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Log house luxury in the Cotswolds
Travel tales

Log house luxury in the Cotswolds

Driving past lake after lake as we crossed Ontario on my Canadian road trip last year, I’d spot the occasional  log cabin, tucked between the trees and reflected in the water. Usually with a boat moored up and sometimes…

Chy Braya in Falmouth, Cornwall, reviewed
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Chy Braya in Falmouth, Cornwall, reviewed

You might think of Cornwall as a summer holiday destination, somewhere you go for surfing, sandcastle-building and pasties on the beach. But it makes for a great winter break too – think blustery coastal walks, deserted beaches, cosy pubs…

A weekend in Chester
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A weekend in Chester

It was my first trip to Chester but I felt a distinct case of déjà vu. It was like someone had taken the best bits from cities around the UK and spliced them together. The Roman walls could’ve been…

A festive foodie break at The Angel, Abergavenny
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A festive foodie break at The Angel, Abergavenny

In South Wales, close to the English border, there’s a small town that’s become a big hit with food lovers. Abergavenny hosts Wales’ biggest food festival in September, with hundreds of stalls and over 30,000 visitors. Food is to…

Wern Manor, North Wales
Reviewed

The Larder at Wern Manor in North Wales, Reviewed

I have to admit a weakness for those property renovation TV show like Homes Under the Hammer, where people buy up old houses and renovate them. They always make me want to have a go myself. But Wern Manor…

The underground secrets of Dover Castle
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Dover Castle’s underground secrets

On the surface it’s England’s largest castle. Dover Castle has been defending the Kent coastline from centuries of invaders since 1066. But below ground it has another hidden side. Deep inside the chalk rocks that make up the White…

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A journey through time on the Isle of Lewis

History is all around you on the Isle of Lewis, and no where more so than on the island’s west coast. The road along the coastline takes you though some stunning coastal scenery. But it’s also a journey through…

Borve Beach in the Outer Hebrides
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9 reasons to love the Isles of Lewis and Harris

Scotland’s islands have to be one of Britain’s best-kept secrets. I’d heard tales of the stunning beaches, breathtaking landscapes and unique culture you can find in the far north, all without even having to leave the country. I just…