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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Northern England

Northern England is where you'll find stunning scenery and charming towns and villages. Explore the Yorkshire Dales, visit the many museums and historic buildings, stay in an array of accommodation to suit all tastes from hotels to B&Bs, and enjoy activities for all ages from shopping to theatre. Places to Visit in Northern England The Fenwick and Clocktower at Rudding Park are listed below.
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Over 250 years old, the historic and atmospheric pub has an old world charm. In the Lune Valley, between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, the Fenwick is a perfect place to relax in front of the fire and enjoy our daily changing menu; even better stay the night in their 5-star pub with rooms and enjoy an extra after dinner drink!
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The 2 AA Rosette Clocktower Restaurant at Rudding Park Hotel is one of Yorkshire's top restaurants. The menu is filled with modern British dishes, with producers and suppliers all selected from within 75 miles of Rudding Park. Rudding Park's own kitchen garden produces more than 100 different salads, herbs, fruits and edible flowers, for use in the kitchen at the Clocktower Restaurant. Dining is available in the main restaurant, or in the conservatory. In the summer months, the outdoor ...
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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...
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Once you enter Thrybergh Park you know you've arrived at a special place. Rolling fairways edged by mature trees line the long driveway which meanders through the course to the club house. The greenkeepers pride themselves on presenting a course to be proud of. It is varied, not too long, yet full of surprises satisfying the most discerning of golfers.
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Nestled in the beautiful Pendle countryside, the Alma Inn is bursting with character and charm. It feels like you're stepping back in time with stone floors, or
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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...
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The Traddock is an award-winning restaurant set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Open-minded as to what makes a fine meal, the team has a passion for sourcing and preparing the finest foods around and the restaurant has partnered with many local producers who supply the kitchens with the best ingredients that Yorkshire has to offer.
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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...
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The Burlington Restaurant combines classic style with modern British menus, to create a fantastic dining experience and seasonal tasting menus.
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A challenging test, the 6,456 yard par 71 undulating Scarcroft course is set in spectacular wooded parkland. The names of the holes reflect the natural beauty of the rural setting starting with the formidable opener, the Jubilee Oak, which measures 440 yards and continuing with Badger's Wood, Hawthorns, Poplars and Forest Hill. Poplars, at 412 yards is a tough par four and watch out for the 442 yard 10th, aptly named Long while there is a long hole to finish as well with a 510 yard par five. ...
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Step back in time and explore the history of Brodsworth Hall Brodsworth Hall, once an opulent Victorian Hall, offers a fascinating insight into the changing fortunes of a previously wealthy family, with many of the original fixtures and fittings still in place. Crimson silk, chandeliers and vast gilt-framed mirrors are among the many lavish features of Brodsworth Hall, but this is no pristine showcase. Brodsworth has been preserved with the patina of wear, showing how the family and th...
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Offering cruises on the Lake District's stunning Ullswater, Ullswater Steamers operates year round, with one of the largest heritage fleets in the world. Taking in some of the area's finest views and destinations, these cruises are a must-do for anyone visiting the Lakes.
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At the 1783 they bring fresh, locally sourced ingredients together to create a menu that combines the vision of their Chef's, with the rich history of North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. The 1783 re-launched in 2018 with a stunning new look, new Manager, new menu and new Chef to bring high quality, authentic food to Reeth.
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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 ...
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Explore The North York Moors National Park The great variety of landscapes in the North York Moors is what truly makes it unique and gives it a character which so many people can enjoy. You can experience the vast open space of moorland, listen to the call of the upland birds, walk for miles and miles or sit and watch the world go by. All around are the signs of past generations, historic abbeys, embattled castles, churches, crosses, ancient routes.
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Brancepeth Castle has some of the finest par threes and can claim to be one of the North-East's most picturesque courses. Designed by Harry Colt and at 6,400 yards and with a par of 70 it's a sound test. The first thing you notice are the rippling fairways and the second, ninth and 10th (played in the shadow of the castle) are three of the hardest par threes around. The latter two are close to 200 yards and play across a deep ravine which weaves through the course. The clubhouse is entered t...
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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...
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The Broad Chare has won accolades and awards from a whole heap of judges, including the Good Food Guide 2018, Hardens Best UK Restaurants 2018 and the AA Pub Guide 2017. Taking the best of a traditional pub and blending it with modern touches, The Broad Chare offers a simple, warm gastropub experience that keeps people coming back for more.
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There are two restaurants at Gilpin Hotel - the acclaimed, Michelin-starred HRiSHi, and a more casual dining restaurant called Gilpin Spice. At HRiSHi, chef Hrishikesh Desai takes the very best regional produce and adds his own unique Asian twist, to create dishes with stunning flavours and textures. In Gilpin Spice, the focus is on the spice trail, with dishes influenced by food and flavours from India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China and the Philippines.
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Explore an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, located four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. No other site in Europe contains such a rich variety of historic monuments set in such a beautiful landscape. The Cistercian Abbey, Georgian Water Garden, Medieval Deer Park, Elizabethan Hall and Victorian Church all offer the visitor an apparelled opportunity to apprec...
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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...
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The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley's art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races. In 1977 the Shipley began collecting contemporary art made in Britain. O...
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Take the lead and follow your instinct to discover "one of the top eight distilleries to visit before you die".
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Based in the historic old courthouse, in the market place in Ambleside, this gallery occupies three floors. Having established a strong reputation for supporting high quality arts and craft workmanship, the Old Courthouse Gallery continues to represent all that is good about contemporary arts in the Lake District and the UK in general. The range of work displayed is extensive and covers multiple media - woodworking, wall art, glass, ceramics, metal sculpture and jewellery. Whether you ...
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The Leven Restaurant at Crathorne Hall was once the original dining room of the mansion house boasting high ceilings and wood panelling, an ideal dinner setting
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A traditional white washed inn houses this award winning restaurant with rooms. Clubby leather sofas and armchairs in front of an inglenook fireplace provide a comfortable venue to peruse the menu before entering one of the two dining rooms, each with their own distinct and individual character. The kitchen's philosophy is to use the finest ingredients available, sourced locally where possible, to create simple modern British cuisine where flavour and quality are the benchmarks. Being predomi...
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Discover the beautiful gardens at Harewood House The garden landscape at Harewood House was determined by the designer Capability Brown in the mid 1700s when the foundations for the Palladian Country House were being laid out. The restored Victorian parterre and flower borders have panormaic views over the beautiful parkland. In the 1840s Sir Charles Barry was commissioned to design grand improvements, the Terrace Garden being one of these. In the Lower Terrace the Herbaceous Border wit...
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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.
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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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There's nothing more seductive than spa-ing in scenic surroundings, and on the banks of Lake Windermere experience unforgettable downtime at Macdonald Old England Hotel. The location couldn't be more perfect: take in views over mature lawns or spot the private jetties go by on the beautiful waters. Inside the spa, cool leather lounges woo tired souls to snuggle up in ambient environs while a host of expert Elemis therapies, performed in hushed and cosseting treatment rooms, guarantee your min...
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Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city centre gem of an attraction has much, much more to see and will keep visitors from 1 to 100 fascinated, such is the eclectic mix of exhibits, many pleasingly hands-on. Tyne and Wear was a pow...
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Built around a 13th century pele tower, Levens Hall and Gardens are to be found at the gateway to the Lake District National Park. Levens Hall is home to the world's oldest, and the largest, topiary gardens.
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Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, West Yorkshire, offers guests a selection of culinary experiences. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea or indulgent Sunday lunch.
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The FYR restaurant offers guests the ultimate dining experience. The new design has been inspired by the restaurant's Lakeland landscape, and the open fire grill brings an authentic style of cooking.
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14.6 miles from the centre of Northern England
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.
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Explore the tranquillity of East Riddlesden Hall East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th century manor house and buildings which have distinctive architectural details. The Hall has a gigantic fireplace with classical columns on either side. The house has a wonderful collection of oak furniture, pewter, needlework, textiles and fine 17th century embroidery. The 17th century Great Barn with its oak frame is one of the finest in the north of England. The gardens are a carpet of colour all year w...
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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.
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Unveil the historic life of a Victorian country house Brodsworth Hall was built in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990. The pleasure gardens have been restored, and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here. Wander around this beautiful Victorian country house, roam th...
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Appleby Castle has its roots in Roman times and is one of the few Norman castles in the UK to have been lived in continuously since its construction. The ramparts dug in 1095, the Keep, portcullis door, inner bailey walls, round tower and great hall of this motte and bailey all form the character of this relic from medieval England.
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Lancashire's Leighton Hall is the family home of the Gillows, the noted furniture makers. Fascinating and enjoyable tours of the house are available, and there are glorious gardens and parkland to explore, as well as woodland trails. Afternoon teas are available, and there a regular displays of birds of prey.
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Purveyors of true English style spa is surely the trademark of Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms Hotel. Set in wonderful seclusion in picture postcard Helmsley
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Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect base for exploring Leeds, just a short distance away from the hotel. With brilliantly designed spaces, bedrooms offering a warm homely feel and an amazing night's sleep and fantastic spa facilities, there is something for everyone.
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The Devonshire Spa blends into an aged barn, adjacent to the Devonshire Arms Hotel. There are four therapy rooms, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room.
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This modern fine dining restaurant is full of surprises. The A La Carte Menu and 6 course Tasting Menu both change regularly. The extensive wine selection complements the food perfectly with the option of wine pairing to accompany the Tasting Menu.
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Discover the manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone built 17th century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington´s direct ancestors. There are displays on George Washington, and how the Hall was saved with American support. The rooms are furnished in Jacobean style with a fine collection of oil paintings, delftware and heavily carved oak furniture. ...
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The Devonshire Fell's 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers spectacular food, with a relaxed and stylish interior and far reaching views of the Yorkshire Dales.
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Country house display of early British modern British masters alongside interchanging displays of impressive treasures that tell the story of Tabley House.
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The Inn at South Stainley, is a stylish country pub with rooms. Following a six-month refurbishment, they opened August 2017, not just as an atmospheric pub and
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Headlam Spa is a rural retreat in the picturesque countryside of Teesdale and stands next to the superb Headlam Hall Hotel, a Jacobean mansion steeped in character. The facilities include a 14m deck-level pool with water jet feature, outdoor hydrotherapy spa pool, sun terrace, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, studio and 5 luxury treatmetn rooms. The design reflects the rural surroundings with a contemporary edge; earthy colours, natural stone, bespoke joinery and stunning mosaic tiles a...
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Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa's AA Rosette restaurant in Cheshire offers modern British favourites which showcase the best of the season's flavours.
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The Rookery Hall hotel & Spa is designed to create a sense of warmth, security, luxury and blissful relaxation.
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There are few things more welcoming that a glowing log fire in the quintessential cosy English pub and this is precisely what greets you when you enter the Rose and Crown. Once settled in one of the snug armchairs it would be very tempting not to move for the rest of the evening. However, this would mean missing the oak panelled dining room bathed in romantic candlelight and, of course, the wonderful food served there. The four course menu could start with seared king scallops with leek ris...
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With four UK locations, Diggerland offers children and adults the chance to ride, drive and play with construction vehicles, including diggers and dumpers. With fun-filled action and adventure, it's a brilliant family day out.
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Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle, home of the Pennington family since 1208, is probably built on Roman foundations. Anthony Salvin remodelled the Castle in the 1860s. The Great Hall is filled with paintings and heraldic windows, and the Octagonal Library rises to a Gothic vault. In the Dining Room, complete with restored leather wall-coverings, the family silver and an ornamental set of Derby porcelain are displayed. Florentine bronzes, fin...
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This small but important gallery on Newcastle's New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th century paintings and world class watercolours. The pre-Raphaelite paintings are worth the trip alone. But there is contemporary work here too with Moore's Seated Woman: Thin Neck, Gaugin's The Br...
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Explore the stunning Nostell Priory and Parkland Nostell Priory was built in 1733 for Sir Rowland Winn, the house is an architectural masterpiece by James Paine. The State Rooms were later completed by Robert Adam, and are magnificent examples of 18th century interior style. It houses one of England´s best collections of Chippendale furniture, designed specially for the house, an outstanding art collection with works by Angelica Kauffmann and Peter Brueghel the Younger, and the John H...
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Whether you're looking to enjoy the very best in British luxury dining or experience Pan-Asian cuisine bursting with flavour, Seaham Hall and its restaurants are amongst the most exclusive places to eat in Durham. The ever-changing menus feature only the freshest, local ingredients, while their dedicated team and fabulous location promise a unique and truly unforgettable dining experience.
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As the Lake District builds its reputation as an epicurean escape, Linthwaite House is proud to introduce ‘Stella', an innovative restaurant where visitors can sample locally sourced and organic produce that showcases Cumbrian fare. Food is influenced by international celebrity chef, Ritu Dalmia, and her Italian cooking.
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Become inspired at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Studley Royal Water Garden is a serenely beautiful landscape garden. Featuring one of the best water gardens in England, originally laid out in the 1700s in the sheltered River Skell. At the lower end are reflecting moon ponds, a formal canal, grotto springs, sculptures, a rustic bridge and the Temple of Piety. Higher up, contrived vistas bounce across the valley, culminating in the picturesque vision of ruined Founta...
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St Vincent is a small cosy wine bar, inspired by places found while traveling in France and Italy. It's the sort of place for friends to hang out and enjoy great food and great drinks.
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Escape to the Tranquility of Rievaulx Abbey Deep in the beautiful wilderness of the North Yorkshire Moors lies the serenity of the Rievaulx Abbey. Founded in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England. The extensive ruins of the Abbey have been preserved to provide a fascinating insight into the Abbey's history. The collection includes medieval floor tiles, stone sculpture, late medieval cutlery and other finds from the abbey. With a new interactive vis...
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One of the country's top destination spas and the first eco-spa in the UK, Titanic Spa is a place where guests instantly unwind and indulge in an array of spa treatments and wellness facilities.
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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...
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Welcome to The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village. Escape to an award winning luxury Spa Hotel, where you can enjoy soothing treatments, outdoor hot tubs, a stunni
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Seaton Carew Golf Club is the 10th oldest club in England, founded in 1874. Located on a stretch of windswept land to the north of the River Tees, the course is renowned for its quick draining sandy soil and tightly mown fairways.
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Nostell is an 18th-century treasure house with a landscaped garden and parkland, stretching over 300 acres and taking in wildflower meadows, lakes and woodland. It boasts Robert Adam interiors, John Harrison's longcase clock, and one of the best collections of Thomas Chippendale furniture in the country.
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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...
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Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion, built around a 13th century Pele tower, converted into a gentleman´s residence and home of the Bagot family, containing fine panelling, plasterwork and period furniture. Also paintings by Rubens, Lely and Cuyp and antique Cordova leather wall hangings. The earliest English patchwork is on display along with Napoleonic memorabilia and other fascinating objects. The world famous topiary gardens laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, can be seen along with ...
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Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre offers contemporary exhibitions of local and international artists, and also offers an insight into the history of Bury. The centre also offers a full calendar of events and activities to suit all interests.
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Rothay Manor Fine Dining offers modern British cuisine, holding 3AA rosettes the restaurant offers 5 & 9 course tasting menus with vegetarian options for both.
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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...
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Bolton Castle is one of the Country's best preserved Medieval Castles, originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land.
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The Garden Spa is a luxury spa on the edge of the Lake District Our philosophy is simple; from the moment you arrive we want you to enjoy feeling totally relaxed and indulged. Whether you are spending a couple of hours, a day or a Spa break with us, you are escaping the everyday and entering a world of calm and well-being. Just like you our treatment menu is unique, with most treatments being suitable for both men and women aged 16 and over, our carefully selected product houses now inc...
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Discover 'the Downton of the north' at Gawthorpe Hall Gawthorpe Hall was built in the early 17th century for Sir Richard Shuttleworth although the family owned the estate for 200 years before. Much of the original plasterwork remains and the long gallery is hung with early 17th century portraits. Many of the paintings are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Several rooms contain an exhibition of needlework, lace, textiles and costumes collected by the late Hon. Rachel Kay-Shutt...
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Hop along to Hare Hill Garden Hare Hill Garden is a charming wooded and walled garden set amid rolling parkland.
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A luxury 4-star hotel, set in the tranquil, stunning scenery of the Borrowdale Valley. If you wish to relax and enjoy some of the finest fell views and walking available in the Lakes, treat yourself to a stay at this 4-star country house hotel.
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Each season head chef David Sotheran creates a delicious al la carte restaurant menu using many local ingredients, from Yorkshire's abundant larder. Enjoy a fine dining experience in award-winning Chaloner's Restaurant, with traditional décor and views of the grounds and countryside, served by a friendly team delivering great service.
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Discover the facinating Harewood House Harewood House is a stunning house designed by John Carr, completed in 1772, with exquisite interiors by Robert Adam. The furniture throughout is by Thomas Chippendale together with art collections that include Renaissance masterpieces, Turner watercolours and family portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds. HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, lived here until her death in 1965 and a collection of items from her lifetime are on display. Set in ma...
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Bathe in Beauty and Wellbeing Discover the sanctuary of our pool and spa, and feel your cares melt away... Lakeside is the only Aveda destination spa in England, offering a complete range of facial and body treatments to purify, nourish and revitalise. In our private treatment rooms, skilled therapists restore body and mind - leaving you renewed, refreshed and glowing with radiance. Our pool and relaxation area are visually stunning with etched glass panels of Lakeland landscapes creat...
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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...
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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.
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Set on the banks of the river Hodder within the Duchy of Lancaster's Estate, this 17th century rural inn has wonderful views over the Forest of Bowland. The handsome riverside restaurant with its linen covered tables and open fireplace offers a refined but relaxed dining experience. Starters range from the sophisticated seared king scallops, blush roast tomatoes, cucumber and feta salad to the substantial grilled Bury blackpudding, grain mustard mash, home-made baked beans and brown sauce. Ma...
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Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle and gardens described by John Ruskin as the `Gateway to Paradise´with over 70 acres of glorious gardens set around the castle, featuring plants and trees from all over the world. Spectacular, monstrously tall, early-flowering rhododendrons, camellia and azalea collections set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District fells. Don´t miss these in April & May, or `Bluebell Heaven´ in April. No matter ...
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Established for over two decades, The Lamplighter offers a choice of dining options. On a chilly night, head for the cosy bar where you'll find the open fire blazing, or if you're in the mood for a full on gastronomic experience try the handsomely appointed high ceilinged Victorian restaurant. There's a veranda and sunken terrace for al fresco dining when the weather's agreeable too. There's a comforting feel to many of the dishes here - start with haggis bon bons, with English mustard mayon...
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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.
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The Lake Edge Restaurant at Storrs Hall offers a dinner menu that changes with the seasons. Storrs Hall works with dedicated local suppliers and food producers. This practice reduces food miles and ensures that you have the opportunity to enjoy the very best quality produce this beautiful region has to offer.
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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...
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Explore the Stunning Beauty of The Yorkshire Dales National Park The Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It's a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife. This special place is a favourite destination for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders alike and for those who want to explore the lovely villages, find out more about the Dales' booming industrial p...
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Feversham Arms is a luxury hideaway, nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire. Perfect for you to retreat, relax, indulge and sample true Yorkshire hospitality.
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Explore The Lake District National Park The Lake District National Park, tucked into the north west corner of England, hardly needs any introduction, such is its fame across the UK as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain. Whether you create an itinerary of activities for your holiday including everything from canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and white water rafting or simply tie up your walking boots and set off on a random adventure, this place is hard to beat for sheer b...
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North Lakes Hotel's spa is a haven for the senses with all guests need to feel rather special. With a renowned range of treatments using Caudalie products, guests will experience world-class delivery. With great customer care, guests will love the experience on offer.
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The Restaurant @ Applegarth Villa in Windermere, the Lake District for relaxed dining and delicious, seasonal food. Adult only so complete escapism.
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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...
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Take a Stroll through Acorn Bank Garden Acorn Bank Garden, a pretty walled garden in Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, is home to more than 200 species of herbs plus some delightful fruit orchards. A National Trust property, this is a classic English attraction with wonderful views across Eden Valley to the Lake District - all green fields, bright yellow cereal crops and grazing sheep. Take a stroll along Crowdundle Beck (look out for wildlife scuttling across your path en route) to r...
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Thorpe Park Hotel's spa is a haven for the senses with all you need to feel rather special. With a renowned range of treatments using Caudalie products, guests will experience world-class delivery. With great customer care, guests will love the experience on offer.
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There's a choice of experiences at this charming 17th century inn. Downstairs in the cosy bar with its red painted walls and corner banquette, there's an extens
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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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The spa at Wood Hall Hotel offers a variety of indulgent ELEMIS treatments from experienced therapists with spa day and break packages available.
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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...
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The multi-award winning Assheton Arms is located in the unspoilt conservation village of Downham near Clitheroe in Lancashire. Recent award wins include being named the Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year and being listed in the Good Food Guide and County Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide. The Grade II listed building can cater for up to 130 covers and is the flagship Seafood Pub Company venue. It is perfect for family meals out or for anyone who has been exploring the Lancas...
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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...
14.6 miles from the centre of Northern England
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.
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Explore acres of stunning woodland, run wild and free in our adventure play area or meet exotic birds and animals, no two visits to Thorp Perrow Arboretum are the same! Covering 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England, including 5 National Collections.
in Northern England
The Angel Inn has a long and illustrious history. As the original gastropub, it has always led the way and done things differently. It seems perfectly appropriate that this legendary Yorkshire Dales establishment continues to break new ground. The arrival of Michael Wignall as chef patron put the tiny hamlet of Hetton firmly back on the culinary map.
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From its stone exterior, the Punch Bowl looks like a typical Lake District inn. Inside things are rather different. High-backed chocolate brown leather chairs, sparkling white linen and polished oak flooring give the dining room a decidedly modern feel. The menu adheres to the local/seasonal mantra, albeit it with a European twist. Begin with Cumbrian air dried ham with parmesan and rocket salad or baked Cumbrian Cheddar cheese and spring onion soufflé. Main courses might include duck breast ...
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Renishaw Hall and Gardens has been the home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. Each generation has left their mark on the estate, from Sir Sitwell Sitwell's additions to the hall, including the Ballroom and Drawing Room, to Sir George Sitwell laying out the Italianate gardens. Renishaw makes a relaxing day out for all the family.
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Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak furniture, culminating in the magnificent Inlaid Chamber. On display are collections of family portraits and ceramics that have been amassed over the centuries along with recent photographs. The castl...
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Since moving to Gresgarth Hall in 1978 with her family, world-renowned landscape designer and plantswoman Arabella Lennox-Boyd has created one of the most excit
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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.
in Northern England
Halifax Golf Club is located in the heart of the beautiful Ogden Moors. It's the premier golf club in Halifax and one of the finest in West Yorkshire. It was originally designed by 5 times Open Champion, James Braid, and later altered by Dr. Alister MacKenzie, designer of Augusta National, home of The Masters.
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Diggerland Durham is one of the four Diggerland theme parks that operate in the UK. With thrill-a-minute rides and the opportunity to drive and operate real-life construction vehicles, Diggerland provides a unique day out for the whole family.
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Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle Sizergh Castle´s garden has two lakes and a superb rock garden. All this is set in a 1600 acre estate crossed by public footpaths, providing short walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. The gardens and grounds are particularly amazing in spring, with spring bulbs and blossom. The National Trust´s largest limestone rock garden developed in the 1920s, is housed here in which ancient maples squat...
in Northern England
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.
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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...
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Set in beautiful parkland yet only 5 minutes from the M62, this sought after venue is for those who appreciate great taste and quality at really sensible rates. Located at the very heart of West Yorkshire, Leeds is just 15 minutes away, Bradford 10 minutes, Huddersfield 10 minutes and Halifax and Wakefield equally close. There is on-site free parking for 150 cars and there is also a helicopter landing area for those wishing to drop in. Along with the new addition of Dream Spa in May 20...
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Drawing inspiration from Far Eastern healing and wellness rituals, the Serenity Spa is a tranquil, calming and truly inspiring space which engages the senses and nurtures the mind, body and soul. The unparalleled facilities and comprehensive treatments will enable you to accomplish a feeling of concordance, leaving you invigorated, stimulated and content with your environment.
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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.
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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.
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The welcoming team ensure that each visit is a memorable one. It's the perfect place for a catch-up lunch, or to enjoy dinner with family and friends.
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Discover the Story behind Beatrix Potter Discover the life of one of the worlds most beloved childrens authors at the Beatrix Potter Gallery near Ambleside where you can enjoy an exhibition of her original drawings and watercolours. The gallery also offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about Ms Potter's life outside writing – her passion for farming and conservation are showcased alongside her legacy and how it made the place we know the Lake District to be today. The building...
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Independent family-owned country pub, delicious fresh food, rural views & setting, easy access to M6 (5 mins), selection of real ales, wines & local gins.
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Rudding Park Hawtree is a stunning 18-hole championship course running through the heart of Rudding Park's 19th century parkland. Offering the most comprehensive golfing facility in the North of England with a range of experiences appealing to members and visitors alike. Complementing the golf course is Rudding Park's Golf Academy providing comprehensive practice facilities. The Scandinavian style clubhouse, with its fully licensed bar, has been specially designed to complement the natural wo...
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Voted the UK's ‘Best New Spa' in 2017 by the Good Spa Guide, Rudding Park Spa captures the spa heritage of Harrogate, and uses pure spring water from the grounds of Rudding Park. A range of Day Spa and Spa Break experiences are available, including Rooftop Spa Experiences.
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The Blue Lion is a former 18th-century coaching inn which now has 15 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar area. The Inn has been under the same ownership since 1990 and has received several awards over the years, including dining pub of the year and Inn of the year from The Good Pub Guide.
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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...
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This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps.
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Over the years, the Oak Room Restaurant has built a strong reputation. Dine beneath the 18th century Rococo ceiling and take in the stunning views.
in Central England
Whether it is a special dining experience, a sumptuous afternoon tea or a fabulous cocktail in the evening, New Hall Hotel & Spa is the place to come.
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Explore the Beautiful Upton House and Gardens Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He adapted the building to house his great collections. Amongst the outstanding collection of English and Old Master paintings are works by Hogarth, Raeburn, Stubbs, El Greco, Bosch, Metsu, Canaletto and Breugel. The porcelain collection includes fine examples of SÅ...
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Southerness is set on the remote Solway Firth with panoramic views of Criffel Peak and across to the Lake District of Cumbria. Philip Mackenzie Ross laid out the course and it is considered to be his best creation. A little over 6,500 yards with a par of 69, it's a tough test with two short par fives offering realistic birdie opportunities, but there are eight par fours over 400 yards. The best holes run along the shore, starting with the eighth and the 12th and 13th are particularly good hol...
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104.9 miles from the centre of Northern England
This is the Cotswolds' ultimate hotspot! Known for its warm welcome and plethora of awards (The Times UK No 1 Inn and The Good Pub Guide's County Dining Pub of the Year). The 17th Century pub is the perfect base for exploring Cotswold walks & villages with the most beautiful rooms, roaring fires and Two Rosette food to return to.
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The Spa at the Elms allows you to treat yourself to complete pampering and relaxation. The facilities include four spectacular treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor and outdoor hydro pool, the Thermal Retreat including sauna, steam room, experience shower and ice fountain, rooftop terrace and relaxation suite. Our team of therapists use Elemis and Jessica Nails and offer a wide range of treatments designed to leave you feeling relaxed and pampered.
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One of England's finest gardens, Rousham House garden was first designed in 1738 by William Kent and represents the initial phase of English landscape design. One of the few gardens to have escaped alteration over the years. Original features such as the ponds and cascades, statuary and eye-catchers which delighted the 18th century visitors, still attract numerous visitors today. The walled garden, herbaceous borders, pigeon house, parterre and espalier apple trees are not to be misse...
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The Mill Garden is a half acre informal cottage garden originally created by Arthur Measures, and lies in a superb setting beneath the walls of Warwick Castle,
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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...
75.8 miles from the centre of Northern England
Take yourself to seventh heaven at Aldwark Manor, a beautiful old property nestled in serene rural grounds near York that offers a plush modern spa. If you've been burning the candle at both ends, beat a path towards one of seven relaxing treatment rooms where a host of expert Espa therapies awaits. From correcting facials, holistic body massages and grooming manicures and pedicures, you'll feel as right as rain again in no time. Make a day out of it and while away the hours snuggled up in yo...
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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...
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Following the dissolution of the monasteries, Stoneleigh Abbey was converted from a Cistercian monastic house into a magnificent stately home, surrounded by 690 acres of parkland and gardens. There have been many famous visitors over the centuries, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Jane Austen.
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Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire will discover the elegant residence of the Dryden family, who built it in the mid-16th century. Unlike many grand old homes, this one has remained pretty much unchanged since 1710 and poking around the wonderful interior, from the murals and plasterwork of the grand living areas to the detailed servants quarters, is a fascinating insight into life above and below stairs during the time of the h...
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The Lost City Adventure Golf, based in the heart of Nottingham at The Cornerhouse, houses two separate 18 hole, rainforest themed, indoor adventure golf courses - Sacred Skull Pass and Temple Trail! Perfect for budding adventurers aged from 3 to 103, The Lost City is fantastic fun and suitable for everyone – whether you're looking for an activity to do with the family, fancy an adventure with your friends, fancy bringing that date you're trying to impress or want to beat the boss with you...
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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 .
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The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional country inn sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, in the glorious Peak District.
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Heythrop Park was built in the early 18th Century and oozes historic charm. Designed by Thomas Archer you will observe many Roman inspired features and this building is brilliantly appointed, taking full advantage of the stunning panoramic views. The superb spa at Heythrop Park is new to October 2009, and you should prepare to be amazed. The treatment rooms are divine and the experienced team of beauty therapists will work wonders as they perform your chosen treatments. The spa facilities are...
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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...
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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...
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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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This 17th-century inn offers the best of all worlds: a rural setting on the edge of a classically good-looking Cotswold village; a cosy-contemporary interior with a bar much loved by locals; very highly rated food; and relaxingly stylish bedrooms.
106.1 miles from the centre of Northern England
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
in Central England
Introducing you to the luxurious new Garden Secret Spa located within the grounds of Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
in Central England
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...
in Central England
Take a step back in time at the 1620s House and Garden and explore the recreated early 17th century house & grounds to see how people lived 400 years ago.
108.7 miles from the centre of Northern England
Award-winning, privately-owned 3 acre garden surrounding an 18th century manor house and 16th century tithe barn where light refreshments are available.
27.3 miles from the centre of Northern England
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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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.
in Central England
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...
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There's something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you've learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood Museum is one such spot. The famous Ladybird books originate from Loughborough so there's an exhibit and memorabilia on that subject plus information about the world's oldest multi-cellular fossil Charna discovered by a local schoolboy. Other super ex...
75.5 miles from the centre of Northern England
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens are a wildlife friendly traditional cottage garden just outside York. There is also a well stocked plant nursery and a tea room
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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.
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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...
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Explore the Artist's Haven of Broughton House A visit to 18th century Broughton House offers an intimate insight into the former home of Glasgow Boy E A Hornel. His home is full with wonderful works that he and the other Glasgow Boys created. Plus pottery, sculpture, bronzes and period furniture and the whole house has been carefully maintained to give a real feel of what a successful artist's home was like in the early 20th century. Don't miss Hornel's library – it has well over 15,...
in Central England
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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Contemporary yet super snug, the spa at the Nottingham Belfry, found of the outskirts of the busy city, will have your senses fully revived. The slick hotel is a magnet for doing business, which means after a non-stop conference or hard won contract you'll be able to slow down a gear and put your mind and body at ease. The facilities are great – delve into a sumptuous spa menu including a skin-loving Espa Radiance facial and a Fit for Business signature QHotels ritual, ideal for a post-work p...
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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...
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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...
104.4 miles from the centre of Northern England
Cotswold House Spa is the perfect place to take time out to enjoy some pampering, offering a real chance to relax and recharge. With Decleor products.
in Central England
Situated within Shakespeare's Warwickshire is the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise! Open all year round.
in Central England
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...
114.5 miles from the centre of Northern England
The Slaughters Manor House is a 17th century manor house which combines contemporary interiors with country charm and an award-winning restaurant.
in Central England
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.
in Central England
The Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park is a colourful multi award winning interactive experience telling the story of the Battle of Bosworth 1485.
112.4 miles from the centre of Northern England
Nestled in an Oxfordshire valley, the slow creep of time has given this cherished family home an informal and timeless atmosphere. Today, amongst the tapestries and topiary, visitors will find peeling paintwork and rambling ivy, as the National Trust brings them a home carefully preserved as it was found, not as it once was.
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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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in Central England
Hill Close Gardens are a unique set of Victorian 'detached' gardens and are the only survivors open to the public in England. Come and explore.
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Dating to 1796, this incredible Georgian mansion was built by James Murray, and descendants of his continued to live there until 1933, when Cally Palace was sold to the Forestry Commission. It has been a hotel since 1934. Cally Palace sits in more than 150 acres of Fleet Forest.
in Central England
Even the uninitiated among us will have heard of Ragdale Hall. One of the most celebrated health resorts in Britain, this rural Leicestershire retreat, benefitt
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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...
109.6 miles from the centre of Northern England
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 ...
in Central England
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...
109.9 miles from the centre of Northern England
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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In the gentile honey-stoned surroundings of the Cotswolds, this impressive three Rosette pub and hotel has earned a notable reputation for its quality food as much as its elegant countrified ambience. Chef/proprietor Emily Watkins (formerly sous chef at The Fat Duck) is known to change the menu mid-service to accommodate regular deliveries from local foragers, fruit farms, small holdings and game estates. Her skill and innovation starts with bar snacks such as scotched quail's eggs and ha...
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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...
in North West Wales
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 ...
in Central England
Felley Priory is a garden for all seasons - with its ancient walls, yew hedges and topiary, snowdrops, hellebores, an orchard of daffodils, herbaceous borders a
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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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This 18-hole course is one of the very best parkland golf courses in Dumfries & Galloway. There is a welcoming and friendly atmosphere here, and a round on the course will be challenging as well as relaxing. There are no members and no competitions - just an excellent golf course to enjoy.
in Central England
Dining at Fawsley offers a unique setting where guests can enjoy a mixture of traditional and contemporary. Dishes feature seasonal ingredients sourced locally.
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The Wild Rabbit is a reinvention of the traditional English inn - a place to eat, drink and sleep. Set in the charming and tranquil village of Kingham in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit offers visitors a welcoming and relaxing traditional pub bar, a more formal dining room, as well 12 individually furnished bedrooms and a cottage. Having been awarded their first Michelin star in October 2016 The Wild Rabbit has a well-deserved reputation as one of the great places to eat in th...
in Central England
Beautiful body buffing, soothing foot relaxers and perfectly nourished pins – that's the promise at Essential Spa at Chesford Grange, a luxury retreat adding a touch of modernity to the old-world charm of this Warwickshire hotel. Choose from a range of skin seducing treatments from Decleor, administered by the team's expert therapists, or prime your nails for a night out with glossy Jessica treats. Tempt your man to a muscle soothing massage or slip into fluffy robes and relax together in the...
in Central England
Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House is a 16th century house, with most of the interior designed in the 1920s by Graham Baron Ash. On display is a fine collection of 17th and 18th century furniture, French and Flemish tapestries and a mixed collection of paintings. The sumptuous bedrooms are all oak panelled with four-poster beds. Queen Mary visited in 1927 and there are reminders of her visit throughout the house. The gardens have renowned long ...
in Central England
Lords of the Manor is a glorious Grade II listed former Rectory that dates back to 1649. The hotel prides itself on offering excellent service with 26 luxurious bedrooms and two dining rooms. It also provides a beautiful location for afternoon tea on the lawn or a private spot for a wedding or special event.
in Central England
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.
in Mid Wales
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 ...
in Central England
Experience The Breathtaking Views Of The Peak District National Park Britain's first national park, established in 1951, is visited by people from all over the world. They come to find peace, tranquillity and adventure, experiencing some of England's finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling. The National Park is also home to 38,000 people. The local economy is based on tourism, farming, quarrying and manufacturing.
in Central England
Longcliffe is set on the lower slopes of Charnwood Forest and is covered in silver birch, oak, pine, beech, gorse and broom. An indication of it quality is that it has twice hosted the Curtis Cup team in preparation for their clash with the USA and has been the venue for the English Boys Championship. Long drivers may find the course a bit short, but they must be straight because of the tree-lined fairways. The seventh is a good hole as is the par five eighth but the 168 yard par three 15th w...