Fathers Day

Films, food, flights & a flutter for Father’s Day!

We’ve found four fabulous experiences that would make ideal gifts for Father’s Day! For the foodie fanatic father, the big screen film father, the fashionable flutter-on-the-horses father or the petrol head dad with an aviation addiction, we’ve got Father’s Day presents wrapped and ready to thrill! Stanley Kubrick Exhibition For the first time, the internationally acclaimed touring exhibition about the life and work of Stanley Kubrick is coming to Britain. Running at the Design Museum on Kensington High Street in London, the exhibition shows how he created the genre defining worlds for his films and how London was his inventive

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Clink, clink with an English drink!

Let’s raise a glass and say cheers to English Wine Week which starts this Saturday 25 May and runs until 2 June 2019. Perfectly timed for the Spring May Bank Holiday and the start of the tourist season, English Wine Week celebrates award-winning whites and competitive sparkling wines produced by English vineyards. Red wine production, always a challenge in England, can now boast about the smooth reds that are emerging. Producers in Burgundy would be proud to bottle these! In addition, sophisticated rosés – best enjoyed in a large glass at the end of a summer’s day – are making

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Cool and Contemporary in Coventry

Cool and contemporary in Coventry

When you think of Coventry you might think of a city overshadowed by all Birmingham has to offer. Or maybe you believe that with Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon close-by, Coventry can’t possibly compete for arts and culture? You’d be wrong on both parts. Culture is cool and contemporary in Coventry! A thriving arts scene combines with centuries of heritage to make this midland city an excellent choice for a UK leisure break. It’s superb for the business traveller too because they can take advantage of lower hotel rates compared to Birmingham. And still have a central location with excellent transport links

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Countryside Charm with a stay at the White Horse View B&B

Countryside charm with a stay at the White Horse View B&B

The attractive village of Shrivenham in Oxfordshire provides a picturesque backdrop for a peaceful stay at the White Horse View B&B on Station Road. A 20 minute drive from Swindon and the Cotswolds, the White Horse View B&B is a good choice for combining countryside charm with the modern day amenities of a town nearby. So, whether you are travelling for a business meeting in the area or looking for a leisure break, you will receive a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. The guest rooms are situated away from the main house and offer en-suite shower facilities, a hospitality

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Fish, Chips and Trips Away this Easter

Fish, Chips & Trips Away this Easter!

So we appreciate Easter is on the way and we should be obsessing over chocolate! However, the tradition of eating fish on Good Friday had us thinking where in the UK would we like to be tucking into fish right now? Would we opt for catch of the day served on a porcelain plate, enjoyed in a plush hotel restaurant with a nicely chilled bottle of white? Or would it be fish and chips with lashings of salt and vinegar, wrapped in paper and eaten with a ridiculously blunt wooden fork off a polystyrene tray, set to a backdrop of

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A Sunday feast with flavour!

A Sunday feast with flavour!

Along with the scent of freshly cut grass, there’s probably only one other smell which says summer is on the way and that’s the waft of someone else’s BBQ carried on the breeze! If you’re in Northampton on Sunday 31 March and that inviting charcoal aroma hits your senses, then you’ll have the beautiful Westone Manor Hotel to thank! The hotel, which was once home to famous shoe manufacturer William Sears, has its grand opening of the Manor Shelter BBQ from midday until 9.00pm on Mother’s Day. Located on Fir Tree Walk, Northampton, Westone Manor Hotel is only ten minutes

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Spring Getaways!

Spring getaways to get excited about!

February really spoiled us with record-breaking high temperatures. Those blue sky, warm sunny days have encouraged the snowdrops to herald spring, daffodils to stand tall and crocuses to bow to the sun. And they’ve got us excited about spring getaways too! After the gloom of winter, these next few months are a fabulous time to take a UK break. Easter is around the corner and there are two Bank Holidays in May following shortly after, so a long weekend away is most definitely at the top of many peoples’ most wanted lists this spring! Days & Nights in Norfolk Norfolk

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Blend Business with Leisure in the Lakes

Blend Business with Leisure in the Lakes

Blesiure; when a business trip includes time for leisure. The rise of bleisure breaks in 2019 is sure to continue and why not? When business has concluded, having a few days planned holiday on the end of a business trip is a cost-effective – and enjoyable – way of turning time away from home into a time of discovery, wellness and relaxation. The most popular time to blend business with leisure is naturally at the weekend. When you plan for a bleisure break in advance you can organise for a partner or friend to join you at the end of

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Superb service rules the waves in Southampton

Superb service rules the waves in Southampton

The Elizabeth House Hotel certainly sets precedence for superb service in Southampton judging by the many glowing reviews from guests mentioning the fantastic hospitality. The hotel is a hit with many repeat bookers too so in our opinion, the team rules the waves in Southampton! The hotel was originally two Victorian houses which were converted about 60 years ago. The present owner added a further property to increase capacity back in 2001. Recently, a renovation project that took place over the last 18 months, has added even further facilities for the convenience of guests. Now open Monday to Friday, the

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The House, the host and the hebridean breakfast!

The house, the host & the Hebridean breakfast!

There’s something special about a stay at Rathan House. You just need to read the reviews to see the repeat bookers and the guests looking forward to returning to the charming bed and breakfast near Edinburgh. Located in the leafy conservation area of Eskbank, the property dates back to the 1800s and offers five individually designed guest rooms with en-suite facilities and complimentary toiletries. Rooms have a hospitality tray and a flat screen TV and super comfortable beds. Rathan House has plenty of on-site parking, and there is a lovely sun terrace and a walled garden which is the perfect

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