Archive for September, 2013

The UK’s best cookery courses

September 3, 2013
The UK’s best cookery courses

Ever wondered how to make the perfect pork pie, proper homebrew or a real curry? We pick the best cookery courses across the UK Nungwi Village Baking weekender, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Whether you’re a latecomer to baking or a committed Bake Off fan, there’s something to enjoy at Denman College, run by the country’s most-devoted bakers, […]

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10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

September 3, 2013
10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

How far will you go for a great meal? Here are 10 restaurants worth planning a short break around, with places to stay on site or nearby The Ethicurean, Wrington, near Bristol Created from the old orangery of an Edwardian walled garden, the Ethicurean (mains from £12) creates much of its menu from what it […]

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South Downs national park: a ranger’s guide

September 3, 2013
South Downs national park: a ranger’s guide

From the South Downs’ best walks and wildlife spotting, to great places to eat, drink and stay, ranger Tom Parry has the lowdown What’s new? This year sees the official opening of almost all remaining sections of a new long-distance trail, the Shipwrights Way. The 50-mile route takes in some exceptionally beautiful countryside and runs […]

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The Broads national park: a ranger’s guide

September 3, 2013
The Broads national park: a ranger’s guide

From the best places for boat hire and day trips on the Norfolk Broads to spotting its wildlife and finding great places to eat and drink, ranger Robin Allard has the lowdown What’s new? A canoe trip can be a real family adventure and a chance for that “taster” of the Broads. This year we […]

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UK national parks: celebrating a country’s natural beauty

September 3, 2013
UK national parks: celebrating a country’s natural beauty

With rugged hills, unspoilt coast and acres of gentle beauty, our national parks are a wonderful natural asset. Sara Maitland looks back at the parks’ history, and the joy they have brought her I have stood on Hadrian’s Wall looking at the long view northwards, with the wind in my face and deep sympathy in my […]

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: insider travel tips

September 3, 2013
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: insider travel tips

Every year comedians descend on Edinburgh for the world’s biggest arts festival. Tim Clark decided to ask them for a tour of their favourite spots It is a question we had pondered for years: just how do you navigate the world’s biggest arts festival? The mass of artists, performers, day-trippers and visitors – never mind […]

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The Alan Partridge guide to Norwich

September 3, 2013
The Alan Partridge guide to Norwich

The new Alpha Papa film has put Norwich in the spotlight. Here’s where to eat, sleep, shop and have fun in Norwich. It’s OK, they’re not all Alan Partridge haunts Alpha Papa, the Steve Coogan film that opened, is Alan Partridge’s “love letter” to Norwich. Aha! you titter. But know this: after Ali G, the […]

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The Honours: restaurant review

September 3, 2013
The Honours: restaurant review

Wonderful food, great service, a sense of calm… the only things to suffer in this great Edinburgh diner are your arteries 58a North Castle Street, Edinburgh (0131 220 2513). Meal for two, including drinks and service £130 The Honours in Edinburgh does the thing that the very best restaurants do: it lets you through the […]

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A chef’s tour of North Yorkshire

September 3, 2013
A chef’s tour of North Yorkshire

The Michelin-starred chef of the Yorke Arms in Pately Bridge reveals her top restaurants, pubs and food producers in the county Yorkshire has the most beautiful collection of monastic ruins in the country. The discerning Cistercian monks knew how to choose a serene position that was not only beautiful but that would serve the their […]

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A chef’s tour of Wiltshire

September 3, 2013
A chef’s tour of Wiltshire

The Michelin-starred chef and owner of Theo Randall at the Intercontinental in London, likes to return to childhood haunts in Wiltshire, for great food producers and brilliant pub food My father grew up in Wiltshire, and as kids we went most weekends, going for long family walks. This is something I’ve kept going with my […]

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