Coach and Horses, Bolton by Bowland, Lancashire

The Coach and Horses, Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire

Location: The Coach and Horses is a delightful AA five star country inn located in the picturesque village of Bolton-by-Bowland in the Ribble Valley.  This scenic part of east Lancashire is centred around the prosperous market town of Clitheroe six miles away and is easily accessible from the M6 motorway with Lancaster being 18 miles …

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Asparagus Festival characters, Vale of Evesham

The British Asparagus Festival, Vale of Evesham

Asparagus is a highly regarded vegetable grown in the Vale of Evesham and celebrated in style with an annual festival.  This part of rural Worcestershire benefits from perfect growing conditions with asparagus being widely available from late April to late June. Getting there: The Vale of Evesham is located in Worcestershire, West Midlands 14 miles …

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Blossom sign in Evesham, Worcestershire

The Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail

The Vale of Evesham in rural Worcestershire has been famous for fruit and vegetable growing since medieval times with the delicate blossom from its fruit trees giving stunning displays between mid-March and mid-May.  The Blossom Trail stretches for 55 miles with AA yellow signposts marking the way.  Japan might have its Sakura but by visiting …

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Go Outdoors Chester

GO Outdoors Chester – Grand Opening

Being a lover of the outdoors and walking in the countryside I was delighted to be invited to the Grand Opening Event of the newly refurbished GO Outdoors store in Chester on Saturday 20th May.  We were up bright and early to ensure we would be there on time to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony …

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The Alma Inn, Laneshawbridge

The Alma Inn, Laneshawbridge, Lancashire

Hotel Review  Location:  The Alma Inn is located in an idyllic moorland setting high above the village of Laneshawbridge on the East Lancashire/ North Yorkshire border. Although seemingly remote, it lies within 5 miles of the M65 motorway and less than an hour from Manchester.  The inn is also convenient for exploring North Yorkshire and …

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Falcon Manner, Settle

Falcon Manor, Settle, North Yorkshire

Hotel Review Falcon Manor is a beautiful country house hotel dating from 1841 that was constructed for Reverend Swale with money provided by his two grandmothers to befit his status in the local community. Originally known as Ingfield Hall after the field in which it was built, this grand Tudor mansion has changed ownership several times. …

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The Brudenell hotel, Aldeburgh

The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Hotel Review Location: Aldeburgh is a seaside town in Suffolk, south east England situated between the county town of Ipswich and Norwich just across the border in Norfolk.  The town has good road links being just off the A12 and for guests arriving by train, the nearest station is Saxmundham 7 miles away. Arrival and …

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The Swan at Lavenham

The Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk

Hotel Review Lavenham is one of the country's best preserved medieval villages with its streets lined with Tudor half timbered houses and cottages.  The village has been used as the backdrop of numerous television programmes and films such as Lovejoy and Harry Potter. Location: The Swan Hotel is situated in Suffolk, south east England, lying …

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The Angel Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds

The Angel Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Hotel Review The Angel Hotel is a luxury hotel and former historic coaching inn spread across Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Angel Hill.  No. 3 was the original building constructed around 1778 with the remainder added in the 1830's.  Charles Dickens stayed at the hotel on two occasions, once in 1859 and again in 1861 …

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Hotel Indigo Chester

Hotel Indigo Chester

Hotel Review Hotel Indigo Chester is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Chester’s beautiful and historic city.  Newly built in 2019, it was designed to reflect the Roman city’s architecture and its famous racecourse. Location: The hotel is conveniently located being just a ten minute walk from Chester railway station.  Direct trains from …

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