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Last year I went all out with Christmas events and we did so many. I love Christmas but I don’t enjoy the commercialism and the over-buying it often entails. So, rather than spending a fortune on tacky Christmas presents for my kids, I decided to treat them to some festive days out and Christmas events. …

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If you’re looking for the best British beaches to add to your summer wish list then you’ve come to the right place! We Brits are often guilty of travelling all over the world in search of white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas while forgetting about the beautiful British beaches we have right on our …

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So you’re planning a family holiday to Cornwall! What a perfect choice for a UK family holiday. Today I’m sharing 25 of the best things to do in Cornwall with kids – but all of these things are equally amazing without kids too! This post has been sponsored by Classic Cottages and there are some …

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Last weekend I stayed in the most perfect log cabins in Wales at Trawsfynydd Holiday Village. It was an idyllic escape and these cabins are a hidden gem…so ssssssshhh, keep them quiet!  ‘It’s like stepping back in time here,’ I was told as I checked into my log cabin for the weekend. ‘But we’re slowly …

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There are so many campsites in North Wales so I’ve rounded up 10 of the best North Wales Campsites for you to choose from. I often find it difficult to find campsites because many of the best hidden gems are family-run sites with small websites that aren’t always easy to find online, especially if you’re …

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“Mon, I didn’t know you were going away. Are you in Italy!?” This was a text message I received from a friend immediately after I’d posted a photo from Portmeirion on Facebook.  The sun was shining, it was 22C, I was licking chocolate chip flavoured gelato while staring out to sea. I was surrounded by …

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Manchester is my favourite city in the UK. It’s smaller and friendlier than London or Birmingham and has more of an indie, creative vibe. There are also so many things to do in Manchester thanks to the city’s rich industrial heritage, vibrant cultural scene, and world-famous football clubs. Here are my favourite things to do …

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Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall is one of the most popular attractions in Powys and quickly became a favourite of mine. It’s the highest waterfall in Wales at 73 metres high and it’s incredible to stand at the bottom and feel the force of the water nearby. Legend has it that a fairy queen named Blodeuwedd, who …

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Here are 12 Abersoch beaches you’ll want to visit on your next visit to Abersoch. The most popular thing to do in Abersoch is visit the beach. And rightly so! The beaches in and around Abersoch are stunning and, thanks to that famous Llyn Peninsula microclimate, you often get sunshine when the rest of the …

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Llangollen, in north-east Wales, is everything you’d want from a quaint Welsh town. It’s so idyllically pretty it’s like Llangollen has stepped right out of the pages of a child’s bedtime story. With steam trains chugging billows of smoke across the rushing river and horse-drawn canal boats gently plodding alongside the water’s edge, Llangollen is …

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If you’re planning to visit some National Trust attractions in North Wales then I’ve got 10 of my favourites that you can’t miss! I live in North Wales and I’ve been a National Trust member since my eldest son was born seven years ago. I now have three children and I love taking them to …

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The Hand Hotel in Llanarmon is possibly the cosiest place I’ve ever stayed. It’s all roaring fires and low beams, snug corners with comfy chairs, welcoming smiles and friendly chit chat over large glasses of red wine. I arrived on a snowy Thursday afternoon to find the excitable yet tranquil atmosphere that can only be …

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I’m lucky enough to have lived in North Wales for the majority of my life. When asked where my favourite place in the world is, I always say North Wales! People often look at me in disbelief. Surely my favourite place would be somewhere more exotic like the Caribbean or South East Asia? No, my …

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If you’re looking for hotels in Llangollen and places to stay near this gorgeous Welsh town then I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing some beautiful places to stay in Llangollen for your next weekender in North Wales. Llangollen in North Wales is known for its picturesque surroundings, its quaint town centre including the meandering …

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As I drove down the stony road that led to Penvale Lakes Lodges I instantly felt like I was driving into somewhere special. I’d just passed through the pretty Welsh town of Llangollen, driven alongside the river and canal, seen tourists queuing for homemade ice creams and saw people sat outside pubs as they drank …

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Llangollen is the prettiest little town in Denbighshire in North Wales, UK. I live about 20 minutes from Llangollen (often shortened to ‘Llan’ by locals) and it’s one of my favourite places to visit on a sunny day. The town is situated on the River Dee so many of the things to do in Llangollen …

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If ever there was proof that you don’t need to go far to find an exciting and memorable weekend getaway, Edinburgh is it. The recipe for a perfect short break is a destination that doesn’t take long to reach, is easy to get around, and one that offers plenty of charm, attractions and a generous …

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Today Lucy shares an incredible Edinburgh guide with 11 unmissable things to do in Edinburgh during your first trip to Scotland’s capital! Fascinating history, bags of culture, gorgeous views, delicious food and drink – Edinburgh is one of those cities with a bit of everything and my first-timer’s guide to Edinburgh has everything you should …

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If I mention an island escape you’re probably going to be thinking of idyllic Caribbean beaches with white sands and swaying palms. Yes, these are gorgeous but don’t dismiss the islands we have on our very own doorstep here in Britain. You’d be pressed to find an array of islands anywhere in the world that are as …

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Here are the best Edinburgh Instagram spots and the most photographed street in Edinburgh for anyone looking for the perfect photo opportunity to add to their grid. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and there’s an Instagrammable location around every corner but here are 10 of the best! From the medieval streets of the old town …

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Today’s post is a 9 day Scotland itinerary if you want to see the best of the Scottish Highlands by Katie from Best Scottish Tours. This is such an epic Scotland itinerary and it’s got me wanting to book a campervan and hit the road! You’re planning to spend 9 days in Scotland and you’re …

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Would you stay in a shipping container? Probably not, that’s a silly question really isn’t it! What about if the shipping container looked like this…. I’ve just returned from a gorgeous glamping break and this time I had the pleasure of staying in a converted shipping container at The Box BNB in North Yorkshire. It’s …

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If you’re looking for a guide to Ireland you’ll already know there’s endless amounts of information out there!  There are so many Ireland guides, road trip itineraries and lists of things to do in Ireland it can be overwhelming so I’ve pulled together some of my favourite blogger’s guides to Ireland into one giant, handy …

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Are you looking for a relaxing spa weekend in the Lake District? In today’s blog I’m sharing the details from my recent spa break to the Lakes. It was perfect and included a gorgeous spa hotel on Lake Windermere, amazing food, country pubs, pretty villages and an easy but adventurous hike nearby. I’m not going …

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Mollie’s Motel Bristol Review & Summary: Mollie’s Motel is a gorgeous, stylish and affordable motel just off the M5. It’s perfect for an overnight break from driving and it’s WAY better than your standard motorway hotel! My stay at Mollie’s was a complimentary press stay in exchange for an honest review. Mollie’s Motel is a …

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I’ve walked up Snowdon quite a few times now. I’m very lucky to live less than an hour and a half from Pen-y-Pass, which is a popular spot to begin a walk up Snowdon. I’ve done it in the rain, in the snow, in the blazing sunshine and, more often than not, in the chilly …

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Today I’d like to share some things to do in Swansea Bay and Mumbles and Gower. This is such a gorgeous place for a weekend break so I’m sharing everything I did during a glamping weekend in Swansea Bay. You may have noticed that Wales has been having a bit of a moment recently. Wales …

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