What to do in and around Pitlochry

Queens View Pitlochry

During your stay at the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel if you are looking for ways to make the most of your free time, take a read of this handy list of things to do in and around the area.


What to do in and around Tenby

National Botanic Garden Wales Tenby

If you are staying with us in Tenby and looking for some inspiration of where to go in your free time, we have compiled a list of some fun things to do in and around the area.


Why should you take walking holidays!

walking holidays

I always smile to myself a little when I think about people that drive over to a gym to look for a parking spot to pay to wait for a space on a treadmill for a 30 minute walk… to me this seems like more hard work than enjoyment. In my mind getting outside in the great outdoors and breathing in fresh air and taking in the scenery all for free is much more enjoyable. [...]


Bedroom Refurbishments at The Derwentwater Hotel

Room 117 after the refurbishment

When any guest books a hotel there are many things which play a big part in making the stay enjoyable.  Here at The Derwentwater Hotel we pride ourselves on our friendly staff, good food and an outstanding location which has much to offer guests.  Over the last 12 months since my appointment we have worked tirelessly to improve all of these areas, but another important factor is Comfort. Combined these can really make a difference [...]


National Golf Month

National Golf Week

This week marks the start of National Golfing Month and there are some great deals and offers to help you get in to golfing. On the National Golf Month website they are also giving you a chance to see and take part in some unique golfing experiences. If you are looking for some tips or some great deals and discounts then take a look at National Golf Month Does taking to a golf course in the [...]


Things To Do in Norfolk for Grown-Ups

Norwich Cathedral

Stunning coastline, charming small towns and some of England’s finest waterways all make Norfolk a wonderful destination. This lovely county in eastern England is a favourite of domestic holidaymakers and international travellers alike. Are you planning a trip to Norfolk? From interesting museums to beautiful country estates, we’ve listed the 10 best things for grown-ups to do during hotel breaks in Norfolk. 1.Visit the Bridewell Museum This charming museum tells the fascinating history of Norwich [...]


Things To Do in Cornwall for Free

The Lizard Cornwall

While it might be best known for its excellent beach life, Cornwall has much more to offer than just summer sun and world famous surf. This lovely coastal county boasts a wide variety of scenic areas, amazing historical sites and charming country parks. Many of this charming county’s best attractions are completely free to access. From art galleries to some of the country’s best coastal walking trails, discover seven free activities that are perfect for [...]


Annual Pride Of Stratford Awards 2014

John Mcghee & Denise Watts at the Pride of Stratford Awards

Below is a post written by John McGhee, General Manager at The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel about his experience at the Pride of Stratford awards in 2014 The Pride of Stratford Awards 6th February 2014, Shoes shined, wing collared shirt pressed, tuxedo freshly steam cleaned I started to prepare myself for what would turn out to be one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had in a long time. We met outside the Holiday Inn Stratford [...]


Hotel History


One of the most fascinating subjects about our hotels is their history. With numerous hotels around the UK, they all have a unique history and a story to be told. What we would like to do is create a web page for each hotel detailing the hotels history since it was built. They say a picture tells a thousand words and over the last few months I have been collecting postcards and others bits of [...]


Great attractions to visit in Keswick

Keswick Pencil Museum

I recently visited Keswick for a week’s holiday and among places I visited like Honister Slate mine and Lake Windermere, I also visited a number of attractions in Keswick, below are 3 attractions I found interesting. Keswick Pencil Museum If you are looking for an indoor attraction that will take a couple of hours to go round then the Pencil Museum could suit you. The museum starts off by talking about the history of pencils, [...]