The Feversham Arms, Hemsley

The Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Location: The Feversham Arms Hotel is one of the north of England's most luxurious country house hotels and is a perfect place to come and unwind.  The hotel is located on the edge of the attractive town of Helmsley within the North York Moors National Park and being just off the A170,  it is a short …

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Horse Drawn Postal Carriage, London Postal Museum

The Postal Museum, London

Location The Postal Museum is situated near Farringdon, Russell Square and just a short walk from King’s Cross and Chancery Lane underground stations. The museum is located in two buildings across the road from each other.  One building houses the Mail Rail train whilst the other contains most of the exhibitions and the cafe.  Standard tickets …

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

I travel on public transport frequently and after visiting numerous other transport museums around the world, I finally made it to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.  The museum explores the heritage of London and its transport systems and I couldn't wait to step through its doors.  Standard admission to the museum is £21 …

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Narrowboating on The Thames

Day 5. Narrowboating to Oxford

It was just coming light as we drew back the bedroom curtains of our narrowboat which we'd moored the previous evening just below Eynsham Lock.  I prepared breakfast on board whilst the engine was being started and then we began to gather our belongings together as our narrowboat adventure was nearing its end. We slipped …

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View of Thames from narrowboat

Day 4. Narrowboating on the Thames to Eynsham

The day started with an autumnal mist over the river, but gladly the sun soon broke through.  After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board our narrowboat we walked back to Sandford lock to take a photo of the pub where we'd tucked into dinner the night before (The King's Arms). It was 9.50 a.m. by …

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Thames Canal Boat

Day 3. Boating on the Thames to Sandford Lock

Drawing back the curtains from our mooring on the Thames, we were greeted by clear blue skies and after a leisurely breakfast on board we decided to take a stroll around Clifton Hampden as it was too dark to see much the night before. Both the village and the Barley Mow pub (where we had …

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Bridge along the Thames near Abingdon

Day 2. Narrowboating from Oxford to Abingdon

We'd enjoyed a peaceful first night's sleep tucked up in our comfy beds on board Cunningham, our 65ft narrowboat on hire from Drifters Waterways Holidays, Anglo Welsh base in Eynsham. Up first was David, my husband who performed the daily engine checks which had been demonstrated to us during the previous afternoon's handover.  He then turned …

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AngloWelsh Cunningham Canal Boat

Day 1. Narrowboating on the Thames

I’ve spent many a happy hour strolling along canal towpaths and riverbanks enjoying watching narrowboats pass by.  I've even seen 3 of the 7 'Wonders of the Waterways' yet had never been on a British narrow-boating holiday, that is until now. Our adventure started one bright and sunny October morning when we drove to the …

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Review: The Adventures of Peter Pan, Manchester Opera House 10-31st December 2022

Christmas wouldn't be the same without an evening at the theatre and I can't think of anything better to get myself into the festive spirit than a night at the panto. After being enthralled with the top notch production of Aladdin last year at the Manchester Opera House I couldn't wait to return to see …

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Holiday Inn Winchester Entrance

Holiday Inn, Winchester

Hotel Review I was recently invited to stay at the Holiday Inn, Winchester which underwent a major £2.5m refurbishment programme in 2019 to expand its lobby and dining areas and add a luxury spa. Location: The hotel is located on the outskirts of Winchester in southern Hampshire, south west England. The city lies 60 miles …

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