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Taking the Scenic Route

We’re taking the scenic route in today’s ‘A different story everyday’. A selection of 3 stories from our Best Western hotels, highlighting the vast beauty that you can explore in these locations. From The Highlands all the way down to Guernsey, read on and take in the sights and sounds of this expedition.


Prime location

‘One of the best things about BEST WESTERN The Crianlarich Hotel is that it’s in the middle of nowhere and an hour from anywhere,’ says general manager Joan Peden. ‘We’re only an hour from Glasgow airport, which means holidays can start and finish here.’ She’s right – not far from the bonny banks of Loch Lomond and Glencoe and at the foot of towering Ben More, the Perthshire hotel has a prime position in the wilderness of Scotland. It’s often said that Crianlarich is the most signposted destination in the whole of the UK, sitting as it does at the crossroads of two of the most scenic roads in Scotland. Road signs point to the village for a radius of 100 miles in all directions, so there is absolutely no excuse not to stop for a while. No matter where you’re coming from or going to.


Getting out and about

St. Peter Port conjures up a bygone era with its cobbled streets, picturesque harbour and historic fortress looking out to sea. The pace of life is easy here, conducive to doing absolutely nothing. But if you do choose to get active and explore Guernsey, BEST WESTERN Moores Central Hotel, only a two-minute walk from the harbour, makes the perfect base. The town itself is packed with museums, churches, and historical sites. With the island having 28 miles of spectacular cliff paths, secret coves and beautiful beaches. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, the islands of Alderney, Sark and Jersey are all within easy reach, as they are located in the north of France.


Lake Views

Rutland Water – Europe’s largest man-made lake located in England’s smallest county – extends to within yards of
BEST WESTERN Normanton Park Hotel. The waters of the reservoir actually lap around the base of the adjacent Normanton Church. The much-loved local landmark was saved from demolition by public demand when the reservoir was built in the 1970s. Soothing lake views are offered not only from the now deconsecrated church, but from the hotel’s 16 Lake View rooms. They are very popular.


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