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Travel Ideas from Greg Cook

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

Greg Cook

Greg Cook

For over a decade Greg Cook has worked as a successful professional freelance writer, sourcing and generating editorial features for a diverse array of magazines and newspaper supplements. During this time he’s reviewed everything from rock albums to boutique hotels, modern art galleries and contemporary restaurants. Greg has visited a host of period homes and stately gardens while writing for interiors and garden magazines such as Living Etc and Homes & Gardens, and as a travel writer he’s visited popular holiday destinations, working and writing for A Place In The Sun Magazine, as well as straying far off the beaten track to provide features for publications ranging from The Sunday Telegraph Magazine to Singapore Airlines Inflight magazine Silverkris. More recently his journey’s, domestic and foreign, have seen him lost below Dover Castle in unexplored 12th-century siege tunnels and laying down a harmonica track for African artists Amadou and Miriam at a recording studio in Mali.

For centuries the Isle of Wight has been a favourite with those who simply like to be beside the sea, as well as those who prefer to be away out on it, cresting the waves in a sailing boat. These days the island lures just as many cyclists and ramblers as beach lovers and... more

Britain’s national parks offer a startling variety of landscapes encompassing the countries largest mountains and broadest lakes, rolling moorlands and table-flat wetlands. For nature-lovers they’re a haven, for the outward-bound they’re a playground, and they all provide... more

Britain may famously be an island nation, but even UK natives probably realise that the British Isles is in fact an archipelago containing over 6000 different offshore islands. Some may be merely a rock in the sea, some only become islands at high tide, some only appear when... more