Come & Stay In The North's Most Picturesque Hotel

Animal print bedroom in hotel

Visitors heading snout and about in County Durham can now hog the bed in the most luxurious pigsty in the world. The newly opened Impeccable Pig hotel, at Sedgefield, has converted an old coach house within its grounds into 10 luxurious bedrooms across two floors – and the most spectacular of them all is The Pigsty.

Not only does it boast a seven-foot bed, with Egyptian bedlinen and an ornate panelled headboard, but it also features a large, round freestanding copper and tin bath and walk-in drench rainforest shower.

Its own, private garden, festooned with a canopy of lights, has a four-seater hot tub and an outside sauna and those who fancy a barbecue can even hire their very own chef to do the cooking for them.

Focus Hotels Management Ltd. Property named ‘Top in Scotland’ by The Sunday Times

Focus Hotels Management Ltd. Property Hotel Indigo

Hotel management company Focus Hotels Management Ltd. have celebrated the news that their property, Hotel Indigo Dundee has been named as Scotland’s best hotel in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Great British Hotels.

The news comes only four months after the hotel’s opening this summer, which followed a multi-million pound renovation, transforming the 200-year-old former mill into a chic four-star property.

The hotel, which boasts 102 bedrooms and in-house restaurant Daisy Tasker, has been lauded for it’s chic, industrial interiors and witty nods to Dundee’s history and heritage. 

Lumley Castle - Autumn Offer For Group Bookings

Lumley Castle

An historic North East venue is ushering in autumn with a special offer for group bookings. 630-year-old Lumley Castle, overlooking the Emirates Cricket Ground at Chester-le-Street, is a four-star hotel set within a 14th century castle and is one of the region’s top leisure, wedding and conference venues.

Now, it is offering groups visiting some of the area’s world-famous attractions – such as The Angel of the North, Durham Cathedral and Castle and the intu Metrocentre shopping mall – dinner, bed and breakfast from just £69.50 per person.

And, for parties of more than 30, the coach driver and tour operator will be welcomed free of charge.

Travelodge Comes To Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Travelodge Comes To Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Travelodge is the company’s 14th hotel in Merseyside and its first to offer meeting rooms 

To celebrate 30 years of trading in Merseyside, Travelodge pays homage to the nation’s favourite Scousers and names the hotel’s five floors and meeting rooms after them. 

Travelodge announces Merseyside Expansion programme and is looking for four hotel sites in: Liverpool City Centre by the Empire Theatre/ University, Birkenhead, Formby and St. Helens

This expansion represents an investment of £24 million for third party investors and a job creation of 100 new jobs         

A Warm Welsh Getaway At Celtic Manor Resort

A Warm Welsh Getaway At Celtic Manor Resort

The five-star Celtic Manor Resort, awarded the UK’s Best Hotel 2017,[1] is set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales. 

With four hotels including a 330-room luxury Resort Hotel, an historic 19th century Manor House with 70 rooms, the 148-room Coldra Court and the Newbridge on Usk country inn with six rooms, as well as a large and versatile convention centre.

The exclusive Signature Floor is perfect for an adult getaway, with lots of little luxuries and its very own lounge. There’s also plenty of family rooms in the Resort Hotel as well as the 10 deluxe Hunter Lodges. The self-catered luxury Hunter Lodges come complete with hot tub, games room and four en-suite rooms.

Meghan ‘Marvel’: Royal Wedding sees UK tourism boom

Meghan ‘Marvel’: Royal Wedding sees UK tourism boom

Few events worldwide can claim to rival royal weddings for global interest, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is no exception with a boost to British tourism expected in May. 

According to data* revealed by Best Western Great Britain, the largest collection of independent hotels in GB, suggests that this year’s celebration has particularly caught the attention of those across the Atlantic. For the two weeks surrounding the 19th May (the date of the wedding), Best Western has seen an 11% increase in bookings from the USA, with royal fans flocking to see their fellow American marry Prince Harry.

This has been accompanied by a 27% year-on-year increase in the number of searches on for UK destinations.

Britain's 'Sunlit Uplands' Benefit As B&B Bookings Surge

Britain's 'Sunlit Uplands' Benefit As B&B Bookings Surge

Forward bookings at inland UK B&Bs for Summer 2018 are up 10.3%

Seaside bookings up 5%, with northern seaside towns doing especially well

B&Bs, and their contribution to the UK economy, will be honoured on National B&B Day on Saturday 24th March 2018

Inland holidays at British B&Bs are set to surge this year, with forward bookings for the summer already up 10.3%, according to the quarterly National B&B Index, published today by eviivo.

Data gathered from more than 6,000 B&Bs nationwide by online booking specialists eviivo, shows that the so-called ‘sunlit uplands’ are the most popular choice for holidaymakers. 

Rudding Park Celebrates Success at TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards

Rudding Park Celebrates Success at TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards

Rudding Park has been voted best hotel in England outside London at the annual TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards.

Award-winning Rudding Park located in the heart of Yorkshire was recognised as one of the top 10 UK hotels, a position they have now upheld consistently for the last 15 years. The Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. To celebrate the awards, guests that book a stay at Rudding Park in March 2018 will receive half a bottle of Prosecco upon arrival. 

'Novel" B&Bs Offer Guests A Great 'Booking' In Every Sense

  • Online booking specialist eviivo names Britain’s best book themed B&Bs. 
  • Harry Potter, Famous Five, comic book hero Batman and more celebrated by unique establishments across the country.
  • B&Bs offer a live-in fantasy experience for a fraction of the price of theme parks.

British holidaymakers are used to travelling to New York to soak up the iconic landmarks of King Kong or to Disneyland to meet Mickey Mouse and friends.  Now, thanks to the ingenuity of British B&B owners, guests can immerse themselves in amazing fantasy worlds for a fraction of the price of an international trip.

Knoll House Hotel - Dorset’s Hidden Gem

Knoll House Hotel - Dorset’s Hidden Gem

Renowned children’s author Enid Blyton’s favourite hotel provided inspiration for the Famous Five novels and has welcomed notable guests including Sir Winston Churchill, Roald Dahl, and Sir Richard Branson.

Acquired by progressive resort management company Kingfisher Resorts, one of the UK’s favourite family-friendly hotels has opened its doors to non-resident hotel guests for the first time in 70 years.

Rooftop Hotels With Incredible Views

Rooftop Hotels

Few things are more relaxing than having a glass of wine or enjoying a great dinner with an incredible view in front of you. This infographic from Top Grade Roofing takes you through some of the best rooftops from around the world if you’re ever lucky enough to visit any of these places. 

For example, Las Vegas is a very popular resort and if you are there to hit the tables or catch a show, be sure to check out the 55th floor of the Palms Casino Resort. See the whole city beneath you while enjoying a drink. Dubai has become a very popular destination in recent years and has a wonderful rooftop hotel on the 24th floor of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Be sure to check it out if you’re planning a holiday there.

Scoop up a summer scorcher with Hallmark hotels save up to 35% on your uk summer mini break & free icecream for kids


When the temperature rises in Britain, you don’t need to jump on a plane to indulge in a summer break. With the vast array of destinations that come to life when the sun shines, it’s even more enticing when you can book a bargain for your British break! 

This summer, Hallmark Hotels across the UK are inviting you to save up to 35% on their UK short breaks across their 28 UK locations with each hotel team on hand ready to offer a friendly smile and the warmest of welcomes, and a free ice cream for every child during their stay. 


Hallmark Hotel Summer Break Deals include:       

Up to 35% off short breaks including bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast stays

Enjoy a full cooked breakfast each morning

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Stunning, four-star Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on-Tyne, strives to excel at everything it does within its seven-foot thick, 14th century walls, whilst focused on pride, passion and a penchant for doing things in Northumberland’s own inimitable way.


The castle, built in 1350, oozes sense of place no matter which century you wish to focus upon, being far more than just a façade and having the true depth and identity that emanates from authenticity, rather than fake features and an unconvincing historic veneer. 


Retreat west and discover the spirit of Ardnamurchan

Retreat west and discover the spirit of Ardnamurchan

A remote peninsula of wild and unforgettable beauty, jutting out of the west highlands into the ocean, the British mainland's most westerly point.


Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a family holiday, or an unforgettable adventure, we have the ideal spot for you. Stay in a beautiful country home, a cosy hillside cabin, a remote bothy on the shore, or even the original lighthouse keeper's cottage, nestled below the mighty Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. All our cottages enjoy spectacular sea views and are set to the majestic backdrop of western Ardnamurchan, where we started our family-run business, Steading Holidays, over forty years ago.