Hiking the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Porlock

When you think of epic hikes, it’s easy to conjure up images of America’s great Appalachian Trail or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. But just 60 miles west of Bristol, you’ll find the starting point for one of the most spectacular and adventurous long-distance hiking routes in the…

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University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Bristol’s best keep secret

Psst – I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Stoke Bishop, near The Downs, is one of Bristol’s best hidden gems. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is an idyllic oasis of calm and the perfect place to escape…

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Stepping back in time at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

There are few sights in Bristol more iconic than Brunel’s historic SS Great Britain. I must have walked past those towering masts and colourful flags more than a thousand times, so I was delighted to be invited to climb aboard this month as part of their enchanting Summer Spectacular!…

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A visit to Somerset Lavender Farm

Lavender fields are all the rage right now, but forget Provence – what if I told you that you could discover these glorious fields of purple just 40 minutes outside of Bristol? Somerset Lavender Farm is one of the most beautiful places to spot lavender in the U.K and…

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Spring in Tyntesfield: A must-do day trip from Bristol

Tyntesfield has been on my Bristol bucket list for as long as I can remember, so with Spring in full bloom, it seemed like the perfect time to finally make a visit to this beautiful National Trust site in North Somerset. Located just 7 miles outside of Bristol, Tyntesfield…

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10 ways to beat the January blues in Bristol

And just like that, the festive season is over for another year. The fridge is the barest it’s been in weeks; the Christmas tree is looking more than a little sorry for itself; and the festive films have disappeared in a puff from Netflix. But there’s no need to…

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5 of the top things to do in Wells

It might be England’s smallest city but there is plenty to see and do in beautiful Wells. Nestled within the Mendip Hills in Somerset, this medieval city is full of “Olde” English charm and architectural beauty. It’s the perfect place for a Sunday wander or a relaxing weekend getaway. Here’s…

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