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Estate Agents in the Leeds area

Estate Agents in the Leeds area

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Leeds. As as a Leeds Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to work in an area surrounded by world heritage sites .


AFK Estates 

335a Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HT 

Call 0113 427 0217 

http://www.afkestates.com/


AFK Estates is a Leeds based independent Sales, Lettings and Property Management. They pride themselves in a quality, professional service and emphasise the importance of achieving good relationships with customers. AFK estates are protected with PI+CMP and are a member of The Property Ombudsman. They offer a free, no obligation market appraisal.



Barrington and Blake 

24 Commercial Street, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0AW 

Call 0113 482 9930 

http://www.barringtonandblake.co.uk/

Facebook: @barringtonandblake

Twitter: @barrandblake 


Barrington and Blake are a family owned agency in Rothwell. Growing in experience and knowledge since 2005, Barrington and Blake have assisted home owners in Selling, Letting, Renting or Buying property in the Leeds and Wakefield area. They pride themselves in a personal approach and endeavour to make their customers experience as stress free as possible. They are also a member of The Property Ombudsman.



Belvoir - Leeds South 

89 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 8DX 

Call 0113 427 8618 

https://www.belvoir.co.uk/letting-agents-leeds-south

Facebook: @BelvoirUK

Twitter: @BelvoirUK


Belvoir Leeds North West is award winning with services that include Selling, Buying, Lettings, Property Management, Investment Advice, Insurances and Mortgages. They pride themselves in a quality and professional service that aims to achieve the highest price possible for their customers. Belvoir Leeds North West offer a free, no obligation Property Investment Consultation and are a member of The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) and The Property Ombudsman.



Brooklands Robinson 

101 Town Street, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3HD 

Call 0113 427 9081

http://www.brooklandsrobinson.co.uk/


Brooklands Robinson and Brooklands Rents boast over 30 years of experience in sales and lettings. They pride themselves with a quality, professional customer service and endeavour to make buying, selling, letting and developing properties as easy and stress-free. They claim, 'Our staff pride themselves on our customer service skills and are delighted by the amount of word of mouth referrals and repeat customers'. Brooklands Robinson and Brooklands Rents are a member of Property Redress Scheme (PRS) and The Property Ombudsman.



Care4Properties 

188a Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 5PL 

Call 0113 427 8667

http://www.care4properties.co.uk/

Facebook: @care4propertiesleeds

Twitter: @CareProperties 


Care4Properties offers Sales, Letting and Management services to landlords. They boast expert advice, hassle-free service and relations with overseas and local investors. Care4Properties claim, 'We can sell your house far quicker than other agents and we promise that we can achieve full value by advertising your house to local and overseas investors'. They are a member of The Property Ombudsman and The Association of Residential Agents (ARLA) and The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).



Danhamz 

13 The Crescent, Hyde Park, Leeds, LS6 2NW 

Call 0113 482 9964 

http://www.danhamz.co.uk/

Facebook: @Danhamz


Danhamz specialises in Lettings and Sales. They boasts the ability to understand the individual requirements of customers, endeavouring to match their clients with the perfect property. They are a member of the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).



Emsleys 

4 Wolsey Parade, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, LS25 6BQ

Call 01977 308925 

https://www.emsleysestateagents.co.uk/

Facebook: @emsleysestateagents

Twitter: @EmsleysProperty 


Emsleys offer Buying, Selling, Renting and Letting services and emphasise the importance on making the experience as supportive and stress-free as possible. They claim to offer exceptional in-depth knowledge and a quality service at a 'highly competitive, all-inclusive fee. 



Hatched - North Yorks 

Hatched Head Office, Houghton Place, Arenson Way, Dunstable, LU5 5UL 

Call 0113 427 8515 

https://www.hatched.co.uk/

Facebook: @Hatched.co.uk 



Hunters - Leeds 

15 Park Place, Leeds, LS1 2SJ 

Call 0113 427 8750 

https://www.hunters.com/offices/leeds

Facebook: @HuntersEstateAgent

Twitter: HuntersLeeds 


Founded in 1992, Hunters boasts 'excellent customer service, unrivalled pro-activity and [achieve] the best possible results for our customers'. They claim themselves to be one of the UK's leading estate agents and have over 150 independently owned branches throughout the country. Offering Selling and Letting of properties, Hunters endeavours to ensure maximum exposure to potential buyers, tenants and investors and prides themselves on excellent customer service, claiming that 96% of customers would recommend them. They are members of The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), The Property Ombudsman, The Association of Residential Agents (ARLA) and The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).



Kath Wells 

69 Lower Wortley Road, Wortley, LS12 4SL 

Call 0113 826 7061 

http://kathwells.com/

Facebook: @KathWellsEstateAgents

Twitter: @KathWellsAgents 


Kath Wells are a well established Leeds estate agent firm. They offer Buying, Selling, Renting and Letting services and boast a friendly and approachable team that can 'handle every aspect of your property transaction from valuation and introduction to offer and completion'. They pride themselves in their experienced, knowledgeable and professional service and claim to have a wide selection of residential properties in Leeds and cater for all types of prospective home owners and tenants. They aim to maintain close contact with all parties to ensure an experience that is as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Kath Wells is a member of The Property Ombudsman and The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).



KW Estates 

298 Upper Town Street, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 2ER 

Call 0113 427 0061 

http://www.kwestates.co.uk/site/estate_agents_1.asp


KW Estates is an independent estate agency based in Leeds and boast 25 years experience in Selling and Property Management. They pride themselves in their knowledgeable service and offer free valuations, no hidden costs, sale fees from 1%, free accompanied views full colour details and unlimited advertising. KW Estates are a member of The Property Ombudsman.



Leeds Accommodation Bureau 

27 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DR 

Call 0113 427 8980 

http://www.leedsaccom.com/

Facebook: @LeedsAccommodationBureau

Twitter: @LeedsAccom 


Leeds Accommodation Bureau is a Leeds estate agent specialising in Selling, Letting and Managing Properties. They boast over 35 years experience and pride themselves in having a highly experienced and professional team who have detailed knowledge and quality customer service. Leeds Accommodation Bureau is a member of The Property Ombudsman.



Martin & Co Leeds Horsforth 

93 New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4QD 

Call 0113 482 9916 

https://www.martinco.com/estate-agents-and-letting-agents/branch/leeds-horsforth

Facebook: @MartinCoLeedsHorsforth

Twitter: @@MaC_Horsforth 


Martin & Co prides themselves in being the largest Letting and Property Management franchise business in the UK. They boast a network of over 200 offices and award-winning service. Opened in 2006 and owned and managed by Alison Bell, Martin & Co claim to have a 'small but highly knowledgeable team who have a professional approach and make it their business to adapt the services to meet the customer needs'. They are a member of The Property Ombudsman and The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS).

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Things to do in Nottingham

Things to do in Nottingham

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Nottingham. As as a Nottingham Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to 

Things to Do in Nottingham

The most difficult part of planning a vacation is settling on a destination. Once that is out of the way, it becomes easier to make more elaborate plans such as accommodation and transport plans, and even make your vacation itinerary. If you have settled on Nottingham for your next holiday, you have made a great choice as there is no dearth of fun and exhilarating activities to keep you engaged during your time in the city. No wonder it is such a popular tourist destination. Whether you are travelling alone or with your friends, family or colleagues, you can be sure to find lots of fun activities to take part in and numerous places to visit in Nottingham. The views in the city are spectacular, and there are many parks and historical landmarks you can visit. Below are some of the places you must visit while in Nottingham.


Rushcliffe Country Park

To get a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take a walk in this beautiful park. It is also great for cycling, jogging, or walking your dog. There is plenty of seating at the park, and it is perfect for a laidback afternoon with the family or with your friends. Nature lovers would also love this park as it has a wide variety of tree, bird and insect species. The park also has a man-made lake that makes it even more beautiful and calming. There is a play area where your children can enjoy themselves. The park is open every day of the week from 0800 hours to 1800 hours. Entry is free.


Nottingham Cathedral

The Nottingham Cathedral is over 150 years old, and is a sight to behold. The ancient architectural design will take you back to the 19th century, and if you are a lover of organ music, you will absolutely enjoy listening to the cathedral’s pipe organ and interacting with other organ enthusiasts. The cathedral also hosts several concerts and other events that you can attend. If you are a religious person, you can spend some quiet time at the cathedral meditating and reflecting on your life. The cathedral is open every day of the week and entry is free. 


The Adrenalin Jungle

Just as the name suggests, this is a perfect place for adrenalin junkies. You can be sure that the whole family will have a splendid time here due to the numerous activities offered. Some of the activities offered include quad biking, jungle Olympics, treasure hunts, and archery among others. There are different levels suitable for adults and for children of different ages, and if you would like to participate as a family, you also have that option. If you are in Nottingham for a bachelor or bachelorette party, you will be pleased to know that the Adrenalin Jungle offers some weekend packages for these from time to time.


Wollaton Hall and Park

The Wollaton is a 16th century country house that has an Elizabethan theme. It is located a short drive away from the city, and is a perfect getaway from all the noise and activity on the streets of Nottingham. The house is beautifully designed and decorated, and the park surrounding it has a lot to offer including walking trails, and flowers and plants of various species. There are also deer at the park. The Wallaton Hall and Park hosts a number of events including the annual Splendor Festival. If you happen to be in the city during one of these events, you should try your best to attend so that you can experience the best of Nottingham. Entry is free.


Nottingham Castle


This 17th century beauty is a must-visit because of the breathtaking views of the city you can enjoy from the castle. It stands on a 130-foot high cliff, and gives you an unimpeded view of the whole city. You will get to learn about the history of the castle, which was originally built in the 11th century and then refurbished by several other English kings afterwards. It serves as some sort of museum, with a great art collection that will take your breath away. There is a small entry fee charged.


City of Caves

This is a great place to learn about the history of the city. It is literally a city of caves, and you can tour the site with an actor as your guide or with an audio guide, whichever you prefer. The site also offers various packages for children’s birthday parties. You can be sure to have an amazing time here.


Nottingham Playhouse

Several events are held at this theatre which is located right in the heart of the city. Whether you are into drama, comedy, music or dance, you can be sure to find something that will excite you here. The design of this establishment is also beautiful, featuring a sky mirror and amazing décor. Since 1948 when it was opened, it has been a major tourist attraction in the city. If you are a writer or you are aspiring to be one, you may be lucky to meet some upcoming script writers here.


Warhammer World

The Warhammer World Retail Stores, Events Hall, Exhibition Centre and Bugman’s bar are usually all open seven days a week, with the exception of Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. You’re welcome to visit during events, but, for some rare events, the full venue is closed apart from ticket holders. See upcoming events here. We’re open extra late on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and have evening entertainment like pub quizzes on some Saturdays. Find out more here.

Conclusion


The list of things to do in Nottingham is endless.The above are just some of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Instead of spending all your time in malls shopping and watching movies, which are probably things you do very often back in your home town, why not try something different like visiting museums and other historical places to learn more about the history of the city and experience more of the city? Whether you are on vacation with your family or you are on a business trip and have a free day that you need to kill, you cannot run out of places to visit and things to do in Nottingham. If you are into photography, you can be sure to capture some amazing snaps in the beautiful city that you can add to your portfolio. Nottingham sure has a lot to offer.

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Things to do in Leeds

Things to do in Leeds

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Leeds. As as a Leeds Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to work in an area surrounded by world heritage sites .

Leeds is a historically rich city that has played a significant role in British history since the Medieval era, and one that experienced rapid waves of expansion during the Industrial Revolution. Situated in the heart of West Yorkshire, its historical makeup, proud Yorkshire heritage and tough industrial past, all amount to a unique city which wears the marks of its history through scattershot architecture — from back-to-back Victorian tenement housing to 60s modernism — and public spaces. But Leeds is also a modern and vibrant UK city which experienced a wave of infrastructural investment and expansion in the 2000's, attracting thousands to its energetic nightlife, shops, restaurants and bar culture. Whether you are with children or an adult group, or whether you are looking to save or spend money, there are many things to do in and around the city of Leeds.


Take a Walk Though History

First and foremost, Leeds boasts an impressive history. On the outskirts of the city centre lies Kirkstall Abbey, a ruined Cistercian monastery dating from c.1152. The grounds within and around the abbey provide a fascinating day out, with access to the site and park free. Across the road from the Abbey sits the Abbey House Museum, a Grade II listed gatehouse which takes its visitors back to the Victorian era as a museum and exhibit of 19th Century Leeds. There is an admission charge for the museum and it is recommended to visit both sites.

East of the city lies Temple Newsam House, a Tudor-Jacobean house with landscaped grounds designed by "England's greatest gardner", Capability Brown which is the notorious birthplace of Lord Darnley, husband to Mary Queen of Scots. With a history dating back to a 12th Century Preceptory on the site, Temple Newsam House and its Estate is open to the public at an admission charge and hosts a variety of activities in the area. If you have a penchant for period rooms, silverware, ceramics, fine art, Chippendale furniture and decorative arts, the house is accessible all year round. Several other famous period properties lie in the outskirts of Leeds, if you would like to explore more of these country house treasures, both Lotherton Hall and Harewood House both lie within 25 minutes drive of the city.

If you are content with a historical walk around the city centre of Leeds itself, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Cathedral, Victoria Quarter, Thornton's Arcade, Grand Arcade, Queen's Arcade, Holy Trinity Church, Leeds Minster, Leeds Corn Exchange and Leeds Civic Hall offer a slice of Leeds' past. You can also take a city walk of the Civic Trust Blue Plaque Trail and Leeds Owl Trail, spotting the various blue plaques and ornate owl statues dotted around the cities architectural highlights.


Soak in Culture at a Museum or Gallery

Leeds offers an array of award-winning museums for the visitor. Aside from the local (and free) Leeds City Museum, which covers everything from Dinosaurs to Leeds history, there is the astonishing (and equally free) Royal Armouries Museum, a national museum and Northern counterpart to the Tower of London. The museum is set in the purpose built Leeds Dock, which offers fascinating walks aside Leeds' canal system. The museum contains a range of historic artefacts on display, as a history of warfare, weapons and defences both at home and abroad. The Thackray Medical Museum offers a history of medicine and sits amid Leeds' St. James' University Hospital. With a wide collection of medical artefacts and temporary exhibitions, the Museum also hosts renowned lectures and educational days for the public. 

Further museums of interest include the Leeds Industrial Museum on the outskirts of the city and, with a short 15 minute train ride, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, a Victorian model village in Shipley which hosts both glorious architecture from the areas woollen industry days and Salt's Mill, a converted mill now art space.

Leeds also has a vibrant art scene, hosting the free and nationally significant collections of Leeds Art Gallery, the independent The Gallery at 164 and University-affiliated Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Leeds is also awash with small art spaces, with Lady Beck Studios and Project Space, 130 Vicar Lane, The Brunswick, The Old Red Bus Station, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Union 105, The Bowery and Patrick Studios, among others, all servicing local artists and the community. 


Have a Drink and Hit the Clubs

Leeds is renowned for its nightlife. Whether sipping cocktails in the glitzy Angelica at the top of the Trinity shopping centre, or settling into the rooftop bar of the Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds has options to suite all budgets. For lovers of craft beer, Friends of Ham, BrewDog, Bundobust, North Bar and The Brewery Tap offer a variety of local, national and international ales. The Maven and Distrikt offer incredible cocktails in snazzy surroundings, and there are a wealth of historical pubs — such as Whitelock's Ale House — serving the history nerd.

But in terms of serious nightlife, Leeds goes big on its club and live music scenes. Oporto, The Wardrobe, Smokestack and Sandinasta offer cosy bar-music atmospheres, with Belgrave Music Hall offering a consistent music venue space. In terms of clubbing, Wire has the Indie crowd covered whilst HiFi blends funk, soul, rock and r&b for a vibrant city crowd. With a variety of options, its best asking your barkeep for a lowdown on the night's festivities, as there is always something on in Leeds.


Get Out into the Countryside

If you have an extended stay in Leeds, consider hopping on one of the many countryside serving train lines in Yorkshire. Leeds is connected to the impressive Settle to Carlisle railway line; a gorgeous journey through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales north of the city itself. The surrounding countryside of both the Dales, Ilkley Moor and the wild Pennine Moors known locally as Brontë Country (after the eponymous and local Brontë sisters), offer an array of walks and sights as well as an understanding of the Yorkshire way of life, dotted with pleasant tea rooms and old world pubs.

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Things to do in Manchester

Things to do in Manchester

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Manchester. As as a Manchester Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to enjoy a nice walk around Castlefield Urban hertiage park on our lunch break.

Manchester is one of the greatest tourist attractions in northwest England due to its cultural heritage. Visitors get to learn the history of the city as a renowned textile powerhouse in the 18th century from the Museum of Science and Industry. People planning to go on a vacation in Manchester will find these places great tourist attraction sites. 


1. Castlefield

Castlefield, designated as ‘Urban Heritage Park’ is a great exploration site for visitors as they walk along the old canals and the restored Victorian buildings as well as the now reconstructed Roman Fort. Visitors can also have a chance to explore the 1761 constructed Bridgewater Canal which was used to transport coal to Manchester from Worsley. There are also many warehouses along the canal which have since been reconstructed to serve as shops, offices, hotels and restaurants. A trio on the Bridgewater via a boat will give you a better experience of this great tourist attraction site. Some of the places that would be recommended for your sightseeing include Castel Art Gallery, renowned for its contemporary art exhibitions, Bridgewater Hall, which is the home to first-class concerts and Halle Orchestra. 


2. Museum of Science and Industry 

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is among the world’s oldest railroad stations and is among the places which visitors to Manchester should put on top of their list. MOSI has 12 galleries which include vintage cars made in Manchester and the Power Hall, with the steam and water-driven machinery from the olden day’s textile industry. The station building reserves the history of Manchester since the invasion by the Romans to the Industrial Revolution and the present day life. Visitors will marvel at the history of aircrafts which include the first British which made a successful flight, a replica of Triplane from the Air and Space Gallery. 


The Imperial War Museum North hosts historic war aircrafts and vehicles which make it a notable place to visit. Handheld weaponry, aircrafts, tanks and artillery are preserved in this museum as a remembrance of the struggle for freedom. The content of the Imperial War Museum North mostly revolves around war machines and weapons. 


3. Manchester Cathedral 

Manchester Cathedral is one of the most outstanding golden age buildings which are still carrying out their initial purpose of the building. The church which is located in Irwell banks dates back to 1422 to 1506 and received a cathedral appraisal in 1847. The beautiful chapels on its both sides of the choir and nave are particularity interesting features which were built between 1486 and 1506 and followed more alterations and additions in the following century. The choir stalls are attractively decorated with misericords, some of the richest in the country. The little Lady Chapel is notable for its wooden screen which dates back to 1440 while St. John’s Chapel is the Manchester Regiment’s chapel. 


St. Mary’s Catholic is another religious site worth visiting. The church was built in 1794 and is locally know as ‘The Hidden Gem.’ The exterior of the building has nothing much to marvel at, but the interior carries numerous Victorian carvings precisely crafted. Highlights in the buildings include statues of saints, high marble altar and a unique cross. 


4. National Football Museum 

Your visit to Manchester is not complete without visiting the National Football Museum, Manchester’s home gallery to Europe’s top teams-Manchester United and Manchester City. The museum houses some of the vintage sport related items like historic clothing and trophies and the first rulebook. Visitors also get to enjoy movies based on the history of football in Manchester and more entertainment features for the young. 


Football enthusiasts can also visit Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City and Old Trafford, home to Manchester United. Guided tours will work you through the primary field as well as private boxes in the stadium. There is a lot of fun tour options to enjoy in these arenas including elegant dinner and behind-the-scenes tours. 


5. Chinatown

The Chinese communities in Britain can enjoy a home-away-from-home experience from Chinatown which is only a few meters from the Manchester Art Gallery. The gateway leading to the site is richly decorated to offer a striking effect. Restaurants and shops offer Beijing and Hong Kong meals and products while Chinese artworks and handicrafts are located at Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art. 


6. University of Manchester

The University of Manchester which was founded in 1851 is home to three Nobel prize-winners; James Chadwick, who is renowned for proving the existence of neutron in 1932, Ernest Rutherford, known for laying the modern atomic physics foundation and Sir John Cockcroft who was one of the leading Canadian and British atomic research physicists. 


7. Plat Hall: Gallery of Costume

Part Hall was built in 1964 and is now part of the Manchester Art Gallery which offers a trend of English costume and fashion from 1600 to the modern day. The hall is probably the only gallery which is a rival to Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Visitors can get to experience some different English costumes and fashion offered in one of the largest collections In Britain. 


8. Heaton Park

Heaton Park is located on a 600 acres land making it the biggest park in Greater Manchester and among the biggest parks in Europe. The Heaton Hall was built in 1772 and remains a great site to visit despite not being open to the public. Families can explore the animal farm, boat lakes ornamental gardens, adventure playground, woodlands and museum. On the other hand, sports enthusiast can enjoy mini putt, driving range, tennis courts and 18-hole golf course. 


Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden which was founded in 1917 is also another place worth visiting. The garden is partly wildlife habitat and botanical which relieves visitors from the busy city life. Visitors can play football, tennis and rugby from the garden while the scene offers a beautiful stroll or picnic.

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Things to do in Northampton

Things to do in Northampton

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Northampton. As as a Northampton Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to 

Situated within the county of Northamptonshire, in the East Midlands region of England, Northampton is one of the largest towns in the United Kingdom, and a location with historic royal connections. In recent times, it has undergone significant expansion work and even applied for city status at the turn of the millennium.


The town has experienced major population growth since 2004 and also attracts visitors from around the country and abroad. In this article, we take a closer look at some of the most exciting and enjoyable things to do around town.


Shopping

Visitors who are keen on shopping are likely to want to check out Northampton's Market Square. One of the oldest and largest examples of a market square remaining in England, the market operates a fresh fruit only market on Mondays, and a much more general market from Tuesday through until Saturday.


Aside from the market, the Grosvenor Centre is one of two shopping centres within Northampton's town centre. The facility spans two floors and includes more than 30 major stores, with some of the best-known examples including Next, New Look, Topshop, Costa Coffee, HMV and Sainsbury's.


The other major shopping centre is Market Walk, which is a slightly more modern building. Meanwhile, there are various retail parks scattered around the town, with examples including Riverside Retail Park, which has a number of large stores, and Sixfields Retail Park, which primarily consists of restaurants.


Culture

For culture lovers, the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is the largest museum in the town and it features art, exhibits covering local history and historical footwear, celebrating the town's association with shoemaking. Other museums and art galleries include the Primose Gallery, the Avenue Gallery and Abington Park Museum.


Additionally, 78 Derngate is a listed building, notable for being the only house in England to be designed by the famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. As a result, the house has become a popular destination for visitors to the town and a museum, celebrating the life and work of Mackintosh, is open to the general public.


Northampton Castle was a historically significant castle from the Norman era, where King John regularly stayed. Although the castle itself no longer exists, a reconstructed castle gate remains in tact and this may be of interest to some. The gate can be found next to Northampton Railway Station.


Entertainment

The Royal & Derngate theatre complex is one of the most popular entertainment venues in Northampton and visitors can enjoy a wide range of spectacles, including traditional theatre, opera and live music. Another venue, The Deco, also hosts a number of theatre productions and concerts throughout the year.


For visitors seeking contemporary live music, the Roadmender Centre night club regularly hosts performances from mainstream artists and bands. The town also has a number of music festivals scattered throughout the year, including the Northampton Music Festival and Alive at Delpare.


Those who visit the town in the summer may get to experience one its most popular events, the Northampton Carnival. The annual event, which has origins dating back to 1914, takes place over the course of a Friday and Saturday every June, and includes live music, a parade through the town centre and even a temporary fair ground.


Sport & Leisure

Northampton is home to a number of professional sports teams, including Northampton Town Football Club, who play their home games at Sixfields Stadium, and the Northampton Saints rugby union team, who play at Franklin's Gardens. Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, meanwhile, also play games at the town's County Ground.


Although technically outside of the town itself, one of the United Kingdom's most iconic sports venues, the Silverstone Circuit, is situated just a short drive away from Northampton. The race track is used for a number of different motorsport events throughout the year, with the most famous being the Formula One British Grand Prix.


Visitors who want to actually participate in sports, rather than watch them, will be able to find a range of different facilities within the town and surrounding area to suit their needs. These include the Delapre Public Golf Course, the Billing Aquadrome leisure park, Radlands Plaza skate park and Benham Sports Arena.


Places of Interest

The Holy Sepulchre is the oldest building in Northampton and attracts significant interest, because it is one of the most famous examples of a round church remaining in the United Kingdom. Another place of worship that attracts attention within the town, meanwhile, is Northampton Cathedral.


Castle Ashby Gardens offers a family-friendly day out, with a something for everyone. The beautiful parkland is ideal for picnics, while a cafe serves both food and drink. Additionally, a children's play area is provided.


The National Lift Tower, known locally as Northampton Lighthouse, is a listed building, which is visible from many parts of the town. Finally, the Town and County War Memorial, located in the town centre, is a prominent memorial for servicemen and women killed during the First and Second World Wars.


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Things to do in Edinburgh

Things to do in Edinburgh

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Edinburgh. As as Edinburgh Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to go Brew lab for a nice coffee after work

The Beauty of Scotland: Top 11 Things to Do and See in Edinburgh

Scotland is a rich nation and most of its beauties are located in the Capital, Edinburgh. There is so much to see and enjoy in Edinburgh. Attractions range from hotels to beauty sites. If you are planning a trip or don’t know where to spend your vacation, you should consider visiting the city of Edinburgh. Here are top attractions to see and enjoy.


1. Victoria Street

Stretching from George IV Bridge to Grass Market, Victoria Street supplies you with a variety of shopping spots. There are many popular boutiques, galleries, and bookshops. If you are looking at having the shopping spree of your life, Victoria Street is the best place to visit. One common gallery to visit is the Red Door. The gallery is supplied with a lot of historic artefacts to look at. Other important stops along the street include the Old Town shop, A-Ha-Ha Joke spot, and IJ Melli.

2. The Seat of Arthur

Visible from the city centre, Arthur’s Seat is one attraction to marvel at. The volcano presents one of the world’s beautiful natural moments. There is so much you can do here at the seat of Arthur. You can decide to wash your face in the exuding dew or just enjoy the beauty of the city from a distance. The site is also good to take a picture for memory reasons. At a height of 250m, Arthur’s seat is a favourite spot for hiking and general adventure.

3. Tram Ride

If you are looking at a simple and cost-effective way to commute from the airport to the centre of the city, you can ride the tram. The train system is one flexible and enjoyable ride. The train is able to take you deep into the city as you get to enjoy looking at the various beauties along the way. The design of the tram makes it cosy and stylish to ride in. If you visit Edinburgh, you should take a tram ride as the experience is memorable. 

4. Brew Lab for Coffee

Not many spots in Edinburg provide quality and first class coffee like what you get at Brew Lab. Other than coffee, the spot supplies you with Love crumb cakes and delicious soups. The soup here is authentic and savoury, and you get to enjoy it any time of the day. The Brew Lab team is very welcoming and warm to visitors and you will always feel wanted. The quality of service is first class and trendy. The spot is very warm and peaceful if you are looking at having a quiet moment.

5. Hemma for Breakfast

After an adventure and fun time at the Arthur’s seat, you can take a stroll to the Hemma and get to enjoy breakfast. There is so much to enjoy here. The menu consists of poached eggs, roasted tomato, haggis, toasted bread, bacon, mushroom and many other delicacies. The quality service you get here is first class. Hemma is a stone throw away from the seat of Arthur. It is a popular spot and considered among the best.

6. Walk at the Meadows

If you are looking for a place to take a peaceful stroll, Meadows Park is the best in Edinburg. The park is a beauty by itself. Located next to the main campus of Edinburg University, the park is mostly swamped with students. The Meadows connect the southern suburbs with the city centre. Along the Meadows are different boutiques and shops to engage you. The park is loved for its peaceful aura and natural expression displayed by abundant trees and cool air.

7. The Cameo for a Movie

If you are looking for a place to enjoy the latest blockbuster and thrilling movies, the Cameo offers you variety. You get to enjoy cooler legendary dramas and online pieces at an exclusive and convenient cinema hall. If you don’t find it fun to watch a movie, the Cameo spot has a bar spot that you can visit and get to sip your favourite drink. The Cameo theatre is a popular spot and true beauty of Edinburgh. The facility will give you the best indoor experience in Edinburgh.

8. Scott Monument

Dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the monument is a celebrated Edinburgh beauty. Set strategically at the centre of the Princess Street Garden, the Scott pillar is a breathtaking view. The monument is known to avail a good view for photo taking and video shooting. If you are in Edinburgh, you can’t miss the Scott Monument as it a fine beauty to behold. 

9. Edinburgh Castle

The castle is among UKs highest rated tourist attraction, the castle sits at the centre of the city, and it provides you with the best historic beauty. A lot of movies have been shot here and you can always have some memories at the castle. If you are looking at beauty and purpose, the castle offers you exactly that. 

10. The Traverse for a Play

The Traverse offers you an indoor experience worth your time and money. The theatre focuses on the promotion of Scottish talent and you can be assured of getting the best drama experience. If you are not a play guy, you can always relax at Traverse Bar & Cafe and get to enjoy quality drink and music.

11. Quick Bite at Falko

The Falko joint is the best eatery in Edinburgh. There is a lot of snacks and drink to enjoy here. The spot is known for its German bread and meat. They also provide the best cheese and cake. What is good about the Falko is their ability to provide food any time of the day. You can decide to have breakfast or dinner at the spot and you are assured of the best.

Edinburg City is supplied with some of the best attractions in the world. The city is truly the pride of Scotland. A trip to Edinburgh will always be fun and worthwhile as there is so much to experience. The people are welcoming and you will always enjoy visiting the spots and attraction sites in Edinburgh.

 

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Things to do in Birmingham

Things to do in Birmingham

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Birmingham is undoubtedly the biggest city in the Midlands and is fast becoming a cheaper alternative to London. For people looking for a short break without the hefty price tag Birmingham is the perfect place to keep yourself entertained for a few days. With so much to do and great transport links Birmingham is set to become more and more popular as a tourist city.


Cadbury World

Cadbury World is possibly one of the most popular tourist attractions in Birmingham. Opened in 1990 on the Bournville manufacturing site - Cadbury World attracts over 50,000 visitors yearly. Visitors can learn all about the chocolate's history, how it is made and even try some free samples. Cadbury World has 14 different zones that all lend their hand in telling you the story of how their chocolate is made. Most of the stories are interactive using animation or 4D cinema and some of the zones feature rides. As well as Cadbury World itself being an attraction, the surrounding area of Bournville is also an interesting place to spend some time. Although Bournville was historically a town for the workers in the Cadbury Factory, it is now a picturesque village with a lake and a pavilion. 


Go shopping at the Bullring

The Bullring and the markets surrounding it have been the epicentre of shopping in Birmingham since the Middle Ages, historically hosting markets. In the 1950's the first shopping centre was opened in the Bullring and the second one which is more well known for it's futuristic design was opened in 2003. Not only is the exterior of the modern Bullring futuristic, but the escalators inside the Selfridges store are also a tourist attraction in themselves. As well as interesting building designs, the Bullring is full of artwork by prominent and upcoming artists. There are many high street shops and restaurant chains inside, most of them being located on Special Street.


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is part of a larger museum trust which is the largest independent museum trust in the UK. Although Birmingham Museums Trust runs many art galleries and museums this is the biggest and the 'flagship' venue for them. Centrally located on Chamberlain Square - Birmingham Museum has something for everyone. For the more traditional, there is an exhibition of famous landscape paintings by different artists displayed in the museum. This is run as a guided tour by a tour guide and only costs £3. For those who are a bit more into the modernistic side of life there is an exhibition of artists who have been influenced by the advances in technology over the past 20 years. If you are feeling thirsty from all of the learning you have been doing - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has an Edwardian Tearoom. Beautifully renovated with Edwardian decor - the tearoom offers an a la carte menu and also an afternoon tea package. The perfect place to treat yourself after a long day of learning!


National Sea Life Centre

Although Birmingham is nowhere near the sea - that does not stop it having an incredible sea life centre. As part of the National Sea Life centres the Birmingham Sea Life Centre is full of attractions for all ages. As well as having animals that sometimes dwell on land like Penguins and Turtles, they also have many creatures from the deepest and darkest depths of the sea. One of their main new attractions is their new Octopus hideout. Being one of the only sea life centres in the UK to have a giant Octopus is bound to give them an edge over the competition. Visitors will be able to see Beverly the Giant Octopus in her custom made habitat and learn about the creatures that are so clever they are able to squeeze their whole bodies through a hole the size of a pound coin.


Black Country Museum

Although not actually in Birmingham, The Black Country Museum is an amazing attraction that is worth the short drive from Birmingham to Dudley. Set in 26 acres of land, The Black Country Museum is one of the UK's biggest open air museums. The rebuilt historical buildings house fully functional shops and bars that give visitors the experience of what it would have been like to live during the industrial revolution. Take a trip down the mines to see what working conditions were really like all of those years ago or visit the towns village and find out what a pub or toy shop had to offer in the 1930s. Not only is The Black Country Museum famous for it's amazing attractions but it has also been used as a filming location for television series like Peaky Blinders. As well as walking down the mines, you can take the 45 minute canal boat trip that goes through the limestone mines which is fully guided and gives real insight on how the area shaped the industrial revolution. 


British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum like The Black Country Museum is not actually in Birmingham - but it is worth the short journey to Warwickshire if you are in the area. Featuring early editions of cars from well known brands like Jaguar, you can spend your time at the British Transport Museum being taken on a journey that explains the evolution of the motor industry.

 

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Things to do in Bristol

Things to do in Bristol

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Bristol. As a Bristol Mortgage Broker we have the opportunity have a drink in The Pumphouse and watch the boats sail by.

Although London is the capital city, many people are becoming frustrated with how busy and expensive it is. Although there are many great tourist attractions high prices and large queues are luring visitors to other cities that have just as much to offer without the huge price tag. Bristol was perhaps put on the map for being the home of the famous artist Banksy - but it has so much more to offer than just street art. Bristol is the city of bridges, boats and bikes. The vibrant city easily attracts tourists of all ages, and if you are looking to spend a day or a little bit longer there you will not be short of amazing things to do. 


Brunel's SS Great Britain

If you are a fan of historical landmarks then visiting the SS Great Britain is an absolute must for your trip to Bristol. The ship, which was launches in 1843 was called the "greatest experiment since creation". She is one of the most important historic ships in the world. Brunel didn't just want to create a ship that would get from A to B. By combing size and power he wanted to create one of the most talked about ships in history and he certainly managed to do that! The ship has been turned into a museum with plenty to do and see, and they often hold talks about the history and heritage of the ship. 


Cllifton Suspension Bridge

Although a bridge may seem like a strange thing to class as a tourist attraction, the Clifton Suspension Bridge was one of the most innovative of it's time. Opened in 1864, it was based on an early design by Isambard Brunel, who designed the SS Great Britain. Connecting Bristol and Somerset it is still fully functional as a transport link. It has come to be one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world. 


We The Curious 

If science is more your thing than history is - you are in luck. The large science centre is a fantastic alternative to the London Science Museum and their mission is to 'make science accessible to us all'. It features many hands on exhibits and interactive displays to keep all ages interested through the day. As well as many different interactive experiences it also boats the UK's first 3D planetarium. The Tinkering Space gives visitors the opportunity to create and invent, and not only is there a giant ball run and robots but there is also a 3D printer that visitors are able to interact with. The Real Real Brain exhibition is not something for the faint hearted. Visitors can see a real human brain and learn all about what functions are completed by different parts of the brain. Aardman animations, who are famous for Wallace and Gromit also have an exhibition where visitors can get up close and personal with all aspects of the animation process. There are also loads of places to eat and drink and many more attractions within We The Curious, so you can easily spend a whole day there. 


Bristol Harbourside

Britol's harbourside has come a long way since it was used as a functional harbour. Often cited as the cultural hub of the city - the harbourside revival began in the 1970s. When the Arnolfini opened as a centre for the contemporary arts it became a predecessor for many other cultural centres and events in the area. Spike Island is a gallery and artist working space that incorporates a cafe that is open to the public. They have many different exhibitions which are constantly changing to keep visitors and the locals interested in the arts. Because the harbourside has become so popular in recent years - there are many places to eat and drink. You can get anything from Pizza to Asian street food and enjoy it on the beautiful setting of the harbour while looking out across the river.


Things to do in Bristol - Avon Valley Adventure Park

Avon Valley Adventure Park is a wildlife park that also has many things to do for different age groups. They offer many different animal handling experiences in their petting zoo including pony grooming and meeting the guinea pigs. There are many different animals to see from pygmy goats to chickens. As the park is situated next to the River Avon there are plenty of opportunities for country walks alongside the river. There is also a boating lake and a play area. As well as the free activities that are on offer at the Avon Valley Adventure Park there is also a miniature railway which takes you on a trip around some of the more interesting settings around the area. 


Hot Air Ballon Flights

You would not be able to mention things to do in Bristol without mentioning hot air ballon flights. Perhaps it is because of the wonderful scenery around the area, or just the abundance of green land they have to launch from, but for whatever the reason Bristol has become well known for it's hot air ballon experiences. There are many companies that can be found online who offer hot air ballon flights and most of them start at a price of £99 then increase depending on how many people the experience is for and for how long you want to take flight for. Due to it's close proximity to Wales, taking a hot air ballon flight in Bristol will give you some of the most stunning views you will be able to see anywhere in the UK.



 

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Things to do in Bournemouth

Things to do in Bournemouth

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Bournemouth. As as a Bournemouth Mortgage Broker we value the opportunity to pop down to the Pier after a day in work to soak up the sun. 

Although it is well known for being a seaside town - there are lots of other things for visitors to do in Bournemouth rather than just visiting the stunning beach. There are water sports on the harbour, many nature reserves and indoor attractions for those times when the weather isn't pleasant enough to take advantage of all of the outdoor activities Bournemouth has to offer. As well as boasting a large number of free activities, accommodation in Bournemouth can also be found for all budgets. So whether it is thrill-seeking or relaxing you are after, Bournemouth is the perfect destination to get out of the hustle and bustle and have a break in the fresh seaside air. 


Visit Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth pier is not your standard seaside pier. With many adventurous attractions it is a little bit different from the arcades and end of the pier bowling that you may be used to. RockReef is an indoor activity centre on the pier that has many different clip and climb activities for all ages. Other activities here include a vertical slide and a jumping challenge. If you are brave enough you could decide to tackle the pier zip line. 'PierZip' is the worlds first pier to shore zip wire that will see you flying over the sea for a breathtaking few moments before you arrive safely on dry land. As well as all of these activities, Bournemouth pier also has all of the traditional attractions that you would expect including sweet shops, arcades and cafes with views of the sea.


Bournemouth Oceanarium

Bournemouth Oceanarium is one of the most exciting aquariums in the UK. They currently house over 150 species of fish and many other sea creatures like penguins, otters and reptiles. The Bournemouth Oceanarium offer a number of different displays that let visitors of all ages interact with the creatures and learn more about them. If you really want to get up close and personal, you can book an experience with the turtles or the otters or even be an aquarist for the day. Inside the oceanarium there are places to eat and drink and also a kids play area, so you will be able to get your monies worth and spend the whole day there. 


Cliff Railway's

Although there are many attractions on Bournemouth seaside not many of them have been there as long as the cliff railways. Built in 1908, the West Cliff Railway takes visitors from the promenade to the cliff side town above them. Visitors can enjoy views out to sea as they take the 145ft ride along the track which was most recently refurbished in the 90s. The East Cliff Railway was built just before the West Cliff Railway - but serves the same purpose. On the other side of the beach, the East Cliff Railway gives all visitors a chance to enjoy the attraction no matter what side of the beach they are. The Fishermans Wharf Railway is again the same - but this is located in the suburb of Southbourne. Southbourne attracts many people who want to stay just outside of the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth, so the local council wanted to ensure even people using the cliff railways that it has become famous for. 


The Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom is a purpose built building for all year round entertainment. The art deco building that was built in the 1920s puts on many forms of entertainment including West End style stage shows, Opera and Ballet. The venue also hosts many ballroom dancing competitions and holds an impressive 1012 people. If you are visiting Bournemouth this is the perfect place for evening entertainment. 


Bournemouth Air Festival

One of the best seasonal attractions in Bournemouth is the world famous Bournemouth Air Festival. Held in August, it features many displays from the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy as well as civilian aviation displays. As well as thrilling displays from the Red Arrows and the Black Cats they have previously displayed aircraft such as the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spirfire. In a bid to attract a younger audience, the Bournemouth Air Festival has in recent years also had 'Nigh Air on the Piers' which features performances from well known bands. Unfortunately there have been years where big headliners like the Kaiser Chiefs have been cancelled due to the weather, but this looks like something they are set to continue doing to try and attract people outside of the target group of aviation enthusiasts.


 

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Things to do in Borehamwood

Things to do in Borehamwood

Eddison Wells is privileged to have an office in Borehamwood. As as a Borehamwood Mortgage Broker we have the opportunity to bump into celebrities around the Elstree Studios

Borehamwood is a city situated in South of Hertfordshire England, U.K. Most people have known this town as a place of Star Wars and Indiana Jones though, besides this, there is much more to find in this great city and its surrounding than just the film industry. Among the best activities to do in this great town inclusive of its nearby areas include: visiting top attractions sites such as the Historical Monument, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, and The Belem Tower. Also, a visitor can enjoy great adventures, charming restaurants that offer food, drinks, and affordable accommodation. Entertainment activities such as natural attractions and numerous outdoor sites for tourism are also in plenty.


What are some of the things to do in Borehamwood?


With Europe attracting many tourists in different countries, Borehamwood is not left in the lags. This city offers a rejuvenating array of beautiful scenes and great tourist attraction sites and things to do such as:


Watch a game at Meadow Park.

Why not take in a football game at Meadow Park, Home of Borehamwood FC and Arsenal Ladies. It has a capacity of just over 4,000, although attendances for most league matches are in the hundreds. Arsenal's home UEFA Women's Champions League matches are also played here. However, due to the connection with Arsenal F.C., they are permitted to play in the Emirates Stadium on occasion

 

Visit De Havilland Aircraft Museum.


This museum will surprise you with plenty of scenes to view within a small space. Also, there is so much at hand for the kids to enjoy. This Museum contains a collection of planes which include, some ancient wooden military aircraft that were built before the Second World War. You will also enjoy seeing various transport aircraft and other planes from the jet age. For plane enthusiasts, you are given a chance to see the planes being checked, repaired, or even restored.


The needs of the young ones are also put into consideration in this Museum. Children are allowed climb to the cockpit of warplanes and that of passengers, as well as the opportunity to take some photographs. Much of the Museums' history as well as the history of the Museum items, which is recorded, is available at the exhibition for you to read and enjoy.


Visit The Hertfordshire Sports Village.


There is loads of adventure here for your family to enjoy. The body fitness of your family members can be easily achieved at this sports village. This Sports Village contains among them, a well maintained Gymnasium, swimming pools, and numerous outdoor activities and facilities. The swimming pool is separated into several lanes which give you pleasure to swim at a pace that suits you best.


The Hertfordshire Village offers a wide range of group exercises from Pilates to Box fit and much more. The Gymnasium is well equipped with instructors where you can perform your workouts at any time. The instructors will help you with Bespoke fitness plans. It offers a place for personal training, birthday parties, and courses at affordable prices.


Visit London Museum of Water and Steam.


This Museum of Water and Steam is among the ideal places that attract many visitors. Here, you can spend your day discovering and exploring the story of the London Water Supply, which has a beautiful and impressive gallery of water work. Also, you can witness the historic water engines. This will give you an opportunity to discover and learn more about the London Water Supply system. You can as well explore the Old Cogs.


The Museum of Water and Steam is a convenient place to learn more about the hustles and bustles of the Supply engines of the London Water Supply system. During the weekends, the visitors can witness the magic and awe of the Steam Pumps. Splash zone offers a perfect place where your little ones can have some play by turning and swirling wheels, making push pumps and creating their own water supply channels.


Visit splendid and replenished Restaurants and Bars.


Families have been gathering around the tables to enjoy famous grills, barbeques, and tasty foods of choice from this South Hertfordshire Town restaurants. Their menu offers freshly prepared meals made from the grilled classic which includes, steaks matured, burgers, farm assured chicken, spit roasts that appear alongside shrink platters, and tapas. Visitors can also enjoy three coursed meals alongside a cocktail.


Guests also enjoy savoury and sweet treats with few glasses of champagne. Traditional afternoon tea which includes cakes, clotted cream scones, and finger sandwiches which are all paired with Bellini cocktail. The elegant bars also offers the visitors an opportunity to enjoy comfortable tables with plenty of leg room. Some of the local clubs also offer comedy shows where you are given the opportunity to enjoy the funny acts from the household named TV comedians.


Visit The Mega Jump Trampoline Park.


At this famous Mega Jump, a visitor can enjoy numerous jumping sessions. There are more than 50 trampolines, which are interconnected, and this gives you an opportunity to test your jumping skills via sports such as basketball, large foam pool, and dodgeball courts.


Also, you can play basketball with your friends in the elastic beds using the Purest NBA style. To continue with your experience and make sure you are rejuvenated, this park contains a dance zone. Karaoke dancing and premium music are available to make sure you have the best experience ever from this. In the Foam Pool, one can perform safe Pirouette and Flips above all fun and merry. This is a fantastic place where any tourist has had great experiences during their visits.


Visit the Hertsmere Skatepark.


Here, there are lots of mobile ramps, commonly known as the Mobile Action Zone. The Skateboarders BMXers use these facilities. This skatepark offers a full-time security surveillance, pyramids, car parking, fun box, cycle racks among others. Protective clothing must be worn during the exercises. The Skatepark also accommodates a large sports area where juniors can play. The Skatepark is a good place for athletes to enjoy and improve their expertise in skating.