Hillier Gardens

18 August 2007

And so it was on the hotest day of the year (an August day where temperatures sored to 30 degrees) that we visitied Hillier Gardens. Situated north of Romsey – just outside the pretty village of ampfield – Hillier gardens boast a fine history – having been developed by their founder the late Sir Harold [...]

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Christchurch Priory

12 August 2007

Nestled at the end of Christchurch’s pretty high street is the ancient site of Christchurch Priory which has had a church on the site since around 1100AD. The Priory has a rich history and building originally commenced around 1094 with various additions and resotrations being made over the centuries and in it’s history has had [...]

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Highcliffe castle heritage center

09 August 2007

Tucked just east of Christchurch is Highcliffe castle. A listed building the castle benefits from some fantastic grounds and beautiful architecture. Originally built in the 1830′s by Lord Stuart de Rothesay it has a rich heritage and boasts some nice touches such as gargoyles and stain glass windows. Open in it’s current guise since 1995 [...]

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Mudeford sandbank, the most expensive beach huts in the UK?

07 August 2007

Accross the water from Mudeford Quay is Mudeford Quay sandbank. The sandbank is small sand spit on the mouth of the solent – with views over Christchurch and over to the Isle of Wight. For those looking for a slightly different beach experience Mudeford sandbank has a lot to offer – for a start it’s [...]

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Crab Fishing in Mudeford quay, Christchurch – Dorset.

07 August 2007

Along the coast from Christchurch is the pretty little fishing quay of Mudeford. Mudeford is actually a suburb of Christchurch – with it’s quaint Bed & Breakfasts and fish orientated gastro-pubs. Just past the cricket pitch is the turning towards the quay – drive slowly as it’s a blink and you’ll miss it job. The [...]

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Visiting Throop – Throop Mill in Dorset

06 August 2007

Throop is a small village situated on the outskirts of Bournemouth, nestling next to the River Stour. Throop dates back a fair few centuries with the Mill (in some guise) being situated there since the 11th century. The water mill in it’s current build has been there since the 19th century and is a Grade [...]

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Things to do in Bournemouth Gardens

06 August 2007

Bournemouth isn’t just about fabulous beaches – the town center has some of the most relaxing gardens in Dorset which during the summer months become a thriving place of things to do and see. The lower gardens are situated a short walk from the main shopping center and end at the bottom of Bournemouth’s pier. [...]

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