Monthly Archives: November 2013

Weekly City Spotlight: Leeds


Leeds by Night

Located in West Yorkshire, the city of Leeds offers a lively and vibrant break with a great range of attractions to visit. With first class shopping facilities located across the city including the Victoria Quarter, Leeds is home to a number of attractions from the amazing treasures of the Royal Armouries Museum and Leeds City Museum, to the splendour of stately homes such as Temple Newsam House. Attracting thousands of visitors, the university city of Leeds includes historic places of interest such as Kirkstall Abbey as well as the Armley Mills, in contrast to the recently opened First Direct Arena, a modern super-theatre entertainment centre.  With a fantastic array of restaurants and clubs, Leeds also holds a number of festivals throughout the year, celebrating all this great city has to offer.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Lancaster


Skyline View of Lancaster

Located in the county of Lancashire, Lancaster is set on the River Lune in the North West of England.  With so much to offer those looking for a city break, Lancaster’s Castle is a fantastic place to start, just one of many historic buildings within the city.  The stunning Williamson Park provides a chance to relax and explore attractions such as the Ashton Memorial set in over 50 acres, and with a range of museums in the city, historic Lancaster can also be revisted.  With shops, restaurants and café’s galore, the docks and quay areas are also on offer, making Lancaster a beautiful and diverse place to visit.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Kingston upon Hull

Kingston Upon Hull

Queen’s Gardens in Kingston Upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire on the River Hull.  A city break brings something for everyone, with Hull as it is commonly referred to, steeped in history.  With cobbled streets and fine examples of architecture throughout the Old Town, visitors can also explore Hull’s rich heritage with a visit to the Museum Quarter. With the Marina, beautiful parklands and stately homes also featuring on the attractions list, a great way to see Hull is by following the Seven Seas Fish Trail.  With trail maps available from the Tourist Information Centre and suitable for all ages, the trail ensures you uncover the many treasures Hull has to offer.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Hereford


Skyline View of Hereford

Situated on the River Wye, and close to the Welsh border, Hereford is located in the centre of the county of Herefordshire.  Hereford offers a wide choice of places to visit including High Town with a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants for those who enjoy retail therapy, to the more historic attractions such as The Old House and Hereford Cathedral.  Hereford Racecourse provides for an exciting day out, and you can learn more about Hereford by visiting its many museums, or take a relaxing walk along the river to appreciate the beauty of this rural location.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Gloucester


Aerial View of Gloucester

The beautiful city of Gloucester is set in the South West of England, in the county of Gloucestershire, on the River Severn.  Situated close the Welsh border and with Bristol nearby, a city break in Gloucester offers a wide choice of historic attractions including the magnificent Cathedral.  With Gloucester being the Country’s most inland port the Gloucester Docks are a sight to behold with traditional ship building and restoration still taking place. With the Quays area offering a great selection of shops, restaurants and cafes, Gloucester also boasts a number of museums displaying its rich heritage including the National Waterways Museum and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.  Attracting thousands of visitors each year, a visit to Gloucester will make for an interesting, exciting and relaxing break for all.

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