PUBLISHED: 21:00 18 May 2018 Karen Richards The sharks don't mind a bit of rain so pop along to The Seaquarium to pay them a visit. Archant We all hope the sun stays out when we book a trip to the sea or countryside but if storm clouds loom there is no reason to be gloomy with these ten fun things to do in and around Weston and North Somerset. All manner of marine life await your visit at The SeaQuarium. 1. SEAQUARIUM You cannot miss this impressive building on its short pier in between the Grand Pier and the Tropicana on Weston’s seafront. The Seaquarium is ideal for the whole family who will love the colourful range of freshwater, marine and tropical species such as sharks, puffer fish and piranhas, showcased in 10 different zones. 2. GRAND PIER Weston's iconic Grand Pier has all you need for some wet weather fun. One of Weston’s best-known landmarks, the popular attraction has plenty to keep everyone busy on a wet afternoon. Activities are suitable for all … [Read more...] about Places to visit on a rainy day in Weston and North Somerset
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An insider's guide into the top places and cities to visit in Spain – and where to stay while you're there – including the best for couples and families, in locations including Madrid, Barcelona, the Costa Brava, Seville, San Sebastian, Andalusia, Valencia, Marbella and Pamplona. Madrid Madrid has really revamped itself in the past couple of years. The Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums have all got bigger and better, while the centre of the city is smartening up with new boutiques, delis, cafés and gastrobars opening up every week. It’s perfect for a culture-rich long weekend or city break, with great food and a lively atmosphere at night. Madrid may be cold in winter – it is one of Europe’s highest capital cities, after all – but the sky is usually blue and the sunshine strong enough to allow visitors to sit at a pavement café sipping a vermut. Where to stay Only You Hotel Atocha Madrid, Spain 9 Telegraph … [Read more...] about The 14 best places to visit in Spain
Easter is the perfect time to visit Monfragüe National Park Photo: Vince Smith / Flickr Want to do something over the Easter holidays but keen to avoid all the religious fervour? The Local gives you a rundown of the best alternative Easter travel plans. If the crowds at the Easter processions don't tempt you but you still want to make the most of an Easter break in Spain here are some of our favourite ideas. For the art lovers Photo: moof/Flickr Figueres (Catalonia) is the birthplace of the eccentric artist Salvador Dalí. Visit the quirky Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, designed by the surrealist himself. For the beach lovers Photo: adriagarcia/Flickr The least overrun and most tranquil of the Balearics, Menorca has 99 pristine beaches and countless coves to discover along its 216 km coastline. For the foodies Photo: Pug Girl/Flickr The Basque seaside city of San … [Read more...] about Check out the coolest places to visit in Spain this Easter
PUBLISHED: 15:07 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 23 March 2018 Mariah Feria Diss Mere. Photograph by Sonya Duncan. Instagram users demonstrate the most photogenic places to visit in Diss. The Diss Auction Rooms The Auctions Rooms of TW Gaze host over 52 weekly sales showcasing a range of diverse and interesting lots. Their knowledgeable and experienced staff make every auction experience extra special. Diss Parish Church A calming, welcoming and very photogenic part of Diss, the Parish Church is one of the most popular areas of the town. St Mary’s Church tower also dates from the 13th Century and has been used a place of worship for more than 1000 years. Diss Mere Probably the most well-known location on our list, the Diss Mere attracts visitors from all over Norfolk. Stretching over six-acres, the Mere is described as a ‘wonderful oasis in the heart of Diss’, set right in the centre of the historic market town. Amandines Cafe We recently reviewed this cafe, … [Read more...] about 8 top places to visit in Diss
PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 01 February 2018 Emily Cotton Where is your favourite place in the world to travel to? Picture: THINKSTOCK Soft_Light Why not beat the winter blues by booking yourself a trip to one of these top travel destinations, as chosen by people in Norfolk and Suffolk. Manhattan, New York. Picture: THINKSTOCK New York City, USA For those wanting to visit New York City, each season offers something a little bit different. The city is equally worth seeing whatever the time of year - Central Park is as beautiful in spring as it is blanketed in snow in the winter. Despite being famously congested, New York City is one of the most attractive urban centres in the US and has something for every taste and traveller. As well as its world-famous landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Centre and The Empire State Building, the city is heaving with art galleries, museums and some of the world’s best eating and drinking … [Read more...] about Travel destinations: Where’s your favourite place to visit?