March days are longer
There’s the tantalizing prospect of lighter evenings when the UK changes to British Summer Time. Whether that yields any promise remains to be seen. Certainly a trip to London with a stay in a Landed House means that whatever the British weather throws at you there is plenty to do under cover.
Two magnetic draws: Crufts Dog Show and a Landed House near Birmingham
We wanted to highlight an annual event that shows off the UK’s passion for animals: Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Crufts is world-renowned. In fact it is the largest dog show in the world. It is a magnetic draw and often accommodation nearby is booked up a year in advance. Certainly it is a must see destination for anyone who has any interest in dogs, whether that’s professional or just as an interested amateur.
Staying in a country house can work out cheaper than you might imagine
In fact, if you have a large group of dog-loving friends you might find booking a Landed House might actually work out cheaper than staying in an anonymous hotel. Crufts after all is about tradition. It’s a show that prides itself as always being there in a timeless manner. Dog breeds may fall in and out of fashion but our four legged friends as beautiful, loyal and well-behaved companions never do, it would appear.
Gundogs & Working Dogs are stalwarts of Landed Houses up and down the UK
You can be inspired by the obedience classes, the fun side, the gorgeous specimens and breeds you might have never seen before and of course the huge range of accessories for you and your dogs. In fact there is so much to see it is worth spending four whole days there between the 6th and 9th March. After all each day will focus on a different aspect. ON the 6th it will showcase Working and Pastoral, the 7th it’s the turn of Terrier and Hound on Saturday 8th it’s Toy and Utility while on Sunday 9th Crufts is all about Gundogs.
Park Hall is the ideal destination for a Spring Break
If you are wondering where you might stay then Landed Houses has just the place for you. Think about arriving early and staying with friends at Park Hall (https://www.landedhouses.co.uk/england/midlands/park-hall/). This magnificent house is in Kidderminster which is just 20 miles from Birmingham/ Not only can you be inspired by the Gun Dogs and Working dogs you can set about some Clay Pigeon shooting. In the evening if you have the energy after a long day’s excitement at Crufts (http://www.crufts.org.uk/) you might well fancy a trip to Stratford on Avon to see a play and dine in some of their fabulous eating establishments.
Come and see what Birmingham has to offer
Birmingham too is great for concerts, shopping, theatre and nightlife in general so you can make your Crufts visit a part of a much grander stay. Whether you decide to combine town and country Park hall is the ideal destination to relax, breathe I some country air and take some fabulous walks in unspoiled and dramatic countryside.
Let Landed Houses organize your itinerary
The estate at Park Hall itself stretches for 132 acres and has a badminton court, swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and a music studio. Its own pedigree stretches back to 1710 and is Queen Anne in style. Check out the beauty of this Landed House and make your visit to Crufts Dog Show a very special annual occasion.
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Watch Crufts 2014 fabulous trailer video here
Picture credit: www.sealsun.co.uk