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Exterior of The Drunken Duck, a country pub in Cumbria

Five country pubs with rooms and blissful views

by Katie Rowe

October 28 2014 in Food & drink

Great British Pub Week kicks off this Friday and what better way to celebrate than with a pint of local ale or a glass of hot toddy at one of these English pubs with cosy rooms and blissful views combined. Find more pubs with rooms in England...

Family-friendly cities

by Katie Rowe

October 24 2014 in Culture Vulture

Discover the world’s oceans, journey into outerspace and make friends with a pirate at one of these family-friendly attractions. Find more family-friendly cities in England...

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. 


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