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Bath The Circus

Beer and books in Bath: 'It’s easy to stargaze into the past'

Neil Sowerby explores the literary history of Bath and finds time for beer and a...

Falmouth Museum From Above Travel Piece 2022 Header

A few days in Falmouth: 'Surely sea shanties fit the bill better'

Neil Sowerby finds solace with Cornish seaside scenes, tattooed hands and crab on chips

Seaham Hall Spa Hotel County Durham Dining Pods Sunset

'Dining under the stars' - Seaham Hall is a spa break with a difference

Vicky Andrews test drives this five-star boutique hotel in County Durham

The Crowd At The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2022 At Escape To Freight Island In Manchester

Estrella Damm Top 50 gastropubs 2022: how did the North do?

Thirteen Northern pubs made this year's top 50 cut, but who placed highest?

Colourful Graffitied Building Megaro Hotel Kings Cross London

Travel: Kings Cross, London, and a most striking pop hotel

Kelly Bishop coal drops into the coolest hotel in Kings Cross (and its secret cocktail...

Blind Pig Heswall Gin Tasting

Inside Wirral’s Blind Pig: a den of gin-drinking dreams

Steph Whalley gets a taste of the 200-strong gin-dex in the heart of Heswall

Tarn Hows In The Lake District 800 X 1200

Ale trails: The best pub walks in The Lake District (Part two)

More of the most picturesque pub walks in The Lakes - plus GPX files, distances...

2020 09 30 Buxton Crescent Front

Travel: Buxton Crescent Spa Hotel – we test the waters

After a £70million, 17-years in the making renovation, Neil Sowerby finds himself in pampered heaven

2020 09 01 Victorian House Bar Area

Victorian House Hotel - Grasmere’s newest Boutique bolthole

An amazing find with a secret Shepherd’s Hut, riverside garden and stargazer rooms

2020 08 20 Rothay Garden Hotel Front

Stay in Grasmere, Cumbria – Rothay Garden Hotel

Deanna Thomas heads up to the lakes for a family-friendly, dog-friendly trip

2020 04 08 Rothay Manor Exterior Seating

Lake District luxury – Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside

A cautious Deanna Thomas wonders if it's possible to really relax in the shadow of...

Custard Tarts

Tuk tuks, tiles and gastronomy galore - An Iberian Escape to Portugal

Vicky Smith finds enriching experiences and top lodgings with a special local company

2020 05 10 St Ives Seafront

Sail Lofts St Ives are a Cornish dream

Neil Sowerby battens down the hatches in a luxury dog-friendly coastal bolthole

2020 04 18 Homewood Outside

Homewood bound for quirky country house charm

A boutique base for the Roman city, but Neil Sowerby discovers much more

2019 09 23 Mama Shelter London 11

British luxury in the West, Parisian hip in the East - a tale of two London hotels

Vicky Smith checks out Mama Shelter and quaffs champagne at Hyatt Regency London - The...

2019 09 04 Rabbies Kilt

From Highlands to Hebrides - A fling in bonny Scotland

As its small group tours launch in Manchester, Rabbie’s takes Vicky Smith beyond the guidebooks...

190703 River

In Deepest Dordogne is there life after foie gras?

Surely the Dordogne, bastion of regional tradition, built on foundations of foie gras, confit and...

190414 Ponies

Tall trees and a small dog in the New Forest

Our base, the award-winning, mega dog-friendly Balmer Lawn Hotel, was itself built in the mid-1800s...