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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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Britain has a love affair with all things Italian. Pizza and pasta has become part of the staple diet of the country and Italy tops the list of many Brits’ favourite holiday destinations. But you don’t have to travel to Tuscany or Sicily to enjoy an authentic taste of Italy.... more

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Cambridge has to be one of the most delightful cities in the UK to visit. It is compact and easy to walk around (so long as you look out for the bicycles!) and packed with the ancient buildings of the historic university. The River Cam flows along the famous “backs” of the... 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

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Links courses are the aristocrats of the game. The Open Championship is always played over one. These coastline stretches of sandy turf unfit for farming are where the game started. Links humps, bumps, hollows and fast-running turf require thought to play well. They offer... more

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The UK first produced wine when the Romans introduced vines to our soils, but wine-making skills were lost over the centuries. It was not until the introduction of grape varieties suited to our cooler climate in the 20th century that English viniculture began to flourish.... more

There’s no doubt about it, having a baby is the most amazing experience of any woman’s life. But let’s be honest, the nine months leading up to it are peppered with aching backs, troublesome skin, swollen ankles and stress. It is at this time that your really need some TLC... more

Whether it's a special occasion or you just want to spend some quality time with your gal-pals, an overnight spa break makes for the perfect location for some "girl-time". There are a bewildering array of spas out there, so before you set off, have a think about what kind of... more

Britain has hundreds of spa hotels; from chic city crash pads perfect for pre-dinner pampering to rural country retreats promising to relax and revive. But with so many hotels to decide on and endless lists of treatments to choose from it can be hard to know where to start.... more