We get active and unleash our creativity with the latest Spring issue of British Travel Journal.
Welcome to British Travel Journal Spring 2023 issue. Blossom by blossom the spring begins, prompting an array of floral masterclasses, and other wonderful courses, including cooking, surfing and beekeeping.
Once you have learned a new skill, why not celebrate with a wellness break from our restorative assortment of Holistic Highs or hide away in a romantic bolthole for two.
If you’re ready for a pawsome adventure with your beloved four-legged friend, you’ll be pleased to discover that almost all the hotels and self-catering properties featured in our Travel News are either entirely dog-friendly or have designated bedrooms for ‘pawfect’ stays. One such pooch-welcoming retreat is Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds. Here, we meet executive chef Ricki Weston to learn more about his life as a rising star in modern British gastronomy and the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
ELEGANT CITY BREAK TO BATH
Why just wander through Bath’s UNESCO World Heritage streets when you can glide above them in a hot-air balloon! Be sure to embrace a revitalising dip in the UK’s only naturally hot thermal waters and don’t miss the city’s hottest new restaurant opening, Beckford Canteen.
SPRING INTO ACTION
Take on an exciting new challenge while learning a new skill. From horse riding in the Highlands and cooking like Raymond Blanc with his mother’s own recipes in Oxfordshire, to painting spectacular Cornish landscapes.
Find unique ways to nurture yourself with a wellness stay at one of the UK’s leading spa retreats, including rediscovering yourself in Cornwall, harnessing the power of nature under a full moon in West Sussex, and taking a Wim-Hof-style cold-water plunge in the Surrey Hills.
There’s water, water everywhere in this stunning part of England, and oh so many ways to enjoy it, including paddleboarding on Lake Derwentwater with dog Wilbur in tow.
A WALK AROUND YORK
Take a stroll inside the medieval walls of York as you locate some of the city’s most remarkable buildings and landmarks, including York Minster, Lendal Bridge, York Art Gallery, The Shambles and Yorkshire Museum.
In our curated selection of luxurious hotel bathrooms you will find lavish interiors, spacious walk-in rain showers, side-by-side bathtubs, twin sinks, outdoor tubs on private terraces, high-tech innovation and fabulous views.
BRITAIN IN BLOOM
Which floral masterclass is right for you? Take your pick from crafting fresh spring wreaths made from Cumbrian foliage; growing flowers at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ Hartley Botanic glasshouse; or creating beautiful bouquets at Scotland’s charming Victorian mansion, Cromlix.
Treat yourself to a luxury spring getaway; whether you prefer a design-led bothy, a chic cottage or a windswept clifftop cabin, we have a remote hideaway for you and your loved one to snuggle down in.
INTERVIEW: RICKI WESTON – TO THE MANOR BORN
Young, ambitious, and experimental, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa’s Ricki Weston chats to us about his classical culinary techniques, eco-escapism, having guests in the kitchen, and the launch of his new tasting menu this spring.
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