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Weekend Christmas Break In Stratford Upon Avon

We recently enjoyed a weekend family break in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and stayed at the Mercure Stratford upon Avon Shakespeare Hotel, a 4 star hotel situated right in the heart of the historic town. I blogged about this stay on my cool things blog but wanted to share it with Travelphant readers as it was such a lovely town and hotel. Here just a few of the photographs I took of the hotel and the Christmas lights in the town.

4 Awesome Secret Beaches in Devon

The summer holidays are here and that means Devon’s beaches will be jam packed with families, but how about those secret beaches that the locals like to keep for themselves? Where are they? Load up the car with windbreaks, fill the boot up with a picnic and set-sail for a day of sun, surf and solitude and go enjoy these four lovely beaches which Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks recommended to us… 1. Mouth Mill Cove, Clovelly An hour’s drive south from Woolacombe is Mouth Mill Cove – a small, isolated cove that has forever been associated with piracy and smuggling. You can reach this little beauty spot by a gentle woodland path which leads down from the National Trust carpark at Brownsham. At the cove you can still see the remains of an old limekiln, although the exact location of the old working mill here is unknown. You’ll also be able…

Your Perfect Serene Getaway To The Lake District

The Lake District is a serenely beautiful part of northern England, known for its glacial ribbon lakes and the natural beauty. There’s a reason it’s protected as one of England’s few national parks and loved so much by tourists. Though it’s popular, it’s surrounded with quaint towns and easy-going locals. So what is there to do there? Let us tell you how to get the best out of all the sights available at the Lake District. Accommodation First thing’s first, you’ll want accommodation. The region has a berth of fantastic bed and breakfasts. Full English breakfasts, friendly owners and comfy rooms are well in stock here, given how much business the B&Bs can get. There are plenty of differing opinions on which B&Bs, exactly, are the best but you’re spoiled for choice. Or, if you want to try an alternative sort of accommodation, there are plenty of camping sites and…