The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge

Location: The White Lion Hotel is a beautifully restored former coaching inn dating from 1657, and is the oldest building in the attractive market town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The inn has a riverside location in the town centre making it easy to explore the town on foot. In addition to good road connections, …

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The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln

Location The White Hart Hotel opened in the 14th century as a coaching inn and it has continued to welcome guests for more than 600 years.  It's located in the heart of Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter close to both the cathedral and castle.  Lincolnshire is situated in the East Midlands and is easily accessible from …

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Day 3. More sightseeing in historic Lincoln

After another delicious breakfast at the White Hart Hotel, we checked out of our room, leaving our luggage to collect later in the day.  We'd read that an exhibition entitled 'A Century of Valour' documenting Lincolnshire's aviation gallantry had just opened at the Collection Museum and as it was nearby, we decided to begin our …

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Day 2. Exploring historic Lincoln

After starting the day with a delicious cooked breakfast at The White Hart Hotel we returned to the Cathedral as there hadn't been much time to look around the previous evening when we were attending Evensong.  Standard adult admission to Lincoln Cathedral is £8 and this includes an optional introductory floor tour but as we …

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Day 1. A winter break in lovely Lincoln

Lincoln is a historic city located in the East Midlands and conveniently situated for travel from most parts of the United Kingdom.  Recently, LNER began operating AZUMA rail services direct from London King's Cross station with a journey time of just under two hours making the city even more accessible and perfect for a weekend …

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Day 2. Exploring historic York

After a good night's sleep at the Roomzzz Aparthotel, we enjoyed our complimentary Grab & Go breakfast before setting out for a second day of city sightseeing. Mist was just beginning to lift as we strolled along the riverside path outside the hotel towards York Castle Museum just a few minutes walk away. It's a …

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Day 1. Visiting historic York

We set off bright and early in order to maximise our time in York as there were so many things we wanted to see and do during our short stay. Arriving mid-morning at our riverside accommodation, the newly opened Roomzzz Aparthotel, we were pleasantly surprised to find that our room was ready so we dropped …

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The Boulevard Hotel Blackpool

Location The Boulevard Hotel is nestled between the beach and Pleasure Beach theme park on Blackpool's Ocean Boulevard in South Shore. It's a 25 minute gentle stroll along the seafront from North Pier, with trams running along the promenade at up to 15 minute intervals and taking only ten minutes. The nearest tram stop is …

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Day 1. Blackpool – for the perfect winter break

I've visited Blackpool several times but always either in the summer or during the autumn illuminations when the resort has been in full swing so I was curious to find out what it would be like to visit the resort out of season. Plans made, we were up at the crack of dawn (well, earlier …

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The Inn at Whitewell, Clitheroe

Location The Inn at Whitewell is located in one of England's 36 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the Duchy of Lancaster estate overlooking the River Hodder in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire. This charming 14th century inn is easily accessible from the M6 motorway with Lancaster being 18 miles to the north and Preston …

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