The Pinpoint Britain Blog

South-East England

Where you choose to stay in London or not, the South-East of England has so much to offer using river, road or steam train. Kent is known as the Garden of England, with apple orchards that produce some of the country’s finest cider. Kent has 350 miles of coastline and is home to Dover Castle-did you know that this is the origin of Dover Sole? Nearby¬†is Chapel Down vineyard where their sparkling wine (not allowed to call it Champagne!) is ranked within the top 5 in the world-with land for growing the grape variety is even attracting producers from France. Read More

No Man’s Fort, Portsmouth

OMG! In over 30 years of the travel industry, I have never visited anything more quirky that this hotel! A small hotel, (ex-fort) with 5 star facilities, in the middle of the Solent. The 20 minute transfer by boat from Gun Wharf Quay, meant that I had a sneaky few hours personal shopping in this retail amazing outlet located in the marina. Little did I know what lay ahead… a slightly choppy sea due to high winds, before¬†disembarking onto a steel frame (ladies, I advise flat shoes!). Then into the hotel reception where the fun begins. You’ll very much… Read More