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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Mid Wales

Mid Wales borders England via the Welsh Marches to the east and the Irish Sea via Cardigan Bay to the west. Places to Visit in Mid Wales The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon and Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth are listed below.
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The Felin Fach Griffin is a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons.
Corris Craft Centre is home to 9 individual craft studios and exciting award winning attractions. A unique range of products are handcrafted on site including pottery, jewellery, wooden toys, candles, chocolates, award winning gin, glass sculptures, forest furniture and herbal lotions and remedies. You can also make your own crafts in many studios. Great cafe and free parking.
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King Arthur's Labyrinth is set deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. An underground boat ride and a magical waterfall transport you into a time of legend
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The garden is laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds and has a huge collection of moisture loving plants growing with lush abundance. Every corner brings surprises and new interest. You can climb the spiral walk of the giant mound walk through a jungle of the huge leaves of gunnera, wander round the wild flower meadow or relax on one of the plentiful benches and admire the beauty. The garden is fun too with stunning follies which have often featured on national TV: there is a castel...
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Explore an 18th century Welsh gentry estate frozen in time at Llanerchaeron An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake. Take time to wander round the 1790's villa with its own dairy, brewery, laundry and salting house. Why not buy some of the seasonal produce grown in the walled kitchen garden? Stroll through the parkland and pleasure grounds with its ornamenta...
Old Chapel Gallery is firmly established as a centre of excellence for casual browsers and serious collectors alike. Lovers of contemporary British arts & crafts can find work by local and nationally established artists and makers, alongside the innovative work of talented newcomers. Exhibitions are held regularly throughout the year.
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Explore the Beautiful Powis Castle Garden Powis Castle´s Garden is laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles. The garden retains its original lead statues, a sunken orangery, hanging gardens and an aviary on a series of spectacularly planted terraces. The fullness and sense of colour here are terrific. In the 18th century an informal woodland wilderness was created on the opposing ridge with fine views over the Severn Valley. On the valley floor are geometric formal gar...
Discover the majestic Powis Castle Powis Castle is built on a high rock overlooking the garden terraces and has been the home of the Earls of Powis for many generations. There is a wealth of fine paintings and furniture, one of the finest collections in Wales. The sister of the 2nd Earl of Powis married the son of Lord Clive in 1784, and the collection of treasures from India, including jade, bronzes and ivory, are displayed in the Clive Museum. Laid out under the influence of Italian ...
Discover the enchanting story of Croft Castle Croft Castle is 15th century Castle sits in the heart of rural Hertfordshire and has been the home of the Croft family since before the Doomsday day book. A National Trust property since the 1950's it has recently gone through refurbishment. Inside you can find fine interiors display period furnishings and paintings, including works by Gainsborough and Lawrence. The house displays photographs, memorabilia and books all belonging to the C...
Explore a beautiful riverside garden at The Weir Used for many years as a spot for swimming, fishing and boating, The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. Carpets of snowdrops then daffodils then bluebells run between ancient trees throughout the spring while summer's warm days are spent by visitors sitting and picnicking by the Wye amidst wild flowers and wild life. In autumn a visit to the walled garden is a must, its ripe seasonal produce burstin...
Explore the stunning grounds at Berrington Hall The gardens at Berrington Hall near Leominster in Herefordshire are classic Capability Brown design. Think 456 acres of sweeping parklands and walkways leading to fabulous viewpoints that show off the landscape at its very best vantage point. There are three marked routes to take which ensure you get fabulous vistas en route. There are Victorian pleasure gardens here an amble through which will take you past glowing yews and along laurel ...
Discover a lifetime of history at Berrington Hall With sweeping views across to the Black Mountains of Wales, it's no wonder that landscaper du jour Capability Brown choose the site that Berrington Hall now stands on for the great architect Henry Holland to build on. Holland then created the neo-classical Berrington Hall, all the time following his employer Thomas Harley's commands that the house show just how much money he had made supplying the British army with clothing. The result ...
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Once a Norman fortress, Ludlow Castle is now a romantic at atmospheric ruin, which is owned privately by the Herbert family. Inside the fortress walls is the 19th century Castle House, which acts as a wedding venue, alongside holiday apartments, charming tea rooms and shops.
Among the latest additions to Ludlow's bludgeoning foodie scene is fashionable Fishmore Hall. A smart and sensitive restoration to its former Georgian glory includes a styled restaurant with minimalist interiors that let the period features and spectacular Shropshire views take centre stage. Modern white table settings showcase David Jaram's original and well conceived dishes. Where possible, he uses ingredients sourced from local producers in the Shropshire Marches to create his own interpre...
Castle House is an award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant in a quiet part of the city of Hereford, just a few minutes' walk from the historic cathedral. The hotel is owned and run by a local farming family which grows much of the restaurant's seasonal food in the kitchen garden on its nearby farm.
Since 2007, this white washed inn at the side of a winding Welsh country road has been run to huge acclaim by British culinary legend Shaun Hill. Dine in the smartly appointed yet casual dining room, or in good weather take a table on the patio or the idyllic garden. Hill's ingredient led approach encompasses influences from all over the globe. Don't be deceived by the simple presentation, this is technically assured cooking that accentuates flavour. Start with Wye Valley asparagus with more...
Situated in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside Chase Distillery is Britain's first Single-Estate Distillery. Chase's vodka is hand-crafted using potatoes grown on their own farm, to produce an award-winning vodka. This is re-distilled and blended with natural botanicals to produce a Chase gin.
Discover The Breathtaking Beauty of Snowdonia Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is a living working area, home to over 26,000 people. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local...
The aim at 1861 is to always produce exceptional food, using local farmers, vegetable producers and butchers. With a keen eye on provenance and carbon footprint, the team strives to create a welcoming environment in which to enjoy a sensational meal.
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Castle Cottage is at the top of the steepest street in the world. Ffordd Pen Llech won the Guinness World Records on the 6th June 2019
Explore the beautiful Attingham Park Gardens Just four miles south-east of the pretty market town of Shrewsbury, Repton-designed Attingham Park Gardens is a gorgeous place to take a stroll whatever the season, with its groves of Lebanon cedars, towering trees and copious shrub land. take a stroll through the stunning deer park where 200 fallow deer roam freely (in the winter, the animals are fed at 2pm on weekends and daily in the Christmas and half term holidays, except Dec 25) or h...
Visit the breathtaking Attingham Park The elegant 18th century mansion Attingham Park, with its three storey ionic portico at the entrance, is a wonderfully grand sight to behold. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, it sits in stunning parkland between the River Severn and Shrewsbury populated by fallow deer (and much wildlife besides, especially along the five mile stretch of river). Inside the house, don't miss the wonderful Picture Gallery, the dining room set for an evening ba...
Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 during the reign of King Edward I, built on an outcrop above the meeting point of the rivers Dee and Ceiriog. With over 700 years of history, and as the last castle from this period still lived in today, Chirk Castle's many occupants have left behind lavish interiors and a beautiful and eclectic collection.
Discover the eclectic Medieval Fortress, Chirk Castle The Welsh castle was built in 1310 and the last one of Edward I's reign to be inhabited. The National Trust offers a fantastic range of exhibitions and activities at the property. Explore the medieval fortress with its dungeon and murder holes, meet Will the archer and learn how to defend the fortress, take part in a pike drill (but don't get put in the stocks) or sign up for a guided tour to learn a little of the magnificent castl...
Explore a beautiful seasonal Garden at Benthall Hall This charming 19th century terraced garden is small but having once been the domain of botanist George Maw, is stuffed with fabulous items of horticultural interest. Highlights include a gorgeous rose garden, fruit trees, oceans of clematis and peonies and freely naturalised crocuses and daffodils. If you possibly can, get on the tour led by the head gardener who will lead you around the site and give you a wonderful potted history o...
Mansion House Llansteffan is situated in the green and rolling hills of West Wales, looking out across Carmarthen Bay. Set in a charming Georgian mansion, the restaurant, Moryd, has two AA rosettes to its name.
Lose yourself in the tranquillity of Witley Court Gardens Once a grand country house and symbol of an opulent age, it hosted many of the most extravagant parties and royal entertainments of the Victorian period. After a devastating fire in 1937, however, it became one of the country's most hauntingly beautiful ruins. The spectacular gardens have since been renovated and offer a stunning insight to a fascinating collection of plants and shrubs from around the world. Make sure you expl...
Explore the exquisite Dudmaston Gardens Dudmaston is a delightful late 18th, early 19th century 8 acre garden, which is a mass of colour in spring with rhododendrons, azaleas viburnums and daffodils. Recently replanted herbaceous borders, roses, a bog garden and maples give later colour. Enjoy a walk in the Dingle, a wooded valley, the restored rock garden of local red sandstone or the popular `Big Pool´ surrounded by attractive plantings. Old fruit trees, shrubs and large specimen t...
Enter the enchanting world of Dudmaston Dudmaston is a late 17th century house, which has been in continuous family ownership from the 12th to the 20th century. The entrance hall is darkly panelled with a portrait of Jack the Fool. The family rooms contain fine furniture, Dutch oil paintings, as well as an important contemporary collection of paintings and sculpture. Also works by Moore, Hepworth, Chadwick and some modern Spanish paintings. The gardens are a mass of colour in spring a...
Telford Hotel embraces a well-maintained, tree-lined 6,741-yard par 72 course designed in 170 acres close to the Shropshire's Severn Gorge by John Harris and Brian Griffiths in 1976. On-going improvements, including considerable drainage work, have enhanced the course that features tricky, good quality greens and thoughtful bunkering. Ideal for all standards of golfers the hotel is a well-used and popular destination for many golfing groups throughout the year and offers attractive packages....
Stand in awe of the famous Ironbridge Gorge, explore this UNESCO Heritage Site and turn the surrounding countryside into your playground before retreating to the luxurious confines of the spa at Telford Hotel & Golf Resort. Slink into the eucalyptus steam room and breathe in the uplifting aromas, or collapse onto the modern heated loungers and feel your body drink up the warmth. The beamed pool, decked out with ambient lights, ticks all the sensory boxes, turning your average swim into a heav...
One of the finest Championship Links courses in Britain and currently ranked 5th best course in Wales, Ashburnham has hosted prestigious professional and amateur Championships, including two British PGA Championships and the 1976 Martini International Tournament. Chosen as a qualifying venue for the 2014 and 2017 Seniors Open Championship, this event is one in a long line of important events held here since the early 1900s when Harry Vardon, the six time British Open Champion said “The cou...
West Midland Safari Park is an award-winning attraction, located in the heart of England. This is a fantastic family day out which includes incredible animal encounters, amazing exhibits and Theme Park rides!
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1919 is a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms. With panoramic Cotswol
Little Malvern Court, a 10 acre garden, attached to a former Benedictine Priory, offers magnificent views over the Severn valley. Laid out as garden rooms aroun
Explore the stunning gardens at Erddig Erddig, remarkable for its delightful 18th century `Dutch´ garden with canal, formal allees, pleached limes, and beautifully trained fruit trees. Later Victorian additions include a flower garden and parterre, yew walk and avenues of monkey-puzzles and wellingtonias. It also contains the National collections of ivy and narcissi.
Explore the fascinating history of Erddig Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain. Part of this is due to the close relationship that existed between the family and their servants. The state rooms display most of their original 18th and 19th century furniture and furnishings, including some exquisite Chinese wallpaper. The range of outbuildings include the sawmill, laundry, bakehouse and smithy. It houses the largest collections of national trust items. The Stable Ya...
18 Hole Mini Pro Golf Course Golfing Fun For Everyone - No Experience Necessary, just turn up and play! - The Worlds First Chip and Putt Golf Course - All equipment provided or bring your own. - Club house serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams - Covered riverside seating area, with fun leaderboard to record the best players scores. Play real Mini Golf, on a beautiful Grass Course in a picturesque riverside setting, featuring a unique chip and putt experience with wa...
Discover the history of Tredegar House Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan's, later Lords of Tredegar, until they left in 1951.The House has been beautifully restored and refurbished by Newport City Council. Its gilded opulent interiors reach a high point in the State Rooms. The most stunni...
You can enjoy the newly refurbished Refectory restaurant at Stanbrook Abbey serving modern British food in a brasserie style setting.
Nestled between the Preseli hills and Pembrokeshire coast, Cnapan oozes family tradition and charm. The intimate, homely dining room includes an exposed stone fireplace with customary horse brasses and crossed swords. However, the menu and wine list are markedly more modish. Quality local foods such as Penclaudd mussels, Preseli lamb and Cardigan Bay scallops feature throughout. International flavours are married to create innovative dishes such as potted crab with hot and sour pickled tiger ...
You might let slip an involuntary 'wow' as you approach Brockencote Hall. The stunning Victorian Country Manor House estate is set in 70 acres of countryside complete with sheep grazing in the fields, a lake and dovecote. You might say 'wow' too when you eat chef Tim Jenkins food because he's a real fine dining star in the making. You'll find plants, flowers and funghi from the hotel's ground in dishes such as pan-fried fillet of brill with confit duck gizzard and Jew's ear mushrooms. Other w...
The Butcher's Arms is a traditional country pub, with two bedrooms, in the countryside near Gloucester. Oak beams, wooden settles and cast iron tables create a genuine pub atmosphere. There is a small restaurant seating 12 people, which provides a fine dining experience. The kitchen carefully sources local fresh produce such as aged rib of Hereford beef, local lamb and middle white pork from a nearby farm. Fresh day boat fish arrives daily from the Cornish coast, and wild salmon from the near...
Home to the Berkeley family for more than 400 years, Spetchley is filled with rare plants, trees and shrubs that have been collected from around the world and nurtured carefully, to create a garden that is inspired and imaginative, with vistas that delight all that see them.
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Explore the beautiful gardens of Wightwick Manor The Wightwick Manor´s 17 acre garden was designed by Alfred Parsons and Thomas Mawson. The main framework consists of large trees with an eye-catching octagonal arbour hung with clematis and roses in the centre of the rose garden. A less formal area has a pool, shrubs and rhododendrons. In addition there are two rows of yews, herbaceous borders and beds containing plants (taken!) from gardens of famous authors such as Tennyson and Dicke...
Explore a beautiful Victorian manor house at Wightwick Manor Wightwick Manor is a Victorian manor house, bought by Theodore Mander in 1887. The house is a wonderful example of the influence of William Morris and the Arts and Craft Movement. Inside most of the wallpaper, fabrics and furniture are by William Morris. The collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings includes work by Millais, Rossetti and Watts. Much of the stained glass is by Charles Kempe and the tiles on the fireplaces are by...
Discover the serenity of Colby Woodland Garden Colby Woodland Garden is an 8-acre garden with a fine display of colour in spring, with masses of dramatic rhododendrons, magnolias, sweetly scented azaleas and camellias, underplanted with bluebells. Later highlights are the summer hydrangeas and autumn foliage. Open and wooded pathways through the valley offer lovely walks. There are some fine trees, including the Japanese cedar cryptomeria japonica, also a walled garden with a rill and ...
Discover a beautiful Edwardian-style garden at Dyffren Gardens Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. They have recently been restored to Thomas Mawson's original 1904 design with the help of a Heritage Lottery grant. This garden has everything - formal lawns, fountains and pools, seasonal beds, trees and shrubs, rose garden, statuary, garden rooms, including Pompeian, Paved Court and Theatre gardens. An arboretum contains trees from all over the world...
Bluestone is a five-star, award-winning national park resort, driven and shaped by the expectations of today's discerning visitor. Set in the heart of the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Bluestone comprises 178 stylish, comfortable timber lodges set around a private village boasting a pub, restaurants, shops and a superb holistic spa. Visitors to Bluestone can make a splash at the amazing Blue Lagoon waterpark, explore the Adventure Centre or choose from over a hundred activ...
Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall is a restored formal 18th century garden with fruit trees, wilderness and sunken geometric parterre of clipped box. Architectural features, also restored, include two summerhouses, two timber bowling-green pavilions, an ice-house, pond with solar powered fountains, obelisk and cedar walk. The orangery is well stocked with fruit trees.
Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall, in the William and Mary style, was completed in 1701. The staircase, leading from the dark panelled hall, has its walls covered with murals by Sir James Thornhill. In the dining room, which still has its original ceiling, the fireplace is surrounded by fine Rococo work and there are more murals by Thornhill. Also on display is the Watney collection of fine porcelain. The reconstructed 18th century garden, surrou...
Opened in 2018, Palm Court is the ultimate restaurant, dining and eating-out experience in Chester. Unique and unparalleled, Palm Court is a garden room restaurant without compare; bursting with the greenery of the Kentia Palm tree and filled with the calming sounds of bubbling fountains.
Surrender your senses at Spa by Kasia, an opulent oasis of health, wellbeing and beauty within Grosvenor Pulford Hotel. The luxury Cheshire spa is home to world-class product houses, professional and intuitive Spa therapists and indulgent spaces to truly unwind.
The Gunroom Restaurant at Plas Dinas Country House is an award-winning restaurant headed up by Head Chef and TV personality Daniel ap Geraint. It offers a unique take on british cuisine with a fine dining twist. Daniel uses locally sourced produce to captivate your tast-buds and offers a unique dining experience.
Based in the grounds of the hotel, the 6,579 yard Par 72 course has some classic mature features such as veteran oaks, with greens in impressive condition. There are fine views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Tewkesbury Abbey. Over the last 18 months, we have benefited from the advice of Peter McEvoy, ex England Amateur Champion and Walker Cup Captain, and international agronomist John Clarkin, who has prepared courses for Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy. We have received many complimen...
We have two dedicated Spa treatment rooms that are managed by the hotel with professional fully trained Spa therapists, employed on a full-time basis. We offer a full range of treatments from massages to manicures and pedicures. The Spa treatment rooms are located in the hotel and the sauna, steam, jacuzzi and swimming pool are in the leisure complex a short one minute walk away. The leisure complex also boasts a fully equipped gymnasium. We have chosen to partner with Natural Spa Fac...
Berkeley Castle is unique, it has been lived in by the same family for almost 900 years - longer than any other fortress in England.
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Experience a wild day out at Dudley Zoological Gardens Learn all about some of the world's rarest animals at Come face-to-face with Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions; take a walk on the wild side in Lemur Wood and Lorikeet Lookout and watch the mischievous meerkat mob. There are baboons on the bank, the UK's largest colony of Humboldts in Penguin Bay and snakes and lizards in the Reptile House. There's also an amazing birds of prey show in the heart of the 11th century castle and a ...
Explore Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Wales There's something so uniquely tranquil about wandering around the 80 acres of grounds at Bodnant Gardens in the truly lovely Conwy Valley in Wales. Think sweeping formal lawns and borders, graceful Italianate terraces and a romantic wild garden and pinetum in what is named The Dell. There's flowering interest across the seasons here with daffodils and bulbs coming to life in spring, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias bursting forth in April an...
We have 2 dining areas at the Inn. We generally in summer months operate a waiting list system at the door of the Inn. In winter months we operate a more traditional booking system. You may check and book online on our web site .
Discover the secret hiding place of a King and explore its beautiful gardens Moseley Old Hall´s garden has been re-created in the 17th century style. Includes a formal knot garden, a wooden arbour covered with clematis, neat box parterres, a walled garden with topiary and annual borders, an arched pergola hung with two varieties of vines and clematis viticella, and a nut walk. All plants and trees used were known in England in the 1700s. Included fruits are medlar, quince, mulbbery, c...
Discover the secret hiding place of a King Moseley Old Hall is an Elizabethan timberwork house, built in 1600 by Henry Pitt, it was clad in red brick in 1870. It is famous for its association with Charles 11, who hid here after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The hiding place he used and the bed he slept in can be viewed. On display are a good collection of 17th century oak furniture, panelling and pewter. The attic contains a small chapel and in the roof are many cramped priest hol...
Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. Built in the 1950's as part of a vast secret radar network codenamed 'ROTOR'. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out. Entering through massive...
Dive into an underwater education at Anglesey Sea Zoo At Anglesey Sea Zoo they've come up with a raft of ways to engage children in what they are seeing around them. So in the No Bone Zone (who doesn't love that name?) they'll learn what it's like to be an invertebrate, in the lobster hatchery and the seahorse nursery there's a focus on conservation and The Seven Sisters Shipwreck creates a great atmosphere with the sounds of waves crashing about your ears. Of course, there's the shark...
The White House is a family-run restaurant, based in Rhuallt, North Wales. As well as the restaurant, the White House also boasts eight superior en-suite rooms (including 2 suites), a comfortable dog-friendly bar and function room facilities for weddings, conferences,funeral teas and private functions.
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Previously known as the Arkle, our Michelin Starred restaurant was revamped in September 2008 and renamed 'Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor' in honour of our highly respected Executive Chef. This gourmet restaurant has retained its much coveted Michelin star since 1990 and is one of only 26 restaurants in the UK to be awarded 4 AA Rosettes. The exceptional menu changes seasonally, and the emphasis is on using the very best, fresh local produce in imaginative and innovative ways. The Ried...
After lapping up the medieval life in Chester city why not try a spot of modern day pampering to round your day off. Take your exhausted feet over to The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor and ease tourist-weary limbs at this peaceful sanctuary. Using luxurious brands, Darphin and Elemis, the spa therapists will usher you into one of their hushed treatment rooms, scattered with relaxing candles and soothing scents. Recline on a comfy treatment bed and indulge your body and senses – choose from a si...
Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
Explore the beautiful grounds of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. Simple parkland surrounds this monumental Penrhyn Castle and garden. Behind it is a fascinating walled garden with formal terrace, parterres, pools and gazebo. Below is a sloping lawn planted with old flowering trees, rhododendrons, camellias, shrubs and a long, hardy fuchsia pergola. There is a bog garden with giant maples, tree ferns and ...
Explore the hidden treasures of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. It is crammed with fascinating things including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It houses one of the best art collections in Wales, including paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto. The castle´s interiors are decorated with elaborate carvings, hand-made wallpapers and stained glass, and its furniture collection with ...
The Curious Kitchen at Aztec Hotel & Spa is a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Sourcing local produce to offer a unique menu from breakfast through to dinner. The Curious Kitchen also offers additional extras of brunch and afternoon tea.
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Aztec Hotel and Spa is a 4-star, purpose-built hotel catering for family breaks, meetings, events and weddings. It offers superb bedroom suites, a spa, gym and treatment rooms to help guests enjoy a supremely relaxing stay. Food and drink are a speciality, with extensive use of local supplies at The Curious Kitchen.
Explore the beautiful gardens of Plas Newydd Plas Newydd garden has both formal and informal styles. With magnificent views of the Snowdonia Peaks. The open-plan garden containing shrubs planted in the lawns to the more formal Italian-style garden to the front of the house. Where the conservatory once stood on the top terrace, there is now an arbour with water falling to a pool, with its Italianate fountain, on the bottom terrace. Major restoration of the Italiante garden is on-goin...
Explore Plas Newydd Plas Newydd is an impressive 18th century house by James Wyatt which is famous for housing Rex Whistler´s largest painting and an exhibition about his work. The interior is a mix of classical and Gothic and was restyled in the 1930s. There is also a military museum containing, uniforms and campaign relics of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. Set on the banks of the Menai Strait, with a fine spring garden, summer terr...
Perhaps taking its inspiration from the historic spa town of Cheltenham, the wellbeing retreat at Cheltenham Chase Hotel in Gloucestershire is designed for indulgent healing. This boutique hotel, overlooking the beautiful Cotswolds, will have sore sightseeing feet well tended to, sallow 9-5 complexions boosted and overworked minds fully relaxed. There's a terrific treatment menu of spa therapies and grooming services available to experience in two candlelit rooms – from signature rituals to b...
The excellent food and levels of service keep guests coming back to Dawson's Restaurant. The menu changes in line with the seasons, and makes use of the best Welsh produce, all prepared in-house by a talented team.
The Greenway Spa is the perfect playground for those who want some serious rural respite. Blending seemlessly with the serenity of its Cotswolds location, the luxurious and characterful Elan Spa is home to a fine crop of beauty names including Comfort Zone for top-to-toe relaxation and rejuvenation, Mama Mio for pre- and post-natal pampering, Nailtiques and Orly for finishing touches and The Natural Spa Factory for scrumptious seasonal spa scrubs. Situated within a historic Elizabethan manor ...
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
The Greenway's modern British cuisine focuses on wholesome and refined cooking and draws from the best of local produce. The a la Carte luncheon menu is designe
Chapel Spa is set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Cheltenham. Set in a 19th century Chapel, this independent day spa has a Mediterranean-style interior. Renowned as an escape from the everyday stresses of life and for its 50star customer care, the spa offers a range of treatments to suit everyone's lifestyle.
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Located a short walk from the hotel, the Spa has a large indoor pool with spa bath, steam room and sauna, gym, Club Room and five treatment rooms. Beauty and well-being treatments are offered using products by Aromatherapy Associate, Environ, Caci, Bioslimming, 5DFacial and Jessica Nails. Guests love the tranquil atmosphere and relaxing indoors or outside on the sunny terrace.
Being one of Birmingham's best attractions, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of the four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, playground, tearoom and garden gift shop all surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.
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Explore the stunning Gardens of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500 parks and gardens in England. Divided into three ballustraded terraces and separated from the park by a ha-ha, originally surrounded by an impressive pleasure garden planted with trees and shr...
Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and there is a sumptuously decorated private Chapel built by Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is surrounded by 500 acres of landscaped gardens. Conservatio...
Set in the core of the moving Cheshire field, the 18-opening Championship and Premier Golf Courses and 9-gap Arderne course have set up Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa as an unmistakable world class championship golf venue. With a decision of 3 brilliant courses, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is the principal decision for your golf occasion; a restrictive private capacity setting is additionally accessible.
When in Cheshire, indulge yourself. That's the motto at Macdonald Portal Hotel, nestled among the rolling countryside, where you're encouraged to take to the indulgent surroundings of its stunning spa. Kitted out with all the sumptuous mod-cons, there's a proper thermal suite including infrared sauna, rock sauna and aroma steam room for hot and cold sensations, and a tranquil 18m pool to swim your troubles away. Reward your skin with an ultra hydrating facial using Decleor formulations or bro...
The Rookery Hall hotel & Spa is designed to create a sense of warmth, security, luxury and blissful relaxation.
The Orangery Restaurant menus are inspired by their historic building and grounds which include their 70 year old kitchen herb garden, fruiting apple and damson trees and a small fig tree. This Redditch restaurants menus change seasonally and they use an abundance of locally sourced and grown ingredients from field, land and sea.
Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa's AA Rosette restaurant in Cheshire offers modern British favourites which showcase the best of the season's flavours.
Two hundred acres of parkland, views of Snowdonia – what's not to love about this handsome 17th century country house? Crystal chandeliers and open fireplaces g
Discover Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a grade II listed building in the heart of the city, its status as one of Britain's most important museums underlined by its prominent position. Opened in 1885 and now with more than 40 galleries for visitors to inspect, the museum is stuffed with fascinating objects, from fine art and jewellery to artefacts from ancient Greece and ethnographical finds. Birmingham's art gallery is most famous for ...
Lamphey Court Spa, set in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside, offers a full range of spa treatments and leisure facilities. Only the very best, most experienced therapists are selected, and the skin care brands in use have been carefully chosen to provide the most effective and beneficial treatments.
Offering an extensive range of treatments for both men and women, The Beauty Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Set in the heart of the Redland area of Bristol, this stylish gastropub sports first floor “supper rooms” available for private hire and an outdoor terrace in addition to the bar and handsome main dining area. Ex- Le Manoir chef Simon Bradley applies both classic and modern European cookery techniques to West Country produce. The a la carte menu includes dishes such as organic steak and kidney pie with creamed potatoes and Guinness gravy and roasted fillet of line caught cod with steamed spi...
Boutique manor with 2 AA rosette restaurant offering a scrumptious locally sourced Cotswolds menu served by a warm and welcoming team.
Discover the delightful family history of Coughton Court A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The house, in Alcester near Redditch, is home to a collection of Catholic treasures whose existence today is testimony to the resilience of a family who were leaders in a dangerous post-Reformation age of anti-catholicism. Peruse the portraits that line the walls of...
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West's leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
At the Limes they pride themselves on delivering high quality service; it starts with a warm welcome right through to desserts and coffees to finish.
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Discover the underwater world at Blue Planet Aquarium Blue Planet Aquarium provides an incredible voyage of discovery through the underwater world from freshwater lakes and streams to mangrove swamps, rocky shores, stunning coral reefs and mighty ocean depths. Blue Planet Aquarium has the largest collection of Sharks in Europe including awesome three-metre-long Sand Tiger Sharks in a 3.8 million litre Caribbean Reef viewable from a 70-metre underwater tunnel! Other displays are home t...
Set in the grounds of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House in Bristol with stunning countryside views, Marco Pierre White has created a superior steakhouse with a buzzy up-tempo atmosphere. It's a classy yet unpretentious affair. Tables are smartly laid with crisp white table linen and sparkling glassware and cutlery, and yet it's the type of restaurant where it's not frowned upon to order a pint with your steaks should you please. There's a private dining room for those more intimate events. T...
At The Lion Inn, you can enjoy delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food and a great selection of beer, wine and spirits in a beautiful, relaxing environment that dates back to the 15th Century. The Lion is a place you can walk into on your own or go with friends and family for coffee and cake, bar snacks, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, stay the night or the week and know that you will receive a warm welcome and be well looked after. The constantly changing menu can also be enjoyed a...
Discover the beautiful Aston Hall The grand Jacobean Aston Hall in Birmingham is municipally owned and now houses the best part of the city museum and art gallery's artefacts with period furniture, paintings, textiles and silver adorning its lovely rooms. Built between 1618 and 1635, the Aston has seen its fair share of historic moments – it was seriously damaged after an attack by parliamentary troops in 1643 and you can still see the hole in the staircase where a cannonball arrived ...
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Explore the Delights of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park One of Britain's Best coastal National Parks. It's a spectacular landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills, and a place of sanctuary for wildlife. People belong here, too. They have shaped the landscape over the centuries, leaving their mark in tombs and castles, crosses and cottages, quarries and quays. Today this is a living, working landscape where people and nature co-exist. The ...
The majesty of Crewe Hall, a mighty grade I listed house in Cheshire that's all marble fireplaces and stained glass windows, can be appreciated in more ways than its fine architecture. Step into the spa and revel in another sort of cultural escape – one that allows your mind and body to totally bliss out. Slink into the sauna and steam room and cleanse your mind of life's troubles, lay on the heated loungers and ease tired backs or retreat to the moody relaxation area and fall asleep in the w...
Discover Sarehole Mill, the inspiration for Lord of The Rings Principally known for its association with JRR Tolkien who used it as his inspiration for the Shire in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Sarehole Mill in Birmingham is one of only two working watermills in the city. Dating back to 1750, Sarehole now sits amidst the Birmingham suburbs yet the hustle and bustle of daily life feels far behind when you stroll along the millpond which is a home for flocks of kingfishers, mallar...
Idyllically positioned on the edge of the enchanting Delamere Forest, the award winning Fishpool Inn is a cosy, characterful inn dating back to the 18th century. Serving real ales from local micro-breweries, fine wines and freshly prepared food using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, the menu features traditional home comforts such as their popular 'Pie of the Day, along with modern British and European dishes and 12' pizzas freshly baked in their Woodstone Oven. The Fishpool is a...
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway takes you back to the age of steam, with stations dotted through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Broadway
Sitting in the heart of the Delamere countryside in rural Cheshire, Abbeywood Gardens are part of a 45-acre family estate. Whether you fancy a woodland stroll with the dog or want to inspect the beauty of the informal and formal gardens, this tranquil spot makes for a lovely day out. Do the 2km wildlife walk incorporating 27 acres of mature and newly-planted woodland, take in the spectacular views of the Utkinton Hills, take the children to the outdoor play area or just sit and have a relaxed...
Shugborough Estate is a rich blend of landscape, monuments, gardens and architecture, shaped by travel and adventure. Open under the National Trust since March 2017.
Explore the wonderful Georgian manor of Shugborough Estate Shugborough is the ancestral home of the 5th Earl of Lichfield, who as Patrick Lichfield is known worldwide as a leading photographer and part of the house is pays homage to its former resident. The 18th century house contains a fine collection of ceramics, silver, paintings and French furniture. In the original extensive servants´ quarters there is a working kitchen and laundry and a nearby brewery. The 18 acre Grade I listed...
One of the most beautiful hotels in the Cotswolds, Buckland Manor is set in ten acres of grounds in a peaceful corner of the village of Buckland.
An Elizabethan Cotswold Manor, the front unaltered for 400 years; played Trenwith House in the hugely popular Poldark. A real gem - Great for Group visits.
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The Lygon Bar & Grill is a relaxed and informal eating space at the heart of Broadway, set in the historic The Lygon Arms. The grill offers a seasonal British menu that celebrates fantastic local ingredients in a relaxed yet imaginative way. The highest-quality produce is at the heart of all dishes and has stemmed from friendly and sustainable relationships with Cotswolds suppliers, farmers and artisans to create a varied all-day dining menu.
Grown into the idyllic Cotswold countryside sits the Lygon Spa, a tranquil haven of peace away from the hustle and bustle. Guests are encouraged to have a swim in the indoor pool covered by a retractable roof, perfect for summer days, or relax and indulge in a range of treatments designed to let one unwind, rejuvenate and renew.
A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
The King's Arms is a cosy award-winning country inn nestled deep within the stunning Cotswold countryside. As a true countryside pub, they also serve delicious British cuisine using the best seasonal and locally sourced produce. The menu offers a wonderful range of dishes to satisfy every palette. Daily specials are handwritten on a blackboard and are cleverly complimented with a selection of lighter snacks. Set menus are also available. Sink into comfortable leather arm chairs while wa...
Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden A Cotswold home packed with unusual treasures collected by one Charles Wade, Snowshill Manor and Garden near Broadway in Gloucestershire is a brilliant day out. The house itself is a wonderland of interesting items but the garden is just as glorious (look out for many curiosities dotted about the grounds). This is just the perfect place to sit awhile and relax while the children run around playing hide and seek. Hidden vista...
Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden Set in the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor House was extended in Elizabethan times by adding a floor above the hall. It contains Charles Paget Wade´s extraordinary collection of craftmanship and design. There are toys, musical instruments, clocks, weavers and spinners tools and a large collection of Japanese Samurai armour. Wade installed old panelling, barrel vaults and a maze of passages and the whole house is filled with curi...
The course is free draining and never closes. There is a floodlit range and an adventure golf course full of waterfalls, rivers & caves. Click video below.
Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...
A friendly, local, steam railway bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast, the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the line was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam c...
The Tre-Ysgawen Spa is converted from Victorian stables and retains many of the original features including the Clock Tower, Built and equipped to the highest standards and is undoubtedly the finest in North Wales. Take a leisurely swim in the 16m swimming pool or relax in the Steam Room, Sauna, Whirlpool or Gymnasium. Be pampered in the Health and Beauty Suite or simply enjoy relaxing beside the pool. Treatments are carried out by fully qualified beauty and holistic therapists using the best...
Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park The magnificent formal gardens of Dyrham Park were laid out when the grand house was built but became unfashionable by the late 18th century. They were largely cleared away or filled in when the park was landscaped by Humphrey Repton and Charles Harcourt Masters. However, it is a joy to travel down the winding drive through the deer park until the house appears, wedged across the valley and facing out to the plain below. A bold formal terrace with ...
Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were furnished by Blathwayt. Due to his royal connections, the house became a showcase for Dutch decorative arts. On display are family portraits, paintings, delftware, furniture and a state bed made for the house. The restored Victorian domestic rooms include kitchen...
Explore Speke Hall and Gardens The gardens at Speke Hall are set in one of the most industrialised areas of South Liverpool, and despite this there is an air of being in the countryside. The restored, largely modern garden with its dry moat has spring bulbs, formal flower beds, a rose garden with many modern varieties, a summer borders and Stream garden. There are woodland walks and magnificent views of the Mersey basin and North Wales hills from The Bund. The National Trust is continu...
Explore Speke Hall and Gardens Speke Hall is a half-timbered house with a moat dating from 16th century, with the inside spanning many periods. The Great Hall and priest hole are wonderful examples of the Tudor era while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms are distinctively Victorian. This rambling house has an interesting collection of carved furniture, tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork. Some of the smaller rooms are hung with William Morris wallpapers showing the Victorian desire fo...
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. The season begins with thousands of Snowdrops and Daffodils followed by Forsythias. There is a National Collection of Arbutus along with a 150 year old lemon tree under glass. The fine views stretching across Exmoor, the Quantock...
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers were garrisoned in the Leather Gallery. Contents include family pictures, mahogany furniture and an important series of leather hangings depicting the story of Anthony and Cleopatra. The fine oa...
In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages. A beautiful setting for a fantastic day out.
Discover a world set in 28 acres of spectacular gardens where Dinosaurs and Animals roam together. Come and see Lions, Wolves, Sea Lions, Primates and more!
Situated in 365 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, and named after the meandering river that carves its way through the grounds, the Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant enjoys the most beautiful setting for any dining experience. The dining room of this golden-hued 14th century manor house is all chandeliered elegance. The kitchen garden supplements locally sourced produce for Chef Richard Davies' seasonal modern British menus. Wine flights from an award-winning wine list offer the oppor...
The Manor House Golf Club is nestled in 365 acres of Cotswold countryside, bordering the village of Castle Combe. The championship 18-hole golf course also houses The Clubhouse for food and drink, The Loft, the state of the art gym and The Waterfall Lodge suitable for overnight golf breaks.
Set in a charming Cotswolds village, this stylishly decked out old coaching inn is a real hidden gem. In good weather, you'll want to grab a seat in the spacious gardens, but dining inside is no hardship. Choose between the cosy bar with its painted stone walls or the spacious main dining room with polished wood floors, rugs, open fire place, button back leather banquettes, sturdy wooden chairs and some striking modern art. Heading up the kitchens is experienced and talented chef Anthony Ely,...
Nestled within four acres of stunning gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory is a Georgian house of honey-coloured stone close to the city of Bath.
The first and only spa by L'Occitane in the UK, The Garden Spa by L'Occitane offers a haven in which to escape and indulge. Designed to complement its natural surroundings, the spa offers a selection of luxurious treatments, with four tranquil treatment rooms, an indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, steam pod and sauna.
Restaurant Hywel Jones offers an outstanding dining experience. Executive Chef Hywel Jones has held a Michelin Star at the hotel since 2006
Not many spas in Britain lay claim to the elusive title of destination spa, but Lucknam Park Spa delivers a masterclass in treatments and design.
Explore the Beautiful Biddulph Grange Gardens James Bateman's Victorian Biddulph Grange Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent was beautifully restored by the National Trust and the result is a day out that allows you to journey the world via its plants. The garden has a number of themed areas so you will find yourself wandering from the Chinese Temple to the Egyptian Court and onto the Pinetum, the Dahlia Walk and the Himalayan Glen. There are tunnels, passageways and undulating paths that wea...
Home Place Cottages offers adult only weekend breaks for couples and groups of two to four people in five cosy country cottages. Home Place welcomes guests
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Bailbrook House in Bath offers an inspiring variety of culinary experiences to indulge in with Cloisters restaurant and the Conservatory.
One of Bath's longest established independent restaurant, Chef Chris Cleghorn has gained its first Michelin Star in 2018. The menu is based on five or seven-course tasting options with the possibility to choose a la carte. Discover an award-winning wine list and a bar offering a relatively unique spirit list.
Bath Aqua Glass have glassblowing demonstrations in their studio in Bath, twice a day from Monday to Saturday. It is family-friendly and a short walk from their central shop by the historic Bath Abbey
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Where better than the historic city of Bath, Britain's most famous Roman spa town and the country's original home of ‘wellness through water', to don your white robe and treat your mind and body to some sensory seduction. The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel marries the best of water-based healing including a deluxe hydro pool to help wash any tension away and seven candle-lit serene treatment rooms for a bit of couch-based pampering. Feel the busy modern world slip away as your well-trained therapis...
Menu Gordon Jones only runs a surprise tasting menu, decided by Gordon Jones, from which diners will experience contrasting flavours, textures and temperatures with English, Indian and Asian influences.
The Park Royal Hotel Spa is a perfect match for the glamorous Cheshire countryside, which is dotted with old-world villages and famous, affluent residents. This tranquil space has one goal: to get you fully pampered. On arrival you'll be handed a soothing drink and sweet pastry to help ease you into a slower pace before leading you to one of seven modern and comfortable treatment rooms where a host of Elemis therapies will whip you into shape. Looking to reduce wrinkles, bliss out to inner ho...
Discover the stunning gardens at Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum With more than 20 miles of footpaths to discover, a grand Victorian garden full of exotic flowers, walled garden stuffed with produce used in the tea room and a beautiful old house containing fascinating Victorian treasures, Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum is an Exmoor gem. Arlington, crouched in the wooded valley of the River Yeo, has been an estate held by the Chichester family...
Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of the Chichester family to collect things. From a 1cm long ship in a bottle to The Speaker's State Gold Coach on loan from the House of Parliament, there are thousands of items neatly codified and exhibited for your potte...
Arley Hall & Gardens is home to one of the finest gardens in Britain. Renowned for their vitality, variety and historical interest, The Gardens are celebrated for the wonderful double herbaceous border.
If guests are looking for a trip to somewhere with bountiful character, charm and interest then Arley Hall & Gardens is the perfect place. It delivers a warm and friendly welcome to all its visitors, as a much-loved family home.
Prior Park is a stunning landscaped garden in Bath, which dates back to the 18th century. Originally created by Ralph Allen, a local entrepreneur, the garden design was also influence by ‘Capability' Brown and also the poet, Alexander Pope. It contains one of only four Palladian bridges of this particular design in the world.
Country house display of early British modern British masters alongside interchanging displays of impressive treasures that tell the story of Tabley House.
Marwood is a very special private garden tucked secretly away in a North Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Well behaved dogs are welcome too! The gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
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Cottons Spa has the knack of making guests instantly forget the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives, whether they are there as a member, or on a Spa Day or Spa Break.
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Guests will immediately feel miles from hustle and bustle of city life when they arrive at Cottons Spa to enjoy their Spa Day or Spa Break. Cottons Spa is the perfect place to indulge in a little 'me-time' with one's partner, friends or family, or as a Member to use the Health Club.
Capesthorne Hall and Gardens are open Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays to the public between April and October. With formal gardens, lakes and woodland walk.
Capesthorne Hall, the home of the Bromley- Davenports since 1726, is a popular Jacobean stately home in Cheshire set in 100 acres of picturesque countryside.
Adam & Martine Fellows opened Goodfellows in 2004. The cuisine features modern Mediterranean dishes fused with locally sourced produce from Somerset and fish fresh from Brixham. Fish is the Adam's speciality and his 5 course tasting menu is a must for visitors.
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Holistic spa treatments, hydrotherapy & heated outdoor pools & countryside views from the hot tub - it's a truly calming space. Day spa guests welcome.
Explore a An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion at Tatton Park One of the most complete historic estates, Tatton Park was rebuilt in the late 18th century by Samuel Wyatt. The collections include family portraits, paintings, books, china, glass, silver and Egerton furniture specially commissioned from Gillow. The walls of the music room are hung with cherry-red silk damask. The library has a collection of over 8000 books with movable stairs, chairs and card tables. The gar...
Dan Ingram worked for Heton Blumenthal for three years before taking up the position of head chef of this historic Wiltshire pub, just off the Thames Path. The 17th century building retains much of its period charm including Roaring log fires, historic bric-a-brac, and a pub garden and it welcomes drinkers with open arms. There's homemade pub fare like honey and mustard roast ham, free range eggs and triple cooked chips in the bar, but head for the restaurant for a full three course meal made...
Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates. It is home to a Medieval Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes combine to make Tatton one of the most popular family days out in the North West.
The Saunton Sands Spa and leisure facilities offers a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Why not treat yourself to some massage therapy, beneficial for a range of conditions, with aromatherapy, reflexology, stone massage and more. Talented stylists at the fully equipped hair salon are always on hand to help you discover a new look. Guests can also use the extensive range of leisure facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, minin gym, squash court, tennis ...
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Discover the Beautiful Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and village Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and converted into a country house in the mid-16th century, the cloisters and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely intact. On the closure of the monastery it passed to William Sharington. The Strong Room has an important Renaissance carved stone table, supported by 4 satyrs. Various paintings, furniture and a group of watercolours are also on display. The stable courtyard ho...
Discover the Breathtaking Views of Exmoor National Park Sitting across 267 square miles in south west Britain, Exmoor National Park engulfs an enormous variety of landscapes, from moorland, woodland and valleys to soaring cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel and rolling farmland. There is an excellent path network that traverses high moors and pretty wooded valleys for walkers, a winding network of bridleways and lanes perfect for horse-riding and terrific climbing opportunities. Stu...
Traditional Farmhouse Cuisine With A Gastro Twist. Using only the finest, freshest local ingredients, sourced from local independent suppliers, The Kitchen promises to offer diners a wealth of gastronomic delights. Our menu has been lovingly and thoughtfully created by World Champion Head Chef, Sandor Szucs, making use of the hotel's freshly planted herb garden, which boasts herb troughs, herb banks and herb wheels.
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Explore a beautiful English country garden at The Courts Garden The Courts Garden is a delightful English country garden showcasing some of the UK'S best gardening. Take a stroll through the beautiful colour-coordinated flower bed and admire the wonderful variety of trees, shrubs and naturally planted spring bulbs. The water garden contains a rectangular lily pond surrounded by pale Iris Sibirica and an earlier creation of a dye pond. Borders are enclosed with Yew, Beech and Holly. T...
Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.
Discover the beautiful gardens of Dunham Massey Dunham Massey, one of the North West´s great plantsman´s gardens with richly planted borders and majestic trees, as well as an 18th century orangery, Victorian bark-house and an old well-house. There is an unusual moss garden, bog gardens, winding shrubberies, azaleas, hydrangeas, blue poppies, hostas, rhums, giant lilies and rodgersias. A wide range of shade and moisture loving plants are set amongst the lawns, mixed borders and woodla...
Take a look round the magnificent Georgian mansion house and ancient Mill. Take a stroll around the medieval Deer park which is open all year round and see why Dunham has gained the title of site of 'Site of special scientific interest'. With a shop, Restaurant and café, enjoy lots of family-friendly fun at Dunham.
Hop along to Hare Hill Garden Hare Hill Garden is a charming wooded and walled garden set amid rolling parkland.
50 acres of historic parkland set against the breath-taking 18th century Palladian Mansion house built as the Earl of Fortescue's family home, with temples, fol
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Roger Saul, the founder of Mulberry, is the creative talent behind the gardens at Kilver Court, in Somerset. With a 100 metre herbaceous border, a subtropical island and a formal parterre, there is much to be admired and explored.
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Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.
Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland.
Explore the History of the Industrial Revolution at Quarry Bank, Cheshire The Georgian working water powered cotton mill still spins and weaves cotton to be sold. There are demonstrations of a spinning jenny and mule in action, alongside the most powerful working waterwheel in Europe, and one of the earliest steam-powered beam engines. Explore the newly restored gardens and admire the picturesque Cheshire setting. There is a constantly changing programme of events so there is always ...
Buff Urban Day Spa can be found in Taunton, Somerset. Opening in December 2007 the spa is renowned for it's range of treatments and customer service. Winning awards for Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and silver for Best Spa & Wellbeing Experience in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards.
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Located right in the centre of Frome, the Archangel has an excellent reputation for its vibrant, warm hospitality, top quality restaurant food and quirky but first class accommodation. First recorded as an Inn in 1311, The Archangel despite extensive renovations still reveals its medieval history with ancient beams and walls. Modern touches have been added such as suspended glass mezzanine cube, Italian-made mustard yellow chairs and zinc-topped bar. The Archangel serves classic seasona...
This chic, eclectic restaurant, Bar, Cafe is open all day. From coffee to cocktails, pop in and catch up with friends. The extensive menu offers a feast of local produce from healthy (Kale salad with red onion, pearl couscous, chickpea, roasted peppers, walnut dressing) to hearty (Beer battered haddock with chunky chips and minted peas), and puds are to die for! This really is a restaurant to be enjoyed at anytime of day, with anyone you choose.
Discover the land before time at Avebury Probably one of England's best known tourist attractions (and a World Heritage Site), Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles in Wiltshire. The site has much to thank archaeologist Alexander Keiller, known as the marmalade millionaire thanks to his breakfast creation, who opened a museum here to display much of the findings of the site in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury manor where he lived. A wonderful t...
Longleat is characterised by its Elizabethan architecture and is surrounded by 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped grounds. It is home to the UK's original Safari Park and a wealth of impressive attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure. Here, guests can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals.
The grounds and gardens at Longleat cover 900 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, as well as formal gardens by George London. The stables and Orangery were designed by renowned architect, Wyatville, and the Secret Garden is the work of Russell Page.
Take a look at a time gone by at Longleat House, a superb example of Elizabethan architecture, and one of the country's finest stately homes. Home to sixteen generations of the Thynn family, the 7th Marquess of Bath is perhaps one of Longleat's most famous residents.
Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a water lily pool and topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, swathes of hellebores, trilliums and delightful seasonal colours. Famous and deliciously simple pool garden inside hedges. There is a fully productive Victorian walled garden and attractive woodland walks...
Explore Knightshayes Court Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his wallpapers and fabrics, depicting flowers and butterflies. On display are a collection of family portraits, furniture and 17th-century majolica, and also the original designs by Burges. The garden features a lily pond, t...
Explore the magnificent Lyme Park, Surrounded by stunning Parkland Lyme Park is a 17 acre high-Victorian garden boasting impressive, colourful bedding schemes, an Edwardian rose garden, Jekyll-style herbaceous border of hot colours, a ravine garden with a stream, rhododendrons, azaleas, ferns, and a reflection lake, There is a fine orangery with two ancient camellias, a spectacular sunken Dutch garden with clipped box and ivy. The garden is surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 1...
A classic English country house and garden, Lyme sits in 1400 acres of moorland and deer park with views across Manchester and the Cheshire plain.
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens The impeccable topiary that lines the path leading to Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, Somerset, says it all about this simple, beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. The house was once the home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte who used the Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies as inspiration for his plantings and is now a delightful mix of shrubs, roses and perennials, thanks to a restoration project by Sir Walter Jenner. The herbaceous bo...
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and improved upon until the family were forced to sell in 1755. Highlights include the wonderful little chantry chapel used to hold masses to pray for the souls of family members, the Great Chamber ceil...
Dartington Crystal has something for all of the family. The factory experience lets you see and hear the fascinating story of over 50 years of craftsmanship. Ta
More than 500 years old, this family home has many stories to tell about the intriguing Heskeths. The Victorian garden is a relaxing and enjoyable space, with colour throughout the season.
Discover a beautiful Tudor house with stunning Edwardian gardens Rufford Old Hall is one of Lancashire´s finest 16th century buildings, famed for its Great Hall with an intricately carved moveable wooden screen and dramatic hammerbeam roof. On display are a collection of arms and armour from various European countries, and heraldic decoration. Also various other collections including Japanese and Chinese ceramics, stained glass from various periods, prints and watercolours of local in...
The Victorian walled kitchen garden at Clovelly Court Gardens has been carefully restored, with its organically-grown produce offered for sale.
This fascinating, historic fishing village is a unique destination, once owned by the Queen of England.
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Explore One of Britain's best Gardens Set in the verdant Torridge Valley in Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden with glorious displays for every season, meaning people return time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out. From Lady Anne´s original garden to the rose gardens (with over 200 varieties), the fruit and vegetable garden, the arboretum, lake and bog garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Combine your visit with one...
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Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll designed Barrington Court towards the end of her career in 1917 (she created over 400 gardens in the UK) and it is a garden of different character rooms. Wander through the hot room which is a blissful mix of lilies, dahlias and vibrant orange, red and yellow ann...
The Halcyon Spa at Bishopstrow House is nestled in the heart of Wiltshire, near the town of Warminster. The spa is renowned for its range of facilities, treatments and customer care. Guests will love the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, which are open all year round, and the wide variety of treatments on offer.
The Bull & Bear is located in the former trading room of the old Northern Stock Exchange. The menus are created by Tom Kerridge and his Executive team.
Packed with historical facts and fascinating stories, tours of Chetham's Library are lead by our expert volunteers from Monday to Friday. Advance booking is highly recommended as visitor numbers to these delicate ancient buildings are carefully restricted.
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This fantastic family day out is perfect in any weather and opens throughout winter (check for exact days & times). There's something for everyone: rollercoasters, huge death slides and laser shooting to bird of prey displays, dodgems and sci-fi memorabilia. All rides and shows included in one entry fee - and in the holidays you'll love the special events too!
Explore Stourhead House and Gardens Stourhead is a fine example of English landscape gardens from the 18th century, re-planted in the 19th century with Conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Follow a route anti-clockwise around the lake to gradually experience the sequence of arcadian images. There is always another vision to attract the eye: the Temple of Flora, Temple of Apollo, rock bridge or a Gothic rustic cottage and grotto to name but a few. From the late 1700s new plants were i...
Discover Stourhead House Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare family portraits. The interior includes an outstanding Regency library designed by Colt Hoare in 1792 and decorated with paintings of classical scenes and furniture by Chippendale the Younger. In the gardens are classical temples, including the Pantheon and Te...
Fresh produce is a passion of the owners and under the guidance of Head Chef Tom Butt the hotel offers simple good food served with flair
Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of oppos...
Diggerland Devon is one of the most unique and exciting theme parks in the UK, offering children and adults the chance to experience what it's like to ride and operate real JCBs and construction vehicles.
Hillbrush has been manufacturing cleaning equipment in Mere, Wiltshire, since 1922. In April 2017 we launched our visitor centre, Visit Hillbrush, incorporating our gift shop of cleaning and personal grooming products, our amazing locally sourced restaurant with an extensive menu of delicious meals, drinks and snacks, and our interactive brushmaking museum.
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Visit Hillbrush is located in Mere, Wiltshire and offers a fantastic restaurant, shop and museum.
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“The Ridges”, built in the late 1700' s by local landowners the Standish-Langtree family, has had only a handful of owners since then. In1880 the house and land was bought by John Haslem Gillett, a wealthy cotton mill owner with many mills around Lancashire. The surrounding six acres of land was developed into a walled kitchen garden planted with fruit trees, and the rest was developed into landscaped gardens, lawns, glades,including many different species of rhododendrons, and woodlands. Th...
Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and purples and backed by balustraded, pinnacled walls and fine pavilions.