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Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Lanhydrock Cornwall

The National Trust’s Lanhydrock in Cornwall is a beautiful Victorian family home nestled within a 900 acre estate. Less than 10 minutes from Bodmin and just minutes from the A30, it is really easy to get to, and the sort of...

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Escape to the West Country this October

Autumn woods

October is a wonderful time to get away to the countryside. Woods are carpeted with rich reds and earthy ochres, horse chestnut trees are giving up the last of their conkers, deer are rutting and the hedgerows are heaving with...

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7 places to go cider tasting in Somerset

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Cider tasting in Somerset is a real treat at any time of year. Whether you time your visit for the spring blossoms, the autumn harvest or anything in between, the most important part of a visit to one of Somerset’s...

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24 things to do in the West Country this weekend

Apple trees at Cogges Manor Farm

This week there’s a chill in the air and autumn is most certainly here. We’re getting excited about the promise of glorious colours at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in a few weeks – the leaves are starting to change and...

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Salisbury Playhouse, Wiltshire

Salisbury Playhouse Wiltshire Main House

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited on a behind the scenes tour of Salisbury Playhouse; two theatres in the centre of Salisbury that show many of their own productions as well as touring productions and events for the Salisbury International Arts...

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The Circus Cafe, Bath

Circus Cafe Bath

The Circus Cafe and Restaurant in Bath is a real hidden gem. In fact, it was voted number 4 in The Times 20 secret restaurants that foodies love. You'll find it just round the corner from the Assembly Rooms, between two more of...

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Trebah Garden, Cornwall

Trebah Garden Cornwall

Trebah Garden is a really unexpected place, with both an amazing subtropical garden in a beautiful Cornish valley and an idyllic beach at the bottom. You could very easily spend the whole day here - we certainly did! The day...

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