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Seeking out for a bold, lovely and one-of-a-kind hotel in Edinburgh? Then Hotel Missoni is just what you need. Nestled on the notable Royal Mile of Scotland’s capital city, this beautiful, modern 5-star hotel won’t fail to impress you with the notable Rosita Missoni’s very own iconic style and touch on the hotel’s interior designs.

Take a peek at the Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh in this clip prepared by BaseMotion, who shares,
 

For over 50 years, Italian fashion dynasty Missoni has spoken a bold visual language all its own. The family-owned and -operated Missoni has recently teamed up with The Rezidor Hotel Group to develop Hotel Missoni.
 

So get in touch with us today for your next trip to Scotland!

Rainham Marshes, Essex

 

Just on the borders of East London are a haven of various bird species and wetland insects and plants. In the rural of Essex, you’ll not only find Medieval sceneries but also the RSPB nature reserve of Rainham Marshes.

With almost 2,000 bird-watchers visiting this marshland, only the residents of the London Borough of Havering and Thurrock enjoy a free entrance to this Metropolitan Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, which particularly doesn’t only consist of the Rainham Marshes but also of the Aveley and Wennington Marshes.

The Daily Mail UK Travel correspondent Gareth Huw Davies traveled into this part of the UK just to see the various birds that flock to its wetlands (“Perfect for Beak Breaks: The Only Place is Essex for a Spot of Bird-Watching”). In here, he delights himself with local birds like the avocet, “with its elegant upturned beak”.

Below is a short snippet from his travel article:
 

The birds needed no encouragement to flood on to the 1,015-acre site. Left to itself, nature will make a home almost anywhere… Nowadays, compared with the average theme park, this wildlife paradise is a real bargain, with a family ticket costing just £9… There’s a playground and children’s adventure play area and plenty of information in the bird watching shelters to inspire the next David Attenborough.


Get the rest of his article here, and learn more about his birding activity in Essex.
 

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What are the Top Things to Do When in Wales A 5-day vacation in Wales is enough to both unwind and take in the beauty of this country. read more

London Attractions

 

With all of England has to offer, what will you put in your itinerary to make the trip worthwhile?

We give you the top 5 places to visit to make the most out of your England vacation.

London tops the list of England destinations.  There you can visit cultural and historical landmarks such as the Buckingham Palace (don’t miss the Changing of Guards ceremony), Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament,  Trafalgar Square, the British Museum and the British Library. Riding the giant Ferris wheel, London Eye, gives you the best view of London, more so at night.

Oxford University is the heart of Oxford in the central southern England.  The second oldest university in the world is one of the finest there is in the globe.  Take a tour of the campus, and see the Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Botanical Garden, Sheldonian Theater, Radcliffe Camera, Rhodes Trust from among the other interesting sights to see in the University, and beyond.

The Victorian Pier in Brighton is another must-see.  Embark on the Royal Pavilion Walking Tour as it takes you to the opulent seaside palace that was built by the Prince Regent.

The breath-taking countryside offers the view of rolling hills, ancient snow villages, lush meadows, along with brooks and streams.  Stay closer to nature in The Cotswolds.
 

In fact, there is so much more than these in London, so make sure to stay longer in your next trip.

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Harrogate Cenotaph

 

Harrogate has always pulled in a good number of travelers even in the past, and the main travel attraction highlight in this town is no other than its spa waters in the RHS Harlow Carr gardens, which particularly attracts people who wish to treat their illnesses through the waters’ salt, sulphur and iron content.

Aside from being a spa town though, there are other things that a perfectly healthy traveler could do in Harrogate, and this includes visiting the Low Harrogate wherein you could check out the impressive Mercer Art Gallery and the imposing Royal Pump Room.

Gareth Huw Davies of the Daily Mail UK further supports the idea that apart from ‘water treatment’, there are other activities that could be done in Harrogate (“High Tea, Hot Water and Heavenly Yorkshire Views: Six Things You Must Do in Harrogate”). This, of course, includes sampling the little gastronomic treats that this spa town could offer; hence, he didn’t hesitate to sink his teeth into “some scrumptious macaroons, vanilla slices or its signature fat rascals”.

In addition to these afternoon desserts, he also visited one of the popular travel attractions in Harrogate. Here’s an excerpt from his article:
 

The gardens of Harlow Carr, set out in the 1880s on the edge of Harrogate, have become a very 21st century attraction. On our visit a helpful volunteer showed us wonderful photographs of trees turning different colors in winter. The bird hide is worth a visit too - we saw a great spotted woodpecker, bullfinches and coal tits. The garden even has its own branch of Betty’s tearoom. See www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr.
 

Read through the rest of his travel article here, and learn more about the four other things that could be done in Harrogate.
 

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Recognized as the hometown of English poet William Wordsworth, Grasmere is a fascinating village lying next to a pretty lake in the Lake District National Park.

Whether you merely want to stroll around the lovely lake or simply visit Wordsworth’s house, namely the Dove Cottage, you definitely need a nice guest room to spend your nights in while in this lakeside village – and there’s no better accommodation available than the Traveller’s Rest Hotel & Inn, which is strategically built at the base of Helvellyn right in the center of the national park.

Take a peek at their cozy bedrooms and homey location in Lake District Inns’ video, in which the user shares,
 

An original sixteenth century coaching inn on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Grasmere, The Traveller's Rest epitomizes the traditional Lakeland inn. Full of old world charm and character with oak beams and inglenooks.
 

So start planning your next holiday trip today, and start speaking with our travel experts!

Travel Tip: What to Do in Scotland If you further want to conquer more parts of the UK, then Scotland should be one of the countries that you shouldn’t dare miss out. read more
A Short Clip from National Museums Scotland Are you the type of traveler who just loves to tour historical sites, art galleries and museums? Then you should not dare miss the one museum that runs all the national museums of Scotland! read more

Llangollen Canal, UK

 

 

Wales proves in its cityscape that it is indeed a UK nation, and while you can observed the considerable change of building and scale height in its capital city, Cardiff, most of its real beauty is seen in the countryside.
 
No one can deny the fact that aside from impressive castles, Wales also possesses natural beauties as evidenced by its gorgeous landscapes, beautiful mountains, wonderful beaches and striking national parks.
 
A breathtaking view of the countryside could actually be enjoyed when you take a brilliant cruise along the Llangollen Canal, a traversable canal that crosses the border between Wales and England. Daily Mail UK Travel features this canal along with a narrowboat that lets you see the amazing views of the countryside (“A Holiday at 4mph: Canals, Quiet and Calm on a Narrowboat Break in Wonderful Wales”).
 
Get a sneak preview of the recently published article below:
 
 
There are all sorts of things to master when you get on a narrowboat - how to steer, for a start - and the waterways have their own etiquettes, such as passing on the right and queuing properly for tunnels… When it comes to maneuverability, a narrowboat is more miniature oil tanker than yacht. I swerved and weaved; I whacked bridges; on one occasion I drew applause from a whole coach party of Americans when making an incompetent 18-point turn. While all this is happening, one's everyday concerns simply vanish from the mind. And alongside the slapstick were periods of blissful serenity, of floating at lawnmower pace in the sunshine, of counting the landmarks to the next perfect pub.
 
See the rest of the article, and appreciate the spectacular sceneries in Wales!
 

So start planning your next holiday trip today!

 

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In addition to its international reputation as being the home of Robin Hood, Nottingham is renowned for its distinctive lace industry, a traditional source of the city's prosperity. Today the Lace Market area of Nottingham is a hip quarter of the city's center.

This walkable city quarter features stunning architecture and a variety of sights and restaurants. The Lace Centre has since closed but there remain plenty of shops to purchase a memento of traditional Nottingham lace.

Buy

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop

Address: 18 St Mary's Gate

Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm; Sat 11am - 6pm; Sun 11am - 4pm

Eat

The Kean's Head

Address: 46 St. Mary's Gate (NG1 1QA)

Tel: +44 (0)115 947 405

Open daily from late morning until late eveing.

This small pub tucked away on a quiet street opposite St. Mary’s Church in the Lace Market area is the perfect casual dining and drinking spot. Food is simple but tasty, about £4 to £8 per dish. There is an excellent selection of local and foreign beer and wine to match your food.

Café Rouge

Address: 31 Bridlesmith Gate (NG1 2GR)

Tel: +44 (0)115 58 2230

Café Rouge is part of a popular UK chain, and offers relaxed and casual French-inspired dining. Friendly service combined with delicious food and a top-notch wine selection make this the perfect spot to plan your travel itinerary over breakfast, pop in for a quick lunch, or relax after a day of touring the city.

See

Lace Market Theatre

A small independent amateur theatre highly regarded for its diverse program of modern and traditional drama, comedy, and the occasional musical. Located on Halifax Place, near the Fletcher Gate.

Stay

Lace Market Hotel

A luxury city center hotel located in the heart of Nottingham’s trendy and vibrant Lace Market area. The hotel is definitely a splurge but the rooms are beautiful, the restaurant is award-winning, and the cocktail bar is one of the best in the city.

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Thanks to an influx of Italian immigrants over the last century, Wales now boasts the best ice-cream in the UK. Check out some of these local favorites to satisfy your sweet tooth while exploring the country. 


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UK National Award Winners

Frank’s Ice Cream in Carmarthenshire 
Since 1920, Frank’s has been scooping the best ice cream that Wales has to offer. Winner of the Carmarthenshire Family Scoop National Ice Cream Award, not only does this shop distribute its own premium ice cream brand across the country, but they also offer a delicious Diabetic Ice-Cream
Address: Capel Hendre Industrial Estate, Ammanford, Dyfed SA18 3SJ 
Tel: ‪            +44 1269 832400       ‬‎

Joe’s Ice Cream in Swansea 
Originally a coffee house for early miners and dock workers in the late 19th century, this family of Italian immigrants soon began to source the finest ingredients in Wales to make the unique tasting ice cream still served today. Here are the different retail locations

Fecci & Sons Ice Cream in Tenby 
Fecci & Sons is a local institution, known for their large portions and for serving up traditional Italian ice-cream with supreme flavors and smooth creamy textures. Open at 8am, come by for breakfast & coffee, or stop by later for a tasty afternoon treat. Full children’s menu available. 
Address: Upper Frog Street, Tenby SA70 7JD 

More Local Favorites

La Belle Rouge in Aberystwyth 
This shop produces an artisan ice-cream made from the milk of the water buffalo that graze the pastures of West Wales. Combined with simple organic ingredients and complemented with fruit coulees, this is truly a unique treat. 
Address: Llanon, Aberystwyth, SY23 5LZ 
Tel: 01974 202906 

Cadwaladers - 3 cafés in Cardiff 
Cadwaladers is a well-known and well-liked chain in Wales. Most of the food items are made in house or specially for the stores. The Café offers not only ice cream and coffee, but scones, pies, cup cakes, and sandwiches. Many of their flavors can be found in local grocery markets as well. Here are the different café locations.

Remember!

Here at Anglo Brampton Travel we specialize in travel to and near the UK - we can put together the perfect trip for your budget and interests. 

Stretching across the Welch countryside are magnificient expanses of green and mountainous scenery. Much of this land has been deemed environmentally important and therefore deserving of government protection. For the tourist, this means three spectacular National Parks, waiting to be explored. 

 

In addition to the areas that have been designated as National Parks, the Welch government has also identified smaller but still important parts of the region as ”Areas of Outstanding Beauty.” While these labels are primarily for environmental reasons rather than to promote tourism, you can be sure that you will experience unspoiled scenery at its finest.

National Park status offers the highest level of environmental and planning protection in Wales, to the extent that each National Park is also a Governmental Organization in its own right, called a “National Park Authority.”

Within the parks are (carefully planned) facilities including Public Toilets, Parking, Visitor Center, and even Gift Shops selling branded merchandise.

The 3 National Parks:
Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales. 
Enjoy the stunning landscape, canal paths, castles, rolling countryside, waterfalls, and more. Plenty of family attractions, outdoor activities, and musical events, including the international Hay Festival. Here is info about where to stay locally in Brecon Beacons, or for a wider geographical area, visit Mid Wales Tourism

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in South Wales. 
The first National Park in the UK, this park has everything from rugged hills to sandy beaches. Climb, bike, horseback ride, kayak and windsurf. Visit the internationally important rare habitats for the wildlife, or plan your trip around one of the Park’s many events

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. 
The largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia also has its highest mountain peaks and largest natural lakes. It’s great for hiking and mountaineering. The Park is also inhabited by about 26,000 people; visit their picturesque villages and learn about the rich culture and local history of the area. 

Check out the Wales’ national tourism website for additional comprehensive info & mapping.

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