Posted on May 26, 2023 in Magazines

British Travel Journal Summer 2023

With 2023 designated Year of the Coast, now is the time to plan a trip to explore, embrace and enjoy our wonderful coastline.

In this issue we bring you a plethora of options, from one of the UK’s hottest new hotel openings, a stone’s throw from Bournemouth’s sandy beach to the stylish dog-friendly beach lofts at Watergate Bay and luxurious coastal stays where you hear nothing but a soundtrack of waves as you fall to sleep.

Enjoy island-hopping in the Scottish Hebrides, plus, don’t miss the chance to win a stay in one of Cornwall’s most picturesque fishing villages. Transitioning from coast to city, we take a relaxing weekend break in Cambridge, and a walking tour of historic Warwick should also tempt you back inland. We discover the best waterfalls to visit and the finest vineyards where you can sip and stay. Coast, city or countryside, no matter where you find yourself this summer, we wish you an incredible season filled with unbeatable moments and dream travel adventures.

Coast, city or countryside, no matter where you find yourself this summer, we wish you an incredible season filled with unbeatable moments and dream travel adventures.

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE NICI
It’s Bournemouth’s turn to shine, as Editor Jessica Way goes behind the scenes of its new multimillion-pound, five-star hotel, The Nici, for your ultimate beachside getaway with a real dollop of luxury.

CAMBRIDGE: AN INSPIRING CITY BREAK
It’s a city renowned for academia but that doesn’t mean Cambridge is low on charm, as we take a relaxing weekend in this architecturally impressive getaway, where drifting down the River Cam on a chauffeured flat-bottomed boat is a serene way to see the sights.

SIP AND STAY: VINEYARD HOTELS
Britain has some truly beautiful vineyards, many with extraordinary accommodation to match, so we have rounded up the best for your drinking and dining pleasure, from five-star manor houses with Michelin-starred restaurants to luxurious lodges and quirkily converted farmhouses.

THE WONDER OF WATERFALLS
Savour the simultaneous serenity and power in this ode to the best waterfalls in Britain, whether you’re skimming through North England’s Aira Force in Cumbria to Wales’ Four Falls Trail, the Peak District National Park or Northern Ireland’s glens of Antrim, we have plenty of scenic stops to add to your road trip.

THE PEAK DISTRICT AND DERBYSHIRE’S FOODIE TRAIL
There are many delicious reasons to cycle around the Peak District, rewarding yourself with gourmet stops aplenty, sampling the likes of Bakewell Pudding, local craft beers, gins and cheese, and taking the opportunity for some cutlery and crockery inspiration too.

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD
Motorsports, horse-racing and golf afficionados may already be acquainted with the famous Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, but there are many more indulgent adventures to be had at this extraordinary destination.

WATERGATE BAY BEACH LOFTS
Summer holidays in Cornwall never looked so inviting, with the new loft suites at Watergate Bay Hotel offering close-up access to the surf and sand, and a warm welcome for your pooches too.

ISLAND-HOPPING IN THE HEBRIDES
Taking a sailing adventure around Scotland’s Hebrides with your own skipper and chef is a dreamy way to celebrate the warmer weather, see some fabulous scenery and wildlife, and disconnect from life’s usual distractions.

A WALK AROUND WARWICK
Lace up your boots, we’ve got a special self-guided tour of Warwick, one of England’s best-preserved towns, where architectural splendour and fascinating history await your attention.

COASTAL STAYS
If you want to stay beside the sea this summer, we’ve rounded up the best hotels with fabulous views, where hot tubs and infinity pools come with blissful scenery, perhaps even with the chance of spotting seals or dolphins.

INTERVIEW: MEET THE MAKER – COTSWOLDS DISTILLERY
We chat to the founder of Cotswolds Distillery, Daniel Szor, who has just become the largest producer of English whisky, thanks to a new £3 million distillery expansion.

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