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Sykes Barns

(Warwickshire Accommodation)

         
Coventry Warwickshire England
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Sykes Barns Holiday Cottages were set up 2007 although the holiday cottages had been converted by owner and builder Tom Sykes in the late eighties.


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Braeside Bed & Breakfast

(Warwickshire Accommodation)

         
Harbury Warwickshire England
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Comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in Warwickshire village of Harbury (Winner of 2003 Central England Village of the Year).

 


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St. Mary's Guildhall

(Warwickshire Attractions)

         
Coventry Warwickshire England
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Visiting St Mary's Guildhall

 


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Joseph's Amazing Camels

(Warwickshire Outdoor Pursuits)

         
Idlicote Warwickshire England
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Welcome to Joseph's Amazing Camels

Joseph's Amazing Camels is the only company in the UK specialising in camels. Started in 2000 by Joseph and Rebecca Fossett we provide camel racing, camel polo, camel rides, camel trekking, the Three Kings and their Camels at Christmas, film ,TV, stage and photo shoots, promotions, corporate entertainment, team building, weddings, parties and camels for all occasions. We also do pig racing. JAC has the highest standards of training and animal welfare.

 


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Joseph's Amazing Camels

(Warwickshire Attractions)

         
Idlicote Warwickshire England
Description : 

Welcome to Joseph's Amazing Camels

Joseph's Amazing Camels is the only company in the UK specialising in camels. Started in 2000 by Joseph and Rebecca Fossett we provide camel racing, camel polo, camel rides, camel trekking, the Three Kings and their Camels at Christmas, film ,TV, stage and photo shoots, promotions, corporate entertainment, team building, weddings, parties and camels for all occasions. We also do pig racing. JAC has the highest standards of training and animal welfare.



Come to the rolling hills of Warwickshire and enjoy an unforgettable experience - camel trekking in England. The three hour camel experience starts with tea and biscuits, then you help groom and tack up the camels. This allows you the chance to really get know and be hands on with your camel. The trek, one person per camel led by a handler, lasts an hour and a bit. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult who holds the child's leg while they are on the camel. You finish this wonderful experience with a drink and strawberries.

Single bookings will have to join another trek as the minimum is two people. £95 a head for up to 4 people. Group treks of up to 20 people are also available, 5 - 10 people is £480 and 11 -20 people £600. Group treks are fabulous for hen/stag parties or corporate days out or just a bunch of friends. When you are not riding a camel you walk alongside and have a great chance to chat.

Treks take place throughout the year weather permitting. Weekends and weekdays from January to April then week days only May to September, weekends and week days in October. We take bookings in advance but the trek must be confirmed on the day or the day before as it is weather dependent. We reserve the right to change bookings.

 

We train our staff ourselves and they all have experience with the camels. We hold Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000, which can be increased if needed. We have the correct Dangerous Wild Animals licence for taking the camels out and we have Performing Animal Licences.

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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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