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5 days ago

It seems that our big old tree has suffered from the impact of being sliced and diced by concrete and steel, so is having a rather serious haircut.
Find out why here >>> thelaurels.co.uk/august-2015/
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It seems that our big old tree has suffered from the impact of being sliced and diced by concrete and steel, so is having a rather serious haircut.
Find out why here >>> https://thelaurels.co.uk/august-2015/
6 days ago

Perhaps it's just as well we're not opening until 17th May. The weather's a tad inclement today 🙄😁 ... See MoreSee Less

Perhaps its just as well were not opening until 17th May. The weathers a tad inclement today 🙄😁
1 week ago

If you’re staying with us, this centre of deliciousness is just over a mile away. Miss it at your peril, is all we can say 😁Just take a look at Helen’s homemade chocolate and toffee gateau!🍫🤤

It’s available on our specials this weekend (as long as our baking lasts!) alongside our usual line up of homemade lunches, light bites, cakes, barista made hot drinks and ice creams! And don’t forget all of our menu is available to takeaway as well as our covered outdoor seating in our woodland gardens!
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If you’re staying with us, this centre of deliciousness is just over a mile away. Miss it at your peril, is all we can say 😁

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Might give the'Towers' a swerve for a slice😁😁

2 weeks ago

Only a mile or so away from us. A great place to visit 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Only a mile or so away from us. A great place to visit 😊

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Best place to stay for Alton towers

4 weeks ago

A beautiful day for a wander around the village and up Cotton Dell 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful day for a wander around the village and up Cotton Dell :-)
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The Laurels B&B Blog

 

Incidentally, if you want to see what got us on TV, start reading the saga here!

Well Dressing

When I was first told about well dressing, I imagined a group of immaculately groomed lovies in suits and frocks. As it turns out, well dressing is pretty much as it sounds - dressing up wells. Just up the road from us is the picture-postcard village of Tissington...

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Fantasy Wire Fairies – Wish Maker

Those of you who've stayed with us already will probably have noticed the beautiful sculpture that greets you, on your way to reception. What you won't have seen, of course, is how she's actually made. During lockdown, thanks to COVID-19 we've spent a lot of time...

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Cycling The Manifold Valley

The beautiful Manifold Valley lies just over 10 minutes from The Laurels. If you’re into geology, it was formed about 325 million years ago by the erosive effects of water on the Carboniferous Limestone plateau, when Britain lay close to the Equator. If you’re not –...

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Kingfishers and the Caldon Canal

This sounds like a bit of a QI question, but did you know Kingfisher feathers are actually brown in colour and not blue? Their vivid colour is actually iridescence, not pigment – the pigment is brown. Interference between different wavelengths of light reflected from...

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Alton Towers Roller Coaster Restaurant Review

Dining With a Twist You may well have been unfortunate enough to see the odd (in many ways) video of people trying to eat and drink on a roller coaster, or the Big Dipper as us oldies used to call it. These things rarely, if ever ended well, usually resulting in the...

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A History of Oakamoor & The Churnet Valley

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT The Churnet Valley has a long history of industrialisation and exploitation of local minerals. Local supplies of iron ore (mined from the area to the north-west of Oakamoor), charcoal (from the immediate wooded hills and...

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