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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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Malaga reborn

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

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6th 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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Aarhus: Denmark’s second city

Chic Scandinavian design, fascinating museums, beaches, superb food and just 90 minutes flying time from London: Michael Edwards reports that Aarhus is becoming Europe’s coolest destination.

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16th Jul 2018
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The most beautiful places to visit in Mallorca

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

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5th 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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Cultured Cordoba

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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18th Jun 2018
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Why it pays to book a P&O Cruises holiday …

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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11th Jun 2018
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South Switzerland’s Surprises

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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11th Jun 2018
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Strap on your helmet and cycle the route of La Tour de France

Diane Priestley discovers cycling, canoeing, horse riding, succulent oysters and delicious French cuisine and asks: "What’s not to love about a summer break in Vendée on the secluded west coast of France?"

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4th 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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Visiting charming Verona

If music is the food of love then Verona during opera season is the perfect romantic getaway.

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24th May 2018
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Oman: Arabian magic

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

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16th 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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Walking and cycling the Algarve

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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23rd Apr 2018
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Valletta: European Capital of Culture 2018

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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18th 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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South Africa's Northern Cape

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

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26th Mar 2018
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Bel and The Dragon

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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19th Mar 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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Jersey: more than just a short break

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

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6th Mar 2018
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Living like a Maharaja

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

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26th Feb 2018
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Three of the best hotels in Greece for art lovers

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

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12th Feb 2018
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The Garden of England

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

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5th Feb 2018
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Go wild this February half-term with the National Trust

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

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29th Jan 2018
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Six reasons to ditch the land and climb aboard

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

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22nd Jan 2018
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