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Le tour de France – The Grand Depart Series: Stage 2

In the second stage of the race, riders will leave from the historically renowned city, York, and travel through 200km of tricky road, passing through Goldsborough for its destination Sheffield. York is renowned for...

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“Undressed for Dinner” by Simon Bennett

In 1997 Simon & Wendy Bennett moved out of London and bought a near derelict castle at the foot of the Cumbrian fells. Today Augill Castle is a country house hotel with an international...

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A Shropshire Country Manor Leads the Way in Going Green

In recent years “ecotourism” and environmental “sustainability” have become such omnipresent buzzwords it sometimes becomes difficult to distinguish between those making genuine investment toward environmental responsibility and some businesses which over-hype superficial green credentials...

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A Touch of Heaven on the Isle of Skye

Believe us, it’s well worth that extra drive from Portree! The northeast of the Isle of Skye is an exceptionally beautiful and remote part of the island. The journey for most takes a wee...

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Life in an Irish Castle – Markree Castle

From the moment you make your way up the drive and the massive crenellated neo-Gothic exterior first comes into view, you know that Markree Castle is going to be a very special place. This...

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An Irish Fairy Tale – Solis Lough Eske Castle

As you turn into the long drive and spot the bronze sculpture of a dragon almost hidden among trees, thoughts immediately turn toward fairy tale romance.  Soon after you get your first glimpse of...

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Harvey’s Point exciting updates…..

There are clearly several reasons why Harvey’s Point was voted “Number One in Ireland” in the 2013 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards (and is the only Irish hotel the Top 25 in Europe). One reason...

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Tempted by Temple House

Temple House is neither a hotel nor a B&B and is all the better for it. Instead, it attempts (and achieves) a much nobler aim – to make you a valued guest at a...