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A Dickens of a time in Grassington

Destination: Grassington

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

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The New Forest - a romantic rendezvous year-round

Destination: New Forest

Glamour and style at Chewton Glen, where that classic tale The Children of the New Forest was written

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The White Horse

Nightlife in Oxford: a pub crawl

Destination: Oxford

Adrian Mourby explains how to get the best of Oxford's historic pubs on foot and by bicycle

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Dinner at Barn Asia

Newcastle upon Tyne - a grown-up girls' weekend away

Destination: Newcastle upon Tyne

A girls' weekend of fine dining, vintage clothes shops and culture in Newcastle upon Tyne proves that there's more to The Toon than Viz magazine and half-dressed revellers partying in The Bigg Market

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Shakespeare's Birthplace

A Walking Tour of Stratford upon Avon

Destination: Stratford-upon-Avon

What’s not to like about Stratford upon Avon, to me it’s a small town with a big personality. I lived there for a number of years and it’s a town very dear to my heart.

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The Shambles

A Walk through York, through the Snickleways & into the pubs

Destination: York

What better way to spend a weekend than walking round the historic city of York, soaking up the atmosphere, getting lost in the maze of Snickleways and resting up in the great pubs.

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Brunel's drag boat

Sun, sand and birds: April in St Abbs

Destination: Eyemouth

The eastern Borders coast of Scotland has secret beaches and spectacular cliffs. And out of season you may be the only visitors sharing them with the seals and puffins

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Soak up the stunning scenery from your carriage window

All aboard! Great railway journeys in Europe

Destination: England

From brave little trains tunnelling through the mountains of Norway to luxurious vintage carriages trundling east to Istanbul, Europe is criss-crossed with romantic railway rides

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Upper Slaughter

Picture-perfect Cotswolds - out and about with the kids

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Destination: The Slaughters

Cotswolds - a picture perfect and delicious tour through the northern Cotswolds: perfect views from Cleeve Cloud, delicious cream tea at Winchcombe, fun for kids, stunning villages and lovely wal

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Nuts about Knutsford

Destination: Knutsford

Knutsford in Cheshire is the inspiration for Cranford, the novel that became a hit BBC period drama. Visitors can discover the tale behind the book and also uncover other hidden gems in the area

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