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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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  • Top five British children’s museums

    Top five British children’s museums

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    Britain’s museums and galleries have upped their game, now entertaining and enthralling young visitors as well as educating them. Where “don’t touch” used to be a common command, these days children are positively encouraged to interact, often involving some mind-blowing hands-on displays. Here are some of our favourites. Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great... Read more »

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  • Five top Welsh castles

    Five top Welsh castles

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    Few sites evoke such a sense of awe and history as a crumbling castle. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time In Britain, we pick five favourites. Let us know your top castles below. Conwy Castle For sheer grey-stone solidity, nothing beats Conwy Castle with its eight massive round towers arranged... Read more »

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  • Britain’s top five surfing spots

    Britain’s top five surfing spots

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    There are times when Britain’s wet and windy climate comes in very handy – such as, for instance, when you’re a surfer. All that wind and wet blowing in off the surrounding seas produces surprisingly consistent and varied surf year-round, and thanks to the combination of Gulf Stream warmth and high-tech wet suits conditions are... Read more »

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