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Travel review: Guisborough, England

Opinion is divided over Brexit – but one thing is for sure – it’s a great way of making sure we stay home and explore the incredible nation that is Great Britain.

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The Algarve was named as the best value location for UK visitors according to a survey

Wiganers urged to head to Europe for a cheaper holiday

Wigan holidaymakers should head to Europe for the cheapest destinations in 2017, a study has found.

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The Waterhead Hotel is just a stones throw from Lake Windermere.

Travel review: Lakeside splendour in Ambleside

Winding along the road in bright sunshine it was difficult to imagine the storm  devastation that just 12 months ago had crippled this part of Cumbria.

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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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United States is top holiday destination for Britons in 2017

The United States is set to dominate the most popular holiday destinations for Britons next year, a study shows.

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The casualty statistics tell us that motorways are our safest roads

Plan to let learner drivers practise on motorways

Learner drivers will be allowed to practise on motorways for the first time if a government plan to improve road safety is given the go-ahead.

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Hungarian Parliament buildings, Budapest

Hungary to enjoy even more

Budapest is the postcard perfect city. From every vantage point a stunning shot, a breathtaking view, an incredible monument, sites steeped in fascinating yet complex history.

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Falkland Palace

Travel review: Scotland

Travel broadens the mind so they say. We are lucky in Great Britain to have such a wealth of great places to visit on our doorstep.

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


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The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

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The famous standing stones. Picture by Colin Keldie.

Travel review: Orkney, Scotland

Island life is like whisky – an acquired taste. But being real connoisseurs we took on the challenge with gusto as we felt sure we had a vintage on our hands.

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Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg - Russia

Travel review: Best of both worlds

We had almost decided on a city holiday to Sweden and Denmark when we saw a Fred Olsen cruise which included those 2 countries, plus the bonus of Baltic Sea countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia - with St Petersburg as the highlight. The itinerary immediately appealed, and with the help and knowledge from the tour staff, we booked a series of excursions well within our budget, proving to be an invaluable decision.
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Carlisle Castle. Photo courtesy of English Heritage

Travel review: The Lake District

It is amazing how dismissive young children can be of nostalgia. Mention old-fashioned stories and jobs of yester-year and the response (in our household anyway!) is usually – BORING!
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Would you trust this man?

Used car dealers Britain’s least-trusted profession

The British public trust second-hand car sellers even less than bankers and estate agents.
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Kate Middleton

Americans flock to the UK thanks to Kate Middleton and Fish & Chips

As the pound continues to go in the dollars favour 42% of Americans say they are more likely to visit the UK for a holiday, according to new data* from Hotels.com™.

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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Travel review: North East of England

It was the battle of the conservationists. In the red corner English Heritage proudly prepared its frontlines ready for the onslaught of the mighty National Trust limbering up in the purple corner.
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One of the distillery's sills

Review: The Lakes Distillery and Bistro

When the sun is shining fiercely in the Lake District, there are few reasons for wanting to remain indoors. The Lakes Distillery is one.

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The Pheasant

Review: The Pheasant in the Lake District

Hikes up rugged fells for majestic views revered the world over. Most are well-versed in the Lake District’s unrivalled beauty.
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