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YHA Hawkshead

So many youth hostels have a fascinating history and it’s one of the reasons we enjoy staying with the YHA. Take YHA Hawkshead, alias Esthwaite Lodge, one mile south of the pretty Lake District village. Its first recorded owner was in the late 18th century and, in 1936, was bought [...]

By | 2019-09-14T08:04:00+00:00 September 14th, 2019|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

The Amble Inn – Amble, Northumberland

If you’re travelling in Northeast England or planning a holiday in the region, take a look at what The Inn Collection can offer in terms of accommodation – you won’t be disappointed.  A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio of inviting inns stretching from [...]

By | 2019-09-13T13:36:05+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Family Fun in the West Midlands

During our 2019 summer holidays, we spent a couple of days in the West Midlands. I must admit, it’s not a region of England we’ve explored much but based on our experiences this summer, we’ll certainly be back for more. WHERE TO VISIT Warwick Castle I’ve visited many castles over the years and Warwick Castle, [...]

By | 2019-09-13T12:56:31+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Attractions, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Staycity Aparthotel – Birmingham’s Newhall Square

  Aparthotels provide the perfect combination between hotel services and home-style facilities. As a family, we love the freedom and flexibility they provide. Dublin-based Staycity Group, founded in 2004, offers a range of contemporary quality accommodation that's versatile and affordable with all the facilities needed for short and long-term stays in 7,000 apartments around Europe. [...]

By | 2019-09-13T10:35:02+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Hengar Manor Country Park – Cornwall

Hengar Manor is perfectly located for those wishing to sample a taste of Cornish life without travelling the full length of the peninsula; and what’s more, it’s an ideal base for families who adore a tranquil break amid verdant countryside. The park is attractively designed with five separate lakes, plenty of lush greenery and attractive [...]

By | 2019-07-20T08:42:03+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Islandeering by Lisa Drewe

Just like us at Travellowdown, Lisa Drewe – author, explorer and chair of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation – shares a love of islands. Such is her passion for isles of all shapes and sizes, she’s explored 50 of them for a new book, titled “Islandeering – Adventures Around the Edge of Britain’s Hidden Islands”. [...]

By | 2019-05-16T11:46:00+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

British Airways i360 – Brighton

“Have a good flight!” enthused the smartly-attired stewardess, as she ushered us through security and into the departure lounge. But instead of flying off to some far-flung corner of the globe, we were heading 450 feet into the crisp air for a spectacular bird’s eye view of Brighton and beyond! Welcome to British Airways i360, [...]

By | 2019-01-15T09:38:21+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Snowman 40th Anniversary Exhibition – Brighton

If, like us, you’re fans of Raymond Briggs’ wonderful festive story, The Snowman, then make sure you head to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery before 6th January for a stunning exhibition celebrating this magical tale. It’s 40 years since the original story of The Snowman was published. Since then, of course, it’s been turned into [...]

By | 2018-12-23T09:46:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Holiday Extras – for a hassle-free holiday

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m setting up a trip abroad, there’s always so much to organise, including airport parking, airport hotels, transfers, car hire and, perhaps, lounge passes. Well, make your travelling life simple and less stressful by letting Holiday Extras take care of everything. Their award-winning service is used by around [...]

By | 2018-12-23T09:18:29+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Facilities, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland – 2018

The south coast town of Bournemouth really knows how to put on a show. The festive period isn’t just celebrated in this fine Dorset resort, it’s transformed into a magical, mystical and memorable period – and this year’s no exception thanks to the Christmas Tree Wonderland, which runs until 2nd January 2019. This stunning spectacle [...]

By | 2018-12-07T14:32:25+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

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