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Swindon Outlet Shopping Centre

England - Swindon: a surprisingly interesting place

Destination: Swindon

Swindon, in Wiltshire, is famous for railways and Honda cars but must have more going for it - it has just been officially twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida

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The Mourne Wall snakes along the mountain

Take a walk on the wild side: The Mountains of Mourne

Destination: Newcastle

Combine healthy, physical, outdoor exercise with great entertainment, fine lodgings and homely food for that well-rounded weekend break or short holiday in Ireland

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Saltburn's iconic water-balanced cliff lift

A heroine's view of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire

Destination: Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Like Tess in Freya North's novel "Secrets" I love Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Victorian architecture, cliff top walks, Italian gardens that meander down to the beach, a pier, cliff lift- what more do I need?

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The Eagle Bend above the Geiranger fjord ©C.H. - Innovation Norway

Norway on a budget

Destination: Oslo

It’s a country known for fjords, midnight sun and blue-eyed blondes – and for extortionate prices, but don’t let that put you off. There are ways to see Norway on a budget

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A look out south towards Crackington Haven from the beach at Widemouth Bay

Take a stroll into the West Country: Bude, Cornwall

Destination: Bude

Cornwall is one of the more popular holiday destinations in the UK, available to all and at any type of budget! After visiting Bude for years, here is my opinion on why it is the best place in the UK

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Castellammare del Golfo

A Holiday in North West Sicily - without 'The Family'

Destination: Palermo

Think of Sicily, think of the Maf.... No. let's not mention it. Instead, think of sun, sand, hospitable people and glorious, glorious cuisine

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Charity organ, cuppa n mince pies round the corner

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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Bandos Island

The Maldives: A Paradise For Babies And Toddlers

Destination: North Male Atoll

After taking my 15 month old to child-friendly Bandos Island, I find out the Maldives is not just a paradise for honeymooners, it's a paradise for young children too

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Scarborough: a destination for the young and young at heart

Destination: Scarborough

You are never too young or too old to enjoy the great variety of attractions that Scarborough, England’s most picturesque holiday resort, has to offer

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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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