Eleven out of Ten for Service at The Pig in the Wall in Southampton
The Pig in the Wall in Southampton prides itself on good service and I was not disappointed. I arrived very early in the morning in order to maximise my time in Southampton and was immediately invited inside to have some breakfast. The room fairies worked their magic and my room was ready after I had eaten so I could freshen up before going out. The best way to start my day.
Intriguing Insights into the Medieval Town of Southampton
The fabric of Southampton’s fascinating history has been tastefully woven into the bustling, modern cruise terminal it is today. A short distance from the huge car parks and towering ships are the old walls of this Hampshire town. Majestic and intriguing they have been transformed into a living history of the middle ages.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel - The Pleasure Was All Mine
Tewkesbury Park Hotel is ideally situated on the crest of a hill amidst a rolling golf course in the surrounding parkland. Its elevated position affords fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and Tewkesbury Abbey. Guests can dine in style at the fabulous Mint Restaurant and relax in the lovely Leisure Centre. Tewkesbury town centre is close by, at the end of a pleasant stroll through the hotel grounds.
Tales and Trails of Tewkesbury
The development of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire was shaped by its unusual position at the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Severn. During the Middle Ages the town prospered due to its inland port, its mills and its Abbey. Its development slowed due to lack of land and the decline of trading. Its re-birth as a fascinating tourist attraction is largely due to the pride of its inhabitants.
The Feathers in Woodstock - A Very Special Hotel
The Feathers in Woodstock is a delightful combination of ancient architecture outside and contemporary comfort inside. This unique hostelry has twenty-six stylish bedrooms and offers excellent food in its restaurant. It is ideally placed for exploring Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.
Woodstock and Blenheim Palace a Perfect Pair for a Great Outing
Woodstock in Oxfordshire is a wonderful example of an old English town with streets lined with independent shops, cafes and restaurants and hotels and public houses occupying seventeenth century buildings including the old coaching inns. It is surrounded by the grounds of the magnificent Blenheim Palace – a great combination for a day out or a short stay.
Leeds Castle in Kent - The Complete Day Out
Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent has so much to offer its visitors that a day is not enough. Day tickets to enter the castle and grounds are valid for a year. Attractions include a tour of the castle, walks around the extensive grounds, a falconry, a maze and underground grotto, and a fabulous adventure playground.
Houghton Lodge and its Tea Rooms in the Test Valley, Hampshire
The Test Valley in Hampshire is a unique landscape. Clear chalk streams thread their way through a gently undulating countryside bordered by lush water meadows and beautiful properties. The sweeping lawns of Houghton Lodge reach down to the banks of the River Test famous for its fly fishing.
Two Days in Splendid Sherborne: DayTwo, Around the Abbey
We forget how powerful and wealthy the church was during the Middle Ages. Sherborne is a good example of this with its heritage of historical buildings that date back to the building of its abbey and the establishment of the world renowned Sherborne School.
The Excellent Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne, Dorset
The Eastbury Hotel is ideally situated close to the centre of Sherborne in Dorset which features two castles and an Abbey. Its lovely walled garden will make you feel you have travelled to another world not just a train journey from London. Thanks to the friendly and efficient staff, it is a real home from home – enhanced by the super food by chef Matt Street in the two rosette Seasons restaurant.