seats was made following the recommendations of the so-called Taylor Report.
Sheffield Parks and Forests – Sheffield has more trees per capita than any other city of Europe. There are over 170 parks, gardens and forests in the Sheffield area, forests covering a total area of 28.27 sq km and parks an area of 18.30 sq km. The public gardens are ten in number. To this we must add the 134.66 km ² of the Peak District National Park. The most famous parks are Graves Park, Meersbrook Park, Norfolk Park, Endcliffe Park and the Botanical Gardens. Sheffield is to the north of Chesterfield and the south of Barnsley and Wakefield.
Colchester Essex – Some of the heritage of Colchester is listed here. The ancient ramparts broad-based brick and mortar over 3 metres wide, embellished with stones, are testimony to the Roman occupation. They are clearly visible against the old upper town of Colchester, particularly in the area of the Roman road, of Priory Street. The defensive walls reconstructed after 61 AD were nine feet high and 3 km in circumference. The City Museum and Castle Museum, the Norman keep erected in 1076 on the basis of the temple dedicated to the conquering emperor Claude is the largest of England, 46 by 34 metres. Other sections of the museum covers the history of Colchester and nearby areas of Essex, from prehistory to modern times. Other museums in well preserved old buildings are ideal to visit when the weather is poor, include the Social History Museum in Trinity Street on the history and traditions of Colchester. St Botolph’s Priory ruins built in the 12th century was considered the richest in England after its erection. It has remains of arches and the base of a nave 36 metres long. Colchester is to the east of Braintree in Essex.
Abdet Guadalest Valley Spain – Fiestas in Abdet: In April there is the party of young people, in honor of San Vicente Ferrer in Abdet. It is the traditional to build the fire at the gates of the church in Abdet. By day there are parades, religious celebrations, meals in the square, and activities for children and adults, at night there is a concert. In August is the feast of the married, in honor of the Virgen de los Dolores. By day there are parades, religious celebrations, meals in the square, and activities for children and adults, at night there is a concert, and on the last night, a costume party. Visit Abdet if you are in Guadalest, Confrides, Benifato, Alcoy etc.
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway Devon - The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a water ballast railway ballast, which joins the neighbouring towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the north coast of Devon. The high cliff that separates the two neighbouring towns, was a major impediment to economic development in the 19th Century. Because of the remoteness of the area and difficult terrain, coal, lime, food and other essential goods usually delivered by sea and then had to be carried on pack horses and carts up the steep hill to Lynton. The cliff was also a problem for the emerging tourism. Since about 1820 tourists came from Bristol, Swansea and other ports on the Bristol Channel via paddle steamers to Lynmouth. There were ponies, donkeys and carts available, but due to the steep paths, the animals had only a short working life. The first proposals for a funicular railway to transport people and goods were made in 1881, though the plan was to power it with steam, George Croydon Marks came up with the design for a water powered funicular railway. The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a major attraction for the North Devon area and attracts visitors from all around, so if you are staying in towns and villages such as Parracombe, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Simonsbath, Woody Bay, Dulverton, Porlock, South Molton, Culbone, or Combe Martin in Devon, you could easily head along to Lynton or Lynmouth and try out this unique railway system. You could of course visit the Exmoor National Park while you are in the area.
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Valdepenas Castilla-La Mancha – Festivities in Valdepenas, Castilla-La Mancha. Today in Valdepenas the Wine Festival is held annually in early September (previously known as “Harvest”, for more than 50 years), considered of National Tourist Interest. Coinciding with this, since 1940 in Valdepenas, the National Fine Arts Exhibition has taken place, one of the major arts exhibitions to be held in Spain and providing a substantial prize. Therefore the city was the Gold Medal winner for the Arts in 2001. Valdepenas also celebrates the August Fair in the first week of that month, whose festivities include attractions for children and youth: such as elastic mats, bumper cars, etc. The fair also features a parking centre and cafes, restaurant, outdoor areas and has a medieval market held in the Plaza de Espana every year. Valdepenas is to the west of Albacete in the region of Castilla-La Mancha.
Castilla-La Mancha Map.
Honiton Devon – Honiton is a town in the county of Devon in England. It lies on the River Otter, 27 miles north-east of Exeter and is part of District of East Devon. In the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror in the year 1086, is at this point, a farmstead called Honetone out, which means ” farmstead of a man called Huna”. The town has a population of just under 11,200 residents and is an important Devon market town, with the bobbin lace and Honiton Pottery products which have made a name for the town. Events in Honiton include the Hot Pennies ceremony which takes place every year in July. Honiton is to the north-east of Ottery St Mary and the coastal town of Sidmouth.
Locke Park Barnsley Yorkshire – A major attraction for the Yorkshire town of Barnsley, Locke Park is accessed from the A6133, it has lots of facilities for the use of the people of Barnsley, Yorkshire, it has bowling green and pavillion, bandstand, children’s playground, WC’s, cafe, events area etc. Locke Park was established in 1861 as a result of a gift by Phoebe Locke. Locke Park is a great place to visit especially when the weather in Barnsley is sunny and there are some great events held there so check in the local press.
Nostell Priory Wakefield Yorkshire – Attractions near to Wakefield in Yorkshire. Taking its name from a twelfth century priory in honour of Saint Oswald, Nostell Priory is a superb eighteenth century building on which construction started in 1733 on a design by James Paine (architect). The grounds of Nostell Priory boast some wonderful gardens and lakeside walks, inside the priory are paintings by Hogarth, Van Dyck and Holbein and a fabulous collection of Chippendale furniture. If you find yourself in the Wakefield area of Yorkshire, be sure to visit Nostell Priory, which is near Sharlston to the south-east of Wakefield, which is in turn to the south of the city of Leeds. Nostell Priory Wakefield is run by the National Trust and is open to the public.
Salisbury Cathedral Wiltshire – The first cathedral was built at Old Sarum by St Osmund, bishop of Salisbury, between 1075 and 1092. However in 1221 the diocese was moved to New Sarum (Salisbury) and that same year began the construction of the new cathedral by Bishop Richard Poore. The main body was completed in just 38 years and is a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture. The spire of 123 metres high was built later and is the highest in England. The cathedral library contains one of four extant copies of the Constitution one of the most important documents in the history of democracy. Also noteworthy is a large clock installed in 1386 and the oldest mechanical clock that is still preserved in England. One of the major attractions of Salisbury and a good place to visit when the weather is not so good, the cathedral is open to the public from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Sundays. Salisbury is in the county of Wiltshire in south-west England, United Kingdom.