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Good Holiday Ideas | August 19, 2022

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King of the castle!

8 September 2020 | Edinburgh is King of the world’s castles, says a new survey out today. Research on the world’s most Instagrammable castles has Edinburgh come out top ahead of Spain’s famous Alhambra and

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Ye Olde Bell still ringing on..

16 July 2020 | We’ll be going another 340 years, says boss Kate Ye Olde Bell at Barnby Moor, one of the North’s finest hotels, was swift to re-open for bed and board, after the Corona Virus lockdown. The

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Happy Song puts the smile on airport faces

29 November 2019 | Editor John Hill speaks to the man who started airport lounges for all, and hotel rooms for 4 hour-naps Bustling Chinese millionaire Song Hoi-see has revolutionised services in the world’s

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The Petersham Hotel Richmond

10 June 2019 | The Petersham Hotel at Richmond has a view to die for... As you walk down from the highest point of Richmond Hill in Surrey you arrive at a spot famous for its view of the bend in the Thames as it

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21 May 2019 | New Forest is closest National Park to London. Read more from Editor John Hill..New Forest is arguably the nation’s busiest – and a local gardener who gave me directions to tour beautiful Walnut

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Festive-feel Beaulieu stars

27 November 2018 | As a million lights dazzle New Forest.. read more from Editor John Hill in Tiptoe, Hants..After months of planning the very first Christmas at Beaulieu has opened with a switch-on of over a million

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Men with the golden touch

13 October 2018 | My eyes popped out of my head when I walked in The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay, Devon. For this most-lovely bed and breakfast in Britain’s former kiss-me-quick capital has been crowned the

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Escape from the City to peaceful Kensington

9 October 2018 | Editor John Hill finds a small but beautiful oasis of peace, calm and luxury in the centre of London. Read more. City of London bankers can escape the Canary Wharf bubble and still enjoy the Best of

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Orestone Manor Scoops Triple Gold

5 October 2018 | Restaurant 2018 award win for third year. Torquay and its surrounding villages have undergone a huge upgrade and are now winning award after award for quality accommodation, cuisine, and generally

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Tea Time is Me Time

29 July 2016 | That great British institution, afternoon tea, is a world beater becoming more and more popular, writes John Hill. I had forgotten the sheer joy of a good cup of tea – especially on a

That great British institution, afternoon tea, is a world beater becoming more and more popular, writes John Hill.

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