Hand Picked Blog

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Discover Edinburgh

Located just five minutes from Edinburgh Airport and twenty minutes from the city centre.

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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...

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The Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

Visit The Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre from 29th November – 2nd December and stay at nearby Stanbrook Abbey Hotel.

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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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Worcester Racecourse

The home of summer jumps racing, Worcester Racecourse are celebrating their 300th Anniversary in 2018 as one of the oldest racecourses in the UK. With 20 racedays annually, from May – October, there is a raceday for everyone at this small, friendly racecourse close to Stanbrook Abbey Hotel.

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Farnborough Airshow

Taking place every two years, the Farnborough International Airshow is one of the most iconic events in Hampshire.

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Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House is a must for any keen culinarian and with Wood Hall Hotel & Spa ten miles away you can choose to enjoy the entire three-day’s celebration.

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Exclusive package seals the deal

We meet Emma and David who had a summer wedding in Kent at Chilston Park Hotel. This country house hotel can close its doors to everyone but you and your loved ones for the wedding of your dreams.

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