Any Dane will tell you that Jutland is unlike any other region of Denmark, and the particular, pretty remote, forest region that I headed for has its own microcosmic unique features too. On the shores of Hald Lake, I was there as the Historic Hotels of Europe
's Historic Traveller to write about the cosy, torchlit oasis amongst the dense trees that is Niels Bugge's Inn and Hotel
. After driving through farmland and forest, it's magical to round the bend and sight the lights of Niels Bugge's Inn
shining out. Though the region may be quiet, the wonderful food and fabulous hospitality always ensures a brisk trade and jocular crowd at the inn and back at the hotel too.