Nanny Brow hotel owner Sue Robinson is an E3 finalist

Nanny Brow in the Lake District

The owner of stunning Lake District Arts & Craft-style hotel Nanny Brow is celebrating after being shortlisted as a finalist in the Outstanding Woman category of the 2018 E3 Business Awards.  

Sue Robinson took part in a final interview with the panel of judges on May 9 and all were impressed by Sue’s extraordinary journey’  The ‘big reveal’ will take place in July at the Macron Stadium in Bolton, where 80 finalists will compete across 16 categories.

Sue has faced many challenges whilst breathing new life back into the five-star Nanny Brow.  ‘Discovering’ it in 2009, there were so many reasons to walk away.  Empty for seven years, the building was a wreck with no running water or electricity, but Sue had fallen in love. 

Leading Exmoor hotel helps raise funds for moor conservation

Leading Exmoor hotel helps raise funds for moor conservation

DUNKERY Beacon Country House Hotel on Exmoor is helping raise funds for invaluable conservation and access projects on the moor by holding a ‘Taste of the Moor’ evening in March (2018).

As part of the new Exmoor Dining Club, top chef and co-owner of the multi-award-winning hotel, John Bradley will be supporting the National Park by hosting the event championing produce from the area.

He explained: “We’re delighted to have been asked to be part of this wonderful initiative designed to celebrate the fabulous ingredients available to us here on the moor and to also raise funds to help keep Exmoor special via the CareMoor campaign. 

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.

Tourism boost expected from leading LGBT festival

Newcastle Pride and Mercure Newcastle County Hotel mark Nichols and Anna Wadcock

A popular event, which annually attracts up to 70,000 people, is expected to boost the North East’s tourism trade when it returns next month. Newcastle Pride, one of the largest free LGBT festivals in the UK, generated around 8000 bed nights in 2015, with up to 14 per cent of visitors opting to stay overnight.

This year, accommodation providers across the city are gearing up for an even bigger influx of guests, with many focussing their efforts on the event’s main music weekend beginning Friday July 15.


Dinosaur - Settle Flowerpot Festival

A bumper crop of creative characters is expected for this year's Settle Flowerpot Festival.

The third annual Flowerpot Festival in the North Craven market town comes hot in the tyremarks of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race and everyone is getting into the spirit of the event.

Heidi Kettle, marketing manager of Falcon Manor, Settle's luxury country house hotel, said: "We are looking forward to a fantastic display of flowerpots this summer. We can't wait to see Settle going planter potty once again."


Hospitality specialists James' Places has welcomed official expansion of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by almost a quarter on Yorkshire Day (August 1) 2016.

The move will bring its Kirkby Lonsdale property - the Royal Hotel - within strolling distance of the new national park boundary.

Said marketing manager Heidi Kettle: "The Yorkshire Dales is a very special area and we are delighted that the national park is now going to include the stunning Barbon, Middleton, Casterton and Leck Fells, which are all on the doorstep of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Dogs leave wagging their tails after a stay at Macdonald Swan Hotel

Macdonald Swan Hotel, Lake District National Park

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the cosy and inviting Macdonald Swan Hotel offers an excellent break for furry friends and their humans alike. 

Pups and people looking for a place to rest their weary paws after a day’s exploring in the Lake District National Park need look no further. Mentioned in William Wordsworth’spoem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District and has welcomed dogs and owners as far back as 1650.

The relaxing rural retreat is nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells.