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How to pack light and avoid checking in your case

When you are heading off for a short break, you don’t want to be taking a lot of luggage with you, especially as this is likely to lead to pricey checked luggage charges.  I am terrible for taking too much with me and no matter how hard I try to scale my luggage down, it’s […]

Bristol’s Top 5

1. Clifton Suspension Bridge Free Open all year round at all times of the day with the visitor centre opening from 10 am until 5 pm. Amazing views and a real appreciation for engineering can be had from visiting this site. You can snap some wonderful pictures at any time of the year. Don’t forget to […]

Liverpool’s Top 5

1. Museum of Liverpool Free entry – donations welcome Open Daily from 10-5pm Dedicated to telling Liverpool’s story from its shipping past to the modern day. Forever changing exhibitions – time your visit in with what’s on 2. The Beetles Story Adults – £17.00 and children (5-15 years) £10.00 (save on a family ticket – 2 adults […]

Bath’s Top 5

1. Thermae Spa Weekends: 2 hours from £40 per person (£36 Monday to Friday) various treatments also available at a supplement. 9 am until 9:30 pm (last entry is 7 pm) Only a few hours or do you have an entire day? It doesn’t matter how long you have, there is something for you here.  Enjoy […]

Edinburgh’s Top 5

1. Scotch Whisky Experience Tours start from £16 per adult and £8 for children (6 to 17 years) – children are provided with an alcohol free alternative! Most tours run throughout the day, every day but other tours only run once a day and so you’re advised to plan in advance. A wonderful introduction to the […]

What not to miss in London

Hampstead Heath It’s not just a lovely park to wonder around with great views back to central London but it has outdoor swimming facilities with all day prices starting from just £7 per adult. A piece of Theatre of the unusual kind If you like the theatre, then head to the West End and catch […]

Manchester Covered

The Hotel The recently opened Hotel Gotham takes its inspiration from Batman.  You will find stylish monochrome rooms with a splash of comic book colour and with all the usual hotel comforts.  Previously a bank, this hotel has retained and lovingly restored the beautiful architectural features and seamlessly fuses the old and new to create […]

To Hull (& Europe) and Back: Part III

Read Parts I and II. Day 7 – Luxembourg City It’s a 3 hour drive to Luxembourg City today but this will be rewarded with stunning views of the old town and fortifications which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Board the fun Petrusse Express which will take you on an hour long audio guided tour […]

To Hull (& Europe) and Back: Part II

Don’t forget to read Parts I and III. Day 4 – Dunkerque and Ypres It’s only an hour’s drive to Dunkerque this morning.  Visit the Dunkirk War Museum for just €8 pp and learn about the Battle and evacuation of over 300,000 allied soldiers during Operation Dynamo. Make your way to Ypres, only a 45 […]

To Hull (& Europe) and Back: Part I

This 10 night itinerary covering six cities in Europe begins in Hull and takes you over to Zeebrugge, returning via Rotterdam.  With Zeebrugge being such a wonderful gateway to Europe, the options are endless and so this itinerary is just one of the many adventures you could have. Day 1 – Crossing the North Sea […]

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