Top tips for great restaurants near Alton Towers

When you stay at Heywood hall why not try some local food from some fabulous eateries near Heywood Hall & Alton Towers? Here is our selection: Breakfast: Denstone Hall Farm Shop, Alton Bridge Hotel, Alton Coffee: The Bear Coffee Company, High Street, Uttoxeter,...

Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne

Did you know there is a local World famous tradition in Ashbourne, a market town, 10 minutes drive from Heywood Hall? Shrovetide football is a traditional “Football” game held annually on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, 28th February and 1st March 2017....

Treasures on Valentine’s Day

Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s day. We hope you have or will be spoiled rotten by your other half on this special day.  Being married to a Frenchman, romance comes as the norm, enjoying a glass of Cremant  from his beloved Alsace in France, some gorgeous...

Treasures in the attic

Have you ever moved to a property with lots of history and all sorts of nooks and crannies to discover? Well we did just that 4 years ago, when we moved to Heywood Hall! It was only last summer when we were inspecting the chimney that  we found a suitcase tucked away...

Pumpkins, Maize Mazes & Soul Seekers

Staffordshire has a whole host of scary activities during the second half of October. Is it the fact that we live in a wooded part of the countryside with Yew trees and old buildings, which naturally create a spooky atmosphere in the heart of the Churnet Valley? Or do...