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Blog posts from August 2013

  1. The definitive guide to pitching up and drinking down - pub campsites

    August 30, 2013
    by | guides

    Oh noes! We’re hearing reports that yet again,

    many British pubs will go out of business in the next year

    – around four thousand of them, inn fact. Shiver our timbers.

    The Good Pub Guide has warned that ‘complacent’ pubs are at risk of closure because they’re ‘stuck in ...

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  2. Best budget days out - Readers' Choice

    August 23, 2013
    by | guides

    Crab netted
    It’s readers’ choice time again! Thanks for all your suggestions – wholesome and not so wholesome – about budget things to do around the UK. We’ve put them together and added our own tips so you can have a penny-pinching time wherever you are and whatever you’re into:

    Crabbing ...

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  3. Coastal critters – where to sea marine mammals in the UK

    August 14, 2013
    by | guides

    Bottlenose dolphin with her young, Moray Firth. Pic by Peter Asprey.
    Coastal critters! We have bucketloads of them in these isles. (Or possibly ‘lorryloads’ – have you ever tried to fit a blue whale into a bucket? Not recommended.) We don’t mean

    jellyfish flopping to our shores in the heatwave


    tasty mussels

    either – we’re going on about the other ...

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  4. For the Yoof of Today – camping with teenagers

    August 6, 2013
    by | guides

    'Get up! We have Historical Sites to see!'
    Possibly because I don’t possess any of my own, I am disproportionately fond of the Yoof of Today. It can’t be denied that they can occasionally be troublesome (commenting loudly on one’s arse in the street) and occasionally annoying (playing music on 'mobile phones' on the bus ...

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  5. Wandering around the small screen – TV locations in the UK

    August 1, 2013
    by | guides

    Britain's best DJ. Pic by Benabomb.
    Sensible folk have been recognising for some time that this land is the place to be for holidays. There are all sorts of reasons for this, we’ve pointed out many times –

    people argue more abroad

    , you don’t have to stand in the airport in your socks and with ...

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