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Enter our competition for the chance to enjoy a two-night stay at the historic estate The AA 4-star Woburn Hotel stands at the gateway to...

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You don't need an excuse to indulge in the delights of an Afternoon Tea but from 8 to 14 August, it’s Afternoon Tea week making it positively compulsory. So, here, we list just a few of the ways you can raise a tea cup to celebrate this great British institution at some of our loveliest hotels.

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Accommodation

Zara Gaspar checks into luxury self-catering home away from home Landal Gwel an Mor for a relaxing seaside break in Poldark Country First impressions: Gwel an Mor...

Zara Gaspar checks in to The Talbot Inn in Ripley, Surrey to discover the historic setting for Lord Nelson's love affair First impressions The Talbot Inn was...

Great British Buildings

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A king's temper resulted in one of London's finest royal residences Next time you utter a swear word in frustration, spare a thought for King...

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