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30 April, 2015
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How to Visit a Cathedral

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I’ve had a lifetime’s love affair with English cathedrals. When I was 18, while our contemporaries we making their way to Marrakech, my oldest school-friend and I hitchhiked around a bunch of them, from the mighty York, working southwards... Read more
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30 April, 2015
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The Queen of Arts

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There’s art as far as the eye can see at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Queen Hotel, Chester. Making it the perfect backdrop for the newest television ident on ITV3’s 7–9pm slot. Which is proudly sponsored by Best Western... Read more
Squirrel
23 April, 2015
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Breaks with Bushy Tails

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When researching potential Best Western hotels for our ITV3 idents, we heard about a family of red squirrels with friendly, quirky personalities who just love to be around people. We had to check this out... Read more
High Street
23 April, 2015
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The Smallest High Street in Britain?

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I was on my fifth throw when the farmer drove past slowly. Until then it had just been me and a collection of birds eyeing me from the slate roof, quizzically. The farmer adopted the same look as the housemartins, so I smiled and waved. Just another strange tourist in the Lake District - albeit this one was throwing imaginary cricket balls... Read more
London
16 April, 2015
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7 Ways to Make the Most Expensive City in the World Affordable

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I received a lot of jokes about being my parent’s most expensive child after deciding to study abroad in London, the most expensive city in the world. Like most students studying abroad, I am under a lot of pressure to have a great time, but on a shoe string... Read more
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    30.04.15

    How to Visit a Cathedral

    I’ve had a lifetime’s love affair with English cathedrals. When I was 18, while our contemporaries we making their way to Marrakech, my oldest school-friend and I hitchhiked around a bunch of them, from the mighty York, working southwards... Read more
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  • Screenshot_5
    30.04.15

    The Queen of Arts

    There’s art as far as the eye can see at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Queen Hotel, Chester. Making it the perfect backdrop for the newest television ident on ITV3’s 7–9pm slot. Which is proudly sponsored by Best Western... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • Squirrel
    23.04.15

    Breaks with Bushy Tails

    When researching potential Best Western hotels for our ITV3 idents, we heard about a family of red squirrels with friendly, quirky personalities who just love to be around people. We had to check this out... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • High Street
    23.04.15

    The Smallest High Street in Britain?

    I was on my fifth throw when the farmer drove past slowly. Until then it had just been me and a collection of birds eyeing me from the slate roof, quizzically. The farmer adopted the same look as the housemartins, so ... Read more
    Comments (0)
  • London
    16.04.15

    7 Ways to Make the Most Expensive City in the World Affordable

    I received a lot of jokes about being my parent’s most expensive child after deciding to study abroad in London, the most expensive city in the world. Like most students studying abroad, I am under a lot of pressure to ... Read more
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  • Edinburgh-3
    16.04.15

    Travelling Back in Time

    With only one month left on my student visa, I am trying to enjoy every second I have left in the UK. For me, that means lots of travelling, because who knows when I’ll have a chance to come back...... Read more
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  • staycation
    16.04.15

    Staycations

    No two Best Western hotels are the same – each has its own unique personality and story to tell. With more than 275 hotels across Great Britain and unfortunately too many to squeeze into this section, we have selected three ... Read more
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  • fairytale
    16.04.15

    If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    Ever wonder why a fairytale is called a fairytale? We have, because seldom does it ever have a fairy actually in the tale! After doing some research, we have found that there are three aspects that nearly every fairytale contains...... Read more
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  • woooo
    16.04.15

    The Wooooo! Factor

    Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there has been some pretty ghoulish goings on in some Best Western hotels. From the Giggling Girl on the tricycle spotted at the Best Western Queen Hotel in Chester to the Grump Serving...... Read more
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  • airupthere
    16.04.15

    Smells like Summer

    Summer has arrived and it’s time to get out doors, but have you ever really thought about air? About how it can smell or even taste? Sure, you probably notice the air around you is a little ripe, or smells ... Read more
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  • magnolia-park-hotel-grounds-and-hotel-05-83987
    09.04.15

    The Short Story

    Despite his 70 years, Tony is still heavily involved in the sport and par 3 golf has become something of an obsession for The US Open and Open Championship winner... Read more
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    09.04.15

    Extreme sleeps

    Extreme sleeping is quite simply camping out, away from defined sites, sometimes under canvas but often not – when nature provides the shelter for you. It’s completely exhilarating... Read more
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  • swimmer
    09.04.15

    Where the wild swims are

    Although Mike Durkin, Head Chef at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel in the Lake District is out wild swimming every day, we don’t expect... Read more
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  • ThinkstockPhotos-468844071
    09.04.15

    Feeding lobster to the cat

    One of the very (very) few positive sides to global warming, as it turns out, is that our steadily warming seas currently mean cheaper lobster, all the better for gourmets... Read more
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    09.04.15

    Our Baker’s Bio – Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Isle of Arran:

    George Grassie is the new head baker in the bakery located next to the Kinloch hotel. Originally raised on Arran in Shiskine, it has been 20 years since he lived here... Read more
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  • magnolia-park-hotel-grounds-and-hotel-01-83987
    09.04.15

    What’s hot in our gardens?

    The largest crop grown here is rhubarb, which the sweet chef uses for crumbles, brulee and in meringue roulade. It’s seasonal, so you have to get it while it’s hot... Read more
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    09.04.15

    The myth of British food.

    Let’s be honest, the British don’t have a brilliant reputation for food. We are the butt of endless jokes about the blandness of our palate. Many Europeans return home... Read more
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    31.03.15

    Hot Cross Buns!

    Best Western would like to welcome George Grassie the new head baker in the bakery located next to the Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Isle of Arran. Originally raised on Arran, it has been 20 years since ... Read more
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  • The tale of the amateur brewer
    04.11.14

    The tale of the amateur brewer

    Like many before me I succumbed to the urge. I was in my mid-20’s, slightly hazy, after one too many, and felt like I could take on the world. I was going to do it. No matter what my girlfriend ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Where the wild things are

    When you take a bit of time out to drink in the wonders of nature, there’s no getting away from the fact that wildlife is bizarre. And this blog is dedicated to one of the more unconventional-looking creatures; the flamingo...... Read more
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  • bear1-640x325
    04.11.14

    How to increase your chances of surviving a bear attack

    With many Brits planning their summer holidays to North America, Canada and other bear countries, I thought it would be good to write something practical relating to the unpleasant scenario of coming face to face with a bear... Read more
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    04.11.14

    A westerner's search for peace and quiet

    As I walked beside the River Ouse, I couldn’t help but grow agitated at the sounds of heavy machinery digging up the adjacent land. I’d specifically set off that morning to find somewhere quiet... Read more
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    04.11.14

    Weekend woes

    It’s powerful, it dominates our thoughts and for many of us, it’s what gets us through the working day. The weekend. For one evening and two whole days we can do whatever we want. Whether it’s action packed, relaxing or ... Read more
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    04.11.14

    The Fans' Best Room in the World

    The stunning cathedral dominates the town, and was opened in 1239. The hotel is a youngster in comparison, but even the hotel dates from 1422, that’s when its first mention is recorded, and apparently it was good back then too...... Read more
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