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Books about English Food: England's Heritage Food and Cooking

Books about English food don't come more mouthwatering than this one ....

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Books about English Food and Traditional English Recipes

What's cooking in England? Want to know about your favourite chef's latest book or find a traditional recipe? Books about English food is the right place to come!

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Northumberland Holiday Cottages

Northumberland holiday cottages are an ideal way to spend a week exploring England's secret kingdom.

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Lilleshall Abbey

We're exploring the peaceful monastic ruins of Lilleshall Abbey in Shropshire

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Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire

England holiday cottages are an ideal way to spend a week exploring a different part of the country. And there are plenty of holiday cottages in Derbyshire, the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

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Whimsical Teapots | Products Made in England

Whimsical Teapots made in England - what can be more original? Best of all? They're fully functional!

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West Dean Gardens Chilli Fiesta 2017

Turn up the heat for the summer’s hottest festival, West Dean Garden's award-winning Chilli Fiesta

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Northumberland Castle Tour

From the mighty Percy stronghold of Alnwick to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, this 3-day Northumberland castle tour introduces you to the history and splenour of England's most north-easterly county.

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Holiday Cottages Northumberland: The Coast

Holiday Cottages Northumberland: a wonderful way to explore Northumberland's long sandy beaches and stunning castles.

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LateRooms.com City Flash Sale | England

Are you travelling for business?
Or do you like city breaks?
In either instance there's nothing better than stretching out on a comfortable bed once your day is done. After a lovely dinner, of course.And for today only, courtesy of hotel booking site laterooms.com, your stay won't have to strain your wallet, either. Book today and take advantage of some fantastic flash sale offers!

English City Hotels

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 10% off at the Washington House Hotel, Bournemouth

Washington House Hotel, Bournemouth

10% off

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off one-night stays at the County Hotel, Chelmsford

County Hotel, Chelmsford

20% off one-night stays

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off best available room rate at the Arora Hotel, Manchester

Arora Hotel,
Manchester

20% off best available rate

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 50% off at the Ramada Encore, Newcastle-Gateshead

Ramada Encore,
Newcastle-Gateshead

50% off

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off at The County Hotel, Newcastle

County Hotel,
Newcastle

20% off

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% early booking discount at the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield

Copthorne Hotel, Sheffield

20% discount when booking 13 days in advance

Thank you for reading. Have a fabulous time if you're visiting!
If you'd like to check out all today's great offers in one place, then please click here.

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale | London

Love London, York, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Bournemouth or one of England's other fabulous cities? Right now, a city break could be much cheaper than you think.

LateRooms.com is having a One-Day City Flash Sale with some outstandingly FABULOUS offers! See where you could stay in London and what you could save... but only TODAY!

London

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off Best Available Rate at the The London Elizabeth

Elizabeth London Hotel

20% off best available rate

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off best available rate at the Danubius Regents Park

Danubius Regents Park

20% off best available rate

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off best available room rate at the Cranley London

Cranley London Hotel

20% off best available rate

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 15% off at the London City Suites by Montcalm

London City Suites

15% off

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 30% off at The Beaufort Hotel

The Beaufort Hotel

30% off

LateRooms.com City Flash Sale: 20% off best available rate at the Bermondsey Square London

Bermondsey Square

20% off best available rate

Thank you for reading. Have a fabulous time if you're visiting!
And I'll be posting offers from other English cities in just a little while...
Or if you're not the patient sort and want to check out all today's great offers in one place, then please click here.

The Golden Hind and the dread pirate Sir Francis Drake

The Golden Hind: the ship that Sir Francis Drake sailed round the world and brought back to England laden with pirate treasure is now moored in Brixham harbour. (A replica of it, anyway.)

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Greenway: Agatha Christie's Holiday Home

Greenway, Agatha Christie's holiday home is a must-see for all fans of the 'queen of crime'.

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Brentor and Brentor Church

Brentor and Brentor Church - a wonderful day out on your Dartmoor holidays

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Dartmoor Pony: Living on Dartmoor since the Middle Ages

The Dartmoor Pony: Living on Dartmoor since the Middle Ages

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Burgh Island: An Art Deco Gem Just off the Devon Coast

Burgh Island's famous Art Deco hotel has been a haunt of celebrities since it was built, but you can just as easily spot them sitting on the beach.

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Devon: The Glorious County

Beloved of poets and holidaymakers alike, Devon is warm (for England), friendly, inviting and as spectacular inland as along its famous coast.

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Luxury Hotels in England: Boutique Hotels

Luxury hotels in England: if small, classy and hip are to your taste, then check out this selection of boutique hotels

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Luxury Hotels in England

Luxury Hotels in England: where to stay on your holidays in England

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Castle Hotels in England

Castle hotels in England: If you ever wanted to stay in an English castle, here's your chance. Check out England's finest luxury castle hotels.

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Lavenham: Suffolk's Medieval Town

Lavenham: a perfectly preserved medieval boom to bust wool town for a perfect day out.

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A Roast Goose Recipe fit for the Christmas Table

Roast goose was once England's favourite festive dish and each cook would have a roast goose recipe in her repertoire. Here's ours.

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Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Lovers of English Food

From English mustard to stilton and sticky toffee pudding - these are Essentially England's Top Ten Christmas gifts for lovers of English food.

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Christmas Food Essentials

There's food, and there's Christmas food. Here's your survival guide to the things most of us only buy once a year.

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England Travel: When to Visit

England Travel Tips: When to Visit looks at weather, visitor numbers and public holidays in England.

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