Beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – stay at Belhaven House, Milford Haven, Wales


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The Pembrokeshire Coast is uniquely a British National Park that is predominantly sea based.  Formed back in 1952, the Pembrokeshire National Park is uusual in that is less of a clearly defined Park rather than a stretch of coastline on the western edge of Wales.  At its heart is the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which is 186 miles of glorious cliff top views.

The most popular stretch of the path is from the Castle at Manorbier to the cliff chapel at Bosherston on the southern stretch but you will find wonders, great craggy scenery throughout your route.

If you are looking for a good base in Pembrokeshire, South Wales then check out Belhave House Hotel in Milford Haven.  You will be following in some famous footsteps as celebrities to have stayed their include Lord Dennis Healey (former Chancellor), Liz Dawn(Vera Duckworth), Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (solo-circumnavigator), Sian Phillips ( I, Claudius), Humphrey Lyttelton & his Band.

There is also a bit of history to Belhaven…

Milford Haven was built as a Whaling Station for the fleet of Quaker(American) Whalers that plied the Antarctic oceans.  To escape heavy taxes, they moved from Nantucket,USA to Newfoundland, Canada and on to Milford. So these houses, built to their plans, are of Canadian design, and the almost exact originals can be seen in St.Johns. The arch above, seen throughout Pembrokeshire, is a Canadian arch.

This move was to place them close to London, the richest market in the world, for their whitest of white candles, made from the whale oil. This house belonged to the surgeon to the Whaling fleet. It is some measure of his wealth & standing that he could afford to live in the same street as the shipowners.

Great days out in Blackpool – stay at Kingsway Guest House


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Blackpool in Lancashire provides great family entertainment all year round so even as we head to the end of the year there is still plenty to do or see. Below are some of the top Blackpool family attractions that are worth a visit this Autumn.

  • Blackpool Illuminations. Britain’s biggest and brightest light show that stretches for 6 miles and lights up the skyfor miles around.  Display runs from September to November.
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The entertainment advenrutre paradise with lots of roller coasters including the famous Pepsi Max Big One and the Spin Doctor.
  • Blackpool Piers. Great entertainment for all the Blackpool Piers have some great rides.
  • Blackpool Sea Life Centre. More than 40 displays in one of Europe’s largest marine collections
  • Blackpool Tower and Circus. The famous Tower is home to a circus, aquarium and rides.

Kingsway Guest House in Blackpool is a small family run clean and bright guest house. Offering a range of rooms to choose from including four poster bedroom. Nice large lounge and dining room. Hotel offers Bed and Breakfast and is ideally situated for Blackpool Premier Football Ground and all the attractions that Blackpool in the North West of England has to offer.