Great Rail Journeys Offers a Great Selection of Tours for Single Travellers

Great Rail Journeys Offers a Great Selection of Tours for Single Travellers

With their new Europe, UK and Cruising by Rail Brochure, award-winning Great Rail Journeys (www.greatrail.com / 01904 527 180 / 0800 240 4470) has over 15 tours with No Single Supplement. From Cornwall to Italy, there is a huge variety of tours for customers to choose from, so solo travellers don’t have to miss out on incredible adventures.

The Ghosts of War Touch Commonwealth War Graves Historians and Theatre Cast

The Ghosts of War Touch Commonwealth War Graves Historians and Theatre Cast

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) historians opened their doors this week to the MESH Theatre Co. The cast of Journey's End, were invited to identify with the characters they play in the Centenary revival of RC Sherriff’s WW1 play; to be performed at Kruitmagazijn (Ammunition Store) in Ypres, Oct 10 – Nov 12.

 

The Journey’s End writer was wounded at Passchendaele in August 1917. His famous trench play written a decade later is both a time-piece and a documentation of timeless themes - comradeship, sacrifice, hero-worship, trauma and the recklessness of powers-that-be. All this is told through the simple story of soldiers in a dugout just before a massive attack in 1918 (Operation Michael).

 

Traditional Victorian Halloween

Blists Hill Victorian Town where life over 100 years ago is recreated

Experience a traditional Victorian Halloween at Blists Hill Victorian Town, during half-term 21st – 29th October 

 

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate Halloween in traditional style during the autumn half-term, 21st - 29th October. The Victorians marked All Hallows Eve with some curious customs and unusual ritualssuch as carving turnips (rather than the modern day pumpkins) into Jack-o-lanternsto frighten away evil spirits.

 

THE DOG FRIENDLY ‘DEV’ ~ A Dream Holiday in the Dales for you and your ‘best friend’

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Situated in the most idyllic of locations, ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is one of the North’s finest country house hotels, and is renowned for being dog-friendly, as well being champions of ‘green’ tourism (Gold Award winners ‘Green Tourism’)

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, themselves keen dog-lovers, support sustainability and a dog-friendly ethos throughout their businesses which include this superb country hotel, located in rural splendour on their Bolton Abbey estate.

Swiping right this summer? Super Break launch new travel tool

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Are you unable to keep off Instagram and spend most of your evenings pouring over travel inspiration online? A new travel tool allows you to swipe right or left, like a dating app, but instead based on your travel preferences.

Get your wanderlust fix with the new interactive created by travel brand Super Break. Discover Your Destination is designed to allow users to browse for their ideal short break through a journey of “instagramable” photographs.

Festival season: Hope and Glory

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Well this blog post is the fourth in the festival season series and unsurprisingly is a bit different to the rest. Mostly due to the fact that the festival was another level of terrible.

I had been excited for the festival since the first like up was released, including a variety of bands that I am a big fan of. This included James, The pigeon detectives and The Fratellis. So I purchased two tickets, one for me and the other a birthday present for my boyfriend (which ended up being possibly the worst present he had ever received) and this amounted to £180. 

Dorset County Show!

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The Dorset County Show 2017 will be held on the 2nd & 3rd September, with attendances expected to top 60,000 people.

Celebrating the best of agriculture and rural life, The Dorset County Show is run by Dorchester Agricultural Society and was established in 1840. The two-day show attracts 60,000 people and is held each year at the Dorchester Showground. Designed to promote agribusiness through traditional competitions, events, and demonstrations, the show offers the farming community the chance to exhibit the best of their wares to the public.

Festival season: How I was able to go to a festival whilst living with chronic illness

I spent the ages of 16-24 living and working abroad as much as possible, as well as driving around the UK and living in my van, too. As a kid we were always on adventures, hitching around other countries or heading to camps and communities. For the last five years, due to my health, I’ve only lived in Bristol. I have hardly left the city. I’ve grieved, and still do grieve, this every single day.

 

Eco-friendly honeymoons - the best destinations

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Begin married life in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best eco-friendly healthy honeymoon destinations for green-conscious couples. With a choice of award-winning eco-friendly luxury wellness retreats, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that these hand-selected wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.

From romantic eco-forest walks in India to nutritious organic cuisine grown onsite in New Zealand and natural therapeutic spa remedies in Africa, return home from these eco-friendly healthy honeymoons, feeling more connected to your loved one, and to nature.

Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night

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Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday, 28th October

Dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 28th October when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light up the night sky. 

 

SPAM® CAN Tour Returns To Blackpool Air Show!

SPAM® Can Tour Returns To Blackpool Air Show!

Following the success and fun of last year’s tour we have decided to do it all over again and show the British public what SPAM® products CAN really do! This year’s tour sees a return visit to Blackpool. We will be showing Blackpool Air Show crowds the versatility and great taste of SPAM® Products and giving away free samples of cubed SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham paired with classic cheese or pineapple.

Twin cities - ‘Sister from another mister’­

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Sister Cities. We all have one, but do we know what they are? Leading ferry operator DFDS has delved into how sister cities were formed, as a social agreement to promote both cities and elevate the cultural and commercial ties. Some twin cities host events together, while others share elements, traits and features including exchange programmes for college children.

Unusual Twin Cities

Whitwell & Paris

Award winning and family-friendly Hoburne Holidays

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Summer holidays are packed with fun and adventure at Hoburne Holiday Parks. Each of the 7 distinctive parks are dotted in stunning scenic locations, including Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cotswolds, Cornwall and Somerset, all known for their diversity and variety. From coast to countryside, every park is a short distance from the activities and attractions that the area has to offer, keeping the whole family entertained.

ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT THE WHOLE FAMILY

Glamping redefined by ‘Secret staircase’

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An innovative new campsite which has opened in the East Midlands has redefined luxury glamping by combining community, architecture and interior design.

In the Stix was opened this Summer in Greetham, Rutland, by Darren Blackwell and Alex Cowie and is the first campsite in the country to offer glamping domes with a solid mezzanine second floor, creating a family-friendly camping experience that encourages visitors to engage with each other and local businesses during their stay.

Festival season: Benicàssim

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After having spent my last summer holiday at a muddy and cold Leeds Festival, I thought that I had experienced the most extreme conditions possible for a music festival. Persistent rain, flooded tents and extortionate festival prices left me penniless, wet and having to trudge to the Salvation Army tent every morning for a free cup of soup to keep me going. Consequently, my friends and I thought that a summer holiday spent at FIB Festival, Benicàssim would be a doddle in comparison. Despite some apprehension regarding three of us sleeping in a tent in 35-degree heat, we decided to disregard the hotel or glamping option entirely – we thought we were pretty camping-savvy after the previous year – and took our own tent.