Thursday, 30 May 2013

Mary Rose museum opens in Portsmouth

The brand new Mary Rose museum which cost £35million will be opening to the public from this Friday 31st May at the Historical Dockyard in Portsmouth.

Mary Rose Museum

The Ship was discovered in 1971 and only raised from the seabed in 1982, but the latest museum now boasts recreations of areas of the ship mirrored alongside the actual wreck.

Around 500 men and boys were drowned when the Mary Rose sank, many of them drowned because of the netting that was used to stop boarding.

Since 1982 the hull has been constantly sprayed with wax to preserve it, but this stopped recently and it will now live in a "hot box" for 4 years drying out. however it can still be viewed through glass, and it gives it a perspective of size as you see people working on it.

If you need accommodation in Portsmouth then there are many splendid places to stay, and some great places to eat around Old Portsmouth. Its a great place for a family weekend, and you can tie it in to a visit to the Isle Of Wight.

Portsmouth Historical Dockyard is open 10-5pm and is open 7 days a week.

Victory Gate HM Naval Base Portsmouth PO1 3LJ

Telephone 023 9272 8060

Posted by Bed and Breakfasts Guide on Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:46

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

55 UK Beaches receive Blue Flag awards for water quality

Cornwall Beach

More good news for the UK Tourist Industry as 55 beaches are awarded the prestigious blue flag award for water quality. This means that they have met the stringent guidelines imposed by the EU, much tougher than in previous years. Whilst it's true that in 2012 there were 24 more beaches that gained awards, the fact that they are now more difficult than ever to obtain is even better news for the 55 that succeeded.

The Isle of Wight, Bournemouth, Poole, and Torbay each won 4 awards, whilst Thanet in Kent won eight awards! Others who won awards are Central Beach in Skegness, Lowestoft in Suffolk, Clacton On Sea in Essex, and Whitby in North Yorkshire.

There were also a further 133 beaches were rated to be clean enough to receive Seaside Awards.

The Isle Of Wight received the most awards with 4 blue flag awards and 13 seaside awards! Westward Ho beach in Devon was awarded the blue flag award for the 10th year in a row!

(from BBC report)

Blue Flag Beaches

Taking your pets on holiday

Of course many people now want to take their pets on holiday with them, and this is not only a great idea but saves on kennelling costs which can be more than your actual holiday!

There are many pet friendly Hotels and B&Bs in the UK, but you might also want to check out what beaches you are allowed to take your dog, because not all beaches will allow dogs, especially in the summer months! We recommend that you check this out a website like and then maybe check out all the B&Bs that accept pets on Bed and Breakfasts Guide.

Posted by The Site Doctor Ltd on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:36