The NEW Dakota Deluxe | Manchester | Travel Review

So, whats better than a Dakota Deluxe in Leeds right now..? How about a brand new Dakota In Manchester? That’s what!

I’ve previously rated the Leeds Dakota Deluxe as one of my favourite hotels to date so when I was asked for a little stop over at the brand new Dakota in Manchester I jumped at the chance… and obviously, with the precedent already set at the Leeds hotel, I was ready to compare and critique! ( You win with this one Dakota Manchester).

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Rudding Park Luxury Hotel & Spa|Travel|Harrogate

Ok so let me start of by saying I have been lucky enough to visit a number of spas in the last few years. However, i’ve never experienced anywhere quite like this…

Rudding Park Spa soars high above all expectations, so much so that even the 5 star reviews I was reading through before I arrived (I have a habit of doing that) didn’t actually do it justice. This place is a pure delight. In short, it’s gorgeous, the staff are world-class, it’s ridiculously clean and the facilities they have are the best I’ve ever , EVER, experienced!

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National Railway Museum|Wang Fuchun – The Invisible Photographer Exhibition|York

National Railway Museum - Wang Fuchun - York - Tom Sheard

Early last week I was invited to something pretty special. This wasn’t the usual kind of event that I am usually asked to attend so I jumped at the chance. This one was different, hosted in one of the most beautiful locations – The National Railway Museum in York which is completely unique and unlike anywhere you will ever see.

Wang Fuchun - York National Railyway Museum.
Wang Fuchun – York National Railway Museum.

This reason this event was hosted here was because there was a true enigma in town. A man who is a masterpiece within his own field. A brave man who has travelled on trains in China as “The Secret Photographer” for over 40 years. Wang Fuchun had arrived in the UK for the second time to open the Railway Museum’s newest exhibition – One Billion Journeys…

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ODDFellows|Hotel & Spa Review|Chester

All it took was a short journey west on the M62 winding up and through the Pennines and we had arrived. Oddfellows on the Park is a luxury boutique hotel and spa situated in the middle of a park in Chester and I couldn’t wait to stay!

The team at Oddfellows had very kindly invited me over for an extravagant night’s sleep to showcase everything the hotel had to offer. I’ve actually been needing a relaxing trip away so this came at the perfect time and I jumped at the offer.

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