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Helen’s Tower  – Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland

Helen’s Tower – Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland

Helen’s Tower, here I stand,  Dominant over sea and land Helen’s Tower (1860) Alfred, Lord Tennyson As we take in the mightily impressive views from the top of Helen’s Tower we discover why the great poet was inspired to write his poem. An impressive 360 degree panorama encompasses the city of Belfast, […]

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Arts & Culture, Travel

Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Prince & Patron at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

‘I have always been captivated by the astonishing range of fascinating things in the Royal Collection that have been collected or commissioned by my ancestors over the generations. This is what, for me, makes the Royal Collection so special, representing, as it does, the unique craftsmanship and skill of the people who made them. […]

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Breac House B&B – Co Donegal, Ireland

Breac House B&B – Co Donegal, Ireland

Donegal seems to be having something of a moment. National Geographic Traveller has just labelled it the coolest place on the planet, whilst Star Wars recently filmed at Malin Head and along the Wild Atlantic Way. Visitor numbers and income have also surged in recent years with the tourist board […]

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Masseria Torre Maizza – Fasano, Puglia, Italy

Masseria Torre Maizza – Fasano, Puglia, Italy

Puglia is probably best known for the charming trulli that scatter the landscape. Less well known are the many Masseria that date back hundreds of years, once owned by local land barons. Similar to a Spanish hacienda or plantation houses these are historic farm complexes, often fortified and with watchtowers […]

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Palazzo Margherita – Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy

Palazzo Margherita – Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy

Back in 2012 we got very excited about the opening of Palazzo Margherita – the latest addition to Francis Ford Coppola’s expanding stable of award-winning resorts. A couple of weeks ago we, at long last, had the opportunity to check it out first hand and found out why everyone has been so excited […]

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Health & Beauty, Travel

A Retreat At The Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

A Retreat At The Maharishi Peace Palace, Rendlesham, Suffolk

A visit to the Maharishi Peace Palace in Rendlesham, was long overdue. Here at CELLOPHANELAND* we have been practising Transcendental Meditation for several years now, and so an escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside, and offer of total immersion in a blissful atmosphere was more than welcome. The 5M custom-built […]

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Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, County Wexford

Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, County Wexford

“The best four days of my life”. – John F. Kennedy on his trip to Ireland, 1963. It’s been a few years since we visited The Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford, southern Ireland, where John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather, Patrick, was born in 1823. Patrick Kennedy was an Irish farmer […]

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Nearby Matera

Sextantio, Le Grotte della Civita – Matera, Italy

Italy is blessed with a host of great historic cities: Venice, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Rome and many more. However one destination that has slipped under CELLOPHANELAND’s radar is Matera. A stunning fortress town it sits just above the ‘arch’ of the Italian ‘boot’ in Basilicata. It’s unique qualities have had […]

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Health & Beauty, Travel

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat unlike any other. A genuine haven that promotes the healing cultures of Malaysia, which due to the very nature of its diverse people, history and cultures, encompasses Malay, Chinese and Indian practices. Coupled with the country’s abundance of natural […]

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Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Sitting on the north-west edge of the Alps, about 20 miles south of Geneva is the delightful medieval town of Annecy. The pretty cobbled streets buzz with life and feature a wide variety of interesting shops and boutiques, alongside the many bars and cafes that spill out on to the alleys. The […]

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Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is one of those places that you will inevitably find on all the ‘Places to See Before You Die’ lists. A delightfully compact and scenic medieval city it is also blessed with a location to kill for: bounded on one side by the Salzach river and on the other a fortress-topped […]

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Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

A pair of six foot long monitor lizards clamber over giant granite boulders beside the beach, forked tongues flashing; Hornbills, reminiscent of pre-historic birds from a school textbook, squawk loudly and sweep through heavily scented frangipani trees; fruit bats dangle like strange fruit over the tropical gardens and macaque monkeys […]

by × February 1, 2018 × 0 comments