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The Machrie Golf Links, Islay, Scotland

Andy Mossack travels to Islay to play the Machrie Golf Links, hailed by some as one of the greatest links courses in the world. Find this content useful? Share it with your friends!

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The Machrie Hotel, Islay, Scotland

Andy Mossack takes the ferry over to Islay and finds out why the legendary Machrie Hotel is so special. Find this content useful? Share it with your friends!

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Isle of Eriska Hotel Hilltop Retreats

The emphasis on the Isle of Eriska is away-from-it-allness, luxury and seclusion. The Hilltop Retreats allow self-catering, if that is your preference, while the hotel oozes baronial good taste;

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Isle of Eriska Restaurant

Head chef Ross Stovold has a lot to answer for as far as I am concerned. The former top man at Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge has brought his Michelin magic to the Isle of Eriska restaurant, within the family owned hotel sitting on its very own Scottish island.

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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Peter is the genius behind the clubhouse vegetable soup apparently. “the splash of curry powder is the secret” he whispers to me as he shows me the way to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club first tee. Just as well he did, as these links courses can be tricky to navigate, and getting lost on the way […]

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Isle of Eriska Hotel

It was late, and we were sitting in the bar with a night cap when a waiter walked by armed with a jug of milk and some bread crumbs. Strange after dinner order I thought, so I followed him. He opened the back door and left them out on the step. Even stranger, must be for a very special guest. “For our badgers” the waiter told me after seeing my perplexed stare. It seems at the Isle of Eriska Hotel even the badgers are well looked after.

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