Kentucky

Overview

When you explore Kentucky, you can see where the Derby is run, where Kentucky Fried Chicken was created and where Kentucky bourbon is distilled.

Climb through Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system in the world. Stand beside Cumberland Falls, the only place in the Northern Hemisphere where you can see a regularly occurring moonbow! You can visit the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest American presidents. You also can tour the museum of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight boxer known around the world as “The Greatest”.

Kentucky is the horse capital of the world. Visit the Kentucky Horse Park, the only park in the world dedicated exclusively to horses. See live racing at one of the renowned racetracks or go behind the scenes with a farm tour. Visit the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Museum. In the Lexington area you’re close to Keeneland, Midway with its one of a kind fine dining and shops and also world class horse farms and a multitude of area attractions.

No trip to Kentucky would be complete without experiencing the magic and science of distilling bourbon. A trip along the beautiful rolling hills of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail allows you to see how various distillers practice the art of producing “America’s native spirit”. The “Bluegrass State” has a rich and diverse musical heritage with deep routes not only in bluegrass but folk, blues, gospel, jazz, opera and pop. Bill Monroe is considered the “Father of Bluegrass Music”. His birthplace is just one of the many places to explore Kentucky’s musical heritage.

from £138 per night

Louisville, The South
  • 7 rooms & suites
  • 3 course breakfast
  • Historic district
  • 3 Diamond rating

from £294 per night

Versailles, Nr Lexington, The South
  • 4 suites
  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Lovely grounds with 2 miles walking trail
  • Downtown Versailles location

from £325 per night

Louisville, The South
  • 90 rooms and suites
  • On–site restaurant
  • In the heart of Museum Row
  • Fitness room
  • Spa facilities

from £239 per night

Louisville, The South
  • 293 rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar
  • 4 Diamond rating
  • Central location

from £147 per night

Burlington, The South
  • 5 rooms & suites
  • Choice of gourmet or continental breakfast
  • 9 miles to Cincinnati