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Sep
17
2014

What to do in and around Tenby

National Botanic Garden Wales Tenby

If you are staying with us in Tenby and looking for some inspiration of where to go in your free time, we have compiled a list of some fun things to do in and around the area.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aug
21
2013

Bournemouth Air Festival

Red Arrows at Bournemouth Air Festival

Now into its 6th year, the Bournemouth Air Festival is one of the ‘must see’ festivals in the Dorset area. It has been described as one of the best air shows in the world by american newspaper USA Today. The festival has welcomed more than 4.5 million people over the last 6 years. This year the festival runs from Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September. The Air Festival is more than just an Air Show, [...]

Aug
9
2013

Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week

If you’re a fan of classic boats, yachts or dinghies then Falmouth Week is for you, plus there are lots to do on the shores as well.  I myself have taken part in Falmouth Week racing in both dinghies and yachts but never yet had a go in a Falmouth Classic Working Boat, take a look here to see one in action, www.falmouthworkingboats.co.uk       What’s on when at Falmouth Week? Friday 9th August [...]

Mar
1
2013

Upcoming Local Events

local-events

Planning a short break in the next few months? Why not take advantage of some of the upcoming local events up and down the country. Here is a glimpse of some upcoming events, if you want more inspiration and ideas take a look here.       March Bath Literature Festival (1st March to 10th March) Are you a fan of books, authors and reading? If so Bath Literature Festival could be for you. The [...]

Dec
7
2012

A Weekend Break In Bath

Pulteney Bridge

Our first experience of a Coast and Country Hotel was at The Lansdown Grove Hotel in Bath. The welcome was great on arrival, a very large room with a fantastic bathroom. Every little thing was for our comfort, the bed very comfy, the cleanliness was spot on, bath towels soft, no shortage of goodies in our room. The seating in the dining room was very comfortable, no touching the other tables. Food was excellent with [...]

Oct
30
2012

Scotland The Home Of Golf

Large-Golfer

Scotland the home of golf, this is where it took root. This ancient sport has flourished on Scottish soil for centuries and remains one of the most popular pursuits. Lots of golfers travel to Scotland each year to play some of the best courses in the world and we’ve picked out a few of them located near our Portpatrick Hotel and Self Catering Apartments. Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club The village of Portpatrick sits on the [...]

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