The UK s Best Coastal Destinations Along the South

The English coastline has several seaports with breathtaking views and tourist attractions. They are a source of solid turnover to the country and a proof of old English history. Described below are two of the most important and beautiful seaports in the United Kingdom.

Dover

Located in the south east of England in the county of Kent and generating over 50 million turn over every year is the seaport of Dover. The seaport was first opened by King James in the year 1606. It is the closest port to France. Millions of passengers and vehicles travel through the port making it the world’s busiest passenger port. The port is divided into: the Eastern Dock and the Western Dock. The Eastern dock provides three ferry services to France. The Western dock was previously used to provide travel services to Bologne and is the cruise terminal of the port. The town is home to Dover Museum, the Dover Transport Museum and the Roman Painted House which bring forth the culture of the town. Some of the important tourist attractions in the town are Pines Garden, Dover Castle, Connaught Park, Samphire Hoe and St Edmund Chapel. The port can be accessed by Dover railway station which is 30 minutes walk away. Licensed taxis are available at both of the dock sides of the seaport.

Fishguard

Fishguard is a coastal town located along the coast of Pembrokeshire in Wales. The National Geographic magazine has voted Fishguard as one of the best coastal destinations in the world. The town is made of two major parts: the main town and the lower Fishguard. The historic importance of the seaport is offered by the Fishguard Town Hall and the stone monument outside of the town. The two places commemorate the signing of the Peace Treaty after the last British invasion. The main town is home to a huge parish church. Other tourist attractions in the town are The Fishguard theatre Gwaun, the Fishguard music festival, the Fishguard and Good wick Carnival and the parish church of St.Marys. Fishguard is considered a paradise of natural beauty with breathtaking views of mountains, the turquoise blue sea and pristine cliffs. Bird watching and observing wildlife are activities that tourists can indulge in. Though the sea town is small it is the principle outlet of trade to Ireland and is one of the best natural harbours in this part of the country.

Top Tourist Destination Venice

 

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Venice, the city in northern Italy does not need much introduction. Who has not heard of this romantic city with the Gondolas and the strolling musicians that serenade you as you pass by? Anyone that loves to travel always has Venice as one of those places that has to be visited. For this reason Venice is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In the year 2006, statistics show that it had almost three million international arrivals that year.

It is such a bewitching city that most rich and famous make a point to visit yearly. The Venice Film Festival alone attracts visitors in the international art world every year. Many of Venice’s attractions have been noted in countless movies and novels. The St. Mark’s Basilica is the most famous church of the area. It is renowned for its Byzantine architecture and lies on Piazza San Marco. The Horses of Saint Mark were installed on the basilica since about 1254.

Needless to say, a sophisticated city like this will have impeccable service. It will not disappoint. What can be better than Venice hotels? Venice is renowned for its unique and rich architectural style. The most famous is the Gothic style. The city is also a major shopping centre. Most of the fashionable shops and boutiques are in the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco.

Venice is most famous for this glass work that is often called Venetian glass. The Murano glass has been made at this Venetian Island for centuries and it is known all over the world. The good news is that Venice hotels are not only for the rich and famous. There are budgets that fit anyone visiting this beautiful city. It is a good idea to research the many excellent hotels of the area and pick what is best for you and your budget.

There is something for every taste. There are the more opulent hotels with rich padded interior decor and antiques that will take your breath away. Some have original interior dating back hundreds of years with gilt-panelled recess, and brocade furniture. Others are simpler in taste, but still have that special charm that they city offers. All have warm friendly service. It is really a city that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.