Seaside holidays in England, a local choice
With the economy such as it is these days, often overseas trips are just out of reach for the average family. However, people should not despair, as there are plenty of great homegrown seaside holidays available right at home in England.
Even if the weather might
not feel like it, summer is coming soon and its a great time to start planning
a week or so away from home during the summer months.
Bournemouth Pier (pictured above right) is one of the town's most distinctive landmarks. The first pier was a simple, wooden jetty that was constructed in 1856, which was replaced by a longer, wooden pier five years later and iIn 1909, the pier was extended yet again. After World War II, the pier was strengthened and saw the additon of the Pier Theatre and more recently, the addition of a restaurant.
Winding its way through the
town and down to the seafront can be found the Lower, Central and Upper
Gardens - a public park which is perfect for a restful stroll. Accommodations
are many and varied in the seaside town and Bournemouth
hotels can be found close to the beach and in the town's busy centre.
Amongst the town's many and varied tourist attractions is Kents Cavern, which is Britain's most important Stone Age site. It is said that the site was home to early man for around 700,000 years.
When strolling the the beach promenade, you can visit the beautiful Victorian Pavilion, and right next door the "Friends Fountain", representing the Victorian architecture of the town. Both buildings are located between the Rock Walk and the Torquay Marina.
Other popular tourist attractions include the Babbacombe Model Village, opened in 1963 and also the Babbacombe Theatre opened in 1939 as well as the Princess Theatre and a large tethered balloon which offers aerial views of the town.
Hotels in Torquay are plentiful and there are many small bed & breakfast establishments to choose from, so this year, if you can't afford the Costa del Sol, go local - you won't be sorry and will have a holiday of a lifetime!
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Latest update: April 23, 2014