Visit The Best Inns, Hotels In England, Scotland And Wales

From the wind-swept moors to the Scottish highlands, the United Kingdom is a diverse land – both in culture and geography. You\’ll discover quaint villages, castles, museums, galleries and much more.nnYou might begin your trip in London, one of the world\’s great cities. There\’s plenty to occupy your time, of exploring in and around the city – from visits to museums, historic churches, the infamous Tower of London, Windsor Castle and the attractions of Kent and Sussex. Venture into the countryside and England offers plenty of other interesting trips, from treks through the Lake District to a trip through southwest England that includes visits to Bath, Cornwall and Devon. Wales and its capitol city of Cardiff are a fun destination, worthy of a trip, but often overlooked by travelers. Scotland, with its rich history and beautiful scenery is equally interesting. Spend a few days in Edinburgh, wind along the famous Whisky Trail or even try to catch a photograph of the illusive beast of Loch Ness. nnTravel writer Karen Brown has explored the United Kingdom and created several interesting itineraries for travelers to this exciting region. Her detailed plans include places to visit, as well as maps and traveling tips. Her readers also have voted and chosen the following lodgings as the best in England, Scotland and Wales:nnThese three countries are a romantic land — a land of inspiration for a myriad of famous poets and writers. If it is romance you want, try the Gilpin Lodge, which was chosen by Karen Brown readers as England, Wales and Scotland\’s \”Most Romantic\” lodging choice. Located in England\’s Lake District National Park, the inn rests on 20 acres of gardens, woods and moors. The rooms are elegant, and each has been decorated individually. Every room offers a charming view of the gardens or moors. Spa treatments, such as massage with aromatherapy oils, can be arranged in the privacy of your room. Guests also enjoy privileges at a local \”leisure club,\” which has a pool, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym. Four rooms comprise the award-winning restaurant\’s dining areas. There is also a bar and afternoon tea is served in the lounge. nnBolhays, a lovely Victorian bed and breakfast in the appealing English town of Salisbury, is the recipient of the Karen Brown Readers\’ Choice Award for England, Wales and Scotland\’s for \”Warmest Welcome.\” The two guest rooms are picture perfect English country retreats, and the marvelous homemade breakfasts are the perfect start to a day that might include a trip to Stonehenge or the famed Salisbury Cathedral. Your innkeepers, a warm and helpful sister-duo, are full of helpful information for travelers.nnMeadowland, a Bath bed and breakfast, was chosen by Karen Brown readers as England, Wales and Scotland\’s \”Greatest Value.\” The three guest rooms are decorated in an English country style that is both comfortable and elegant. The home is distanced by about a 15-minute\’s walk into the heart of Bath, but public transportation is just two minutes away. Explore the famous Roman Baths, linger in the Pump Rooms, and spend a day exploring the area around Pulteney Bridge with its museums, shops and galleries or head out of town for a visit to Blaise Castle or Salisbury Cathedral. nnKaren Brown readers have voted and chosen England\’s Chewton Glen as Great Britain\’s best \”Splendid Splurge.\” Located on a 130-acre country estate, Chewton Glen offers exceptional accommodations, fine dining, spa services and plenty of activities for its guests. There is a nine-hole golf course, a croquet lawn, tennis courts, a swimming pool and horse-back riding is available. Each of the many suites and rooms is different — the dcor in some is contemporary and elegant English country in others. You could spend your entire vacation happily enjoying all the hotel\’s amenities, but there are plenty of nearby historic homes to visit, as well as gardens, churches and pubs.

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