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recommended hotels for short breaks and weekends throughout Britain


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The Grove

Molleston

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boasting open fires and wood panelling in the public rooms, this luxurious 18th century hotel features stylishly decorated rooms

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the half-timbered exterior of this fine hotel is quintessentially English, inside there are elegant rooms, a sophisticated spa and creative dining

The Balmoral

Edinburgh

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indulge yourself in the opulent luxury of this elegant, perfectly located hotel, offering extensive leisure facilities and award-winning cuisine

Whatley Manor

Easton Grey

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impressive country house set in 12 acres of grounds, there are smart, well-appointed rooms, outstanding dining options and a sumptuous spa

Palé Hall

Llandderfel

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a luxurious stay and memorable gastronomic dining are to be enjoyed in this palatial 19th century mansion with elegantly sumptuous rooms

The Cartford Inn

Great Eccleston

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this former 17th-century coaching inn has been beautifully updated to a very high standard and sits peacefully alongside the River Wyre

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900 years of history are on display at this unique hotel affording guests fine dining and elegant guest rooms that come furnished with antiques

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impressive, multi award-winning country house set in 130 acres of grounds - features luxurious rooms, fine dining and array of facilities

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elegant hotel, noted for its professionalism, acclaimed fine dining and chic rooms and suites, set in 28 acres overlooking the Exe Estuary

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an elegant country-house set on the edges of Bolton Abbey's 30,000 acre estate with a luxurious adult-only spa and a choice of restaurants

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an imposing castle, set in extensive grounds against a backdrop of Ben Nevis, with elegant rooms, fine dining and sumptuous public areas

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

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a stunning baronial house surrounded by 36 acres of gardens and woodland, it offers gourmet, 6-course dining and sumptuous guest rooms

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the beautiful location on the shores of Loch Na Dal, award-winning food and the luxurious rooms all make this hotel one of Skye's finest

Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews

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this is an exceptional hotel with a scenic location overlooking the iconic Links Golf Course and an array of luxurious leisure and dining choices

The Midland

Manchester

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Edwardian hotel much-loved by Mancunians and visitors alike with elegant and stylish interiors, luxurious rooms and fine dining restaurants

Langley Castle Hotel

Langley-on-Tyne

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enter the romantic world of a magnificent 14th-century castle boasting many original features including rooms with mullioned windows

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just a short stroll from the Cathedral and city centre, this stunning property has been sensitively updated with modern decor and facilities

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a 17th century house set in 200 acres of parkland and formal gardens, it offers panoramic views, superb spa facilities and fine dining

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on the edge of Chatsworth Park, a Grade II listed manor house in a five- acre garden offers elegant boutique-style rooms and fine dining

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restored 19th century baronial castle set beside a loch, stylish bedrooms are accommpanied by a relaxing spa, fine dining and good wine cellar

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