Guest Blogger October 2015

Could you be our Guest Blogger?

Date published: 30 Sep 15

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Rose and Crown HotelThis month we are offering a lucky reviewer the chance to visit the Rose and Crown Hotel in Salisbury and write for us.

This 4 star hotel is located in a superbly characterful 13th century building, originally a coaching inn with many historic features still in place, right beside the River Avon and has glorious views to the cathedral as well as being perfectly placed to enjoy central Salisbury.  Slightly further afield, Stonehenge is a unique attraction and Longleat, with all its wonderful animals, is not far away.  Bath, too, is within reach and has many delights. 

Your assignment is to stay for 2 nights, with a partner, enjoying breakfast on both days, with dinner provided one evening (no drinks included), then write two articles of around 6/700 words each, for us.  One will about the hotel, one should cover the city and area.  A few photographs are also important. 

Our guest bloggers visit hotels, generally in the UK, to review on our behalf.

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River Avon from Rose and Crown Hotel

To enter simply post on this page in the Comments section, or go to the thread on our Forum and say why you feel that you would be the best Guest Blogger to review Rose and Crown Hotel for Silver Travel Advisor. You may have a link with Wiltshire or a strong desire to visit Salisbury, you may be accustomed to fine dining, or you may welcome the thought of travel writing, exploring this small but perfectly formed city. Draw closes 31 October 2015.

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Reservations made subject to availability. Offer does not include alcohol. Offer excludes: Bank Holidays, 23 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 and 13 & 14 February 2016. The guest blogger must stay before 31 March 2016.  

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  • Rowsie
    almost 4 years ago
    In the 1960's/1970's my friends and I were hippies and we often used to hitch hike down to Salisbury to visit Stonehenge. In those days the stones weren't cordoned off and you could sit on them with very little supervision. My best friend Katy and I used to sit there for hours putting the world to rights. We then used to visit other areas in Salisbury and it became one of our favourite places to visit as it was so peaceful. Katy was still a hippie (albeit an ageing one) right up until her death 12 years ago. I would love to go back and see the area again and remember those wonderful times. My hippy days were short llved but I still love the peaceful countryside...I just like a little more comfort these days than I did in the 60's.
  • Silver-Travel-Advisor
    almost 4 years ago
    All our blogging assignments are open to solo travellers, we quite agree that reviews and blogs from the single traveller's viewpoint are really helpful. So please do apply for this 'assignment' or any others. The hotels always offer accommodation and meals for two people, so we offer the opportunity this way. However, any interested solos should comment too!
    Jennie
  • Anonymous
    almost 4 years ago
    I am a freelance columnist for a regional U.K and national English Language newspaper in France .I write travel related articles. In addition I have had over 350 articles published and 1 book on leisure activities.
    I have researched and written a comprehensive guide about the City of York and had restaurant reviews published.
    I have never undertaken a hotel review or provided a blog. I would welcome the opportunity.
    Bookery
  • sandra_42
    almost 4 years ago
    I have stayed in Salisbury twice, once in a hotel and again as a home swapper. It's a beautiful city with a vibrant market, a stunning cathedral (including Turner's famous view of the spire from across the meadows ) and just a quick bus trip to Stonehenge.

    I enjoy writing and regularly contribute to the blog and newsletter of Home Base Holidays.
  • discerning-traveller
    almost 4 years ago
    I also am a solo traveller and would LOVE the opportunity to blog for solo traveller holidays or to blog as an individual on a mixed trip or in a lovely hotel in a beautiful city. There are lots of us out there!!!!
    How useful it would be for us all to have a variety of constructive reviews for us solos.
  • GillinLondon
    almost 4 years ago
    Do you ever have opportunities for single traveller bloggers? There must be a lot of single professional women like me who does not have a husband any more or a partner to go away with. GillinLondon
  • Anonymous
    almost 4 years ago
    Do you ever have opportunities for single traveller bloggers? There must be a lot of single professional women like me who does not have a husband any more or a partner to go away with. Gill King
  • Happywanderer
    almost 4 years ago
    This is surely the assignment for me.

    Before I retired I used to have my own travel company which was supported by an illustrated monthly newsletter which I wrote, and produced the photographs for. My customers, some of whom used to travel with me up to 8 times per year, often complimented me on my writing and many suggested that I should write a book.

    Since retiring I have become a blogger. Several years ago, the owner of the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown on Spey contacted me to ask if they could publish, verbatim and in booklet form, one of my illustrated blog posts, entitled 'Speyside in Winter'. To this day, every room in the hotel is provided with this booklet. The post itself described a stay by my wife and myself at The Grant Arms and our travels in the area during that stay.

    My main hobby is photography, so I'm well equipped to illustrate blog posts.

    My wife and I would be delighted to visit Salisbury and The Rose and Crown, and give a candid and illustrated report of our experiences.
  • Freddie
    almost 4 years ago
    Wow - Salisbury! We have never visited this famous city before and would relish the chance. We would certainly visit the Cathedral - my wife is very keen to do this as she is a guide at Ripon Cathedral. Curiously, we have visited more cathedrals in France than in the UK; it's about time we rectified this omission. Stonehenge and Bath also deserve a visit... and what better place to stay than The Rose and Crown Hotel?
  • Freddie
    almost 4 years ago
    Wow - Salisbury! We have never visited this famous city before and would relish the chance. We would certainly visit the Cathedral - my wife is very keen to do this as she is a guide at Ripon Cathedral. Curiously, we have visited more cathedrals in France than in the UK; it's about time we rectified this omission. Stonehenge and Bath also deserve a visit... and what better place to stay than The Rose and Crown Hotel?
  • discerning-traveller
    almost 4 years ago
    I would be thrilled to bits to be offered a chance to be the guest blogger this month! The hotel looks so full of character and seems to be in a superb location.
    I have visited Salisbury a few times but have only ever had a few hours there and have often promised myself a weekend to discover and explore the rich history and culture ,not to mention the beautiful river meandering through the city, providing a little oasis of calm.
    I live in Devon and my adult daughter in London so would be a fantastic opportunity to meet up in, what looks like, a lovely hotel in such a beautiful city.
    What more could a mother and daughter want!!!
    If given this chance, I will do my best. What fun to blog!! It could be the start of something new :)
  • boats12
    almost 4 years ago
    I only had to look at the picture you show of those puddings and I knew I wanted to go there. I could go into raptures about the milk, dark and white chocolate explosion of taste - not that I'm a chocoholic of course! It looks a wonderful place to curl up in the new year to recharge the batteries and maybe explore the cathedal and of course the shops!
  • Tim-Miller
    almost 4 years ago
    We live in North Wiltshire and are connected to Salisbury by the beautiful River Avon, flowing from the Devizes area, through Salisbury to the sea at Christchurch. We have visited Salisbury, all the way down in south Wiltshire(!), several times, but only fleetingly. We would be very keen to stay for a few days, get to know the city, its magnificent 14thC Gothic cathedral and the surrounding villages, plain and countryside better and write a review of the Rose & Crown Hotel and area. Tim & Helen
  • kirkby
    almost 4 years ago
    I would love to have a go at this assignment. It's more than twenty years since I visited Salisbury and I'd love to see how it has changed. There used to be a thriving WI stall in the market on a Saturday morning...is it still there? Gaze again at the famous Round Table - hoping for a knight in shining armour!
  • DRSask
    almost 4 years ago
    Sadly I will not be in the UK before the end of March 2016 or I would jump at this opportunity. It has been a number of years since I visited Salisbury and would very much like to stay in the area for a few days rather than a day trip from London, which it usually is. Having had the chance to be a guest blogger (July 2015), I highly recommend the adventure!
  • SilverTravelUser
    almost 4 years ago
    Living in Wales, haven't visited the Salisbury area so it would be good to see how this beautiful hotel compares with others I have reviewed. The photographs are stunning so it definitely looks like a perfect destination for us (me and husband) to explore