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    Revealed: The 7 Wonders of Worcestershire

    Didn't know Worcestershire harboured its very own wonders? Turns out it's been hiding some frankly fabulous spots and landmarks. Want to know where has made the grade? Find out here.

  • 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? Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • 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 Reviews: Ingleside House

    Hollywood cool in the heart of the Cotswolds? Step this way madam. Tipped to be daringly different, and with it's own acclaimed restaurant and theatre, this boutique bolthole was on Muddy's A-list to review. Want to know what we thought? Read on.

  • 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?

  • Muddy Reviews: Tewkesbury Park Hotel

    Want a getaway that'll set your heart racing? Then put this stunning bolthole on your wishlist. With stand-out food, stylish decor and a truly cinematic setting Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a big hitter. Want to know what it's like to stay? Read our review here.

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    Muddy meets royalty! Peter Phillips epic new festival

    There's a hot new festival coming to Glos and it has a fabulously royal stamp. Muddy chats to Peter Phillips (son of HRH Princess Anne) about his new 'baby' - a food and drink festival with a sustainable twist. Want to know the royal MC's plans (and his own favourite foodie spots in the county?!) Then read on.

  • 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.

  • Muddy Reviews: The Bank House Hotel & Spa

    Looking for a getaway that packs a punch? This 4* getaway features a luxe spa, a golf club, the Malvern Hills on your doorstep, oh, and an epic-level Penthouse suite. Read on for our review of the Bank House Hotel.

  • 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.

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    Muddy Reviews: Woodchester Valley Vineyard

    Think France and Italy have the monopoly on dreamy vineyards, fascinating viticulture and award-winning wines? Meet the Cotswold contender putting Gloucestershire on the map as a world-class wine destination. We headed to Woodchester Valley Vineyard for a sip-and-stay experience with a difference.

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    Grape escape: The mum & daughter winemakers

    Ever dreamt of living on a vineyard? It's English Wine Week (19 - 27 June) so we chatted to the mum and daughter team behind the vines at Woodchester Valley Vineyard who do just that. Plus WIN! a wine tasting tour worth £45.

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    Muddy reviews: The Bathurst Arms

    With a fairytale riverside setting, a 5-star organic rating and a wildly fabulous circus-themed tipi (you heard us right) outside, the Bathurst Arms is fast establishing itself as a front-runner feast-and-stay destination in Glos. We swung by this candy-coloured Cotswold inn for the afternoon to see what the fuss was about.

  • 6 Breathtaking Flower Fields

    Looking to visit a glorious flower field this summer? You'll feel like you're sashaying through a field in France or Holland with these dazzling floral pop-ups - all right on our home turf. From lavender displays to rolling carpets of colourful sunflowers, check out these beautiful fields you won't believe are in the UK.

  • 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.

  • City slickin’: what’s on in London this summer

    London's shaking off the lockdown cobwebs with a host of awesome events. Bag yourself the best tickets now with our guide to what's on in the capital.

  • 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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