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The Black Bull at Sedbergh in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

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Michael Edwards visits a traditional coaching inn which has become a gourmet getaway with surprisingly oriental influences.

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Practical bargain break: Citadines Barbican

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Michael Edwards takes a short break at Citadines Barbican and discovers that London’s Culture Mile is blissfully quiet...

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Luxury at Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Michael Edwards is privileged to stay at one of England’s finest country houses in Shakespeare country....

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Rothay Manor – The Lake District

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Ambleside boutique hotel’s fine dining chef Dan McGeorge is making headlines: Michael Edwards investigates and tastes.

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The Roseate Reading

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After months of lost living, Michael Edwards catches up at Reading’s five-star oasis of civilisation...

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Blackheath and Greenwich

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Blackheath and Greenwich - Michael Edwards visits London’s historic but oft-overlooked green acres on the south bank of the Thames...

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Hampton Manor – the foodie estate

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Michael Edwards visits the Warwickshire estate where they are reviving the art of the country house party.

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Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa – a Cheshire escape

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From Posh ‘n’ Becks to Margaret Thatcher, many people have enjoyed a tranquil break at Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa. Michael Edwards...

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Roseate House – returning to London

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We have missed vibrant London’s life. Michael Edwards recalls a stay at the Grade II listed Roseate House London, last summer. ...

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Kendal, Cumbria – best of all worlds

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Staycation looks like our best holiday option in 2021. Michael Edward looks at escapes to self-catering apartments in Kendal, Cumbria.

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Self-catering at the Cary Arms, Babbacombe, Devon

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Short break venues such as the self-catering cottages at Babbacombe Bay are gearing up for guests, Michael Edwards reviews....

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Staffordshire: A country escape

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Country walks, superb food and a classic village pub, Michael Edwards enjoys a stay at The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone....

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Highbullen Hotel, North Devon

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Rain or shine Highbullen Hotel is an all year-round resort. Michael Edwards indulges in the facilities.

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Llama love in Surrey

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Staying in a Shepherds Hut, Michael Edwards goes glamping in Hambledon and treks with llamas through the Surrey Hills...

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Devon: Between two moors

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Paschoe House is a favourite destination for lovers of food and peaceful country living. Michael Edwards tells the story of a remarkable...

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A weekend in historic Runnymede

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Nestled on the banks of the Thames, we run the rule over the spa and leisure facilities at the Runnymede Hotel and Spa to the west of London.

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Hartwell House Hotel and Spa

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From the Domesday Book to hosting a G7 Finance Ministers Meeting, the elegant Hartwell House has been at the heart of history. Michael...

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South coast getaround

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A weekend driving the South Downs and Sussex coast makes for a perfect autumn short break. ...

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Country living in Harrogate

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Country Living St George brings the pages of the much-loved magazine to life in a stylish hotel. Michael Edwards visits Harrogate to investigate.

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St Andrews, Scotland

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There is much more to St Andrews than golf as Michael Edwards discovers on a stay at the Fairmont St Andrews....

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An English Country retreat

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Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa, a beautifully restored 19th century family home, is a classic English retreat. Michael Edwards visits....

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Osborne House, Isle of Wight

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Queen Victoria seemed to control her vast empire from the Isle of Wight but she was more vulnerable than her image suggests writes Michael Edwards

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Secret escapes – Old Amersham

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Free fly-fishing lessons, a mobile library called Anthony and art from the South of France. Michael Edwards travels to the quaint...

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A short hop to the Isle of Wight

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It's just a short crossing to the Isle of Wight. Michael Edwards takes a Wightlink Ferry across the Solent to stay at The Royal Hotel,...

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Sherborne, Dorset

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Staying at the Eastbury Hotel, Michael Edwards explores Sherborne’s many charms.

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From nunnery to luxury hotel

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Once Stanbrook Abbey was a grand 19th Century nunnery. Michael Edwards visits Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, now a luxurious rural escape in...

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Railway revival

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Enthusiasts are breathing new life into branch lines culled by Dr Beeching in the 60s. Michael Edwards visits Churnet Valley Railway and...

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The perfect gin and tonic

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Design a gin to your taste. Michael Edwards spends a day at Nelson’s Distillery and School, Uttoxeter.

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Bryher: The Isles of Scilly

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The tiny island of Bryher lies just 30 miles south-west of Lands End. Staying at the luxurious Hell Bay Hotel, Michael Edwards meets some...

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Talland Bay, Cornwall

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Talland Bay Hotel, luxurious and quirky, sits between Looe and Polperro. Michael Edwards explores the spectacular sea-swept South Cornwall...

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A New Forest break at Balmer Lawn Hotel

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David Powell rediscovers peace, tranquility and relaxation during a short break to the New Forest and Balmer Lawn Hotel.

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London’s Spy Hotel

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St Ermin's Hotel, Westminster, was at the heart of spying intrigue for much of the last century. Michael Edwards investigates....

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Flavours of the USA

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What was JFK drinking during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Michael Edwards dines his way to the answer at POTUS Restaurant, at the Crowne Plaza...

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Nestled in the New Forest

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Michael Edwards visits Rhinefield House Hotel. Not only is it a gourmet’s delight, this palatial property is also perfectly located for exploring Hampshire and Dorset.

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Jane Austen’s House Museum

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A humble cottage in Chawton, Hampshire draws Janeites from all over the globe. Michael Edwards visits and investigates Jane Austen's...

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Historic Hampshire

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Michael Edwards discovers a peaceful country retreat at Audleys Wood Hotel near Basingstoke....

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London’s Seven Dials

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Just a few steps away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square lies a secret village. Michael Edwards reports

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The Lion at Wendlebury

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Eloise Craven Todd enjoys a cosy weekend at the beautifully boutique Lion at Wendlebury and even finds time for retail therapy at Bicester....

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New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

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Surrounded by a peaceful lily-covered moat, New Hall Hotel, surprisingly close to Birmingham, is one of Britain's most romantic hotels....

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Belgravia: London’s finest village

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Staying at the luxurious Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Michael Edwards surprisingly finds a traditional village at the heart of London.

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Celebrate summer with the National Trust’s best outdoor cinema, theatre and music events

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Enjoy the very best of summer with this guide to outdoor cinema, theatre and music events at National venues around the UK....

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Crathorne Hall: The “real” Downton Abbey?

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Overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors, the stately Crathorne Hall Hotel is set in Downton Abbey territory. Michael Edwards reports....

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Beautiful days out – summer gardens

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Here are our top picks for summer days out at some of the UK’s most beautiful gardens and country houses.

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Hotel Felix, Cambridge

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Sitting conveniently on the outskirts of historic Cambridge, Hotel Felix is a gem of a getaway delivering fine dining in tres chic...

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Early summer National Trust garden days out

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With spring bank and summer just around the corner we've picked out our favourite National Trust garden days out for you to enjoy....

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Jersey: more than just a short break

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Michael Edwards hops across the channel and finds Jersey offers much more than a short stay break.

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The Garden of England

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Elegant Chilston Park Hotel, set in 22 acres of tranquil parkland and packed with antiques, would make for a perfect Antiques Roadshow...

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Go wild this February half-term with the National Trust

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Celebrate the great outdoors this February with a round-up of the National Trust's wildest activities. ...

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A New year, a new you

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As we wave goodbye to turkey-guzzling and bubbly poppin’, it’s a time to recharge and de-sin before new adventures begin.

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A West Country weekend

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De Vere Tortworth Court offers luxury in a quiet corner of South Gloucestershire. Michael Edwards samples the aristocratic life....

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Top five places to visit in the UK this winter

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A winter retreat may be closer to home than you think, with these top 5 places to visit in the UK this season. ...

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Wine, dine and relax in the Shropshire countryside

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Much more than a bed and breakfast, a weekend at the Fishmore Hall Hotel and Spa is one of relaxation and fine food.

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Luxury winter hideaways

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Find your perfect home away from home this winter and simply relax with our round-up of luxury winter retreats. ...

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A guide to the great outdoors this autumn half term

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With events held across the whole of the country, there is an outdoor activity for everyone this half term. ...

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Ten best places to enjoy the autumn vistas

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Be sure to catch the best of the changing seasons and colourful British scenery with these must-see autumn destinations.

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A peek inside Britain’s most secretive house

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A house where history meets modern luxury, a night away in the De Vere Latimer Estate is the perfect weekend escape. ...

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The British bicycle bucket list

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Whether you're a keen cyclist or looking for a new hobby, the scenic British countryside is the perfect excuse to grab your helmets this...

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Discover the best autumn exhibitions

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Ensure you make the most of autumn this year with the country’s best exhibitions of history, people and special collections.

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Attractions of Snowdonia

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An area of outstanding natural beauty, David Powell visits spectacular Snowdonia....

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Find the perfect picnic spot this summer

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There's no better way to celebrate summer than packing a picnic and catching up with friends and family. ...

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The Best of Boat Worlds – Norfolk Broads

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Travel writer David Powell sails down the Norfolk Broads exploring the surrounding landscape and local attractions.

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A magical and romantic getaway at Castle Leslie

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Mars Webb visits the charming Castle Leslie in the south of Ireland for a luxurious weekend of relaxation and fine dining....

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A weekend of luxury, leisure and history

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in thousands of years of history with a weekend away at Littlecote Manor. ...

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Soak up the early summer sun in a National Trust garden

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Many National Trust gardens are at their peak during the summer months, with striking colours, heady scents and relaxing spaces to take in the view.

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The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

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A true country escape, The Carnarvon Arms Hotel combines its traditional roots with modern luxury to create a comforting venue for guests...

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A Faversham treasure

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Travel editor David Powell visits the boutique Faversham Creek Hotel and dines at the Red Sails Restaurant....

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Discover the country’s best gardens this spring

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Experience nature springing back to life in National Trust’s beautiful gardens.

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Feversham Arms Hotel

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Combining sophistication with tradition, the Feversham Arms Hotel in the York Moors is an idyllic spot for a spring getaway. ...

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English tourism at its best

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Celebrate the best of England's countryside, vibrant visitor experiences and world-renowned attractions during English Tourism Week....

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Ragdale Hall

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A place where health, relaxation and luxury come together harmoniously, Ragdale Hall is a spa like no other.

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The Red Lion Pub and Kitchen

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Enjoy a stay at a traditional English pub where head chef Phil Wild has incorporated a variety of flavours to create a truly wholesome...

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Wander among the daffodils this March

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Head out on a spring walk with family and friends to bask in the daffodils' sunny glow, with swathes of bulbs planted both in formal...

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Brighten up the half term holidays

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Keep the whole family occupied this half term with Visit England’s round-up of the best events across the country.

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The best of Britain

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Stay closer to home this spring and enjoy the best of Britain with these beautiful B&Bs across the country. ...

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New Year, New You

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VisitEngland rounds up the top places in England to visit this New Year, to detox and find your Zen....

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Find your own winter wonderland

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There’s nothing better on a crisp winter’s morning than venturing outdoors to explore frosty landscapes and spot winter wildlife.

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Boating on the Norfolk Broads

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The Norfolk Broads offer fantastic family staycation cruises for summer 2017. 50connect travel editor David Powell explores with the...

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Belle Grove

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Paul Hensby spends two-nights at Belle Grove, a truly original self-catering cottage complex close to the Suffolk Coast. ...

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Festive days out for the whole family

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From magical winter wonderlands and candlelit evenings to visits from Father Christmas, VisitEngland rounds up 12 of the top places to get into the Christmas spirit.

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5-star luxury on the west coast of Ireland

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Mars Webb visits Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa and enjoys five-star luxury, relaxation and the tranquility of Donegal. ...

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A weekend at Thoresby Hall

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Get away this autumn for an activity filled and pampering break at Thoresby Hall, a stunning Warner Leisure resort. ...

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Autumn cottage escapes

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Take a budget break this autumn and escape to a cosy cottage in the country.

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Swansea Bay

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Escape to Swansea's 5-mile sandy shoreline. Offering cultural activities, beautiful coastal walks and great food - this city has it all! ...

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Walk through a landscape of colour this autumn

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National Trust share their most colourful walks to inspire you this autumn to get back outdoors with a selection of beautiful hikes around...

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The George Townhouse

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In need of a countryside retreat? The George Townhouse, in the picturesque Cotswolds, provides the comforting mix of nature and luxury.

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Thomas Land

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Travel editor, David Powell, takes the family to Staffordshire to visit Thomas Land and the little blue engine...

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Rural Dorset: England’s forgotten gem

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Michael Edwards savours a gourmet break at La Fosse, Cranborne...

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Best UK camping holiday destinations for 2016

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With summer on the way, Peter Cue offers his pick of the best campsites in the UK.

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New Forest – a break for all seasons

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Travel editor, David Powell, visits the New Forest on a short break and reports for 50connect....

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It’s a capital break!

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Travel Editor, David Powell reviews The Capital Hotel, London ......

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Enchanted forest holiday

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Michael Hawes escapes work, commuting and stress with a luxury cabin break at Thorpe Forest.

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Discover big seas and open skies this May half-term

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National Trust provides a cornucopia of day treats for beach-loving grandchildren to enjoy over half-term. ...

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Hammet House

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Travel editor, David Powell, visits Hammet House an ideal country house getaway in Pembrokeshire and reports for 50connect readers...

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Portmeirion and Snowdonia

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Spectacular scenery from the mountains to the coast and an abundance of things to see and do. Travel Editor David Powell takes a short break in Snowdonia

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A year in the life of Downton Abbey at Blenheim Palace

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Enjoy a fascinating talk with Jessica Fellowes and a delicious lunch in Blenheim Palace's Orangery....

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Brand new route for cyclists In Northumberland

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2015 is an exciting time to experience Northumberland on two wheels with the opening of the 120-mile Sandstone Way....

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The seven wonders are closer than you think!

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Retired or semi-retired couples can enjoy interesting day trips through the week instead of being chained to the desk, as Diane Priestley discovered!

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Stanwell House Hotel in Lymington – A perfect escape!

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Travel editor David Powell continues his series of inspirational breaks in the UK with a visit to Lymington situated right by the Solent...

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A Country House Hotel in Hereford, it’s perfect for a short country break

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Travel editor David Powell takes a short country break near Hereford and reports for 50connect ...

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Great British winter days out

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If you’re not content with hibernating through the chilly winter months, take a look at our ideas for Great British winter days out brought to you by our partners at Silver Travel Advisor.

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