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  • dining room in a restaurant

    Muddy reviews: Burleigh Court Hotel, Stroud

    Searching for an award-winning overnighter in the countryside with top nosh on demand? Escape to this 19th century, boutique manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds. Muddy packed the bags and checked in for the night.

  • light trail

    15 Twinkly light trails to visit

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit across Glos, Worcs and beyond. Scarf on, hot choc at the ready, time to head out on a magical wintery walk.

  • The best Black Friday travel deals!

    Staying in a gorgeous hotel or lying on a tropical beach never fails to make us happy, which is why we’re excited to bring you all the best discounts around the world. Just think of us as your BFF when it comes to BF!

  • panto

    Release the cheese! 14 Pantos & Xmas shows

    Pantos are back baby (oh yes they are!). So dig out your stripy tights, false lashes, wiggery and boas, and book in for one of these shows in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire and beyond. Plus WIN a Family ticket to Cinderella!

  • ice rink

    Skates on! 8 best ice rinks near you

    We're heading into the season of slip-sliding, wall-grabbing, and pirouetting. Skate queen or just here for the mulled wine, check out these festive ice rinks - all within an hour of Glos & Worcs!

  • Escape by rail to these 7 heavenly new hotels

    No flight, no faff... hop on the train to these gorgeous new hotels from the newest Pig Hotel to a Peaks treehouse and a cheeky little number in Paris

  • garden

    How to have an (e)cotswolds adventure

    Want a getaway with serious eco-cred? If anyone knows how to nail an eco-themed Cotswold adventure it's Chris Burton, owner of the aptly-named Eco Chic Cottages. From amazing farm-to-fork organic pubs and arboretums to eco-aware parks and palaces, see her go-to guide here.

  • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

    Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

  • lights

    What’s On November

    Where to go for fun in Glos and Worcs this month? How about one of these 28 brilliant ideas. From Christmas wreath workshops to pop-up rinks, pantos and light trails ... all the best things to do in one fabulous bundle.

  • Muddy reviews: Feuerstein Nature Family Resort, Italy

    Looking for an easy to reach, hassle-free, action-packed family getaway? This South Tyrol playground ticks all the boxes for a year-round Muddy escape.

  • Top five family travel trends

    From far-flung adventures to amazing festivals and multi-generational getaways, here's the definitive Muddy Travels guide of where to head next with your brood.

  • A taste of Valletta

    Malta’s capital has a food scene on fire right now so we just had to sample it on a whirlwind city break, enjoying the amazing architecture, culture and buzzy bars along the way.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: The Caribbean

    For those dreaming of escaping to the sun in 2022 (me, me!), here's an expert guide to the loveliest islands in the Caribbbean to visit, with the how, where and why.

  • Long-haul holiday inspo for 2022

    Where will 2022 take you? We're all itching to travel overseas once more, so here is some early inspiration in preparation for January's booking frenzy.

  • halloween girls

    26 Brilliant things to do this half term

    School's out and it's Halloween - a double whammy that calls for Muddy's un-putdownable half-term guide. Want to know how to keep them happy? Whether you're herding toddlers or teens we've got something guaranteed to keep them busy.

  • martin kemp on stage

    Party on! Glos’s A-list fixer tells all

    Hang outs with Michael Hutchence, runs ins with Frank Sinatra and late nights with Amy Winehouse. Party fixer and Subscription Rooms Director Hugh Phillimore's life sounds like a blast. We chat celeb tales and find out what hot events are coming to Stroud.

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    Muddy reviews: The Corinium Hotel

    Pack your Cotswold bucket list and head to this quirky and characterful bolthole in the heart of Cirencester. Hearing its just got new owners, Muddy simply had to go down and check it out. Want to know what we thought? Read on.

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    9 Things not to miss at Stroud Book Festival

    Stroud Book Festival has a knock-out lineup this year, from award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo and TV entrepreneur Mary Portas to bestselling author Kate Mosse. Want to know what to make a beeline for? See our picks from the 30 fantastic events going on.

  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you've probably never heard of.

  • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? You betcha! Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly, from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: Antigua

    Dreaming of sunny skies and turquoise waters? With the world slowly opening up to tourists once more, here's all you need to know about awesome Antigua

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Stunning beaches, beautiful broads and bijou boltholes plus a vibrant capital city – Norfolk is one of our favourite year-round staycation destinations. Ready to 'Do Different'?

  • 16 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Choosing a UK holiday? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    With 200 miles of SW Coast Path, two vibrant cities, a national park, gorgeous beaches and lush cream teas, why go anywhere else?

  • Muddy reviews: The Star Inn, Alfriston

    A triple treat of sleepy rural peace, local culture creds and stylish Tudor charm, The Star Inn in Alfriston, East Sussex opened in June to acclaim. Only thing is, does it pass the Muddy test?

  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

  • 48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

    Be it Blackpool or Barbados, make this summer holiday your most stylish yet. From handwoven kaftans to beach speakers, these are the holiday must-haves in Muddy's basket.

  • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    Summer's here so we've got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

  • Top places to stop on your way to Cornwall and the South West

    Driving down to your staycation and need somewhere to have lunch, walk the dog, let the kids run or even take a nap? We've sniffed out the best places to stop near the south-west's major routes.

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

    It's been so long, holidays have taken on a rather emotional hue. So we asked our editors how they really want to spend their annual leave. Expect cocktails, cities, and plenty of sun.

  • Book now: 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

    This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it's packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We've got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

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