Archive for category: Channel Ferries

A guide to English Channel ferries, short breaks, booze cruises and weekends away

  • Gas Powered Cruise ferry from Brittany Ferries
     

    Brittany Ferries announces order of giant gas-powered cruise-ferry

    Leading French ferry and holiday company, Brittany Ferries, today announced that an order has been placed for a new cruise-ferry that will be its largest yet, and one of the biggest such vessels in the world. It will also be the cleanest, most environmentally-friendly ship to operate in UK waters […]

     
     
  • Normandie Express
     

    Brittany Ferries’ Normandie Express

    Robert Lidster takes a return crossing on Brittany Ferries’ Normandie Express. My journey had started some eight hours earlier, 155 miles away in Essex, I had travelled by National Express coach from Clacton-On-Sea via London to Portsmouth Ferry Terminal in order to catch the high speed ferry Normandie Express from […]

     
     
  • "Toi Moi Mer", Ostend
     

    A Gastronomic Weekend in Ostend

    by Gary Phillips Before being offered this trip, I hadn’t really given much thought to visiting Ostend, a town often ignored by the hordes of tourists to Bruges, its close neighbour. There had been a few times when I’d travelled through at night after a long train journey from another […]

     
     
  • Driving to Herrenburg and Stuttgart
     

    Driving to Herrenburg and Stuttgart

    By Robert Lidster Germany is made up of 16 states and the third largest of these in both area (13,800 square miles) and population (10.7 million) is Baden Wurttemberg. Situated in the south western part of Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine, many of the states major cities […]

     
     
  • Chenonceau Loire
     

    Camping Holidays in the Loire Valley

    Châteaux, vineyards, cathedral cities, riverside towns and glorious scenery – the Loire Valley is fabulous. By Sue Dobson The great River Loire and its tributaries wind through spectacular countryside, where vineyards hug hills and line valleys, picture book villages perch along riverbanks and medieval cities reveal their glories. Legendary châteaux, […]

     
     
  • Mont st Michel
     

    Motoring Breaks in Normandy

    Trevor Claringbold Normandy may not have the beauty of its southern neighbour, the Loire Valley, or the dramatic coastline that Brittany to the west has. But it’s pretty rolling countryside, and pleasant sandy beaches are supplemented by some intriguing cities, centuries of history, and, above all, one of the friendliest […]

     
     
  • Tips for Exploring the Loire Valley
     

    Tips for Exploring the Loire Valley

    by Trevor Claringbold Known with some justification as ‘The Heart of France’, the Loire Valley, more than any other region, really epitomises rural France. Images of the area adorn tourist posters and travel brochures, and every summer coaches converge here from across Europe. The whole area is littered with some […]

     
     
  • Driving the back roads through the French Alps
     

    Driving the back roads through the French Alps

    by Trevor Claringbold How many people speed down the motorways to the south of France and completely miss some of the country’s – if not Europe’s – most beautiful and spectacular scenery? Of course, it takes a bit longer, but there’s no better way to see the real countryside than […]

     
     
  • Chateau Tilques
     

    A Visit to St. Omer

    by Robert Lidster My wife and I entered the French region of Nord-Pas-De- Calais via the port of Calais. The crossing from Dover onboard the P&O ferry ‘Spirit of France’ had taken 90 minutes and had been one of the smoothest Channel crossings that I have ever experienced. We were […]

     
     
 

Tenby flat with Seaviews

Panoramic views over Tenby town walls and beach

Tenby, Wales, United Kingdom
My place is close to great views, restaurants and dining, the beach, family-friendly activities, nightlife, town walls, parking. You’ll love my place because of the location, the ambience, the outd...