New Forest Swanage
Our favourite destinations are in southern England, therefore I will just
describe this area in more detail on these pages.
Southern England is
divided into twelve counties:-
| Southern England has several large towns some of them seaside
towns, the latter having beautiful cliffs, wonderful coastlines, conservation areas,
delightful gardens, splendid country estates and castles.
It is nearly every
Englishmans dream to own a country cottage with a rambling rose around the door and
a true country garden!
Flowers mean a lot to the English, as we can see by this picture of the
Public Pleasure Gardens in Bournemouth.
The following are
southern English seaside towns that we discovered:
stands as a monument of triumpf and tragedy for the seafaring folk of England. In
"Plymouth Dome" visitors can exerience a multivisual which despicts a journey
||A relatively small
seaside town with 50.000 inhabitants.
town is worth visiting. When the tide is out, Studland Bay has a wide expanse of sand,
and here it is possible to take a long walk along the beach.
Look further for more........
||Next to Sydney, Poole
has the second largest natural harbour in the world.
||The beach at
Bournemouth is covered with a fine white sand for over 10 km. As the cliffs, which
separate the promenade from the town are quite high, in places the beach may be reached
either by winding steps, known as Zig Zag steps or by 2 rack and pinion lifts. The town is
proud of its many green parks and flower gardens.
||This town is a gem for
all seafaring visitors. Amongst other places of nautical interest there is the Royal
Marines Museum, the historic ships - Lord Nelson's Victory, the Warrior and the remains of
the Mary Rose, which was salvaged in recent years after remaining for many a century on
the ocean bed.
||Brighton was a
favourite seaside town for the rich and noble in the 18th Century. The Royal Pavilion was
built to capture the fantasy of these visitors which is impressive, even today.
||Approaching England by
sea the white cliffs of Dover catch the eyes as they rise steeply in their chalky
splendour. To the east Dover-Castle is perched high on the cliff and is next to be Tower
of London the largest and best-kept gaol in Europe.
we come to another attraction in southern England, namely the " New
This conservation area is
about 350 square km. Here there are magnificent walks through woodland and heather covered
moor-land. It is still possible to observe wild ponies, cows, sheep, and in autumn, pigs.
These animals are the true inhabitants of the New Forest and therefore have the right of
way on the roads which criss cross the forest.
Those who would like to know more concerning the history and development
of the New Forest and wish to spend a little more time there should pay a visit to the New
Forest Museum in the well known town of Lyndhurst.
Go and enjoy this really beautiful area
Who knows you may even see us there!
Who doesnt want to ride in a
train drawn by an old steam engine?
Here you will have the
opportunity, and we can
promise you that it is not only an
enjoyed by children!
The railway trip takes you to Corfe
which is a ruin dating back to
in this town you can visit the
Hall in England, where you will
find a small
museum containing all manner of