Why Don’t More Come to Morecambe?

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Written by Helen Rhodes (A Highly Commended entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) I am standing on a windy promenade in Lancashire, looking out across Morecambe Bay, towards the Lake District. The view is breath-taking. Across the …

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Guide to English Heritage and the National Trust in Lincolnshire

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The traditional county of Lincolnshire is the second largest in size after Yorkshire, but has only eight English Heritage and six National Trust properties – far, far fewer than in Yorkshire or the third largest county, Devon. However some of these …

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The Great Escape: From Tunbridge Wells to Cancun!

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Written by Carolyn Ward (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition, which included fictional as well as factual articles.) The Lofton Home for the Elderly in Tunbridge Wells was a dank, grey building, with small dirty windows …

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Up Hill and Down Dale – Seniors Tackle the Dales Way

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Written by Chris Grogan (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) I gave my sister-in-law a book for her 65th birthday and she promptly burst into tears. Not damp-eyed sniffles of gratitude but proper waterworks. Tears of fear, because …

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National Trust in Devon and Somerset: Buckland Abbey, Killerton, Montacute House, Tintinhull

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The National Trust provided us with much to appreciate during our recent short break in Devon and Cornwall – from Sir Francis Drake at Buckland Abbey to Sir Richard Acland at Killerton, and from landscaped gardens and parkland at Montacute House to the small …

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English Heritage versus National Trust – Which to join?

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As a Senior you probably have the time and inclination to visit heritage sites and gardens. Many of the most interesting ones in Great Britain are under the stewardship of either English Heritage or the National Trust. You can choose to …

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