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The natural wonders of Britain: Giant’s Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Discover Britain’s beautiful natural wonders, from soothing waves to basalt causeway. In this blog, we will tell you all about the natural wonder of Giant’s...

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16th May 2014

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Britain’s Best Views: Carlton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Discover the best views of Britain, from historical monuments to a 360 degree view of the city. In this blog, we will tell you all about the views of Carlton Hi...

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13th May 2014

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The natural wonders of Britain: Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Discover Britain’s beautiful natural wonders, from remarkable cliffs to stunning stalactite caverns. In this blog, we will tell you all about the natural wond...

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9th May 2014

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Shropshire chef Jason Hodnett on Great British Menu

Head chef, Jason Hodnett, of Best Loved hotel The Raven Hotel & Restaurant in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, had his TV debut on BBC TWO’s Great British Menu o...

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6th May 2014

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The natural wonders of Britain: Seven Sisters, Sussex

Discover Britain’s beautiful natural wonders, from magnificent cliffs to fascinating beaches. In this blog, we will tell you all about the natural wonder of S...

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1st May 2014

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Le tour de France – The Grand Depart: Stage 3

Let the countdown continue to The Grand Depart 2014; it is just two months away! This blog will take you through the route of Stage 3 of Le Tour de France: The ...

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29th April 2014

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The natural wonders of Britain: The Needles, Isle of Wight

Discover Britain’s beautiful natural wonders, from mysterious caves to precipitous coastlines. In this blog, we will tell you all about the natural wonder of ...

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25th April 2014

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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 Goldsboro...

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22nd April 2014

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Beautiful British Castles

Britain has got rich cultural heritage, for example, the beautiful castles spread out throughout the land. From the well-known Tower of London; to a castle you ...

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17th April 2014

Explore Lancashire with your taste buds

Located at the north west of England is a small suburban county called Lancashire, its name is taken from the nearby city of Lancaster and oftentimes, Lancashir...

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11th April 2014

“Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky”

For those of you who don’t know, whisky is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage which is made from fermented grain mash. There are many whisky distilleries ...

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8th April 2014

Top five food festivals

Spring has finally arrived and temperatures are slowly but surely going up. This can only mean one thing, it’s festival time! We have handpicked a top five of...

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4th April 2014

Top five music festivals 2014

Spring has finally arrived and temperatures are slowly but surely going up. This can only mean one thing, festival time! We have handpicked a top five of Britai...

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3rd April 2014

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The Secret is Out: The Stunning Secret Gardens at The Salutation, Sandwich

In the long history of teamwork there are certain great symbiotic partnerships which spring to mind – Gilbert and Sullivan, Astaire and Rogers, Morcambe a...

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20th March 2014

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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 hous...

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15th February 2014

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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 ...

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29th January 2014

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Ardtara Country House – Without a doubt, one of Northern Ireland’s finest places to stay (and best kept secrets)!

Ardtara Country House has been named by National Geographic as one of the five best places to stay in Northern Ireland – and it’s easy to see why! Far from ...

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8th September 2013

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A Perfect Stay at Rudding Park

By Kelly Bailey On entering the beautiful reception at Rudding Park you are aware you are going to have a special experience.  The glorious high ceilings and w...

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5th September 2013

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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 b...

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2nd September 2013

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Bushmills Inn: A Warm Peat and Whiskey Scented Haven in County Antrim

As I made my way around Ireland I would sometimes mention to fellow travellers that Bushmills Inn was on my itinerary, which often elicit an excited response ...

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14th August 2013

High Impact Hospitality: Learn More About Meteors & Asteroids While Staying at a Best Loved Hotel

Fascinated by the recent Russian fireball and the near-miss asteroid? Learn about NEOs (Near Earth Objects) at the National Spaceguard Centre, the only organisa...

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27th February 2013

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The Swan at Lavenham by Laura Porter

 From the moment we booked I knew we were going to have a wonderful stay at The Swan. I chose the hotel as it’s an incredible building with 15th century ...

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7th November 2012

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A Stay at Kilcamb Lodge by Jools Stone

As part of our series of guest bloggers, Jools Stone of Trains on the Brain stops in The Highlands to investigate Kilcamb Lodge. Sometimes you need reminding th...

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1st May 2012

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The 8th Annual Scottish Hotel Awards – Best Loved Winners

On Sunday, March 26th the 8th Annual Scottish Hotel Awards were announced. Our hearty congratulations to these Best Loved winners: The Scottish Hotel of the Yea...

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28th March 2011

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Christmas 2010 at Rathsallagh House Hotel, Ireland

By Olive Roberts Well I think most folk in Ireland will agree that Christmas 2010 will not be forgotten for a while to come. Temperatures got as low as -16 &...

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8th February 2011

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Triathlon Training in Westport

By Olive Roberts Best Loved Hotel; Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, County Mayo has just launched a new training weekend programme designed specifically for ...

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8th February 2011

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Young Chef from Knockranny House Hotel wins Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year Competition

Mary Ryan, an accomplished chef from Knockranny House Hotel, working under the mentorship of multi award-winning Head Chef Seamus Commons, has just been announc...

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6th December 2010

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#FRIFOTOS Friday Photos Forum – Recap Friday, 29 October 2010

"I love #FriFotos!" @amberdegrace "Love all the great #...

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4th November 2010

Irish Seafood Chowder

By Olive Roberts Luckily in my line of business I get to travel quite a bit – in previous years it was more global, but now mainly within the Island of Ir...

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21st October 2010

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Best Loved winners at the AA Hospitality Awards 2010/11

The AA Hospitality Awards are one of the major events in the travel industry’s calendar. The AA selects winners “in recognition of excellence and success wi...

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29th September 2010