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Travel Ideas

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest, chosen by our team of professional travel journalists.

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As British summers go – this one has been pretty epic! Without the torment of torrential rain, the whole country has been basking in blue skies and glorious sunshine. It’s only natural for us to want to eke out every last drop, so pull on your sunglasses and get yourself... more

What’s your idea of the perfect autumn break? A cosy bolthole serving good food and wine, where you can pull up an armchair by a roaring log fire and watch the weather close in beyond the windowpane? A quaint country cottage where you and your loved one can shut the door on... more

There is something about a good hotel that writers find irresistible. You might say it is because they need the fresh stimulus of change or that writers spend so much time occupying imaginary landscapes that they never really have a home of their own. Personally I think it's... more

One of the world's most ancient organisms, seaweed is really rather amazing; this mineral and vitamin-packed 'superfood' doesn't have roots and instead grows by clinging tenaciously to rocks which allows them to grow upwards absorbing all those nutrients direct from the sea.... more

As the sun begins to set on one of the hottest summers in recent years, pack your shorts for the final time and indulge in a last holiday hurrah. From the coast to the country, there’s ample excuse to luxuriate in the warm rays and long days left ahead. Whether it’s a group... more

Every couple want their wedding to be special – but why not make it extra special by holding your ceremony and reception at one of the many unique wedding venues around the country. The place you choose can reflect your hobbies, interests, occupations, inspirations or just... more

Although there have been high quality Japanese restaurants in London since the 70's, it wasn't until Yo! Sushi opened its first branch in 1997 and brought the cuisine to the high street that it really began to capture the British culinary imagination. Now, we're just as... more

You don’t have to search hard to find a Cornish restaurant with a cracking sea view; but while many are worth the visit, a fair few dish up less than average grub at above average prices, relying solely on their setting to pull in the (never to return) holidaymaking crowds.... more

Not everyone wants to escape to the country for their nuptials. Holding your wedding breakfast or civil ceremony in the heart of a town or city can be both romantic and exciting. Every city centre hotel has a “best kept secret”. They range from grand gilt staircases, marble... more

England’s largest county and, depending on who you listen to, apparently God’s own county, too; Yorkshire’s blessed with some of the UK’s finest countryside, and boasts no less than three National Parks (North York Moors; Yorkshire Dales and parts of the Peak District).... more

Long before The Great Gatsby was premièred it was setting the trend for the hottest looks in the fashion, beauty, jewellery and the wedding scene. Bridal designers created 20’s style dresses, hats and accessories whilst hair and make up took on a distinctly structured... more

Listen up guys, spas are manning up. Britain’s wellbeing sanctuaries are ushering in more men by tending to their specific needs, essentially feet that are overworked, unkempt or overactive. When you consider that the average person takes 18,000 steps a day, there’s good... more

Whoever originally said that the best things in life are free has clearly never driven a factory-fresh Ferrari. That said, a visit to London can be pretty hard on the wallet for most people and therefore the fact that you can build an itinerary in the capital costing... more

Britain can lay claim to some of the finest seafood in the world. Shellfish from the west coast of Scotland is prized around the globe, but you’ll find superb produce around much of the country’s coastline, be it lobsters from Selsey, cod from Cornwall or oysters from Kent.... more

Sorting out a UK holiday with a group of friends is always time consuming: finding somewhere large enough and stylish enough to meet everyone’s demands can take ages. In younger years it’s all about booking a cool place to crash with entertainment on the doorstep, but as... more

Wherever you go in Britain you'll find plaques commemorating visits by our numerous kings and queens. These days a royal visit can be a fleeting thing bookended by car, train or helicopter arrivals and departures, but in the days before the railways, kings and queens used to... more

That London has a wealth of free art galleries enriches the capital immeasurably. When galleries charge hefty entrance fees visitors often feel that they need to plan a visit and traipse around the whole exhibition to get their money’s worth. However, when entrance is free... more

With wall-to-wall celebrity chefs on TV, wine experts filling up the newspaper supplements every weekend and an increasing focus on the provenance of the food and drink we eat, it’s no wonder that us Brits enjoy a day out that has a focus on treating the taste buds. These... more

When the summer sun sits high in the sky, is there anywhere better to be than in the bucolic surroundings of a beautiful garden? Perhaps you just fancy nosing around someone else’s flowerbeds in search of inspiration for your own little Eden, or you’re just keen to enjoy the... more

Sometimes, you just need to get away with the girls. Leave the husband, boyfriend, kids to fend for themselves and have some time to catch up on the gossip and put time and effort into those precious friendships that can last a lifetime. Why go abroad for a break when the UK... more

Step away from the socks. Yes, dads can be a nightmare to buy for, but why not up the ante this Father’s Day and spoil yours with a day to remember? From clay pigeon shooting in the Hampshire countryside; to honing his swirl, sniff and slurp technique under London Bridge -... more

For many Brits, donning wellies and dancing carefree in a field is the epitome of summer! But if the thought of roughing it in your two-man-tent sends shivers down your spine, why not ditch the muddy campsite and retreat to your very own boutique boudoir. From Glastonbury to... more

We rush around so much these days I feel we have lost the sense of glamour that used to attach to road journeys. Recreate the days when touring Britain by car was an adventure rather than a way to get from A to B. This island has very effective motorways but I’d propose... more

I can't be the only person out there who failed to keep up a strict winter skin routine of regular exfoliation combined with dedicated sessions of slathering my dehydrated skin with ultra-hydrating lotions and potions. So, if like me you're looking for a magical quick fix to... more

One of the milestones in a couple’s relationship is that precious moment when they first decide to make the commitment to spend their life together. Even when other memories have faded into the distant past, the proposal is the one thing that is always fondly remembered and... more