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Chester is in the market for love this Christmas

Chester is in the market for love this Christmas

Chester is gearing up for festive romance this December as the city's Christmas Market is tipped to be the best location to organise a date during the festive season.

Clifton on Ice opens in style

Clifton on Ice opens in style

From a derelict building site to an alpine ski lodge and real ice rink the transformation was breathtaking and one which has really impressed and surprised local traders.

Welcome in 2015 with a New Year getaway in South Devon

Welcome in 2015 with a New Year getaway in South Devon

Whether you are looking for a luxury lodge, a cosy cottage or an award-winning apartment, Coast & Country Cottages have a fabulous range of self-catering properties, perfect for a getaway in South Devon this New Year.

Italy's most unusual Christmas market

Italy's most unusual Christmas market

The city of Genoa on the Italian Riviera has one of Italy's most unusual Christmas markets. Held throughout December in the historic centre, the annual Genoa Christmas market is completely themed on the medieval era.

Plymouth celebrates the festive season with Christmas events across the city

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is celebrating the onset of the festive season with the return of the Christmas markets to the city centre and Royal William Yard as well as family-friendly attractions and events from Santa’s Grotto to the Snow Globe.

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! (Happy New Year) in Wales

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! (Happy New Year) in Wales

If you have yet to make up your mind about what to do this New Year’s Eve, then look no further than the members of the Welsh Rarebits collection of hotels, many of which have created special packages to enable you to see in 2015 in style.

Take an 8D ride on Santa's sleigh at Wookey Hole Caves

Take an 8D ride on Santa's sleigh at Wookey Hole Caves

Children visiting the popular Santaland at Wookey Hole Caves will be able to take a rip-roaring 8D ride over rooftops on Santa’s sleigh before meeting the man himself this Christmas.

Welcombe Hotel celebrates Christmas with the creation of a giant replica Gingerbread house

Welcombe Hotel celebrates Christmas with the creation of a giant replica Gingerbread house

The Welcombe Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire has created a giant edible Gingerbread house to celebrate Christmas.

Top five festive destinations for a cracking Christmas holiday

Top five festive destinations for a cracking Christmas holiday

Whether you love or hate Christmas, what better present than treating the family to a truly unforgettable experience abroad? And it doesn’t have to cost the earth.

Eight unique European Christmas markets

Eight unique European Christmas markets

As Christmas approaches, cities across Europe transform themselves into winter wonderlands, converting town squares and open spaces into traditional alpine villages serving up arts, crafts and mulled wine.

Bijou cottages for couples in Scotland at Christmas and New Year

Bijou cottages for couples in Scotland at Christmas and New Year

A selection of bijou cottages - perfect for couples seeking a Christmas or New Year getaway in Scotland – are being featured this festive season by Unique Cottages.

Vauxhall’s first ever Ice Rink

Vauxhall’s first ever Ice Rink

This festive season Ice Skate Vauxhall, a brand new winter experience comes to the heart of the Capital for the first time, located in the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in Nine Elms on the South Bank.

Add a little sparkle this Christmas with Cadbury House

Add a little sparkle this Christmas with Cadbury House

This Christmas, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House is pulling out all the stops for a glistening festive season. From Afternoon Teas to Sunday Lunch with an added disco - the fun never stops at the North Somerset venue.

Dunster by Candlelight: A Somerset celebration of Christmas

Dunster by Candlelight: A Somerset celebration of Christmas

The atmospheric Dunster by Candlelight Festival takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of December (this year 5/6th) in the remarkably well-preserved medieval village of Dunster in West Somerset.

City breaks for singles this Christmas

City breaks for singles this Christmas

For a Christmas getaway with a difference, leading singles specialist, Friendship Travel, is featuring breaks in Marrakech and Barcelona, where solo travellers can enjoy a sociable city festive break in the company of other single guests.