11 Best UK Castles To Visit In 2022

3 August 2021

If you're hoping to enjoy a little history on your holidays around the UK, you're in luck! Many of our at-home holidays include visits to incredible castles with stories to tell and we've rounded up a selection of our favourites to inspire your 2022 adventures. 

From Scottish castles with royal…

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Celebrating Our Return To Travel

28 June 2021

In early June, our ever-popular Gardens of Kent & Sussex tour was able to depart and this return to travel was a real celebration for the guests on this departure as well as for our very own Harry, who joined the trip as Tour Manager. 

To mark this exciting occasion,…

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Scotland's Most Popular Islands Revealed

1 June 2021

In December 2020, Which? Travel conducted a survey among over 1,000 users to determine the islands in Scotland most popular with tourists and the results are in. 

While there are around 900 or so off-shore islands in our wonderful country, the undiscovered nature of many of them meant that only…

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Indulge In A Grand Tour

24 May 2021

Here, at Brightwater, we like to make the most of our time on holiday. If you're the same, you might be interested in a new collection of trips for 2022 we're calling our Grand Tours

If you're wondering what a grand tour is, we like to define it as a…

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Five Brand New UK Holidays For 2022

19 May 2021

If you're eager to get out and explore more of the world around you in 2022 with a holiday in the UK, we have five brand new itineraries on offer that can take you!

From a daffodil festival that takes place in a Cambridgeshire village to a walking tour that…

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RHS Bridgewater Is Officially Open!

14 May 2021

We are delighted to see that RHS Garden Bridgewater has finally opened to the public – fantastic and long-awaited news after the coronavirus pandemic delayed its opening plans by almost a year.

Prior to the pandemic, we spoke to Dr Tim Upson, Director of Horticulture for the RHS, about this…

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10 Best Gardens To Visit In The UK

12 March 2021

Call us biased, but the UK is home to some of the most magnificent gardens out there – and we can take you to many of them. Ask us at various points throughout the year to list our top ten and we'll be sure to have different answers depending on…

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Makes Historic Season-Swap

22 February 2021

If you've visited the Chelsea Flower Show before, you'll know that it always takes place in the month of May. However, this year, in a historic season-swap, this horticultural highlight has been moved to autumn – to the month of September, to be precise - for the first time in…

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5 Easy Pancake Recipes From Around The World

15 February 2021

We may not be able to physically travel at the moment, but we can at least do so with our tastebuds! Why not get a taste of exciting destinations through delicious international recipes?

Today just happens to be Pancake Day, so what better place to start than with a selection…

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Scotland On Screen

11 February 2021

If, like us, you've found yourself watching more TV shows and movies as well as reading more books since lockdown began, you might have noticed the recent influx of programmes that showcase the delights of Scotland. 

We are always excited to see our home on screen and we can't wait…

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