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7 hours ago

Having been postponed from last year, the opening of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride is opening at Alton Towers this year.
Here's a quick look behind the scenes.
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2 days ago

If you’re at #altontowers you may not be aware how close you are to The Chained Oak (of Hex fame) and some great countryside
#altontowersthemepark #hex #oblivion #themepark #themeparks #rollercoaster #rollercoasters
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If you’re at #altontowers you may not be aware how close you are to The Chained Oak (of Hex fame) and some great countryside 
#altontowersthemepark #hex #oblivion #themepark #themeparks #rollercoaster #rollercoasters
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A little bit more tech in a new King bed room. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Some more bling arrived for our new King size room.
What is it though with cats and boxes? 🙄😁
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Some more bling arrived for our new King size room.
What is it though with cats and boxes? 🙄😁

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Every cat loves a good cardboard box lol xx

We took the opportunity to wander around our local woods today. Nice to see a little sunshine for a change
#bedandbreakfastuk #staffordshiremoorlands
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We took the opportunity to wander around our local woods today. Nice to see a little sunshine for a change
#bedandbreakfastuk #staffordshiremoorlands
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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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