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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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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Valentine's Day at Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel

Valentine’s Day at Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel

An escape to Northern Ireland certainly sounds like a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or a long weekend away. Londonderry has much to offer visitors, from the famous and impressive Giant’s Causeway, the historic walls around Derry and the iconic Peace Bridge over the River Foyle being just a few examples. Rest assured, there is so much to see and do, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or you’re after quality time with the family. This month’s special offer is courtesy of The Best Western White Horse Hotel in Derry who have a last-minute offer for lovers of a

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Romantic Getaways for Valentine's Day

It’s a Match! 5 Hotels for Valentine’s Day

Known as the festival of romance, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Loved by couples and loathed by singletons, there’s just no avoiding it so we’re going to embrace the love too! Today, we share a lovely round-up of hotels that are great for Valentine’s Day or romantic time away later in the year. Whether you prefer city luxury or a countryside haven, you can impress the special person in your life this Valentine’s Day. Amba Hotel Marble Arch London’s West End and the famous Oxford Street are just a stone’s throw away from Amba Hotel Marble Arch making it an ideal base for

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Bonfire Night in London

Combine a sparkling stay in London with Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is almost here! As firework displays get bigger and better every year, there is a great choice of organised displays for everyone to enjoy. The Houses of Parliament in London are known for being the scene of the failed Gunpowder Plot in 1605 when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the king and parliament. This is why we have Bonfire Night. Keeping it in London, we’ve selected some of the fabulous organised firework displays which take place this weekend. We’re certain you’ll love them! Brent Firework Night – North London Wembley Stadium will be alive with an incredible firework

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Spooktacular Halloween Destinations

Spooktacular Destinations for Halloween

As the UK is home to some of the spookiest paranormal activity in the world, visiting spooktacular destinations for Halloween is a must for ghost and ghoul hunters! And with that in mind, we’ve put together five destinations offering haunting stories and scary sightings to sink your teeth into for Halloween and all year round! Pluckley, Kent Stephen Nunney / Saint Nicholas Church, Pluckley / CC BY-SA 2.0 According to the Guinness Book of Records in 1989, Pluckley was the most haunted village in England. Sightings include a Watercress Woman who reportedly haunts Pinnock Bridge and local residents and tourists have spotted her a

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Bonfire Night 2018

5 UK Firework Displays for Bonfire Night 2018

Remember, remember the 5th of November! It’s that time again when the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is remembered with the burning of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire and the night sky is illuminated with dazzling fireworks displays. This annual commemoration has evolved into the ultimate extravaganza and today it provides the perfect excuse for a few nights away with your loved ones! To make it easy, we’re shining the spotlight on 5 UK Firework Displays we think you’ll love for Bonfire Night 2018. And you can add in some shopping and sightseeing too! Leeds Castle Fireworks

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Haunted Hotels for Halloween

Haunted Halloween Hotels!

Dare to hang out in one of our haunted Halloween hotels? We have some spooktacular hotels where a bump in the night could send you diving under the duvet! Not just for Halloween; these haunted hotels have long been experiencing supernatural visits! So, if you can’t get away for a haunted Halloween stay, make some time later in the year for a ghostly night or two in one of these haunted hotels! Haunted Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor No one really knows if the ghost at Flitwick Manor is the former lady of the manor or a housekeeper. What we do

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