In search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail

The search for the Holy Grail has captured the imagination of societies across the centuries, and is one of the most enduring legends in European literature and art. Now a European Union funded research project aims to encourage visitors to take up the quest at one of six locations in the UK and across Europe. I headed to Somerset to go in search of Glastonbury’s Holy Grail trail…

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Explore the Surrey Hills AONB

The Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has been described as one of England’s finest landscapes, with its rolling chalk downs and wooded valleys.  It is also rich in heritage, and offers some unexpected surprises for anyone who explores a little deeper. I decided to find out what the area has to offer…

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Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for good food since 1998, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall first brought his food ethos to Channel 4 with a particular focus on food-integrity, sustainability and the consumption of local and seasonal produce. I went along to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair to see if this ethos continues to be at the heart of what they do…. Continue reading Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The UK & Ireland leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a chance to fuel your wanderlust without even leaving your home town. This is an event that brings mountain sports to you on the big screen, with stunning backdrops and huge characters to inspire your next adventure. And this year’s programme certainly did not disappoint…

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Forest Holidays: A Woodland Hideaway

A visit to Forest Holidays is all about finding a little sanctuary deep in the forest. A place to relax and recharge your batteries, but also to reconnect with nature and rediscover your place in the natural world.  So for the next stop in my tour of the best of South West of England sustainable tourism, I headed to the most northerly county in the region for a forest holiday in the Forest of Dean…

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The London Eye: A Bird’s Eye View

International visitors have long been fascinated by the diverse appeal that London has to offer, while British tourists often neglect their capital city in favour of an overseas package tour. But this summer the staycation is hotly tipped to make a come back. So I decided it was high time I spent a day being a tourist in my own capital, and what better place to start than a ride on the London Eye…

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10 ways the EU benefits UK travellers

On 23 June 2016, the British people will vote in a national referendum to decide whether the UK remains a member of the European Union. This has been billed as one of the biggest decisions of a generation, so I decided to find out what ‘Brexit’ could mean for British tourists and how membership of the EU benefits UK travellers…

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