Weird and Wonderful Breaks

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With half term nearly here we thought we’d take a look and some of the fascinating sights and attractions of the UK. Whether you will be staying at one of our hotels in London, planning a weekend break in the country or spending a day at a theme park there is plenty to discover on your short break.

In the beautiful Kensington Gardens stands the Elfin Oak. The 900 year old tree is decorated with elves, gnomes and small animals and is Grade II listed. Originally from Richmond Park the stump was moved to Kensington Gardens in 1928 where it was decorated by the illustrator Ivor Innes. The Elvin Oak can be found next to the Princess Diana Memorial Playground and is a must see for anyone staying in a Kensington hotel.

When Robert Ripley first starting drawing illustration of the amazing things he saw on his travels he was celebrated as an eccentric. Now there are Ripley’s attractions across the globe displaying some of the worlds most bizarre exhibits. Ripley’s Believe it or Not in London has over 700 exhibits, including shrunken heads, dinosaur eggs and much more.

During your time in London why not pay a visit to the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill or Pollock’s Toy Museum alternatively spend some time discovering all about tea in the Twinings Museum and shop on the Strand.

Outside of London there is a fantastic array of unusual sights to explore, from the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle Cornwall to Mother Shiptons cave in Yorkshire there is something for all to enjoy.

If you enjoy natural wonders and are planning a break in Yorkshire then a visit to Brimham Rocks near Harrogate is a must. These stunning formations cover 50 acres and are said to have connections to the Druids. Another great sight in Yorkshire is Stump Cross Caverns, travel underground and see the stalactites of these stunning caves.

Where will you be going this half term?

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