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  • Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy

    Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy

    As darkness falls on Kingston Lacy the magical Ignite Trail lights up. Mythical creatures and old favourites surrounded by dancing flames await beyond a carpet of blazing torches that light your way.

  • Shenley Village is a Great Day Out from London

    Shenley Village is a Great Day Out from London

    Shenley is a traditional English village deep in the Hertfordshire countryside. Just 16 miles from the centre of London it is a lovely place to spend a day. An old orchard, a walled garden, lovely walks in the woods and lunch in a country pub will delight its visitors.

  • Breakfast in Bed at La Fosse in Cranborne, Dorset

    Breakfast in Bed at La Fosse in Cranborne, Dorset

    We deserve a break while in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we need to feel both comfortable and safe if we go away. La Fosse, a restaurant with rooms in the lovely village of Cranborne has an excellent system of COVID-19 safeguards in place. Guests can feel safe and well-cared for while enjoying a holiday in the Dorset countryside.

  • A Real High on the British Airways i360 in Brighton

    A Real High on the British Airways i360 in Brighton

    The British Airways i360 is a unique attraction on the seafront of Brighton on the south coast of England. A large, circular viewing platform rises up a needle-shaped tower at thirty-minute intervals. Passengers can savour the great views of the town and coast below them while sipping a local beverage from the onboard bar.

  • The Charming Café on the Pier in Swanage

    The Charming Café on the Pier in Swanage

    The delightful 1859 Pier Café and Bistro café and bistro occupies the Marine Villas on the restored Victorian pier at the far end of the seafront of Swanage in Dorset. It has tables inside and outside with views of the Jurassic Coast and serves delicious home-made cakes with really good coffee.

  • Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

    Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

    The Balmer Lawn Hotel has taken advantage of a long closure to effect changes to ensure the safety of their guests. Three lounges, a bar, a restaurant and a conference room on the ground floor have been laid out so that guests are able to separate themselves and stay in their own groups. Outside terraces have been extended and new areas added so there is enough room for guests to find a space where they feel comfortable.

  • Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July

    Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July

    In July Blenheim Palace will be hosting the Luna Open-Air Cinema and presenting a programme in the grounds of the palace. Tickets are on sale now. The grounds and gardens of the palace are also now open to the public. But pre-booking is necessary.

  • Review: Maier Sports –  Summer Outdoor Clothing

    Review: Maier Sports – Summer Outdoor Clothing

    I am in love – with the Maier Sports Tind functional jacket. This jacket is one of a range of weatherproof, well-fitting and attractive outdoor clothing. This clothing is ideal for walking, trekking, and hiking in all weathers.

  • Bembridge, the Best Village on the Isle of Wight

    Bembridge, the Best Village on the Isle of Wight

    Bembridge, a village on the Isle of Wight, was simple a collection of wooden huts and farmhouses until the building of its first church in 1827. The next milestone in its development was the draining of Brading Hay a tidal estuary wide enough to separate this small village from the Isle of Wight. Hotels and a railway station were built on the reclaimed land and the Bembridge Sailing Club, now one of the oldest sailing clubs in the UK was founded a few years later. The club soon became the centre of a high society gatherings featuring the rich and famous. Today, Bembridge still has much to recommend it as a place to visit.

  • The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London

    The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London

    At the Fox and Anchor near the famous Smithfield Market in London guests can enjoy the combination of a good old-fashioned public house and a stay in a luxurious bedroom featuring modern amenities on the three floors above it. This enchanting little pub has retained its original façade decorated with Art Nouveau tiling and grotesques. Inside, the wood panelled bar is reminiscent from a scene in a Dickens novel.

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