United Kingdom

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the United Kingdom, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Waterhead Hotel, Cumbria

24/11/2019 by .

Opened in the early part of the 20th century, the Waterhead Hotel, south of Ambleside, was one of a new ‘breed’ of hotels purpose-built to accommodate the rising tide of affluent tourists to the Lake District.

Read the full story here

Lygon Arms, Broadway, Cotswolds 

02/11/2019 by .

Combining cosiness and comfort with jaw-dropping grandeur is a hard act to pull off,  but the Lygon Arms, queen of all Cotswolds hotels, achieves it with considerable panache.

Read the full story here

The May Fair Hotel, London

21/10/2019 by .

With the BFI London Film Festival in full swing, the May Fair Hotel is once again at the centre of festivities thanks to its official status with the BFI and its traditional 200-seater May Fair theatre screenings.

Read the full story here

Hard Rock Hotel, London

08/10/2019 by .

You’d think the old Cumberland, that genteel palace of carveries and family afternoon teas, would be the least likely London hostelry to get a new lease of life as Britain’s first Hard Rock Hotel

Read the full story here

Tewkesbury Park Hotel

03/10/2019 by .

As unsung as its historic hometown, an unfathomable omission from the “England’s most visited” lists, Tewkesbury Park is a plain-clothes jewel which must be experienced to fully appreciate its offerings.

Read the full story here

The Cary Arms and Spa, Babbacombe, Devon

22/09/2019 by .

What do you pack for a stay at The Cary Arms and Spa? “The Inn on the Beach”, as the strap-line advises, gives some clues.

Read the full story here

The Wellington Arms, Hampshire

03/09/2019 by .

It’s fortunate the Duke of Wellington was a very busy man. With over 50 conflicts to his name, identifying each of the 31 rooms at the Wellington Arms after one of his battles was less of a challenge than it might have been had he been less successful.

Read the full story here

The Red Lion, Odiham

02/09/2019 by .

King John rode out of Odiham Castle to sign the Magna Carta but I suspect had the Red Lion been around back then, he might have a dallied a few more days or just stayed there and called the whole thing off.

Read the full story here

Country Living St George Hotel, Harrogate

27/08/2019 by .

What if you took the glossy pages of a massively influential lifestyle magazine and brought them to life in a contemporary hotel? Sounds like a plan ..

Read the full story here

Fairmont St Andrews

19/08/2019 by .

There’s a wee bottle of Fairmont St Andrews whisky plus miniature chocolate golf club and golf ball in your room as a welcome.

Read the full story here