Silver Wedding – Top UK Holiday Destinations

Silver Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Planning to take a break in the UK for your Silver Wedding, then read on for some suggestions of some great locations to go all with a link to Silver in some manner be it where it was mined, worked or presented.

With a rich history of Silver mining in the UK and given the value silver receives there are many great locations you can choose all with a strong connection to this enduring metal.

Top Silver related Coastal resorts in the UK

  • Blackpool to stay at the Silversands Hotel.
  • St Ives,  Hurling the Silver Ball
  • Newquay, probably wins the most aptly named hotel to stay at for your Silver Wedding, the Silver Jubilee Hotel!
  • Combe Martin, On the North Devon Coast, this has a long history of Silver mining http://www.combemartinminers.co.uk/
  • Aberystwyth, West Wales, Llywernog and Cwmsymlog historic Silver mines

Top Silver Cities

Visit one of the Assay cities, these have the offices where Silver is tested for it’s purity and if found to be good enough has the assay hallmark added to the item. A few of these offer tours of their facilities whilst the historical offices either have dedicated a museum or section within the main city museum.

Current Assay Offices are:

  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Sheffield
  • Dublin

Historically a number of other offices have existed there were:

  • Chester (closed 1961)
  • Newcastle (closed 1884)
  • Exeter (closed 1883)
  • York (closed 1857)
  • Glasgow (closed 1964)
  • Norwich (closed 1702)

Silver in Scotland

  • Silver Glenn, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
  • Silversands Bay, Fife
  • Silver Sands of Morar, Walkhighlands

Silver Cruises (Leaving and returning from UK)

http://www.silversea.com/ who else!

Silver Experiences

Many of the top gift experience companies now offer a Silver experience package which offers a range of experiences to be redeemed, if you’re looking for a gift for a speed freak then remember Silverstone is probably the most ideal track.

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Information Sources

  • http://www.newquay-westwales.co.uk/mining.htm
  • http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/
  • http://people.exeter.ac.uk/pfclaugh/mhinf/synopsis.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_the_United_Kingdom#Metals
  •  http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/06/13/combe_martin_mining_feature.shtml
  • http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/museumsilvercollection
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Glen
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15432926
  • http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/edingeologist/z_38_02.html
  • http://www.nearestbeach.co.uk/fife/aberdour-silver-sands-beach-aberdour/

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