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DOWN-12-WATERING HOLES

DOWN-12-WATERING HOLES

The great British pub culture goes back to an untraceably long history of inns and taverns of the Victorian era. …

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The Black Mountain

The Black Mountain

The Black Mountain is a darkly suggestive name. It hints at venemous crags and seething folds of inhospitable upland, the …

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Saint Helena Island  

Saint Helena Island  

On the Radar The craggy Atlantic outcrop synonymous with an emperor’s exile is now much easier for regular travellers to …

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Nature Perfected – Lancelot “Capability” Brown

Nature Perfected – Lancelot “Capability” Brown

Born 300 years ago this summer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was England’s greatest gardener, and his visionary landscapes changed the face …

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Off-season Cornwall

Off-season Cornwall

Visit Britain’s western tip when the crowds dwindle, to discover how mining and maritime exploration have shaped the region, plus …

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Tintern Abbey –  Monmouthshire, South Wales, Wales

Tintern Abbey –  Monmouthshire, South Wales, Wales

Wordsworth’s Beloved 12th-Century Ruins You will find among the woods,” wrote one of the residents of Tintern Abbey, “something you …

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Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse – Laugharne, South Wales, Wales

Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse – Laugharne, South Wales, Wales

A Shrine to Wales’s Most Renowned Bard Up on the hill in St. Martin’s churchyard, in the refreshingly uncommer­cialized town …

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Hay-on-Wye Festival and Llangoed Hall – Hay-on-Wye and Llyswen, South Wales, Wales

Hay-on-Wye Festival and Llangoed Hall – Hay-on-Wye and Llyswen, South Wales, Wales

Two Oases for the Mind and Body This compact little border town in the Black Mountains claims to be the …

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Plas Bodegroes – Pwllheli, North Wales, Wales

Plas Bodegroes – Pwllheli, North Wales, Wales

The Land’s End of Wales and a Food Lover’s Mecca At a time when Wales was the last place to …

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Portmeirion – North Wales, Wales

Portmeirion – North Wales, Wales

One Man’s Dream On a wooded hillside on its own little peninsula with romantic views of sand, sea, and mountains, …

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