United Kingdom holidays

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The plot thickens: why murder mystery weekends are on the rise
Gory getaways are all the rage, thanks to glamorous extras, contemporary themes and a taste for escapism. Our writer heads to Berkshire to visit an ‘unhinged heiress’

Sally Howard

01, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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North York Moors national park at 70 – from steam trains to spas, there’s so much to love
To mark the park’s birthday, we take a look at its best attractions, beyond its fabulously wild moors and valleys

Lucy McGuire

28, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Let it glow: 10 best Christmas light displays in Britain
Add sparkle and cheer to dark nights at these festive illuminations and light trails

Annabelle Thorpe

27, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Happy holly days: 10 of the best Christmas outings across the UK
Light trails, sparkly castles, pantos, vintage cinema and even a solar-powered ice rink … We pick dozens of events to get you into the spirit of Christmas

Phoebe Taplin

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Study reveals Britain’s greenest cities – and they are all in the south
Greener cities such as Exeter and Bristol can benefit from spurt in ‘urban eco-tourism’ while industrial centres in northern Britain lose out, study says

Amelia Hill and Nazia Parveen

24, Nov, 2022 @1:56 PM

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‘Festive joy and genuine excitement’: Readers’ favourite independent UK shopping streets
Brilliant delis, art shops, cafes and more exuding the Christmas vibe from Penzance to Glasgow, delight our tipsters. Scroll to the bottom for the winning tip

Guardian readers

24, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best restaurants in Nottingham
Inspired by Master Chef winners, a sprinkling of Michelin stars, plus supper clubs and pop-ups evolving into new restaurants, the city’s independent food scene has never felt more energised

Robyn Wilson

24, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Five great car-free breaks around the UK
Getaways without a car cut leisure emissions but also mean new freedom to explore coasts, towns and almost 2,000 years of history

Phoebe Taplin

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Salt-flats and autumn sun: a car-free break on Suffolk’s Shotley peninsula
Our special feature on trips with no driving starts with a train, bus and walking of the salty wilderness of southern SuffolkFive more car-free UK trips

Phoebe Taplin

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Waterfall weekender: my wild swimming adventure in the Brecon Beacons
A walk amid cinematic landscapes to five south Wales waterfalls – and a cosy pub – proves the perfect substitute for a holiday abroad

Neelam Tailor

15, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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20 best cosy UK cottages for a winter break
From the Highlands to Cornwall, we select stylish boltholes on hills, coasts and in deep, soothing countryside. Come on, light that fire …

Sarah Baxter

12, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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I climbed a mountain in the Lake District – to mark a two-minute silence with strangers
Every year, walkers from all over the north join members of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club on a trek up Great Gable in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in conflict

James Gingell

11, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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