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Festive fun in Bristol – stay at The Bristol Hotel

Bristol always pulls out all the stops to attract visitors over the festive period and this year’s no exception, making it a perfect pre-Christmas weekend break destination, particularly as it’s easily accessible from every corner of the country, either by … Continue reading

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Watch out… There’s a Gromit (or 80) About…

Gromit, Britain’s favourite animated dog, is currently to be found wandering the streets of Bristol, where he was first created by the Oscar-winning Nick Park of Aardman Studios.  Gromit Unleashed (http://www.gromitunleashed.org.uk/) is a public art exhibition of 80 giant fibreglass … Continue reading

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Discover the Dock – The Bristol Hotel launches a summer city package

Bristol is on a high: two of its best-known residents, Wallace & Gromit, have been chosen as Visit England ambassadors and the city was recently named among the top ten most popular destinations to visit in the UK by TripAdvisor. … Continue reading

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Forgot Valentine’s? In the dog house? Don’t despair, help is here

It’s 14 February. It’s Valentine’s Day. But somehow you forgot (I don’t know how, the High Street is littered with hearts and red roses) and now you’re in the dog house. Don’t despair, help is at hand. Book Grand Hotel … Continue reading

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Last chance to catch the falling autumn leaves

Autumn has well and truly arrived, so there’s not much time left for leaf peeping.  Though North America  may be famous for its fall leaves,  the colour of the trees is equally striking in Switzerland and it’s so much closer … Continue reading

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Head for the islands: Hotel Ilio opens its doors for the summer season today

I’m super excited this morning: Hotel Ilio (www.hotelilio.com) opens its doors for the season today, which must mean that summer is just around the corner, even if it doesn’t look that way as I peek outside my window… The good news … Continue reading

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Hurrah! My local is second best hotel in South West…

I’m ridiculously proud that the Manor House Hotel in Moreton – the little hotel at the other end of the High Street from me, no less – took silver at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards last night, beating some … Continue reading

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