Today, Tuesday 8 October, is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Five-star Seaham Hall, a boutique hotel and wedding venue set in a glorious cliff-top position overlooking Durham's Heritage Coast, is offering an exclusive package, which can only be booked on 8 October (for stays until 19 December), in celebration of their Ada Lovelace link.
Ada Lovelace was known in her time as a revolutionary and influential mathematician and writer, and she is widely credited with being the world's first computer programmer, at a time when computers weren't even in existence. She was called the Enchantress of Numbers by her fellow scientific collaborators - an amazing accolade and feat at a time when women were expected simply to stay at home and to bring up their children.
Ada's parents, Lord and Lady Byron, married at Seaham Hall in 1815. The five-star hotel's striking, super-luxe Ada Lovelace Suite celebrates her links with Seaham Hall with artwork referencing her achievements and showcasing her famous portrait.
The grand split-level suite features a pair of slipper baths facing stunning Georgian windows overlooking the Seaham Estate and the sea beyond. There is a chic glazed bathroom and mirrored boudoir, and an elevated sleeping mezzanine overlooking a generous sitting room.
The Ada Lovelace Day offer MUST BE BOOKED ON 8 OCTOBER and is AVAILABLE ONLY FOR STAYS BETWEEN 8 OCTOBER AND 19 DECEMBER.
The package includes overnight accommodation in the Ada Lovelace Suite, a three-course dinner in The Dining Room, a full breakfast, and use of the spa facilities from 12 noon on the day of arrival until 12 noon on the day of departure.
The one-night break costs £204 pp (two sharing) a 15% saving on the best available rate - and is available Mondays to Thursdays in the Ada Lovelace Suite only.
Seaham Hall is under three hours by train from central London, and by car is just 20 minutes from Durham, 40 minutes from Newcastle, 90 minutes from Edinburgh and less than three hours from Manchester. Call Seaham Hall's expert team on 0191 516 1400 to book or visit www.seaham-hall.co.uk.
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