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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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Grassington House

Grassington House Hotel: a haven in the Yorkshire Dales

August 6, 2014 Comments Off on Grassington House Hotel: a haven in the Yorkshire Dales

When John and Sue Rudden took on a three storey Georgian residence in North Yorkshire they had little idea that the next few years would be some of the toughest they had ever known.

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