Monday, September 29, 2008

Top Counties in England - Bedfordshire

Hye all...Do you Know what is the traditional nick name of the people from Bedfordshire!! It is "Bedfordshire Bulldogs" or "Clangers", this last deriving from a local dish comprising a suet crust dumpling filled with meat or jam or both! sounds great rite!!

Well..This county has many interesting things to do and attractions to visit...It is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region and the county motto is "Constant Be", which is taken from the hymn To Be A Pilgrim by John Bunyan. It was historically divided into the nine hundreds: Barford, Biggleswade, Clifton, Flitt, Manshead, Redbournestoke, Stodden, Willey, Wixamtree, along with the liberty and borough of Bedford.

The southern end of the county is part of the chalk ridge known as the Chiltern Hills. Most of Bedfordshire's rocks are clays and sandstones from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with some limestone.

: Top Attractions in Bedfordshire:

Bedford Museum: It Reflect the human and natural history of Bedford and the surrounding area. It is located within the picturesque gardens of Bedford Castle mound, beside the Great House Embankment. While visiting Bedford Museum you can also find Cecil Higgins Gallery and John Bunyan Museum.

Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm (last entry 4.45pm)
Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 2 - 5pm (last entry 4.45pm)

Bedford Castle: Bedford Castle Mound is the remnant of a castle in Bedford, England. It was the seat of the Barony of Bedford. This fortress was destroyed by the Danes. William II of England gave the barony of Bedford to Paine de Beauchamp, who built a new, very strong castle.

Dunstable Downs Panorama

Dunstable Downs: These are 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' which are part of the Chiltern Hills, in southern Bedfordshire, England. The downs are used by gliders, kite fliers, hang gliders and paragliders in the area because of their height. You can find The Chilterns Gateway Centre built by The National Trust, on the very top of Dunstable Downs.

Bedford Blues:- Bedford Blues is a rugby club in the town of Bedford, England, currently playing in National Division One, which is the second tier of English rugby union.

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a zoo located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is owned by the Zoological Society of London Animal shows take place daily where the animals are the stars and these include Sea lion splash, Birds of the world and Elephantastic. The Discovery centre at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo acts as a Reptile House, Primate House and Insect house. It houses crocodiles, leaf-cutter ants, small primates, and other reptiles and insects.

You can check many other attractions and beautiful places to explore in Bedfordshire. I am sure you will enjoy your weekend holiday in this great place. Thinking about your Accommodation in Bedfordshire then I can suggest Discount Bedfordshire Hotels with all types of hotel facilities and Luxury Hotels and Castle Hotels

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

South Bank- Cultural heart of London city

Hye all....joh again...I found South Bank much interesting as it boast many attarctions...have a look at this beautiful area of London...

South Bank is the cultural heart of the Beautiful London city and home to London’s most beautiful attractions, theatres and free events, music, film, exhibitions, dance and much more!! You can find many famous attractions to explore the area that houses a number of important cultural buildings.

South Bank is the area in London located on the southern bank of the River Thames. It stretches 2 square miles along the shores of the River Thames. South Bank is a stunning riverside stretched centrally located minutes from Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and The Houses of Parliament. The National Theatre is one of the best collections of arts buildings in the area and adjacent to the National Theatre is the distinctive white tower of the London Weekend Television building, where the long-running television Arts programme ‘The South Bank Show’ is produced..

-:London Eye:-

London Eye - South Bank, London

London Eye is the world famous attraction located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3 million people a year. It also known as the Millennium Wheel and is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. know more information from here..

Nearest Underground stations:

Waterloo Station- Hotel Accommodation
Westminster Station- B and B Hotels
Where to Stay:- Cheap Accommodations near London Eye

Royal Festival Hall - South BankRoyal Festival Hall: Royal Festival Hall is one of the leading performance venues in the world. It is located at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. This grand Royal festival hall consists of The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre Shop and the Saison Poetry Library and for sure you can find some best Food!! The closest tube stations are Waterloo and Embankment.

The Queen Elizabeth Hall: The Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall on Southbank Centre site. It also contains two smaller venues, the Purcell Room and The Front Room. It is a music venue on the South Bank that hosts daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances. Music lovers should watch a show here....Opening timings follows ...5-10.30 pm weekdays and 2pm-10.30pm weekends

South Bank was made for long lazy afternoons and evenings...after visiting the this area you will be ralaxed as it offers smthing for everyone, a bit different i must say..By the well served trasport you need not take much trouble i guess and it is a perfect place to explore on Foot it not great..

What all you have to do is plan your trip to enjoy the atmosphere of this buzzing South Bank..If you are thinking about accommodation in South bank...there are many stylish hotel bars, family-friendly cafes and funky places to grab a quick bite or late night drink.

Have a great time....cheers..