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Review: Middlethorpe Hall, York

An elegant country house crammed with character and charm welcomes Hannah Talmage for a lazy weekend of eating and relaxation. Middlethorpe Hall sits rather splendidly in 20-acres of parkland – beautiful...
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Review: Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire

Sophie Ritchie takes a break from the hectic pace of city life and heads to Hampshire for a weekend stay at the magnificent Tylney Hall Hotel... At the end of a winding Red Wood tree-lined avenue awaits an...
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Review: Luton Hoo Country House Hotel & Spa, Luton

Good Things’ editor Zoe Perrett’s luck is in at this luxury mansion... It’s Friday the 13th. The day gets off to a fraught start. It’s snowing, and icy gale force winds buffet the car. We have to do a...
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Review: Down Hall Country House & Hotel, Essex

Good Things’ editor Zoe Perrett enjoys a luxury weekend getaway in her own home county... Following a Friday afternoon assembly just a few towns away, we screech up Down Hall’s drive a little later than...
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The UK’s Finest Spas

Relax, rejuvenate and indulge your senses at one of the UK’s finest spas. We've found some of the best venues to try for a luxury spa break this January.  1 Feversham Arms Hotel, York Surrounded...
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Scotland’s Hottest Fire Festivals

Whilst fire festivals aren’t confined to Scotland, the Scots arguably do them best. Celtic pagans used to believe that their fire rituals could ward off evil spirits and protect them from misfortune in the...
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Good Things’ Guide To Cardiff

Rich in history and with fiercely patriotic people, Cardiff is often dubbed ‘the heart of Wales’ - and, as Good Things’ Picture Editor Alice Griffiths discovered, the city can enchant even the most...
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Discover The UK’s Best Stargazing Spots

Look up and get lost - there are few sights as astonishing and as humbling as staring up at a sky full of stars. On a clear night in the countryside, up to 4,000 stars can be seen twinkling above us. But with...
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Discover Ballynahinch Castle, Ireland

Good Things' Travel Editor Georgina Wilson-Powell falls in love with Ballynahinch Castle – the life and soul of Connemara’s rugged landscape for centuries. Once a fortress on a lake, Ballynahinch Castle...