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The Village

Advantages: Atmosphere. Well produced - Escapist
Disadvantages: Story line too unrealistic for me

...Last week I came across one of those special offers in HMV (4 DVds for £20). It was end of the season sale and I picked up a film called "The Village" just to make up the numbers. It struck me as being some sort of clichéd horror film from the blurb on the cover and I didn't expect to be watching it in the very near future. But it was one of those DVDs that keep popping up every time I looked...

derek-j-a 06.10.2005 15:16 (07.10.2005 13:20) · Read review
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Review of The Village (DVD)

An Italianate village in Wales

Advantages: Unusually, quirky, beautiful beach
Disadvantages: Can be crowded

...Located in Gwynedd, North Wales, overlooking the estuary of the River Dwryrd, Portmeirion is an Italianate tourist village. Holiday accommodation is available here or you can visit as day guests, as we did. Portmeirion was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in order to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful area could be developed without being ruined. It is...

moistbabe 07.02.2014 21:47 (08.02.2014 12:46) · Read review
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Review of Portmeirion Village, Wales

Village Life

Advantages: Interesting insight into past homes and lives
Disadvantages: Possibly difficult for disabled visitors to access parts

...The Village Museum in the South African Cape Winelands town of Stellenbosch was one of my highlights of a morning spent in this pretty, historic town. The museum has four historic houses from different periods of history which show how the people lived in the day. Each house is attended by a different ?guide? in traditional costume. They will tell you a little about the origins of the house...

Essexgirl2006 05.10.2012 10:01 · Read review
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Review of The Village Museum, Stellenbosch