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Southport

There’s nothing better as a traveller than being pleasantly surprised when you visit a new destination and that's what we thought about Southport, the large seaside town lying on the Irish Sea coast, 20 miles north of Liverpool. The Merseyside resort is a popular retreat for those living in Manchester and Liverpool, particularly parents who [...]

By | September 16th, 2018|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews|Comments Off on Southport

Min-y-Don Holiday Park – Harlech

Having recently visited Salop Leisure’s Green Meadow Holiday Park near Aberystwyth and been suitably impressed, we were keen to see if the high standard was evident on the company's other sites. I’m pleased to say, we certainly weren’t disappointed when invited to sample a delightful park on the northwest coast of Wales. Min-y-Don Holiday Park, [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Buttermere

Wow, what an outstanding location! Although we enjoyed many aspects of our visit to this Lake District youth hostel, it’s the former Victorian slate hotel’s outstanding position which tops the list. (c) Richard Webber (c) Richard Webber The Western Lakes is our favourite corner of this entrancing national park so it [...]

By | August 24th, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Green Meadow Holiday Park

If I were thinking about buying a caravan holiday home or even a luxurious lodge, I’d want to find a site as well-run, attractive and tranquil as Green Meadow on Wales’ rugged west coast. (c) Richard Webber It’s said that owning a holiday home can enhance one’s life and I can understand why. [...]

Trevella Park – Cornwall

We were delighted when Travellowdown was invited to sample one of Bridge Leisure Group’s holiday parks. The company owns and operates eight sites from Moray to Cornwall and has vast experience in the market. We headed to Trevella Park at Crantock on the county’s northern coast. Just minutes away from Newquay’s seafront and with a [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa – Bournemouth

The concept behind Oceana Hotels presence in the sunny south coast town of Bournemouth is very interesting. The company has created its own self-contained resort by owning five hotels within a stone’s throw of each other – in fact, three of them – The Suncliff, Ocean Beach and flagship hotel, The Cumberland – are next [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Dream Lodge Group – Hilton Woods

The Dream Lodge Group is a family-run business with eight parks to their name. So you can choose to rent or even buy a lodge in Devon, Cornwall, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk or East Sussex. Whichever site you choose, you’ll find it’s located in a tranquil rural setting and contains stylish lodges offering all [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Hilton London Metropole

When visiting London, hotel location is key: how far is it from the nearest Tube station? Is it within walking distance of the main attractions, if you decide to explore on foot? And if, like us, you decide to drive into the capital, is the hotel outside the congestion charge zone? Such factors have to [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Safestay London Kensington – Holland Park

Safestay, a brand of luxury hostels offering affordable, comfortable and stylish accommodation in landmark buildings and superb city centre locations, states on its website that it’s taken budget accommodation to new heights. Well, we can certainly vouch for that proud statement.  During August 2017, we had the pleasure of visiting London for a few days [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Accommodation, Facilities, Latest News|0 Comments

Stay, Play, Explore in Leicestershire – 2017

More regions of the UK should take note of what Leicestershire Promotions, the area’s tourism body, have devised to encourage families to visit and enjoy what the county has to offer. “Stay, Play, Explore” offers visitors several themed packages. Prices start at a very reasonable £149 for a family of four and include entry to [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments