Enjoy Christmas with Luxury Family Hotels …….

6:16pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THIS Christmas and New Year, the experts in family travel, Luxury Family Hotels, have a superb range of breaks on offer at their seven family-friendly properties around the country.

‘Quirky’ Edinburgh is worth a visit

South Wales Argus: Edinburgh is packed with history, culture and great food

4:29pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

You will find plenty to do in Edinburgh, a capital which offers a modern city set alongside a historic town that’s ready to transport you back in time.

More going to Europe's festive markets

South Wales Argus: Frankfurt Christmas market in Germany

4:14pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The history of Christmas markets dates back to the late middle ages and originates from the German speaking part of Europe.

Enjoy pretty countryside and top cooking classes

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4:13pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Nestled in a village location on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border, between Tewkesbury and Pershore lies Eckington Manor, a long-established farm set in 260 acres of land, which has at its heart a 12th century hall.

Age-friendly sites win the thumbs-up for silver travel

South Wales Argus: Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey

12:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Nine tourist attractions in North Wales have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out, according to a new report from Silver Travel Advisor, the travel review and advice site for mature travellers.

Truro hotel makes Cornwall stay magnificent

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12:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Alverton has so much going for it that it’s actually hard to know where to start.

Holidaying like Hollywood: Our guide to Malta

South Wales Argus: Gozo is the second largest island and perfect for walking, cycling and diving

12:22pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

HOLLYWOOD icons Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent their honeymoon on the islands of Malta after a secret wedding in France, while shooting their new raunchy blockbuster By the Sea.

Tampa is perfect place to unwind

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10:44am Tuesday 10th June 2014

GAZING at the ocean from the white sands of Clearwater Beach, Florida, it's almost impossible to have a care in the world.

Planes 'need child-free zones' - survey

South Wales Argus: Family with cart of luggage in airport (6052272)

10:56am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Almost 70 per cent of travellers think planes should have child-free zones, according to a survey.

Language no barrier to fun at Disneyland Tokyo

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10:45am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Disneyland Tokyo pulls in around 14 million visitors a year, making it the world's third most visited theme park. But on the day Martin Wade went, it wasn't quite as busy as he'd feared.

Seaside hotel is at lively heart of Newquay

South Wales Argus: The Fort Inn, Newquay, Cornwall

12:53pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

NEWQUAY on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast is often heralded as one of the country’s favourite seaside towns and is Britain’s unofficial surfing capital. IWAN GABE DAVIES stayed at the ideally situated Great Western Hotel, right in the heart of its lively heart.

Spectacular backdrop of Lynmouth - England’s‘Switzerland’

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11:50am Wednesday 14th May 2014

SET among the spectacular scenery of an area known as England’s Little Switzerland is Lynton, a small Victorian town with a selection of shops, tea-rooms and cafés.

Help choose name for Cardiff-based jet

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2:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

As it adds two new routes from Cardiff Airport, CityJet is to name one of its aircraft after the 'ultimate Welsh icon', to be chosen by the people of Wales.

Vibrant Hiroshima proud of its tragic past

South Wales Argus: The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. The former exhibition hall was one of the few buildings left standing after the atomic bomb detonated

1:46pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

HIROSHIMA is a Manchester-sized prosperous and thriving city. It has trams, delightful parks, galleries and stylish places to eat – much like any other. Except, of course, it isn’t.

Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination

South Wales Argus: Stacked stones in Pembrokeshire

12:49pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

KNOWN across the world for its awesome coastal scenery, protected by Britain’s only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination; golden sands backed by towering cliffs teeming with wildlife and covered in a riot of flowers, especially in spring.

Dine like a king at magnificent Thornbury Castle

South Wales Argus: Dine like a king at magnificent Thornbury Castle

3:13pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

JUST a few miles over the border with England, if you take the Severn Bridge from Chepstow, the magnificent Thornbury Castle sits at the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire.

Last chance to see Coronation Street's historic home

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1:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Coronation Street The Tour is offering Corrie and TV fans the unique opportunity to walk down the hallowed cobbles of the nation’s favourite street as the former Coronation Street set is opened to the public for a limited time.

Explore historic Oxford

South Wales Argus: Iwan Davies and his wife in Oxford

10:40am Wednesday 12th March 2014

SO handily situated on the banks of the River Thames, just a few minutes’ walk from the cosmopolitan and chilled city centre, the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel has it nailed down when it comes to the location stakes.

‘The Fair City’ of Perth – gateway to the Highlands

South Wales Argus: The Parklands Hotel, Perth

2:20pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

I am ashamed to say, despite having travelled half way around the world, this was my first visit to Scotland.

Fun for the family in Dorset

South Wales Argus: Fun for the family in Dorset

1:30pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

DORSET is a favourite with families – there’s plenty to do such as enjoying the beach at Weymouth to fossil hunting at Lyme Regis plus an awful lot more.

‘Record numbers’ to visit UK

3:45pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

OVERSEAS visitors are set to spend record-breaking amounts of money in the UK this year, according to national tourism body VisitBritain.

Center Parcs - the place for all the family

3:28pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

Taking a family holiday couldn’t be easier if you pick Centre Parcs as your destination, as Caroline Stock found out.

Magical time in Orlando for newlyweds

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10:40am Tuesday 14th January 2014

For a dreamer like me, Disney World in Florida was the only honeymoon destination worth considering.

British over 50s only venture to landmarks on their doorstep

5:57pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Many Brits over 50 have seen less than half of the top iconic sights of the world, according to a new study by the UK’s leading holiday rental specialists HomeAway.co.uk.

Five great places to visit for New Year celebrations

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3:55pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

London

Swindon, perfect for a bit of shopping

2:57pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Swindon may not be on your first choice of weekend breaks but the town off the M4 has a lot to offer visitors.

More coming from US to UK

2:52pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Royal baby news and the success of TV shows like Downton Abbey are driving increased interest in the UK from American would-be tourists.

Walking trip to Venice not as odd as you might think

South Wales Argus: Burano Island, Venice

2:00pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Having flown to Venice to join a cruise ship a few years ago, I was intrigued by wooden ramps that had been placed over the steps on either side of many bridges. Was this, perhaps, a belated attempt to cater for visitors in wheelchairs?

Celebrities voice app's fun city guides

1:56pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Cities Talking is the new way to discover your favourite cities, for less. Whether you’re planning a mini-break with your partner, looking for a way to entertain the kids in the holidays or struggling for fun things to do at the weekend on a budget, this new travel app has got it sorted.

Elves help reveal best of Bluestone’s attractions

South Wales Argus: Elite Elves Caitlin Tinsley (L) and Brogan Swart on one of the electric buggys at Bluestone national park venue in Pembrokeshire (2877192)

1:52pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

A chance to become an Elite Elf awaits you at Bluestone national park venue in Pembrokeshire.

Bali leads Far East's charge in long haul holiday value chart

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12:02pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

AFTER three years at the top of the best value rankings, a 45 per cent price rise in Sri Lankan resort costs means that the Indian Ocean destination has lost its crown to Bali and dropped to fifth place in the sixth annual Post Office travel money long haul report.

Berlin: Where history can be found on every corner

South Wales Argus: The Brandenburg Gate (1358383)

11:29am Wednesday 9th October 2013

A VISIT to Berlin means facing some of Europe’s most turbulent times. Its history, especially in the last hundred years, has seen it at the centre of three of the continent's catastrophes.

Great Brampton House – an extraordinary place to have a relaxing time

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11:22am Wednesday 9th October 2013

THE sheep grazing on the lawn of the handsome regency country pile added to the peaceful feel, until we noticed the sheep weren’t actually moving.

Malta - where stamp of history is never far away

South Wales Argus: DRAMATIC: Grand Harbour in Valletta, capital of Malta

6:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

SINCE 2004 the island state of Malta has been a member of the EU and since 2008 they have used the Euro. While these were big decisions for Malta to take, the island has been part of a wider family of nations for thousands of years.

Have an illuminating time in Blackpool

South Wales Argus: Have an illuminating time in Blackpool

2:00pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

If you haven’t been to Blackpool during the Illuminations, you are missing a unique experience.

How to get your packing right

1:00pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

Why do so many people get holiday packing wrong? And are men from Mars and women from Venus when it comes to packing? According to this infographic by Latedeals.co.uk they are.

Fast-track to US from Cardiff Airport on offer

12:00pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

Cardiff Airport and Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, has announced detail of a service which allows Welsh passengers to fast track their journey to the US through Dublin Airport.

Warmer welcome on offer at Cardiff Airport

South Wales Argus: Welsh government plans 'to buy Cardiff airport'

5:10pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

Travellers arriving at Cardiff Airport will now experience a brighter, warmer welcome to Wales thanks to a new Welsh Government-funded project to improve passenger experience.

New luxury lounge opens at Bristol Airport

South Wales Argus: Bristol Airport

3:50pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

The latest addition to Bristol Airport’s passenger facilities has opened its doors following completion of work on the new £600,000 Aspire Lounge.

Hampshire coast holiday is just right for family

South Wales Argus: Hampshire coast holiday is just right for family

3:21pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

Ceri Garner-Jones discovers a holiday park on the south coast which offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a great part of the country.

Enjoy a park holiday with the family this summer

South Wales Argus: Enjoy a park holiday with the family this summer

4:20pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

If you are looking for a fun-filled holiday for all the family at a reasonable price, then trying one of the myriad holiday parks across Britain would be right up your street.

Legoland has building blocks for perfect day out

South Wales Argus: The Howells children enjoy the day at Legoland

3:10pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Having spent many hours creating Lego models growing up and seeing my three children repeat the experience it was only a matter of time before a visit to Legoland resort came up in our conversations for things to do when summer raised its head.

Has social media killed the holiday fling?

South Wales Argus: Social media could mean the end of holiday romances

11:29am Wednesday 12th June 2013

More than half of us now ‘check out’ our holiday fling on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter while still on holiday, according to a survey by last minute holiday experts Latedeals.co.uk.

Reminders of D-Day never far away on Normandy coast

South Wales Argus: One of the German gun casemates at the Longues-sur-Mer battery near Arromanches

12:57pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

Here on the seafront in Arromanches, in Normandy, on June 6, 1944, part of the greatest armada which has ever sailed appeared on the horizon to deliver men and machines to defeat Nazi Germany.

Walt Disney World still has the power to invoke childhood dreams

South Wales Argus: Walt Disney World still has the power to invoke childhood dreams

3:02pm Monday 27th May 2013

Walt Disney World in sunny Florida has been my favourite place on the planet since I can remember, Magic Kingdom Park in particular, writes Nikki Jarvis.

The many charms of Cornwall

South Wales Argus: Pendragon Country House, Davidstow

3:20pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

THE FIVE-STAR multi-award winning Pendragon County House is a gem of a small hotel and an ideal base to explore Cornwall’s many charms, as IWAN DAVIES discovered on a recent visit.

The Wirral is great for a weekend away

South Wales Argus: Perch Rock lighthouse at New Brighton

2:30pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

Situated between the River Dee and the River Mersey, the Wirral Peninsula offers the perfect weekend getaway.

Riding free in the Welsh Marches

South Wales Argus: Riding free on the Marches in Wales

2:10pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

It may have seemed odd to onlookers, for a huddle of three riders dripping puddles onto the flagstone floor of the Roast Ox Inn at Painscastle, soggy and cold from a soaking up on Llanbedr Hill, planning to do the same again and bigger and bolder next year.

Enjoy enjoy the majestic beauty of Swtizerland

South Wales Argus: Enjoy enjoy the majestic beauty of Swtizerland

1:25pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

Owen Pearce enjoys the majestic beauty of Swtizerland.

Celebrating the Bestival

South Wales Argus: Celebrating the Bestival

11:00am Friday 15th February 2013

BESTIVAL 2012 may have been closed by headliner Stevie Wonder but, it’s during this year’s offering that a rendition of his hit Happy Birthday would be most appropriate. Chris Wood explains why there are a number of reasons to celebrate on the Isle of Wight this September.






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