The lure of overseas travel can provide a wonderfully satisfying way to dream away the colds winter months but sometime it’s worth considering the options closer to home. In these harsh economic times were all watching our budgets so it’s a great time to explore the depths the our country has to offer…
In the UK we’re lucky to live in one of the worlds most sophisticated and historical countries, a country packed with interesting and varied cities boasting fantastic architecture, great food, a wealth of cultural opportunities and huge range of fascinating people to meet.
It may be a cliche but it holds some truth that the further you travel towards the North of the UK the friendlier the people are. Who knows whether this is a result of harder living or just the inclement weather but there are plenty of good times to be had in the north of the UK.
Scotland’s two great cities are Glasgow and Edinburgh, both are steeped in history whilst remaining vibrant and relevant to our times. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and the third larger populous in the UK and made its mark in the 18th century a key player in the transatlantic shipping routes to North America and the West Indies. The industrial revolution brought wealth and expansion to Glasgow with a shift to ship building and heavy industry leaving a city scattered with incredible architecture and public spaces. Glasgow hosts most of Scotland main cultural institutions such as The Theatre Royal , The Pavilion Theatre, The King’s Theatre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Film Theatre, Tron Theatre and the Gallery of Modern Art.
All this excitement is sure to build an appetite. For great Gaelic evening out we recommend Sloan’s Grand Ballroom. 14.95 buys you hearty meal for two with a choice of delicious Scottish cuisine and an evening of serious dancing at their opulent ballroom. When this was last offered 245 people grabbed the opportunity saving themselves 64% or 27.05 on this raucous and entertaining evening out.
Edinburgh is Scotland capital city and is the seat of the Scottish parliament boasting cultural highlights including the annual Edinburgh festival dedicated to the art and craft of comedy and the massive Hogmany street party. It’s a region of breath taking countryside, iconic landmarks and excellent attractions and entertainment.
An overnight stay at the simply stunning Lynnhurst Hotel can be grabbed at a 60% reduction for 109 making a whopping saving of 169. When you realise that this deal includes both your evening meal, breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine it’s not hard to imagine having a great weekend away at a reasonable price.
Belfast is another city on the rise with a plethora of interesting diversions for the interested traveller. Why not take the family to the Northern Ireland Aquarium for an opportunity to get up close and personal with a huge variety of marine wildlife, yours for the bargain price of 8.80!