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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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  • Top five independent British cinemas

    Top five independent British cinemas

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    If you’re feeling a little tired of the oversized popcorn, super-saccharine soda, impersonal nature and all-round lack of charm at your local multiplex, perhaps one of these singular establishments might tickle your fancy. Support independent cinema at some of Britain’s finest… The Electric Cinema, Birmingham The unprepossessing exterior, sandwiched between a couple of Chinese restaurants, belies... Read more »

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  • Five top blow-the-budget hotels in Britain

    Five top blow-the-budget hotels in Britain

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    Feeling flush? Or perhaps just in need of a treat? Why not try one of these luxurious and extravagant establishments… Babington House, Somerset Babington House, near Frome, pioneered the modern brand of country-house chic back in 1998, when its seductive mix of heritage, pampering and cool design, set against a backdrop of rolling Somerset hills,... Read more »

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  • Britain’s top music festivals

    Britain’s top music festivals

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    From Marc Bolan and free milk to stadium rave and boutique festivals, this damp isle has long been a fine place for a party. It may have nothing quite as hot as Valencia’s Benicassim or as far-out as Nevada’s Burning Man, but this wild bunch – from Butlins-brewed indie to Wiltshire-based world music, with stopoffs... Read more »

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  • Top 10 unusual places to stay in Britain

    Top 10 unusual places to stay in Britain

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    From ornate Victorian water towers to quirky old railway stations, Britain is bursting with unusual places to stay. Try one from this list below, and you’ll refuse to stay in a Travelodge ever again. These are some of the most interesting places to stay in England, Scotland and Wales. La Rosa, Whitby, Yorkshire Way before the... Read more »

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  • Britain’s top five steam railways

    Britain’s top five steam railways

    June 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    Is it the fact that the British invented them? Or that children know Thomas and Percy better than their own parents? Or that peaked caps, billowing steam and The Railway Children bring a strange quiver to grown men’s hearts? Whatever the reason, there’s something about the British and their steam railway heritage that only a... 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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