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Travel Ideas from Amanda Statham

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Amanda Statham.

Amanda Statham

Amanda Statham

Amanda Statham is travel editor of Cosmopolitan and former travel editor of You & Your Wedding magazine, a position she held for eight years. During her 12 years in the industry Amanda has enjoyed a successful career as a travel writer, author and photographer for national magazines, newspapers, trade press, guides and travel-travel-related books, the latest of which is Heaven on Earth Honeymoon Islands. She is also a contributor to websites such as Yahoo!,, and Amanda travels at least once a month to a wide variety of places, from hip European cities to the wilds of the Galapagos and dreamy islands of the Indian Ocean.

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

Hands up who’s booked a room in a posh hotel only to fling open the curtains and find yourself gazing at a car park or fire escape. Gutted. To ensure you’re only ever looking at beautiful lochs, lakes, sea, gardens, rivers or rolling countryside, here are my top ten... more

Britain is ringed by beautiful islands, many of which make an ideal spot for a relaxing mini break: there’s nothing like crossing a stretch of water to make you feel like you’ve really got away, but there’s also nothing like hassle-free travel (no time difference, even the... more

Whether you’ve been married five years or 50, it’s great to acknowledge your time together and what better way to celebrate than checking in to a fabulous hotel? From treehouses for your fifth year (it represents wood!) to a diamond escape on a private island at 60, read on... more

From a first date in a glam hotel, via a Valentine’s night in a country mansion, to a chic honeymoon off the Cornish coast, I’ve scoured the UK to find the ultimate romantic retreats for the early years of a relationship. Designed to help ease those all-important decisions,... more

You’re young, free and no longer single and want to arrange a weekend away with your man, easy, right? Wrong. The UK is brilliant at many things, like cream teas and ballroom dancing, but until recently funky hotel rooms that don’t cost the earth haven’t been its forte.... more