York Chocolate Story – Review

York Chocolate Story – Review: January 2019

York Chocolate story, located on King’s square, right in the heart of York city centre is a chocolate lovers heaven.  Prepare to unwrap your very own piece of chocolate history.

Warmly welcomed into the attraction by the joyful Josh, a cheerful chap who made a great impression and immediately made us feel at home.  The souvenir guide book not only looks appealing, but is a fact filled read, ideal for the journey home and remembering those chocolatey momentous moments.

Be ready to take on the chocolate challenge and embark on a journey that will take you back thousands of years from chocolate to cocoa bean, exploring the rain forests of central America, where ancient tribes discovered the mysteries and power behind the cocoa bean’s humble exterior.

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Luxury Rail Trip to Edinburgh

Luxury Rail Trip to Edinburgh

Lovely luxury indulgence, from time to time, can be good for the mind, body and soul.  However, the focus for me is about affordable luxury to enjoy a luxury rail trip up to Edinburgh.

Travel in Style

Trainline – First Class TransPennine Express

Get things off to a super start and let Trainlines dedicated 500+ team take care of all your travel needs.  By booking your tickets with Trainline, a one stop shop whereby can search for all the best fares with a variety of train operators, to bag yourself a bargain.  You can book online or via their app, making searching for affordable fares easy and a simple experience.  Sit back and enjoy the view.

Opt for physical tickets to collect or e-tickets, the smart ticketing choice for travel on the go.  App tickets especially ideal for the wet and wintery weather, as no need to worry about wet or loss of tickets too! Plan ahead and first-class fares may not be out of reach, with many operators such as TransPennine Express covering the Edinburgh route.

Where to Stay

Novotel Edinburgh Centre – The Sensational Suite

Book into the Novotel Edinburgh Centre hotel, for a few nights, located on Lauriston Place, is a contemporary cosy hub, ideal for business, couples or family trips.  The Royal Mile, Princess street and Edinburgh Castle, literally on your doorstep, and are just a short walk away by foot.  The hotel offers a range of onsite facilities including the Tap bar and restaurant, fitness centre and a sensational indoor heated pool with colour changing mood jacuzzi, hammam and sauna.

Make your stay super-duper and opt for the sensational suite, the perfect accommodations with a relaxed and homely atmosphere, that offers a well-designed large space, for up to two adults and two children.  An incredible balcony with breath-taking and incredible views across one side of Edinburgh with a living room, two flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi.

The bedroom, with the stunning Scottish artwork mural, bathroom with power shower, complimentary toiletries, slipper and bathrobes to use throughout the duration of your stay.

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The Real Mary Kings Close Edinburgh – Review

The Real Mary Kings Close Edinburgh Review: October 2018

Happy Halloween to you all my ghoulish ghostliest friends, its time for a Spooktacular step back in time, to explore Edinburgh’s only uniquely preserved 17th century street, and follow in the footsteps of past residents.

Prepare to go deep underground under the famous Royal Mile, to the Real Mary King’s Close, delve into the mysteries and myths, but be prepared to hear the authentic truths about Edinburgh’s murky dark past.  For a small fee, make sure to pick up your ghoulish souvenir photo at the end of the tour.

Costumed Characters aka your tour guides include previous residents of the Close, The Maid to the cant family 1535 Agnes chambers, head of Edinburgh’s Foul Clengers, who’s uniform bared the Cross of St Andrew motif, as he put is life at risk to clear the disease stench homes of those infected or the renowned physician and pioneer of Medical sciences in Edinburgh Joannes Paulitius aka The Plague Doctor, and the first to officially treat the sick.

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Coronation Street The Tour Review

Coronation Street The Tour Review: July 2018

Manchester’s media city is the place to make your on street debut on Weatherfields famous Coronation street.

Wonderful Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford, is the setting for the ITV Coronation Street Soap.

Be streetwise with your foot wear choices, and prepare for a few bumps along the way, on the streets iconic corrie cobbles.  Amazing Allan, our lovely tour guide, gave nothing but a smooth performance.

The first glimpse you see the brilliant Bistro, Dev and Sunita Alahan’s convenience store and located at no 10 the Kabin News Agents.

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The Emmerdale Village and Emmerdale Studio Experience Tour Review

The Emmerdale Village and Emmerdale Studio Experience Tour Review 

Bright and breezy, location Leeds Weetwood Hall, on a Sunny Saturday morning, where the lovely Georgia checked us in for the excellent Emmerdale Village Tour.  With transfers the total tour took around 3.5 hours.

After a pleasant coach journey, thanks to driver Andrew, through Yorkshires scenic countryside we arrived on set where Bex our guide prepared us for our on-set debut.

Take your moment to shine alongside the famous road signage and the iconic Emmerdale Village entrance.  Make sure you also check out the original Emmerdale stone signage.

Make sure you wear flat footwear, because no matter how much you check the time, no bus will be coming to pick you up from the on-set bus stop.

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