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Wimbledon Interesting Facts

Jill Craybas playing at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, it is one of England’s most prestigious events. For Wimbledon fans their biggest worry is whether it will rain or not. Every year millions of people attend or tune into Wimbledon, whether you are a fan or not, a lot of work goes in to it each year to making sure it runs smoothly. Below are a few facts and figures that we thought may be interesting.


Golden Memories at Windermere Hotel

Golden Memories for Mona and Jim

Golden Memories for Mona and Jim Jack from Thornhill when they took a trip back in time to when they visited The Windermere Hotel, where they spent their honeymoon after getting married on 23rd March 1963. The couple from Queensberry Beaches, even took their original receipt. The hotel staff were so delighted by their arrival they showered the couple with gifts. Mona who is 79 said: “We had the original receipt, the hotel staff were [...]


Wallace and Gromits “Grand Day Out”


If like us you’re a fan of Wallace and Gromit you will love the fact that they have recently teamed up with Visit England to help promote “101 things to do before you go abroad”. Along with a host of famous names ranging from Bill Oddie to Yeoman Warders from the Tower of London, each specialist selected the top 20 experiences from their categories and all have used their expert knowledge to compile this list [...]


Riggs Family and The Windermere Hotel

Riggs Windermere Hotel

Since its creation The Windermere Hotel has had a varied history, we start with the arrival of the railway to Windermere opening in April 1847.  It was owned by “The Kendal and Windermere Railway Company”. A company with shareholders which also provided at least some of the finance for the construction of the Hotel, which was overseen by Abraham Pattinson being in charge at the time and the architect was Miles Thompson of Kendal. The [...]


The Jane Austen Reading Room

Guest Lounge Area at The Lansdown Grove Hotel

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s iconic novels, The Lansdown Grove Hotel is about to launch a new reading room. From this April, guests will be able to use the newly created Jane Austen Reading Room, which is located just off the reception area. Guests will be able to learn about one of Britain’s most celebrated writers who lived in Bath and set two of her novels in the vibrant city. Jane Austen [...]


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Christmas Market time…

Christmas Market

I have always loved Christmas with the presents under the tree, mince pies and cream, the giving of gifts and getting friends and family together, but it is not just Christmas day that I enjoy as I find the build up to it just a exciting as the day itself.  For me part of the magic is going around the different Christmas markets and experiencing some of the different cultures that have come from overseas [...]


Not Just a bed for the Night

Superior View Room at The Grand Atlantic

Whilst staying in one of our fabulous locations across England, Scotland or Wales, after a leisurely day of shopping, walking or taking in some of the idyllic sights in the area it’s always nice to come in to your warm cosy room, run a bath put the kettle on and relax before taking in some quality food and entertainment. At coast and country hotels we appreciate this fact which is why we are constantly working [...]


Britain’s Favourite Landmarks

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In a recent survey conducted by MSN Travel, fellow British travellers have voted for their favourite landmarks in Britain. Amongst some of the famous places selected are situated some great Coast and Country Hotels…why not pay them a visit on your next break away? “Whet your curiosity…..” The Coast and Country Lansdown Grove Hotels ideal location makes it the perfect base from which to go and explore Number 19 on the list; the world heritage [...]


Windermere Hotel Historical Plaque

Windermere Hotel Historical Plaque

Plaque Is Unveiled! Mounted by the front door to The Windermere Hotel is the first Windermere and Bowness Civic Society historical plaque. Following research into the history of the hotel and careful design by a dedicated team from the Civic Society, the plaque was manufactured by a local craftsman and mounted on the wall by a local building company. This is the first of many more plaques to come, which will create an historical walk [...]