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On the trail of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland
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On the trail of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland

From New Years’ Eve renditions of Auld Lang Syne to ‘my love is like a red, red rose’ and ‘the best laid schemes o’ mice and men’, even if you don’t think you know the works of Scottish poet…

A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary

As the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a compact city that’s punches above its weight with places to stay, eat and shop. It’s a jumping off point for exploring the Highlands or driving the North Coast 500,…

10 of the best London food tours and tastings
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10 of the best London food tours and tastings

Food tours and tastings are one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling – from Thai street food tours to Swiss chocolate tastings they’re a great insight into a new destination. But some of the most interesting…

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10 Great British weekend break ideas

Although I love travelling the world, there’s no place like home, and I’ve been trying to get out and explore as much of my own country as I do others. For a small place, Britain really packs a lot…

Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, England
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A weekend in Alnwick, Northumberland

Rolling hills, sandy beaches, tiny islands, medieval castles and fantastic seafood – just a few of the reasons why Northumberland is one of my favourite places in the UK. This part of the country just south of the Scottish…

A foodie road trip through South West Wales
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A foodie road trip through South West Wales

South West Wales was where I spent my first-ever holidays, all beach days and rockpooling. But I can’t say I really appreciated the area’s foodie side, unless you’re talking about choosing my favourite ice cream flavour. But this part…

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland review
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Sunshine and showers at the ibis Styles, Manchester

My city break trips are usually a whirlwind of sightseeing, eating and drinking, where a hotel’s more a place to sleep than somewhere to spend much time in. A good city break hotel needs to be central, comfortable, clean…

A weekend in Cambridge, England
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A weekend in Cambridge: A 48-hour itinerary

After living in Oxford for a few years, I thought I knew where my loyalties lay – you’d never find me cheering Cambridge in the boat race. But my first trip to Cambridge started to sway me. Like Oxford…