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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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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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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The Rows, Chester

Chester – Travel Guide

Chester is a beautiful historic city located on the banks of the River Dee in north west England.  It's famous for its half timbered buildings, Roman ruins, medieval city centre and for having the oldest racecourse in the country.  Check out my suggestions below of how to make the most of a weekend break in …

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Golden Mummies of Egypt Exhibition, Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum and a meal at The Butcher

Manchester Museum I always look forward to a visit to Manchester as it's one of my favourite U.K. cities and when I learnt that the Manchester Museum was re-opening after a closure of almost two years I planned a day out. The museum is located in a beautiful Neo-Gothic building on Oxford Road and forms …

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Assheton Arms, Downham

The Assheton Arms, Downham, Lancashire

Restaurant Review The Assheton Arms lies at the foot of Pendle Hill in the picturesque village of Downham near Clitheroe in Lancashire.  After a lengthy closure, the pub has just re-opened with new owners, Bowland Inns & Hotels, the parent company behind Bowland Brewery and the James Places' collection of hotels, inns and restaurants. 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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Ribblesdale Park, Gisburn

Luxury Glamping at Gisburne Park, Lancashire

Overview: The Ribble Valley is an idyllic part of the north of England located in north east Lancashire and covering 212 sq. miles of the Forest of Bowland, an area of deep valleys and peat moorland. It’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but despite booming tourism with ever increasing numbers of visitors, it’s still …

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Leonardo Hotel Entrance, Chester

Leonardo Hotel Chester

Hotel Review Location:  The Leonardo is a recently opened hotel located within Chester's historic Roman walls.  It's just a 15 minute walk from the railway station which has frequent connections between London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.  It's also just 10 miles (17 km) from Liverpool John Lennon airport for guests arriving from overseas. Arrival and check-in: We …

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