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Bristol Lido. Dating back to 1849, it's one of the oldest in the UK. Copyright: Katie Rowe

Five of the coolest spas in England

by Katie Rowe

October 17 2014 in Treat yourself

Fancy a deluxe chocolate wrap in a Victorian bathhouse or what about a full body polish in a roman city famed for its pampering credentials? Here are our recommendations for some of the most distinguished spas in England.

Four-poster bed at Rudding Park Hotel in Yorkshire

Romantic stays in England

by Katie Rowe

October 15 2014 in Romantic breaks

Wave goodbye to the stresses of modern life by planning a romantic break packed with gourmet delights and serene surroundings at one of these romantic retreats in England. 

Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire

From farm to fork: the rise of English hyper-local

by Katie Rowe

October 13 2014 in Food & drink

From bee hotels to farm kitchens, we round up some of the restaurants, hotels and distilleries in England that are taking locally-sourced to the next level. 

Visitors at Cragside, Northumberland ©NT Images John Millar

Make the most of autumn with the National Trust

by Katie Rowe

October 10 2014 in The great outdoors

There are a kaleidoscope of colours to admire across England at this time of year but where do you go to see the most dazzling displays? The National Trust have the answers. Here, they recommend a selection of autumn walks where you’ll discover orange…

England's most haunted pubs

by Katie Rowe

October 7 2014 in History & heritage

Have a bevvy with the Grey Lady and a one-handed demented whist player who had his hand chopped off after cheating in a card game. Held up by enormous, age-old oak beams thought to come from early sailing vessels, this inn dates back to around 1320 when…


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