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Old Amersham

Free fly-fishing lessons, a mobile library called Anthony and art from the South of France. Michael Edwards travels to the quaint Buckinghamshire town, lunching at Gilbey’s.

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25th Jun 2019
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Sailing to the Isle of Wight

It’s just a short crossing to the Isle of Wight. Michael Edwards takes a Wightlink Ferry across the Solent to stay at The Royal Hotel, Ventnor.

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17th Jun 2019
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Sherborne, Dorset

Staying at the Eastbury Hotel, Michael Edwards explores Sherborne’s many charms.

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28th May 2019
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From nunnery to luxury hotel

Once Stanbrook Abbey was a grand 19th Century nunnery. Michael Edwards visits Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, now a luxurious rural escape in Worcestershire.

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21st May 2019
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Railway revival

Enthusiasts are breathing new life into branch lines culled by Dr Beeching in the 60s. Michael Edwards visits Churnet Valley Railway and gets a steam powered taste of nostalgia.

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13th May 2019
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The perfect gin and tonic

Design a gin to your taste. Michael Edwards spends a day at Nelson’s Distillery and School, Uttoxeter.

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7th May 2019
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Bryher: The Isles of Scilly

The tiny island of Bryher lies just 30 miles south-west of Lands End. Staying at the luxurious Hell Bay Hotel, Michael Edwards meets some of the population of just 90 people.

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24th Apr 2019
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Talland Bay, Cornwall

Talland Bay Hotel, luxurious and quirky, sits between Looe and Polperro. Michael Edwards explores the spectacular sea-swept South Cornwall coast.

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15th Apr 2019
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A New Forest break at Balmer Lawn Hotel

David Powell rediscovers peace, tranquility and relaxation during a short break to the New Forest and Balmer Lawn Hotel.

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8th Apr 2019
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London’s Spy Hotel

St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, was at the heart of spying intrigue for much of the last century. Michael Edwards investigates.

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1st Apr 2019
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Flavours of the USA

What was JFK drinking during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Michael Edwards dines his way to the answer at POTUS Restaurant, at the Crowne Plaza London - Albert Embankment.

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11th Feb 2019
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Nestled in the New Forest

Michael Edwards visits Rhinefield House Hotel. Not only is it a gourmet’s delight, this palatial property is also perfectly located for exploring Hampshire and Dorset.

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4th Feb 2019
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Charming and enchanting British hotels

We’ve picked out the wonderfully romantic hotels, intimate inns, mountain hideaways and island escapes for a perfect getaway.

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30th Jan 2019
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UK money saving trips

A few of the ways to make the most of your money and cut costs when travelling around the UK

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9th Jan 2019
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Jane Austen’s House Museum

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

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19th Dec 2018
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Historic Hampshire

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

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29th Nov 2018
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London’s Seven Dials

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

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8th Oct 2018
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The Lion at Wendlebury

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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1st Oct 2018
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Lose yourself in Lincolnshire

Nestling above the bulge of East Anglia, the county of Lincolnshire is an essential destination for foodies, history buffs and wildlife-lovers.

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21st Aug 2018
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New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Surrounded by a peaceful lily-covered moat, New Hall Hotel, surprisingly close to Birmingham, is one of Britain’s most romantic hotels. Michael Edwards, living like royalty, investigates

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13th Aug 2018
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Belgravia: London’s finest village

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

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30th Jul 2018
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Celebrate summer with the National Trust’s best outdoor cinema, theatre and music events

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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23rd Jul 2018
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Crathorne Hall: The “real” Downton Abbey?

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

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2nd Jul 2018
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Walking: The delight of the Isle of Wight

Lying just four miles from the south coast, and only two hours from London, the rich and eclectic appeal of this little body of land, still remains a mystery to many, says Jill Fordham.

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21st Jun 2018
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See Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula

Swansea Bay, the Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula are ideal locations for spectacular scenery and fresh air.

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24th May 2018
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Visit the Roman city of Bath

Learn everything about Bath from its historic landmarks like the Roman Baths and Pump Room to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture, like Thermae Bath Spa.

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24th May 2018
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Days out - summer gardens

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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4th May 2018
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Hotel Felix, Cambridge

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

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30th Apr 2018
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Early summer National Trust garden days out

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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17th Apr 2018
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Explore the wonderful gardens of north Devon

Every kind of garden thrives in North Devon, from lawns, topiary and sculpture to seaside plots, vegetable patches and herbaceous borders.

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12th Mar 2018
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