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Hidden guides: Doncaster

Hidden guides: Doncaster

What do you know about Doncaster? Maybe you’re familiar with the town’s rich association with horse racing, or maybe you don’t know anything more than it’s somewhere vaguely in the north of England. Well if that’s the case then our blog post is definitely for you. We’re going to take a look at some of...
Discover Robin Hood's Nottingham

Discover Robin Hood’s Nottingham

Everyone’s favourite outlaw, Robin Hood, is known throughout the world. The historic English city of Nottingham is home to many places central to the romantic legends of Robin Hood, The Sheriff, Maid Marian and the Merry Men. Read our guide to discovering the Nottingham of Robin Hood. A Merry Man The legends say that as...
Step back in time to a historic house near Northampton

Step back in time to a historic house near Northampton

A trip to a historic house or castle gives you a glimpse into a bygone age of grandeur and chivalry. Nestling in the beautiful countryside around Northampton are some jewels in the crown of English history. We take a look at some of the best historic houses near Northampton that you can visit this winter....
Explore local history around Watford

Explore local history around Watford

The town of Watford on the outskirts of London can make a great base for history buffs who want to explore the rich local history of the area. Read on to find the best places to discover the past in and around Watford. Watford Museum Watford Museum tells the story of Watford past and present....
Spend a day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Spend a day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Just outside Doncaster, the sprawling green countryside is home to a unique attraction that makes for a thrilling family day out. Take a walk on the wild side at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. About Yorkshire Wildlife Park Yorkshire Wildlife Park was opened in 2009, and has quickly become one of the most exciting places to...
Enjoy a romantic weekend in London

Enjoy a romantic weekend in London

With so many restaurants, museums, theatres and shops, London is a perfect destination for romantic travellers. When you’re feeling starry-eyed you don’t want to spend all your time travelling around on the bus, so we’ve looked at 2 special areas in the heart of London that are filled with romantic appeal. Read on to discover...
Welcome to the Real Downton Abbey

Welcome to the Real Downton Abbey

Enthralled by the popular ITV costume drama Downton Abbey? Can’t get enough of the latest goings on in the Crawley household? Love the historical relevance of the sophisticated stately home? Then take a look inside the real Downton Abbey and explore the other stately homes in Britain to get your historical hit in-between episodes. Read...
Visit Northampton for a piece of Charles Rennie Macintosh

Visit Northampton for a piece of Charles Rennie Macintosh

Throughout the history of architecture very few working in the field have achieved outside of the building community. One architect who certainly has managed to achieve this crossover is the famous Scots designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His distinctive style shone through in his building design, as well as in his many other exceptional artistic creations....
On location: Batman Begins

On location: Batman Begins

When Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins hit screens around the world comic book fans couldn’t help but sit up and take notice of the movie’s incredible look and feel. The director created a film with a compelling storyline and visuals that matched – a fact that was re-enforced in the two spectacular sequels that followed. Movie...
Nottingham: Britain’s best-value city break

Nottingham: Britain’s best-value city break

With the scorching summer Britain’s had this year, it seems lots of Brits are choosing to take a staycation this year. Why go to Barcelona, Malta or Turkey when you can catch some rays closer to home? If you’re looking for a getaway at the weekend that doesn’t break the bank, Nottingham is perfect. It’s...
A day at the races: Dress to impress at the Doncaster Cup

A day at the races: Dress to impress at the Doncaster Cup

A highlight of the racing calendar, the Doncaster Cup is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and enjoy a great day out this September. Read on for our tips on how to dress the part. Horseracing is a time-honoured tradition in Britain and has been a staple of any socialite’s calendar since the 17th...
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