Ever dreamed of just giving it all up and going on the road with your… err… band…? Well maybe you can. You can now hire a 40-foot American-style RV – just like you see the racing drivers and rock stars using (I believe they refer to them as their ‘trailers’) – treating yourself to what has to be the most luxurious camping experience money can buy!
UK company Hire Winnebago, based just off the A14 near Kettering in Northants, rents out American RVs to the good and the great – from wanton travelers to A-list festival goers, British Grand Prix teams and even film and TV crews. At the top of their range is a Fleetwood Revolution LE – a three double-bed monster with leather furniture, tiled floors, state-of-the-art audio visual system and full-size shower room.
If you are a fan of TVs Most Haunted then this will definitely be for you. Haunting Breaks are in effect an events company wanting to prove beyond reasonable doubt that “there exists more between heaven and earth, than is dreamt of in one single philosophy”.
Haunting Breaks are setting about this task by running a series of weekends away in some of Britain’s most haunted properties.
The weekends make a great break from the norm and will almost click you out of work mode when you join the table for a séance. You’ll enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast in style and stay in some of the most notoriously haunted properties in the UK.
Here are just 2 of our favourites:
Bolebroke Castle - Henry VIII’s hunting lodge set in 30 acres of private Sussex parkland, just 5 miles from Hever Castle, the birth place of Anne Boleyne.
This is an historic building NOT a hotel. The accomodation is very basic so if you are looking for a break based on a 3 or 4 star rating then we suggest you look elsewhere. Imagine stepping back in time to the Tudor period! Imagine dining in Henry VIII great hall! Imagine having exclusive access to roam this incredible historic building with just our other guests and of course the ghosts for company? Spend the night in the Henry VIII bedchamber IF YOU DARE!
Many strange experiences have been reported over the years. Unexplained tappings, cries of laughter and anguish. The ghostly apparition of a woman in nun’s clothing allegedly searching for her forbidden lover who met his death on the Elizabethan staircase. The figure of a headless woman seen walking through the Great Hall! Is this the ghost of Anne Boleyne who frequented the castle whilst courting Henry VIII?
They’ve all got the cutest, fluffiest little faces, so it’ll be hard to choose which seal pup to adopt at The National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek.
With over 50 years experience in seal rescue, rehabilitation and release, the centre looks after these babies until they’re ready to fend for themselves again.
For just £20, you receive a Free Season Pass, a Certificate, and two e-Newsletters about all their rescued pups. Stay in nearby Falmouth at Quayside (sleeps four), an incredibly stylish quay-level apartment with use of an indoor, glass-walled, heated swimming pool.
A week’s stay from 27 September is £118 pp (£471 total).
Available via Classic Cottages.
Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in Lyme Regis has a spectacular collection of the local Jurassic marine fossils, from the largest Ichthyosaur through to ammonites, belemnites, fish and the tiniest microfossilthe.
Fascinating for children, the museum is open daily from 10am until 5pm and costs £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children.
Stay nearby at Copper Beech Cottage (sleeps four), a stylish, contemporary, open-plan cottage which is well-equipped and has a pretty enclosed garden.
A week’s stay beginning 26 September is £97 pp (£387 total).
Via Classic Cottages.
If you love a good walk or perhaps you are looking for a holiday with a little more culture combined with a feeling of achievement then you may want to think about trekking in The Atlas Mountains.
Trekking is growing in popularity as people are ditching the beach for some decent exercise, great air and stunning views.
For those of you that may not know, The Atlas Mountains are situated in Morocco (North Africa), about 1 ½ hours from Marrakesh airport. Like most mountain ranges, in the winter there’s snow and in the summer there’s sun. The setting is absolutely stunning and the mountains are inhabited by the ‘Original’ Moroccans – The Berber Tribes.
If you’re looking for culture then you really have to look no further. Many of the Berber tribes retain traditional ways of life and are incredibly friendly people.
(Mohammed, A Mountain Guide from TrekkingInMorocco.com)
There are a couple of fantastic places to stay in the mountains, notably The Kasbah Du Toubkal along with some of the Berber houses too.
We suggest you start by taking a look at the Trekking In Morocco website and gauging what level of trek you want to do. From 1/2 day to 40 days trekking, there is certainly something for all levels of fitness.