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The Isle of Wight, there’s more to see and do than you think.

Just off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight has been a popular destination with British tourists since Victorian times. It is especially popular with those who like the outdoors because of its stunning scenery and coastline. The Isle of Wight has an array of sights and activities to see and do, making it the perfect destination for a family holiday. Here, holiday cottage website Blue Chip Holidays has compiled some of its favourite thing to see and do on the island. So whether you want to get out and about and explore the island or relax at one of the seaside resorts, check out the article below to see what the Isle of Wight has to offer. Carisbrooke Castle (near Newport) Carisbrooke Castle has been a defensive battlement for over 1,000 years starting off as a Saxon fortress and a castle during the Norman Conquest, before being totally remodelled…

Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel

I found this gem of a hotel to stay with my family before flying out to Sardinia from Gatwick in August. The 4-star Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is located in a quiet picturesque setting in easy reach of the M25 (great for Gatwick and Heathrow airports). We have stayed at many London airport hotels in the past and this trip we fancied something in the countryside and this hotel ticked all the boxes – great location, lovely rooms, delicious food and a great size heated outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms The bedrooms (connecting rooms) we stayed in were lovely and perfect for the four of us. Dining We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere with our two boys for dinner in the bar lounge – the food and the service was great. Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool The complimentary outdoor heated swimming pool (open between April and September) was a real surprise and…

10 Best Beaches in UK – Woolacombe and St Ives Come Out On Top

Woolacombe beach in North Devon has been voted best rated beach in the UK by TripAdvisor users. The beautiful beach beat Weymouth Beach in Dorset to the top spot with St Brelade’s Bay Beach in St. Brelade, Jersey in the Channel Islands is in third place. Woolacombe beach is backed by sandy hills and the Woolacombe Downs and boasts a three-mile long stretch of golden sand and rolling, unbroken surf which makes it the ideal hotspot for surfers. The sheer length of the beach means that there is no shortage of sand to sit down and relax on during the busy summer months. For family holidays, the location is perfect with award winning Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks right on the doorstep of the beach. We featured Woolacombe in our article titled 5 camping holiday parks in the UK perfect for families Our home, Cornwall, bagged the most number of awards of…