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A guide to Glasgow for active bodies and minds

A guide to Glasgow for active bodies and minds

If you want something different from a city break then Glasgow has it all. For curious minds who seek more than culture and shopping, Glasgow offers a packed schedule of activities for all ages. You are never too old to have fun.   Check out our guide to exploring the city from a different perspective,...
Exploring Ironbridge: the UK's birthplace of industry

Exploring Ironbridge: the UK’s birthplace of industry

Ironbridge was the spark that lit the fire of the Industrial Revolution – now it’s an historic, bustling region in the heart of Britain. Virtual-Shropshire.co.uk, the online tourism and leisure guide to the Midlands, is your first port of call for everything Ironbridge packed with info about upcoming events, local attractions and where to stay. At first glance, it’s hard to believe...
The ultimate guide to eating out in Cardiff

The ultimate guide to eating out in Cardiff

Cardiff’s culinary map is constantly evolving, with new restaurants and old favourites helping to keep both locals and tourists happy and full. Here’s a guide to six of the best eateries in Wales’ gastronomic capital.  A taste of Paris There’s something undeniably Parisian about Thé Pot. A café by day and bistro by night, it transforms from an airy coffeehouse...
Top festive tips for a merry Cardiff Christmas

Top festive tips for a merry Cardiff Christmas

The lights are on, the tunes are playing and the skating has begun: the Welsh capital is shaping up for a fantastically festive December. Writer Helia from arts and culture blog We Are Cardiff shares her recommendations for the best places to see, shop and dance the night away in Cardiff. Hitting the shops The...
Christmas Markets of Belfast

Christmas Markets of Belfast

Five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens and two Christmas markets – Belfast has it all. If a winter night spent wandering past stalls selling artisan jewellery, special sugar blends and handmade ornaments doesn’t get you in the festive spirit, it may be time to paint yourself green and accept your Grinch-hood. Santa...
An expert food blogger's guide to York dining

An expert food blogger’s guide to York dining

There are very few historic cities as well-preserved as York, where a stroll down the Shambles and the view of the Minster have remained as unchanged pleasures for centuries. History fans don’t have a total monopoly on York’s charms just yet though – it’s also becoming more and more of a haven for dedicated foodies.  It’s been...
Top 6 things to do in Cardiff as a family

Top 6 things to do in Cardiff as a family

Sitting on the southern Welsh coast, surrounded by castles and packed full of fascinating cultural monuments, Cardiff is an ideal choice for family vacations. If you’re heading to St. David’s country and bringing the kids, here’s how to make sure they have a great time  – and they may even learn something while they’re at...
Festive fun in Glasgow

Festive fun in Glasgow

If you are looking to celebrate the run up to Christmas somewhere other than home, then Glasgow is the perfect choice, with fantastic shopping and a packed programme of festive activities. As we have seen this year with the successful organisation of the XX Commonwealth Games and the MTV Europe Music Awards which took place...
Which festival takes your fancy in Glasgow?

Which festival takes your fancy in Glasgow?

Glasgow is a city with a strong sense of pride and cultural identity and nowhere is this showcased more than in the many fantastic festivals that are organised each year. Glasgow has been in the international spotlight this year, with the success of the Commonwealth Games and Year of Homecoming-celebrations, both putting Scotland on the...
Lights, arts and fun at Illuminating York Festival 2014

Lights, arts and fun at Illuminating York Festival 2014

It’s no secret that ye olde York has some pretty spectacular buildings, but each October the Illuminating York Festival steps up to make them even more impressive. Powered by cutting-edge technology, this ingenious show projects vibrant illustrations onto the city’s most historic landmarks in a dazzling, dancing display. This year, fabulous projections will once again light up the...
Visit The Top 9 York Attractions With York Pass

Visit The Top 9 York Attractions With York Pass

Gothic buildings, gruesome tales, and ghosts galore: York may be small, but its history is mighty. York is one of England’s most beautiful northern cities, known for its heritage buildings and historic sights. Make the most of your visit with a York Pass: the card gives you access to over 30 attractions, with online prices starting...
#Innsider’s guide to Manchester

#Innsider’s guide to Manchester

Manchester, the uncrowned capital of England’s north. Steeped in intriguing history, it gave rise to both capitalism and communism (it was here that Marx cooked up the Communist Manifesto, after all). Luckily, Manchester knows a thing or two about reinvention and today it is a mix up of old and uber-trendy, with historic and modern...
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