345 results found for "local+food"
- Local Attractions in Catalonia
As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Catalonia, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of local attractions, from the coast to the mountains of the Pyrenees. They were built during the 11th and 12th Century, based on an architectural style imported from northern Italy of iconic slim bell-towers and rounded arcading and pilaster strips. centreromanic.com Hort de la Sínia – Costa Daurada Part organic allotment cooperative and part eco health retreat, Hort de la Sínia is a place to work the land and relax among nature in the great outdoors. hortdelasinia.com For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby low-impact activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Catalonia
- Local food and drink in the Mendip Hills
As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to the Mendip Hills, Jackie King picks out a selection of restaurants, cafés and markets to find the best local food and drink in this glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset, southwest England. It may be a relatively small AONB, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a region with a stronger food heritage than Somerset. We think that the food you eat on holiday is as important as where you pick to stay - you'll be surrounded by good, local food at all of these places. As much local produce is sold as possible, with information given on the provenance and sourcing of produce. Thatchers is still served here, but it’s the food which attracts the punters these days (though cider does features heavily in the menu!)
- Local Attractions in Snowdonia
Visitors can learn about the history and ecology of the honeybee, wander the wildlife-friendly gardens and acres of woodland, or enjoy delicious local food in the tearoom, Pot Mêl. snowdonia-society.org.uk/about-ty-hyll/ Plas Tan y Bwlch The Snowdonia National Park Environmental Studies Centre is located in a beautiful 16th-century house in the heart of the National Park - perfectly positioned to get the most out of the surrounding landscape. They are admirably green too: used cooking oil is processed into biodiesel and they have planted over 500 trees every year since opening in 1993. greenwoodfamilypark.co.uk For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Snowdonia
- Local Attractions in Llŷn
Llŷn Maritime Museum, Nefyn, Wales The Maritime Museum, based at St Mary's Church that was founded in the 6th century, was the brainchild of locals who were keen to showcase the area's rich maritime history. It is still a venue for art, with work displayed by local artists in ten original gallery spaces. There’s a bright, airy café serving homemade food, with further seating in a pretty garden with views across to Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay. For classy souvenirs, the gift shop sells handicrafts – woodwork, textiles - by local artists. The previous owners, the Keating sisters, bequeathed their much-loved home to the Trust, after having spent many years restoring it from dereliction in the 1930s. nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-yn-rhiw For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Llŷn.
- Local Attractions in the Brecon Beacons
But the centre is much more besides: it also doubles up as a gallery and exhibition space displaying work by local artists, a gift shop selling local crafts, and there's a great cafe on the ground floor selling homemade cakes and Fairtrade tea and coffee. For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Brecon Beacons
- Local Attractions in the Yorkshire Dales
You can see working looms, check out the changing exhibitions, events and workshops, and buy work by local artists and craftspeople in the retail galleries (the gorgeous rugs are hard to resist). farfieldmill.org Gayle Mill Step back in time at this 19th-century sawmill which is full working order after a comprehensive restoration project. The Folly house the Museum of North Craven Life with exhibits on local history. You might be surprised to learn that the village played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, with local textile mills flourishing and bringing wealth to the area. grassingtonfolkmuseum.org.uk The Forbidden Corner Its claim to be ‘the strangest place in the world’ might be a bit exaggerated, but The Forbidden Corner in Middleham is definitely an unusual attraction. Kids can hunt for clues and hidden objects, adults can turn their hand to fly fishing, and there’s a great farm shop stuffed with local goods and restaurant selling homemade fare. kilnseypark.co.uk Parcevall Hall Gardens Garden lovers shouldn’t miss Parcevall Hall at the heart of Wharfedale. In the visitor’s centre you can see the remains of wolverines – a giant member of the weasel family that were discovered here. stumpcrosscaverns.co.uk For information on local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to The Yorkshire Dales
- Local Attractions in Pembrokeshire
Then there's the Cloisters Gallery, which exhibits works of art ranging from photography to ceramics, as well as a refectory where you can take a deserved rest and tuck into some fine local produce. stdavidscathedral.org.uk Picton Castle and Woodland Gardens Discover not only a hidden gem of castle with some 700 years of history, but also around 40 acres of uniquely beautiful gardens, walled garden and tranquil woodland walks. This has been created by Green Links with the help of local disadvantaged children and a Communities and Nature Grant, The Countryside Council for Wales and the Environmental Agency who have also funded the reinstatement of a large pond. uptoncastle.com Pembroke Castle With a long and fascinating history dating back to around 1093, Pembroke Castle is a great family destination, with much effort having been put into making history come alive. If you're interested in local natural history you'll be able to take part in groups such as 'woodland conservation and management' and 'Pembrokeshire spring wildlife', while family fun weeks run in both July and August. field-studies-council.org/locations/orielton Dale Fort Field Study Centre Originally built in 1856 and overlooking the entrance to Milford Haven, there can be no better place to come and study marine biology and ecology. One of the centre's highlights is the brand new interactive exhibition, which offers a fascinating insight into everything from the history to the wildlife of the local area. As is the case with Bluestone's Blue Lagoon water park, the Activity Centre is heated by an innovative biomass boiler system, located in the nearby energy centre. bluestonewales.com For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Pembrokeshire
- Local Attractions in Anglesey
As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Anglesey, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of local attractions in this glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. There are nature parks to keep children entertained, museums where you can brush up on local heritage, visitor centres for rainy days and stunning gardens to wander around. Learn about local shipwrecks and the tragic story of HMS Thetis – a submarine which flooded on its first sea trial in 1939 killing 99 men. Round off your visit off with a bite to eat at the Harbourfront Bistro. holyheadmaritimemuseum.co.uk Swtan National Trust-owned Swtan (a name believed to be derived from a local species of fish which was caught here) is a fully restored 17th-century thatched cottage – the last of its kind in Wales. There's a courtyard tea rooms and gift shop, too. nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd-house-and-garden For information on characterful accommodation, local food and drink, and outdoor adventure activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Anglesey
- A question of taste: local flavours in Las Alpujarras, Spain
No-one with an understanding of local history would be blasé enough to call this region a land of plenty. Las Chimeneas is a delightful guesthouse occupying several houses around the main square in the little village of Mairenas, has a wonderful restaurant where Conchi and Sole dish up a daily changing dinner menu; expect ajo blanco (white almond and garlic soup), gazpacho, stuffed aubergines and a host of local dishes, along with sinfully delicious cakes.
- Green Spain's Food and the Great Outdoors
Food is often a product of geography and history, and no more so than in Green Spain where the local fare goes far beyond the typical seaside menu - there are many familiar items like tortilla, paella and squid but also products of the ‘terroir’, such as beef, cheese and beans. But more often than not, you are charged for each plate of food that you choose while your drink is prepared. Food markets Eating in can be just as enticing in Green Spain - there are fresh produce markets across the region. The fish comes from the Bay of Biscay and includes the somewhat alien-like local delicacy - percebes, or goose barnacles. What to drink A popular drink with seafood and pintxos is the local white wine, txakoli, and, particularly in Asturias, cider.