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Exploring Roman Britain: Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall Near Birdoswald Fort

The greatest Roman monument built in England, Hadrian's Wall, ran from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. It makes a fabulous walking route and holiday destination

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Luxury Hotels in England

Tortworth Court from Hotels.com Resized

Luxury Hotels in England: find somewhere great to stay on your holidays in England

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Days Out In Cornwall

Footpath Besides Frenchman's Creek

For quintessential days out in Cornwall, you can’t do better than to explore the golden sands of Helford Passage and the pirate mysteries of Frenchman’s Creek.

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Fotheringhay Circular Walk

Fotheringhay Main Street

Discover scenic delights on a 5-mile circular walk around Fotheringhay. Explore historic landmarks, picturesque landscapes, and tranquil surroundings.

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Corbridge Roman Town

Corbridge Roman Town High Street

Step back in time at Corbridge Roman Town. Explore ancient ruins, uncover history, and immerse yourself in the legacy of Roman civilisation.

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Covehithe - See it before it disappears!

Mill Lane Disappearing into the North Sea in Covehithe

Located near the edge of one of England's fastest eroding cliffs, the hamlet of Covehithe's days are numbered.

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Fotheringhay Castle

Fotheringhay Church

Explore the captivating history of Fotheringhay Castle. Uncover tales of royalty, intrigue, and medieval grandeur at this iconic English landmark.

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Exploring Bridgnorth

The Kings Head in Brdignorth

Embark on a memorable day out in Bridgnorth. Explore charming streets, historic sites, and scenic views. Plus... two railways.

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Short Breaks in Yorkshire - Discover England's Largest County

Fountains Abbey

Whether walking, taking a train, or exploring gardens or stately homes, short breaks in Yorkshire are never, ever boring!

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Stowe Gardens Saxon Deities

The Saxon Dieties in Stowe Gardens

Uncover the ancient allure of Stowe Gardens Saxon Deities. Follow the trail and explore the sculptures in the serene beauty of the gardens.

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Short Breaks in Devon: Beaches, Moors, Views and More!

Brixham Harbour

Short breaks in Devon: get to know England's third-largest county by choosing a whistlestop tour or two. And make time for a cream tea while there!

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Escorted English Garden Tours

Sissinghurst Garden Scene

The perfect holidays for garden enthusiasts and hobby gardeners alike? These fabulous escorted English Garden Tours!

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Explore Stowe Gardens' Circle of the Dancing Faun

The Circle of the Dancing Faun in Stowe Gardens

Experience the whimsical charm of the Circle of the Dancing Faun on a walk through the beautiful, enchanting Stowe Gardens.

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Short Breaks in Northumberland

Embleton Bay near Dunstanburgh Castle

From castles to beaches to gardens, short breaks in Northumberland are never boring! Check out these spiffing ideas!

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The Stowe Gardens Chinese House

Stowe Gardens Chinese House Wrapped Up for Winter

Discover the oldest surviving Chinese-style garden building in England: the Stowe Gardens Chinese House

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Short Breaks in Norfolk

Cley Windmill

From beaches to heritage railways to stately homes, short breaks in Norfolk are as entertaining as they are relaxing. Check ot our best ideas here.

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Short Breaks in The Cotswolds

Blenheim Palace

Short breaks in The Cotswolds offer walks in glorious countryside, beautiful villages, and lively market towns to explore.

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Lindisfarne Castle

View Over Lindisfarne Priory from the Heugh

Join us as we explore mysterious Lindisfarne Castle. Set on a rugged crag and visible for miles, this former Tudor fort has a secret life that may surprise you.

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The Doric Arch and Muses in Stowe Gardens

The Doric Arch and Ten Muses in Stowe Gardens

Follow us as we explore the classical elegance of Stowe Gardens' Doric Arch and its complement of Muses!

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Gertrude Jekyll Garden at Lindisfarne Castle

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden at Lindisfarne Castle

Whether you're a garden enthusiast or seek an escape from the ordinary, the Gertrude Jekyll Garden at Lindisfarne Castle promises an unforgettable experience.

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Exploring Roman Piercebridge

Artists Impression of Piercebridge Roman Fort

Experience the wonders of Roman Piercebridge. Dive into history with ancient ruins, bridges, and artefacts in this fascinating archaeological site.

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Temple of British Worthies in Stowe Gardens

The Temple of British Worthies in Stowe Gardens

Explore the Temple of British Worthies in Stowe Gardens. Discover remarkable figures honored in this historic landmark. Plan your visit today!

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The Monuments of Stowe Gardens

The Corinthian Arch in Stowe Gardens

We took a couple of days to find and explore all the monuments of Stowe Gardens - and it was a lot of fun!

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Castle Hotels in England

Studley Castle from Warner Hotels Website

Castle Hotels in England: If you ever wanted to stay in an English castle now is your chance as we listed a few ideas

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Stowe Parkland Walk - Monument Hunting in Stowe Parkland

Spring Fed Pond at Start of Stowe Parkland Walk

Stowe Parkland Walk - Join us as we go Monument Hunting in Stowe Parkland!

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