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Pop Mecca on the Mersey

When it comes to pop culture and pop history, Liverpool is a city of legends. Everyone knows about the Beatles. And many visitors make the pilgrimage to the historic Cavern…

14 May 2024
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Visit Nailsea and see the southwest in style

The southwest of England has a vibe all of its own. More slow-paced and laidback than other parts of the country, it’s perfect for a relaxing break. But there’s also…

14 May 2024
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West Yorkshire awaits

Wakefield is a bit of an enigma. Its historic cathedral means it’s technically a city. In other respects, it’s more like a large town. Then again, the wider Wakefield metropolitan…

16 April 2024
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Hull – a northern hub for sports fans

Most British cities have one or even two half-decent football teams. Top-flight rugby is focused on a few more select cities and towns. Horse racing is still more select. For…

16 April 2024
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Off The Beaten Track in Liverpool

Liverpool is an established favourite for a Great British city break. The unique culture, humour and warmth (not literal!) of Merseyside is legendary. Whether you’re football crazy, Beatles mad or…

06 November 2020
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Get away to glorious Yorkshire

The historic market town of Settle can now be found near the western edge of North Yorkshire. Historically, it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. But this gem…

21 March 2024
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Check out Chester

Chester is a small but perfectly formed city in England’s northwest. Maybe you know it? If so, you probably know all about the famous horse racing course. And the historic…

21 March 2024
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Get away with Guestz this Easter

As the first major holiday of the year, Easter is an opportunity to reset. Having got through the first few months of the year, most of us feel like a…

07 February 2024
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Summer in the Lakes done right

Have you booked your summer holiday yet? If not, now’s the time to get it sorted while there are still a good range of options. And before the prices get…

07 February 2024
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Spring break? Head for Manchester

Winter has its moments. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without dark evenings and frosty air. But sooner or later, the tree’s packed up. And there comes a point when most…

13 December 2023
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Cheltenham: a festival town with something for everyone

For some, Cheltenham is synonymous with ‘the Festival’. And especially the Gold Cup, the fourth largest sporting event in the UK. The ‘Cheltenham roar’ at the first race of the…

13 December 2023
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Why use a managing agent for your short-term let?

To some, managing a rental property looks like a cushy job. After all, you don’t even have to be there most of the time. It’s the property itself that does…

13 December 2023
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Hull: a city of culture, comedy and cruises (and more)

Kingston-upon-Hull was named the second-ever UK City of Culture in 2017. The chairman of the judges described Hull as ‘a city coming out of the shadows’. And having once been…

07 December 2023
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Get happy in Halifax

UK city breaks are ever popular with families, couples and even adventurous singles. But why limit local getaways to actual cities? The larger towns of England have plenty of to…

08 November 2023
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Visit Preston: better by degree

Preston lies at the heart of England’s northwest and is one of the best connected cities in the UK. Its station is a key point on the West Coast rail…

08 November 2023
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Christmas in Manchester

Christmas shopping is a chore for some. Leave it too late, and the stress levels pass the angel at the top of the Christmas tree. But if you’re not enjoying…

27 September 2023
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Christmas in the Lakes

There’s nothing like a long country walk at Christmas time. And there are few better places to take one than the matchless English Lake District. There’s clean, fresh air, stunning…

27 September 2023
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Be our Guestz

The past few years have seen a renaissance of the Great British holiday. The idea of a ‘staycation’ is no longer a quirky alternative to a foreign holiday. For many…

08 August 2023
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Lytham St Annes: double the seaside fun

Just a couple of miles south of Blackpool lies a seaside town with a very different vibe. Perfect for those seeking quieter and a more laid-back beach holiday. (Or, dare…

08 August 2023
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Why not Wigan?

Nestled halfway between the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, the Lancashire town of Wigan is easily overlooked. If people from outside the area associate it with anything, it’s probably…

13 June 2023
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A holiday home from home: why serviced accommodation beats a hotel

For some, nothing hits the spot like an adventure holiday in North Wales or the Lakes. Others prefer a city break for a dose of culture and retail therapy. Not…

13 June 2023
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There’s no place like Snowdonia

North Wales has long been a favourite destination for family holidays. Whether you’re local to the region or from further afield, Snowdonia is a particular draw. Many families from across…

13 June 2023
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Discover the Wirral

The Wirral is an unduly neglected corner of England. It’s chiefly known for being on the other side of the Mersey from Liverpool. (That famous ferry has to go somewhere!)…

13 June 2023
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Wake up to Wakefield

West Yorkshire is the heartland of northern England. And at the heart of West Yorkshire lies the unassuming city of Wakefield. It’s conveniently located near metropolitan Leeds, as well as…

13 June 2023
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Discover Doncaster: a new city with a long history

For many, the south Yorkshire town of Doncaster is synonymous with horse racing. Its racecourse is indeed one of the largest and oldest in Britain. In fact it dates back…

01 February 2023
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Hastings in style

Hastings is most famous as the site of the medieval battle that bears its name. Actually, that took place a few miles inland from the modern town, at the appropriately…

01 May 2023
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Get super chill in Heswall

Heswall is the sort of town where Premiership footballers can be seen out shopping and enjoying downtime. And without being bothered by anyone. The place is much too laid back…

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Easter in Settle

Spring is well on the way. The days are getting longer and the weather (a bit) better. It can’t be long till summer now, can it? But that still seems…

19 March 2023
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Manchester: Make Graduation an Excuse for a Holiday!

Manchester is not only a thriving centre of modern business, retail, sport and culture. It’s also a higher education powerhouse.

12 June 2023
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Chester: Come for the Races, Stay for Everything Else!

For fans of horse racing, Chester is the Mecca of the north west. Many will be planning to visit for a day or two at the races this spring and…

10 June 2023