Lunch in style at The Bell, Alderminster near Stratford Upon Avon

The Bell is one of those places whose names seem to make people smile and nod. We mentioned the hotel/restaurant/pub, in Alderminster, near Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, a…

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Five destinations for a budding military history student

My eight year-old son has been studying WWII as his class topic. He’s turned into quite the young military history student. The most recent school…

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Taking children to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Is it a good idea?

Our children have hit a bothersome age. Instead of happily trotting along with us to museums and exhibitions, it can be a struggle to persuade…

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A family afternoon at Warwick Castle, in Shakespeare’s England

Warwick Castle has changed a good deal in the twenty or so years since my last visit. Merlin Entertainments, the group behind Legoland, Thorpe Park…

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QHotels Chesford Grange, a family friendly Warwickshire hotel

Chesford Grange, in Warwickshire, England, is a hotel that’s difficult to leave. With 17 acres of land, the quiet setting of the QHotels country house…

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The Great British Bake Off guide to picking a holiday destination

Choosing a holiday destination can be tricky. With 158 ports of call just from Gatwick Airport alone, it’s difficult to narrow the options down to…

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The best winter activities when you don’t want to ski

Winter holidays aren’t just about skiing. There are SO many more winter activities you can sample when you’re at a ski resort, or a snowy…

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Castles of Wales: Kidwelly, in Carmarthenshire

Visitors to Wales are spoilt for choice when it comes to castles. The country’s sometimes called the “capital of castles”, because it’s difficult to go…

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Five things I learned about the cruise ship MSC Preziosa

Last week, I was a guest of MSC Cruises on board their flagship Preziosa. MSC invited 150 of us bloggers on board, and hosted a…

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