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Interview with Patrick Burke, managing director/owner of The Atlantic Hotel

I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at this wonderful hotel which is, quite simply, pure luxury. Whenever I return, I’m relieved to see that it has retained its timeless elegance, staff still firmly believe in service with a genuine smile, its location remains as enticing as ever and, well, I could list a long list [...]

By | 2024-06-10T12:29:29+01:00 June 10th, 2024|Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Exmoor Coaster – Watchet to Lynmouth via Minehead & Porlock

If you want an open-top bus ride you’ll remember for the rest of your life, jump aboard the Exmoor Coaster. Running from the harbour town of Watchet to picturesque Lynmouth, via Minehead and Porlock, you’ll be treated to some of the best coastal views around as you arrive at the top of Porlock Hill and [...]

North Korea – Like Nowhere Else

What a fabulous book! If, like me, you have a fascination with the secretive, mysterious North Korea then you’ll love this beautifully-bound volume written by Lindsey Miller. Lindsey – a musical director and award-winning composer – spent two years in Pyongyang, the hermit state’s capital, and as a resident foreigner was free to explore the [...]

By | 2021-05-19T14:06:57+01:00 May 19th, 2021|Books/DVDs, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Cove – Silverdale

Overlooking Morecambe Bay, this luxurious, state-of-the-art lodge park is the latest addition to the Holgates Holiday Parks’ portfolio. What’s more, it’s just across the road from the family-run business’s flagship site, Silverdale, with all its facilities, including heated swimming pool and restaurant. Among The Cove’s top selling points is its location. From this quiet stretch [...]

By | 2020-08-28T11:13:34+01:00 August 28th, 2020|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest News, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Cool Camping – Britain

Just like the folks behind the brilliant Cool Camping guides, my family and I share a passion for the less commercialised campsites when planning a break under canvas. OK, from time-to-time we’ve frequented the bigger, bolder sites which are overflowing with all kinds of amenities, including swimming pool and tennis courts, but nothing can ever [...]

By | 2020-05-26T13:01:45+01:00 May 26th, 2020|Latest News, Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

Brand New Guide to Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Visit Nottinghamshire, official tourism body for the region, has launched a brand-new guide to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to inspire people to visit the area and boost the local economy. The guide will be distributed to visitor attractions, hotels and Tourist Information Centres across the country and is also available to collect in the Nottingham Tourism [...]

By | 2020-02-03T10:19:29+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Christmas at Stourhead

We visited Stourhead over 10 years ago and will always remember it as among our favourite National Trust properties. So, when offered the chance to return, with the added bonus of beautiful Christmas illuminations, we jumped at the chance. Stourhead occupies 2,650 acres of the Wiltshire countryside and includes a Palladian house, designed by Colen [...]

By | 2019-12-09T11:52:12+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Attractions, Latest News, 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

Interview with Inn Collection’s Sean Donkin

A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven pubs/inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, just two miles from the Scottish border. We’ve stayed in several of the family-friendly inns and enjoyed every minute of our visits so [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:55+01:00 October 18th, 2017|Latest News|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 | 2018-10-08T10:31:55+01:00 September 22nd, 2017|Accommodation, Facilities, Latest News|0 Comments

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