Category: United Kingdom

Top 5 high-end experiences in Scotland

Top 5 high-end experiences in Scotland

Scotland is much more than castles, whisky and tartan. It is also much more than just the Highlands. If visitors are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, there is an abundance of opportunities. For luxurious accommodation the days of rigidly formal 5-star hotels and traditional castle accommodation have gone. The investors in luxury brands […]

Pen y Fan, South Wales' highest peak

9 things to see and do in the beautiful Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons are one of Wales’ most famous mountain ranges, named after the Old Red Sandstone peaks that surge towards the skyline from the billowing ridges and valleys that make up the Brecon Beacons National Park.  This area is made up of incredible mountainous scenery, with market towns, waterfalls, quarries, and wildlife burrowed into […]

Top 10 things to do in Oxfordshire, UK

Top 10 things to do in Oxfordshire, UK

Keen historians may note Oxfordshire for its wool trade, Morris Motors and a world famous university, but this predominantly agricultural county continues to be a key player in the tourism industry as we move into the third decade of the 21st century. Sandwiched between London to the south east and Cotswolds to the north west, […]

Short stay: Citadines, Barbican, London, UK

Short stay: Citadines, Barbican, London, UK

Citadines, Barbican is perfectly located for exploring London’s Culture Mile which includes the Barbican, Guild Hall School of Music & Drama, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London. Citadines offer a range of accommodation from classic rooms through to one bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to four people. As well as the […]

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

Ettington Park Hotel is a grand palatial house, dripping with history, built on an epic scale in 40 stately acres of rural Warwickshire on the banks of the River Stour. A long tree-lined drive gives guests arriving by car the opportunity to take in glimpses of the towers and turrets of a country house that is […]

Rothay Manor in the Lake District

Short stay: Rothay Manor, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Rothay Manor is a wonderfully elegant Regency mansion which has become a boutique hotel at the heart of the Lake District. Privately owned by Jamie and Jenna Shails, the hotel is renowned for fine-dining going from strength to strength with Dan McGeorge creatively leading an impressive culinary team. Although the house remains true to its […]

Wild Lakeland venison

Short stay: The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

It is a journey that has brought a Japanese Thinking Bath, kokedama mossball rooted plants and potent wasabi vodka to small-town Cumbria. Nina Matsunaga, born of Japanese parents in Düsseldorf, and James Ratcliffe, born just down the dry-stone-wall-bordered road, have put Sedbergh on the foodies’ global map. Guests travel from afar for East / West […]

Short stay: The Roseate Reading, Berkshire, UK

Short stay: The Roseate Reading, Berkshire, UK

It has been some journey. Shire Hall for the County of Berkshire, completed in 1911, has become Reading’s only five star hotel, recently described as “the UK’s sexiest townhouse”. Boldly built in Queen Anne symmetrical style, facing onto Forbury Gardens and its bandstand, with a central three bay portico framed by Doric order columns, today […]

Top 5 golf hotels in Scotland

Top 5 golf hotels in Scotland

With the arrival of spring, it is time to go outdoors, enjoy nature and do it responsibly, leaving no trace behind! Paths are there to be explored on leisurely walks, long-distance trails want to be hiked and discovered. Cycling routes can be enjoyed, maybe while pedalling along on a new bicycle or even with the […]

germany neuschwanstein castle

Living legends: Europe’s top 10 palaces

Ancient architecture, lush gardens, and timeless legends: Europe’s stunningly-preserved palaces have the power to transport you back to times of opulence, intrigue and adventure – from Germany’s famed fairytale castle to a lustrous Roman palace in Croatia and a storied aristocratic mansion beside Corfu’s sparkling sea. Explore a diverse array of vibrant cultures and fascinating […]

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

Now that the UK has begun to ease travel restrictions, you could be forgiven for being confused by the current COVID-19 PCR testing requirements for UK citizens looking to travel overseas this year. We caught up with the experts at Project Screen, a Prenetics-owned company and UK government-approved test provider, that offers private PCR testing, […]

The 5 best luxury hotels in Scotland

The 5 best luxury hotels in Scotland

Scotland is one of the four countries that comprise the United Kingdom and the most northerly of the Union. It is a land famous for its beautiful highlands, castles, rivers, and lochs. Moreover, this is the ancestral home of golf with splendid courses as famous as Scottish whisky that was first distilled here in the […]

Getting out and about in England during National Walking Month

Getting out and about in England during National Walking Month

The month of May has been declared as National Walking Month in Britain and, to mark the occasion, Visit England has rounded up some walking holidays, day-trip ideas and themed walking tours from across the country to get you inspired for your next walking adventure. Read on to learn more but remember to always check […]

Start Point on the Devon coastline

11 amazing things to do in Devon

Flanked by striking, rugged shorelines to the north and south and dotted with hills, vales, and moors, Devon is one of the UK’s most popular holiday counties with a rich and ancient past. This vast and versatile landscape has been occupied by humans for around 30,000 years, but its Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty is […]

The Sunken Forest at Borth

5 of Ceredigion’s must-visit gems

Wales is famous amongst avid travellers and adventure-seeking families for a multitude of reasons, from the breathtaking coastline along with Pembrokeshire, the rolling hills in the Brecon Beacons to the rocky mountains of Snowdonia National Park that attracts thousands to hike up its rough terrain for the opportunity to look out over unspoiled landscapes. However, […]

Top 5 spa and wellness hotels in Scotland

Top 5 spa and wellness hotels in Scotland

In this post-Covid era most people are ready for a change of scenery after having spent so much time at home working, video conferencing, home-schooling the children, cooking, online networking and streaming. Travelling abroad or even within one’s own country has become something special. Being served again in a restaurant, beer garden, café or bar […]