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Floors Castle

Beyond London Travel visits Floors Castle near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, family home of the Duke of Roxburghe and one of VisitScotland's 5-star visitor attractions, a Scottish Downton Abbey.

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Beyond London Travel Books

The Beyond London Travel Books page reviews guidebooks, history, mysteries and fiction to help readers enjoy their visits to England, the UK, France, and beyond.

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Food Trails Book Review

Beyond London Travel reviews Food Trails, a new guidebook from Lonely Planet for the culinary traveller which helps you plan 52 Perfect Weekends in the world's tastiest destinations.

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Only in Edinburgh

Only in Edinburgh by the urban explorer Duncan JD Smith is more than a guidebook or just another travel guide, it's also a series of essays on the city's attractions and secrets.

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Flights from London to Toulouse

Flights from London to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, just outside the city, are operated by British Airways, easyJet and from November 2016 by Ryanair.

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Exmoor Accommodation near Dulverton

For Exmoor Accommodation near Dulverton, The Copse bed and breakfast in Brushford is two miles from this gateway to the Exmoor National Park and an ideal base for activities in Somerset and Devon.

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Travel Features

On this Travel Features page Beyond London Travel provides inspirational travel tales to give you ideas on where to go and what to do from London, whether it be Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Stonehenge...

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Polishing Diamonds in Amsterdam

Mike Gerrard learns about Polishing Diamonds in Amsterdam for Beyond London Travel with Pauline Willemse on a diamonds masterclass course at Coster Diamonds.

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Free Travel Sharing App

The new free travel sharing app, Pearlshare, is tested by Beyond London Travel who published guides to British pubs, London brewery tours, bars in Palma, Mallorca, and more.

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Free France Magazine

The Good Life France is a wonderful free PDF magazine that we love to read, full of entertaining and fascinating articles and great photography. Click the link for the latest issue.

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Secret Edinburgh Guidebook

The Secret Edinburgh Guidebook is the latest in the series of guides from JonGlez publishers which uncovers the hidden corners of cities, in this case Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.

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London to Lyon

You can go from London to Lyon by plane with easyJet or British Airways, or take the train from London to Paris and the TGV from Paris to Lyon, France's second city and gastronomic capital.

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Where to Eat, Drink and Shop in Rotterdam

We enjoyed this guide to eating, drinking and shopping in Rotterdam, thanks to the Food Republic website and writer Rupert Parker.

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Ten Things to Do in Paris on a Budget

If you're visiting Paris and are on a budget, here are ten ideas for you from one of the travel blogs we follow.

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Where to Find the Best Views in Paris

15 of the best views in Paris - one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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London to Inverness

On this London to Inverness page Beyond London Travel reviews the best ways to get from London to Inverness, by train, bus, driving, or flying.

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Best Budget Hotels in Amsterdam

Damsterdamer is a brilliant website for travel advice on Amsterdam, and here's a useful piece on their choice of the best budget hotels in the city. We certainly agree on the Volkshotel as we loved our stay there!

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Best Things to Do in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Best Things to Do in Stratford-upon-Avon include visiting Shakespeare Birthplace, Shakespeare’s grave at Holy Trinity Church, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

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Gourmet Jutland

We liked this feature by Anthea Gerrie about the food scene in SW Jutland in Denmark, from Food and Travel magazine.

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Fish Festival in Liguria

We liked this piece by Rupert Parker about a fish festival in Liguria, Italy.

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Toulouse City Guide

We really like The Good Life France website, magazine and newsletter, and by way of a sample check out their Toulouse City Guide.

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Cookery Holidays in Europe

You can easily take a great cookery holiday from London, and several are listed in this piece from the Telegraph: 10 Great Cooking Holidays.

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Blend Your Own Whisky

Learn to blend your own whisky at the Cardhu Distillery on Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland, at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

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Pairing Whisky with Bacon

Pairing whisky with bacon at the Whisky Shop in Dufftown is just one of the fun activities that take place at the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in the Scottish Highlands.

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Secret Provence Book Review

This Secret Provence book review reveals an unusual guidebook to off-the-beaten-track places and things to do in Aix, Arles, Avignon, Marseille, Toulon, the Camargue and the rest of Provence.

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Secret French Riviera Book Review

This Secret French Riviera book review reveals an unusual guidebook to off-the-beaten-track places and things to do in Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez and the rest of the Cote d'Azur.

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12 Amsterdam Experiences

We love Amsterdam and there's plenty of practical information on Beyond London Travel on how to get there from London. Here's a blog post that suggests 12 good things you should do when you're there.

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Canterbury Cathedral Video

We love Canterbury Cathedral and here's a really good introduction to it, made by the Cathedral:

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Wild Britain

If you want some ideas of adventurous things to do in Britain, here's a useful piece from the Independent newspaper - Wild Britain: From ice climbing amid snow-clad peaks to secret swims

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This Austrian Chef Cooks Only With Ingredients Sourced Within View From His Mountaintop

Here's an interesting piece we founf - we think the title says it all! It's from an enjoyable website if you're into good and drink: foodrepublic.com

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Best Cocktail Bars in Palma Mallorca

Here's a selection of the Best Cocktail Bars in Palma Mallorca, including gin bars and some with great views, with ideas on what aperitifs and cocktails to drink, and the best tapas to eat.

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Reasons to Visit Belfast

Find 17 reasons why you should visit Belfast from this feature on London's Metro website.

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Five Paris Museum Cafes

Here's a nice piece listing five very attractive museum cafes in Paris.

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Eight of Amsterdam's Lesser-Known Sights

Take a look at this page from the excellent Damsterdamer website for some of the lesser-known things that are fun to do in Amsterdam.

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Best Craft Beer Pubs in Belfast

Take a look at this feature in the travel pages of The Guardian, on the ten best pubs in Belfast for craft beer.

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London to Newcastle

London to Newcastle travel advice and information on the best way to get to Newcastle from London whether going by train, by bus, driving or taking a flight.

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Jesmond Dene House

Beyond London Travel visits Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle and reviews the city's boutique hotel, the history of the building, its artworks and its signature and surprising Chocolate Sphere dessert.

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Hotel in Lynton Devon

The North Cliff Hotel in Lynton, Devon, is an ideal accommodation base for visiting Exmoor National Park, and Somerset, with its own restaurant and bar, and stunning views over Lynmouth and the coast.

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Driving from London to York

Driving from London to York is 220 miles and takes 4 hours mainly on the M1 motorway and hiring a rental car is a good way to make a day trip to York from London.

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Visiting Lyon

This account of visiting Lyon by award-winning travel writer Mike Gerrard introduces the Musee des Beaux-Arts, the chocolate-maker Bernachon, bouchons, and the Croix-Rousse silk weaver district.

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  1. Floors Castle

    Dec 26, 16 03:03 AM

    Beyond London Travel visits Floors Castle near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, family home of the Duke of Roxburghe and one of VisitScotland's 5-star visitor attractions, a Scottish Downton Abbey.

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  2. Beyond London Travel Books

    Dec 04, 16 12:37 PM

    The Beyond London Travel Books page reviews guidebooks, history, mysteries and fiction to help readers enjoy their visits to England, the UK, France, and beyond.

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  3. Food Trails Book Review

    Dec 04, 16 12:20 PM

    Beyond London Travel reviews Food Trails, a new guidebook from Lonely Planet for the culinary traveller which helps you plan 52 Perfect Weekends in the world's tastiest destinations.

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