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Posted on March 10th, 2015 at 4:02 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

The Warrington Guardian announced that the town’s Irish community will have a week-long celebration of cultural traditions from March 14-20. It opens with free Irish entertainment in the Old Market Place at the Golden Square between 12pm to 4pm on March 14. A range of events will follow throughout the week, finishing on March 20 with an Irish Ceilidh dance to be held at the Pyramid. Everyone is invited to attend the events and encouraged to paint the town green.


Posted on March 9th, 2015 at 4:12 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

The Chester Chronicle recently posted a list of what’s on in the coming weeks within the areas of Chester, Flintshire, and Cheshire. This includes events, music and gigs, shows and theatres, and exhibitions scheduled up to early April.


If you are a plant lover, you might want to attend the Spring Plant Fair at Arley Hall and Gardens scheduled for Sunday April 12. Sets of unusual trees, shrubs, and spring flowering bulbs will be shown on specialist plant nurseries. Attendees can ask questions about gardening from Arley gardeners during the fair. Visitors can eat at the superb Tudor Barn restaurant. Entrance for children is free.


Posted on March 6th, 2015 at 4:28 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

Tom Coleridge, a 23-year-old former soldier, joined the Love Warrington event last February 14th as reported by Cheshire Today. Coleridge acted as the champion of the Warrington Disability Partnership as a part of the event held at the Golden Square. The aim of the event was to promote Warrington as a tourist destination by showcasing the great things to love about the town. The day was filled with family activities such as giveaways, performances, and character visits. Participating venues included Live Wire, The Jungle, The Village, The Park Royal, and Gulliver’s World.


Posted on February 12th, 2015 at 3:57 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

Staying at a bed and breakfast near Warrington is truly a pleasurable experience. An article from Bcrnews.com states that “They are more personal, more intimate, and ultimately in our humble opinion, they are a much more comfortable type of accommodation. In many ways, they bridge the gap between hotel and home.” Needless to say, for most people, bed and breakfast accommodation takes the comforts of staying in at a great hotel and adds some personalised attention.

Posted on December 1st, 2014 at 6:58 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

These days, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity is synonymous with good hotel service—as is the case at highly rated bed and breakfast hotels in Warrington. If the latest numbers are any indication, what used to be a luxury is now a basic amenity and indeed a sales strategy for many hotels worldwide. For instance, 73 percent of hoteliers who responded to a survey – conducted by telecommunications company Motorola and partner IDG Connect – agree that thanks to free Wi-Fi access, their bookings have increased tenfold.


Posted on October 31st, 2014 at 2:02 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

The continental breakfast is a product of the cultural exchanges between Europe and the U.S. A watered-down version of the heavy breakfasts that dominated tables in these continents, the continental breakfast has become a standard meal in most hotels around the world.

Slate’s L.V. Anderson asks an interesting question: “What makes a continental breakfast…well, ‘continental?’” Depending on who you ask, “continental” can either refer to mainland Europeans or the Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. In this case, however, the first definition applies. (more…)

Posted on October 29th, 2014 at 1:58 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

Northwich has big plans for the coming years, starting with next year’s calendar.

With full support from the local populace, Visual Arts Cheshire recently released a 2015 calendar featuring the sights and sounds of this quaint medieval hamlet as witnessed through the seasons. All images were taken by local photographers, who hope to share the beauty of Northwich with the world. The calendar can be obtained from select establishments like the town library and the Weaver Hall Museum. (more…)

Posted on October 27th, 2014 at 1:48 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

From Liverpool, North Wales is just on the other side of the Wirral Peninsula. At one point in time, hovercraft made regular trips between New Brighton and Rhyl, a popular seaside resort in North Wales. However, for many reasons, the trips became less frequent until they eventually ground to a halt.

Today, in response to the growth of tourism in Rhyl and North wales in general, two hovercraft operators have expressed interest in restoring the sea route. The project, according to reports, may cost around £10 million and cut the travel time from the 90-minute land route to just 20 across the sea. If everything goes according to plan, the route may enter service as early as December 2015. (more…)

Posted on September 28th, 2014 at 7:50 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

Travel delays or cancellations – whether from airlines, railways or other transportation means – can be truly disruptive, especially if you’re on vacation. The uncertainty of the weather in the U.K. and the other “unforeseen circumstances” that befall roads, train tracks, airspaces, etc. can cause you to get stuck anywhere. Train passengers who took part in the recent Passenger Focus survey have enumerated such concerns, according to BBC News U.K.:

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 at 1:36 AM by happyguestslodge.co.uk

Short national holidays like the recent bank holiday present opportunities for people to take a little time off to relax, bond with family and friends, and do a little traveling. The Press Association, in an article for the Sunday Post, reports on how millions of Britons planned to leave the country for their holiday weekend: