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Log house luxury in the Cotswolds
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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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A Cornish winter break at Chy Braya in Falmouth

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: A 48-hour itinerary

It was my first trip to Chester, but as I walked around I started to feel a sense of déjà vu. It was like someone had taken the best bits from cities around the UK and spliced them together.…

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…

A weekend in Rye, East Sussex: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Rye, East Sussex: A 48-hour itinerary

A hilltop town with a picturesque jumble of cobbled streets and historic buildings, Rye in East Sussex is a British costume drama set come to life. It’s got the charm and beauty to match England’s most popular spots, but…

A Sussex seaside break in Hastings
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A Sussex seaside break in Hastings

A hundred years ago, a British holiday meant a week by the seaside. The country’s coastline was scattered with seaside resorts with their piers, donkey rides and dance halls. As time went on, cheap flights and package holidays meant…

Alternative things to do in London
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Alternative things to do in London

Samuel Johnson said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” And he’s got a point – it’d take you a long time to work…

One Aldwych hotel London
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A luxury London escape at One Aldwych hotel

When I visit London it’s usually a whirlwind of meetings and catch ups, and wherever I stay is just a bed to pass out into. But on my last trip I took the opportunity to stay over on a…

A weekend in York: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in York: A 48-hour itinerary

You could say that York was my first ever ‘solo’ trip – it was the first place I ever visited without my parents on a school trip when I was 10. Since then I’ve been back again and again,…