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Emma
Whitstable is a seaside town in north Kent. With a picturesque harbour, extensive shingle beach and lots of quaint shops to visit along the high street, there is no shortage of things to do in Whitstable. To top it off, there are tonnes of great eateries, outlets to buy fresh seafood and an annual oyster...
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Guernsey is a beautiful island off the coast of France that has some incredible things to see and do. But if you’re planning a short break, it can be hard to decide what to prioritise. To help you plan your trip effectively, I’ve put together this list of some of the best things to do in...
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by Emma Marshall If you’re looking to escape London, for a change of scene and a breath of fresh air, then there are endless options. And the fact that London has pretty good rail connections to the rest of the country means that you don’t need to have a car to get away. There are...
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Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s main draws, with more than two million tourists visiting its main attractions every year. I recently spent a long weekend there and I can see why! The city has a wealth of things to see and do and there will be no shortage of sights to choose from if you...
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If you’re researching Portsmouth attractions to help you plan a trip, there are lots to choose from.  It’s a city rich in maritime history, and its location on the English south coast means that you can easily combine a cultural visit with a day out at the beach.  One of the top things you should...
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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a must if you’re in London.  Located close to Richmond upon Thames, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site that covers over 300 acres and which, according to the website, “has one of the most diverse collections of living plants of any botanic garden in the world”.  There are many...
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I’ve just come back from three days in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It was a place that was always on my list to visit, but for some reason seemed to get usurped by trips to mainland European cities such as Zurich, Porto and Granada.  But with international travel being trickier lately, I’ve turned my attention to exploring...
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Blenheim Palace is an 18th century stately home originally built for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough.  Its construction was to honour his pivotal role in defeating France at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.  The house has remained in the Marlborough family ever since and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It...
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If you’re looking for days out in London – whether that’s because you’re visiting the UK’s capital or because you’re on a UK staycation – there is a wealth of things to do in south west London.  You are spoilt for choice when it comes to parks and palaces, museums and galleries, not to mention...
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Written by Emma Marshall Lyme Regis in Dorset is an ideal getaway for a UK staycation.  Known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, it’s an attractive, picturesque town by the sea which is within easy reach of many other local attractions.  I grew up nearby and loved my childhood visits here. If you are thinking of...
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