It's time for another #FavouriteFive....!
We're proud to be based in the South of England, right by the sunny seaside and as such we couldn’t let English Tourism Week pass us by without a little nod to five of our favourite tourist locations which double up as fantastic areas to host your next event!
Let’s start with our South Coast neighbour - Brighton, this vibrant city has a variety of amazing venues from the historic Grand Hotel to the world’s tallest moving observation tower, the i360. But if you’d like something a little further inland, Brighton Dome is a beautifully unique venue originally built in 1805 and currently undergoing a £21million redevelopment with exciting new spaces available from 2019 onwards.
Perfect for: Candy floss, a stick of rock and beach-side cocktails!
How about Bath? This famous city is home to the simply beautiful Roman Baths which are available for hire, a stunning location for a drinks reception for up to 300 guests. If hotels are more your thing, then there’s the new Apex Bath City Hotel which has the largest capacity in terms of conference space in the city or for more of an escape why not unwind in luxury at the 5 star Royal Crescent Hotel.
Perfect for: A nice hot-spring bath!
Or maybe you’d like Oxford. This prestigious university city has numerous event spaces that allow you to embrace your surroundings including the stunning Examination Schools or Macdonald Randolph Hotel. If you want to explore outside of the city centre, then Kassam Stadium would be a great place to start, with its 38 flexible meeting and event rooms for up to 600 delegates – there’s something for everyone!
Perfect for: History buffs and sports fans alike!
We definitely couldn’t forget Harrogate in our five favourites. This town in North Yorkshire has a plethora of fantastic venues including Rudding Park Hotel, who can offer anything from private bar events to large scale marquee hire, and The Majestic Hotel which boasts inspiring landscapes and 18th century architecture. It is also home to the Harrogate International Centre (HIC) Yorkshire, this fantastic facility has a variety of different spaces including an auditorium for nearly 2,000 delegates along with exhibition space and on-site accommodation.
Perfect for: Events that need everything!
Finally, this feature wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Cambridge. Another lively city, famous for its University, dating back to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. Tamburlaine Hotel is a great base to explore the city from and also has flexible stylish events spaces. But if you’re looking for the wow factor, Ely Cathedral with a capacity of over 1,000, would leave a lasting impression on any guest!
Perfect for: Fans of architecture!
So - if any one of our #FavouriteFive destinations would suit your next event, call one our team today on 01323 644644!