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London’s Best Swimming Pools

Header_London's-best-swimming-pools_General_Credit-senerdesign_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co With the sun shining and the birds chirping, there’s nowhere quite like an open-air pool to cool off and enjoy the day. When the mercury rises, those in the know head to some of London’s best swimming pools; all found en plein air and offering cool, clean water, and often,… [read more]
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A Connemara Day Trip

Header_Connemara-Day-Trip_Connemara-National-Park_Credit-KlausKreckler_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co.uk_image_stock-photo-doo-lough-connemara-nationalpark_475712626 Ireland’s west coast is all rolling, rugged hills, vast loughs, verdant woodland, and huge expanses of sky; in short, the scenery is spectacular. Connemara in particular is known for its natural beauty and historic landmarks, making it the perfect day trip from nearby Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford… [read more]
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Chef Philippe Farineau: Executive Chef at Ashford Castle

Header No one understands the importance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creative, innovative cuisine more than Chef Philippe Farineau. With 25 years of fine dining experience under his belt and multiple awards to his name, Philippe Farineau is a maestro in the kitchen. As the new Executive Chef at the… [read more]
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The Best Guernsey Boat Trips

Guernsey-Boat-Trips_Header_Credit-Medioimages_Photodisc_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co Always fancied yourself a sailor? Whether you’re an experienced skipper or a complete novice, there’s plenty of opportunity to get out on the water in Guernsey. Guests staying with us at The Old Government House Hotel and Spa or The Duke of Richmond Hotel will be perfectly located in picturesque… [read more]
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The Spa at The Twelve Apostles: 5 Incredible Ways to Unwind

The Spa at The Twelve Apostles With luxurious products, sumptuous surrounds, and a soothing atmosphere that’s verging on the heavenly, The Spa at the elegant Twelve Apostles is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Whether you’re letting go of work stress or soothing your tired body after hours spent on a plane, there’s a whole… [read more]
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Six Incredible Natural Sights in the Western Cape

Incredible Natural Sights in the Western Cape Known for its incredible biodiversity, ocean views, lush forests, and majestic mountain ranges, the Western Cape area in South Africa is not exactly short of stunning natural scenery. From Table Mountain to Cape Point (and even a trip to see the penguins), those looking to explore the most impressive local… [read more]
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London’s Best Champagne Bars

Header_Credit-RCH From exclusive haunts fit for royals to casual locations where you can chow down while you quaff, London offers a Champagne bar for every occasion. Sip on the finest French Champagne before an evening of opera; enjoy sky high views of the capital over bubbles with friends; or sink into… [read more]
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Glory and Gold: The Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum

Header_Credit-British-Museum Gold, gems, Murano glass: the Waddesdon Bequest, now on display in a brand new gallery at the world-renowned British Museum, is a priceless collection of extraordinary Medieval and Renaissance objects. The collection was the passion and pursuit of two generations of the 19th century Rothschild family: Baron Anselm von Rothschild… [read more]
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Summer and Autumn Events in Dorset

Dorset-Events_Dorset_Credit-in-woolcock_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co There’s never a bad time of year to visit Dorset – after all, over half of the county is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and most of its coastline is considered a World Heritage Site. But with the seemingly never-ending stream of great events in Dorset over… [read more]
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July Events in London

London_August_Dorchester_Buckingham-Palace-Summer-Opening_credit-Royal-Collection-Trust-(c)-Her-Majesty-Queen-Elizabeth-II,-2015 July in London is an all-singing, all-dancing affair, with plenty for art lovers, music mavens, and culture hounds to enjoy. And with so much fun to be had this month, stay with us at one of central London hotels and make sure you’re never far from the action. From the… [read more]
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