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Country Weekends

Disappear deep into the countryside with this bounty of inspiration to the best short breaks in the country the UK and Europe has to offer. These itineraries will take you to the greenest parts of Devon, the historical treasures of York, the fairytale lands of Alsace and so much more. R&R awaits, let’s go!

A Lakeside Long Weekend At Log House Holidays 3 months ago

A Lakeside Long Weekend At Log House Holidays

Moondara is a lakeside Finnish log cabin that is impressive on an almost heart-stopping scale. With the solidness of a mountain, it holds its own against an unspoilt watery landscape; …
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A Long Weekend in the Roman Countryside 4 months ago

A Long Weekend in the Roman Countryside

I’m eternally frustrated by Rome. The city is indisputably beautiful; a glorious jumble of history and art set against an extraordinary backdrop of marble monuments and ancient pillars. But to …
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A Wild Weekend in The New Forest 5 months ago

A Wild Weekend in The New Forest

Don’t underestimate the New Forest. It may be Britain’s smallest National Park and easily passed over in favour of somewhere with the heavyweight credentials of mountains, lakes and downs, but …
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A Quintessential Weekend in the Cotswolds 5 months ago

A Quintessential Weekend in the Cotswolds

Twenty miles outside of Oxford, before you reach Gloucester, you’ll find a dangerously seductive countryside sweet spot. Burford, known as the ‘southern gateway to the Cotswolds’ because it marks the …
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Top 10 things to do in South Devon this spring 5 months ago

Top 10 things to do in South Devon this spring

With over 120 miles of coastline, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the South West Coast Path and a host of nature reserves, South …
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A Royal Weekend in Windsor 7 months ago

A Royal Weekend in Windsor

Windsor, in Berkshire, has enough Royal pulling power to render the most ardent republican regal blue around the edges.

Most outsiders drop in for two reasons: HRH and Lego. The …
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Your Complete 2017 Calendar of Great British Weekends 7 months ago

Your Complete 2017 Calendar of Great British Weekends

Weekends shouldn’t be lost to ironing and housework. They should be fat with fun and new experiences, right?

So in the spirit of making 2017 the year your weekends flush …
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A Long Weekend in North Yorkshire 8 months ago

A Long Weekend in North Yorkshire

Travelling to North Yorkshire easily feels like time travel. As the motorway slides out of sight behind you, the clock on your dashboard decelerates and that incessant ‘rush, rush, rush’ …
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A Poldark Weekend in Cornwall 10 months ago

A Poldark Weekend in Cornwall

Cornwall is a mystery to me. At least, it was at first. This little corner of Britain captured the hearts of many of my friends and colleagues long ago. Their …
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Top 10 Wellbeing Weekends in the UK 1 year ago

Top 10 Wellbeing Weekends in the UK

Admit it, you’re as desperate for a weekend of slow as I am; a weekend when the only rush hour is the queue for the organic porridge.

Well, rest your soul, …
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