Lifestyle in summer

Lifestyle breaks in summer

Take a step back from the everyday and enjoy summer holidays outside the box, from conservation holidays in the middle of a forest to short weekend breaks in the watchtower of a castle. Enjoy a weekend break at the former home of Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong in picturesque Northumberland; become a zookeeper for a day and get up close and personal with some of nature’s more endangered species in Hampshire, and pick up a paint brush and get creative on an art holiday in Brighton.

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Cook, dine and sleep in luxury at Swinton Park

Cook, dine and sleep in luxury at Swinton Park

Treat yourself to an indulgent stay at Swinton Park, a luxury castle hotel with a stylish onsite cookery school in the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

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Plan an extravagant getaway to Bovey Castle

Plan an extravagant getaway to Bovey Castle

Indulge in a extravagant getaway to a chic and welcoming castle perfectly positioned in Dartmoor National Park.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Unwind and detox by the sea in grand five start luxury

Unwind and detox by the sea in grand five start luxury

Escape for a relaxing spa day at the UK’s only 5 star seaside hotel and revive the soul with beach-side yoga and devour wholesome vegetarian delights.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Make a real difference with a working holiday at Clumber Park

Make a real difference with a working holiday at Clumber Park

Immerse yourself in daily life at Clumber Park in Worksop, near Nottingham, with a rewarding working holiday.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Be inspired with a stay at The Artist House

Be inspired with a stay at The Artist House

Enjoy an art holiday in Brighton, staying in a house filled with original artwork combined with a trip to Charleston.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Discover the Lanes and North Laine

Discover the Lanes and North Laine

The Lanes were originally the centre of the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Rise above it all with a stay at Chewton Glen’s treehouses

Rise above it all with a stay at Chewton Glen’s treehouses

Escape to your very own luxury treehouse for panoramic views and nature at your fingertips at Chewton Glen.

Location: New Milton, Hampshire

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Enjoy an idyllic farm stay escape near Bristol

Enjoy an idyllic farm stay escape near Bristol

Get back to basics away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with a stay in bespoke vintage caravans on a serene farm.

Location: Corsham, Bristol

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Learn a craft and hone your skills in rural Lincolnshire

Learn a craft and hone your skills in rural Lincolnshire

Stay in beautifully restored 18th century stables in rural Lincolnshire and learn something new on a day-long course during your visit.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Wake up surrounded by nature in an eco-lodge on the banks of tranquil Fritton Lake.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Taste fine wine at Tanners Wines

Taste fine wine at Tanners Wines

Don’t miss a trip to Tanners Wines, independent and family-owned since 1842 which is one of the top wine merchants in the UK.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Bushcraft and campfires at Humblescough Farm

Bushcraft and campfires at Humblescough Farm

Gather the family around the campfire to learn bushcraft and woodland skills in the Lancashire countryside.

Location: Garstang, Lancashire

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Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a pinnacle event in the summer social calendar and a must-attend event of the year.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

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Treat your tastebuds with two Michelin stars in Cumbria

Treat your tastebuds with two Michelin stars in Cumbria

Don’t miss a visit to Simon Rogan’s signature restaurant L’Enclume, set in the genteel mediaeval village of Cartmel.

Location: Cartmel, Cumbria

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Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Surely there’s nowhere other than Talton Lodge where you could combine canoeing, Tug O’ War and sausage-making courses?

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Down on the farm there are tents that think they’re cottages, roll-top baths, proper beds, fresh food, plenty of fresh air, and plenty to see and do.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

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Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Enjoy exploring the stunning countryside at Folly Farm Centre, an idyllic and serene spot in the Mendips near Bristol and Bath.

Location: Pensford, Bristol

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Get to the heart of the crafty Cotswolds

Get to the heart of the crafty Cotswolds

Allow yourself to be dazzled – and perhaps, learn to dazzle yourself – at a place where art comes to life.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Blow your own glass bubble

Blow your own glass bubble

Learn about the distinctive aquamarine-coloured glass and make your own glass bubble at Bath Aqua Glass.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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The Orange Tree in Rosedale Abbey

The Orange Tree in Rosedale Abbey

Looking after your body doesn’t need to involve colonic irrigation and strenuous yoga workouts.

Location: Near Pickering, North Yorkshire

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