Mar
18
2014

Things To Do in Norfolk for Grown-Ups

Norwich Cathedral

Stunning coastline, charming small towns and some of England’s finest waterways all make Norfolk a wonderful destination. This lovely county in eastern England is a favourite of domestic holidaymakers and international travellers alike. Are you planning a trip to Norfolk? From interesting museums to beautiful country estates, we’ve listed the 10 best things for grown-ups to do during hotel breaks in Norfolk. 1.Visit the Bridewell Museum This charming museum tells the fascinating history of Norwich [...]

Mar
12
2014

Things To Do in Cornwall for Free

The Lizard Cornwall

While it might be best known for its excellent beach life, Cornwall has much more to offer than just summer sun and world famous surf. This lovely coastal county boasts a wide variety of scenic areas, amazing historical sites and charming country parks. Many of this charming county’s best attractions are completely free to access. From art galleries to some of the country’s best coastal walking trails, discover seven free activities that are perfect for [...]

Feb
26
2014

Annual Pride Of Stratford Awards 2014

John Mcghee & Denise Watts at the Pride of Stratford Awards

Below is a post written by John McGhee, General Manager at The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel about his experience at the Pride of Stratford awards in 2014 The Pride of Stratford Awards 6th February 2014, Shoes shined, wing collared shirt pressed, tuxedo freshly steam cleaned I started to prepare myself for what would turn out to be one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had in a long time. We met outside the Holiday Inn Stratford [...]

Feb
7
2014

Hotel History

Lansdown-Grove-Bath

One of the most fascinating subjects about our hotels is their history. With numerous hotels around the UK, they all have a unique history and a story to be told. What we would like to do is create a web page for each hotel detailing the hotels history since it was built. They say a picture tells a thousand words and over the last few months I have been collecting postcards and others bits of [...]

Dec
13
2013

Great attractions to visit in Keswick

Keswick Pencil Museum

I recently visited Keswick for a week’s holiday and among places I visited like Honister Slate mine and Lake Windermere, I also visited a number of attractions in Keswick, below are 3 attractions I found interesting. Keswick Pencil Museum If you are looking for an indoor attraction that will take a couple of hours to go round then the Pencil Museum could suit you. The museum starts off by talking about the history of pencils, [...]

Nov
1
2013

Guy Fawkes and the history of Fireworks Night.

Guy Fawkes and Conspirators

So it is nearly time again for Fireworks night which is celebrated on November 5th, Guy Fawkes Night. What do you know about the history of Guy Fawkes and Fireworks Night, where fireworks are let off and traditionally the effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned on bonfires to recognise his part in “The Gunpowder Plot” in 1605. Did you know that Guy Fawkes didn’t lead or instigate the plot to kill James I even though [...]

Oct
25
2013

Halloween Recipe

Halloween Recipe

Halloween, or All Hallows eve, is a celebration for many countries on October 31st and is a time to remember the dead including Saints and Martyrs and its Christian origins date back to around 1745. The word Halloween means “Hallowed evening” or “Holy evening” and comes from a Scottish term for “All Hallows Eve” where Eve is Even and became shortened to “e’en” or “een” so over time All Hallows Even became Halloween So it’s [...]

Oct
18
2013

Catherine Denwood – The Derwentwater Hotel

derwentwater-lake-view

We thought it would be nice to showcase members of the Coast and Country Hotels team, to give you, our readers an insight into Coast and Country Hotels and those key people within the business who make it such a success. This month you we have spent time talking to Catherine Denwood who is Reservation Manager at The Derwentwater Hotel. Catherine has worked at the hotel since October 1994, thats just over 19 years! What do [...]

Oct
4
2013

Dog Friendly Hotels

Dog Friendly Hotels

Dogs are a man’s best friend right? Well when you go away on your holiday and have to leave him behind in a solitary kennel, you would want your best friend with you wouldn’t you? With some of our hotels allowing dogs free roam in their acres of grounds, hotel and bedrooms you can now take your best friend with you to enjoy some of the amazing sights and walks around the local areas that [...]

Sep
20
2013

Unusual Wedding Dresses

Unusual wedding dresses are becoming more popular

Would you rather a pink, sequined princess dress or a cream short vintage number? Break tradition with an unusual wedding dress. The venue is booked, the hen party bags are made and the cake is designed but what about the dress? You still don’t have a dress! Every woman wants to feel beautiful on their big day but not everyone will want to wear the traditional white long dress. Unusual wedding dresses are becoming popular [...]

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