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Scottish National Parks

Trossachs National Park it's sparse population and extensive mountains, lochs and islands, it comes as a slight surprise that there are only two national parks in Scotland. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest in the UK and twice the area of the Lake District. Covering a large part of the eastern Highlands, it contains....READ MORE

The Cotswolds or Somewhere Else?

Bourton-on-the-WaterA recent trip across the centre of England gave us an interesting comparison of two regions of the country, one very well-known and one less so. As we travelled through the Cotswolds we saw pretty towns and villages built of honey-coloured stone and tree-covered hills.....READ MORE

Welsh National Parks

SnowdoniaThe Welsh national parks – Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons – cover an impressive 20% of Wales. They are perfect for active holidays, but also ideal if you simply want to drive around on quiet country roads and soak up the outstanding views. ....READ MORE

Summer Newsletter 2021

River WyeThe travel rules have been a challenge this year, but the UK government seems to have finally settled things down in the last few days and "Amber Plus" is thankfully off the agenda. Still, there is a decision to be made: do I go abroad, or stay at home?....READ MORE

Newsletter, February 2021

Casa Bambu, SpainAt last there is light at the end of the tunnel! Following the UK government's announcement on 22 February, hotels and B&Bs in England will be able to open from 17 May. Already, within hours, people are racing to make their bookings.....READ MORE

Some Places to Visit in the Westcountry

Minack TheatreWhen we think of theatre, we think first-and-foremost of the "West End". Much further west than the traditional West End, is the most westerly theatre in England: the Minack Theatre. Indeed, you really can't get any further west without getting your feet wet!....READ MORE

Newsletter, December 2020

Mallorca2020 has been a torrid year for everyone, but most especially for the hotel industry. We have been most impressed by the way our hotels have risen to the challenge: adapting, developing and in some cases using the enforced break for major renovations. We look forward to 2021 with optimism.....READ MORE

Some of the World's Most Beautiful Villages

Bibury, CotswoldsBig cities can feature some pretty impressive landmarks, but for the most spellbinding beauty we must turn to the small towns and villages that abound throughout the world. Here is our pick of some of the most delightful locations that should be on everyone's bucket list.....READ MORE

Newsletter, October 2020

Norfolk BroadsSome more new hotels in England and the Canaries, some ideas for remote-working while enjoying the sunshine, and an extraordinary little hotel in Glastonbury.....READ MORE

A Head For Heights

RondaI'm not good with heights, and that's something which rather annoys me. So whenever I'm presented with something high, steep or precipitous I'm determined to face down my fears.....READ MORE

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