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Discover walking and the great outdoors with HF Holidays

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Discover walking and the great outdoors with HF Holidays. With more than 100 years’ experience providing walking and activity holidays we’re the perfect choice to help you explore the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

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Majestic Muscat

World Wide

The Intercontinental Hotel is in a prime location for relaxing between visiting Muscat's sophisticated attractions. Michael Edwards reports...

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Light up Lucerne

Europe

LILU was the first Light Festival Lucerne. Michael Edwards visits one of Switzerland's most stylish cities and predicts that LILU will grow...

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Winter sunshine

World Wide

Michael Edwards escapes the British winter at the luxurious Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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Single traveller myths busted!

Travel

Travelling by yourself? It can seem like a daunting prospect, but, you don't have to be lonely travelling solo, in fact it could be life...

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Is a coach tour of Italy right for me?

Europe

If you plan 2019 to include an authentic travel adventure, get off the beaten track and take a Cosmos coach tour through some of Italy's...

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Make 2019 the year you travel in true comfort and style

Travel

Join the 1.5 million satisfied customers who enjoy an escorted touring holiday to some of the best destinations in Europe, whilst travelling by luxury coach.

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The other Dubai

World Wide

There's another side to high-rise digital Dubai. Michael Edwards stays at Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, in the heritage area, and learns how...

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Jane Austen’s House Museum

Around The UK

A humble cottage in Chawton, Hampshire draws Janeites from all over the globe. Michael Edwards visits and investigates Jane Austen's...

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Historic Hampshire

Around The UK

Michael Edwards discovers a peaceful country retreat at Audleys Wood Hotel near Basingstoke.

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Haven a great time on NCL Epic

Cruising

David Powell finds an exclusive ship within a ship as he samples The Haven, NCL's most luxurious, peaceful and discerning cruise...

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Reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago

Europe, Sponsored

The Camino de Santiago (or the Way of Saint James) is one of the most popular of the ancient pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostella....

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The Meerkat OAP

World Wide

Few people would consider retiring to the remote inferno of the Kalahari, most prefer a cosy McCarthy & Stone apartment within walking distance of Waitrose. But 78 year-old Professor Anne Rasa is redefining the Real Marigold Hotel concept. Michael Edwards investigates

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Domaine de Perches

Europe

Many of us dream of that epic restoration project in rural France. Michael Edwards enjoys a sumptuous boutique hotel that escaped Grand...

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Discovering Mauritius

World Wide

Mark Twain wrote that Heaven was modelled on Mauritius. Michael Edwards discovers that Tui's all-inclusive Sensimar Lagoon Hotel has only...

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London’s Seven Dials

Around The UK

Just a few steps away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square lies a secret village. Michael Edwards reports

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The Spanish Costas – a hot spot this winter

Travel

Escape the UK's winter chill and enjoy 4 weeks winter sun from just £512 per person....

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The Lion at Wendlebury

Around The UK

Eloise Craven Todd enjoys a cosy weekend at the beautifully boutique Lion at Wendlebury and even finds time for retail therapy at Bicester....

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5 Reasons to try a solo tour

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Designed exclusively for solo travellers, Wendy Wu solo tours provide you with a ready-made group of like-minded fellow explorers to share your holiday with. Here are five reasons why you should join us!

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India in a market

World Wide

Inspirational fashion, spicy Indian food and creative ethnic crafts: Delhi's Dilli Haat is India in a nutshell. Michael Edwards explains...

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Frankfurt’s buzzing

Europe

Staying in Jumeirah's tower of luxury, Michael Edwards discovers that Frankfurt is just about to become an even more attractive...

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The Algarve – a premier winter warmer

Europe

4 weeks winter sun in Portugal from just £596 per person

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A holiday fit for social media braggards

Travel

Forget sun, sea and family friendly holidays...a third of British parents want their holidays to shine on their social media feeds!...

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South Africa’s Green Kalahari

World Wide

With lunar landscapes, enormous blue skies, a ribbon of green fertility and the mighty Orange River - Michael Edwards says there's far more...

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Discover your perfect winter sun hideaway

Travel

4 weeks winter sun from just £512 per person

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New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Around The UK

Surrounded by a peaceful lily-covered moat, New Hall Hotel, surprisingly close to Birmingham, is one of Britain's most romantic hotels....

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Malaga reborn

Europe

Spain's sunny southern city on the Med has reinvented itself. Michael Edwards enjoys the chorizo, museums, tapas and wine....

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Belgravia: London’s finest village

Around The UK

Staying at the luxurious Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Michael Edwards surprisingly finds a traditional village at the heart of London.

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Celebrate summer with the National Trust’s best outdoor cinema, theatre and music events

Around The UK

Enjoy the very best of summer with this guide to outdoor cinema, theatre and music events at National venues around the UK....

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Aarhus: Denmark’s second city

Europe

Chic Scandinavian design, fascinating museums, beaches, superb food and just 90 minutes flying time from London: Michael Edwards reports...

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The most beautiful places to visit in Mallorca

Europe, Sponsored

From stunning mountains and breathtaking beaches to luxury accommodation and spectacular natural beauty, Mallorca has it all.

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Crathorne Hall: The “real” Downton Abbey?

Around The UK

Overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors, the stately Crathorne Hall Hotel is set in Downton Abbey territory. Michael Edwards reports....

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Cultured Cordoba

Europe

Spain's sunny southern city, an hour inland from the Costa del Sol, is perfect for a short break reports Michael Edwards....

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South Switzerland’s Surprises

Travel

Way south of Zurich the Swiss speak Italian, love pasta, drink white Merlot and eat al fresco in December: Michael Edwards reports.

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Touring Vendee on the west coast of France

Europe

Diane Priestley discovers cycling, canoeing, horse riding, succulent oysters and delicious French cuisine and asks: "What's not to love...

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Oman: Arabian magic

World Wide

Exploring a magical Arabian Nights land of medieval forts, magnificent mountains and fascinating souks, Michael Edwards receives a warm...

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Beautiful days out – summer gardens

Around The UK

Here are our top picks for summer days out at some of the UK’s most beautiful gardens and country houses.

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Hotel Felix, Cambridge

Around The UK

Sitting conveniently on the outskirts of historic Cambridge, Hotel Felix is a gem of a getaway delivering fine dining in tres chic...

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Walking and cycling the Algarve

Europe

Rupert Parker heads to the Algarve in search of cycling routes and walking trails that are off the well-trodden tourist tracks. ...

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Valletta: European Capital of Culture 2018

Europe

Malta’s capital has had a makeover for its big year. Even if you can’t visit in 2018, Michael Edwards predicts that there will be future benefits for Europe’s smallest capital.

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Early summer National Trust garden days out

Around The UK

With spring bank and summer just around the corner we've picked out our favourite National Trust garden days out for you to enjoy....

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South Africa’s Northern Cape

Travel

The arid Kgalagadi is the world's largest Nature Reserve, David Attenborough territory, yet Michael Edwards wines and dines in luxury as he...

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Bel and The Dragon

Travel

Sitting snug against the Kennet and Avon canal, Reading’s Bel and The Dragon is a welcome escape for short breakers with a restaurant at the top of its game.

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Jersey: more than just a short break

Around The UK

Michael Edwards hops across the channel and finds Jersey offers much more than a short stay break. ...

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Living like a Maharaja

World Wide

Delhi is a chaotic city of contrasts but Michael Edwards discovers that the comforts of the Raj linger on...

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Three of the best hotels in Greece for art lovers

Europe

Make your holiday to Greece a cultural extravaganza by staying in one of the countries most artistic hotels.

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The Garden of England

Around The UK

Elegant Chilston Park Hotel, set in 22 acres of tranquil parkland and packed with antiques, would make for a perfect Antiques Roadshow...

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Go wild this February half-term with the National Trust

Around The UK

Celebrate the great outdoors this February with a round-up of the National Trust's wildest activities. ...

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Six reasons to ditch the land and climb aboard

Cruising

With luxury accommodation, beautiful views and breathtaking destinations, a cruise holiday offers it all.

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From Brisbane to Bogota, where to book in 2018

World Wide

Tired of visiting the same tourist hotspots? Here are the upcoming holiday destinations for 2018. ...

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A New year, a new you

Around The UK

As we wave goodbye to turkey-guzzling and bubbly poppin', it's a time to recharge and de-sin before new adventures begin. ...

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Here is the news

Europe, Sponsored

Every year, Eurocamp travels just that little bit further to uncover a fresh selection of holiday destinations – new parcs that promise the perfect backdrop for your journeys of discovery.

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Back to the future

Europe, Sponsored

Plan a holiday you'll always remember. Take a holiday that'll go down in history, with one of Eurocamp's parcs close to Europe's historic...

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Time to take a fresh look at Eurocamp

Europe, Sponsored

There was a time when camping holidays were for those who liked to keep things simple. But, as Eurocamp proves, it's possible to enjoy...

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Make yourself at home

Europe, Sponsored

Great outdoors, greater indoors. That’s the Eurocamp promise. So why compromise on comfort when you can have it all?

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Cruising Amsterdam on the Black Watch

Europe

From the white cliffs of Dover to the scenic Amsterdam canals, David Powell cruises with Fred.Olsen...

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A West Country weekend

Around The UK

De Vere Tortworth Court offers luxury in a quiet corner of South Gloucestershire. Michael Edwards samples the aristocratic life....

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Top five places to visit in the UK this winter

Around The UK

A winter retreat may be closer to home than you think, with these top 5 places to visit in the UK this season.

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Mexico’s Mayan Riviera

World Wide

Caribbean beaches, creative cuisine, luxurious hotels and one of the world's seven wonders: Michael Edwards explores Mexico's Yucatan...

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Wine, dine and relax in the Shropshire countryside

Around The UK

Much more than a bed and breakfast, a weekend at the Fishmore Hall Hotel and Spa is one of relaxation and fine food....

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Luxury winter hideaways

Around The UK

Find your perfect home away from home this winter and simply relax with our round-up of luxury winter retreats.

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Cruising in Burgundy

Europe

David Powell spends a week on the luxury hotel barge L'Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy. ...

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Discover the delights of Occitanie

Europe

Created in 2016 Occitanie is France's Tuscany. Michael Edwards takes a gastronomic tour through historic towns and welcoming vineyards....

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A guide to the great outdoors this autumn half term

Around The UK

With events held across the whole of the country, there is an outdoor activity for everyone this half term.

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Ten best places to enjoy the autumn vistas

Around The UK

Be sure to catch the best of the changing seasons and colourful British scenery with these must-see autumn destinations. ...

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A peek inside Britain’s most secretive house

Around The UK

A house where history meets modern luxury, a night away in the De Vere Latimer Estate is the perfect weekend escape. ...

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Why it pays to book a P&O Cruises holiday …

Cruising, Sponsored

There’s so much value and so much in store on a P&O Cruises holiday, you could be enjoying a holiday that just keeps on giving

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Viva Las Vegas

World Wide

Home to extravagant light shows, extraordinary hotels and 24/7 casinos, travel writer David Powell heads to Las Vegas. ...

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A New York guide

World Wide

From Lady Liberty and Times Square to the iconic 11-storey department store, Macy's, Travel editor David Powell, explores New York....

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The British bicycle bucket list

Around The UK

Whether you’re a keen cyclist or looking for a new hobby, the scenic British countryside is the perfect excuse to grab your helmets this autumn.

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Discover the best autumn exhibitions

Around The UK

Ensure you make the most of autumn this year with the country's best exhibitions of history, people and special collections. ...

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Schladming: Austria’s summer paradise

Europe

Baking, biking, hiking, milking, sawing and zip-lining, Michael Edwards explores Thomson's latest summer destination....

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Copenhagen: compact and cultured

Europe

The Danish capital offers far more than you can pack into a long weekend explains travel writer, Michael Edwards.

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How to be the best Brit abroad

Travel

From researching local cuisine to learning the word for milk, here's how you can be the best Brit on holiday and avoid those embarrassing...

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Attractions of Snowdonia

Around The UK

An area of outstanding natural beauty, David Powell visits spectacular Snowdonia....

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The Spirit of Geneva

Europe

With beautiful scenic views, excellent craftsmanship and fine food, a weekend in Geneva offers a delightful taste of Swiss excellently.

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Walking in the footsteps of the Reformation

Europe

Walk back in time across the historic city of Geneva and marvel as the story of the Reformation unfolds in front of you....

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Find the perfect picnic spot this summer

Around The UK

There's no better way to celebrate summer than packing a picnic and catching up with friends and family. ...

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The Best of Boat Worlds – Norfolk Broads

Around The UK

Travel writer David Powell sails down the Norfolk Broads exploring the surrounding landscape and local attractions.

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A magical and romantic getaway at Castle Leslie

Around The UK

Mars Webb visits the charming Castle Leslie in the south of Ireland for a luxurious weekend of relaxation and fine dining....

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A weekend of luxury, leisure and history

Around The UK

Step back in time and immerse yourself in thousands of years of history with a weekend away at Littlecote Manor. ...

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Soak up the early summer sun in a National Trust garden

Around The UK

Many National Trust gardens are at their peak during the summer months, with striking colours, heady scents and relaxing spaces to take in the view.

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The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

Around The UK

A true country escape, The Carnarvon Arms Hotel combines its traditional roots with modern luxury to create a comforting venue for guests...

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Luggage wins: Essential summer packing tips

Travel

Tip to avoid excess baggage charges and keeping packing precise, for a hassle-free journey....

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A Faversham treasure

Around The UK

Travel editor David Powell visits the boutique Faversham Creek Hotel and dines at the Red Sails Restaurant.

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The jewelled skyline of Muscat

World Wide

Muscat, perched between the Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman, is one of the safest cities in the world and offers a welcome alternative...

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Combine luxury with history for a truly remarkable holiday

Travel

Bored of hotels? Holiday like a royal with this round-up of lavish getaways and traditional castle retreats. ...

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Discover the country’s best gardens this spring

Around The UK

Experience nature springing back to life in National Trust’s beautiful gardens.

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Feversham Arms Hotel

Around The UK

Combining sophistication with tradition, the Feversham Arms Hotel in the York Moors is an idyllic spot for a spring getaway. ...

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The island that thinks it’s a continent

Europe

Visiting Anfi del Mar, on Gran Canaria's sophisticated south west coast, Michael Edwards checks out today's - and tomorrow's - holiday...

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English tourism at its best

Around The UK

Celebrate the best of England’s countryside, vibrant visitor experiences and world-renowned attractions during English Tourism Week.

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Ragdale Hall

Around The UK

A place where health, relaxation and luxury come together harmoniously, Ragdale Hall is a spa like no other....

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Wine tours that deserve your attention

Travel

Ian Pearson explains why a wine tour is a holiday that delivers more than just excellent wine. ...

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The Red Lion Pub and Kitchen

Around The UK

Enjoy a stay at a traditional English pub where head chef Phil Wild has incorporated a variety of flavours to create a truly wholesome dining experience.

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Wander among the daffodils this March

Around The UK

Head out on a spring walk with family and friends to bask in the daffodils' sunny glow, with swathes of bulbs planted both in formal...

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Top ski holiday hacks

Travel

Make sure your skiing holiday runs as smoothly as possible with these top tips....

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Brighten up the half term holidays

Around The UK

Keep the whole family occupied this half term with Visit England’s round-up of the best events across the country.

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The best of Britain

Around The UK

Stay closer to home this spring and enjoy the best of Britain with these beautiful B&Bs across the country. ...

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Next stop … Amsterdam Central!

Europe

David Powell lets the train take the strain as he enjoys a short break in Amsterdam. ...

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Top tips on finding a New Year holiday deal

Travel

Good value January travel deals can be hard to find. Use this handy guide for top tips and destinations to watch out for.

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