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News: The Plumpy Duck opens in Howwood

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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Accommodation: Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel, Aberfoyle

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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News: Leonardo Hotels opens after refurbishing Edinburgh site

Former Edinburgh Premier Inn now a Leonardo Hotel Leonardo Hotels has opened its first hotel in Scotland after investing more than €7m in the refurbishment of a former Premier Inn site in Edinburgh's west end. The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh will now offer 4-star accommodation in its 282 rooms near to west end attractions and

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Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

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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Hotel review: Lerwick Hotel, South Road, Lerwick, Shetland

One night in Lerwick The Lerwick Hotel is not the prettiest of hotels from the outside, or inside at parts. It's what I imagined a hotel designed for Cumbernauld would look like (I survived growing up there so I'm allowed to be cruel!). Located on the sea-shore on the outskirts of Lerwick. The best feature

Event review: An audience with Nick Nairn

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

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New Aparthotel for Glasgow

DRG add to their growing portfolio Known mostly for their restaurants, such as Amarone, Anchor Line and much more, DRG have unveiled plans for a £8m aparthotel in Glasgow city centre.  The hotel will have 64 rooms including 6 penthouse suites with meals available at The Anchor Line restaurant. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Joint

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Hotel review: CitizenM, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow

Citizen M - the funkiest hotel in Glasgow surely? CitizenM is a Dutch hotel chain that started at Amsterdam Schipol airport. The Glasgow hotel was their first venture outside of the Netherlands and they have since opened internationally in London, New York and Paris, with another two opening in London (in that order). Their guiding principle is

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Hotel review: The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry

Inn of the Year 2016! Something keeps bringing us back to the Tay and Tummel valleys, having stayed over in Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Bankfoot and Aberfeldy numerous times over the last few years. We first visited the Old Mill Inn in 2013, just after it had changed hands, and by 2014 it had already been voted Inn of the

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Hotel review: Jesmond Dene House Hotel

A country house break in the city Jesmond Dene House is one of only two Newcastle-upon-Tyne hotels listed in the 2017 Michelin guide, and they get a separate entry for their food too (they also have 3 AA rosettes). The mansion house sits beside a wooded area above the Ouseburn river ('Dene' is a local term