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A HAVEN OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY WITHIN THE CITY WALLS

A HAVEN OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY WITHIN THE CITY WALLS

Tucked away in the centre of the historic city lies one of York’s best kept secrets. Middletons is  a haven of peace and tranquillity – it’s a hotel that is like no other. Situated within the ancient city walls its only minutes away from the riverside path and no more than a 10 minute walk […]

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS……

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS……

At the junction of four rivers sitting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District at the foot of Howgill Fells is  the historic  Cumbrian market  town of Sedbergh. Steeped in a fascinating history it’s a place of narrow cobbled streets, small narrow ginnels and old fashioned fronted shops. Close your eyes and […]

LIVE THE DREAM IN THE JUDGES LODGING

LIVE THE DREAM IN THE JUDGES LODGING

As a child I can recall passing the building in Lendal known as The Judges Lodging with my mother on our regular weekly trips into York.  I was fascinated by the building and have been ever since. As I grew older I wanted to know more about its history and my mother who loved delving […]

THE CONISTON HOTEL AND COUNTRY ESTATE AND SPA

THE CONISTON HOTEL AND COUNTRY ESTATE AND SPA

Picturesque, pastoral and set in an area of peaceful isolation The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate is the ultimate place for an idyllic staycation in the Yorkshire Dales. Set in a 1,400 acre estate, around 15 minutes drive from Skipton or Settle, this privately owned hotel is the jewel in the crown of the hotels […]

THE BIG DIPPER IS 100 YEAR OLD

THE BIG DIPPER IS 100 YEAR OLD

  Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s iconic Big Dipper rollercoaster has undergone a magical ‘glow-up’ ahead of its centenary celebrations. The world famous “woodie” reaches the magical milestone on August 23rd and the 42-acre attraction is holding an exclusive birthday party for the rollercoaster. Works on the 100 year old coaster began earlier this year, which included […]

IT’S BIG, IT’S BLUE AND IT’S IN BLACKPOOL

IT’S BIG, IT’S BLUE AND IT’S IN BLACKPOOL

Sipping a glass of cold Chardonay in the smart and sophisticated surroundings of The Big Blue Hotel bar it’s difficult to imagine that I am only yards away from Blackpool’s award winning Pleasure Beach, globally recognised as one of the world’s leading theme parks. The Big Blue Hotel provides the perfect hotel for just any […]

PICTURESQUE LANDSCAPES, ROLLING GREEN HILLS AND QUINTESSENTIAL MARKET TOWNS

PICTURESQUE LANDSCAPES, ROLLING GREEN HILLS AND QUINTESSENTIAL MARKET TOWNS

Boasting over 200 square miles of unspoilt countryside The Lincolnshire Wolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty with picturesque landscapes and rolling green hills. But venture beyond the countryside and you’ll discover the culture and heritage behind its historic market towns, picture postcard villages and charming hamlets There’s a relaxing, slower pace of life […]

MAGICAL WHIMSICAL AND CHARMING

MAGICAL WHIMSICAL AND CHARMING

Envelop yourself in a city full of history, culture, amazing architecture and romance – envelop yourself in Chester. The city dates back to Roman times but it’s a place that holds surprises at every corner. But Chester isn’t about antiquities and relics it’s  a vibrant place where boutiques, bars, restaurants and galleries abound- you can […]

THE PERFECT MATCH

THE PERFECT MATCH

Vibrant, exciting, welcoming and with a special charm all of its own Newcastle is the perfect place for a city break at any time of the year. This city has something for everyone from art and culture, history and some fabulous shops for retail therapy combined with a great selection of bars, restaurants, clubs, music […]

MODERN, ELEGANT AND STYLISH

MODERN, ELEGANT AND STYLISH

Although it may be tempting to book a country  house hotel or a coastal hideaway for a Valentine’s Day sojourn with the prospect of inclement weather in February, transportation delays and cancellations choosing a city break is perhaps one of the best options. Manchester is a great choice for a Valentine’s break and one of […]

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