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New Years Eve Events

What are you planning on doing this New Year? The North of England and Scotland host some of the UK’s most exciting New Year’s Eve events. Take some inspiration and get your plans together with our New Year events guide and discover some of the region’s most spectacular events to enjoy with friends and family.

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Best Independent Gift Shops in Leeds for Christmas Shopping

Leeds has some of the best shopping anywhere in the country, and the city is packed with independent gift shops and stores. Here we’re highlighting eight of our favourites which are ideal to tick off your Christmas gifting list this year. You’ll find children’s book shops, chilli sauce, coffee table books, and more.

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Our Top 10 Independent Businesses in Manchester

Manchester is a hub for all things up-and-coming with new places popping up every month. Explore our round up of the top 10 independent businesses to make sure you stop by at on your next visit.

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Best Christmas Markets in the North

We’ve created our guide to the best Christmas markets for 2023. It’s the perfect activity to get in the festive spirit, whether you’re after handcrafted gifts or hot beverages. Explore more…

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Best Midweek City Breaks

After an indulgent spa trip or an adventurous escape room? We’ve created a guide to the best midweek breaks with budget-friendly options tailored to all sorts of interests. Discover more and get inspired for your next trip away.

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Reasons to travel midweek

The North and Scotland has so much to offer during the week, from late night shopping to independent cinemas. It’s the perfect way to break up your week and change up your regular routine. Discover our top 5 reasons to make the most of midweek travel.

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Cities with the best green spaces

Looking for a green escape? We’ve created a guide to some of the best across northern cities, from landscaped gardens to inner-city parks. So you can take a moment to leave behind the hustle and bustle.

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Best Canal Walks in the North & Scotland

Why not take a stroll down a picturesque path by the water? We’ve put together some of our favourite canal walks in the North. Pass by the colourful canal boats and see what wildlife you can spot along the way.

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Best Ice Cream Places in the North & Scotland

Kinder Bueno sundaes, lavender and honey ice cream, or a classic gelato. Summer is the time to satisfy your sweet tooth with amazing ice cream. We’ve rounded up some unique ice cream places to try across the North and Scotland. So take a look and add a couple to your list this summer.

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Independent Markets in the North & Scotland

On the hunt for some unique antiques or tasty street food dishes? The North of England and Scotland have some brilliant independent markets that you won’t want to miss out on.

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