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Flying Scotsman to visit Swanage Railway

Flying Scotsman (photo: Liam Barnes)

Claim a FREE bottle of prosecco when you stay at Glenlee – see below Great excitement for steam train enthusiasts as news broke that the Flying Scotsman will run on the Swanage Railway. It will operate five services a day each way non-stop between Swanage and Norden from 22 to 26 March, 2019. So to…

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Walkies!

A walk up to Durlston Castle from Swanage is always a delightful experience, but none more so than when you can borrow a fun companion such as Howie from friends to enhance the experience. This little chap made our day recently, especially when we noticed a few idiosyncrasies in his behaviour. Ninety per cent of the…

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All aboard the Swanage steam railway…

Swanage Railway

Harking back to a time gone by, the much-loved Swanage Railway has posted its events for the coming year. With both steam and diesel powered units pulling the vintage carriages there’s set to be many fans of the railway – old and new – reliving a past that is rapidly beginning to fade from many…

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Walking over Ballard Down

Ballard Down

  This week we enjoyed some super sunny February days and took advantage of the dry weather to walk over Ballard Down and then via Old Harry Rocks to Studland. What a glorious day, and the views from on top of the down are amazing. Yes, it was cold, but then what do you expect…

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Martin’s opened his B&B

Martin Jones’s new B&B in Carmarthenshire opens on 17th November 2017. You can check out the facilities, rooms and surrounding area at Bryn Hebog’s website (www.brynhebog.co.uk) and make an online booking. Or phone 01267 290289 or email info@brynhebog.co.uk. For up-to-the-minute news and photographic views of the Bryn Hebog you can also visit and like its Facebook page…

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Martin’s move to Wales

Glenlee’s Martin Jones will soon be opening Bryn Hebog B&B in Lower Penddaulwyn, Capel Dewi, SA32 8AY. Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, it’s close to the National Botanic Garden of Wales amongst many attractions. Follow this Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/brynhebog

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Fabulous Torbay Palm

Torbay Palm

Guests often comment on Glenlee’s pretty front garden, which, we have to admit, we’re quite proud of ourselves. Juxtaposed with the lovely background of Beach Gardens over the road, with its putting greens, tennis courts and bowling green, we believe our front garden makes a super spot to relax. The Torbay Palm, which a few years…

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Dazzling shower of belated Christmas blooms

Christmas cactus

Only a month and a half late, our Christmas cactus finally puts on a show. Bloomin’ typical. Actually, this plant has a habit of being late. We’re just hoping the dazzling display is still going when we open up for guests again on February 24th. It certainly brightens up our guest lounge. Visitors will also have…

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Swanage to host Paddleboard European Championship

Just heard that Swanage has been chosen to host  the N1SCO Paddleboard European Championships over the weekend of June 10 and June 11, 2017. Apparently, Swanage was chosen for its sheltered waters, golden sands and town centre full of character. N1SCO is the largest stand-up paddleboard racing class in the UK. Alex Tobutt from Naish in the UK commented: “Swanage bay is…

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Secret picnic spot

Secret picnic spot

Hidden from view of passers-by, this glorious secret picnic spot was something of a discovery. But where is it exactly? Well, the clue is in the picture. The location is just to the north of Durlston Castle. Once upon a time a rough track led over the stone bridge and down to the coastline, but landslips have…

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