England

The Best Walks in Northern England

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The North of England has some of the most serene and scenic landscapes in the country and boasts some of the most famous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of the rural North was bypassed during the industrial revolution and mass urban migration lead to the countryside being left open for Mother Nature to […]

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Soak Away Your Cares in Bath’s Roman Spas

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It’s the only city in Britain with natural hot springs, and like any city with an important geological phenomenon it was shaped around this unique feature – which also apparently has healing properties. Legend has it that the city was founded on the hot springs in 836BC when Bladud, the 9th King of the Britons, […]

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A Guide to Five of London’s Most Iconic Buildings

The architecture of London forms a fascinating patchwork. Central London is not a planned city, like New York or Paris. In London, each successive generation builds something new that adds to the city’s patchwork. The following is a survey of five of London’s most iconic buildings. Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official London residence […]

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Five Best Places to Enjoy a Roast in London

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When you’re looking for a great place to enjoy a roast dinner in London, there are a number of inviting locations that can provide you a fantastic meal. Roast is one of the United Kingdom’s traditional Sunday meals, dating back to the medieval ages when loyal serfs would be rewarded with a side of oxen […]

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Top 10 Mountain Biking Locations in the UK

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Mountain biking is currently the most popular type of cycling in the UK, with MTB sales outnumbering all other bicycle types combined.  In recent years, a number of purpose built trail centres have been built featuring cycle routes crossing a variety of terrain, from downhill race tracks and cross-country courses to jump parks and free-ride […]

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Who Lives in a Street Like This? Britain’s Most Expensive Postcodes

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When it comes to the most expensive postcodes in Britain, statistics seem to overlook at least one.  Estimates by the internet property experts ‘Zoopla’ place the average property price in SW1A 1AA at around the £935 million mark.  Perhaps it’s because the postcode only contains one property and that dwelling isn’t owner occupied but is, […]

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Visiting The Jorvik Viking Centre in York

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York, Vikings, and Romans. They go together like roast beef and Yorkshires, cauliflower and cheese. The city of York is teeming with history, dating back to when first the Romans, then the Vikings, conquered and established life here. Over the years, many archaeological discoveries have been made, giving us a glimpse into the societies that […]

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Spa Holidays in Guildford

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If you are looking for a spa holiday in the UK, you might consider the pretty market town of Guildford, which we’ve blogged about here before. Guildford is less than an hour from London and offers authentic boutiques, a bustling market, historic walks and scenic views of the Surrey Hills, as well as unique art […]

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Cred and Breakfast – 5 Extraordinary UK Hotels

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From luxuriously furnished historic country house hotels to ultra-stylish inner-city hotels with all modern conveniences, the diversity of UK hotels means that there’s great accommodation to suit every taste and budget to be found throughout Britain.

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A Romantic Escape to the Heart of Yorkshire

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If you don’t have time to spend weeks away in an exotic location, why not have a long weekend away a bit closer to home to enjoy some quality time together and relax. For a luxury boutique experience and award-winning cuisine venture to the picturesque village of South Dalton, Yorkshire for a stay at the […]

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The Top 5 Places to go Scuba Diving in the UK

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If you are planning a scuba trip you will be pleased to know that the UK has many fantastic places for scuba divers; whether you like wrecks, open water, quarries, lakes, rivers or even reservoirs, there is an ideal scuba spot for you!  Scuba diving in the UK also gives you the opportunity to visit […]

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3 Surf Sweet Spots in the UK

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Like most surfers I’ve travelled the world over in search of the ultimate wave. There’s nothing better than packing up your board and a wetsuit and just hitting the road. It’s as much a quest for adventure as a quest for good surf.  In my younger years I spent months travelling around Australia in a […]

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Free Things to Do in London in Winter

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With the last of the winter months stretching painfully ahead there are plenty of glum faces around the city at the moment as budgets become stretched and imaginations run dry. However, living in this fabulous city has one huge advantage and that is all the activities that you can get involved in that don’t cost […]

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