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  • 5 Beautiful Winter Breaks In The UK

    Winter breaks in the UK are growing increasingly popular, and with so much to do, we can see why! The days may be short and the nights might be cold, but that’s all part of winter’s charm and magic.

    With so many things to do during the winter months, it’s an ideal season to enjoy a well deserved weekend break right here in the UK.  Wrap up warm and take a stroll down a frosty river bank, find sanctuary in a traditional English pub nestled deep in the countryside, or get your skates on for an afternoon on an ice rink.

    Wondering where to go? Here are 5 beautiful destinations for a winter weekend break in the UK:

    The Cotswolds

    If you like the idea of a romantic break in the countryside this winter, it’s worth visiting the Cotswolds. Overflowing with beautiful gardens, unique countryside villages and acres of fields, trees and mountains, it’s perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of noisy city life in favour of a peaceful and picturesque retreat.


    Museums, art galleries, historical landmarks - Manchester has it all. Not only is there plenty to do in the day, the capital of the north also has a lively and unique nightlife with everything from trendy burger restaurants to swanky cocktail bars filled with famous faces.

    Perhaps one of the city’s most popular winter attractions is its Christmas markets. Millions of people flock to the city centre each year to sample a range of street food from around the world and buy quirky Christmas gifts and holiday souvenirs for friends and family.


    Immerse yourself in the beautiful city that is Edinburgh. Christmas market stalls decorated with fairy lights sparkle like diamonds and snow covered mountains become the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening.

    Be sure to visit the city’s stunning ‘Street of Lights’, a breathtaking canopy of Christmas lights that stands 19 metres high and boasts more than 60,000 light.


    Whether you fancy waking up in a secluded hotel hidden in the forest or you’d prefer a seaside view while eating breakfast, Northumberland is an ideal place to spend a wintery weekend.

    Walk along the 84 mile-long Hadrian’s Wall and explore the ancient Roman ruins that rest on one of the country’s most popular world heritage sites.

    To get your heart pumping, enjoy a hike or bike ride through Kielder and Border Forest. Boasting the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and a forest with 150 million trees, this is a breathtaking must-see.


    York really is one of a kind. This marvellous city is drenched in rich history and flaunts countless must-see landmarks. Although the city’s a beautiful gem all year round, it really comes alive in winter. Its charming streets bursting with character and originality glisten with Christmas lights and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see York Minster covered in a blanket of snow.

    Once you’ve decided on your destination, it’s time to find somewhere to stay. Why not tie your weekend break in with a luxury visit to one of the UK’s most popular spas? By treating yourself to a selection of spa treatments and pampering sessions, you’ll be able to enter the New Year feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

  • 3 Of The Top Haunted Places To Visit In The UK

    Halloween is fast approaching so we've pulled together 3 of the top haunted places to visit in the UK that would be just perfect for a spooky weekend break!

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  • Things To Do In The Cotswolds | Why Visit This Autumn

    With leaves turning beautiful autumnal colours, conkers falling from the trees, and a refreshing yet comfortable chill in the air, things to do in the Cotswolds this autumn are far from lacking!

    In fact, 50 years ago the Cotswolds was declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the area’s come a long way since then.

    So grab your scarf and put on your walking boots, now is the perfect time to head to the glorious countryside for an autumn break. Here are just a few reasons to visit the Cotswolds during the cooler months... Continue reading

  • 4 Fun Ways To Fit Exercise Into A Spa Break

    Spa breaks are well known for being relaxing havens of peace and tranquillity. But a spa break can also be a great opportunity to blast away the cobwebs ready for a fresh start and embrace a healthier outlook on life.

    If you fancy using yours to kick start a healthy new you why not try any (or all!) of the following tips...

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  • Pamper At Home | Transform Your Home Into A Spa Like Heaven

    A spa break has to be the ultimate stress-busting solution. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed at work or hectic family life is making it difficult for you to get time to yourself, a relaxing trip to a spa ought to help. There’s just one problem - the very parts of day-to-day life you need a break from are often the ones you can’t escape! If the thought of running away for a couple of days to a relaxing retreat seems pretty much impossible at the moment, you may have to get creative, and why not? There are plenty of ways to pamper at home! If you can’t get to the spa, get the spa to come to you! Here’s how.... Continue reading

  • Are Spa Breaks Worth the Money?

    Spa breaks are a treat that most of us have considered at one point or another. But so many of us are yet to experience such luxury! Why is that? Guilt is certainly a factor. Those of us most in need of an escape are the least likely to indulge in one. Shackled by responsibility, we often neglect ‘me time.’ Prioritising others can mean that we never allow ourselves the relaxing experiences we deserve. Largely because we’re concerned about the cost. Continue reading

  • 4 Health and Fitness Alternatives If You Hate The Gym

    If you’re looking to get in shape and improve your fitness, the gym might be the first place you turn. After all, joining a gym can be a fantastic way of building muscle, improving your stamina and shedding the pounds. But if you hate the thought of spending several hours each week stuck inside the same sweaty and noisy room, you may be less than excited about signing up to a costly membership. Continue reading

  • 5 Spa Activities To Make You Feel Better About Winter

    Winter is fast approaching and gone are the days of wearing flip flops to the shops and having BBQs in the sunshine. But just because the weather is getting colder and the days shorter, doesn’t mean that the fun is over. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up to make you feel better about the bad weather and lack of sun, here are five spa activities perfect for winter: Continue reading

  • Questions To Ask Yourself Before Booking A Spa Break

    Sneaking off for a spa break can be a fantastic way to clear your mind and replenish your body. To get the most out of your stay, it’s worth doing a bit of planning and asking yourself a few questions before you book. Here are four questions to ask yourself before packing your suitcase and heading off to a luxury spa retreat. Continue reading

  • 5 Fun Activities to Do in Autumn With Your Friends

    Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean it’s time for the fun to end. If you want something to look forward to, why not arrange a special get together with your friends? Here are 5 fun activities to do in Autumn: Continue reading

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