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Shrewsbury 2017

I said in my previous review of Shrewsbury that I wanted an excuse to revisit the town and fortunately the chance arose, just over 2 years since we last trod the pavements of this historic town. This time around we stayed at the Lion and Pheasant Town House Hotel. It’s ideally situated in the popular [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

BridgeStreet Serviced Apartments – Liverpool One

We’d recommend the concept of serviced apartments. Not only do you enjoy all the amenities associated with a hotel room, but you have the space, comfort, privacy and facilities of home. It’s perfect for families who – like us – enjoy catering for themselves. Being a bunch of veggies and vegans, it’s sometimes a chore [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms – Chester

We visited Chester recently and enjoyed being based in the Riverside Rooms. Being a family of four, we occupied two downstairs rooms and found them very comfortable.  The Boathouse Inn sits on the banks of the River Dee while the purpose-built rooms are situated behind the pub. Opened in 2016, the accommodation is a combination [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Our Top 5 Family Attractions in Liverpool

We visited Liverpool recently, our first experience of the city, and were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and do for all of us, regardless of age. So, we’ve picked five family-friendly places to visit if you’re heading to the city... (c) Richard Webber St John’s Beacon Viewing Gallery A [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Commissioners Quay Inn – Blyth

During Summer 2016 my family and I were lucky enough to sample five inns owned by The Inn Collection. This leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven pubs/inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, close to the Scottish border. If you [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|2 Comments

The Suites Hotel – Merseyside

A warm welcome awaits at The Suites Hotel. Just outside Liverpool, the hotel has a fine restaurant, stunning spa, free parking (300 spaces) and is the only 4-star in the northwest where everyone gets a suite. But that’s just a taste of what you can expect. We stayed two nights and couldn’t fault any aspect; [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Cofton Holiday Park – South Devon

Nestled among the lush green folds of South Devon’s landscape is a real gem of a holiday park. Family-owned for over four decades, Cofton spreads over 80 acres of this delicious countryside, offering not just holiday home breaks but self-catering cottages, too. We were lucky enough to sample a recent arrival on the park: the [...]

The Inn Collection

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 which, to date, comprises seven [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Kingslodge Inn – Durham

This was our first experience of staying and dining at one of the Inn Collection Group’s fine hostelries and we weren’t disappointed. My family and I were exploring North East England and began our adventure with a night at The Kingslodge in Durham, where the ever-helpful and smiley manager, Leanne, set the tone for the [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Whitby

If you’re looking for the perfect base to appreciate North Yorkshire’s varied coastline of wide sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, then Whitby is for you. But it’s not only about the coast. With the expansive heather-clad North York Moors right on the doorstep, the town is perfectly placed for anyone exploring the area. However, you [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Destinations|Comments Off on Whitby