Britain's Best Stately Homes

We bring you a round-up of our favourite historic homes in England and Scotland....

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A Brief (and Surprising) History of Steam

Is there any scent more evocative of the good old days than the smell of a steam engine roaring through the countryside?...

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Up Helly Aaa - What’s It All About?

Huge flaming torches, fire-lit skies, a Viking ship ablaze… If you’ve flicked through any of our Brightwater brochures in recent years, the chances are your attention will have been caught by some rather spell-binding photographs showing some or all of these incredible scenes...

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Keukenhof Gardens – why you need to visit ‘the garden of Europe’

Records show that the site of the Keukenhof Gardens dates back to the 15th century where they are cited as hunting grounds and a source of herbs for the kitchens of nearby Teyligen Castle, owned at the time by the wonderfully eccentric Countess Jacoba Van Beieren...

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All Aboard MS Symphonie

Two of us here at Brightwater HQ, recently travelled to Amsterdam to view the ship we are using for our new Dutch Bulbfields Cruises in April next year...

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Our Black Friday offers are finally in!

It's that time of the year again when prices drop and exclusive offers hit your inboxes...

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Top 10: Britain’s most beautiful gardens

The world is full of beautiful gardens, but there are few better than those found growing in Britain and Ireland...

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Menton’s Lemons: What is the Menton Lemon Festival all about?

Menton’s Fête du Citron has been an annual event since 1928 and with over 140 tonnes of lemons, oranges and grapefruits going into the festival’s production, it’s easy to see how the jaw-dropping spectacle draws in over 240,000 visitors each year...

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The Ultimate guide to Islay and Jura’s whisky distilleries

From beautiful beaches to sobering mountains and wild landscapes, together Islay and Jura provide a truly memorable Scottish Isle experience...

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Brightwater Turns 25

For Brightwater, this year marks a very special landmark – one we are delighted to have reached, especially in such a competitive marketplace...

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