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  • Eco travel – great green holidays

    Eco travel – great green holidays

    March 18th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    If you sometimes find yourself feeling a little environmentally guilty on your travels, and would like to do something a little more than reusing your plush towels two days in a row, consider one of these green holidays around the globe. Pin Spend a week at Ecocabin, Shropshire Nowhere is 100 percent green, but Ecocabin... Read more »

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  • Five great nostalgia trips around Britain

    Five great nostalgia trips around Britain

    March 3rd, 2013Site Editor
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    Britain has a lot of history, and heritage coming out of its ears, but it’s not all stately homes, worthy-but-dull museums and nerd-heavy battle re-enactments. The booming nostalgia industry throws up some fantastic participatory experiences. Here’s five of our faves. Beamish, County Durham Britain’s best open-air museum puts you right in the middle of daily... Read more »

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  • Wild and remote Britain

    Wild and remote Britain

    February 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Britain’s more remote fringes are perfect for getting back to nature. Here’s seven our our favourite wild and remote spots drawn from travel bible Make The Most Of Your Time In Britain. Visit Bardsey, island of 20,000 saints You might get more than you bargain for if you’re out for a breath of fresh air... Read more »

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  • Top British holidays for children – part two

    Top British holidays for children – part two

    February 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    Kids – you’ve got to love them, but you’ve also got to keep them entertained. In the second part of our special guide to British breaks for children, we look at puppet theatres, model villages, and trusty Thomas the Tank Engine. Share your own ideas for kid-friendly holidays below. Revisit the Viking era in York... Read more »

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  • Ten top British breaks for sports fans

    Ten top British breaks for sports fans

    February 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    From cricket at Lords to darts in Lakeside and boxing in London, here’s ten of our favourite British sporting breaks. Share your own below. Visiting the home of cricket at Lord’s Pin Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard once said that he considered Lord’s “the cathedral of cricket”. Nestled into your seat at a Test... Read more »

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  • Eight top British houses and homes

    Eight top British houses and homes

    October 16th, 2012Site Editor
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    Britain is so packed full of historic homes and houses it can be difficult to know where to start. Here’s a few of our favourite homes open to the public across the country. Pin Dennis Severs’ House, London When sitting idly at home, do you ever try to picture who has lived there before you?... Read more »

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  • Top ten great British wildlife experiences

    Top ten great British wildlife experiences

    September 21st, 2012Richard Hammond
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    Get up close to nature with our pick of the ten best wildlife sites across the UK, and let us know your own top British wildlife experiences below. Starling work on the Somerset Levels An eerie sight greets visitors to the Somerset Levels in late autumn and winter. At dusk between November and January a... Read more »

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  • Five top cycling holidays in Britain

    Five top cycling holidays in Britain

    July 16th, 2012Site Editor
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    Rolling along the Ridgeway The Ridgeway really is as old as the hills – well, almost. For over 5000 years, travellers, farmers, soldiers and, more recently, cyclists have followed this 87-mile-long trackway (pictured above) between Avebury in Wiltshire and Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire – part of an ancient trading route that once stretched from the... Read more »

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  • Essential outdoor pursuits across the UK

    Essential outdoor pursuits across the UK

    July 16th, 2012Site Editor
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    If you like your holidays with a dash of exercise, or perhaps even liberal lashings of adrenalin and white knuckle thrills, one of these excursions may appeal. From deep sea diving to Scottish skiing – via a quick go at zorbing in Dorchester – here’s a few essential outdoor pursuits on offer across Britain. Tackling... Read more »

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  • Britain’s top ten beaches

    Britain’s top ten beaches

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    There’s a lot of coastline wrapped around this isle – over ten thousand miles of it, in fact. Factor in Britain’s astonishing variety of landscapes and you have a country whose beaches range from epic strands to tiny notches chipped from cliffs, wilderness islands to prim Edwardian resorts. Here’s ten of the best beaches in... Read more »

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  • Ten stunning film locations across Britain

    Ten stunning film locations across Britain

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    Britain crams an impressive array of landscapes, historical sites and urban environments into a relatively small area, making it a popular location for a wide range of films. Here’s a selection of well-known film locations that also make for a great day out, whether you want a relaxing walk or a session in the surf.... Read more »

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  • Eat your way round Britain – 5 protected British foods

    Eat your way round Britain – 5 protected British foods

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    They may not be as internationally renowned as Parma ham, Greek feta, or champagne, but Britain boasts an increasing range of tasty regional produce  whose “unique heritage, character and reputation” is protected by the EU. Here are five of the best. Herefordshire cider Cider’s come a long way since the days of The Wurzels, and... Read more »

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