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- Local Attractions in Cornwall
The recent timber and cob building now houses the shop and café – a beautiful space and worth the trip alone – serving local treats such as Cornish rarebit (with homemade chilli jam) and Cornish blue cheese and pear salad, all locally sourced. Make sure you save some time for the shop, a treasure trove of vintage knick-knacks and gifts made by local artisan designers. duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk The Lost Gardens of Heligan The story behind the gardens of Heligan is the stuff of fairytales. The award wining Planters Café serves honest, seasonal food, featuring freshly caught crab and fish and locally made ice cream. The gallery’s café offers fine coastal views and locally sourced food, such as a Cornish plate of local fish and open Cornish roast beef sandwich. tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives The National Maritime Museum Enter the magnificent granite, slate and green oak building into the lofty main hall displaying an impressive flotilla of boats and vessels, a huge Thames steam launch at its centre.
- Local visitor attractions in the Broads
Based on a series of books by local author Tom Blofeld, it brings the watery environment of the Broads to life for kids – both as a make-believe land and an overgrown adventure playground full of rope bridges, zip wires and treehouses. They have a decent café and usually a great selection of plants for sale, and they hold a GBTS Gold award for their environmentally conscious approach to the business, which includes installing a ground source heat pump and low-energy lighting in the visitor centre, rainwater harvesting, traditional coppicing and a sustainable approach to the management of waste. fairhavengarden.co.uk Wroxham Barns About a mile north of Hoveton, it’s an easy twenty-minute walk from the railway station to Wroxham Barns, a popular local attraction that has plenty for children and adults alike – various craft shops and galleries, a food store, garden centre and micro-brewery, Uncle Stuart’s, selling its products direct (along with other local beers). It’s also home to a small “junior farm” with goats, sheep, cows, pigs with lamb Feeding during the half-term school holidays and donkeys to pet and feed, a small funfair and mini golf course, and an excellent restaurant which is one of the area’s best bets for lunch, with an emphasis on quality local produce – one of several sustainable aspects of the business, which also includes water-less urinals and excellent recycling. Once you’ve emerged, you can enjoy tea and cake at the café and maybe buy a plant or two before you leave. e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk Woodforde’s Brewery Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Woodbastwicke, Woodforde’s is one of the best-known and most successful of Norfolk’s many independent brewers, and makes a point of using only local ingredients in its ales. St Benet’s Abbey was the largest landowner hereabouts in the Middle Ages, and it’s still a sacred site, where the bishop of Norwich has celebrated Mass every year since the 1930s, although its most significant ruin is in fact the remains of a windmill added a hundred or so years ago. norfarchtrust.org.uk For more information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Broads
- Local Attractions in the Mendip Hills
Louise and Steve also run B&B in some of the neighbouring buildings. burcottmill.com King John’s Hunting Lodge Housed in a half-timbered building in the middle of medieval Axbridge, this museum illustrates the history, geology and community of the village and the surrounding area, with exhibits such as civilian life in Somerset during World War II, prehistoric caves found nearby, as well as those on local prehistory, the Roman period, and Saxon history. There’s also a museum shop where you can pick up gifts of local interest. kingjohnshuntinglodge.co.uk Wells & Mendip Museum The permanent collections in the Wells Museum, which was established by a member of the Wells Natural History and Archaeological Society in 1894, document the region’s history, from an intriguing collection of Stone Age artefacts, to an important collection of minerals and fossils, and social history artefacts dating from the 18th century. www.wellsmuseum.org.uk For more information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Mendip Hills.
- Local Attractions in the Lake District
The owners are also keen to protect natural habitats and conserve local wildlife such as the native red squirrel. One of the very best things to do is to wander along Crowdundle Beck towards the partially restored watermill, trying to spot local wildlfie in the woods along the way. Be sure to visit the tea room if you get peckish - the owners put as much emphasis on quality handmade food as they do on top notch arts exhibits. blackwell.org.uk Brantwood Historic House Brantwood is the former home of John Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era. Visit the Dove Cottage tearoom and pick up snacks made from high-quality local produce. wordsworth.org.uk Wordsworth House Take a step back in time and explore poetry giant William Wordsworth's childhood home. There are also daily ten-minute walks, poetry readings and children's trails, plus a full programme of family activities during the summer holidays. nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house-and-garden For information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to the Lake District
- Local attractions in Arnside & Silverdale
Pop in for afternoon tea at the Old Post Office Tea Room or for a pint at the unbearably attractive Wheatsheaf Inn, which has been welcoming guests since 1609 - first as a farmhouse providing meals to local farm labourers and later as a coaching stop for folk travelling from Lancaster to Carlisle. For ideas on nearby places to stay, local food and drink and outdoor adventure activities: Green Traveller's Guide to Arnside & Silverdale
- Local Visitor Attractions in Northumberland National Park
Following a Scottish raid the previous year when William Wallace allegedly burnt women and children to death in the local abbey, Chillingham Castle became base-camp for King Edward’s 1298 counter attack. Explore a working forge, (donated by local blacksmith Arthur Grimwood), complete with tools, hearth, bellows and a bottle of his favourite tipple; examine railway memorabilia celebrating the Border Counties and Wannie Lines; listen to heritage recordings of locals talking about their lives in Northumberland and dress up in replica military costume to find out more about the Reiver raiders. bellingham-heritage.org.uk/ Hexham Old Gaol Step inside the oldest purpose-built prison in England, constructed in June 1330 and ruled over by the fearsome Archbishop of York. After you’ve absorbed all the facts, you’ll be all set to explore this well-excavated Roman auxiliary fort complete with military buildings, stores, house and two bathhouses. vindolanda.com/ Mr George's Museum of Time This watch and clock museum in Haltwhistle centres around the 'Mr George the clock man' series of children's stories written by local author Diana Bell, which charted the adventures of a watch repairer and his daughter as they travelled around Northumberland. For more information on characterful places to stay, local food and drink, and nearby outdoor activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Northumberland National Park
- Local Visitor Attractions along the Northumberland Coast
The museum was established in 1938 to commemorate her life. rnli.org/find-my-nearest/museums/grace-darling-museum Golden Gate Farne Islands Boat Trips, Northumberland With Golden Gate you have a choice of five tours: Inner Farne (3hrs) with St Cuthbert’s tiny chapel hermitage; Staple Island to see the breeding seabird colonies (3hrs); an island cruise with a chance to observe the largest seal colony in the North Sea (1.5 hours) and an all day excursion pitched at ornithologists, photographers and local history enthusiasts. Exclusive to Golden Gate is a guided tour of Longstone Lighthouse, former home of local heroine Grace Darling, who at 22-years-old risked her life in rowing out to reach the wrecked SS Forfarshire in raging seas. farneislandsboattrips.co.uk/ Serenity Boat Tours, Northumberland Coast Serenity Boat Tours are well-suited to wildlife enthusiasts, with plenty of space for photography equipment, a 360º stable platform and an onboard naturalist.
- Local attractions in Pelion, Greece
The museum also has halls with representations of Neolithic graves. efamagvolos.culture.gr/Mouseio_Volou.html Chestnut Festival, Xourikhti Pelion excels at putting on food festivals. In 2004-2006 local craftsmen used ancient shipbuilding techniques and timber from Mount Pelion to craft a copy of the 50-oar Argo, originally named after its builder, Argus. According to locals, it’s not only the fattest plane tree in Greece (needing 18 chaps to encircle it) but, at over a thousand years old, also the oldest.
- Dorset's real food revolution
It now takes the Purbeck name far and wide: as well as a great host of local cafes, restaurants and shops, it supplies many London hotels, P&O Cruises and Japanese Airlines among others. Much of their success is down to an appealing community spirit, which has been very much fostered by the new Dorset Food & Drink organisation, set up in 2013. Purbeck’s food revolution was in part started by Chococo. Other Dorset food festivals include Spring Tide in Bridport in May and Bridport Food Festival in June; Church Knowle Food Fayre in July; Eat Dorset Food Fair at Parnham House, Beaminster, in October; Dorset Food Week at the end of the October/beginning of November and the Dorset Food Festival at Athelhampton House in November (dorsetaonb.org.uk/food-and-drink/food-week-and-events). More information: dorsetaonb.org.uk/food-and-drink dorsetfarmersmarkets.co.uk Words by Harriet O'Brien
- Local activities in the Peloponnese
Adventurous foodies will enjoy city food tours, olive oil tours and mountain mushroom-hunting. Explore Messinia also run day tours and multi-day adventures in the region, including stand-up paddle boarding, river trekking, rafting, cycling and canyoning. exploremessinia.com Food tour of Kalamata You might not realise at first glance, but the historical centre of Kalamata hides a trove of food treasures, from charcutiers crafting the region’s famous pasto (salted pork) to pastry shops producing delicious orange cake, stores selling local herbs or home-made yoghurt, and a vibrant fruit and vegetable covered market. Kalamata Tours, run by the company Food Philosophy, takes you straight to the city’s most authentic food stores, enabling you to meet their owners and taste their foods. You end up with lunch in a local taverna where you taste the traditional gournopoula(roast pork) and wash it down with local wines or a glass of ouzo. kalamata.tours Olive tour in Androusa, near Kalamata Do you know your koroneiki from your kalamata? Before heading back north, kayakers enjoy a lunch made from fresh local produce.