Titanic auction: Brochure and intact ticket from liner goes on sale | Travel News | Travel

The fascinating five-page booklet was produced exclusively for first-class passengers. The front cover is dominated by a picture of the awe-inspiring liner dwarfing other vessels. Inside, one page is devoted to the Louis XVI Restaurant where a la carte meals were served till 11pm, while another showcases the Cafe Parisien, setting of choice for late-night card games. The upmarket restaurant reception, with its pillars and mahogany tables, was designated for afternoon tea, while well-to-do travellers could unwind in the lavish Turkish bath room which “rivals anything similar to be found…

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Westbury Castle bought at auction for £1.5 million | Property | Life & Style

The glamorous Westbury Castle had its price tag slashed from £5m after its owners failed to shift the 200-year-old property. The Grade II listed building in Flintshire, North Wales, was snapped up by a mystery businessman who plans to rent it out as luxury residential apartments. The property failed to sell five years ago when it was valued at £5 million and included a three bedroomed lodge and eight acres of land on its estate. Three parties bid for it at the auction on Thursday at The Intercontinental Hotel in…

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