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The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: Spa Review

Sitting on natural hot springs, it’s no surprise that Bath boasts some of the finest and most indulgent spas in the UK – the Romans clearly hit watery gold when they first started using the city’s springs for bathing and relaxation. I was lucky enough to visit the Spa & Bath House at Bath’s super-swanky… Continue reading The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: Spa Review

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Beechfield House, Wiltshire: A Beautifully British Country Escape

I recently had the good fortune to be staying at the lovely Beechfield House near Bath, on a dazzlingly gorgeous summer weekend. (We don’t get these too often in the UK, so just indulge me for a bit on this one). Having booked a hotel for a weekend getaway with a heated outdoor pool, I’d… Continue reading Beechfield House, Wiltshire: A Beautifully British Country Escape

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Bournemouth: What to do Besides the Seaside

I recently found myself in Bournemouth, one of the UK’s typical coastal towns complete with miles of sandy beach, promenade, fish and chips, ice cream, and all the other British seaside cliches. Before becoming a tourist hotspot playing host to over 5 million annual visitors, the surrounding coast was regularly frequented by smugglers, until the… Continue reading Bournemouth: What to do Besides the Seaside

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The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is not only crammed full of charming villages with stunning old buildings, it’s also got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beautiful accommodation. Choosing a village to stay in is one thing, but then narrowing down a plush hotel for a good night’s sleep is only the next part of the… Continue reading The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

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The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

London – as with any major city – can be eye-wateringly expensive if you let it. For tourists and travellers who want to soak up as much of the capital as possible, the costs can soon start to add up, particularly when pricey food and drink options are added to transport and sightseeing fees. I therefore… Continue reading The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring

The Cotswolds is pure gold for tourists seeking out the English idyll of old – and even more so for the coach tours and guides that routinely deliver bus-loads of visitors to the various villages. The area itself is still an astonishingly untouched glimpse of countryside life from another era, with staggeringly beautiful villages and… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring

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A spring walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

This week I was lucky enough to be in Stratford-upon-Avon – a gorgeous, ancient town which is even more picturesque on a sunny spring day. Stratford is normally heaving with tourists, but head there on a weekday outside the height of summer (particularly a Monday, after the busy weekend) and you’ll almost feel like you… Continue reading A spring walk in Stratford-upon-Avon