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
Take in the seaside air (and some great food) everywhere from traditional resort towns to dramatic coastlines and a Cornish surfers’ beach
Old roses, hidden temples, forgotten orchards – find peace and beauty in these romantic idylls
This idyllic island retreat not far from London is rich in history and luxury
Old-fashioned comforts and service, scones for tea and superb gardens … this grand Buckinghamshire hotel makes a wonderful escape