Snowdonia – 2014

The alluring beauty of Snowdonia entices visitors to return year after year. Encapsulated within this northwestern corner of Wales is a diverse landscape of high, rugged mountains, wide expanses of inland water, intriguing coastline and a wealth of attractions to satisfy everyone’s needs. A quick flip through the Attractions of Snowdonia brochure shows you [...]

By | 2017-01-05T15:04:42+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Destinations|Comments Off on Snowdonia – 2014


The Shropshire town of Shrewsbury, dubbed the “Town of Flowers”, is a pretty rare specimen. Not only is it a destination which, by and large, has managed to blend its old and new architecture rather seamlessly but it has resisted the temptation to let chain stores take over the high street. So many UK towns [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:16+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Destinations|Comments Off on Shrewsbury


One thing you’re guaranteed if holidaying in Guernsey is tranquillity. It’s such a peaceful and unrushed island and, as Visit Guernsey’s promotional material boasts, you’ll “rediscover what life’s about”. Well, it’s certainly what holidays should be about. But for us – a family of four – the adventure began en-route to the island, which is [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:16+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Accommodation, Destinations, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Northumberland – 2014

That’s right, there are many facets to Northumberland’s appeal, explaining why the county continues to draw tourists back time and time again. But there’s no getting away from the fact that there are an awful lot of castles – arguably more than in any other county. Everybody has their favourite and ours was Alnwick Castle. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:17+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Destinations|0 Comments

Stay Play & Explore in Leicestershire

When the opportunity arose to visit Leicestershire with my family, my first question was, “What does the county offer that will interest my kids, aged 13 and seven?” Well, the answer to that one is simple: “plenty”. In fact, Leicestershire Promotions, the main tourism organisation for not only the city of Leicester but the entire [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Attractions, Destinations, Short Breaks|0 Comments

Alice Springs Hotel & Apartments – Kos

Wanting a cheap family holiday – if there is such a thing these days – on the sunny island of Kos, my wife, two kids (six and twelve at the time) and I stayed at the Alice Springs Hotel and Apartments in Lambi. I always feel you’ve got to take a balanced view when reading [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:20+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Accommodation, Destinations|0 Comments


Crowned the capital of Wales in 1955, Cardiff attracted over 18 million visitors last year and it’s easy to see why. It has much to offer all ages and once you’ve sampled the city yourself, chances are you’ll be chomping at the bit for more. I visited with my wife and two children, aged 13 [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:20+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Destinations|0 Comments

Flintshire and Denbighshire

When you think of the northern segment of Wales, chances are it’s the rugged mountains of Snowdonia National Park that spring to mind. Well, that’s understandable, they’re outstandingly beautiful and it’s a part of the country well worth exploring. But there is another area – equally inviting and attractive – you should plan to visit: [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:21+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Destinations|Comments Off on Flintshire and Denbighshire

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