Percy Arms, Guildford

The Percy Arms, Chilworth near Guildford, Surrey

Hotel Review Location: The Surrey Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with its hills stretching across a quarter of the county from the chalk North Downs running from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east.  We'd arranged accommodation at The Percy Arms in Chilworth, a village three miles south of …

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Attractive houses in Shere, Surrey

Day 3. Exploring Guildford & Shere, Surrey

After another blissful night's sleep we tucked into hearty breakfasts downstairs in the Percy Arm's cosy restaurant.  As the inn has South African owners included on the menu are some interesting dishes.  My husband was tempted to sample the S.A. breakfast which comprised two fried eggs, bacon, Boerewors farmers sausage, polenta, chakalaka spicy bean relish …

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Godalming

Day 2. Exploring Godalming, Surrey

We'd both slept like logs in our cosy room at The Percy Arms in Chilworth and after enjoying a delicious cooked breakfast sat in the bay window of the charming country inn we drove into nearby Godalming.  The small town benefits from several town centre car parks and we easily found a space in the Crown …

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Day 1. Exploring the Surrey Hills

Along with 10 National Parks, England is home to 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The Surrey Hills is one of them with its hills stretching across a quarter of the county from the chalk North Downs running from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the East.  The region is approximately 35 miles …

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Brighton Pier

Brighton – a travel guide

Brighton - What to see and do British Airways i360 Start by visiting the i360 viewing tower, opened in 2016 on the site of the old West Pier.  Over 25 minutes the large glass capsule rises to a height of 450ft (138m), offering great views both along the coast and inland across the South Downs. …

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Elm Hill, Norwich

Norwich – A Travel Guide

Getting there Norwich is the county town of Norfolk and lies approximately 100 miles (161 km) north east of London.  Getting to the city is easy with excellent road links, regular rail services and an airport five miles from the centre.  Trains leave London's Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes with a journey time of …

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River Arun, Littlehampton

Day 4. Littlehampton and Petworth House

The sun was streaming through the windows as we pulled back the curtains of our hotel room.  The Premier Inn Worthing had been a good choice with its seafront location and our three night stay had been very comfortable.  The Coastliner 700 bus service which we had used to get to and from Brighton continues …

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Brighton Palace Pier

Day 3. Brighton Pier and Marina

We were up early once again so that we could make the most of our day, and arrived into Brighton shortly after 9.00 a.m.  As we'd only had a coffee in the hotel room we looked for somewhere suitable for breakfast and soon found the ideal place amongst the labyrinth of narrow lanes in the …

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Brighton Royal Pavilion

Day 2. British Airways i360 and Brighton Pavilion

After waking early we caught the Coastliner 700 bus service into the centre of Brighton.  Before leaving home our original plan had been to travel into Brighton by train but on noticing these buses passing along Worthing's seafront at ten minute intervals we opted for the Coastliner instead.  Despite the journey time by road taking …

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Shops in Worthing

Day 1. Worthing and Brighton – a weekend break

Another weekend at the seaside but this time on England's south coast visiting Worthing and Brighton in Sussex.  My day began with a short train ride into Leeds followed by a longer journey into London King's Cross Station.  From there, I took the underground across to Victoria Station for the last leg of my journey …

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