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Fancy a dip in the Mermaid Pool?

A short trip to Cornwall's stunning Lizard Peninsula

Destination: Lizard

If you only have a few days to spend on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, follow my advice on where to stay, where to find the best Cornish pasty and which stunning sights you must see

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Rose Cottage, Bisley

A journey around the south of England

Destination: Cotswolds

When summer arrived we always headed for Europe. This time we forsook France and headed for a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, by way of Dover and Kent

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Memorial to the Queen Mother

Churches, pubs and farms: a stroll in Hertfordshire

Destination: Hertfordshire

Read my guide to discover an interesting but easy walk for all of the family through the beautiful countryside in Hertfordshire

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Roseberry Topping

A green visit to North Yorkshire's prettiest villages

Stepping stones, cascading water, ducks under the bridge-English village life at its very best. Add in a great pub or two and you have the perfect getaway; and you can help save the environment too!

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Reward for your efforts - breathtaking views

Camino Primitivo: a different way to Santiago de Compostela

Destination: Asturias

For pilgrims in Spain, all roads lead to Santiago de Compostela. Ignore the crowded Camino Frances, take the "Primitivo" and tramp Spain's green provinces of Asturias and Galicia. Tough, but rewarding

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The sun setting on Clew Bay

Experiencing is believing: County Mayo, Ireland

Destination: County Mayo

County Mayo offers amazing vistas, incredible banter, unforgettable tales and humour, tastes that intoxicate and overwhelm, locals that enchant and mesmerise; all this, and we haven’t left the pub yet

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Relax in the Chateau's beautiful, chic rooms

Languid Languedoc, mellow Minervois: life beyond the Canal

Destination: Minervois

The Canal du Midi meanders gently through Languedoc, picking up and dropping off boat passengers en route. For landlubbers, equally gentle options lie beyond: the wines and slow inclines of Minervois

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Le Yacham's Bar

Exploring southern Brittany

by malabar

Destination: La Roche-Bernard

Castles and art, boats and golf, southern Brittany has it all!

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Clearly signposted: no compass required

Pilgrim's progress: the road to Santiago de Compostela

Destination: Santiago de Compostela

You don't have to have religion to 'walk the walk' to Santiago de Compostela. Food, wine, history or interesting company might be your motivation. Or there could be something else....

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Inside Caernarfon Castle

Great little Welsh trains

by cbaird

Destination: Caernarfon

Explore North Wales on beautifully restored narrow-gauge steam trains. This guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on the Welsh Highland Railway

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