Good places to stay

This list is not sponsored. These are places we have stayed at and have been very happy that we have. Its likely that everyone staying at these places will also be very pleased with their choice, but I cannot, of course, except any responsibility if this isn't entirely the case.
I've listed the year we stayed; for those a few years back you may wish to check its still the same people.


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Pavilian and Opera House

Buxton, Derbyshire,
Very attractive and compact town, with interesting places to visit: Pavilian, Gardens, Spa, Large dome (now part of the Univ. of Derby).
The freely available town guide leaflet is useful.

Roseleigh Guest House, 19 Broad Walk, Buxton, SK17 6JR.
Maggi and Gerard Heelan

Impecable everything. The hosts and staff were all very professional and helpful. A really attractive house, furnished and fitted very tastefully in period.



The North West Trossachs - Edramuckie Nature Trail Ben Lawers

Edramuckie Nature Trail

The Trossachs, Scotland,
Lovely scenery for walking through and exploring, good places to eat and lots of nature. Fewer organised tourist facilities than the more central Trossachs area.
www.walkhighlands.co.uk for lots of walks.

Self Catering
Innishewan Farmhouse, between Crianlarich and Killin.
Cottages & Castles  

Beautiful scenic and quite peaceful location, next to a farm about 200yds from the A85. Spacious, attractive and practical property with good facilities and lovely views.



Countryside around Hadrians Wall, about half way between Carlisle and Wallsend

Hadrians Wall, about mid way

Attractive and compact city, with a history. Near west end of Hadrians Wall

Langleigh House, 6 Howard Place, Carlisle, CA1 1HR
Yvette and Norman Rogers

Lovely hosts - very friendly, very helpful and fun. An attractive Victorian house, with many features in keeping with that period. A surprisingly quiet location just a few minutes walk to the city centre.



Rye, East Sussex

Rye, East Sussex

Kent & East Sussex,
Attractive historic places eg: Ightham Mote, Rye, Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle.
Bird Watching eg: Rye Harbour RSPB reserve.

Hookstead House, Hookstead Lane, High Halden, Kent, TN26 3NE.
David and Sue      www.accommodationinkent.co.uk

Lovely house in a peaceful location, centrally located for exploring Kent and East Sussex. Very friendly and helpful hosts look after you very well. Excellent Breakfasts.



The Trossachs - Inversnsnaid RSPB Reserve Walk

The Trossachs, Scotland

The Trossachs, Scotland,
Lovely scenery for walking through, some tourist facilities, good places to eat and lots of nature. Wonderful except maybe for the midges and horseflies.
www.walkhighlands.co.uk for lots of walks.

Self Catering
Lochside Cottage No 2, Kinlochard nr Aberfoyle.
Scottish Cottages     

Attractive, practical, comfortable, good facilities, quietly situated on a stream running into Loch Ard.



Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens

Berwick-on-Tweed and Alnwick,
Berwick with its three bridges, Alnwick Castle, Gardens and Book Shop (old railway station).

Guest House
Roxburgh Guest House, 117 Main Street, Spittal, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1RP
Eileen and Jimmy Calder      www.roxburghguesthouse.co.uk

Very welcoming and friendly. Nice location on a quiet section of the coast. Good breakfast and pleasant room.



Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Beautiful and interesting city. Astronomical clock.

Lokál Inn, Míienská 66/12, 118 00 Praha 1.

Central location, just a few steps from the Charles Bridge. Very large rooms. Helpful English speaking reception. Comfortable and warm, despite outside temperature being well below zero.



Solstrand, Osoyro, Norway

Solstrand grounds

Norway, near Bergen,
Dramatic and beautiful scenery. Just 30km from Bergen and the airport.

Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Solstrandveien 200, Postboks 54, 5201 Os, Norway.

A beautiful hotel in a wonderful setting, right on the edge of a fjord with views across to the islands and mountains beyond. Very good, English speaking, helpful service. Excellent food. A vast breakfast selection. Large and very attractive public lounge and dining areas. Warm outside pool with view across fjord.



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