Visiting the UK from Ireland: The Manor House Hotel, County Durham

This series of posts is aimed at my Irish friends, family and audience who are thinking about visiting the UK in the near future. Featuring places to visit and things to do and see, it will draw on my personal experience, as well as the experience of others.

For Irish holiday makers visiting the North East of England, I’ve been working with The Manor House Hotel to put together a number of packages that are perfect for both short stays and long term visits.

The Manor House Hotel is a quintessentially British hotel that offers 32 comfortable bedrooms, leisure facilities including a pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, spa treatments, and a relaxing restaurant which breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

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The Manor House is an independent country house hotel, so those expecting modern trappings such as 50 inch LCD TVs and the latest styles won’t find that here. What they will find is a genuine welcome, a good base for exploring County Durham, and a history that is unrivaled in the local area.

Typical packages available at The Manor House Hotel include:

  • A two night bed and breakfast break with dinner on the first night and full use of the spa facilities for around £155
  • A two night bed and breakfast break with one 25 minute spa treatment each and full use of the spa facilities for around £139

You can learn more about The Manor House Hotel on their website or if you have any questions fill in my contact form and I’ll be happy to get back to you.

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Visiting the UK from Ireland: A Series of Posts

This series of posts is aimed at my Irish friends, family and audience who are thinking about visiting the UK in the near future. Featuring places to visit and things to do and see, it will draw on my personal experience, as well as the experience of others.

As an Irish citizen who is living and working in the North East England, it is a personal privilege for me to welcome Irish visitors to County Durham and North East England.

Vince, my Grandfather, and Tommy, my Great Uncle, moved to County Durham in the 1950s in search of work, and have made a great contribution to local life, especially in Croxdale where they lived. In a way the work that I do continues to introduce Irish people to the North East, just as they were introduced to it all those decades ago.

Over the coming posts I will introduce you to my favourite hotels, holiday accommodation, attractions, restaurants and shops, many of whom I hope to work with in order to bring my Irish audience deals and offers which will be exclusive to my website.

A visit to London on Friday

On Friday I’m looking forward to visiting London again. I’ve been three or four times this year to see my brother, who lives in the UK’s capital city.

If you’re thinking about visiting London in the near future then rest assured you will have the time of your life. There’s so much to do and see that you could spend a year visiting and not even scratch the surface of what this amazing city has to offer.

What will today bring?

Today is a day at home from me, away from the hustle and bustle of what everyday life has become. One of the advantages of working from home, and for yourself, is that you can set your own schedule, within reason anyway.

I’ve always been a bit of an independent spirit, so working for myself seemed like a natural fit. Having spent around 13-14 years working in hotels, I’m now taking the time to explore new things that interest and excite me, and one of those things is a bit of self reflection right here on my blog.

I do have a few tasks that I want to complete today, one of which is planning my travels in 2019. Places I want to visit include:

  • Oslo, Norway – for a return visit after I spent a week there this year
  • Bergen, Norway – at least twice – to visit my Great Aunt and Uncle, and the rest of my family
  • London – at least three or four times – to visit my brother, who now lives there. He’ll be visiting home three or four times as well, so that’s nearly once a month one of us will be up or down there.
  • County Mayo, Ireland – where my Grandfather is from
  • Dublin, Ireland – for a short break

With the amount that I travel it’s also important for me to have a job/career that allows me to be mobile, work from where I am and be able to plan my own diary accordingly. I’ve found that self employment gives me all of the above and more, and although it is difficult at times, on balance it works well for me.