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Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean

Explore the Forest of Dean, the magical woods that inspired JRR Tolkien

This picturesque part of the Wye Valley offers woodland walks, steam trains and real-ale pubs, writes Karen Campbell This sweet corner of western Gloucestershire, used as a royal hunting ground even before William the Conqueror and...

Your essential guide to Durham

The historic castle and cathedral are the undisputed stars, but this little city on the River Wear has plenty of surprises in store Getting there There are trains every half-hour from London King’s Cross to Durham;...

A Literary Land

Famous for the rural retreats of the influential Bloomsbury Group, idyllic East Sussex has inspired some of the country's leading writers   With chalk cliffs and patchwork fields, medieval woodland and picturesque villages, East Sussex offers plenty...
Little Chapel Les Vauxbelets Guernsey Channel Islands

Guernsey in pictures

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is bursting with beautiful sights and a fascinating heritage. We've collected our favourite images to share with you to celebrate this small but mighty island in the Channel Islands. It's very...
Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys

Welsh escapes: the best places to stay in Wales

Explore historic sites, empty beaches and wildlife-rich coastal paths, before staying in one of these inviting boltholes, writes Carol Davis Meandering down from the forbidding towers and hulking walls of Conwy Castle, built by Edward...
Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter

In photos: Beatrix Potter’s Lake District

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, we take a look at the lovely Lake District landscape she fell in love with and inspired her stories.

Cromlix: Scotland’s country house idyll

As tennis superstar Andy Murray prepares to retire, why not book a stay in his country house hotel – the epitome of old-school hospitality, Scottish-style He’s made millions on the court, plus countless more through...
Lake District - Wasdale

The Lake District: an insider’s guide

Home to poet and artist John Ruskin and children's author Beatrix Potter, the Lake District continues to charm visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque pubs and award-winning attractions Tucked away in one corner of north west...

Hotel review: Hever Castle’s Luxury B&B

Ever dreamed of staying in a castle? Hever will exceed all expectations Set within the grounds of the historic Hever Castle estate near Edenbridge, Kent, are 28 beautifully presented B&B rooms. With plush fabrics, opulent...
Edinburgh Castle and Gardens. Credit: Visit Britain

How Edinburgh inspired great literature

Scotland's capital was the world's first UNESCO City of Literature. Read about the locations that inspired Britain's literary greats Words: Lee Karen Stow Arriving by train into Waverley Station, the end of a journey from the...

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