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We understand some days in your life are extra special. We really do. And we appreciate that few, if any, are more important than your wedding day. You want to know it’s in safe, capable, passionate hands. As many of our hotels are licensed for civil ceremonies, we’re also happy to host your actual wedding as well as your reception. Whatever your choice, when you get hitched, we’ll make sure your special day goes without a hitch. That’s a Hallmark promise.

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Join In The Fun This St. Patrick's Day


Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! A day in the UK which is associated with celebrating everything Irish, anything green, gold or good luck. This religious holiday celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, who is said to have died on the 17th March. The festivities don’t just stay in Ireland though, there are plenty of parades across the UK. Join in the fun and head to one of these cities to witness the parties. The majority of parades are held on the Sunday before St. Patricks Day (13th March), so there is no reason to miss out on the fun! Here are some of the events across England that you should get involved in:

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Liverpool and Ireland have long-standing links, even to the point that this Northern city has been dubbed Ireland’s second capital. The Liverpool St. Patrick’s Day Parade will actually be held on the 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), this is a huge day in any Liverpudlian’s calendar - with thousands of revellers taking to the streets as well as traditional Irish pubs, clubs and other venues to celebrate this patriotic day. Don’t miss out on this event, that will be a day to remember - stay with us at one of our Liverpool hotels. See if their is availability today at Liverpool Alicia or The Feathers    

London

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The capital has big plans, with a whole week of festivities celebrating Irish culture, expect street river dancing, comedy shows and the most exciting event - St Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade will see marching bands, schools, street theatre and many more marching through the streets of London to the major public places, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Expect lashings of Guinness, head to one of the many traditional Irish pubs to soak in the atmosphere and Irish music. If you’re planning on making a weekend of it, then book into our Croydon hotel for the perfect place to rest your head after the celebrations.

Manchester

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This Northern city pays tribute to St. Patrick’s Day for a two-week long Irish festival of music, dance, art, comedy and family fun running from 3rd March to 19th March. Manchester claims to have the UK’s biggest St. Patricks Day Parade, more that 70 floats, bands and marchers parade the streets of this buzzing city. Starting at the Irish World Heritage centre after the Gaelic Mass in the morning, the paraders march to Albert Square, snaking through the streets of Manchester - it is very much a community event, with all the flags and banners representing the Counties of Ireland. To find out more on the two-week festival check out Manchester Irish Festival. If this has left you feeling excited about the events, book into our Manchester Willowbank Hotel to rest between events.     Which ever city you choose to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland in, enjoy the celebrations!

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