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Alila means “surprise” in Sanskrit and you can expect many of those during your stay. Beginning with the fact that your 5-star boutique hotel is actually a 230-year old fortress! Rajasthan is famous for its spectacular hill forts, many of which are crowded with tourists all year long. Luckily, you ...
No Man’s Fort is a place for someone who wants to get away from it all... and have it all. Impossible? Well, this private island resort outside Portsmouth is one of Britain’s most secluded hotels, but it might also be one of its most entertaining with five bars, a cabaret ...
*A converted Indian fortress* This 14th-century fort was built by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs who claim to be decendants of Lord Krishna – though they probably weren’t as good flautists. The fort has had many owners over the years - the Mughals, the Jats, the British and, of course, today it ...
*A restored Indian fortress* Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is located on a hill with brilliant views of the Indian countryside. It is a 55-room heritage resort covering six acres of land with multiple levels and palatial wings. Left to ruin for much of the 20th Century, it was ...
*A holiday in a Napoleonic fortress* This Martello Tower was originally built by the British when they were threatened by the armies of Napoleon. It was part of a string of 29 fortresses that ran like a necklace around the British coast. Each was home to a garrison of 25 ...
*In case you fort it important* This 19th Century fort was built in the during Napoleon’s carefree conquering of Europe. The British were a bit concerned and installed a number of forts around their coastline like so many Red Alert bases. Fort Clonque was originally designed to house 68 soldiers ...
*Former fort in a revamped hedonic calculus* As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was ...
*Your private seaside fortification* This fort was named after the first Earl of Leicester who was a 16th Century English statesman and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Originally designed to deter the French from invading England again, it remained an isolated post in the British channel until it was ...
*Sea shanties and adventures* Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification ...