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03-04-14 - Top five UK music festivals 0

Top five music festivals 2014

Spring has finally arrived and temperatures are slowly but surely going up. This can only mean one thing, festival time! We have handpicked a top five of Britain’s best music festivals. Enjoy!

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“Undressed for Dinner” by Simon Bennett

In 1997 Simon & Wendy Bennett moved out of London and bought a near derelict castle at the foot of the Cumbrian fells. Today Augill Castle is a country house hotel with an international...

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A Shropshire Country Manor Leads the Way in Going Green

In recent years “ecotourism” and environmental “sustainability” have become such omnipresent buzzwords it sometimes becomes difficult to distinguish between those making genuine investment toward environmental responsibility and some businesses which over-hype superficial green credentials...

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A Touch of Heaven on the Isle of Skye

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A Perfect Stay at Rudding Park

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An Irish Fairy Tale – Solis Lough Eske Castle

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