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The Old Rectory, Hastings
Reviewed

The Old Rectory in Hastings, reviewed

For a proper traditional British seaside break, you really have to stay in a bed and breakfast. B&Bs are a British seaside institution, but after a few years of apartment rentals and hotel stays it’s been a while since…

A Sussex seaside break in Hastings
Travel tales

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

According to Samuel Johnson: “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…

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
Travel tales

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
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
Travel tales

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
Travel tales

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
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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…