Holidays and self catering apartments in London

Holidays and self catering apartments in London

London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, with some of the world’s best sights it’s no wonder that so many tourists flock there every year.

There are so many reasons to visit London, but here are a few places that should be in your bucket list while there. London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, with some of the world’s best sights it’s no wonder that so many tourists flock there every year. If you’re looking for a place to stay during your trip then look no further than www.goholidaylets.com , you will find some great deals on there to make your stay even more enjoyable. Just leave a comment on the type of apartment you want, location and our team will answer you ASAP.

FAMOUS PARKS

Hyde Park the beautiful green spaces in London give you a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The most famous parks are Hyde Park, St James’s Park Richmond Park, Hampstead Heath and Kew Gardens.

Hyde Park in London has something for everyone. You can enjoy swimming, boating, cycling and skating. There are pitches for team games, tennis courts, tracks for horse riding and a spectacular children’s playground.

The Park has two lakeside restaurants which are licensed and serve everything from a three-course meal to a quick cup of coffee. Hyde Park is home to a number of fascinating buildings and monuments, such as The Serpentine Bridge, the Joy of Life fountain and the famous Archiles statue. And with the Diana Memorial Fountain and open air events throughout the year, there’s always something to see and do.

EYE ON LONDON

Already offering unrivalled views of London, the bespoke cinematic addition to the EDF Energy London Eye provides another magical and entertaining way to experience our capital city, further enhancing the value and the experience of a trip to the UK’s top paid for visitor attraction.

All included in the ticket price, you will see the first ever 3D aerial footage of London as well as witness the world famous London New Year’s Eve fireworks in a breathtaking journey across the city. Boasting more 4D sensory effects than any other attraction in the UK, you will feel like you are really there; with wind in your hair, snow falling at your feet, the floor shaking and even a sense of smell, your new perspective on London will be truly memorable.

SHOPPING

What’s a city break without a little shopping, you will never be bored if you’re looking to shop. There are different shops with very different price ranges sitting right next to each other on Oxford Street so I’d send you that way if you were looking for a little shopping extravaganza.

If your looking for cheap and cheerful then you have quite a large range of some of our high street shops including H&M, Primark and New Look and if you fancy something a little more high budget then don’t forget to have a look in Harrods, Selfridges and Hamleys! There is something for everyone

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official London residence and is used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions for the Royal Family. The palace was originally built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham.

The State rooms house some of the Royal family’s greatest treasures including paintings and the finest French and English furniture. Visit the spectacular Palace Ballroom and tour the Palace gardens with views of the west front of the Palace and the lake.

There is an entry fee and tickets are limited so you should book ahead if possible. Find out more about the State Rooms, Ballroom and Gardens.

Accommodation London

London hosts a wide array of wonderful accommodation . Everything from five star luxury to budget. All of a very high standard.

Our choice is the home from home, self catering or serviced apartments check out our selection on www.goholidaylets.com.

Try Killarney for a Self Catering Stay

Try Killarney for a Self Catering Stay

Killarney has acres of wonderful open spaces to roam within easy reach of the town centre. These areas have some of the most breath taking landscapes in the world

There is no doubt Killarney in the South of Ireland is an old world tourist mega. When you arrive in the town and here the combine choruses of accents from all over the world you get the sense that this is a destination worth visiting.

It basically has style be it a five star holiday, bed & breakfast, or our spacious and private self catering accommodation it has it all.

Queen Victoria knew exactly that I am sure when she visited here and English tourists have not stopped coming here since.

Killarney has acres of wonderful open spaces to roam within easy reach of the town centre. These areas have some of the most breath taking landscapes in the world. Awesome is a word I imagine being used on a regular basis.

Because for many years it has marketed itself as a premier tourist destination it has assembled an ongoing list of attractions and events to persuade the visitor to return over and over again. Events like the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes May 2014. The legendary Killarney Races / Spring Festival – mid-May sees three days of horse racing amid the surrounding mountains and lakes, featuring both flat racing and a steeplechase course.

Another world recognized event the nearby Listowel Writers week 28th of May to the 1st June.

Killarney Summerfest – mid-July to early August, perhaps the most exciting event of the year after St. Patrick’s Day, the highly enjoyable Summerfest has street entertainment, live music, theatre and fun for all the family. Many of the attractions are centred around the Fitzgerald Stadium, while the ‘Summer Laughs’ comedy programme showcases local talent at venues in the town centre.

Dara O’Briain “Crowd Tickler” Dara O’Briain is back to the INEC Killarney with his brand new show ‘Crowd Tickler’ for 2 dates November

At INEC also NathanCarter New Years Eve Wednesday, December 31st 2014

INEC The High Kings Saturday, August 30th 2014

Of course from our view point at www.goholidaylets.com you should always choose the self catering option. Not to say the others are not of a high standard far from it. But for space privatise and value your own rented accommodation cannot be surpassed. By all means if you want to eat out pick and choose the best of the local eateries.

Visit Killarney you will not be disappointed.

 

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Self Catering Apartments in Birmingham

Self Catering Apartments in Birmingham

Renting a Self Catering Accommodation is a cost-effective alternative to staying in the city of Birmingham. In Just couple of clicks you can browse the luxury self catering apartments as per your budget and requirements.

Renting for short breaks / short Stays or family holidays, these luxurious self catering apartments offer a flexible solution to your accommodation needs – providing you a greater amount of freedom and privacy rather than a hotel. No schedules to follow , not to wait for any one rather you come and go as per your convenience. So, its like complete freedom is Self Catering Accommodations, apartments or villas.

Apartments with GoHolidayLets offers easy accessibility to major destinations like NIA (National Indoor Arena), the NEC and Birmingham International Airport. Most of the Self Catering Apartments are in the heart of England. Supermarkets, Taxi stands, Car Parkings, Restaurants, Birmingham Bull ring, the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome, The Mailbox, Botanical Gardens, Alexandra Theatre, Cadbury World, Think Tank and Seaworld Centre are easily approachable. If you have interest in Sports than you are not that much far to visit West Bromwich Albion Football Club or Edgbaston Cricket Ground – best sports places to visit in Birmingham.

Regardless of your reasons for visiting Birmingham, self catering accommodation is a great way to explore the Birmingham city !

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Places to visit in Birmingham

Places to visit in Birmingham

Are you planning to visit to Birmingham? Here are few must visit places in Birmingham to enjoy your holiday

National Sea Life Center

It is located in the center of Birmingham City. It’s an amazing under-water world and complete adventurous experience for the Kids and family too. Its like enjoying with Sharks nose-to-nose, getting Kisses from the sharks completely a wonderful experience. Interact with creatures like Sharks, Sea horse , Star fish and much more. More to Explore :

– Interactive Rockpool
– Creature Talks
– 4 D Cinema
– 360 Degree Ocean Tunnel
– Soft Play Area

and a lot more fun. You can easily spend whole of your day in Sea Life Center.

Think Tank Birmingham

Have you been to a Science Museum or Is something Science that interests you ? If the answer is yes then surely its a place for you to explore the things of past, present and future. It’s a Science Museum in Birmingham and a part of Millennium Point Complex. It’s a perfect place to know how technology has evolved and impacted Birmingham over the time. From the Past of Transport to Present’s Wild Life Gallery, Kids Gallery, Medicine Matters Gallery, Street Gallery and much more and also talks about the future of Medicine, Space, Technology that how all these impacted our daily life and how it will impact in future as well. Its a great place to explore knowledge and enjoy the creativity done by science over the past years, in the present and in the coming future. So when ever you get a chance for a Self Catering Holiday in Birmingham, must visit this place.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (1885)

Another Museum with a collection of international importance covering fine art, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, archaeology, ethnography, local history and industrial history. The Art gallery includes collection of paintings ranging from 14th to 21st Century. It portray the Pre-Raphaelite paintings and the largest collections of the works by Edward Burne-Jones. A good place to explore it with your family and friends. They offer free family trail from the Vestibule or Great Charles Street reception desks to explore the galleries. They do offer family activities everyday during Birmingham school holidays with arts, animals, object handling and much more.

National Exhibition Center (NEC)

The NEC – Over 500 Events attracting millions of visitors an year covering all kind of topics and interests. No matter the kind of your visit is – either its Business or Leisure, you will definitely find something interesting for you. Its the No 1 venue in the UK for trade and consumer shows.

Events Like:

Festival of Quilts
Antiques for everyone
Wound Expo 2014
Miniatura
The Color Run Birmingham
TESCO win fair
BPM
Toy Collector’s Fair
The Cycle Show
MODA and much more

Its a perfect place to find out the things of your interest. Its a combination of different events either its technology, innovation, business oriented or anything that may interests you.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

In 1939 Queen Mary opened one of the birmingham’s finest Art Deco buildings in which the Barber Institute of Fine Arts is housed.Its been designed by Robert Atkinson one of the britain’s leading architect of 1920’s and 1930’s . Here you can find Collections such as Paintings, Works on Paper, Coins, Sculpture and decorative art ,University Collections etc. Also, you will find interesting exhibitions , LIVE concert, Events and much more.

However, their mission is to promote the study and encouragement of art and music for the benefit of University of Birmingham and the wider public . Their Vision suggests, its a :

A Learning Institute

A Caring, Conserving Institute

An Accessible Institute

A User-friendly Institute

A Partnership Institute

A Forward-looking Institute

so being a visitor its place to visit not only for leisure or taking a glimpse of an old architectural building but also a knowledgeable one that might bring a change in your interests and something new you will discover here.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

It is a Museum of Jewellery where Smith and Pepper produced jewellery from this shop for more than 80 years. It was founded in 1899. It’s a Jewellery factory where little has changed since the early parts of the century including the Jewellery maing techniques. This museum portraits the complete jewellery history of more than 200 years of birmingham. There is a temporary exhibition space where programme of workshops and events takes place for all the family. There is an entrance fee of £5 for visitors aged 16 and above. Concessions £4. Free for children. The charge applies to the tour of the Smith and Pepper factory and the permanent galleries. The shop, café and temporary exhibition space are free to enter. Things to explore there :

J W Evans Silver Factory

Museum of Jewellery Quarter

The Coffin Works

The Pen Museum

Council House Birmingham

Council House Birmingham built between 1847 and 1879 on Ann Street and now its named as Victoria Square. It was designed by Yeoville thomason. It is used for all council and most committee meetings.
The front, facing Victoria Square, has a pediment showing Britannia receiving the manufacturers of Birmingham. The Banqueting Suite can be hired for private functions. Lets take a tour of it. On the Ground floor while going through the main entrance to the council house you will find the below sequence:

– The Past Mayor’s Corridor
– The Leader Office
– The Deputy Leader Office
– The Lord Mayor’sParlour
– The Lady Mayoress Office
– Mayor’s Suite
– The Committee Room

Tours of the Council House can be arranged, for availability please contact Democratic.Services@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 303 2438

Ikon Gallery

It is an Internationally acclaimed art museum situated in Brindleyplace, Birmingham. It’s an English Gallery of contemporary art . It was designed by John Henry Chamberlain in 1877 . Entry to the gallery is completely FREE and they welcome donations if any one wants to donate its all up to one’s will.

It also contains a shop known as IKON’s shop considered as Birmingham’s only specialist art bookshop, cards, artists, stocking a range of books, limited editions, gifts relating to ar, design, magazines, photography, architecture and contemporary culture. Café Opus adds charm to your visit specially if you are feeling hungry while exploring the IKON gallery as it serves unfussy British classics.

Standard Opening Times
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

St Martin in the Bull Ring

In Birmingham, It is one of the most ancient and contemporary buildings in Birmingham built in 1873. It is designed by Alfred Chatwin, from Birmingham, who also worked on the Houses of Parliament. However, the real church is much more older than this and its there from the 12th Century – since 1290 on this site. There may be more simple and holy place of worship even during Saxon times. Again as the time passes this building refurbished again in 2000 and few years back in 2009, a tea lounge , healing center and rooms were me made available to hire. Few things to notice there :

– Stained Glass
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– The Pulpit
– The Monuments
– The Guild Chapel
– The East Window

Regular Services

Sunday
Holy Communion : A traditional Holy Communion Service with traditional hymns.
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour

The Crossing
Come just as you are … but leave differently to how you were. The Crossing is a modern service of worship. Includes Holy Communion on the 2nd., 4th and last Sunday’s.

Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee

Evening Service
Traditional Service. 1st Sunday Holy Communion 2nd Sunday Choral Evensong 3rd Sunday Holy Communion 4th Sunday Choral Evensong

Every Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Tuesday
Tuesday Service of Prayer for Healing

St Martin’s recognises the value of prayer in healing and wholeness. This service is in conjunction with the Centre for Health and Healing, and you can receive prayer or listening.

Every Tuesday at 12:30 PM for 1 hour
Thursday
Thursday Holy Communion
Traditional Holy Communion Service, without hymns.

Every Thursday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour
Saturday
Saturday Service

Every Saturday at 2:00 PM for ½ hour

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Self catering fun in Antalya Turkey

Self catering fun in Antalya Turkey

The beaches of this ancient paradise are just waiting to be discovered.

Antalya is the fourth largest city in Turkey, much of it is a typical urban sprawl, but the old centre, Kaleici, is an utterly delightful maze of steep narrow streets lined with carpet shops and boutique hotels in restored Ottoman houses, curving down to the ancient harbour, while the Konyaalti seafront is a wonderful place to take the evening air.

Konyaalti Beach, to the west of the old city, is a sweeping shingle beach, more a seafront playground than a bathing beach, with plenty of restaurants and cafes, shops and snack bars – as well as several very glamorous hotels and beautiful self catering apartment complexes. It is in the location the locals come for their evening stroll. Lara, the main tourist hotel strip on the far side of the town, is actually on the cliff top with artificial bathing platforms built onto the rocks below.

Ok Konyaalti can be a bit too shingled for some tastes. But don’t despair Antalya has something for everyone to get real sandy beach, you need to head out of town about 11km (7 miles) west to Buyuk Calticak and Kucuk Calticak. Or the magical Phaselis, with its scented mix of pine forests, where you sense of wonderment will slip into overdrive. You will wonder why it took you so long to discover this ancient city and golden sand. Or maybe you wish to journey along this pristine coastline to the white sands of Belek’s beaches which are within easy day-trip away.

Beyond the beach: Kaleici The old quarter
Kaleici, has narrow, winding streets enclosed in ancient city walls, which now protect the peaceful quarter from the noise of the concrete metropolis of a million people. The northern part (Seluk and Tuzcular sections) of Kaleici is mostly touristy shops and restaurants lining the narrow mazelike streets. The Killingarslan section is a little more quiet and still charming. Although there are other entrances, it is best to enter and exit the old quarter from charming Hadrianus Gate, built by the Roman emperor Hadrianus as the entrance arch to the city. When visiting this ancient place start at the top near the 13th century clock tower and statue of Ataturk and work your way down the hill past the Fluted Minaret and Karatay Medrese to the old harbour, now a ritzy marina with its quay lined by restaurants and cafes. On the cliff at the far side of the harbour, an ancient lighthouse, the Hidirlik Kulesi marks the edge of another historic district with a web of tiny alleys of old wood-framed Ottoman houses, around the triumphant Roman Hadrian’s Gate, and the ruined Kesik Minare Camii. Hadrian Gate will lead you to Kilingarslan district.

Antalya Museum on Konyaalti is a world-class archaeological collection housing the finest exhibits from classical sites right along the Mediterranean coast, including the ancient city of Perge and Aspendos, with its superb Roman theatre, both easily reached near Antalya airport.

Family fun:
The local beaches may not be everybody’s cup of tea as there may not be sandy beaches in town, but there are two great water parks with spectacular slides – Aqualand (near Konyaalti) and Aquapark (Lara), which also has dolphin shows, while the museum has a brilliant children’s section if you want to try and cram a little culture into them in passing. There are plenty of boat trips from the harbour. Inland the Taurus Mountains offer excellent hiking and the dramatic setting of the ancient city Termessos.

Since the 1970 this region has seen extensive tourism development. Accommodation to suit everyone holiday budget has been included. Self catering accommodation in particular has been tastefully developed and it is possible to lease a home from home in this wonderful location. Over a period of time www.goholdaylets.com is building an extensive portfolio of quality properties in sought after Turkish resorts.

Self Catering holiday and attractions in Midleton Co Cork

Self Catering holiday and attractions in Midleton Co Cork

There are numerous places of natural beauty and attractions to be seen.

The Paddocks Holiday Village or Fota Island Resort Lodges in Midleton Co Cork area are a great base for a self-catering holiday in East Cork. There are numerous places of natural beauty and attractions to be seen.

The Jameson Experience is located in Midleton, Co. Cork situated in the Old Cork Distilleries Company distillery just of the Main Street in Midleton. This distillery operated for 150 years, from 1825 until 1975, when the workers clocked off on a Friday in July, to start work in the new Midleton Distillery the following Monday. A decision was later made to turn the original distillery into a heritage centre known today as the Jameson Expereince.

A tour of the Jameson Experience is a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey. If for any reason you are in Midleton and have some time to spare this is well worth a visit. If your having a self-catering holiday here for a few days it is a must see experience. Guided tours are available throughout the year a number of different languages are spoken and all tours commence with an audio-visual presentation, retracing the history of whiskey in Ireland. The tour takes in all aspects of whiskey distilling ending up with the cooperage make and repairing barrels and the warehouses where the important task of blending takes place. Of course at the end of each tour volunteers get the chance to take part in a comparison whiskey tasting, learning the differences between Scotch, American and Irish whiskey.

Once completed, guests are rewarded with a much coveted Irish Whiskey Taster Certificate, as well as a complimentary glass of Jameson with a mixer of their choice.

The village of Cloyne is another place of historical significance. In has a huge connection with George Berkeley 12 March 1685, 14 January 1753, also known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne), was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called “immaterialism” . This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers, and as a result cannot exist without being perceived. Berkeley is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism.

Cloyne is a lovely place you can still see the front of old commercial stone building and stone houses on the side of the street , the old round tower that was once part of a medieval monastic settlement, thought to have been established by St Colman in 560. The structure is one of only two such towers existing today in County Cork.

In recent centuries, the tower underwent renovations after lightening struck, destroying the original conical roof.

All there attractions are within easy reach the Paddocks Holiday Village and Fota Island where 2 and 3 bedroomed houses are available as self-catering accommodation. See www.goholidaylets.com for further details.

Fota Wildlife Park is a joint project between the Zoological Society of Ireland and University College Cork (UCC), an idea originally conceived in the 1970s by former Director of Dublin Zoo, Dr. Terry Murphy.

The Park was officially opened in 1983 by the then President of Ireland, the late Dr. Patrick Hillery, and has gone from strength to strength since – welcoming record visitor numbers in the years after a significant redevelopment of facilities in 2010 and 2011.

It has been listed as one of Ireland’s Top Ten visitor attractions and is the most popular tourist destination in Cork.

Fota is a non-profit organisation, limited by guarantee, and is also a registered charity. It is completely self-financing, relying entirely on gate receipts and membership fees for its income, and any financial surpluses generated are reinvested in order improve infrastructure and promote the company’s core objectives of conservation, education and research.

Fota house is next to Fota Golf Club where this years Irish Open was played and the golf club is part of Fota Resort the location for the self-catering accommodation that can be found on our website www.goholidaylets.com

Another place you should put on your itinerary is Garryvoe Beach is located just off the road from Ladysbridge to Shanagarry in County Cork. It is a mixed pebble beach and a great destination for families. The beach has a public car park, toilet facilities and wheelchair access is provided.

It is lifeguarded during the bathing season and more information can be found on the notice board located at the beach.

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens has a wealth of things to see and do. The arboretum has a renowned collection of tender and exotic trees and shrubs from the southern hemisphere. These were discovered and brought back by the intrepid plant hunters of the 18th and 19th centuries. You can also visit the fragrant rose garden and pleasure grounds and the atmospheric Victorian fernery. The delightful and tranquil gardens at Fota were laid out by James Hugh Smith-Barry in the first half of the 19th century and are a must see when visiting this area. Entry to the arboretum is free.

Guided tours of the house, arboretum and the beautifully restored Victorian walled kitchen garden are available by appointment for a small charge. Self-guided tree trails of the arboretum can be purchased from Fota House from April to September.

 

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