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Checking in: Margate House is a celebration of pink in one of the trendiest towns in England

This new B&B in Kent's trendiest seaside town is the perfect post for a weekend escape - a successful celebration of pink used joyously to introduce a sense of play and bring the Victorian terrace building into modernity

The most beautiful beaches in Cornwall

Sun, surf and its own subtropical climate are just some of the reasons why Cornwall's beautiful beaches are recognised as being the best in the United Kingdom

Why Sussex is the most creatively inspiring of English counties - and things to do when you visit

Fiona McKenzie Johnston dives deep into the county that has been home to the Bloomsbury Group, Surrealists, a guild of Catholic craftsmen – and continues to inspire so many creatives today

The best stargazing spots in the UK and where to stay while you're there

Taking a trip to contemplate the skies? These are the five best destinations, each with a stylish place to stay when you're done with the stars

Things to do in Edinburgh: How to spend 48 hours in the Scottish capital

Edinburgh is a city that has it all, from castles and museums to Michelin-starred restaurants and state of the art theatre. Here's how to spend 48 hours in the Scottish capital

Things to do in Oxford: How to spend 48 hours in the university city

Honey-coloured colleges, unusual museums, sprawling meadows with the river running through them, and some of the best pubs in England. Here's our itinerary for 48 hours among the dreaming spires of Oxford

The best luxury festival accommodation this summer

For this summer's festivals, forget the rickety tents, port-a-loo queues and hoards of clamouring fans and instead opt for more luxurious digs, from glamorous yurts to refurbished Airstreams. We've rounded up the best and most deluxe festival accommodations for the UK's summer festivals, so all you have to do is press ‘book’ and get grooving

Where to go for a weekend break if you love interiors

Plotting a design-led break away from the capital? This is where to stay, where to shop and what to eat within reach of London

Unpacked: The Suffolk is a perfect seaside hotel packed with style

The Suffolk Hotel, new to Aldeburgh’s colourful Victorian high street, feels perfectly just so, slipping pleasurably into the context of this pretty East Anglian seaside town as if it was always meant to be.

Unpacked: Chef Margot Henderson opens The Three Horseshoes in a bucolic Somerset village

Rochelle Canteen’s Margot Henderson opens Three Horseshoes in the rolling, bucolic, Somerset village of Batcombe. Pamela Goodman gets a first look.
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Historic royal palaces where anyone can stay the night

If you want to get closer to royalty, we recommend a stay at one of these royal estates. See how to stay the night at Balmoral, Sandringham and more