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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…

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
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A weekend in York

I suppose you could say York was my first ‘solo’ trip – it was the first I went away without my parents on a school trip aged 10. Since then I’ve been back a couple of times and have…

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…