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- Trewidden Garden was originally planted by Thomas Bolitho in the 1850’s. The 15-acre garden incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in the Northern Hemisphere and many other attractions. The gardens include a tearoom, plant shop and regular events. Open to the public during the Spring, Summer and beginning of Autumn every year. Dogs are also very welcome to visit the Garden.
- Garinish Island (island of Ilnacullin) extends to 15 hectares (37 acres) and is renowned for its gardens which flourish in the mild humid micro-climate of Glengarriff harbour assisted by a mainly pine shelter belt. Structures within the garden include a clock tower, a Grecian temple, a Martello Tower, and an Italian casita.
- The Sidlesham Ferry Nature Trail is via a level path from the Visitor Centre car park. The trail passes Ferry Pool Hide which is approached by a hard path and has an adapted viewing place. Beyond the hide, paths remain flat and wide, and wheelchair users can follow the trail around the Harbour’s edge before returning to the Visitor Centre. The accessible trail takes around 30 minutes to complete at a relaxed pace. The route is waymarked and a leaflet provides extra information. There are several benches offering resting points with views across the Harbour. O.S. Landranger 197, O.S. Explorer 120, a map of the Nature Reserve and Sidlesham Ferry self-guided trail map are on sale in the Visitor Centre at Sidlesham.
- Spanish Head is a headland on the southwestern coast of the Isle of Man, rising over 100 m from sea level. You can see the island of the Calf of Man lies which lies to the southwest of the head, separated from it by the Calf Sound. The name is thought to arise from the tale of a ship from the Spanish Armada that was wrecked in the area, though there is no evidence to suggest this. Locals suggest that the name may originate from the Manx name for the type of rock in the area.
- Rhossili is the ideal location from which to walk along the south Gower coast. Discover the Gowers rare wildlife, archaeology, cliffs and beaches. Rhossili Bay stretches for three miles, behind it Rhossili Down allows you to appreciate the spectacular views. Gower was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.
- Sheep’s Head, also known as Muntervary, is the headland at the end of the Sheep’s Head peninsula situated between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork. The peninsula is popular with walkers, and the Sheep’s Head Way is an 88 km long-distance trail which follows old tracks and roads around the peninsula from Bantry to the headland and back. The trail is divided into eight stages, each representing a half-day’s walking, and is very accessible, well signposted and combines low and rugged hills with coastline and cliffs.
- The Belfast Botanic Gardens was established in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society and is home to the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine. The Palm House contains a range of tropical plants, hanging baskets, seasonal displays and birds of paradise. This early example of a glasshouse was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, completed in 1840, although the dome was added in 1852. The Tropical Ravine built in 1889 contains some of the oldest seed plants around today, as well as banana, cinnamon, bromeliad and orchid plants.
- The Seigneur of Sark is the head of Sark in the Channel Islands. “Seigneur” is the French word for “lord”. La Seigneurie is the home of the Seigneur. The formal gardens are some of the best you will see on the Channel Islands. The gardens include:Ponds Woodland to explore Colourful displays in the Chapel Fruit and vegetable gardens Sensory garden Maze Rose bedsLa Seigneurie Gardens are open every day from 24th March to the end of October between 10am and 5pm. Cafe and restaurant open daily.
- The Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower garden was founded in 1979 and contains 4 acres split equally between woodland and wild flower garden. The 1000+ Gnomes are distributed about the whole site. Also see how gnomes are made and view some antiques. Facilities include shop, refreshments, toilets, picnic areas. Dogs are welcome on leads.
- Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall is a preserved former industrial site situated in Aberdulais near Neath in South Wales. Detailing the site’s 400-year-old history, Aberdulais was latterly a water-powered tin mine and is now owned and maintained by the National Trust. Visitors can explore the many industrial artefacts including the waterwheel which was the largest electricity-generating one in Europe. The Aberdulais Falls is a spectacular waterfall which can release 160 million litres of water at full power and is the driving force behind the success of Aberdulais’s industrial might over the last centuries. Open throughout the year for a small admission fee, there is parking, a gift shop and tea room on site, see for more information www.nationaltrust.org.uk