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Hotel review: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland

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Likes to travel, eat weird things and read three books at the same time.
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Glorius Galgorm! Galgorm Manor Resort and Spa is a large country house hotel with leisure facilities located in lush grounds just outside Cullybackey near Ballymena in Northern Ireland. It's a 45-minute drive from central Belfast / George Best City airport or a mere 30 minutes from Belfast International Airport. First impressions count We were dropped off by

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"...so bright, I gotta wear shades" That's a comment from a Tripadvisor review, but did you know that this Timbuk3 song isn't about an amazing future but rather an impending nuclear holocaust (there's a cheery thought!)? It was, however, the first thing that came to mind when we visited Hotel Leipzig in the historic city of

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Each time we go away I always say I'm going to keep x, y or z in the case so I'm not going argh I've left it behind.  But you know, I never do! easyHotel have polled holiday makers to find out what they have left behind.  Answers have  included Fondue set, chest hair mousse, (???)

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News: The Plumpy Duck opens in Howwood

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The Plumpy Duck is new on the bill at the Bowfield Hotel Unlike the pun above, the new restaurant as The Bowfield Hotel & Country Club in Howwood, Renfewshire sounds great. A new restaurant called The Plumpy Duck has opened for business as part of a £1.5million redevelopment programme which also includes The Stables Bar.

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Just 40 mins from Glasgow, but a world away in relaxation, is Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, on the outskirts of Aberfoyle on the shore of Loch Ard.  I was invited to stay to see all the improvements after a £3.5m investment (we had previously stayed here in 2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1jQfFJBmoY   The hotel is

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When you think of hostels don't think of smelly dorms, think of private rooms on a budget! We often stay in private rooms within hostels.  They are generally a lot cheaper than hotels, you can sometimes get an en-suite bathroom and you can meet other travellers easily.  No need to worry about sharing a room

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Knock your socks off at this country retreat Knockderry County House Hotel isn't all that far away from Glasgow but is far away enough, hidden on the far side of the Rosneath peninsula, making it an ideal location for a quick but secluded getaway from the city. History of the house Knockderry (meaning ‘hill of oak’ in

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Don Ivan

Don Ivan spent over 20 years working as a chef in and around the Glasgow area. He watched the rise of Lambrusco, the demise of the steak house and still remembers life before Mcdonalds. He then spent many years working on education projects in Europe. Still a keen cook, he has picked up the odd tip or two along the way and now enjoys sharing them on these pages.
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Dinner, bed, breakfast, celebrity chef? Check! January is a cold dreich month, so when I was invited to An Audience with Nick Nairn at the Double Tree by Hilton Dunblane, I jumped at the chance. The Dunblane Double Tree is a great place to escape those winter blues and the opportunity to try some of Nick's