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  • Top of the Gorge Festival, Cheddar

    Trail running, mountain biking, climbing, caving, walking, campfires, stargazing and more, sleeping in a luxury landpod, then waking up to this view. You like?

  • The Griffin Inn, Bath

    It may not be a phoenix but the 300-year-old pub in the centre of Bath, now under new management, has been reborn with fab food, cool decor and rooms

  • table set for lunch overlooking tulips and gardens beyond

    Little Barwick House, Barwick

    Michelin-listed country house fine dining restaurant – with gorgeous rooms and gardens – in south Somerset

  • Somerset’s bluebell hotspots

    Our local woodlands will soon be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms (if they're not already), so here's where to catch them, with nearby pit stops thrown in too.

  • Family-friendly rentals

    Want to reconnect with your fam and have a relaxing break? We have just the thing to help: 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the 21 Muddy counties!

  • Scilly isles with sea and sky

    Getting Scilly with the kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are our top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

  • Sleepover at The Swan

    Heartwarming food, luxury bedrooms (where dogs are welcome), killer breakfasts and nearby walks aplenty on the edge of the Somerset Levels

  • Sneak a peek inside Cornwall’s hippest holiday rental

    Two shiny new awards say Carn Mar in Polzeath is Cornwall's best self-catering stay. So naturally, Muddy had to have a nose around. Care to join me?

  • Booking your family hols?

    Don't do anything till you've seen Flight Centre's first Family Adventures brochure - and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

  • Home from (luxury) home

    Stay in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse, an architect-designed period property or a swanky penthouse, all slap bang in the centre of beautiful Bath – for free!

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