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About Claire Robinson

Claire Robinson is an award-winning freelance writer with a lust for weekend travel. Whether it’s in the UK or Europe, you’ll find her checking out the sweetest places to stay and the best things do to on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Over the last year, Claire’s zipped to a host of different spots in the UK and Europe, bringing back colourful, evocative and energetic tales of where to go and what to see for those wishing to do the same. She’s founder of Weekend Candy – The Weekend Inspiration Blog.
Latest Posts | By Claire Robinson
3 Mother’s Day Weekends – Irish Mammy Approved!
1 week ago

3 Mother’s Day Weekends – Irish Mammy Approved!

Looking for Mother’s Day inspiration? Want a weekend treat that says ‘thanks mum’ for putting up with the sleepless nights, the nappies, the tantrums? Then a weekend away for your mum on Mother’s Day is a smart option.

To …
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A Quintessential Weekend in the Cotswolds
2 weeks ago

A Quintessential Weekend in the Cotswolds

Twenty miles outside of Oxford, before you reach Gloucester, you’ll find a dangerously seductive countryside sweet spot. Burford, known as the ‘southern gateway to the Cotswolds’ because it marks the …
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Top 10 things to do in South Devon this spring
3 weeks ago

Top 10 things to do in South Devon this spring

With over 120 miles of coastline, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the South West Coast Path and a host of nature reserves, South …
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A killer weekend in Broadchurch
4 weeks ago

A killer weekend in Broadchurch

BROADCHURCH, Dorset, is actually a small harbour resort called West Bay. You’ll find it on that part of the Dorset coast that stretches up from Weymouth and Portland, and then curves towards …
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The Lapland Hotel, Tampere: A Review
1 month ago

The Lapland Hotel, Tampere: A Review

“The simple, pristine landscapes of Lapland have been captured and converted into style, comfort and elegance.”

The Hotel: The Lapland Hotel, Tampere, Finland The Cost: My room cost …
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An Alternative Valentine’s Weekend in Paris
1 month ago

An Alternative Valentine’s Weekend in Paris

PARIS, France – The City of Light. The most romantic city on earth and just the place to go for a Valentine’s weekend. Unless, that is, you’d prefer a Valentine’s weekend …
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10 essential Valentine gifts for weekend travellers
2 months ago

10 essential Valentine gifts for weekend travellers

VALENTINE’S DAY –  It’s coming. So get on it, before it’s too late and your only option is to nip to the garage for flowers and a box of Milk Tray. …
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A Royal Weekend in Windsor
2 months ago

A Royal Weekend in Windsor

Windsor, in Berkshire, has enough Royal pulling power to render the most ardent republican regal blue around the edges.

Most outsiders drop in for two reasons: HRH and Lego. The …
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7 Unusual Valentine’s Weekends
2 months ago

7 Unusual Valentine’s Weekends

Pucker up, sunshine: Valentine’s will soon be on you like a drunk at a stag do. So if you want to take your loved one somewhere special; somewhere a little …
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A Snowy Weekend in Tampere, Finland
2 months ago

A Snowy Weekend in Tampere, Finland

Tampere is the Manchester of Finland, or so my Russian guide Olga informs me. Like Manchester, Finland’s third-largest city was built on the cotton industry after a Scottish Industrialist, James …
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