Just how far would you travel to come to Ragdale Hall?

Winner of the competition in our last enewsletter to win an Overnight Reviver Break for two is Rachel Cornall who along with her husband is currently living on St Helena Island in the South Atlantic!

Although, as the crow flies, her journey is not as far as some of our guests travel, it is certainly more tortuous and epic.

In her words "St Helena is the second most remote inhabited island in the world and does not have an airport (yet).  To get to Ragdale we will have to first sail 1,700 miles over five days to Cape Town.  After an overnight stay (to allow for any weather delays at sea), we will then fly 6,022 miles to Heathrow.  The journey up to Leicestershire is then a short hop (117 miles)".  Rachel and her husband are actually booked to visit in October this year (her 15th visit) with their two daughters (one of whom is flying in from New Zealand to join them) and a friend.

Our thanks (and amazing amount of respect) go out to all those who took the time to enter.  Incredibly, we have several guests who make the regular 11,300 mile journey from New Zealand, as well as others from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.  We heard from guests who travel from Canada, Texas and California as well as another South Atlantic resident from the Falkland Islands!

What an amazing thought that with email, internet and air travel, the world is a much smaller place!

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