The volcano is now a tourist attraction and when it is not active it is possible to get fairly close to see the grey, ash-covered flanks of what was Chances Peak, in stark contrast with the Centre Hills, which are still green, forested and fertile.
There is a viewing point on St George’s Hill, from where you can see Plymouth, the former capital, which has...
St Patrick’s Day
Not surprisingly in the ‘Emerald Isle’, St Patrick’s Day (a national holiday) is celebrated on 17 March with concerts, masquerades and other festivities.
The Queen’s Birthday
The Queen’s Birthday is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday in June with parades, salutes and the raising of flags.
Another national knees-up is August Monday...