Golf Holidays in Cornwall – Cornish Pasties and Pars

Drive just across the Tamar Bridge from Devon into Cornwall and two great golf courses at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash, are in prime position to introduce you to some of the best golf in Cornwall. In the beautiful Tamar Valley near Plymouth in Devon, set in 450 acres of stunning Cornish countryside, St Mellion…

Drive just across the Tamar Bridge from Devon into Cornwall and two great golf courses at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash, are in prime position to introduce you to some of the best golf in Cornwall. In the beautiful Tamar Valley near Plymouth in Devon, set in 450 acres of stunning Cornish countryside, St Mellion International Resort boasts two superb 18-hole courses; one of them a Jack Nicklaus Signature course which has hosted an array of European Tour events.

Top Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the UK

The Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Cornwall features an Amen Corner not unlike the renounced Amen Corner at Augusta, and includes a wicked but spectacular Par 3. One of the few Jack Nicklaus Signature courses in the UK, St Mellion features the characteristic Nicklaus' signatures. .. elevated tees with good views of fairways, challenging water hazards and, in order to score well, the strategic necessity to be able to place the ball. This course is regularly in the UK's Top 100 golf courses.

Perfectly completing the Nicklaus golf course the Kernow Course, with its wide fairways and large greens, makes an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all standards and has some stunning views too. It was completely redeveloped in 2008 with new holes being added and many others tweaked.

One of the best links golf course in the south of England

Enjoying fantastic views over Perranporth's white sand beach and considered one of the finest links golf courses in the south of England, Perranporth Golf Club (a James Braid design) will certainly test your golfing skills. It's not a long course at 6,272 yards, but do not be fooled. Several holes are long and, on the par 5 second, you might well want to consider wearing crampons instead of golf shoes.

Must-visit golf course in Cornwall

Crampons might not be needed at Lanhydrock Golf Club, near Bodmin, but thinking caps are absolutely required. It's a stunning tree-lined course that has been molded into a sheltered forested valley in the center of Cornwall and a must-visit golf course if you are in Cornwall.

Dry stone walls, old mining works and Bronze Age settlements in Cornwall

By the time you've finished playing a round of golf at Cape Cornwall Golf & Country Club your lofting skills will be much improved … or completely ruined, as there are numerous dry stone walls dotted around the course, many criss-crossing fairways . Evidence of Bronze Age settlements and old mining works add interesting and challenging natural hazards too. Located at St Just, Penzance, the course offers breathtaking seascapes and, located on a promontory that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, is looked on as the 'first and last' golf course in the British Isles.

Devon’s World Class Golf Courses

After a long day of golf, Devon holiday cottages serve as a rest full retreat after participating in the true “gentleman's game”. The Torquay holiday cottages also provide with a strategic location to enjoy other activities that Devon County has to offer. Because of its mild weather and spectacular greens Devon is a premiere area…

After a long day of golf, Devon holiday cottages serve as a rest full retreat after participating in the true “gentleman's game”. The Torquay holiday cottages also provide with a strategic location to enjoy other activities that Devon County has to offer. Because of its mild weather and spectacular greens Devon is a premiere area for playing in any season the whole year round. With courses located both by the coast and the countryside, golf in Devon appeals to golfers all over the world and provides both magnificent views and challenging courses for golf enthusiasts. Due to the wider array of locations in the county, the most ideal accommodations have to be Devon and Torquay holiday cottages because of the convenience of their locations in both the coastal and inland areas. The wide variety of choices of clubs to play in makes it difficult to decide which courses to visit so here are some options that golfing vacationers can look into.

Thurlestone Golf Club

Known for world class golf and great tennis, Thurlestone Golf Club is just a quick drive from any of the Devon holiday cottages. The course runs along the coast of Bigbury Bay and offers a blend of links and cliff top terrain. Enjoy views of Plymouth to the West and Bolt Tail to the East. Guests staying at Torquay holiday cottages will find that playing in this eighty hole course would find it very challenging and a truly gratifying day of golf. Among its spectacular views to the pristine greens that this well kept course the Thurleston Golf Club is a golfer's paradise. Players can also make regular visits during their vacation from their Torquay cottages that are just a short trip away.

Tiverton Golf Club

This Tiverton Golf Club was established in 1932 and is a sixteen hole course. This course is a very challenging course but is manageable to overcome. Novice players should stay away from the numerous trees to secure a score that a player can be proud of. Devon and Torquay holiday cottages are a manageable country drive away so playing at this course will allow you to see the wonderful South Western countryside views before you visit one of the most sought after golf courses in Devon. The fairways in this course are very well maintained and its manicured greens a dream to play in. Tiverton Golf Club is famous for its opening hole, which is ranked as one of the best or if not the best opening holes in Devon County and ranked as the best parkland course in the South West. This is an ideal course for players staying at Torquay holiday cottages and Devon holiday cottages.

The Toughest Golf Course in the Myrtle Beach Area – The Front Nine

Living in the Myrtle Beach area for years, I always wonder what my score would be if I played the toughest 18 holes on the Grand Strand as if they were all on one golf course. This is an attempt to “construct” the toughest par 72 golf course on the Grand Strand using holes from…

Living in the Myrtle Beach area for years, I always wonder what my score would be if I played the toughest 18 holes on the Grand Strand as if they were all on one golf course. This is an attempt to “construct” the toughest par 72 golf course on the Grand Strand using holes from various Myrtle Beach area golf courses. To make it even more interesting, the holes will be kept in the correct order based on their original position on their golf course (ie, Hole # 1 will be the first hole on its course, Hole # 2 will be Hole # 2 on its course, etc.).

Please note that I did not include any holes on courses designed by Pete Dye and his son, PB Dye. That is because I would rank the courses designed by these two, individually and jointly, among the most challenging in the area. This would include Barefoot Resort's Dye Club, The Legends Moorland course, Prestwick Golf and Country Club, and The Founder's Club at St. Louis. James Plantation. I will write a future article to celebrate these two great course designers.

In my opinion, here are the toughest front nine holes in the Myrtle Beach area.

Hole 1 – True Blue # 1 – 624 yard par 5. What better way to begin your round than with a 624-yard par 5? The first time I played True Blue, I arrived early after having a terrific breakfast, felt great after a solid session at the fantastic practice facility, and then sent the rest of my round trying to recover strokes lost on the opening hole. Usually playing into the wind, the hole plays longer than the listed yardage. The first hole at True Blue features a large waste area that runs the entire left side of the fairway, plus a large bunker to welcome a wayward tee shot to the right. A massive waste area, plus a narrow stream surrounding the green. Length and accuracy are required to score par on this great opening hole. Honorable mention: none – this hole is unmatched.

Hole 2 – Barefoot – Fazio # 2 – 458 yard par 4. The second hole at the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort features a narrow, tree-lined, gentle dogleg left that stretches over 450 yards from the tips, and it plays into the anticipating wind. The hole is fortified with large wetlands off of the tee, huge trees, steep fairway bunkers, and a small green. Honorable mention: Farmstead # 2 and Oyster Bay # 2.

Hole 3 – Lion's Paw # 3 – 204 yard par 3. With pearl white oyster shells outlining the tee box and area between the lake and green, the third hole at Lion's Paw is a scenic, yet taxing hole. The approach shot over water to a narrow green (only 15 yards deep in some areas) make this one of the more vexing tee shots in the Grand Strand! Honorable mention: Heritage Club # 3.

Hole 4 – Tidewater # 4 – 430 yard par 4. With stunning views of the marsh on the left, the 4th hole is one of my favorite par 4 holes on the Strand. Playing 430 yards from the tips, the fourth hole is the number one handicap hole at Tidewater for a reason! The tee shot on number 4 welcomes the golfer with trees on the right and the marsh on the left. There is a narrow waste area running on the left side of the fairway to stop most disobedient tee shots, but the large elevation change from the fairway to the waste area provide a daunting approach shot for any tee shot hit into this area. The intimidating approach shot to a two-tiered green is framed with cavernous bunkers protecting the front and right side of the green. But, if you take an extra club to ensure you carry the bunkers fronting the green, you risk flying the green which slopes from back to front. Then it will take a miraculous chip to save par. Honorable mention: Long Bay # 4.

Hole 5 – Carolina National – Heron # 5 – 203 yard par 3. A picturesque par 3 that features a tee shot over marsh to a well-bunkered green. Hit it short or left of the green and you're in the danger and playing your third shot from the tee. The only bailout is right of the hole. However, a near impossible pitch to an undulating green faces the golfer who decides to bail right. Honorable mention: Barefoot – Love # 5.

Hole 6 – Glen Dornoch # 6 – 410 yard par 4. Glen Dornoch # 6 is a tremendous risk / reward hole. Distance and accuracy off the tee are a must in order to have an unobstructed approach shot to a well-bunkered green located 90 degrees right of the optimum landing area of ​​the fairway. A right-center tee shot of 255 yards is ideal. The golfer will be rewarded with a birdie opportunity with two solid shots, but this is also a classic “blow-up hole” waiting to happen with a poor drive, poor approach shot, poor lag putt, or all of the above. Honorable mention: Pearl – East # 6 or Witch # 6.

Hole 7 – Leopard's Chase # 7 – 451 yard par 4. Leopard's Chase # 7 features a large bunker on the right side of the fairway to welcome an insubordinate tee shot. A well-placed tee shot will leave you with an approach shot to a green protected with multiple bunkers and severe undulation on the back and middle part of the putting area. Unless you can feather a 5-iron from 225 yards, certain pin locations will award a conservative approach shot 25+ feet away from the hole. Honorable mention: Sea Trail – Jones # 7.

Hole 8 – Thistle # 8 – Stewart Course – 443-yard par 4. This holes features water along near the right right side of the hole, plus a large fairway bunker to the left of the fairway. If you hit your drive too well and just a few yards to the right of center, you risk hitting into the water the squeezes the fairway to a sliver of grass. The approach shot to an elevated green makes the hole play longer than the listed yardage, but you must carry the deep bunker fronting the green to have a shot at par … assuming you do not three-putt the severely undulating green. Honorable mention: Grande Dunes – Resort Course # 8.

Hole 9 – Rivers Edge # 9 – 570 yard par 5. This is one of the more discussed holes on the beach. It's scenic, but brutal. The smart approach is to the play Rivers Edge # 9 like a true three shot par 5. The tee shot is framed with marsh enveloping the front, entire left side, and end of the fairway. There are large trees to discourage bailing right off of the tee. A long, accurate tee shot will provide an opportunity to reach the green in two. The problem with trying to reach the hole in two is the green, set on a peninsula, is very narrow. A short tee shot will leave a lay-up shot of over 200 yards of carry over marsh. The smart second shot is to lay-up 100-120 yards short of the green. An accurate lay-up shot is required because there is marsh to the front, side, and back of the second landing area. The approach shot to a narrow green, with bunkers and normal crosswind, is one of the more harrowing wedge shots you will hit. One of my favorite holes! Honorable mention: Leopard's Chase # 9 or TPC – Myrtle Beach # 9.

So, there is my front nine. Did I miss any holes on the Grand Strand? Are there any holes you believe are tougher? If you have not played any of these great Myrtle Beach golf courses , I urge you to do so on your next trip to Myrtle Beach. Watch for my second article covering the back nine. I would love to hear any comments and / or suggestions.

Looking For The Best Cabo Golf Resort

A year-round temperature averaging 75 degrees and 300+ days of pure sunshine, and the clear crystal blue waters of the Sea Of Cortez are reasons to head to the Baja peninsula in Mexico for golf and luxury resorts. More than a dozen fashionable resorts and hotels line the 21-mile Los Cabos corridor on the Cape…

A year-round temperature averaging 75 degrees and 300+ days of pure sunshine, and the clear crystal blue waters of the Sea Of Cortez are reasons to head to the Baja peninsula in Mexico for golf and luxury resorts. More than a dozen fashionable resorts and hotels line the 21-mile Los Cabos corridor on the Cape between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Lush and stunning landscape comparable to the deserts of Arizona and Southern California are the world-famous golf courses offered in Cabo San Lucas.

Here you will find some of the most stunning courses and golf resorts in the world. With sweeping views of the sea and desert landscapes abounding shadowed under the towering mountains, Cabo will not disappoint for the avid golfer looking for the best golf resort.

Developers of the resorts and courses in this area have taken complete pride in offering an array of playable courses for the most skilled golfer to the weekend warrior looking to just take in the unmatched scenery from Land's end.

From the iconic Palmilla designed by Jack Nicholas in the early 90's, Cabo del Sol Golf Club, Cabo Real and The Desert course from Tom Weiskopf just to name a few will astound and completely bring pleasure to any golfer at any level. All most all offer panoramic sea views from near every hole, yards of immunity, sandy waste areas, natural river washes and stony outcroppings. Lakes, waterfalls and streams add to the beauty and the task of maneuvering along the roller coaster terrain. Generous landing zones and a lack of forced carries are balanced by several blind shots and hidden gullies, and an abundance of tall cardon cacti.

The golfing experience in Cabo San Lucas will bring a smile to any avid player. The question is which course to is calling your name?

Golfing on Kiawah Island

There are plenty of activities to do while at Kiawah Island. The most well know activity is the golfing on the island. I will mention a few of the other activities and then talk about golf. You can never go wrong on a vacation with a bike ride and seeing nature. There are thirty plus…

There are plenty of activities to do while at Kiawah Island. The most well know activity is the golfing on the island. I will mention a few of the other activities and then talk about golf. You can never go wrong on a vacation with a bike ride and seeing nature. There are thirty plus miles of asphalted bike paths on Kiawah Island. This is the best way to tour the island since it starts at one end of the island and runs along the main parkway. It is mostly set back in the trees away from the parkway but still a beautiful site. You can also ride along the hard-packed sand for ten miles with little effort on your ride. Then there are the nature activities you can go on. You can learn about Logger Head Turtles at the Nature Center in Night Heron Park. There are two towers that over look the marsh of the island. The first one is Marsh View Tower, which overlooks Cougar Point golf course and the marsh. The second one is Marsh Island Tower, which overlooks the boardwalk and marsh. You can go canoeing and kayaking either on a tour or family kayaking.

There are five different golf courses on the island. They are just wonderful courses for those that are excellent golf players and for those that are not so excellent golf players. The five courses are the Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Oak Point, and Cougar Point .. The Ocean Golf course just got ranked 25th in Golf Digest's 100 Greatest US Golf Courses List and 4th on Best Public Course List. The course also hosted the 2007 Senior PGA. The Turtle Point course is designed very traditional for a golf course with narrow fairway corridors, small greens, strategically placed water hazards and plenty of out-of-bounds. It is one of the longest courses on the island and players need to be able to hit the ball well otherwise they will struggle for par. The Osprey Point course includes four large, natural lakes, saltwater marsh, and dense forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias. It is a course for the better golfers, senior golfers and junior golfers. Oak Point Course has gone through many changes over the last couple of years compared to the other courses. This course is more of a strategy and thinking approach compared to pure power. The last course on Kiawah Island is Cougar Point. This course was redesigned in 1996 to feature a blend of short and long pars of three, four, and five. Golfers need to have a great strategy to get through this course.

Beach Retreats in Devon

Staying at Devon holiday cottages complete the holiday experience while enjoying oneself in the wonderful beaches of Devon County. This county is coined as the “English Riviera.” The coast is made up of two sections, the North and South. North Devon's coastline faces the Atlantic and the South faces the English Channel. There are twenty…

Staying at Devon holiday cottages complete the holiday experience while enjoying oneself in the wonderful beaches of Devon County. This county is coined as the “English Riviera.” The coast is made up of two sections, the North and South. North Devon's coastline faces the Atlantic and the South faces the English Channel. There are twenty beaches that visitors can choose from and are host to different water activities and which characteristics compliment any type of beach vacation a guest would prefer. Torquay holiday cottages are great accommodations to avail of if one wishes to enjoy a more subdued and relaxing beach vacation. The North is more conducive to water sports and more adrenaline pumping beach activities for the surf is more active and it is more windy in this particular section while the Southern part is has the more relaxed feel to it as the sea breeze is smoother and the waters are calm which makes stress free beach retreats ideal. The Torbay area is the proper beach destination for a relaxing beach vacation and is a great place for family getaways. The Northern areas attract water sport enthusiasts who like to surf and engage in water activities. The accommodations most preferred because of comfort and locations are Devon and Torquay holiday cottages. So while you are looking for water adventure or just want to spend a nice relaxing day at the beach with the family Devon is the place for all this and definitely will not disappoint.

Woolacombe Village Beach

This is North Devon's most sought after beaches. It is a very popular beach destination known for its wonderful surf and intensive array of beach activities and water sports. There are Devon holiday cottages nearby so a surfer or water sport enthusiast can make most of the day riding the waves or paddling through the water. Woolacombe Village Beach is great for family fun in the sand and has wonderful conditions for wind surfing and canoeing. Its wonderful sands and wonderful warm waters make this blue flag awarded beach a great destination to visit even for guests staying at Torquay cottages.

Meadfoot

This stretch of beach is perfectly located near any of the Torquay holiday cottages . This beach is not as popular as the others in the rest of the area which makes it suitable for quiet beach getaways and is ideal for visitors who would like to relax and veer away from the crowds. Even if you are booked in Devon holiday cottages a little bit further away this beach is just a short trip away for a break from all the water activities and sports going on in the North. This beach is situated in the Wellswood area and this provides visitors a wonderful view of the Lincombe Woods. If just lying on the sand or sitting in a hut or in a beach cafe is your fancy Meadfoot beach is just the place for you. This area is all conveniently located near and accessible to both Torquay holiday cottages and the nearby Devon holiday cottages as well.

Must Visit Attractions During Torquay Holidays

One of the most important things you must consider when planning for holidays in Dorset or Torquay holidays is your children. You have to keep them busy and entertained to enjoy everything about the getaway. Since Dorset is near to Torquay, make the most of your family holidays and enjoy your holidays in Dorset and…

One of the most important things you must consider when planning for holidays in Dorset or Torquay holidays is your children. You have to keep them busy and entertained to enjoy everything about the getaway. Since Dorset is near to Torquay, make the most of your family holidays and enjoy your holidays in Dorset and Torquay holidays thereafter.

There are numerous theme parks and other major attractions that you can visit with your little ones during your holidays in Dorset. Your children will certainly have a grand time traveling around the town and engaging in activities. Here are some suggestions for your Torquay holidays.

Pirates Bay Adventure Golf

You can have your first stop during your Torquay holidays is the Pirates Bay Adventure Golf. This place will allow your kids to take pleasure playing around a golf course. Located in Seafront Esplanade Rd., In Torquay, Pirates Bay Adventure Golf is crafted to give golfing experience some twist for the children to have more fun. You and your kids can enjoy a wonderful game of golf as you avoid cannonballs and pirate ships. This is an 18-hole golf course. You need not to bring your own clubs as these will be provided as you play. The best time to go here is in the morning; after your breakfast. The following are the entrance fee rates you need to pay before playing; adults' rate is at 5, children under 13 will have to pay 4 and the little ones under 5 years are to pay 2. The Pirates Bay Adventure Golf course is open 7 days a week from April to October from 9:30 am to 11 pm

Waves Leisure Pool

The Waves Leisure Pool is situated at The Riviera International Center in Torquay. This indoor pool is a great place to take the kids during your holidays in Dorset . Afternoon is the best time to go here with the little ones. It is also one of the safest attractions in town. The water is clean and the pool also has a special course. The Waves Leisure Pool has a large waterfall that will bring so much fun to the kids. To have a feel similar to the beach, waves are generated by wave machines in place. The pool is a must-visit especially if you are here in summer or Torquay holidays.

Kents Cavern

Torquay holidays will never be complete if you will not pay a visit to Kents Cavern. This tourist destination is popular among the holidaying families with kids tagged along. You can join has guided tours within Kents Cavern. The place is open 7 days a week except for Christmas, Boxing Day and one week in January. Here, the kids can have their face painted with different characters and be able to explore different caves.

Pure Enjoyment During Your Torquay Holidays

Torquay holidays are all about enjoyment and pleasure. You can relax in style and enjoy your holidays by booking yourself one of the upscale holiday cottages. Torquay has several attractions for people of all ages. You can enjoy a game of golf, visit the parks and gardens, or even go out and try the many…

Torquay holidays are all about enjoyment and pleasure. You can relax in style and enjoy your holidays by booking yourself one of the upscale holiday cottages. Torquay has several attractions for people of all ages. You can enjoy a game of golf, visit the parks and gardens, or even go out and try the many restaurants around. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure you will truly enjoy every minute of your holidays here in Torquay.

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

If you have booked one of the spacious holiday cottages in or around Dartmouth, you should take a trip to the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club and enjoy a game here. The golf course is located only a short distance from the historical town of Dartmouth. The Dartmouth golf course is known as one of the leading golf courses of Devon, which is why you should go play at least one game there during your Torquay holidays. The golf course is perfect for both beginners and professional golfers alike. You can plan and enjoy a game of golf with your friends at this place. This is one of the golf courses you should not miss while staying at the holiday cottages during your Torquay holidays.

Brunel Manor Garden

Brunel Manor garden is situated at Teignmouth Road in Watcombe, Torquay. This is also one of the places you should visit during your Torquay holidays. The Brunel Manor Garden has several water gardens along and ponds that are worth seeing. The Brunel Manor Garden is open from Tuesday to Thursday and also on Sundays through the year. Visitors can get to this place easily by bus, taxis or private cars. A good idea would be to take your digital camera along with your so that you can take some nice pictures.

Steps Bistro

You can enjoy a nice meal at this restaurant during your Torquay holidays. Steps Bistro is one of the places that are great to enjoy a relaxed time after touring the place during the day. The restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks and wines to give your evening a perfect start. Diners can enjoy a culinary experience of their choice with the various dishes available at this restaurant. The restaurant also has a variety of wines from the Devon's Vineyards on their list. With generous portions, this is one of the restaurants you should try while you are on holiday in Torquay.

The Room in the Elephant

The Room in the Elephant restaurant is located near the holiday cottages and is another popular restaurant in Torquay. You will not only enjoy a delicious meal at this restaurant but also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Torquay right from the restaurant. This is one of the restaurants you should not miss while you are on holiday.

Great Attractions in Torquay

There are countless things that will surely keep you and your kids busy during your Torquay holidays. Staying in one of the luxurious holiday cottages in town will give you full access to major tourist destinations in the area like them parks, beaches and shopping centers. These holiday cottages are spacious and boast superb accommodation…

There are countless things that will surely keep you and your kids busy during your Torquay holidays. Staying in one of the luxurious holiday cottages in town will give you full access to major tourist destinations in the area like them parks, beaches and shopping centers. These holiday cottages are spacious and boast superb accommodation suitable for small or big groups of friends and families. There are several attractions that the family will certainly enjoy during their Torquay holidays. Here are some must-see places within Kents Cavern that is quite near your holiday cottages.

Kents Cavern

A great first stop during your Torquay holidays from your holiday cottages is the Kents Cavern. This attraction is perfect for holidaying families. Kents Cavern has guided tours that everyone can take pleasure in. This magnificent tourist spot is open 7 days a week. However, operations are stalled on the 25th and 26th of December and also for one week in January. This place shows various activities for the kids. The Tribal Face is one of the well-liked attractions of Kents Cavern. Children can request for their face to be painted with different characters and be like an Ice Age hunter. This is a must-visit place, especially if you are spending Torquay holidays with your little ones.

Visit the Geopark

You may want to visit the Geopark while in Kents Cavern. You and your kids' Torquay holidays will never be complete without experiencing the Geo Trail. The Geopark is a track that leads you from Kents cavern to other paths located at the South Western Coast. AS you explore this trail, you will be able to witness the Devonian rocks that are believed to be 400-million years old and has stood different tests of several epochs and eras. These rocks are located at Hopes Nose, where you will also see the raised beach. Once you get to Kents Cavern, you can purchase a map for the Geo-trail from the visitor's center for only 50p. This map will guide you as you traverse the trail. This will take you around 3 hours to complete. After this, you will return to your holiday cottages tired, but fulfilled.

The Caves

The caves within Kents cavern are indeed magnificent. This is one of the most wonderful caves in the United Kingdom. Basing from old records, the caves have been explored since 1571. Archaeological records show that the caves have been occupied by both humans and animals for thousands and hundreds of years. With this, the caves became part of UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark. The Geopark reveals a startling history that dates back to at least 400 million years ago. Because this is a popular destination for both local and tourists, you are advised to call prior to your visit.

Visit the Gardens in Torquay

When you plan your holidays in Dorset, you should also include visiting the beautiful gardens in the area. Torquay has several interesting and beautiful gardens you can visit during your Torquay holidays. The best place to stay at during your holidays in Dorset and during your Torquay holidays is at one of the luxurious holiday…

When you plan your holidays in Dorset, you should also include visiting the beautiful gardens in the area. Torquay has several interesting and beautiful gardens you can visit during your Torquay holidays. The best place to stay at during your holidays in Dorset and during your Torquay holidays is at one of the luxurious holiday cottages. The holiday cottages offer excellent accommodation facilities for families and groups planning their holidays in Dorset and also for those planning Torquay holidays. If you are a nature lover and if you are holidaying with your children, you can visit these beautiful places. Here are a few recommendations for you while you are holidaying here.

Potent Plant Garden

The Potent Plant Garden is located inside Torre Abbey and is one of the places you should not miss during your Torquay holidays as well as during your holidays in Dorset. The special area is called Agatha Christie's Potent Plants and point to the references she made in her books. Some of the plants at this place include foxgloves, monkshood, prunes, many of which are poisonous. There are 4 surrounding beds that contain horticulturrral clues to some of her short stories. Visitors to the garden are encouraged to try and solve the mystery. Though the plants are technically poisonous, yet they are harmless to the touch. All the plants need to be processed before it can do any harm to anyone. So playing at this garden is not harmful or dangerous in anyway. You might want to explore the gardens and then when you are done, you can take a tour of Torre Abbey.

Berry Head

Your Torquay holidays and your holidays in Dorset will be incomplete without visiting this place. Berry Head is one of the most important and popular wildlife reserves in Torbay. Visit this place and you will be amazed at its natural beauty. The place has a 65 meter limestone headline that has a sheer drop into the sea. Some of the plants you will see at this place are Early Gentian, White Rock-Rose, Small Hare's Ear, Honewort, Goldilocks Aster and Restharrow. There are over 500 different species of Orchid that are present at Berry Head. Berry Head also has two war era eggs that were constructed between the years 1795 and 1806. These have been preserved and are protected today.

The place is also home to several beautiful birds including a Guillemot colony, bats, insects, dragonflies, moths and butterflies. If you are holidaying with your children, this is a great place to bring them for a nice day out amid the beauty of nature.

Admission to Berry Head is free and the place is open every day of the year. Parking is available; however, you will need to pay a small fee to park your car here.