It’s that time of year again: having finally abandoned your New Year’s diet AND managed to find your loved one a suitable Valentine’s present, we’re beginning to focus on the future. And with the sun (albeit occasionally) peeking out from behind the clouds, summer holidays are on the horizon – but where to go? Whether it’s the Peak District or Peru, we’re always up for an adventure here at Wowcher, which is why we’ve compiled our list of alternatives to lying by the pool… Read more
While even the Irish struggle to define Gaelic expression craic (pronounced ‘crack’), it seems best described in English as ‘having fun’ or ‘having a laugh’, often accompanied by live music and with a pint to hand. A friend and I set off for a weekend in Dublin in search of the elusive craic and found the Emerald Isle’s vibrant capital city did not disappoint. Stepping off the bus from the airport, we were greeted by the sound of bagpipes and the sight of men in kilts. Had we boarded the wrong plane or simply stumbled across a Scottish commune? Neither. We soon discovered our trip to the land of the shamrock (or if you’re lucky, four-leaf clovers) had coincided with the Six Nations Championship, with Ireland and Scotland battling it out on the pitch. Our timing meant that Dublin was heaving with rugby revellers that evening, and the city’s cultural centre and nightlife hotspot Temple Bar was even more buzzing than usual.
Like many European cities, Berlin is shrouded in history yet buzzing with hipsters, beer halls and all-night raves. So what makes this city different to all the others reachable by EasyJet? Earlier this month, my boyfriend and I headed to Germany’s capital to find out. With a third of the city comprising of parks, forest, gardens and lakes, you certainly feel a sense of openness despite being in Germany’s second-largest city. We had no trouble filling our time – whether you spend a day walking the winding River Spree to Museum Island for your culture-dose, or visiting the vibrant East Side Gallery where the walls and buildings are a montage of history, art and energy, there’s certainly something for everyone. After meeting the friendly residents and experiencing the wonderland that is the nightlife, I’m hardly surprised everyone’s raving about Berlin…
When it comes to romance, fine dining and amazing sights there’s only one city worth visiting…
While the Eiffel Tower is great and the Louvre is a must, we’ve got the insider’s scoop on what to see and do in the city of love.
Part sleepy suburb, part industrial centre, the 10th Arrondissement is where it’s at in Paris right now. Not only has it got booming nightlife (courtesy of the neighbouring 11th, home to venues such as Le Caveau des Obliettes, 5* on Trip Advisor, and Pop In, 4* on Google+ Local reviews), but it’s also go great cafes, boutique shops and cyclist-friendly streets.
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Rumoured to have been the place where Lewis Carroll dreamt up Alice in Wonderland, Eastclose Country House, New Forest blends Georgian opulence with a cool, contemporary twist. Not to mention, it is rated 4* on Trip Advisor!
One of the New Forest’s hidden delights, Eastclose Country House is set in 18 acres of green parkland and lays claims to the Conqueror Restaurant and Bar, which is also rated 4* on Trip Advisor.
But if you do visit, don’t just stay in the hotel – make the most of one of England’s most stunning areas of natural beauty. Here’s what we suggest… Read more
Arguably Britain’s most picturesque tourist hot-spot, the Lake District has long captivated travellers with its potent combination of breath-taking scenery, quaint villages and outdoorsy adventures. But if navigating through the extensive selection of activities and events on offer is threatening to kill your holiday-mood have no fear, we’re here to show you just how fun holidays in the Lake District can be: