Monday, 19 December 2011

Judge Patricia Yates on putting together her short list

'I’ve had so many happy memories of time spent at the British seaside and it is wonderful to see its renaissance and the birth of new boutique hotels, classy cafés and exhilarating experiences. My own short list was hard to pare down – but I couldn’t forget learning how to kite surf at the Extreme Academy in Newquay, lazy days jumping over the dunes at Camber Sands, an indulgent meal watching the waves at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall or a weekend escape with a warm welcome at the Scottish baronial Isle of Eriska hotel, on its own island.

The British coast continues to be a draw for our overseas visitors, who come to it afresh perhaps from reading the novels of Rosamunde Pilcher! For more ideas of places to explore around Britain, do look at our website'

Patricia Yates is Director of Strategy & Communications at VisitBritain. 

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