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The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

 The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s day One of the most divisive celebrations will be soon upon us. For decades men have dreaded February 14th, whilst for the converted (and there are many!), Valentine’s Day is about romance and l’amour, or at least the momentary idea of it. It is about showing your partner that...
Shopping Boutiques in York's Shambles

Shopping Boutiques in York’s Shambles

A winding mediaeval passageway of half-timbered houses and ancient hanging signs, York’s Shambles is full of independent shops selling gourmet foods, gifts and souvenirs. Winner of Google’s ‘Most Picturesque Street In Britain’ award, it’s got a whole lot of substance to go with its style.  In places the Shambles is so narrow, you can touch both sides...
Family fun at Lee Valley Park

Family fun at Lee Valley Park

Covering 26 miles along the banks of the River Lee, Lee Valley Park is a taste of the exhilarating outdoors right on London’s doorstep. Book your trip today to discover a fantastic array of activities for all the family. Whether you’re drawn in by the thrill of white water rafting, speeding around the velodrome track, a tranquil...
Racing around Northampton: the heart of British motorsport

Racing around Northampton: the heart of British motorsport

With three world-class racing circuits within easy reach, anyone seeking the thunder of engines and the thrill of the race should look no further than the historic city of Northampton. Watch that chequered flag come down on classic cars and discover unique events in the heart of British motorsport with this guide to Northampton’s tracks. Silverstone: pace, power and...
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...
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