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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 Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Liverpool and Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Liverpool are listed below.
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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Country house display of early British modern British masters alongside interchanging displays of impressive treasures that tell the story of Tabley House.
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...
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 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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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.
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 ...
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
The Rookery Hall hotel & Spa is designed to create a sense of warmth, security, luxury and blissful relaxation.
Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa's AA Rosette restaurant in Cheshire offers modern British favourites which showcase the best of the season's flavours.
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.
Hop along to Hare Hill Garden Hare Hill Garden is a charming wooded and walled garden set amid rolling parkland.
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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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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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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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...
Independent family-owned country pub, delicious fresh food, rural views & setting, easy access to M6 (5 mins), selection of real ales, wines & local gins.
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...
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
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.
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...
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.
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
Offering an extensive range of treatments for both men and women, The Beauty Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Many spa seekers go in search of an ideal: a spa with a view. Luckily that's certainly something Losehill House Hotel and Spa can lay claim to. In a plum spot in the Peak District in Derbyshire, this three-treatment room haven is dedicated to complete escapism and successfully exploits its glorious location, yielding an exceptional spa experience that boasts sights to behold. So when you're not treating yourself to an expert Thalgo ritual (the Terre & Mer Organic is utterly sumptuous and chem...
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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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...
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.
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
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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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!
Located in the village of Alstonefield, in the Peak District, The George is an award-winning pub with a great atmosphere. It offers superb food, excellent ales and a carefully-chosen selection of wines - all of which has been recognised by The Good Food Guide, Sawdays and Michelin.
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...
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.
The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional country inn sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, in the glorious Peak District.
Expect gastronomic fireworks at this stone house restaurant with rooms from Head Chef Rupert Rowley and his highly-skilled team who are serious in both intent and execution. Now coming up to its 20th year, Fischer's Baslow Hall, located on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, with its swagged curtains, antiques and fine glassware, offers local and regional ingredients served with panache. Derbyshire beef comes with wild mushroom ravioli, rabbit loin is partnered with a langoustine reduction and...
Explore the Gardens of Haddon Hall The gardens at Haddon Hall were cleared and replanted at the beginning of the 20th century, returning them to their former glory. Yew trees were planted as well as herbaceous borders; climbing ivy was stripped from balustrades and climbing roses planted in their place. Haddon Hall is considered to have one of the most romantic gardens in Britain. Haddon Hall's garden is one of the country's earliest examples of a garden designed in conjunction with ...
Discover Haddon Hall Haddon Hall is a magnificent Medieval and Tudor manor house which has changed little since Tudor times. The Dukedom of Rutland was conferred on the Manners family in 1703, and Haddon Hall is still owned by them today. Heavy oak panelling dominates the house with its displays of tapestries, also some 17th century antlers in the Great Hall. The extensive kitchens are a warren of rooms, with baking ovens, salt baths and other furnishings. The beautiful terraced garde...
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.
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...
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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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.
The history and heritage of the inn is evident in the main bar area, with original exposed beams and flagstones worn smooth with the passage of time.
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...
Ingleborough Cave is a stunning cave that ventures 500 metres under Ingleborough mountain. Expect to see awe inspiring formations in this natural wonder.
The Burlington Restaurant combines classic style with modern British menus, to create a fantastic dining experience and seasonal tasting menus.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Exposed brick, wood beams, wood floor. Sounds like a traditional rural British pub. In fact this is a clean modern space in a new building at the back of the Rose and Crown set in the beautiful countryside of Derbyshire. The contemporary feel is completed by smart cream leather chairs and simply laid stylish bare wood tables. They really know their food trend here too, covering off 'dude food' with the wittily titled KFP (Kentucky Fried Partridge with sweetcorn pureé, honey bacon and charred ...
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There's so much to see and do at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood. Explore the Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, stop off for tea and cake in the tea-room or walk through the historic grounds.
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
Crich Tramway Village is the base for the National Tramway Museum.Located in the stunning Derbyshire countryside, it takes visitors on a trip back in time.
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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...
From tranquil pools and soothing water therapies to aqua detox and sensory showers, our luxury spa facilities provide head-to-toe relaxation for both body and mind. If that's not enough wind down under twinkly lights in our snooze room whilst relaxing on heated water beds or head over to the newest area, the sanctum. This stately Grade II-listed building in Staffordshire is renowned for providing luxury as standard, across the hotel and into the relaxation of the spa.
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...
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...
Introducing you to the luxurious new Garden Secret Spa located within the grounds of Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
Kedleston Hall has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. Visitors continue to be inspired by Robert Adam and his vision for this private palace, which is now open to all. From the curiosities of George Nathaniel Curzon's Eastern Museum to the more recently restored State Floor, there is plenty to enjoy both inside the Hall and within the grounds.
Explore the stunning house and grounds of Keddleston Hall Kedleston Hall is a classical Palladian mansion built in the mid-18th century for the Curzon family. The house has the most complete sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England with magnificent state rooms retaining great collections of paintings and original furniture. The Eastern Museum has a collection of Viceroy Curzon´s artefacts from India, including the celebrated `peacock dress´ worn by his wife. The partly restored gar...
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.
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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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.
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...
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. ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Explore the beautiful Hardwick Hall The four quadrants of Hardwick Hall gardens, are the herb garden, lawns, nuttery and orchards, conveying the spirit of an Elizabethan garden. Lead statues in yew alcoves; grass alleys flanked by yew and tall hedges of hornbeam hedges; holly domes to the western entrance to the herb garden, planted with chamomile, lavender, laurel and rue; mulberry walk and extensive herbaceous borders in the West Courtyard; sunken pond in the East Court; double avenue...
Explore the beautiful Hardwick Hall Designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick, Hardwick Hall is one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, surviving almost unchanged. The Hall contains one of Europe´s best collections of contemporary furniture, embroideries and tapestries, together with a permanent display of 16th century needlework. In the grounds are the ruins of Hardwick Old Hall, where Bess was born. The house is surrounded by four walled courtyards, an aromatic garden and the f...
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.
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...
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.
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 .
Masa boasts one of the most unusual and visually stunning restaurant settings in the country. A grade II listed chapel has been lovingly converted into an elegant and luxurious dining room that makes any meal a special occasion. Enjoy an aperitif in the a lavish lounge before ascending to the stunning dining gallery. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are on the inventively eclectic menu that might include chicken and tarragon boudin with cos leaves, Parmesan amd pancetta; confit duck spring ...
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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...
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...
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...
The spa at Wood Hall Hotel offers a variety of indulgent ELEMIS treatments from experienced therapists with spa day and break packages available.
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, West Yorkshire, offers guests a selection of culinary experiences. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea or indulgent Sunday lunch.
The Restaurant @ Applegarth Villa in Windermere, the Lake District for relaxed dining and delicious, seasonal food. Adult only so complete escapism.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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 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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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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Rothay Manor Fine Dining offers modern British cuisine, holding 3AA rosettes the restaurant offers 5 & 9 course tasting menus with vegetarian options for both.
Calke Abbey is an intriguing place, and a glimpse of what happens to a country house when it falls into disrepair. Courtyards are overgrown, and the paint is peeling away, with little restoration having taken place.
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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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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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 the house that time forgot and it's hauntingly beautiful gardens There's something compelling about the faded grandeur of Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire, its neglected paintwork and overgrown courtyard telling the tale of an eccentric family. The first telephone only rang in this house in 1928 and electricity didn't arrive until 1962, thanks to the ardent desire of it residents to shy away from the modern world. The gardens echo this, an ancient and fragile habitat for ...
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.
Covering 9 acres, this charming woodland garden has been welcoming visitors since 1992. It is an RHS recommended garden, and it is filled with stunning trees.
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Statfold Barn Farm, under the direction of proprietors Graham and Carol Lee throughout the most recent fifteen years, has developed to move toward becoming what must be the most significant collection of narrow gauge locomotives in the UK. With more than 30 steam trains and numerous internal combustion locomotives, speaking to most British and a few abroad makers.
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.
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa is surrounded by beautiful parkland and yet only minutes away from Sutton Coldfield. Whether its a treatment, or a spa day, guests love the traditional country house atmosphere, combined with friendly staff and the best of facilities.
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...
Explore the stunning Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Once the playground of the Pelham Clintons, the Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber Park near Worksop is now a stunning 3,800 acre expanse of heathland, woods and farmland including a vast lake and the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe, stretching for two miles. Several miles of walks and cycle tracks encompass the lake and it's a popular spot for locals in need of some country air. The park's grand house was demolished in the 1930...
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...
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.