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Newly Recommended Hotels in Scotland

Our writer stays in one country and experiences two wildly different hotels: an over-the-top 17th-century mansion and a historic golf resort.

Farlam Hall Gets New Owners

The quintessential country house hotel Farlam Hall, located in England a few miles from Hadrian's Wall, has new owners and new management.

Thyme in the Cotswolds: Country Life at Its Best

The latest incarnation of the country house hotel is Thyme, a 31-room property in the Cotswolds. It is a village in a village and includes a restaurant and spa.

13 Exceptional Hotels for Bird-watching

There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.

Top Hideaway Report Stories of 2018

Of all the Hideaway Report articles we published this year, readers found these 10 -- about Italy, Morocco, Japan and more -- to be their favorites.

Indelible Memory: Being a Regular

When you are mistaken for a regular the best bar in the world, Dandelyan, you just go with it. With cocktail in hand, our writer experienced just that.

Beat the Crowds: A Perfect Summer's Day in London

London draws major crowds in the summer high season. With this daylong itinerary, you can see the iconic sites while avoiding the tourists.

How to Visit London’s Royal Palaces

To get the most out of a visit to London's royal palaces, consider the month you'll be there and the atmospheres and styles of the tours.

Still Edgy or Gentrified and Bland? An Investigative Trip to Shoreditch

Some Londoners complain that Shoreditch, a once-edgy neighborhood north of the City, has become gentrified. Our writer spends an afternoon there investigating.

Letter From the Editor: November 2018

For the November 2018 issue, we traveled to London and Japan. We found fine hotels in both, including a design hotel in Holborn and an onsen ryokan in Tokyo.

Visiting the U.K.: Travel Tips From Our Editors

Every week our editors participate in a live Twitter chat about a new travel topic. Recently, they answered questions about travel to the United Kingdom.

9 Hotels With Secret Cinemas

When a cinema is attached to a luxury hotel, seeing a movie becomes an even more special experience. Here are 9 hotels where film buffs can feel right at home.

8 Charmingly Eccentric Castles and Cottages You Can Rent

From towering castles to thatched cottages, the National Trust owns hundreds of culturally significant buildings in the U.K. Many are available to rent.

The Epic Grandeur of Castle Howard

With 145 rooms, Castle Howard is one of England’s largest stately homes and exceeds all others in terms of grandeur.

Rosewood Comes to Mayfair

The vast U.S. Embassy that dominates London’s Grosvenor Square is going to become a 137-room Mayfair hotel.

Where to Go in 2017 Sweepstakes: United Kingdom

Enter for a chance to win a fabulous vacation in the United Kingdom!

Luxury Travel News: Ashford Castle Spa

A hotel since 1939, the property reopened in April following a comprehensive two-year restoration.

Discover Hidden Ireland

We had the chance to catch up with Con Moriarty, a seasoned Ireland native, guide and founder of Hidden Ireland Tours.

Last Word: Heathrow Upgrade

I am not a big fan of airports, which is a shame, as they’re places in which I spend so much of my life. Not long ago, Terminal 2 at London Heathrow definitely occupied the lowest circle 
of airport hell. But on June 4, it reopened after a $3.9 billion redevelopment.

Top 10 Travel Destinations of 2013

Here are the top 10 travel destinations our subscribers booked in 2013.

Gallery: Bodysgallen Hall, Wales

Snowdonia is the most dramatic and mountainous area of Wales. Although none of the region’s peaks exceeds 4,000 feet, the sheer rock walls and steep glacial val

In Search of Old Tom

Standing on a 100-foot high dune on the Hebridean isle of South Uist, I have to remind myself that I am actually on a golf course. That is largely because the layout I am playing is also an archaeological dig.

In Search of the Greatest Generation at Madingley and Duxford

Madingley American Cemetery Having visited  the Normandy beaches on several occasions and been profoundly moved by the experience, we decided to make another li

The Art of Tipping in the United Kingdom

I’m often convinced that I have a firm grasp of a country’s tipping customs, and then a situation gives me pause.

Pera Palace, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Le Pavillon des Lettres, Savoy

Pera Palace, Istanbul — In 1934, Agatha Christie published Murder on the Orient Express, a book inspired in part by her stays at this peerlessly atmospheric grand hotel.

From the Travel Office: When Europe Glitters

As the high-season crowds dissipate, Europe starts to decorate for the holidays, making November and December an especially memorable time to visit.