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Blog posts from July 2013

  1. Ten of the best beaches in the UK – Readers’ Choice

    July 24, 2013
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    Bournemouth. Pic by Chris Downer.
    Wistfully, we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers last week about the best beaches in the UK. It was wistful because it was a weekday and the law does not (yet) allow for mandatory beach-going once the temperature goes above 25° (oh, how any party who proposed that would get ...

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  2. On a roll – our British cheese round-up

    July 17, 2013
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    Almost worth getting married for. (Pic courtesy of Caws Cenarth Cheese.)
    It was one of the team’s fault. Bringing in a wonderfully whiffy cheddar to the office, which got us musing on Britain’s best cheeses. (After we’d wrestled the sniffy Somerset specimen from his mitts, that was.)

    Painstaking research – well, a quick  poll – has revealed (unusual ...

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  3. Beautifully bonkers – the best of weird Britain (Part the Second)

    July 9, 2013
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    Headington Shark. Pic by Henry Flowers via Wikimedia Commons.
    We’ve covered bus shelters, haunted Cornish inns and crooked pubs in the

    first part of our look at weird Britain

    , and now we move on to shell grottoes, gnome reserves and titter type names like Back Passage and Bell End. We bring you Beautifully bonkers – the best of weird ...

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  4. Beautifully bonkers - the best of weird Britain (Part the First)

    July 3, 2013
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    'There was a crooked pub...' We’ve covered mad museums and British beasties , and now our wide-eyed and happy chronicling of the more unusual elements of the country continues. The UK is full of what we can only describe as individuality, which along with castles, Beefeaters and rolling cheese down a hill are most compelling reasons ...

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