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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

10 Reasons to Visit Newcastle

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Laura Foulger

WIN Afternoon Tea for Two at The Vermont **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** OUR COMPETITION CLOSED AT 12PM ON MARCH 2017. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS. ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE TAKING AFTERNOON TEA AT THE VERMONT HOTEL! Springing up from the north bank… Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Brooke

Mothering Sunday originated as a Christian celebration to honour the Virgin Mary. Every year Mother's Day is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. Nowadays this annual celebration of mums is more about breakfast in bed, bouquets… Read More

7 Reasons to Visit Manchester

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brooke

Home to world-famous football teams, iconic bands, Coronation Street and chips and gravy, Manchester is Northern England's diverse, energetic and creative hub. For anyone planning to visit for a weekend or perhaps thinking of moving north, read on for 7 reasons why you should definitely consider… Read More

The Bucket List – The Three Horseshoes Hotel and Spa

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Andrea

.mybox{background:rgba(255,255,255,0.75); padding: 6px; margin: 0 20px 0 20px;} As part of our plan to help others #LiveALittle in 2017, we promised we’d celebrate #BucketListThursdays by providing one person (or couple) a month with an experience to tick off their list! And we’ve done just… Read More

Top Things to See and Do in Amsterdam

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Andrea

If you Google Amsterdam, you’ll find many travel guides are based around the things everyone knows make The Netherlands’ capital an unbeatable stag or hen night destination: its controversial red light zone and the comparatively relaxed legal attitude to a certain herb. But Amsterdam is so much… Read More

City vs Country – 10 Top UK Breaks

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Andrea

Is your idea of idyll waking up to endless rolling greenery interrupted only by the occasional ‘baa’ or ‘moo’? Or can you not wait to push open the curtains to reveal a bustling city centre, just waiting to be explored? We’ve put together some of… Read More

Behind the Doors of Hotel Gotham

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Brooke

This 5-star Art Deco Manchester hotel has been in Coronation Street, Real Housewives of Cheshire and Cold Feet to name but a few hit TV series. So what exactly is within Hotel Gotham that makes it one of the hottest locations in town? We take… Read More

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Issy

Ali and I between us have worked at Red Letter Days for nearly three decades, sharing many an unusual adventure thanks to our employers. We often pool experience opportunities together in order to try different things. This summer has been no exception and, combining Ali's great love of history and… Read More

Game of Thrones Tour

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Brooke

Following the overwhelming and worldwide popularity of the TV show Game of Thrones, it was only a matter of time before one of the RLD team went to do the tour in Belfast. Affiliate and Partnerships Manager Gemma was lucky enough to experience it earlier… Read More

No Town Like Motown – RLD Head to Detroit

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Brooke

Recently RLD Partnership Manager Lorraine and Corporate Relationship Manager Ciana went to Detroit with thanks to our West End Theatre tickets partner Encore. Find out how the girls got on during their holiday and if there really is no town like Motown!… Read More

An Inside Guide to Post Summer Holiday Retreats

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Dan

Summer is officially over and the kids have finally gone back to school. For parents, the summer holidays can be a grueling time and come September, we're sure a little time out wouldn't go amiss. That's why we asked some of our… Read More

Last Minute Summer Holiday Plans

Posted on July 22, 2015 by Issy

The school holidays are here, temperatures are soaring and there’s no time like the present to get out and visit new places with the family. If you haven't yet made any summer holiday plans yet or are stuck for ideas, we have a few last… Read More

How To Survive a Music Festival

Posted on June 3, 2015 by Dan

Not long ago we gave you a run down of our five favourite summer music festivals - and now we're going to tell you how to get through them in one piece! If you don't know your pitching zones from your Portaloos, or… Read More

Out and About: Spa Break at Alexander House

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Dan

Life can be very hectic and we all deserve a little pampering from time to time - and what better way to unwind than with a luxury spa break? We love spa breaks at Red Letter Days and you can read about some of… Read More

Staycation – UK’s Best Holiday Hotspots

Posted on May 20, 2015 by admin

The sun, the sights, the culture and the allure of an exotic trip away is difficult to resist, but there are plenty of reasons why a domestic holiday could be a better fit for you. Read more to find out about our holiday hotspots… Read More

Seven Little Known Lighthouse Facts

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Dan

We pride ourselves on our eclectic selection of short breaks and getaways... Not long ago, we added an overnight stay at the West Usk Lighthouse to our ever-growing range. This lovely retreat in Newport, Wales overlooks the Bristol Channel and its quirky feel… Read More

Gypsy Caravan Glamping with Llamas

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Issy

You'll know (if you regularly read our blog) that we are big fans of Catangar Llamas. Can you imagine what it is like to stay in a hand-built gypsy caravan with llamas at the end of the garden?… Read More

Alternative Summer Breaks: Camping and Glamping

Posted on June 6, 2014 by Dan

Summer has well and truly arrived! With the promise of blazing sun, warm weather and blues skies comes the desire to head out on a summer break, but this year, rather than head to a hotel, why not try something a little different? With… Read More

Four Fun UK Short Break Destinations

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Dan

Spring is the perfect time to come out of hibernation, embrace the warmer weather and experience something new – and what better way to do so than with a short break? If you’re thinking of getting away somewhere this year but are a little… Read More