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British Travel Journal

British Travel Journal Spring 2021

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British Travel Journal is the UK’s finest independent travel magazine for holidays in Britain, delivering inspirational destinations and travel ideas for individuals, couples and families, seeking unique and enriching travel experiences. Content includes ideas for unforgettable holidays, weekend breaks and amazing days out whether taking a staycation or visiting from overseas on vacation. This subscription is perfect for you if you are looking for new adventures, experiences and British destinations to explore.

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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

AH, THE SWEET SMELL of spring is finally here. Flowers are beginning to bloom, the sun has started to shine and there is hope on the horizon for a great British summer! I’m sure you’ll agree that spending so many months at home has only made our adventurous, curious hearts grow fonder with a passion for travel and exploration. I will appreciate my upcoming travel trips so much more, and it has only made my job as travel Editor, and the content in our latest issue, seem even more special than usual! Lockdown might have put a stop to many things, but it certainly hasn’t stopped the travel industry preparing to ensure a super fun and warm welcome once it is safe for visitors to return. From new hotels and luxury spas (p10), exciting…

2 min.
new hotels

BATH The Townhouse For the ultimate city break you would be hard pushed to find a better place to stay than the new Townhouse at the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. The TV series Bridgerton had us swooning over the ravishing city of Bath, used as a location, and now there’s this. Offering the best of both worlds – ultra luxurious self-catering for up to five people, plus the hotel next door for dining out or using the spa. The real wow factor facility here, however, is private access to the Cross Bath. This sacred open-air bath taps in to the city’s thermal waters and beats a hot tub any day! Prices start from £183 per night. → thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk DERBYSHIRE Buxton Crescent In need of some pampering in the elegant surroundings of one of England’s finest Georgian…

2 min.
in the capital

STRATFORD The Gantry Launching a year later than originally planned, The Gantry will bring together, under one roof, a hotel, artisan food market, restaurants and cocktail bars, in what is London’s fastest developing creative and cultural community. Collaborating with local producers, artists, brands and independent London restaurateurs, The Gantry is a single urban resort offering a fully integrated eating, drinking, travel and social destination for East Londoners and international visitors alike. With a silhouette inspired by New York’s famous Flat Iron building, The Gantry’s design is influenced by industrial Victorian East London and Stratford’s historical role in the city’s train building industry. Situated on the 18th floor with floor to ceiling windows, The Gantry will also boast the highest rooftop bar in East London, offering a truly iconic sunset across the capital…

1 min.
best gift for mother’s day?

Have you been missing your mum during lockdown? With Mother’s Day fast approaching, and the opportunity to take your mum out looking unlikely, why not give her something special to look forward to? Give her the gift of Roomcard™ and she can start planning a weekend for when lockdown lifts – and if you’re lucky, she’ll take you too! Roomcard™ is the digital gift card and wallet for the world’s 10,000 most inspirational hotels, covering the very best of Britain and beyond. Roomcard™ allows you to add your own customised wrapping and personal greeting – whether you prefer a video, photo gallery, spoken or written message. Schedule the delivery of Roomcard™ at precisely your chosen time… and then, right on cue, it will be delivered straight to your mum’s phone. Roomcard.com…

1 min.
boutique hotels

EAST SUSSEX The Star Inn The third in Olga’s Polizzi Collection, spreading her wings from the south west to the south east, and her first official joint venture with her daughter, Alex Polizzi, presenter of Channel 5’s, The Hotel Inspector. → thepolizzicollection.com NORFOLK The Harper The Harper is a brand new 32-bedroom boutique hotel taking residence within Langham’s famed old glass blowing factory, the rugged, chic interiors are light, airy and dotted with locally-crafted artisanal glass features playing quiet homage to its heritage. Only a short drive from the picturesque coastal haven of Blakeney, The Harper nestles in the quaint and typically British village of Langham, North Norfolk and even boasts its own Harper Hikes walking routes. Rooms (inc Harper Breakfast) start at £175 per night. → theharper.co.uk WEST SUSSEX THE PIG in the South Downs With the latest…

2 min.
new resorts

CORNWALL Una St Ives One of the most exciting new launches in the active holiday resorts has to be this £25 million development of a former caravan park above Carbis Bay. There are 30 self-catering eco-houses and Una Kitchen already open, with a further 55-bedroom apartment hotel and around 100 villas and luxurious lodges opening soon. From clifftop ambles and wild sea swimming, to night-sky sessions around the fire pit. Join a morning yoga class, paddle out to surf on Porthminster Beach and head to St Ives Bay for sea-to-fork fresh fish. → unastives.co.uk SNOWDONIA Adventure Parc, Hilton Garden Inn Launching in tandem with the brand new Wave Garden Spa, the Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia, surrounded by mountains, forests, and beautiful natural landscape, makes a family holiday to Adventure Parc even more enticing than ever before.…