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- Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Up to 2,000 pirates will be heading to the historic fishing port of Brixham on Devon’s English Riviera for the renowned Brixham Pirate Festival that attracts visitors from all over the world.
The Pirate Festival sees the whole of picturesque Brixham Harbour with its colourful cottages, spectacular marina, half-mile long breakwater and pretty beach gripped with Pirate Mania. It takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May and offers a weekend bursting with Pirate Fun for all the family.
- Tuesday, 16 April 2013
The National Cycle Museum in the famous Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells, recently reopened after extensive alterations to the bicycle and cycling memorabilia displays.
Come and see the new period bicycle camping exhibition, reminiscent of the 1950's.
Many other bicycles are sure to bring back cycling memories.
- Monday, 15 April 2013
Those of us who have followed the passage of time to a more mellow phase of life may find that what we crave most, is sometimes hardest to find: friendship and companionship. Especially on holiday.
The tear-jerking film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel expresses this eloquently. Seven disparate, active British retirees (starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith) are tempted to go to India to live in what they believe is a restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, yet run with charm and gusto by its young proprietor, the hotel slowly charms in unexpected ways. Most of the characters find a new lease of life, others soul search, but none are ever lonely.
- Monday, 15 April 2013
Silver Travel Advisor, the only travel advice and review website specifically for travellers aged 50 plus, has published a brochure guide to some of the best free days out around the UK, in partnership with Age UK.
The guide features and profiles 15 different days out around the UK from Glasgow to Dorset including; The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Sheffield Winter Garden, Maiden Castle in Dorset, Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest Country Park and the Walking Tour in Bath.
- Thursday, 11 April 2013
In our busy lives it is more important than ever to re-connect with nature. In Wales, seven historic gardens, have been given a great regeneration boost.
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Visit Wales and the Welsh Government, One Historic Garden invites you to step into history, and explore revitalised gardens and landscapes, delve into the wilderness and have close encounters with native wildlife. Seven gardens – so much to see.