It’s taken 17 years and £70m to restore this architectural gem on the edge of the Peak District to its former glory. Has it been worth the wait?
From Highland castles to Anne Boleyn’s home, take a late summer dip in the lakes and rivers at these historic estates
Winners at the 35th annual tourism awards also included a nature reserve, a cafe that works with young people with learning difficulties, pubs, museums – and the Guardian Travel desk!
Old-fashioned comforts and service, scones for tea and superb gardens … this grand Buckinghamshire hotel makes a wonderful escape
A champagne cork’s throw from Dorking – and 40 minutes from London – our wine critic toasts English plonk’s progress at a vineyard that feels like part of the local community
These splendid hotels and cottages sit in some of the country’s finest gardens ands estates, offering relaxation and a riot of colour