Sep
20
2013

Hotel Breaks – Why are they great?

With Hotel Breaks you can choose your board basis

Everyone loves a break away but have you thought about hotel breaks? If not here are eight great reasons why you should take a hotel break. Travel when you want At our hotels we have a check-in time of 3 pm, but if you wish you can travel to your destination early, drop your luggage at the hotel and spend the whole day exploring and getting to know your new area. Bring your hobby with [...]

Sep
6
2013

Scottish Recipes – Cock a Leekie Soup

View of Portpatrick lighthouse and Harbour

My wife and I recently enjoyed a stay at The Portpatrick Hotel and were delighted to find that our room overlooked this pretty harbour on the West Coast of Scotland.  The views were breath-taking and added to the relaxing time we spent at this charming Coast and Country Hotel. We were even more pleased to find that we could take our drinks from the bar out onto the balcony and sit in comfortable chairs and [...]

Aug
21
2013

Bournemouth Air Festival

Red Arrows at Bournemouth Air Festival

Now into its 6th year, the Bournemouth Air Festival is one of the ‘must see’ festivals in the Dorset area. It has been described as one of the best air shows in the world by american newspaper USA Today. The festival has welcomed more than 4.5 million people over the last 6 years. This year the festival runs from Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September. The Air Festival is more than just an Air Show, [...]

Aug
9
2013

Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week

If you’re a fan of classic boats, yachts or dinghies then Falmouth Week is for you, plus there are lots to do on the shores as well.  I myself have taken part in Falmouth Week racing in both dinghies and yachts but never yet had a go in a Falmouth Classic Working Boat, take a look here to see one in action, www.falmouthworkingboats.co.uk       What’s on when at Falmouth Week? Friday 9th August [...]

Jul
30
2013

National Parks week

Exmoor Ponies

Did you realise that this week is national parks week and that the U.K. is home to 15 National Parks? All of these parks are free and open to everyone to go and enjoy their unique stunning scenery and walks. If you have never visited a national park in your life or make regular trips each time you visit one you will be amazed by the diversity of wildlife, scenery and views and the sheers [...]

Jul
25
2013

Royal Baby has arrived

Will_and_Kate

So as the world knows by now Kate Middleton has given birth to her royal baby Prince George Alexander Louis weighing in at 8 lbs 6 ozs the newborn prince is the heaviest future king in 100 years! Following his parents who were made the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by the Queen on their wedding day, the royal couple’s child will officially be known as His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge, a title [...]

Jun
28
2013

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.

Jun
7
2013

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 [...]

May
24
2013

Exploring Keswick and Cumbria

David McDonald New General Manager at The Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick

Having recently taken up role the as General Manager within The Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick it is an exciting time for me both professionally with a new challenge leading a well established and successful team but also personally with a great opportunity to explore and learn about the local area, visit new attractions and meet new people. Having spent the majority of my life living in Plymouth, Devon within easy reach of Dartmoor I felt I [...]

May
9
2013

Wallace and Gromits “Grand Day Out”

Wallace_Gromit

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 [...]

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