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We're the website’s quirky yet equally knowledgeable sister, sharing insider tips, competitions, holiday offers, hidden gems and travel deals you’ll be bursting to tell your friends about over dinner. Stick with us as we get under the cobbled streets, rolling fields and beaches that make up this fine country, showcasing the nooks and crannies you might otherwise miss.

Peter Rabbit stands in front of a Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria

Spring into action this Easter

by Katie Rowe

March 18 2015 in The great outdoors

The clocks have gone forward, which means longer evenings and more time for outdoor activities. Seize the day hiking, mountain biking and even blindfold 4x4 driving. Or, what about a treasure hunt at Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey, dolphin spotting on…

Outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean

We've got summer holidays covered

by Katie Rowe

March 16 2015 in Things to do

Get arty in the forest, keep your eyes peeled for otters and explore mighty medieval castles on your family holidays this summer says Alex Williams…  Find more summer holiday ideas...

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Widows of Culloden, AW 2006-07. Model Raquel Zimmermann, Viva London. Image firstVIEW

England en vogue

by Katie Rowe

March 13 2015 in Things to do

Strike a pose at one of these much-talked about fashion exhibitions taking place everywhere from the Bowes Museum in Durham to the V&A in London over spring and summer 2015. 

Starter at The Woodspeen

Mastering a dinner party menu at The Woodspeen…

by Katie Rowe

March 11 2015 in Food & Drink

Grab a pen before you head to The Woodspeen Cookery School nestled in the resplendent Berkshire countryside. It’s the only thing you’ll need to bring. Chef John Campbell and his steadfast team have the rest completely covered. All the ingredients you…

Cyclists making their way through a village street for Eroica © Polly Baldwin

Eroica Britannia: cycle in style

by Katie Rowe

March 9 2015 in Things to do

Eroica Britannia is back for a second year! The ‘World's Most Handsome Bike Ride' sees cyclists on sleek pre-1987 road racing bikes whizz past the dramatic scenery of the Peak District National Park, including the grounds of Chatsworth House in June. Along…

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