Category: United Kingdom

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

Delicious drives in the UK: Cartmel Peninsula to the Lake District, via Furness

On the second day of my ‘delicious drive’ with Hertz, I drove further along the A590 to the market town of Ulverston – the birthplace of Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy fame and home to a Laurel & Hardy Museum – before before bearing left and following the coast road in the direction of […]

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Delicious drives in the UK: Lancaster to the Cartmel Peninsula, via Kendal

Cumbria isn’t one of the easiest counties to get around if you don’t have your own transport. Not only is it the third largest county in England, but it is also the second most sparsely populated, meaning that most things tend to be a drive away. The county is far easier than many people realise […]

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to £1,000!

Win a trip with Teletext Holidays worth up to £1,000!

Cheapflights UK – in partnership with Teletext Holidays – are celebrating the very best in UK travel, and they’re looking for your help. The first ever Cheapflights awards took place in South Africa last year and they have now taken that concept and introduced it to the UK, giving their users and the wider public […]

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Special feature: Fiat Ducato Auto-Roller 707 motorhome

Normally my special features are reserved for hotels and vacation rental accommodation, but last weekend we did something a little different. We’ve been travelling up and down the UK to attend our sons’ sailing events for a couple of years now, and have often contemplated what it would be like travelling in a campervan or […]

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Top 5 breakfast spots in Edinburgh

Classed as the most important meal of the day, you can’t beat a delicious breakfast to kick things off. And with Edinburgh’s wealth of excellent eateries, there are plenty of places to set you up for a day exploring the city. Edinburgh Larder Since its launch in 2009, The Edinburgh Larder Cafe has built a […]

5 London cocktail bars for the luxury traveller

5 London cocktail bars for the luxury traveller

World-famous hotel bars, chic cocktail bars and quirky pop-ups: London boasts every type of bar imaginable. Naturally then, knowing where to start can be tricky. So we’ve whittled tens of thousands down to five must-visit venues. Sure the drinks are great, the service exemplary and the decor tasteful but then, that’s not unusual. These five venues […]

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

Set high above the magnificent 18 hole Championship Ailsa golf course along the spectacular Ayrshire coastline overlooking the majestic Irish Sea and the bird sanctuary on the island of Ailsa Craig sits the remarkable Trump Turnberry Hotel. This is part of President Donald Trump’s portfolio of businesses. Whilst the President currently has matters of state […]

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Special feature: Hazel Brow, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Situated in the village of Low Row in Swaledale, Hazel Brow – seen here in the centre of the photograph – is a beautiful property with period features and lots of character. It was built by a local landowner in 1860 and today sleeps up to 15 people on a self-catering basis, making it perfect for […]

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bath, England

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bath, England

In the rural county of Somerset lies the charming city of Bath, offering one of the best-preserved sets of Roman baths, as well as some of the finest examples of English architecture – all in the city’s golden-coloured ‘Bath Stone’. For centuries, Bath has been a centre for British culture, boasting the Pride and Prejudice […]

Top 5 spa retreats in the English Lake District

Top 5 spa retreats in the English Lake District

The English Lake District is home to some of the purest water sources in the world. In 2017 millions of pounds are being spent in the region capturing this liquid gold in the form of world-class spa experiences. Let’s take a closer look. The 2,362 km² mountain region splits into 13 glacial valleys, cradling 16 […]

Regal Airport Hotel sashimi platter

5 of the most luxurious airport hotels in the world

We spoke to our friends at JustFly, a platform with more than 400 different airline partnerships in order to provide you the best deals on flights, to find out where some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are located. Enjoy a refreshing swim in an impressively landscaped pool, embraced by rainforest-style gardens, followed by a delicious cocktail […]

Soon you'll have to travel to the UK to eat fish and chips

Soon you’ll have to travel to the UK to eat fish and chips

With Article 50 having now been triggered and Brexit becoming a reality, there are a number of small changes that are happening that many people are not aware of. Among them is that the traditional meal of fish and chips, which has its origins in the UK dating back to the 1860s, will be outlawed […]

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast array of award-winning, artisan foodie products. Recently nominated for World Heritage […]

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

Top 5 bars in Edinburgh

A city like Edinburgh is made for exploring, but it can be thirsty work. Fortunately, there are plenty of tucked away bars and convivial pubs that provide comfort from the vagaries of seasonal weather or just a chance to catch up with friends. It’s easy to enjoy the expanding choice of cocktails, spirits and ales […]

London's 5 best afternoon teas

London’s 5 best afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a British institution. It is the perfect opportunity for a friendly catch up, a family outing or a pit stop between shopping and theatre. Here is our selection of London’s best offerings – from edible art pieces, to bottomless “gin teas” – perfect for those who want to experience tradition with a […]

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

More and more people are being attracted to the idea of flying by private jet and all of the unique benefits it brings. It’s perfect if you’re someone who dislikes the massive queues and constant delays at major airports, enjoys having more time to spend in your favoured location or just wants to arrive in […]

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