Category: United Kingdom

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

Top 5 hideaway hotels in Scotland

In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day everybody talks about romance and time for two. In Scotland every day could be spent with a romantic getaway due to an abundance of small hideaway hotels comprising fewer than 10 rooms in total. They can be located either on a private estate with a long driveway, hidden away […]

5 historic English hotels

5 historic English hotels

Across England’s green and pleasant land dozens of historic hotels reveal chapters of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history. Over the last century many grand country houses have been saved from ruin and reborn as luxurious hotels. Once these houses were the zealously guarded bastions of the aristocracy, not that every one of these […]

8 things to do in and around Edinburgh

8 things to do in and around Edinburgh

Scotland is a land of enchantment and mystery. With an ancient aura, and history to match, Scotland has some of the world’s best known and most cherished landscapes. The terrain, hills, lochs and valleys all over Scotland somehow feel scared, as the topography changes like the weather as you pass from highland to glen. Edinburgh, […]

Cwmdu, Brecon Beacons; A winter portrait under the Galactic Core

5 amazing Dark Sky spots in Mid Wales

Mid Wales is a place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. But it has so much more to offer, especially when the sun goes down. Dominated by the Cambrian Mountains, including the Green Desert of Wales, the region is thinly populated. It’s an area with an economy dependent on farming […]

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

Choosing the right travel insurance policy for you was difficult enough in pre-pandemic times. With the COVID-19 coronavirus, there’s now an added layer of complexity. Here we highlight a number of UK travel insurance providers that offer some degree of cover for coronavirus. None of the policies listed below constitute recommendations – they are just […]

Child on Porth Iago beach, North Wales

The 5 best beaches on the Llŷn Peninsula

The Llŷn Peninsula is a treasured part of North Wales for many reasons but stands out because of its beautiful views and spectacular, rugged landscapes. One of the most cherished parts of the region is the many great beaches which surround this headlands, outlining the towns and villages of this popular travel destination. With nearly […]

Go wild in the Western Isles archipelago

Go wild in the Western Isles archipelago

As we move towards the distant beacon of travel freedom, the promise of unlimited exploration across the globe and safe passage for those who do, our minds naturally turn to distant shores with powder-soft beaches, azure waters and indulgent stays. But, whilst the tropical island clusters of the Caribbean and the Maldives have their allure, […]

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

Whenever visitors are asked what they love most about Scotland, castles often comes top of their preference list. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise. After all there used to be more than 3,000 castles in Scotland with Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye being the oldest one and the ancestral home of the […]

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Have you watched landmark dates come and go without the festivity you had always hoped for? Was a 40th birthday spent in your pyjamas at the kitchen table, waving at friends on Zoom? Did a year of planning a family reunion end in working out refunds instead? The New Year may not have started as […]

The Great Orme in Llandudno, North Wales

5 must-visit places in North Wales

North Wales is a land of epic landscapes and changing environments. It is a place alive with action and a rich, distinctive culture of its own. Amongst the transient topography, you can find some real gems that make this place one of the most immersive places to explore in Europe. Here you can find designated […]

9 things the locals do in Pembrokeshire

9 things the locals do in Pembrokeshire

When in Pembrokeshire, it’s not necessarily finding something to do that is the issue, more than finding the absolute best things to do. Here we give you the secret insights to what it is that the locals do in Pembrokeshire. Being based in this county, we have the insider knowledge that lets you roam the […]

Enjoy Scotland by private jet

Enjoy Scotland by private jet

If travellers are looking for a holiday which, in the present situation, makes it easy for them to maintain social distancing, then they need look no further than Scotland. This beautiful country has a wealth of unspoilt nature, wide-open landscapes, pristine beaches and room to roam in abundance! The dream of a bespoke vacation can […]

A river runs through it: Highlights of the Test Valley, Hampshire, UK

A river runs through it: Highlights of the Test Valley, Hampshire, UK

The Test Valley rises and dips between the North Wessex Downs and Southampton Docks. At its spine, The River Test carves a 40 mile journey from the sleepy villages where Jane Austen lived and worked to the tidal waters of the Solent. Here are some of our favourite spots on the river to discover whether […]

The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The best Christmas traditions in luxury hotels 2020

The snow is falling in Europe, and Christmas is just around the corner. It is a Christmas that is different from how we have known it before. Nevertheless, the Christmas decorations are hung around the world, and the Christmas trees are decorated. Like every year, it will be a contemplative family celebration – just a […]

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Back in March, with the Cambodian borders closing and our global health care deemed invalid due to the World Health Organisation declaring a pandemic, we decided to visit friends and family in the UK. Finally, after six months of uncertainty we have arrived back in Cambodia and wanted to share our COVID-19 safe travel experience […]

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Carved kingfishers and waders, an oil painting of deer flitting through the forest, a Norfolk estuary at sunset. Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, where you hear the birdsong, is a haven, a rural celebration of one of Britain’s most restful counties. Congham Hall Hotel, built in the 1780s, is a whitewashed Georgian mansion complete with […]