City Breaks with Pavers

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City Breaks with Pavers

With 130 Pavers stores across the length and breadth of UK and Eire wherever you are in the country you are likely to stumble upon one of our stores. Join us on a whistle-stop tour of just some of the cities Pavers is home to, we’re off to Chester, Dublin, Hull, Glasgow, and York!

Chester

Chester @mielandmint

Photo Credit @mielandmint

 

Based in the North West of England, Chester boasts a rich history of Roman and Tudor heritage, with neighbouring cities Manchester and Liverpool, it is a vibrant city filled with culture. Home to the oldest racecourse in Britain, you can count on a great day out at the races.Our Pavers store is right in the heart of the city, situated on the historic Chester Rows, dating back to the 13th Century, the double-level row of shops is the only one of kind in the world, and it is the oldest buildings we occupy. Spanning around the four main streets of the city, you are sure to have a brilliant day of shopping ahead!

Recently visited my Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex and the Queen herself, it’s a perfect stay-cation choice.

Fun Facts

  1. One of Britain’s happiest cities.
  2. Voted the fifth prettiest city in Europe.
  3. Birth place of James Bond aka Daniel Craig.
  4. Home to world-famous Chester Zoo.
  5. The best preserved Roman walled city.

 

Dublin

Dublin @reasonswetravel

Photo Credit @reasonswetravel

Not only is Dublin the capital, but also the largest city in Ireland. With a rich culture, Dublin is filled to the brim with national museums and galleries, there is plenty to see for the culturally inclined! With hundreds of parks and gardens spanning across the wider area this is the perfect action-packed holiday for those wanting to get outdoors. Well-known for its vibrant night-life, you can stop by for a traditional tipple at one of many local pubs.

 Our store situated just outside of Dublin city centre, in Blanchardstown, why not pop by and treat yourself to great fitting, comfy shoes so you can see the sights in style?

Fun Facts

  1. The name Dublin originates from ‘Dubh Linn’ and Old Irish Gaelic phrase that means ‘Black Pool.
  2. The Dublin Mountains Way is named one of the most scenic walking routes in the world.
  3. The O’Connell Bridge is Europe’s only bridge that has the same width and length.
  4. 10-million pints of Guinness are produced every day.
  5. Dublin’s famous Trinity College bore celebrated graduates including Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, and Bram Stoker.

     

    Hull

    Hull@gtrelford

    Photo Credit: @gtrelford

    Voted City of Culture 2017, Hull is a coastal city, with small town traditional values and a big heart. Nestled in East Yorkshire, it is steeped with a vast maritime history that fuelled the Great British Empire.

    Situated on the Yorkshire Coast this is the best place to see sea birds in the whole of England. Home to a dedicated Museum district you can explore the city’s deep roots in history, while the spectacular aquarium the Deep, it offers fun for all the family.

    Our Hull store is situated in the heart of the city, in the midst of the shopping district, you can shop amongst the sights for a relaxed weekend break.

    Fun Facts

    1. Hull is home to the Humber Ports which are the largest in the UK, handling over 90 million tonnes of cargo, and 1 million passengers a year.
    2. Unique to the UK, Hull’s telephone boxes are cream and not red.
    3. Citizens of Hull are called ‘Hullensians’.
    4. Two famous ‘Hullensians’ are William Wilberforce who lead a movement to abolish slave trade, and Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia.
    5. Boiled sweets were first invented in Hull.

     

    Glasgow

    Glasgow @joshdpike

    Photo Credit: @joshdpike

    Voted the best place to shop in the UK outside of London’s west end, you’ll need to pack light! With a range of standout museums and galleries this offers a great day out for all ages. Glasgow is home to designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh so visiting the Mackintosh museum is a must. Our store in St Enoch Shopping centre, you can enjoy a relaxing day of retail in the heart of the city.

    Fun Facts

    1. Glasgow derives from a Gaelic phrase ‘dear green place’.

    2. Fossil Grove in Victoria Park has trees that are twice the age as dinosaurs.

    3. It is the fourth-largest city by population in the UK after London, Birmingham, and Leeds.

    4. Glasgow has won the ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ four times, making it unique to any other city in the UK. Glaswegians claim that Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in the city.

    5. The city’s underground is often referred to as ‘Clockwork Orange’ due to the orange décor.

     

    Liverpool

    Liverpool @maurice_gunnery

    Photo Credit: @maurice_gunnery

    Considered the UK’s capital of pop, the Liverpool has born some of the world’s greatest music legends, including the fabulous four, the Beatles. Steeped with a vibrant culture and deep historic roots Liverpool is the place to be.

    With the most museums and galleries outside of London, Liverpool is the ideal destination to discover rich heritage and experience the famously warm scouse welcome, there’s no place quite like it! Our Pavers store is a stone’s throw away from the world famous Cavern club, the birth place of the Beatles and Cilla Black. Situated on the main shopping highstreets you have a great day ahead taking in the sights and indulging in a little retail therapy.

    Fun Facts

    1. Liverpool’s waterfront is a designated World Heritage site, similar to the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

    2. The 5th most popular destination for international visitors.

    3. Liverpool has two cathedrals, unique to any city in the UK.

    4. More than 60 languages are spoken in the city every day.

    5. Home to Aintree, it is the biggest attraction Liverpool has to offer.

     

    York

    York @reasonswetravel

    Photo Credit: @halleymiles_photography

    Last but by no means least, the birth place of Pavers, York! Voted the best place to live in the UK, what better place to take a break?  Steeped in rich Roman and vibrant Viking history, there is plenty to discover amongst the streets of York. With over 30 museums and galleries to visit you won’t be short of things to do. The city is filled to the brim with shops, making it a great day out for shopping.

    Our city centre store has recently relocated to a bigger and better location, so you will be spoilt for choice with our exclusive range of shoes. You can also visit our outlet store, based on the border of the city.

    Fun Facts

    1. The Shambles is believed to be the oldest street in Europe and arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world.

    2. York is said to be the most haunted city in Europe.

    3. The birth place of Guy Fawkes, you can find the blue plaque in Stonegate.

    4. The city’s ancient Roman walls are three miles long.

    5. York has over 365 pubs in the city, a pub for every day of the year. 

     

    We have 130 stores throughout the UK and Eire so don’t forget to check out your local store here.

     


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    • Please,please open a shop in either Yeovil or Sherborne, we really need you,plenty of empty shops. I keep asking!!!

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