Other Romantic Weekends
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Combine a thousand years of history with contemporary shopping and dining in the beautiful town of Windsor, on the River Thames. Stroll around the impossibly romantic Castle and the ancient Windsor Great Park which covers 4,800 acres and is shrouded in mystery and legend. When foot-sore take an enclosed horse-drawn hackney carriage ride from outside the Castle walls and tour through Windsor and down the Long Walk to Home Park, or further afield to the Great Park, via the deer park. In the afternoon why not visit the famous Savill Gardens, situated within the Great Park, which is considered to be the finest gardens of its type in the northern temperate region of the world. There are wonderful displays of colour all year round with the misty vistas of winter giving way to the beginnings of spectacular spring plants from February onwards.
The soft green hill of the Tor, crowned with its enigmatic tower, has become a symbol of Glastonbury. It dominates the town and the surrounding landscape, and is the first sign to the traveller that Glastonbury is drawing near. Once a year the Somerset town of Glastonbury hits the headlines, but what can it offer for the rest of the year? As gateway to the romantic west country, this peaceful market town makes the perfect getaway from the city, where shopping can be combined with visits to Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor. Cider is a firm favourite in this county, so why not head to Sheppy's Cider Farm to see how it is made and to taste some of the farms own produce - it could be prove nature's ultimate aphrodisiac!
Stay in a Hotel in the middle of Edinburgh with a city break - A city of outstanding splendor Edinburgh short breaks feature a beautiful and superbly atmospheric city packed with excellent architecture and overflowing with history. Scotlands capital is a delightful city for just walking around, with most of the major sights within a manageably compact central area. The principal appeal of Edinburgh weekend breaks is the look of the city itself and the delightful contrast between the fine medieval streets of the Old Town and the graceful, elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town. All Edinburgh city breaks unavoidably focus on the two great thoroughfares, the Royal Mile and Princes Street, and the truly wonderful castle that sits above and looks over the city. The undulating nature of the city along with fine parks and viewpoints make Edinburgh short breaks a favourite.
The magnificent Cathedral is a must see during your stay in Durham. One of the finest examples of Norman architecture, the Cathedral is unusual in its Moorish influences. And dont miss Durham Castle, now a part of the famous university here. Durham has a compact city centre, making it a joy to explore the fine old buildings and interesting shops that line the streets. Sipping a coffee in the old cobbled Market Place and enjoying the street entertainers here is one of the highlights of a weekend break in Durham. Youll find culture aplenty at the new Millennium Place in the heart of the city.