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Hotel Terraces

In recent years, a terrace – preferably rooftop – has been at the top of luxury hotel’s must-have lists; properties in the UK & Ireland are no exception. From tree-tops close enough to touch at Chewton Glen and direct sea views at The Cliff House Hotel to the sensational cityscapes from Corinthia’s penthouses and ME by Melia’s rooftop Radio bar, terraces are the place visit, and enjoy a drink, or two, on any trip to the British Isles.

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Corinthia Hotel

So discreet that you can almost miss it, but magnificent once you enter, Corinthia Hotel London is one of the finest hotels in London. Previously the belle-epoque era Hotel Metropole,...

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Boundary Restaurant, Rooms and Rooftop

Our most easterly outpost, Boundary is cool and contemporary boutique hotel with buckets of originality and style. We recommend Boundary to guests looking to experience East London's edgy vibe, experimental...

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Ballyfin

Frequently toasted as the grandest hotel in Ireland, and a firm Ampersand favourite, Ballyfin is just 80 minutes’ drive from Dublin airport, making it perfect to extend on to trips...

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The Connaught

Still buzzing from its £70 million 2007 refurbishment, The Connaught is a firm Ampersand favourite. Opened in 1815 as The Prince of Saxe-Coburg Hotel, nearly a century on The Connaught...

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The Ritz

Opened in 1906 by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz, The Ritz is a classic London icon and one of the world's most famous hotels. Inspired by Paris's Rue de Rivoli, Cesar...

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The Old Parsonage

Situated between St Anne's and Somerville Colleges, The Old Parsonage is a beautiful 17th century stone property shrouded in wisteria. While being walking distance from the centre of Oxford and...

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Gleneagles

When it opened in 1924, Gleneagles, inspired by a belle-epoque grand palais, was described as a 'Riveria of the Highlands'. This spectacular hotel, set amidst 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside,...

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Cliff House Hotel

Romantically perched on a cliff overlooking the sea in the small Irish fishing village of Ardmore, the Cliff House Hotel is perfect for those looking for sea views, gourmet food...

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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel located on the fringes of the New Forest which dates back from the 18th century. A grand manor house nestled in 130 acres of beautiful English gardens and...

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