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For those looking for a holiday with a difference, you must consider a holiday on the Isle of Rona. This is a truly magical place for a  romantic castaway experience! This small island is situated between Skye and the west coast of Scotland and is only 5 miles long! The variety of countryside is extraordinary from wild and rugged landscapes to mossy and rich woodland, secret lochs, pirates’ coves, hills and of course the beautiful backdrop of the sea. With just one permanent residence and a population of two, for many the island’s main attraction is its remoteness with no shops, no roads and no stress! Bring your food and drink for the holiday and just relax and enjoy island life. Wildlife and Scenery Nature lovers will find an abundance of wildlife on this peaceful island. There is a red deer herd that roam the island and sea eagles can often be spotted. There are also marine wildlife to look out for with a resident otter and seal population. You can also spot dolphin, minke whale and basking sharks from land or farther afield on a boat trip on the island launch MV Rona. Island History Despite its size, the island has history to explore amongst the ruins of deserted settlements that were last occupied over a hundred years ago. There is a lighthouse that has for 150 years warned ships sailing in the waters. Other favourite sites to explore include Church Cave, a steep and rocky climb down to a dramatic cliff-side place of worship…

An Island Holiday We all have a romantic idea of an island holiday and it really can live up to all your expectations. Obviously Britain is itself an island but also there are many located off the coast and definitely worth a visit if you are looking for an idea for a holiday. Isle of Wight Located just off the South coast of England, this island really has something for everyone with stunning beaches, historic attractions, music festivals and other major national events throughout the year. Perhaps one of the most famous visitor attractions on the island is Osborne House which was the country retreat of Queen Victoria. It really is worth a visit with the chance to visit inside and also to stroll around the beautiful grounds with its walled gardens and hot houses of tropical plants. It’s a great day out for one and all. The island is an ideal base for those looking for a relaxing holiday with beaches galore or for the more adventurous there are endless outdoor activities from sailing (a sport that the Island of Wight is famous for) to gliding to a visit to the big cat sanctuary or a ride on a steam train. Self-catering is a great option on the island, why not take a look at a few holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight. Anglesey The Isle of Anglesey lies off the north west coast of Wales. The island is reached by crossing the bridge over the Menai Strait. This bridge, built in 1826,…

Rock in Cornwall and its surrounding areas have been a firm favourite for families looking for a seaside holiday in the UK. Equally Elie in Scotland has been frequented by many families over the years as it is the ideal beach holiday. Elie is situated in the Kingdom of Fife and is easily accessible as it is just North of Edinburgh so both plane and train are an option if you don’t want to drive. Elie is one of the East Neuk’s renowned fishing villages and is perhaps best known for its award-winning, Blue Flag beach, along with its micro climate ensuring (that most of the time) the East Neuk has dry and good weather. Its sheltered bay is famous as a safe haven for families, beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Elie is the ideal location for a seaside holiday. As well as watersports, there is a wide range of other outdoor activities on offer: golf, tennis, putting, bowling and of course exploring the magnificent coastline and rich natural heritage. Fife is known worldwide for its variety of golf courses, including the world famous Championship course at St Andrews which is only 10 miles away from this holiday village. The East Neuk of Fife has a vibrant community of artists; many say that it is the exceptional light that draws them in. There are a variety of interesting galleries and potteries along the coastal villages. Fife also boasts a selection of gardens, castles and sites of historic interest from the Fisheries Museum in Anstruther,…