Coastal Towns

Coastal Towns

There is something in the water and in the air of our coastal towns. Historically retreats for artists and the rich who came in search of inspiration, to take the sea air and enjoy restorative walks along the promenade, nowadays our English coastal towns appeal to all of us in search of an expanse of big sky and afternoon tea in a grand hotel. Bustling marinas and coastal villages offer a place to moor up or the opportunity to cast off in search of a day on the waves. The artists are still here for the special light and many seaside towns host year-round cultural events and festivals.

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Explore a Secluded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore a Secluded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Isles of Scilly are like nowhere else in England. Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, arrive on the Isles and unwind.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Dance the night away in Blackpool

Dance the night away in Blackpool

Blackpool is a mecca for gay and gay-friendly nightlife; you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues for a night out.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Discover Maritime and Wartime History in Dartmouth

Discover Maritime and Wartime History in Dartmouth

With its strong maritime heritage, enchanting streets and scenic river location you’ll fall in love with Dartmouth.

Location: Dartmouth, Devon

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Big Show Entertainment at Bournemouth International Centre

Big Show Entertainment at Bournemouth International Centre

Dance, music, sports or comedy? It's all on offer at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Whether you’re a garden lover, art aficionado or simply a St Ives devotee you can’t fail to fall for the magic of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy having the whole family round for dinner on this Dorset estate.

Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

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Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Discover why the twentieth century’s great writers and artists found their inspiration in the fishing town of St Ives.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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Cook with celebrity chefs in Dorset

Cook with celebrity chefs in Dorset

Share in Lesley Waters' and Mark Hix's kitchen secrets.

Location: Dorset

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Stunning sea views and fine wines at a hip Dorset clifftop hotel

Stunning sea views and fine wines at a hip Dorset clifftop hotel

Enjoy a romantic summer break to the luxurious Seaside Boarding House in Dorset.

Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

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Fly along the world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire

Fly along the world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire

Climb the Zip tower at the end of Bournemouth Pier and above the sea and zip-surf over the waves to the shore. Race friends and family to the beach!

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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See spectacular autumn shows at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

See spectacular autumn shows at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Pencil in a cultural weekend break in Scarborough, and watch three Alan Ayckbourn plays in one day at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature on your bike

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature on your bike

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet off-road route that is perfect for cyclists.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Discover Whitby’s only traditional smokehouse

Discover Whitby’s only traditional smokehouse

Peep inside Whitby's famous Fortune’s Kippers smokehouse and awaken your senses to the flavours, tastes and smells of long ago.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a unique driving experience in Yorkshire

Enjoy a unique driving experience in Yorkshire

You'll find that at North Yorkshire Off Road Centre it's not all classroom and video instruction, it's all about getting out there and driving.

Location: Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

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Chomp on the freshest seafood in Scarborough

Chomp on the freshest seafood in Scarborough

Celebrate Scarborough’s Seafest Maritime Festival by filling your hamper with some of the best food from local suppliers and heading for the beach.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Retail therapy in Eastbourne’s pretty little Chelsea

Retail therapy in Eastbourne’s pretty little Chelsea

Explore over 50 independent retailers in Eastbourne’s quaint Little Chelsea and find everything from contemporary art to chic home ware and more.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Join a ghost tour of England’s spookiest fortress

Join a ghost tour of England’s spookiest fortress

Join a spooky twilight tour at Eastbourne’s Redoubt Fortress this October for a fun and frightful tour around the creepy cobwebbed corridors.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Cycle and canoe in the iconic Seven Sisters Country Park

Cycle and canoe in the iconic Seven Sisters Country Park

Explore the South Downs Way, near Eastbourne, discovering Seven Sisters Country Park by bicycle and the Cuckmere Valley by canoe.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Watch lucky pups being pampered in Skegness

Watch lucky pups being pampered in Skegness

Visit Natureland to see how washed-up seal pups are nursed back into the wild. And there's far more to see besides.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

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Sharks, seals and summer fun in Great Yarmouth

Sharks, seals and summer fun in Great Yarmouth

From terrifying monsters of the deep to sandcastles and donkey rides, Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile has it all.

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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