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Preserved history of Great Britain: long-standing and ancient hotels

Leeds City Hall Great Britain managed to preserve the unique architectural appearance of its cities. In many ancient buildings, modern comfortable hotels operate today. There, you can enjoy the historical spirit of the British Empire and feel the greatness of this country. Swinton Park Hotel in the County of Yorkshire has 31 exclusive luxurious rooms, where you can have a royal class wedding. Balmoral Castle in Scotland was built in the 14th century. Today, it is used as a country house of the royal family, but ordinary tourists can stay in it for the night. Old Bell in Malmesbury is considered one of the oldest hotels in the country. It began serving guests as far back as the 13th century.
Photo of Plough and Harrow Hotel, Birmingham Plough and Harrow Hotel, Birmingham Externally charming Plough and Harrow Hotel looks like a strict ancient castle, its historic building has miraculously preserved its unique appearance. The interior of the hotel is more reminiscent of a typical situation inside a museum or a rich antique store. The collections of antique furniture and artworks hidden within its walls are priceless. Elegant lacquered tables, brightly upholstered armchairs, carpeting with intricate patterns and beautiful paintings on the walls - each element of the interior recalls the culture of the past centuries.
Smiths Hotel, Glasgow The opening of the family-run Smiths Hotel took place in the year 1928. From the day of its opening, this hotel has been attracting guests with its laid-back and comfortable atmosphere. Located in the scenic West End district, this hotel is set in a spectacular Victorian townhouse and proposes to its guests, rooms decorated in a very simple and relaxing style. Cute vintage wallpapers of light shades cover the rooms, and simple wooden furniture adorns them. The large windows are draped with beautiful national style curtains. In the public areas which are furnished with genuine antique furniture and vintage paintings presides a pleasant atmosphere.
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Photo of The Lonsdale Hotel, Blackpool The Lonsdale Hotel, Blackpool Miniature The Lonsdale Hotel will also attract the attention of those who are not indifferent to the traditions of the past. The hotel is housed in a charming villa, which literally drowns in lush greenery. In the warm season, the historic building's facade is almost completely covered with climbing flowers. The interior of the hotel is a tribute to the brightest national traditions. Everywhere you can see beautiful antique furniture, luxurious carpets and interior items depicting national symbols. The hotel has a rich collection of old paintings, sculptures, ceramics and porcelain presented in all the rooms and public areas.
Photo of Ballantrae Hotel, Edinburgh Ballantrae Hotel, Edinburgh Ballantrae Hotel is not only a unique historic place but also one of the outstanding designer hotels in Edinburgh. The hotel is open in a large Gregorian style mansion and has more than 30 guest rooms designed in accordance with fashion trends of past centuries. Hotel rooms are made mostly in lilac and cherry tones, with all rooms featuring wooden décor and handmade furniture.
Photo of Rubens At The Palace, London Rubens At The Palace, London The opening of Rubens At The Palace took place in 1911. This hotel is open close to the Buckingham Palace and stables. Despite the fact that the original décor of guest rooms was changed, the modern look of the hotel is not deprived of royal luxury and elegance. Each guest room features a large wooden bed with exceptionally posh bed clothing. Old paintings and flower bouquets can be seen everywhere. Guests can enjoy the changing of the guard and luxurious horse-driven carriages right from their rooms.
Photo of Highgrove Guest House, Bolton Highgrove Guest House, Bolton Charming Highgrove Guest House is ready to offer its clients 10 rooms, all of which are decorated in accordance with the traditions of the past years. All the rooms feature very beautiful antique-style wooden furniture adorned with skillful carvings. Indispensable attributes of the rooms' design are miniature lamps, paintings in massive wooden frames and natural fabrics. A cozy breakfast room is also beautifully furnished in the style of the past and is decorated with fresh flowers.
Photo of Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa Wolverhampton is considered to be the most upscale and prestigious in the city. It is located on the territory of an extensive private garden with an area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters. The hotel is occupied by a chic Georgian mansion, whose appearance has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Despite the fact that the rooms of the elite hotel are decorated in a modern style, it has a very aristocratic and elegant atmosphere. During a walk in the garden, you will be able to admire ancient fountains, sculptures and landscape decorations.
Photo of The Craighaar Hotel, Aberdeen The Craighaar, Aberdeen The popular hotel The Craighaar is decorated in accordance with traditions of yesteryear. It occupies a pretty building in rustic style; hotel’s interior is simply inimitable. The lodge has an excellent library with fireplace furnished with luxurious leather seating and solid wooden furniture. The bar also has an original open fireplace; ambience is complemented by vintage wooden furniture. Luxurious leather sofas and armchairs, table lamps with hand-painted paintings make every detail of the interior reminiscent of the culture of yesteryear.
Photo of Britannia Hotel Birmingham, Birmingham Britannia Hotel Birmingham, Birmingham Near the railway station you will find a unique hotel - Britannia Hotel Birmingham . It is also housed in a spectacular historic building and attracts customers with a special design. Guests of the hotel have the opportunity to plunge into the unique atmosphere of the mid-20th century. Behind the front door is a chic lobby with a historic atmosphere reigning inside. The hotel is designed with the use of authentic antique furniture, including luxury leather-upholstered sofas and armchairs, as well as precious works of art. Paintings by outstanding English artists and other antiques are present in all the rooms.
Photo of Argyll Hotel, Glasgow Argyll Hotel, Glasgow A unique historical charm is what Argyll Hotel is known for. Located on Sauchiehall Street, in the immediate vicinity of Kelvingrove Park, this hotel comprises charming rooms; some have a huge colonial-style bed with tall wooden pillars and a canopy. Curtains made from checkered fabrics in the national style, as well as genuine antique furniture made from precious woods, gives a special allure to the rooms. The most luxurious rooms are decorated with exquisite gilding and bright satin fabrics. The hotel’s public areas are not left out as they are furnished with modish leather furniture in the style of the early 20th century and decorated with interesting paintings.
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Remarkable old hotels in the top cities of Great Britain

London
The history of The May Fair is no less interesting. This prominent hotel greeted its first guests in 1927. King George V is known as the founder of this hotel, so the aristocratic vibe of The May Fair is totally understandable. Fortunately, the hotel hasn’t lost a bit of its elegance. Travelers are welcome to book guest rooms of different styles. There are bright rooms with premium velvet textiles and antique furniture, and stylish modern guest rooms made in light shades. Gourmet travelers are … Read more
Edinburgh
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is a unique hotel with amazing historic atmosphere, which occupies a whole complex of buildings in the Royal mile. Despite the fact that the hotel was completely restored in the past, it still features numerous original elements. Beautiful arched passages and ceilings, massive wooden and stone beams have been supplemented with modern elements. Pace wellness center remains one of the main elements of the hotel’s infrastructure. The center offers a wide choice of … Read more
Blackpool
Travelers who are used to relax in a casual atmosphere will certainly appreciate The Old Coach House. Opened in 1851, the boutique hotel offers 11 double rooms with a historic setting. The main decoration of the rooms is massive antique furniture made of noble woods and decorated with skillful carvings. Several rooms are decorated in an inimitable romantic style and feature large four-poster beds. The historic hotel is surrounded by a picturesque garden - an ideal place for leisurely evening … Read more
Glasgow
A unique historical charm is what Argyll Hotel is known for. Located on Sauchiehall Street, in the immediate vicinity of Kelvingrove Park, this hotel comprises charming rooms; some have a huge colonial-style bed with tall wooden pillars and a canopy. Curtains made from checkered fabrics in the national style, as well as genuine antique furniture made from precious woods, gives a special allure to the rooms. The most luxurious rooms are decorated with exquisite gilding and bright satin fabrics. … Read more
Birmingham
Near the railway station you will find a unique hotel - Britannia Hotel Birmingham. It is also housed in a spectacular historic building and attracts customers with a special design. Guests of the hotel have the opportunity to plunge into the unique atmosphere of the mid-20th century. Behind the front door is a chic lobby with a historic atmosphere reigning inside. The hotel is designed with the use of authentic antique furniture, including luxury leather-upholstered sofas and armchairs, as … Read more
Liverpool
The design of the hotel is reminiscent of an ancient pub. The restaurant is also an old and respectable place that has proved its right to be called one of the best dining destinations in the city. That’s the place where visitors can try amazing steaks and national delicacies cooked in accordance with ancient recipes, real home-made pasta, and desserts. The outstanding décor of the hotel is worth a separate mention. In some guest rooms, you will find antique beds with canopies, while other … Read more
Bristol
Another outstanding historical building houses The Berkeley Square Hotel Bristol. Its interior is designed based on the most beautiful traditions of the past centuries. All furnishings presented in the rooms are made entirely of natural wood, and vintage pieces of furniture give them a special charm. The hotel keeps a chic collection of antiques and artworks that can be seen in public areas. Refurbished furniture, beautiful paintings, old utensils and porcelain figurines - every detail of the … Read more
Aberdeen
The popular hotel The Craighaar is decorated in accordance with traditions of yesteryear. It occupies a pretty building in rustic style; hotel’s interior is simply inimitable. The lodge has an excellent library with fireplace furnished with luxurious leather seating and solid wooden furniture. The bar also has an original open fireplace; ambience is complemented by vintage wooden furniture. Luxurious leather sofas and armchairs, table lamps with hand-painted paintings make every detail of the … Read more

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