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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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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Dive-under-the-duvet-for-National-Bed-Month

Dive under the duvet for National Bed Month!

There is nothing quite as welcoming than walking into a freshly made hotel room and being greeted by a plush king sized bed! You know the crisp white egyptian cotton sheets are just waiting to cocoon and comfort you after a hard day of work or play. This month is National Bed Month. The annual campaign draws awareness to the importance of a quality night’s sleep. And if you struggle with sleep, the following recommended methods may help you get the required dose of Zs in! Tips to help you sleep better You will need a comfortable and supportive bed

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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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Spa Stay at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa

A Super Spa Stay at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa

Relaxing is easy with a stay at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa! Combine a gorgeous manor hall in a great location with luxury spa facilities for the ultimate getaway. Set in Chesterfield, this hotel boasts a four star AA status and sits on the gateway to the Peak District. The Garden Secret Spa In 2018, Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa opened The Garden Secret Spa. The spa building features the Vitality Pool, Herbal Sauna, Foot Spas, Himalayan Salt Sauna, Blossom Steam Room, plus much more! These premier facilities offer something for everyone, with the main aim to sooth the body

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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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We head to Hampshire looking for Holiday Happiness!

We head to Hampshire looking for Holiday Happiness!

Hampshire is a lovely county to explore. It has a great blend of city attractions, peaceful scenic countryside and the appeal of the Solent coastline. When you head to Hampshire searching for holiday happiness you won’t be disappointed because the county delivers on many levels. For ramblers and birdwatchers, the South Downs National Park and the New Forest are ideal. History buffs and maritime fans will love a visit to Portsmouth and for beach lovers, the award-winning Blue Flag beaches of Hayling Island provide the sand between your toes experience! Literary lovers are probably already aware of Hampshire’s connection with

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