The Glory of a Garden

One of our guests has recently been on one of our holidays and created the below poem for the group ...

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An Interview With Trevor Edwards & His Seasonal Tips

Gardening insights, inspirations and insider's tips from Trevor Edwards ...

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Exploring the Perfume Capital of the World: Welcome to Grasse

Follow your nose in Provence, you’ll find the fragrances of Grasse to be an unrivalled delight...

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7 Scottish Beaches You Won't Believe are in Scotland

Soft sandy shores, turquoise seas, miles and miles of open skies…..

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Who was Charles Rennie Mackintosh

If you’re unfamiliar with the man’s wonderful work, this is the perfect chance to get to know him.....

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Your Scottish Bucket List Sorted

Today we bring together our Top Ten Bucket List Items for bonnie Scotland.....

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What is Burns Night?

If it isn’t in your diary already, write it down: 25 January is Burns Night, perhaps the most traditional annual event in the entire Scottish calendar....

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The UK's Best Kept Secret

While only 28 miles off England’s south-west tip, Scilly can feel like a world away from the mainland, with a climate that’s warmed by the Gulf Stream, and perfect for growing flowers...

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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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