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If you're coming to North Devon for a holiday make sure you visit Ilfracombe.

It's beautiful, and steeped in history! Here's 10 fascinating facts to get you started.

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If you're coming to #NorthDevon for a holiday make sure you visit #Ilfracombe​, its beautiful, and steeped in history! Here's 10 fascinating facts to get you started....

http://www.smythenfarmholidaycottages.co.uk/devon-holiday-cottage-blog/fascinating-facts-about-ilfracombe 
Panning a trip to the seaside town of Ilfraccombe? Why not indulge in ten fascinating facts about you can share with your friends once you’re arrive home?
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Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon | Accessible UK Tourism.

No visit to Stratford-upon-Avon would be complete without a night out in the theatre. Imagine how excited we were to see a great play and do an access review at the same time - utopia!

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No visit to Stratford-upon-Avon would be complete without a night out in the theatre. Imagine how excited we were to see a great play and do an access review at the same time - utopia!
We had a wonderful evening at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. A truly magical and accessible experience ...
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Kent School Holidays and Half Term Dates 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Kent, in south-east England, is one of the most populated counties in the UK. Perhaps most famous for the white cliffs of Dover, Kent has always been the gateway to Britain and makes a great English holiday destination.

This historical county can trace its name as far back as the 4th century BC when it was called "Cantium", from the Celtic word for "coastal land". Take a trip to the white cliffs today and you'll find a visitor's centre accompanying some dramatic cliff top walks.

With miles of historic landscape and buildings, Kent holidays are the perfect way to spend the half term break. Add to this the varied seaside destinations and you have everything you need for the summer school holidays.
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Isle of Wight School Holidays 2015, 2016 and 2017. IOW Half Term Breaks.
Despite common urban myths no passport is needed for the short sea crossing from Hampshire across to the island and once you have landed on the Isle of Wight everything is within easy reach.

There are frequent buses and even steam trains running to different parts of the island.

Boasting award winning beaches, unspoilt, spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage, there are attractions, activities and adventures to suit local visitors and tourists of all ages and nationalities.

Discover picturesque villages, spectacular cliffs, downland, sandy beaches, rich farmlands, creeks, marshland, river valleys and a rich diversity of wildlife, flora and fauna on a short holiday break to the Isle of Wight.
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Search for Isle of Wight school holidays. View the latest IOW half term dates in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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Celebrate St George’s Day - 23rd April. St George is the patron saint of England.

We celebrate his position in history with a national day on the 23rd April each year. This is held to be the day of his death in 303 AD.

This is not an official bank holiday in England, so we don't get the day off, unfortunately! Other countries around the world also recognise St George and many have their own day dedicated to him as he is considered to be one of the most venerated saints in many religions.
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Shropshire: Discover more about magnets at Enginuity Spring half-term 23rd – 31st May.

Discover more about all things magnetic during the spring half-term week from 23rd to 31st May at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire.
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Explore Amberley Wildbrooks in West Sussex | Wildlife in the South Downs.
I had never walked the Wildbrooks of Amberley or indeed Pulborough as there had always been other South Downs Sussex walks to explore; when winter arrives you cannot traverse the Wildbrooks without a boat for the area is the winter floodplain of the mighty River Arun.

So the promise of a bright spring day and receding winter flood-water meant the end of March was the perfect time to discover on foot this local wildlife haven.
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An 11 mile walk exploring the wetlands of Amberley Wildbrooks and the River Arun at Greatham Bridge, Sussex. South Downs walks with words, maps, photos.
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway have a new member to their collection of original carriages that you simply must experience a ride on!

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#Lynton & #Barnstaple #Railway have a new member to their collection of original carriages that you simply must experience a ride on!

http://www.smythenfarmholidaycottages.co.uk/devon-holiday-cottage-blog/lynton-barnstaple-railway-new-original-carriage 
Head over to ride the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, they’ve got a marvellous new arrival waiting to be ridden on.
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Pirates will be taking over Brixham Devon on May Bank Holiday.

There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period reenactors here with guns to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock to keep ye hoppin'.

Buskers, jugglers and other entertainers will perform around the streets and harbour of Brixham.

There will be other shows, reenactments and events around the town through the weekend.

Brixham is just a short car ride away from all the pirate fun.
Posted by Neil at www.torcrofthotel.co.uk
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Pirates will be taking over Brixham on May Bank Holiday
There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period reenactors here with guns to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock to keep ye hoppin'. Buskers, jugglers and other entertainers will perform around the streets and harbour of Brixham. There will be other shows, reenactments and events around the town through the weekend.
Brixham is just a short car ride away from all the pirate fun.
Posted by Neil at www.torcrofthotel.co.uk
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Thanks for resharing +Malcolm Oakley We need good Tropical Pirating Weather!
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London Half Term Dates, Latest UK School Holidays.
London almost receives more visitors annually than Paris and New York combined together. Why not visit London during the UK school holidays and explore this wonderful city.

Culture makes a valuable contribution to life in London. It is a main reason why people choose to visit London on their holidays. 7 out of 10 tourists state culture as a reason for their stay in the UK capital.

http://www.halftermdates.co.uk/sengland/london-half-term-dates.htm
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Search half term dates for all London boroughs. Official published London school holidays 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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Stratford-upon-Avon is not only the birthplace of William Shakespeare it is a very accessible old town.

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What would you say if I told you a town built in 1196 was the easiest town in England to use a wheelchair in? Stratford-upon-Avon is not only the birthplace of William Shakespeare it is the most accessible old town I've visited.
If you want a truly magical experience visit Stratford-upon-Avon. Home of William Shakespeare this historic town is wheelchair accessible and a must see!
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Re share: Have you been to Blickling Park in Norfolk?  Miles of beautiful Park to explore for free and the Muddy Boots Café have the most delicious chocolate scones!

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Have you been to Blickling Park in Norfolk?  Miles of beautiful Park to explore for free and the Muddy Boots Café have the most delicious chocolate scones!
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UK, Ireland & France School Holidays & Half Term Dates
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Welcome to Half Term Dates, we list all the school holidays for the UK, France, Australia and Ireland online. Find half term break cottages and family friendly holidays.

UK school holidays and half term dates.

We list the latest published term times on one handy website. Bookmark us today and you will have the latest information.

Who Uses Our Online Information?

Many different users can benefit from our school information data, the travel industry use our school term links as a guide when setting their prices, working parents use it to pre-book childminders and the casual traveller uses our data to get great last minute offers on travel to Great Britain during (or out of) the UK school term times.

We aim to provide accurate information about the school holidays at your fingertips. Our links are checked on a regular basis, as often as once per week.

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Storrington, West Sussex RH20
Stayed in a family room late November 2014 for one Saturday night. Corporate event. The pros: The staff are very helpful and attentive. The evening food was excellent thought I understand the vegetarian option was lacking in quantity. There is 24 hour underground parking at a reasonable rate for Brighton. Breakfast buffet is served until 11am with 12 noon checkout. Breakfast was buffet style, with plenty of seating and excellent quality of food on offer. The cons: The hotel rooms are very tired. The rooms need decorating and bringing up to 2014 standards. Such things as broken shower hoses, dirty marks on walls, broken handle on iron, terrible TV reception, no instructions on setting clock radio time. A lack of plug sockets, no free Wi-Fi, over £14.50 per day!!! Rooms very stuffy, even with windows slightly open (security feature). Our floor (5th) was quiet but many people close to ground level complain of noise from air-con / ventilation fans running outside 24/7. I understand that the hotel will be upgrading over 170 rooms during 2015, so hopefully if I return I can rate again at 5 stars.
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reviewed 5 months ago
I don't normally review banks but as a customer of this local branch I feel it's only right to give praise where it's due. The staff are always friendly and helpful. A genuine local branch. This is not a review of the corporate policy but a thank you to the staff in Storrington for being friendly day to day.
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reviewed 6 months ago
As a big kid and former mechanical engineer what is there not to like about the Bluebell Railway. You can travel up and down the line several times a day, on steam or diesel. You can chat to the friendly staff, walk around the engine sheds and speak to people about the restoration projects. It's a genuine family day out. Our kids loved having a go with the semaphore signal-box levers, was the highlight of their trip.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
A great spot for a lunchtime "business" meeting. Friendly staff, plenty of seating and right in the heart of Storrington. Only had chips but tasted lovely!
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I've been eating out at The Swan for years. First visited back in 1987 when I was living in Weybridge. Had some great great nights there. A genuine friendly pub. I was a local for years on and off. Even used to drive up from Fleet in Hampshire to visit friends in Walton and end up in The Swan. Over the years there have been many changes of staff and decor but The Swan has remained a friendly venue to eat and drink.
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reviewed 6 months ago
As a long time member of the National Trust I'm lucky to have Petworth Park only 10 miles away. The grounds and paths are always well maintained and it's a lovely walk for people of all ages. Enough space in the estate to get away from the South East crowds. We park at the northern edge of the estate and then walk to the house and back, around 4.5 mile round trip. The views are gorgeous, from the South Downs to the North Downs.
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