Describe the features and facilities that attract visitors to three UK destinations Folkestone, Kent
The Lake District, Cumbria
CONTENTS - Introduction - Coastal resort - Countryside - Historical City
Introduction In this e-book I will identify three UK destinations that interest visitors, I will also describe all features and facilities the attractions have. • I will choose one Coastal Resort, one Countryside area, lastly one Historical City to explain my findings and evaluate my work. • In this piece of work, I will briefly underline the location and accessibility of the chosen area. More to this, I will add the natural features, built attractions near the area. • Nevertheless, I will include facilities such as: range of accommodation, sport and leisure, entertainment, local transport options and other features for all areas.
Folkestone, Kent The location and accessibility: •
Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel located in Kent (South-East England). The town lies at a valley between two cliffs, where the cliff meets the sea. In difference to the white cliffs at Dover, the cliffs at Folkestone are composed of Gault Grey and Greensand. A slight stream cuts through the cliffs. However, the cliffs are constantly under attack from the sea. The two cliffs consist of the West Cliff and the East Cliff on the further side of the stream.
Natural features: •
The Kent area includes an outstanding natural beauty, in the town area. The Brockhill Country Park is located to the west, with footpaths around both at a lake, and in a valley which links with the Royal Military Canal at Hythe.
Built attractions: • The Coastal attraction located in Kent, is The Lower Leas Coastal Park, which is in a
park that is split into three extensive entertaining zones. The first zone, which is called the formal zone embraces pine avenues as well as flower gardens, planted for all-yearround. In addition, the fun zone encompasses the enormous free adventure play area. The final area which is the wild zone, has been created for creating an assorted wildlife habitat, with vigilant management. Folkestone is nearby two important Battle of Britain landmarks – Kent Battle of Britain Museum – the oldest Battle of Britain Museum in the UK and the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne.
Facilities: • • • •
The range of accommodation include various hotels such as: Holiday Inn Express, The Portland Hotel, View Hotel Folkstone. Among 10 other hotels in Folkestone, the hotels listed are rated the highest. A variety of restaurants are situated nearby the hotels. The town is placed at the end of the North Downs, with views of the nearby countryside including the coast of France, 39 km away. There are two foremost long distanced footpaths through the town. The first one is the Saxon Shore Way, which starts at Gravesend, Kent and touches the Kent coast as it remained in Roman times. The footpath is calculated to be 163 miles (262 km) in total. In addition, the second footpath is the North Downs Way, starting in Surrey, it reaches the coast at Folkestone and endures through Capel-le-Ferne, continuing to its end at Dover, 8 miles (13 km) away. Near places of attention include the Kent Battle of Britain Museum and the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. Folkestone has a Hockey Club are based at Three Hills Sports Park (along with the cricket and netball clubs).
Folkstone also has a rugby club, and a football team Folkestone F.C. A Bowls Club as well as a Running Club based in the town.
There are many ways to keep yourself entertained in Folkestone. Types of Attractions include: • • • • • • •
28 Sights & Landmarks 10 Nature Parks 11 Fun Parks 46 Night Clubs 8 Museums Outdoor Activities Concerts & Shows
Bouverie Place Shopping Centre is a highly satisfying shopping centre in Folkestone, which customers are extremely pleased about.
Folkestone industrialised since its transport links. By France noticeable across the Dover, the town became a significant transit point for those who travel from the UK to the Continent.
The railway reached Folkestone in 1843 and a brief railway station was built while the creation of the line to Dover sustained. The trip time to London via the high-speed train route has been reduced to under an hour. Some trains from Folkestone West take even less as 52 minutes to complete the journey by High Speed Train.
For car transport to Calais, the Eurotunnel Shuttle terminal is used by a train through the Channel Tunnel, which is in Folkestone, the area of Cheriton.
Folkestone partakes unparalleled scenery and virtuous transport links. The town is trying to improve into making it a worthwhile visit to all tourist travellers. The town is bringing greater prosperity, as they’re generating new employment opportunities as this will make Folkestone a better place to work, visit, and most importantly- live.
The Lake District, Cumbria The location and accessibility: •
Acknowledged as the Lakes or Lakeland, the Lake District is a high region in North West England. It is a popular holiday destination because of its numerous lakes, famous forests and mountains. The destination is entirely located within the region of Cumbria. Never to mention, it also contains the deepest and extended bodies of water in England. The Lake District is famous for the natural beauty unruffled landscapes, captivating mountains and attractive lakes it has. The Lake District holds an extensive variety of outdoor activities on offer.
Natural features: The Lake District National Park is England's major site, and has: • 10 highest mountains • 16 largest lakes • England's lengthiest lake Windermere, which is 10.5 miles long • 55,690 sites of scientific interest • 23 areas that cover historic towns and villages
Built attractions: • •
The Lake District has many regions that partake in attractions. Windermere is a region that takes nature and wildlife as the South Lakes Safari Zoo is located there. Another one is Ambleside which involves many historic sites such as the Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.
Accommodation such as hotels are in every region of The Lake District. There are several hotels to choose from, whether it’s the 4-star Daffodil Hotel, Ambleside, or the Windermere Manor Hotel with complimentary service and free Wi-Fi. Restaurants are suitably located in the hotel or nearby. There are also cosy holiday cottages available. There are sport and leisure activities to do whilst in Cumbria. Which are: Cycling and Mountain biking, Sailing and Water sports, Guided Tours and Day Trips. The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre is set in the coastal city of Workington on the frontier of the Lake District. The site offers a theatre, bar and café under one roof.
As another entertainment option, the Castlegate House Gallery is run by husband and wife in a Georgian town on the edge of the Lake District. The gallery specialises in both nationally and internationally notorious artists. Shopping centres are situated in Penrith.
Local transport options include: •
Trains: The West Coast mainline leads to the east of the Lake District, as it connects Penrith, Oxenholme and Carlisle with Glasgow and London. A train runs directly from Manchester to Windermere. There are also local train routes following the Cumbrian coastline. Buses: Towns such as Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick are linked by a bus service. Other services: Minibus tour offers by companies which give you the chance to sit back and watch the scenery.
Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling The Lake District invites families over during the summer time to present their traditional sport wrestling, which is brought over by the Vikings. It takes place at summer shows across the National Park. Wrestlers wear the traditional costumes, embroidered velvet trunks and a white vest. The sport is played by the way in which wrestlers take grip and clench each other with their chin on the other rival’s shoulder. The loser is the first to touch the ground through any part of his body, apart from the sole of his feet. The contest is overall judged by the best of three falls. This tradition which is a source of entertainment, attracts families and people on their trip to the National Park and prevents them feeling uninterested. During summer time, wrestling captivates visitors of the Lake District and makes it worthwhile a visit.
Dunfermline, Scotland The location and accessibility: •
Dunfermline is a town and previous royal town, in Fife, Scotland. It is known to be a huge town in the west of Fife. Being the capital of Scotland once, it is a great place to travel to if you're attracted in history. Dunfermline's heritage neighbourhood includes the 12th century abbey that is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce besides the burial site of 11 extra Scottish kings and queens.
Natural features: • •
Dunfermline is surrounded by coastal and farmland areas as well as woodland areas which help the wildlife survive. There are fifteen Sites of Special Scientific Interest situated, as well as one Country Park and three Historic Gardens and Landscapes.
Built attractions: • Dunfermline gives you the opportunity to step back in time into The Royal Palace, Abbot House and St Margaret’s Cave. It allows to see the story of Andrew Carnegie as he was born in Dunfermline, as well as visiting the Carnegie Birthplace Museum.
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Whether you are visiting for pleasure or business, Dunfermline always give a warm welcome wherever you stay. Dunfermline, Fife has a terrific selection of hotels whether it being luxury resorts, small businesses and budget options. There is a variety of accommodation such as: guest houses, camping and caravans, countryside cottages, town centre residences and even hostels. Dunfermline has a virtuous range of accommodation plus places to eat and drink. Horse-riding is an option, as you can uncover Dunfermline’s natural Kingdom and ride along the beautiful coastline. Dunfermline Palace & Abbey is situated in the region and was built by King David I of Scotland, and can be visited as an attraction. Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dunfermline offers the extreme retail names in Fife and Scotland. Town hill Country Park is located one and a half miles from Dunfermline town centre and is a common place for hikers. There are many facilities at the park including: water skiing at the Scottish Water Ski centre, changing facilities and football pitches. Nearby are 401 local bus services from Dunfermline, besides 2 express coach services from Dunfermline, also a Rosyth Rail Station is located nearby.
The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is situated in Dunfermline. Dunfermline Abbey is a worshipping community which follows a traditional Church of Scotland pattern, with the Word of God taking central place. During July and August morning worship takes place Sundays with Coffee and Tea served. The Abbey attract many types of visitors, as they have a broad range of organisations active within the churchgoers. Young people are dealt with through the Creche, Sunday School, Junior Choir, Youth Group. In addition, there is a Menâ€™s Leisure Club as well as a Ladies Forum which both meet within the Church Halls twice a month and partake in the choir of 30 members.
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Published on Mar 14, 2018