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As soon as I arrived at Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club, I knew that I had really arrived in Scotland’s capital. The hotel – originally a Baronial manor – is about as quintessentially Scottish as they come.
It’s time to celebrate the end of 2012 and bring in the new year in style across the capital. Whether you are looking for the ultimate party, an intimate dinner, or something a little bit different, London is the perfect city to toast the New Year with friends, family and loved-ones.
Whether you like a quiet post-piste pint or are looking to party into the early hours, here’s a handy guide to which resorts boast the best nightlife in the Alps.
Not sure what to get up to this New Year’s Eve? There are some great public events happing across the country to enjoy, from Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay street party to fancy dress shenanigans in Cornwall.
Sarah Gibbons discovers another Travelbite.co.uk hot spot – the luxurious London Marriott Hotel County Hall in the heart of London.
Thailand’s capital Bangkok and the ever-popular Thai islands Koh Samui and Koi Phangan may be the first places tourists think of when planning a trip to Thailand – but as Sarah Gibbons discovers – it’s the stunning coastal town of Hua Hin where the Thais themselves have been holidaying for generations. With its pristine beaches, unrivalled seafood and host of luxurious hotels, it’s not hard to see why.
Get into the spirit of Christmas with a visit to one of these festive Christmas Markets in Europe:
Long gone are the days when a hot tub and afternoon tea classed as luxury. These days discerning skiers are after indoor swimming pools, personal service, gourmet cuisine and even private cinemas.
As Wellington celebrates the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, hosting the world première on November 28th, Hobbit-mania has taken over New Zealand once again.
Certain expectations go along with a name like The Viceroy and this boutique hotel in Bali certainly measures up, Natasha von Geldern reports
As the days get colder and the nights get darker, thoughts are turning to where we can get a strong dose of winter sun. But where to go? If you’re looking for a beach break, but with more than sun, sea and sand to keep you entertained, take a look at our pick of winter sun destinations that have something for everyone:
There’s nothing like visiting a traditional Christmas market to get you in the festive spirit. Here’s our pick of 10 of the best in England:
Richard Powell joins a gonzo riding outfit to trek across Kenya's epic Masai Mara game reserve, camping beneath the stars and hanging onto his horses…
If you want to embrace the spirit of winter this year and have a Christmas holiday to remember, forget the annual jaunt to sunnier climes and instead opt for a magical escape to our pick of über-cool places to stay (literally!).
Laura Caplin discovers another hotel hot spot – The Berns Hotel in Stockholm
The highly-anticipated final instalment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – part 2, will hit cinema screens on November 16th. The films may be coming to an end, but Twi-hards can keep withdrawal symptoms at bay by following in the footsteps of their favourite characters in the locations around the world that featured in the Twilight Saga.
Andy Mossack heads to one of the world’s coolest retreats – Romania’s Ice Hotel – for a wedding to remember
Are you looking for a winter sports holiday that won’t break the bank?
Get your skates on and channel your inner Torvill or Dean at these open-air ice rinks around the UK – the perfect way to soak up the festive atmosphere this winter:
Holly Tuppen heads off to The Annabelle in Cyprus for a sliver of five-star luxury and autumnal sun before winter closes in…
Find out whether you have seen as many sights as our favourite spy – 007 – with this fun infographic:
The Pyrénées Atlantiques department of southwest France is a land of contrasts. With sandy beaches, rugged mountains, miles of picturesque countryside and quaint, historic towns galore – this is the region for holidaymakers with variety on their minds.
Remember, remember the fifth of November…
As the snow starts to fall in the resorts and the anticipation of the upcoming ski season mounts, we round up the new developments, services and resort experiences that you can expect in the ski resorts around Europe in 2012/2013: