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Nevis Range in Scotland

Nevis Range in ScotlandSee the sights from the top of the Nevis Range in Scotland. Take a gondola up the mountain, and get some views from the Sgurr Finnisg-aig view point. You can always cycle down too - or take the cable car back down again.




Hoseasons 2017

Hoseasons 2017Book your Hoseasons 2017 holiday and get your holiday at 2016 price; and pay a low deposit.




Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk WheelA fabulous day out, the Falkirk Wheel links the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. You have a variety of attractions at the Falkirk Wheel, including an Archimedes Screw, hire a cycle, paddle boats, or just a nice walk.




Costa del Southwold - a summer's day in the Suffolk town of Southwold

Costa del Southwold - a summer's day in the Suffolk town of SouthwoldIt may look like the Mediterranean, but this is a summer in Southwold, on the Suffolk coast.




Holiday gîtes, cottages and villas in Normandy

Holiday gîtes, cottages and villas in NormandyFind some holiday gîtes, cottages and villas in Normandy, France. Our top 5 towns to holiday near are Rouen, Caen, Cherbourg, Honfleur and Alencon.




Villa holidays for 2017

Villa holidays for 2017Book your James Villa holiday for 2017 and receive some free extras, including: free car hire, free parking, free welcome pack and low deposit.




Vidamar Algarve Resort

Vidamar Algarve ResortLocated next to the beach and surrounded by the Lagoa dos Salgados Lagoon and nature reserve, Vidamar Algarve Resort is a villa resort with holiday villas sleeping between 4 and 8 people. All villas at Vidamar Algarve Resort have their own pool.




James Villas sale - holidays to Greece, Cyprus or Turkey

James Villas sale - holidays to Greece, Cyprus or TurkeyBook your villa holiday to Greece, Cyprus or Turkey and receive £100 your villa costs. This special offer runs from 28th January 2016 or 1st February 2016




Cottages 4 You is now Cottages.com

Cottages 4 You is now Cottages.comThe mammoth of holiday cottages, Cottages 4 You is now Cottages.com - same great collection of cottages. Just a different.




Covent Garden Premier Inn Hub

Covent Garden Premier Inn HubA cheap and lovely hotel in central London, the Covent Garden Premier Inn Hub in ideal way for 2 people to stay in the capital.




James Villas £299 special offer

James Villas £299 special offerFind a villa this autumn october 2015, November 2015 or December 2015, in the James Villas £299 special offer winter sun sale.




King's Cross and Camden Lock

King's Cross and Camden LockSee some of north London with a trip to King's Cross and Camden Lock, you can get between King's Cross and Camden Lock via the tow path along Regents Canal - either by walking or cycling.




Villa holidays for 2016

Villa holidays for 2016Book your Villa holiday for 2016 and receive some free extras, including: free car hire, free parking, free welcome pack and low deposit.




Villa holidays on Crete- including villa with flights, villa with no car required

Villa holidays on Crete- including villa with flights, villa with no car requiredRent a villa on the Greek island of Crete, you'll find villas with flights; and villas with no car required. I also give my top 3 villas for your Villa holiday on Crete,




Hoseasons 2016 offers

Hoseasons 2016 offersBook your Hoseasons 2016 holiday in 2015 and get next years' holiday at 2015 prices. Also pay a low deposit. See some more details about Hoseasons 2016 offers - and why to book early.




Sharm el Sheikh - sun, sea and snorkelling

Sharm el Sheikh - sun, sea and snorkellingLocated on the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh has a plethora of holiday resorts. Sharm el Sheikh also has sun all year round - so is perfect for a spring or autumn holiday.




Coral Sea Water World, Sharm el Sheikh

Coral Sea Water World, Sharm el SheikhA holiday resort next to the Red Sea, Coral Sea Water World in Sharm el Sheikh is all-inclusive - and has its own water park.




Hen Party Holiday Cottages and Houses

Hen Party Holiday Cottages and HousesLarge holiday cottages, houses and villas which make a great destination for a hen party - find your hen party holiday house in England, France, Span and Italy.




James Villas Spring Holidays

James Villas Spring HolidaysTry a villa holiday in Europe and the Mediterranean during March, April and May. James Villas Spring Holidays is the place to look - and if you get in early enough you could get a bargain in the James Villa Holidays Half Price Sale.




James Villas sale - villa holidays in April, May and June 2016

James Villas sale - villa holidays in April, May and June 2016Book your villa holiday with James Villas and receive £100 off! Just book your James Villas holiday in April, May and June 2016, Book by January 31st to make the most of this offer.




Black Friday Holiday Deals and Cyber Monday Holiday Deals with James Villas

Black Friday Holiday Deals and Cyber Monday Holiday Deals with James VillasMake the most of your holiday budget with the Black Friday holiday deals and Cyber Monday holiday deals available - James Villas have a promotion running throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period.




Aldeburgh in Suffolk

Aldeburgh in SuffolkAldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast, is a lovely place for both a day trip and cottage holiday. And with a world famous (well, nearly) fish & chip shop, Aldeburgh in Suffolk is well worth a visit.




Walk over the O2 Arena

Walk over the O2 ArenaSee some of the sights of London from the top of the O2 Arena. It's well worth trying the walk over the O2 Arena.




James Villas 2015 half-price sale

James Villas 2015 half-price saleIt's not too late to enjoy your 2015 summer - book a James Villas 2015 villa in the half-price sale. Villa holidays available in September 2015 and October 2015.




Center Parcs Elveden Forest - a family holiday

Center Parcs Elveden Forest - a family holidayFor a family holiday with plenty to do for everybody, have a look at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. Swimming, flumes, Segways, Aerial Adventure... there is absolutely loads going on.




Wroxham - in the heart of the Norfolk Broads

Wroxham - in the heart of the Norfolk BroadsLocated on the River Bure, Wroxham is in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, and has a choice of boatyards and holiday cottages.




Holiday cottage in Beccles, Suffolk

Holiday cottage in Beccles, SuffolkFind a selection of holiday cottage in Beccles, Suffolk. The cottages of Riverside House, Butterfield House, Northgate Bakery, Honeysuckle Cottage and Burnt Hill House all have a video showing their location in Beccles.




Premier Inn for a family short break

Premier Inn for a family short breakWhy we choose Lenny Henry's favourite hotel brand when we need a family night away. Premier Inn have a lot to offer - and here we tell you why!




Hot tub holidays

Hot tub holidaysLooking for a relaxing time on holiday, try a hot tub holiday in a lodge or cottage.




Cycling with the family on Lanzarote

Cycling with the family on LanzaroteA holiday with a pool at Hyde Park Lane, and some cycling with the family on Lanzarote.




Cycling on Lanzarote

Cycling on LanzaroteTake a day to explore some of Lanzarote on two wheels, with a spot ofCycling on Lanzarote. take the traffic free cycle route from Puerto del Carmen - Playa Honda - Arrecife.




Hyde Park Lane Villas - Lanzarote

Hyde Park Lane Villas - LanzaroteA family villa holiday at Hyde Park Lane Villas on Lanzarote. Our own swimming pool, and a short walk to the beach - what more could you ask for.




Epirus - a holiday with history, landscape and beaches

Epirus - a holiday with history, landscape and beachesFancy a holiday in Greece? how about the Epirus region on Greece's mainland - villas overlooking the Ionian Sea.




Win €500 spending money with James Villas

Win €500 spending money with James VillasBook your James Villas 2016 holiday here, and enter the prize draw for €500 spending money from James Villas.




Family holiday in Tunisia

Family holiday in TunisiaHow about some winter sun? We plumped for a family holiday in Tunisia at Easter - lovely weather, but the water is cold....




Villa Resorts

Villa ResortsIf the thought of a villa holiday sounds good - but you've got children in tow, have a look at villa resorts which combine the advantages of having your own villa with the advantages of a resort's facilities.




Family villa holiday

Family villa holidayLooking for some sun in the spring or autumn months, try a family villa holiday on Lanzarote.




A walk in Southwold

A walk in SouthwoldTake a walk in Southwold to enjoy some sea views, and get the children away from their iPads and xBoxes.




Norwich Castle Museum with the children

Norwich Castle Museum with the childrenA family day out at Norwich Castle Museum. The place to learn some local history; and it kept the children happy.




BeWILDerwood in Norfolk. We said we would be back, and back we came

BeWILDerwood in Norfolk. We said we would be back, and back we cameWe enjoyed BeWILDerwood so much the first time, we've just had another day there. BeWILDerwood - we said we'd be back...




Black Hall Lodges in Shropshire - a recent holiday in the Michigan lodge

Black Hall Lodges in Shropshire - a recent holiday in the Michigan lodgeA lodge or log cabin with a hot tub. In Shropshire. We went back to Black Hall Lodges, and stayed in the Michigan log cabin.




Wigwams at Black Hall Lodges in Shropshire

Wigwams at Black Hall Lodges in ShropshireNot a lodge. Not a tent. Try a wigwam at Black Hall Lodges in Shropshire.




Gheluvelt Park in Worcester

Gheluvelt Park in WorcesterSpend a lovely couple of hours in Worcester with a trip to Gheluvelt Park. The kids will love it.




A day at Cadbury World in Birmingham

A day at Cadbury World in BirminghamA day at that popular attraction, Cadbury World in Birmingham. At least I got a Crunchie out of it.




Southwold Maize Maze

Southwold Maize MazeA day out in the countryside, Southwold Maize Maze isn't expensive, and makes a great way to spend a few hours in the Suffolk countryside.




Banham Zoo in Norfolk

Banham Zoo in NorfolkSee the giraffes, zebras, monkeys, seals, penguins, kangaroos and emus - and a whole lot more, at Banham Zoo in Norfolk.




Swimming in the open - Beccles Lido in Suffolk

Swimming in the open - Beccles Lido in SuffolkEnjoy an outdoor swim at Beccles Lido. The lido can be found near the River Waveney in Suffolk.




The Empire State Building or Top of the Rock in New York City

The Empire State Building or Top of the Rock in New York CityIf you only visit one skyscraper in New York City, which will be? The Empire State Building or Top of the Rock.




New York City

New York CityA few days in New York City with the family - now that is an experience.




Strawberry picking in a field in Suffolk

Strawberry picking in a field in SuffolkLooking for a way to spend a couple of hours on a summer's day? Try Strawberry picking with the family It doesn't cost too much, and you get a buckets of strawberries to eat!




Spindlewood Lodges in Wells, Somerset - a quiet set of lodges in rural Somerset

Spindlewood Lodges in Wells, Somerset - a quiet set of lodges in rural SomersetA peaceful lodge break in Somerset - and with views to Glastonbury Tor; we took a holiday at Spindlewood Lodges in Wells, Somerset.




Hotel Orquidea, Bahia Feliz in Gran Canaria

Hotel Orquidea, Bahia Feliz in Gran CanariaA family holiday in the sun, our holiday at the Hotel Orquidea, Bahia Feliz in Cran Canaria - a spring getaway.




Black Hall Lodges, now with video!

Black Hall Lodges, now with video!A holiday at Black Hall Lodges in Shropshire with the family - lodges with a private hot tub.




Cheddar Gorge in Somerset - a good place to explore when staying in Somerset

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset - a good place to explore when staying in SomersetWe took the family to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, you can pay for the caves - but you don't have to spend a fortune to look round the area.




BeWILDerwood in Norfolk, another great day out

BeWILDerwood in Norfolk, another great day outWe took the family to BeWILDerwood in Norfolk. A great tree-house festooned place to spend a day with the children.




The Shard - London

The Shard - LondonWe went for a look at London's latest attraction, and the highest building in Europe, The view at The Shard. What views!




Oakwood Lodges in North Duffield

Oakwood Lodges in North DuffieldA collection of lodges, each with its own private hot tub, Oakwood Lodges in North Duffield can be found near Selby in Yorkshire




Villa holidays for 2015

Villa holidays for 2015Book your Villa holiday for 2015 and receive some free extras, including: free car hire, free parking, free welcome pack and low deposit.





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Falkirk Wheel

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Costa del Southwold - a summer's day in the Suffolk town of Southwold

A summer day by the beach in the Suffolk town of Southwold

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Villa holidays on Crete- including villa with flights, villa with no car required

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