Scotland

Knockinaam Lodge

11/06/2019 by .

On 6 June 1944 and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world went to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom across Europe.

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Hotel du Vin

25/09/2018 by .

It’s the Edinburgh Festival and we could hardly be in a better position for the fringe fun. Hotel du Vin & Bistro is near bustling Bristo Square, but a peaceful distance from the hoards in a historic building that’s accessed through a characterful courtyard complete with a cute Cigar Bothy.

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The Principal Edinburgh

13/07/2017 by .

Things have changed since I last stayed at 19-21 George Street. The former George Hotel is now The Principal Edinburgh and its facelift is looking good.

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Grant Arms Hotel

20/05/2017 by .

One ‘word’ admirably sums up the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey – WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get. There are no pretensions here − even though Queen Victoria and Prince Albert once stayed − just the welcoming and quiet efficiency of a mainstream 50-room, 3-star Gold hotel and restaurant.

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Cringletie House Hotel

20/05/2017 by .

It ought to be axiomatic that there are times when, given the pace of modern living, we just have to step off the travellator of life, and take a break. Let the rest of the world muddle on, while we ‘Take Five’, or whatever it needs to revive a flagging spirit.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel Hilltop Retreats

27/04/2017 by .

I awake to a gentle dawn chorus of willow warblers in the surrounding lichen-clad silver birch; a delightful prod into another day, backed by silence rather than urban cacophony. Out in the Lynn of Lorn, the low-slung island of Lismore rides at anchor, and, beyond, the bosomy hills of Morvern rise gently to airy Beinn Mheadhoin. It’s a peaceful scene, and a perfect way to start the day.

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