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A rustic autumn wedding

We meet Clare and Steffan who were married at New Hall Hotel & Spa in Birmingham on an autumnal day surrounded by their friends and family

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How to decorate your ceremony room and reception

There are many stylish ways to decorate a wedding ceremony and breakfast room – here are just a few of our favourite ideas to help bring your venue alive and make your special day unique.

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History of Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

Stanbrook Abbey has a long and significant history, having been home to an order of Benedictine nuns for over 150 years prior to becoming the country house hotel it is today.

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How to throw a British and Chinese wedding

We meet Richard and Anna who wanted to throw both a traditional British garden party theme and Chinese wedding in Yorkshire

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Reasons why your mind and body will benefit from a game of tennis

With Summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about incorporating some exciting and exhilarating outdoor activities into your fitness routine.

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Discover Edinburgh

Located just five minutes from Edinburgh Airport and twenty minutes from the city centre, Norton House is perfectly located to explore Scotland’s capital.

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National Picnic Week

Join in National Picnic Week with Hand Picked Hotels

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Planting the Future

Many of our hotels are located in a forest or have woodland of significance, and just as Commonwealth citizens are leading the world in efforts to protect the forest, so too is Hand Picked Hotels as we endeavour to raise awareness and save them for future generations.

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History of Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa

‘The Grand Hotel’ was opened on 13 June 1890, four months after the foundation stone had been laid. It became one of the most...

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Father’s Day

This year Father’s Day falls on June 17, and at Hand Picked Hotels we have got plenty of treats to make dad feel special

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