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Room 203 – Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Room 203 – Cardiff Marriott Hotel

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Another concert, another hotel. This time I was seeing Robbie Williams at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on what turned out to be the hottest June day in more than ... Read more
Room 303 – Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel

Room 303 – Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel

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Despite not jetting off to exotic climates, Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel was the perfect hotel for my needs the other night. I was seeing my favourite band, Take That, at ... Read more
Acton Burnell Castle

Acton Burnell Castle

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Down a lane in deepest, darkest Shropshire lie the peaceful remains of Acton Burnell Castle. I hadn’t actually intended on visiting them that Friday morning a few weeks ago, but ... Read more
Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

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With the sun out and a visit to Wenlock Priory already under our belts, we headed three and a half miles up the road from Much Wenlock to Buildwas Abbey. ... Read more
Wenlock Priory

Wenlock Priory

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On a sunny April morning, down a narrow road in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, we found the tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory. A religious house was first founded there around 680 ... Read more
Yorica! Friendly Treats

Yorica! Friendly Treats

Food, Life, Travel
When you’re on a dairy-free and gluten-free diet, treats can be few and far between, especially when you’re out and about. Watching friends and family treat themselves to an ice ... Read more
Winter at Berrington Hall

Winter at Berrington Hall

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Just 4 short miles from Leominster in Herefordshire lies Berrington Hall, a Georgian mansion set within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. An hour’s drive from my home over the ... Read more
Autumn at Attingham Park

Autumn at Attingham Park

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On a crisp autumnal day, I decided to visit Attingham Park. Nestled away in the Shropshire countryside near Atcham, Shrewsbury, Attingham Hall and its estate were originally built for the ... Read more
Llyn Clywedog and Bryntail Lead Mine

Llyn Clywedog and Bryntail Lead Mine

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On a sunny day in Mid Wales, there’s nothing like a drive around Llyn Clywedog. Situated near Llanidloes, Llyn Clywedog is a man-made reservoir with a dam, constructed in the ... Read more
Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter Roman City

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“All round the Wrekin” is a common phrase used in these parts to mean “the long way around”… Well, we actually did go all round the Wrekin on our way ... Read more
Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey

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Following on from our visit to Moreton Corbet Castle last month, Mum and I drove the short distance to another English Heritage property, Haughmond Abbey. Haughmond Abbey stands on the ... Read more
Moreton Corbet Castle

Moreton Corbet Castle

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Having recently visited Stokesay Castle, I decided to join English Heritage in a bid to get out and take more photographs, as well as seeing more of the heritage this ... Read more
Clun Castle

Clun Castle

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On the way back from Stokesay Castle last weekend, we decided to drop by Clun Castle. Situated on the edge of the small town of Clun in Shropshire, the 13th-century ... Read more
Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

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Just a hop, skip and a jump over the Welsh border into Shropshire and a drive through Clun Valley took us to the picturesque Stokesay Castle, yesterday. Situated in the ... Read more
UK Staycation Tips

UK Staycation Tips

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As I’ve recently been on a 4 day trip up to Scotland, I thought I’d share with you some tips for your staycation in the UK… If travelling by train, ... Read more