Hallowed ground for Americans: Inside the Cotswold hotel that’s hosted kings and the Hollywood elite

Inside the 14th Century Cotswold hotel that’s hosted a glittering array of names from King Charles I to Elizabeth Taylor (no wonder it’s hallowed ground for touring Americans) Sarah Hartley visits The Lygon Arms, a coaching inn in the village of Broadway with ‘easy to devour history’ She finds the 86-room hotel has an unstuffy … Read more

Mail on Sunday reader offer: Enjoy the blooms of the Madeira Flower Festival with Christine Walkden

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Enjoy the blooms of the Madeira Flower Festival with Christine Walkden By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 13:19 BST, 5 September 2022 | Updated: 13:19 BST, 5 September 2022 Rising from the ocean floor 600 miles south-west of Lisbon, Madeira is a subtropical paradise that captures the hearts of … Read more

French a bit rusty? The enchanting chateaux in France you can rent – that are owned by Britons

Dotted across la belle France are chateaux you can book for a holiday. Some are homely and friendly, while others can feel as intimidating as their French owners. But there’s great news if you’d rather avoid the froideur and stumbles with the language. Love the hit television series Escape To The Chateau with Dick and … Read more

Graz for under £100 a night: The joys of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthplace in Austria on a budget

Explore Graz, Austria’s second biggest city and the capital of the province of Styria If someone asks you to name Austria’s three largest cities, Graz may not make the list.  Which is a shame because it’s the country’s second biggest, as well as being the capital of the province of Styria and birthplace of Arnold Schwarzenegger.  … Read more

UK hotel review: The Inspector stays in a room with a runway view at Heathrow’s Hilton Garden Inn

The Inspector calls at the Hilton Garden Inn at Heathrow and loves the slinky cocktail bar and his sound-proofed room with runway view (but laments the shower’s ‘1980s trickle’) The Hilton Garden Inn at terminals two and three offers rooms with a choice of outlooks, the Inspector reveals He says the hotel’s Runway Bar is … Read more