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Five Things To Do In Cornwall


Encompassing the most southern tip of England, the county of Cornwall is one of the most exciting and popular UK holiday destinations.  There is plenty to see and do in Cornwall for everyone, but we have picked five of the most popular attractions to visit when taking a hotel break in Cornwall. Minack Theatre The world famous Minack open air theatre was, built into the Cliffside around 80 years ago, with a very interesting story [...]


Invercauld Arms Hotel restaurant “Pops up” near Glenshee, Scotlands largest Ski Centre

glenshee piste map

If any of you have been up to the Bay Invercauld Arms hotel recently you may notice a new addition as a “pop up” restaurant has appeared over the past few weekends! When you are up in Scotland this winter, amongst many popular destinations for many visitors one of the main attractions is the Glenshee Ski Centre which has the UKs most extensive snowboard and ski facilities. The Centre boasts an impressive 36 runs with [...]


Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool tower and Illuminations

Autumn is nearly upon us and it wouldn’t be the same with out a visit to the world famous Blackpool Illuminations which got switched on on the 30th August and the seaside city has a buzz of excitement to it. The Blackpool illuminations are a long standing tradition that started in 1912 to mark the first royal visit to Blackpool by princess Louise who officially opened the new promenade. Around 10,000 bulbs were used to [...]


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Well it’s that time of the year again where the Pipes and Drums, Display Teams, Military Bands, Dancers and the Lone Piper playing against the magnificent backdrop of the Edinburgh Castle all come out for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which starts today (2-24 August) From its origins in 1950 when there were only 8 items on the program the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has grown massively with the total visitor count now reaching over [...]


Cowes Week

Yachts Racing in Cowes Week

Cowes Week is nearly upon us, starting this year on Saturday 3rd August.  As a keen sailor myself sailing both racing yachts and dinghies I have for many years always wanted to take part in Cowes Week but have never got around to competing, I have always watched it. I have been to plenty of other regattas like the Classic Channel Regatta, where we sailed from Dartmouth in Devon to Paimpol in France and then [...]


Whats on Where?


In this month’s “What’s on where?”  There are a number of attraction’s coming up around the country to cover a wide range of interests. If you’re a food lover then on the 20th April in Durham just 10 minutes from the Bay Eden Arms the Food Festival features numerous demonstrations, talks, book signings and samples on offer to whet your appetite. After all that food some exercise may be in order so  on the 27th [...]


A Different Type of View

The Big Wheel

The view from Bay Torbay Hotel looks a little different at the minute, a 60m observation wheel has been erected in Princess Gardens opposite the Bay Torbay Hotel, don’t worry views from the hotel have not been obscured. The 365 tonne wheel was completed in four days by eleven highly trained staff and has come straight from London’s Victoria Park Olympic celebrations. It is open to the public from 10am to 10pm until 31st October. [...]


Britain’s Favourite Landmarks

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In a recent survey conducted by MSN Travel, fellow British travellers have voted for Britain’s Favourite Landmarks. Amongst some of the famous places selected why not pay them a visit on your next break away? Peering in at number 24…….. Whilst staying at the Bay Majestic or the Bay Burlington hotel in Eastbourne, on those long hot days why not pay a visit to the picturesque sea side town of Brighton and visit “Brighton Pier” which [...]


10 attractions in and around Whitby

The Whale Bones and Whitby Abbey

  Whitby is dominated by the ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey, located high on the East Cliff. Down below is the picturesque seaside town, with a maze of alleyways and narrow streets. A trip to the parish of St Mary, will give you some history on Bram Stoker who took inspiration from the churchyard to write the world famous book, Dracula. 1. Captain Cook Memorial Monument Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator and [...]