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Top 5 hotels in Edinburgh

Top 5 hotels in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to some of the world's most prestigious hotels, spa hotels and boutique hotels.
Short stay: De Vere Wokefield Estate, Berkshire, UK

Short stay: De Vere Wokefield Estate, Berkshire, UK

This 250 acre estate marks the point where rural leafy Royal Berkshire slides towards the green pastures of Hampshire.
Short stay: Indigo Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Short stay: Indigo Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

There is no doubting that this is Shakespeare country. The half-timbered, mullion-windowed Indigo Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon, leans out over Chapel Street, as it has for centuries.
Wild swimming in the Lake District

Wild swimming in the Lake District

In just a few weeks’ time, thousands of swimmers will be heading to the Lake District to take part in the Great North Swim.
Review: Gusto Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester, UK

Review: Gusto Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester, UK

Our review of Gusto Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester, UK
Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Our review of the Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK
Short stay: De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Our review of De Vere Latimer Estate, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales

Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales

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The view from Brant Fell

Our favourite Lake District walks with the children

Here are just a few of our favourite Lake District walks which we’ve enjoyed with our children. So why not kit yours out with some sturdy walking boots and take them exploring?
Short stay: The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, UK

Short stay: The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, UK

In prime position on the waterfront, The Bristol Hotel makes a bold eponymous claim to be the place to stay in Bristol. First opening in the 1960s, the Royal Institute of British architects now recognise the hotel as a prime example of the Modern Architecture movement.
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Jersey is the crown jewel in the English Channel and the sunniest spot in the British Isles, so where better to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this June bank holiday weekend? June in Jersey is all about feeling the sand between your toes and embracing Jersey's curiously Brit…(ish) culture.
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Michelin star restaurants in the Lake District

Did you know that Cumbria now has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London and Berkshire? And while much of the news following the release of Michelin’s prestigious guide for 2022 has focused on L’Enclume in Cartmel – and rightly so having been awarded three Michelin stars – the county now boasts eight
Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top of the list of truly outstanding experiences in Scotland has to be a traditional afternoon tea. Taken in a bright drawing room or on a sunny outdoor terrace, it should include an entirely home-made selection of delicious finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, soft scones and sumptuous cakes. Additional highlights like views over elegant hotel grounds,
Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Birkdale House is a large Victorian house set on the 470-acre Matson Ground Estate close to Bowness-on-Windermere in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Home to a number of holiday cottages, this is very much the estate’s ‘flagship’ luxury property – as you will soon see – which opened in 2020 and
Short stay: Burnham Beeches Hotel, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: Burnham Beeches Hotel, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Back in 1727 this Georgian hunting lodge fondly recalled classical architecture: elegantly balanced, symmetrically proportioned and brilliantly, dazzlingly white. Cant Hill, as it was then named, was the resting place for royals as they hunted in Windsor Park. Since it became a hotel in 1965, renamed Burnham Beeches Hotel, guests have looked out from the
Short stay: Aloft Birmingham Eastside, Birmingham, UK

Short stay: Aloft Birmingham Eastside, Birmingham, UK

Opened just 12 months ago in the Eastside area of the diverse city of Birmingham, the 195-bedroom Aloft Birmingham Eastside is one of just four Aloft hotels in the UK (the others being in London, Liverpool and Aberdeen) – a music-inspired, stylish hotel brand from Marriott. The welcome We were warmly welcomed by cheerful, smiling