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(Clifton Suspension Bridge - image from Gothick) What do Nipper the HMV dog, Blackbeard the Pirate and cowboy hats have in common? Go on, have a guess? Anyone? Well, the answer is that they all came from the county of Bristol in the South West of England. The most populated city in the South West, Bristol has a reputation for culture and also having a great vibe. The city has a vibrant and thriving arts, music and culture scene while keeping alive its history, which dates back to Roman times. One of the UKs major seaports, Bristol has seen many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at GBTourGuide's blog
If you’re looking for a weekend break combined with some history, North Yorkshire may not be the first place that you would think of. However, there is a wealth of history you can tap into on a trip to the North Yorkshire moors. Wild, dark and atmospheric, the moors of Yorkshire are home to some of the most beautiful castles and stately homes in the UK. Duncombe Park Duncombe Park, situated near the town of Helmsley, is the family seat of the wonderfully named Baron Feversham. The main house is now sadly closed to the public, but Duncombe has some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at GBTourGuide's blog
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The spa town of Bath is about 90 minutes outside of London in the county of Somerset and has a historical and cultural identity just waiting to be discovered. The city may be most famous for its Roman heritage and magnificent Georgian architecture, but there is a wealth of artistic and leisure pursuits whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend break or something more active. Things to Do Roman Baths – The Baths are one of the most popular attractions in the city, receiving over a million visitors a year. The museum has four areas: the Roman Temple, Roman Bath... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at GBTourGuide's blog
Royal Ascot and Cheltenham are the best known race courses in the whole of the UK. Today we are going to talk about Cheltenham in particular due to the annual Cheltenham Festival quickly approaching. The Cheltenham Festival runs between 12th – 15th March 2013, with Champion Day on the Festival’s first day running, Ladies Day on the second day, St Patrick’s Thursday on the third and of course, the infamous Cheltenham Gold Cup Day to close the Festival. The Festival Trials day also takes place this weekend. This is probably the best one day jump racing meeting of the year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at GBTourGuide's blog
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland (even bigger than the capital, Edinburgh) and third largest in the UK. The city of Glasgow sits on the River Clyde, which helped build the city into what it is today! Glasgow is a great place to shop! You have Buchanan Galleries, the St. Enoch Centre, Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and of course Sauchiehall Street to choose from in the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk away from each other. All the major high street favourites can be found in these shopping areas of Glasgow, from Primark to the House... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at GBTourGuide's blog
Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel is set in stunning grounds just outside the historic city of York, surrounded by the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. It offers excellent accommodation, dining, bar, spa, golf course and more. Book online today! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at GBTourGuide's blog
Cheltenham is most probably best known for the annual Gold Cup event which happens each year at Cheltenham Racecourse. However Cheltenham has many more things on offer including the internationally recognised Jazz Festival as well as the Science and Music Festivals which occur annually. One of the main reasons people come to visit Cheltenham is for events held at the Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room which hosts many events including music acts, theatre events and comedians alike. So we have decided to include just some of the events that are happening in the near future Cheltenham’s main venue... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at GBTourGuide's blog
Brighton is a beautiful seaside retreat on England’s south east coast, but there is certainly much more to do than just visit the beach. Royal Pavilion The Royal Pavilion was once the home of the Prince Regent, George IV. In 35 years, the estate was transformed from a modest farmhouse to the spectacular palace that stands today. In 1787, the then Prince of Wales hired architect Henry Holland to transform the farmhouse into a modest villa which would come to be known as the Marine Pavilion. The Prince’s love of the arts and the orient impacted the design. George was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at GBTourGuide's blog
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town with over 800 years of history in the county of Warwickshire in England. As the name would suggest, the town lies on the River Avon. It is located near towns and cities such as Warwick, Leamington Spa, Evesham and around 20 miles from Birmingham. The town is also known as the birthplace of playwright and poet William Shakespeare. This helps the town bring in a lot of tourism, with an estimated three million in received visitors each year. These visitors come from all over the world. Many of Stratford-upon-Avon’s attractions are Shakespeare related but the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at GBTourGuide's blog
The largest city in the Midlands Birmingham is the largest city in the Midlands and with a population of over 1 million, the most populous city in the UK outside London. People from Birmingham are affectionately known as "Brummies" derived from the city's nickname of "Brum". This year Birmingham was voted 55th most livable city in the world in a study by Mercer and with a large redevelopment plan underway in the city centre, it is aimed to get even higher in the future. The city's has a great history in sport. It was in the final selection process for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at GBTourGuide's blog
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