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RELAX AND REWIND – DISCOVER NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S HIDDEN GEM

RELAX AND REWIND – DISCOVER NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S HIDDEN GEM

Not many hotels can trace their beginnings back to the 17th century let alone possess documented evidence of their first guests but Ye Olde Bell at Barnby Moor certainly can. Starting life as a farm, one of Leeds’s most famous sons, Ralph Thoresby was one of the first guests who stayed there when he got […]

RYEDALE – THE PLACE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

RYEDALE – THE PLACE FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Tourism bosses in one of Britain’s most beautiful and tranquil regions, Ryedale in North Yorkshire, are aiming to turn tourists into eco-tourists with a series of new initiatives that help holidaymakers protect the countryside while enjoying it. From trail-blazing town centres to the routes in between, each of the new initiatives is designed to help […]

THE YORKSHIRE

THE YORKSHIRE

Just how did they do it?  Sometimes hoteliers achieve the near impossible and this is the case with The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate. Taking a rather tired and past its sell by date hotel they have turned it into the smartest and most chic hotel in Harrogate. Yet this has not been done without a […]

THE JEWEL IN THE CITY’S CROWN

THE JEWEL IN THE CITY’S CROWN

Since 1937 the imposing white Portland stone building that is The Queens Hotel has stood majestically overlooking City Square. The present Art Deco Grade II listed building was opened by the Princess Royal and Lord Harewood in 1937. Prior to this being built a hotel had been there since 1863 when it opened as a […]

WHITBY WELCOMES FIRST THREE CRUISE SHIPS….

WHITBY WELCOMES FIRST THREE CRUISE SHIPS….

Whitby has been enjoying something of a ‘silver liner’ over the past few months.  With international travel still limited for UK holidaymakers, cruise specialists have been casting their nets in British waters, and Whitby has proved a winning catch – becoming the UK’s newest luxury cruise destination. “Whitby’s been an international port for centuries – […]

COVENTRY – AN UNMISSABLE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

COVENTRY – AN UNMISSABLE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

From art and culture, buildings steeped in history, an eclectic and regenerated city centre to peaceful stunning country parks and gardens, amazing sporting venues and festivals for everyone, Coventry has revamped itself as a diverse modern city. There is so much to do and see and to unlock in this city who proudly won the […]

DREAMING OF AN ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY FOR YOUR STAYCATION

DREAMING OF AN ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY FOR YOUR STAYCATION

From Stately homes known the world over to the hidden gems of small family historic homes, tranquil abbeys, picturesque villages and beautiful gardens, Ryedale has so many places to visit. As a seasoned travel writer I reckon it would take me 365 days to visit and savour the atmosphere and learn the fascinating facts about […]

THE HISTORIC COOMBE ABBEY –

THE HISTORIC COOMBE ABBEY –

Coombe Abbey’s signage tells us this is ‘no ordinary hotel’ and after a stay there its easy to understand why. The Abbey was founded by the Cistercian monks in 1150 and has had a chequered history. It survived the dissolution of the monasteries and in 1603 the future Queen Elizabeth 1, lived and was educated […]

SOMEWHERE FOR THE WEEKEND….

SOMEWHERE FOR THE WEEKEND….

School’s nearly out, so it’s time to start planning for a fun getaway or day out with the kids that is guaranteed to, not only bring a smile to the whole families’ faces but, also make this half-term one to remember. Family-favourite venues, Skegness Pier and Fantasy Island, are bringing the fun all year round […]

A PICTURESQUE RURAL LOCATION

A PICTURESQUE RURAL LOCATION

Set in a picturesque rural location, nestling on the foothills of the South Pennines, The Woodman Inn is the ultimate place for a staycation. As we drove into the tiny hamlet of Thunderbridge, near Huddersfield we discovered a haven of peace and tranquility. It was hard to believe we were less than an hour’s drive […]

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