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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Roomzzz York City

Location Roomzzz Aparthotel has a riverside location overlooking the River Ouse and is conveniently situated just a 15 minute walk from York Railway Station and close to all of the city's main attractions. Arrival and Check-in Check-in is from 3.00 p.m. in the spacious lobby where we were welcomed with a smile and attended to …

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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 2. Continuing our weekend in Blackpool

It was such a treat waking up in our stylish room at the beautiful Boulevard Hotel and drawing back the curtains to uninterrupted views of the Irish Sea. Heading downstairs we were shown to a window table in the restaurant from where we could watch the waves lapping the beach whilst tucking into our delicious …

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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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A guide to Moscow’s most beautiful metro stations

The Moscow metro is one of the most beautiful in the world.  It was created as a showcase for the Soviet Union, and serves as a living museum with its stations adorned with mosaics, marble statues and stained glass that document the story of the Communist state.  There are 12 lines and 223 stations on …

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Day 7. Our final day in Moscow

Our week in Moscow had flown by and although we hadn't seen one flake of snow which is so unusual for December, we'd experienced a fun filled week nonetheless. After enjoying a lazy breakfast in the hotel's restaurant where we'd been welcomed each morning by the friendly waiters and waitresses, we put the finishing touches …

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Day 6. Exploring Novodevichy and visiting more stations on the Moscow Metro

Our first stop of the day after breakfast was to the Vorobyovy Gory metro station located on a bridge over the Moskva river making it the only station on the network to have windows.  Vorobyovy Gory is often used as an exhibition space and during our visit there were displays of fashion items in circular …

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