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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Bank Holiday Happiness!

The long weekend is almost here and the weather forecast is looking optimistic so how will you fill the bank holiday weekend? You could look for bank holiday happiness with a night or two away! One of the great things about living in the UK is that we have such a rich choice of destinations. From traditional seaside towns to vibrant cities and picturesque countryside; we are spoilt with the variety of locations that are within easy reach. So, let’s take a look at some of the options available! Bank holiday happiness is in a spa break Allow yourself to

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Enjoy a short break in Somerset!

Enjoy a short break in Somerset!

Somerset is home to over 400 different varieties of cider apples. Perhaps less known, its home to the longest preserved steam railway in the country too! There are 20 miles of tracks that have been carrying heritage steam and diesel passenger trains for over four decades. These now carry 200,000 passengers a year. If you’re a self confessed trainspotter then a break in Somerset will be right up your track! If you’re a fan of cider, then a break in Somerset will be full of sparkle! Walnut Tree Hotel For your trip to Somerset, the Walnut Tree Hotel in the

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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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Oxford Vs Cambridge

Oxford v Cambridge

Dating back to 1829 when the first Oxford v Cambridge boat race was held on the River Thames, the rivalry between these two famous universities has always been high! Currently Cambridge are in the lead with 83 wins and Oxford are very close with 80 wins. So it’s all to row for this year! The race is 4.2 miles long and both the men and the women’s crew complete the same course. The cities these two impeccable rowing clubs herald from certainly make for an ideal break or weekend away with friends or loved ones. Therefore, we’re shining the spotlight

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English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week 2019

Visiting a tourist attraction has never been so popular. Take a selfie with the tourist attraction in the background, buy a gimmicky t-shirt and check-in on social media! Tourism is the third largest employer supporting 2.6 million jobs and English Tourism Week is the perfect excuse to pack your weekend bag and visit the wonders England has to offer. We’re visiting the top five most visited attractions from 2018, according to VisitBritain. Stonehenge First up won’t be a surprise; Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire and is admired by many tourists each and every year! The man made circle

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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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