Day trips

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‘Delectable and ripe’: readers’ favourite pick-your-own farms
There’s more to these farms than lovely berries, flowers and veg: some have brilliant cafes, live music, supper clubs and film screenings, our tipsters tell us

Guardian readers

04, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Fronds reunited: an Isle of Wight trip to restore a priceless ecosystem
Seagrass protects us from coastal erosion – and it’s under threat. A day tracking its presence is a great way to savour and safeguard the coastline

Sally Howard

04, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best UK beaches for swimming
Whether you want to swim long distances safely, or just bob about in a beautiful spot, there is a bay or cove to suit

Ella Foote

25, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Truly invigorating’: readers’ favourite lidos in the UK
Whether they swim by moonlight, or the midday sun, to disco beats or the sounds of the ocean – our tipsters take the plunge at some of the UK’s best outdoor pools

Guardian readers

21, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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10 glorious UK garden fantasias to visit this summer
Inspired by exotic travels and distant history, these lesser known British spaces are bursting with colour, idiosyncrasy and creative flourishes

Ambra Edwards

16, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Romans, Druids and Camelot: the UK’s best ancient sites, as chosen by readers
Atmospheric forts, solstice circles and exquisite Roman mosaics feature in readers’ pick of the UK’s finest ancient monuments

Guardian readers

14, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A great hill walk to a great Pembrokeshire pub: Tafarn Sinc
A summit with views of three countries shares top billing with a 5,000-year-old trail on this stroll

Alf Alderson

01, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A monument to Scottish home life: why you should visit Tenement House
Agnes Toward’s beautifully preserved Glasgow flat tells the story of these buildings – not slums but hubs of vibrant communities

Robin McKie

29, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘The beating pulse of poetry’: why you should visit Keats House
The Romantic poet’s home in London was a haven where he wrote some of his most famous works. Today, two centuries after his death, it still evokes Keats’ spirit

Ashish Ghadiali

28, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Balmy Britain: why you should visit Ventnor Botanic Garden
Tucked away on the Isle of Wight’s south coast, this haven really can boast a balmy UK microclimate – and has the lizards to prove it

Tim Lewis

27, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Macabre, biased and fascinating: why you should visit the Wellcome Collection
The permanent collection of gruesome medical artefacts, is just one of the attractions at this mesmerising and forward-looking London institution


27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Where to run wild: UK playgrounds and skateparks to visit
From the first play street to a ‘junk playground’, there are many spaces old and new that offer kids the chance to let off steam

Krish Nathaniel

26, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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