Beauty, history, fraternity – the organisation preserving France
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Beauty, history, fraternity – the organisation preserving France

By Alastair Sawday

Pierres d’Histoire is a charitable organisation established by Dominique Imbert. Its work restoring and preserving France’s wealth of historic buildings is truly inspirational. Our founder Alastair Sawday went to meet Dominique and see one of Pierres d’Histoire’s many success stories,… Continue reading >

The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion
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The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion

By Chris Elmes

We went to see the central-Bristol hostel using the hotel trade to make a difference to some of the city’s most vulnerable young people. It was a natural choice as our first Community Champion. “When we showed her into her… Continue reading >

Five brilliant and bracing winter getaways
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Five brilliant and bracing winter getaways

By Claire Maguire

It can be all too tempting to spend the winter in hibernation, longing for summer sun and planning next year’s holidays. However, many popular places really come into their own at this time of year. Whether you’re after snowy hikes… Continue reading >

Our top six dog-friendly places for special occasions
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Our top six dog-friendly places for special occasions

By Claire Maguire

Every dog owner knows how frustrating it is when you find somewhere to stay that would be perfect if it just accepted dogs. Even worse are those that say they’re dog-friendly, but are really no more than grudgingly dog-tolerant. To… Continue reading >

A foodie’s guide to Sicily
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A foodie’s guide to Sicily

By Rosie Birkett

Sicily is wilder, hotter and headier than mainland Italy, with its own very specific quirks and customs and close proximity to north Africa all giving it an exuberant sense of identity. We sent food writer Rosie Birkett, a seasoned visitor… Continue reading >

Our top six hotels and inns for a romantic break
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Our top six hotels and inns for a romantic break

By Claire Maguire

The most romantic places have a touch of magic that brings you closer together, and few things will leave you feeling more refreshed than a couple of nights away at a wonderful hotel or inn. Taken from our new Great… Continue reading >

A new wave of B&Bs: our top six for contemporary
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A new wave of B&Bs: our top six for contemporary

By Claire Maguire

In recent years the British B&B offering has become much more varied, challenging the traditional perception of this much-loved accommodation type and providing something to suit all tastes. Taken from our new Great British Bed & Breakfast Guide, these are… Continue reading >

Five reasons to visit Pembrokeshire this autumn
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Five reasons to visit Pembrokeshire this autumn

By Ella Perryman

Pembrokeshire has always had a place in our hearts. The rugged coastlines, vast National Parks and landscapes teeming with wild, natural beauty are a few of the things that keep us going back again and again. After a recent visit… Continue reading >

A foodie’s guide to Marche, Italy
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A foodie’s guide to Marche, Italy

By Ella Perryman

Earlier this year, we discovered the beautiful region of Marche in Italy. We found everything on offer in neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria – fine wines, brilliant food and alpine meadows – but with a fraction of the crowds. We sent… Continue reading >

Four foodie experiences to try this autumn
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Four foodie experiences to try this autumn

By Claire Maguire

Autumn might just be our favourite time of year. The hazy sunshine, crisp air and changing hues signal the transition of the seasons and an exciting time for foodies. Late summer berries reach peak ripeness and foraging is at its… Continue reading >

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