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The best of British seaside festivals and events for 2021: readers’ tips
From great food to fine folk music and art, these cultural and community events are all the better for a blast of sea air

Guardian readers

29, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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West Highlands on a budget: a hostel amid Scotland’s mountains and waterfalls
Our series of low-cost stays continues at the revamped Glen Nevis hostel, handy for long-distance trails, plus safer routes for frisky weather

Dixe Wills

29, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Away from it all: island hopping around Finland’s Turku archipelago
With Finland now open to vaccinated travellers, the 20,000 pristine islands off its south-west coast make for an appealing post-pandemic tour

Tristan Parker

29, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘A wild pony stamped on my tent!’: seven readers on their first camping experiences
Many of us are holidaying close to home this year and opting for camping, having never tried it before. Readers recall the cold, wet, wild and wonderful experiences they have had under canvas

Guardian readers

28, Jul, 2021 @1:20 PM

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A Worthy Farm camping trip isn’t quite Glasto, but it’s the best we’ll get this year
There’s less noise and fewer people, but a family trip to the Glastonbury site delivers enough of the festival experience to make great memories

Kate Leahy

28, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Tell us about a UK country fair for the chance to win a £200 holiday
Summer is country show season in the UK – we want to hear about your favourite. The best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stay

Guardian community team

27, Jul, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Seabirds, lobsters and rock: a car-free trip to Bridlington, east Yorkshire
Seaside pleasures and foodie delights are on offer at this traditional resort – and there are superb gardens and wildlife to discover, too

Phoebe Taplin

27, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Cornwall: 10 small group trips offering big outdoor adventures
Locally run outfits offer some of Cornwall’s best activities, including kayaking, coasteering, paddleboarding and via ferrata

Wyl Menmuir

26, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Wave of success: staycations and Olympics drive surfing boom
For Britons cooped up over lockdown, the sport is proving an irresistible opportunity to reconnect with nature

Miranda Bryant

25, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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10 of the best places to stay on the Scottish coast
From coaching inns to modern bothies and eco campsites, all these places take in fabulous sea views and majestic landscapes

Lucy Gillmore

25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Grape escapes: 10 amazing UK vineyard hotels and lodges
Lush scenery, wine tasting, great food and no drive home ... where to stay among the grapevines

Annabelle Thorpe

25, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Stay calm and look fabulous: Holiday hassle and how to avoid it
Driving, packing, parenting while driving … yes, summer holidays are here to torment us. Handily, so are Guardian writers on how to negotiate them

Tim Dowling, Zoe Williams, Jess Cartner-Morley, Alexis Petridis, Felicity Cloake and Sali Hughes

24, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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