11 pictures to make you fall in love with Harrogate in Autumn

Harrogate is a genteel spa town in north Yorkshire, close to the Yorkshire Dales. It’s very different to towns in the industrial south of the…

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Harrogate Turkish baths and health spa

If you head down the hill from the famous Betty’s Tearoom, the tourist hub of Harrogate in north Yorkshire, you might be forgiven for walking…

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One Tree Hill, Honor Oak: London’s green spaces

When you imagine London, do you think of wading, ankle-deep, through leaves? Or the earthy smell of fallen branches, homes for burrowing bugs and blossoming…

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Uncovering tradition at Thorntons chocolate factory

Thorntons have been making chocolate for over 100 years. My own relationship with Thorntons began back in the early nineties, when I would return home…

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Accessible London: Four top attractions

With its busy streets, and narrow, step-strewn Victorian buildings, London’s not always the most accessible of destinations. But big efforts have been made to attract…

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Dreamland Margate: the phoenix of Kent

Dreamland, the Kentish seaside attraction, must be the phoenix of amusement parks. Over the last twelve months, despite the new high-speed rail line from London to…

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Eight reasons to love Deal in Kent

In February we spent a long weekend in Deal, a small seaside town in Kent, on the south coast of England. It’s a place that’s…

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Top spots in the UK for family holiday parks

Have you started planning your summer getaway yet? Are you a fan of holiday parks, or do you prefer to go down the luxury travel…

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Eltham Palace, south London: things to do in London with kids

Eltham Palace and gardens is an art deco house in south London, with extensive gardens and a medieval wing. Before we visited, I wasn’t sure…

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