We recently visited the Hollins Hall Country Club and Hotel near Leeds as a surprise 60th birthday present from my brother Jeff and sister-in-law Lisa, with two rounds of golf and dinner included.
On the south coast of Ireland, sitting on the side of a hill overlooking the beautiful Glandore harbour and the fishing village of Union Hall, the Shearwater Country House bed and breakfast is a idyllic location for visiting Cork, Skibbereen and the South West of the country.
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Down in County Kilkenny in the south of Ireland sits the small, good value and good quality three star Rhu Glenn country club hotel, just outside the town of Waterford.
With 31 en-suite rooms, we found the hotel quiet, comfortable and welcoming.
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If you are looking for a good hotel in Las Vegas, then I’m afraid to say you are spoiled for choice. And we are no experts, as we’ve only been the once, and we’ve only had one experience of a hotel over there. But it was a good experience, so we will tell you more…
For a long time one of Great Britain’s best kept secrets, when the activities of Bletchley Park were final revealed to all after it was declassified under the Official Secrets Act, a race was underway to restore the rapidly decaying huts where hundreds of men and women (mostly women) served relentlessly to decipher enemy messages which were to shorten the war significantly.
Many years later, and after many years of tireless restoration, the Park now stands to inform and commemorate many unsung heroes of the second world war.
I don’t want to make a habit of reviewing the same places over and over again, but I’m making an exception in the case of Paradise Lake Lodges…
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A few minutes south of the village of Camolin, on the east side of Ireland about 90 minutes from Dublin, nestled in picturesque open fields with views of the countryside in all directions, you will find the Kilbora B&B owned by Anne Marie, offering four spacious and well appointed double or king size ground floor rooms.
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It’s a little late for Easter but if you are looking for a nice day out with the kids this summer you won’t go far wrong at Gulliver Land. Our grandkids just had the best day, which was part of a long weekend also pulling in our trip to the Harry Potter studio tour.
Maybe this short video will give you a taste of what’s in store for the little ones.
I just love that scene in the first film where he visits Diagon Alley for the first time with everyone recognising Harry. Continue reading “Video review : Warner Bros Tour”
Dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s is inference to someone paying very close attention to the smallest of details. The irony cannot be overstated in our latest sojourn to Ibiza in the less than capable hands of TUI, who we affectionately remember as Thomsons from years gone past… Continue reading “TUI or not TUI, that is the question…”