|Vacation Rental Information|
Shropshire - Englands Forgotten County
Shropshire is England's forgotten county, but it is well worth making the effort to get there. It is only three hours by train from London and there is plenty to see and do. It is primarily a rural county steeped in history bordering as it does mid Wales, from Oswestry in the northwest to Ludlow and the Hereford border in the south.
Consider staying in Shrewsbury, the capital of the county. Shrewsbury is a growing mediaeval town with a large mixture of places to stay and lots of things to see. It straddles the mighty River Severn, one of Britain's longest rivers. The river twists and turns and revisits the town in several places. It can and still does flood some of the town occasionally and the effects of global warming have persuaded the town council to beef up the flood defences. On a mild balmy day with the river low and sleepy it seems hard to imagine that the river could ever offer a threat, but when it is angry and running, it does.
Visit the castle set beside the Victorian railway station. Shrewsbury is the home of Charles Darwin and there are reminders of their famous son throughout the town. Consider too the half timbered and ancient Rowley's museum. To the north of the town is an area called Battle, named after the battle in the War of the Roses fought there in 1403 when thousands of men were slaughtered on both sides, the majority brought down by the English longbow. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/history/2003/02/battle_of_shrewsbury/battle_smil.shtml. Do visit the old church just north of the battlefield site where a permanent memorial is on display.
But Shropshire has much more to offer than simply the county town. In the south of the county Ludlow is a fascinating small ancient town. Katherine of Aragon was imprisoned there in the castle after Henry the eighth turned his attentions elsewhere. The castle is still in surprisingly good condition and is open most days. Countless narrow streets with many half-timbered buildings always have something to offer. Check out the Feathers Hotel in Ludlow for olde England history and charm.
Bridgnorth is a town split in two. The lower level beside the River Severn and the high town set on the escarpment that commands views along the river. Take the old steam powered Severn Valley Railway, scene of countless films and TV series, from there south towards Kidderminster and over the border into Worcestershire.
In the north of the county Ellesmere in the Shropshire Lakeland is a small town well worth a visit. Check out the canal where Thomas Telford's masterpiece, built in 1760 runs through the town before wending its way over the border and into Wales and on to Llangollen. Oswestry in the northwest is a bustling market town and on market day you are as likely to hear Welsh being spoken as often as English. Another small town worth a visit is Much Wenlock, located on Wenlock edge, a cliff face that runs diagonally across the county. There is an ancient monastery there and quaint buildings aplenty.
For the more energetic, walking holidays across the moorland of the Long Mynd offers a surprising taste of wilderness. Stay in Church Stretton, a mecca for hill walkers. Lastly, if you still have time, try and visit Telford at Ironbridge where Thomas Telford's bridge still stands, the first metal bridge built anywhere heralding the dawn of the industrial revolution
Shropshire is still relatively undiscovered, especially by international travellers, but it has much to commend it. The people are gentle and friendly and it is well worth the effort to get there. You can access thousands of holiday villas and cottages worldwide on my website www.pebblebeachmedia.co.uk. Enjoy your travelling!
David Carter has writen and published hundreds of articles over more years than he cares to remember. His latest work is the property management book SPLAM! Successful Property Letting And Management, a 244 page book full of insights into letting property without hassles. He currently runs three websites, SPLAM!, Homemax full of ideas for homeworkers, and Pebble Beach Media where you can access thousands of holiday cottages, villas and apartments worldwide. He has recently completed a new novel "White Flags" which should be available in the new year.
Keys to Contentment
Most of us take vacations for the express purpose of getting away from it all. The desks piled high with paperwork, unmanageable schedules, unbearable bosses, traffic gridlocks and all things necessary but at times unwanted. Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate great escape but it isn't all that easy to find peace and quiet in a town known for it's party atmosphere and large, impersonal hotels and resorts. Or is it?
All Inclusive Resorts - Sunscape The Beach Punta Cana
Sunscape The Beach Punta Cana is located on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic & 50 minutes from Punta Cana airport. With one of the finest oceanfront location on the Caribbean island and protected by a coral reef, the all-inclusive Sunscape The Beach Punta Cana provides the perfect escape to turquoise blue water, white sand, and a forest of palm trees. For friends, families, and couples - the place for outstanding scenery, tranquility and hospitality is right here.
Why are Townhouse Rentals are the Way to Go when Visiting Walt Disney World
The first words that come to mind when people think of Central Florida are usually Disney World, attractions, theme parks, and vacation, or holiday.
Have you ever wanted to travel to far away places and live like a native but somehow there never seems to be quite enough money to get you there? Well have you ever thought of Home or House exchange holidays? It's the vacation with a difference, because you find the dream destination and all you have to book is your flight. You stay in the house exchange family house and usually have the use of their car also and they in turn stay in your home and have the use of your facilities. If you like the sound of this then visit www.homeisaway.com for your one stop Home or House exchange holiday vacation.
Thailand Golf Packages and Thailand Hotels Reservation
Thailand is a popular golf paradise and home to many world class designed golf courses. There are many reasons for golf lovers to golf in Thailand... such as the many challenging and exciting golf course, the reasonable playing fee, the excellent club-house, beautiful course lay-out and the cheerful atmosphere with the charming caddies. Thailand is the best golfing holiday destination in Asia and the Far East.
Learn From My Personal Experience About Bahamas Vacation Rentals
Bahamas house rental or a hotel? Vacation rentals are becoming very popular but many people ask the wrong questions when they enquire about a house rental, read this article where I answer many essential questions most people forget to ask when they book a Bahamas house rental or travel to the Bahamas.
Hotels In India
With India being a major world tourist in the world, availability of hotels is not such a problem. However, every tourist in India, local or foreign, would do well to plan his trip in advance to enable him to find a hotel that most suits his needs.
Costa Rica - A Paradise in Central America
Family Vacation in Costa Rica
Hilton Head Vacation Rentals
Hospitable to all of our visitors, rental agencies on Hilton Head Island will take care of all your vacation needs, both foreseen and unanticipated. Renting an apartment, condo, villa or home is easy with the friendly assistance of more than one hundred agencies. Whatever is your chosen activity, nearby is a clean, affordable Hilton Head rental property.
Timesharing Without Owning A Timeshare
If you're dreaming of a unique vacation experience, but don't have a budget to cover outrageous hotel expenses, or to even purchase a timeshare yourself, there are ways to take advantage of the great deals offered by timeshare owners without actually becoming one yourself.
Welcome to Floridas Emerald Coast!
Stay a week or stay a lifetime, the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle is hard to resist. You'll never forget how you relaxed on the sugar, white powder sands, listening to the blue green gulf water. One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, this 100 mile stretch offers vacations that you will never forget. From elegant houses to highrise condos, the emerald coast has it all.
So You Want to Sell Your Timeshare
You are the owner of a timeshare and have decided the time has come to part ways. You may be interested in another timeshare or have decided a timeshare isn't for you. Whatever your reason may be, a timeshare is a piece of real estate and you should place as much thought and planning into selling a timeshare as you would any other piece of real estate. Many agencies exist that will assist you in selling your timeshare or buy it outright. However, just as any situation where money is involved, there are many agencies that will successfully take your money and your timeshare, leaving you with a small percent of your profit. Of course, legitimate agencies exist that will assist you selling your timeshare in a completely professional manner. Weeding the legitimate agencies from the scam artists will save you a lot of time, frustration, and money.
Looking Closely at Pigeon Forge Vacation Packages
Vacation packages are a great way for travelers to book everything they want in a trip ahead of time and usually at a discount. Different types of Pigeon Forge vacation packages are available to help bargain hunters save money on their visit to the city. Pigeon Forge vacation packages are available by season, with the lodgings and attractions chosen based on their appropriateness to the time of year and the weather. Some travel companies also offer custom vacation packages where the travelers pick where they stay and the attractions that they visit.
Gloucestershire - History, Holidays, and Fine Food
Gloucestershire, pronounced Glostershire, is a pretty English county located south west of the English midlands yet not south-west enough to be truly part of the English south-west! The capital of Gloucestershire is the city of Gloucester, and that is where we begin our tour.
Owners Dont be Scammed!
Scam artists pose as potential renters everyday on many different "by owner" websites. Why? Because it works! Learn to spot common warning signs of many rental scams.
Guide to Choosing the Right Disney Vacation Accommodations for Your Family
The secret treasure of Davenport's and Kissimmee's townhouses.
A Closer Look at Pigeon Forge Real Estate
Those looking to invest in real estate should not overlook Pigeon Forge, TN. Though the 2000 census estimates the number of permanent Pigeon Forge residents at just over 5,000, the population during the popular summer months can soar to tens of thousands. Pigeon Forge has doubled in the last 25 years, and the real estate business is booming.
Vacation Rentals on Hilton Head Island
Each year, over two million people find their way to Hilton Head Island to find a relaxing vacation spot in the sun. The largest island off the coast of Georgia has been developed as a tourist's paradise, carefully zoned, environmentally sensitive, and always with a sense of appreciation for the history and natural bounty of this unique place.
Home Away From Home on Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island's mild climate, slow pace, and beautifully forested landscapes are unique to the Atlantic coast. Deep-sea fishing charters, turtle watching, or riding a bike along the beach at sunset are some of the many wonderful outdoor activities available on the island. Sports enthusiasts can also play golf or tennis, hike or in-line skate at the many facilities or trails on this twelve-mile long paradise. This island is a wonderful location for an extended vacation or a work-related retreat, and Hilton Head rental homes are wonderful options for such occasions.
Choosing a Maui Condo Rental Agent
Choosing a condo in Maui is definitely a great investment. If you are in the market for a new condo in Maui, you should research the process involved in buying your Maui condo, a good place to start is a visit to as many of the Maui condo rental agents as possible.
|home | site map|