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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

October 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

It’s the eggy bread I’m worried about.

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Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

What’s on in Chester: an insider’s guide

August 14, 2016 Comments Off on What’s on in Chester: an insider’s guide

For a city famous across the globe for its rich past, Chester is very much focused on the present and the future when it comes to its diverse cultural offering.

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Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

It’s Summer 1980 and Bodie and Doyle of Professionals fame are stalking out potential bandits.

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Royal Exchange © Matthew J Graham, 2013 (2)

Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

At Northern Soul, we make no bones about it: we love the North. I mean, we REALLY love it. With that in mind (and mindful about the Christmas spirit), we thought we’d share some of our favourite Northern places with you.

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Jesmond Dene

The Splendour of Jesmond Dene

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on The Splendour of Jesmond Dene

When the sunlight is thrown in a certain way through horse chestnut tree leaves, I am reminded of all the times that I’ve been an aspiring cyclist.

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St Mary's Inn

Review: St Mary’s Inn, Northumberland

October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: St Mary’s Inn, Northumberland

One day last month I woke up in an asylum.

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Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Review: Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Driving through the deserted dockyards of Liverpool you could be forgiven for thinking that the taxi driver was taking the long route.

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Hotel Gotham

Na na na na na na na na…we stay at Hotel Gotham (in Manchester)

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Na na na na na na na na…we stay at Hotel Gotham (in Manchester)

Although I always approach reviews with an open mind and an open heart I must confess that I was a big fan of Hotel Gotham before I came to stay.

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Park Inn

Manchester’s Park Inn: a four star experience?

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester’s Park Inn: a four star experience?

To say that Park Inn’s location is a double-edged sword is something of an understatement.

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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene: a grand house, a hotel and a host of memories

April 27, 2015 Comments Off on Jesmond Dene: a grand house, a hotel and a host of memories

As a student in Newcastle in the early 1990s, one of my favourite things was meeting my Gran in Jesmond Dene.

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