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Fawlty Towers moves upmarket

Basil FawltyThe hotel that inspired the hilarious Fawlty Towers sitcom has undergone a four-star facelift.   When John Cleese and the Monty Python checked into the Hotel Gleneagles in Torbay to a decidedly frosty welcome, and hence the Fawlty Towers series was born.   Now under new management, the hotel has 41 rooms, around half  of which have  sea views.   Perhaps unsurprisingly, you’ll find a small section of the hotel devoted to TV memorabilia. The hotel will be officially re-opened by Prunella Scales (who played Basil Fawlty’s wife, Sybil) next month.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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