Highland Castle future in doubt after Russian owner jailed for £4million fraud | Press and Journal

The future of a Highland castle has been plunged into uncertainty after its Russian owner was jailed for 18 months for carrying out a £4million fraud to help fund his lavish lifestyle.

Sergey Fedotov, who purchased Castle Grant for £1million in 2014, has admitted a massive embezzlement while he was head of the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO), which collects royalty payments on behalf of writers.

It is understood the purchase of the castle, and other UK properties, were the tr… (View original article)

Eccentric Edinburgh – CMW

CMW visited Edinburgh and discovered event spots bursting with tradition, character and a sense of fun

Scotland’s weathered landscapes provide a formidable event backdrop, and visitors are prepared to travel great distances to marvel at such milieu. Indeed, the country’s top ten visiting nations include the USA, Australia, Italy and Canada.

While Scotland’s natural and historic charms speak for themselves, CMW is always impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail … (View original article)

Police and staff practice responding to emergency threat at Warwick Castle | The Leamington Observer

Emergency procedures are being put to the test at Warwick Castle.

The exercise, taking place this evening (June 21) will test how staff and emergency services respond to a suspicious package incident.

Police, fire and ambulance services are all supporting the exercise.

Residents are warned they may see more blue-light emergency vehicles than usual in the area during the operation.

Supt Emma Bastone explained it was not in response to any threat.

She sa… (View original article)

Lincoln Castle named UK’s most popular castle in national poll

Lincoln Castle has been voted the UK’s favourite castle in an online national poll consisting of over 10,000 voters.

Holiday Lettings (owned by Trip Advisor) ran the poll which saw Lincoln Castle come out on top with 5,116 votes (43%) defeating second-placed Banburgh Castle by over 3,000 more votes.

Windsor Castle, which has had a long history of association with the royal family and a preferred weekend getaway for Queen Elizabeth, gained only 96 votes.

Lincoln’s hist… (View original article)

Lincoln Castle crowned the UK’s most popular castle in online poll | The Linc

Lincoln Castle crowned the UK’s most popular castle in online poll

Lincoln Castle has been voted the most popular castle in the UK, after finishing in first place in an online poll.

The attraction fought off competition from Windsor Castle and Edinburgh Castle. Photo: chas B/Flickr.

The contest, which was launched by the website Holiday Lettings, saw the tourist attraction win with 5,166 votes – over 3,000 more than the runner up, Bamburgh Castle in Northumbe… (View original article)

Great hotels, gites and auberges in France: readers’ travel tips | Travel | The Guardian

Winning tip: B&B gem, Brittany
Josselin, in Morbihan, 80km west of Rennes, is among my favourite places on Earth. It is a beautiful medieval town with a fairytale castle perched high over the Nantes Brest canal. We discovered Le Clos des Devins by chance and it is a little gem of a B&B run by the kindly Annick. You would never guess from the outside that behind its solid 18th-century stone walls lies the most amazing garden. The living/dining room has a surprisingly eclectic decor,… (View original article)

Farnham Castle joins Lime Venue Portfolio

Farnham Castle joins Lime Venue Portfolio


Category: Venues & Events

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:30

Farnham Castle has already established itself as a first-class events facility within the conference and training market, with its 11 meeting rooms supported by 32 en-suite bedrooms. The venue, which can host up to 180 for a conference, has a unique blend of historic venues and modern facilities, and will partner with the sales, marketing and service init… (View original article)

Historic castle with four towers on market for £2.2million | Daily Mail Online

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A castle which has four towers, 11 bedrooms and three roof terraces has gone on the market for an eye-watering £2.25million.   

Bath Lodge Castle was initially one of six gate lodges built for the Farleigh Hungerford estate – which was home to a number of aristocrats who met grisly ends during the 16th century.

It was added to the historical estate in 1806 and permission was granted to fort… (View original article)

| News | Pembroke and Pembroke Dock Observer

Albatross Group – one of the leading wholesalers for the UK coach operator – is to visit South West Wales to discuss the potential to add the area to its list of itineraries – a move that could bring in hundreds of coach passengers.

Albatross is looking to introduce more attractions in South Wales as part of its coach offerings from UK/Ireland and continental European destinations.

South West Wales is renowned for its captivating castles and breath-taking gardens. As part of … (View original article)

The queen stays at Windsor — why not you? | Travel | kenoshanews.com

British royalty has been calling Windsor Castle home since the days of William the Conqueror — almost a thousand years ago — and it’s still a favored castle of the current Queen Elizabeth. And while commoners can’t stay at her digs, the town of Windsor is a cozy spot for a peaceful and charming last night in England before flying out of London.

Windsor, which is just under the landing path of planes coming into London’s Heathrow Airport, is a delightful town at night. It has i… (View original article)