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Eden Project, Cornwall
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The Eden Project: Cornwall’s Garden of Eden

Holidaying in Britain in the spring is always going to mean taking your chances with the weather, but there’s one place in Cornwall where you’re guaranteed it’ll never be cold or raining – the Eden Project. This 35-acre patch…

The Sea Loft in Charlestown Cornwall reviewed

The Sea Loft in Cornwall, reviewed

From Bude in the north to Porthcurno in the south, Cornwall has some of the UK’s most stunning coastal scenery. But you can’t really call it a hidden gem – the motorway queues in the school summer holidays are…

Tintagel Castle in Cornwall
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Tintagel Castle: King Arthur’s Cornwall

Along the wild northern coast of Cornwall, Tintagel Castle is where history meets legend – combining the ruins of a Dark Age castle with the mythical stories of King Arthur. All of which comes with a dramatic setting on…

The castle-lovers guide to Northumberland
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The castle-lovers guide to Northumberland

As the frontier between England and centuries of Scottish and Viking invaders, Northumberland has seen some fierce battles over the years. So it’s no wonder that you can’t move far in the county without coming across a castle. Northumberland…

A weekend in Canterbury, Kent – On the Luce travel blog

A weekend in Canterbury

As a long-time resident of south-west England, the south-east of the country is still a bit of a mystery to me. Even when I lived nearby in London I’d usually head west for my weekends. So I thought it…

Alternative destinations in England

Exploring England: Six alternative destinations

There’s a whole list of must-see English destinations that pull in visitors from around the world – London, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester, Liverpool, York. But there’s a lot more to the country than the famous spots, and if you loved…

The Berkeley Suites apartment hotel, Bristol

The Berkeley Suites in Bristol, reviewed

I’m always raving about how much I love apartment rentals when I travel, but I will admit that although you gain in freedom you can lose a bit in luxury. There’s nothing particularly glamorous about making your own bed…

Cheltenham Spa

A weekend in Cheltenham

Best known for its festivals, spa and horse racing, my home town of Cheltenham isn’t the most obvious UK city break destination. It can get overshadowed by its more famous touristy neighbours – Oxford on one side, Bath on…

Magdalen Chpater Hotel in Exeter

The Hotel du Vin in Exeter, Reviewed

Back in 1996, the Devon city of Exeter became my new home when I went to study geography at Exeter University. It was just far enough away from home, and just big enough to have lots to do without…