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#1/53
Rating:
5
(9 comments)
I've lost my heart to Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales! This small town with a village atmosphere celebrates Christmas unashamedly, appealing to the child in me as I join in the torch-lit procession... read more »
#2/53
Rating:
4.8
(6 comments)
A mighty castle,a huge cobbled market place,an original Georgian theatre where you can appear onstage,walks beside the tumbling brown River Swale- fine ingredients for a special break,don't you think?... read more »
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Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Cornwall, Padstow, Rock, Penzance
Trip type: Activity
Cornwall is ideal for those seeking bracing fresh air and lashing of outdoor activities, from traditional sailing and surfing to more novel pursuits such as traction kiting... read more »
#4/53
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Padstow, Fowey, St Ives
Move over stodgy pasties and greasy fish and chips! From Fifteen Cornwall to Rick Stein, Cornwall is now a foodie paradise... read more »
#5/53
Rating:
4.57143
(14 comments)
Destination: London
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
London doesn’t have to be expensive - you just need to know where to look to find entertainment, shopping bargains and even spa treatments that are easy on your pocket... read more »
#6/53
Rating:
4.666665
(5 comments)
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, stroll alongside the River Mersey, or shop in some of Manchester’s most stylish independent shops, head south to Chorlton and Didsbury... read more »
#7/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Cotswolds
As a Londoner, the Cotswolds is the quickest exit from the city into the countryside for me and I tend to escape the capital twice a month to dip my toes into English country life... read more »
#8/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly may be just off the Cornish coast, but they're like nowhere else in the UK, with beaches that could hold their own in the Med - ideal for a British seaside holiday with a twist... read more »
#9/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Cornwall
Trip type: Activity, Beach
Leave Newquay, Perranporth and St Ives to the crowds and head into the real Cornwall. Exploring the Lizard and Land’s End peninsulas is like turning the clock back to an earlier age of holidaymaking... read more »
#10/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Essex
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
South Essex has unexpected charms, from upscale shopping to good bird-watching - and not a white stiletto in sight!... read more »
#11/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Cornwall
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Eco
Cornwall is taking the lead when it comes to being green. Eco-friendly hotels and restaurants serve walkers, surfers, cyclists and those visitng the superb beaches and cultural offerings... read more »
#12/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
When you've been striding the Yorkshire hills and dales, nothing beats a stay at one of the county's welcoming inns, complete with star-quality food... read more »
#13/53
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
One of the UK's best-kept secrets, Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland has glorious countryside, fantastic fishing and birdwatching, plus fine food and wine - and no crowds... read more »
#14/53
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Bath
Bath, a magnet for chic society in the 18th century, still attracts romantics from near and far. Why not whisk your beloved off to this charming city for a weekend or dreamy day out?... read more »
#15/53
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Where do you go for a traditional British family seaside holiday, with plenty to do when it rains – and without breaking the bank? How about the Yorkshire coast? ... read more »
#16/53
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Northumberland
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
OK, so following the full 73 miles of Hadrian's Wall might be pushing it, but if you just fancy a taster, this brief itinerary for a Northumberland day out should do the trick... read more »
#17/53
Rating:
4.333335
(4 comments)
Berwick-upon-Tweed faces the wild North Sea in the beautifully rugged county of Northumberland. Discover some of Berwick's attractions, including its historic fortifications and L S Lowry connection.... read more »
#18/53
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
I had a crazy notion that to be truly on holiday you had to either be speaking a different language or spending a different currency. A week camping in Cornwall proved that’s utter nonsense ... read more »
#19/53
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Great Yarmouth
Trip type: Beach, Family, Short Break
Great Yarmouth, with its rich historic past and wide sandy beaches, was a popular seaside resort for generations. It is just as exciting today and is great for children and adults all year round... read more »
#20/53
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean is one of the UK's lesser-known but most beautiful forests. With oak woodland full of walking routes, cycle tracks and waterways, it makes for a great activity break... read more »
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