The Hanmer Arms
Travel Blogs from Hanmer
We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
Today we toured the beautiful and culture filled city of Liverpool. We started the day off right by buying some deliciously fresh raspberries while on the way to the wharf. Once there we got on the Magical Mystery Tour and visited many different places and learnt about the early lives of the Beatles. We saw: -Penny Lane (there is still the Barber Shop, and shelter in the middle of a roundabout, and the bank on the corner, all beneath the blue suburban skies.) ...
... in a shoot out, with Argentina for the win. Interesting facts: -Liverpool hosts the largest cathedral in the UK, standing at over 100 m - the Adelphi hotel is the oldest in Liverpool, it's grand room windows are exactly the same as the windows of the grand room in the titanic (same designer created both) apparently if you eat there it is the closest you can get to replicating how it would have been on the titanic -Queen Victoria loved this ...
... the river, over bridges, and through the parks. Although we missed the annual flower festival, colorful blooms still filled containers and baskets throughout the town.
Shrewsbury Castle dates back to1067. The red sandstone castle stands high on a hill in the crook of the river. Today it houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum; an impressive exhibition of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services