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Archive for November, 2010

The famous ‘Road to the Isles’ leads from Fort William to the village of Mallaig, approximately 40 miles between the two, and runs through dramatic highland scenery and alongside the West Highland Railway passing the Caledonian Canal, and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct used in Harry Potter films. Mallaig and Morar Before reaching the end of the road and the end of the line in Mallaig, (where the ferry leaves for the Isle of Skye and other Hebredian islands), your journey will bring you to the tranquil village of Morar only 2 miles from Mallaig. Morar has its own train station which is on the famous West Highland Railway, voted the most picturesque railway journey in the world. Holiday by the sea Morar is famous for its ‘Silver Sand’ white beaches and turquoise sea, its river that flows into the ocean, its peaceful loch (the deepest freshwater lake in Europe and home to the loch monster Morag) and the amazing views. The stunning village is set on a hillside backed by mountains and overlooking a calm bay and out to sea enjoying a view west to the islands of Eigg and Rum where the sun sets behind them. Time to explore The area surrounding Morar offers great opportunities to explore local peaks, take wildlife walks, sea kayak around the coastline, play 9 hole golf at Traigh golf course (which overlooks the sea), take the ferry to the Isle of Skye or another Hebredian island, walk the stunning Camusdarach Beach or explore the wonderful wilderness of the…

How do you decide where to go? We are incredibly lucky in the UK as there are so many beautiful parts of the country that would surely satisfy all tastes and needs for a holiday. It is very difficult to know where to start but here are five suggestions of top holiday destinations in Britain. The West Country The West Country is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. This vast area covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. There is so much to offer from the wonderful beaches in Cornwall to the all weather family attractions in Devon. Dorset has its renowned blue flag beaches and Somerset has everything from underground caves to vineyards. The West Country is an ideal destination for everyone of all ages, whatever you’re looking for you’ll find what it takes to make great family holidays and an amazing selection of holiday homes to rent. Nature lovers will appreciate the South West of England which includes the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor with 14 areas of outstanding natural beauty and don’t forget the famous Eden Project, a global garden for the 21st Century. Why not take a look at some West Country holiday cottages County Cork, Ireland County Cork is Ireland’s largest county and is a wonderful place for anyone thinking of a self-catering holiday in Ireland. Along the south west corner, the Cork Kerry coastline is stunning, with endless coves and sandy beaches. This area is very popular with golfers as the Irish Open Golf is…