3 of the best short hikes in the Gower Peninsula

2020 is Year of the Outdoors in Wales and few places can rival the outstanding natural beauty of the Gower Peninsula. This 19-mile stretch of coastline, just a short drive from Swansea, is home to some of the most spectacular, unspoilt beaches and coastal hikes in the U.K. I…

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‘Spectacle of Light’ at Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Nestled in the Cotswold Hills, in Gloucestershire, is one of England’s most beautiful Tudor castles. Sudeley Castle & Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for the ‘Spectacle of Light’ – an enchanting light and sound trail that’s open to visitors throughout December. Seeing the historic castle and gardens illuminated under the…

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12 Days of Bristmas: The best things to do in Bristol this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, here in beautiful Bristol… For the last few weeks, I’ve been out and about exploring some of the best things to do in and around the city, as part of Visit Bristol’s #MerryBristmas celebrations and I have 12 festive treats in…

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10 festive things to do in Bath at Christmas

Bath is beautiful in all seasons but there’s something truly magical about this city at Christmas-time. The historic streets, twinkly lights, and bustling market stalls make this one of the best cities in the world for a festive break. So grab a hot chocolate, crank up the Bublé, and…

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Bristol Open Doors Festival: Discovering Bristol’s Hidden City

Sometimes there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. Bristol Open Doors festival gives locals the perfect excuse to get out and explore the best bits of Bristol – from the city’s most iconic landmarks to its forgotten gems. Now in its 26th year, Bristol Open…

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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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