Holidays in in the UK

Exmoor - A Few Ideas

Exmoor is one of Britain's smallest national parks, but none the worse for that! Straddling North Devon and west Somerset and bordering the Bristol Channel, it has scenery, wildlife and interest in abundance.

Marine Wildlife

To us here in the UK (and that's most of our website visitors) we can be pretty blasé about our own wildlife while thinking that the animals in other countries are more "exotic". I would put a lot of that down to familiarity as deer, foxes and badgers are a great sight in their natural setting. So where do we find the "exotic" close to home?

Cornish Harbours

Cornwall is the ideal holiday spot for almost everyone. There are long, sandy, family-friendly beaches, wild moors, the raw industrial grandeur of engine houses, fabulous walking routes on the South-West Coast path, quaint rocky coves and more besides. So much more that one blog could not possibly do it justice so let's concentrate here on just one thing: some Cornish harbours.

We Are an Island Nation

There are over 6000 islands that make up the British Isles (depending on where you draw the line between an island and a rock), yet Great Britain and Ireland form such an overwhelmingly large proportion of the area that it's easy to forget the others.

Shades of Autumn

No matter where you are in Britain, there is always a multiplicity of beautiful things to see and exciting things to do, and all within easy reach. As we roll into autumn the colours of the trees all around us are a particular attraction. One of the best places to see these glorious colours is Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds (other arboreta are available!).

Pembrokeshire - A Long Weekend

We recently spent a long weekend in Pembrokeshire - confirmation, if ever we needed it, of what an interesting, spectacular and beautiful county it is. We chose to stay at Penally Abbey near Tenby, with a lovely view out over the sea and Caldey Island.

New Hotels (Apr 2022)

We never cease in our quest for the very best small hotels, so here are a few of our most recent discoveries, starting with a house once owned by the Luttrell family of Dunster Castle.
The Great House in Timberscombe is a Grade II listed building that is the epitome of gracious living.

Top Destinations for City Lovers

Tripadvisor just published their list of top city destinations in the world, and it was gratifying to see a lot of Little Hotels' destinations featuring highly. This is what they said about our favourite cities.

Something Out-of-the-Ordinary

Little Hotels doesn't do 'bland'. Big chain hotels are not for us, so every hotel we list has its own individuality and character. Some have more character than others though!

An Island Nation

Anyone who has watched the TV programme Saving Lives at Sea will have heard the phrase "We are an island nation" (and probably be quite fed up with it!). It's true of course, Great Britain is an island, and perhaps there's something in our blood that draws us to the coast.

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