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Guided tour to stunning gardens in the west of England

Guided tour to stunning gardens in the west of England

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Anyone planning to visit some of the finest gardens in England who has a week to spare should focus on Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. The west of England is home to several arts and crafts style gardens, the type that epitomise all things that people expect from an English garden; plants, borders and cream teas. Hampton Court, Herefordshire Hampton Court is a modern garden created in the grounds of a traditional country estate. It has a contemporary Arts and Crafts feel, lovingly detailed, with tunnels and hidden gardens, mazes and caves to explore. Discover the acres of stunning formal gardens and a kitchen/edible ornamental garden that is a feature worth a visit in its own right. The estate has a manor house that looks out upon a parkland setting in the curve...
4-star, 5-star hotels in York and Walls, England

4-star, 5-star hotels in York and Walls, England

Travel
York with its cathedral and other attractions is definitely one of the UK's top destinations for a city break vacation. Visiting York York can be visited on a day trip from London but a few hours is not enough to enjoy even the cathedral, let alone York's other top visitor attractions. (Here are the Ten Best Things to Do in York.) Instead consider a stay of at least one or two nights in the city. There's a wide range of accommodation options and York is well-served with 4-star and 5-star hotels, guesthouses, luxury lodges, and b&bs. There are cheaper hotels too, for those on a budget, but here are some suggested hotels at the upper end of the market. They are all rated as either 4-star or 5-star by Enjoy England, the official tourist board for England. For other suggestion...
Weekend Breaks in the East of England in July and August

Weekend Breaks in the East of England in July and August

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The East of England counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, and Bedfordshire have plenty to offer anyone looking for a weekend break, any time of the year. Here are some suggestions on where to go, what to see, and where to stay if planning to travel in July or August to enjoy a summer weekend break. Weekend Breaks in July Where to Go Constable Country is a natural choice for July. Not all of the artist John Constable's paintings were of the summer months, but many of his best-loved works feature the English countryside in all its green glory. What to See Constable's most famous painting of all, The Hay Wain, may show the scenery around Flatford a little later in the year, when the hay-makers are at work, but July usually means good weather an...