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  • 20 Muddy approved attractions in Somerset

    From the big-beast tourist destinations to our cool insider alternatives, read on for our pick of 20 unmissable attractions in Somerset

  • 20 Muddy approved attractions in Dorset

    From the big-beast tourist destinations to our cool insider alternatives, read on for our pick of 20 unmissable attractions in Dorset

  • Book now: 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Peat Spade Inn, Stockbridge

    Eat, stay – and maybe try your hand at fly fishing – at this country pub in the heart of the Test Valley in Hampshire. Read on for the Muddy verdict.

  • Top places to stop off on your way to Cornwall and the rest of the South West

    Driving to Cornwall or Devon for a weekend away (or last minute hols) and need somewhere to have lunch, walk the dog, let the kids run or even take a nap? Here are the best places to stop en route

  • Into London: the capital reopens

    With the international tourist count at an all-time low and residents choosing to stay local, now could be a good time to visit our fabulous capital.

  • Make a splash!

    Where to cool off when the heat is on, without going to the sea: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

  • Summer Lodge, Evershot

    Indulge yourself at the sumptuous Summer Lodge in Dorset – fine food and wine, luxury rooms, gardens, spa – and where the service and level of comfort are second to none

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Summer holidays incoming! Read our brand new and brilliant curated guide to Norfolk, with luxe SPF brand Saltee, and start planning your staycation (PLUS enter our sexy £2,888 summer giveaway!).

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    If Devon's on your holiday hit list this year you'll be needing our totally brilliant insider guide to the county. PLUS we have £2,888 of summer goodies up for grabs!

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Prepping for a staycay this summer? Our curated guide to The Cotswolds is packed with our-in-the-know tips and up-to-date openings. Just add sandals and sunshine. PLUS read on for £2,888 of sultry summer goodies to give away).

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine. (PLUS £2,888 of sexy summer goodies to give away).

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Muddy eats: The Pig-near Bath

    Pig out in a good way! Smart but super relaxed, fine dining – and nights away – at the lusciously laid back hotel and restaurant The Pig-near Bath

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • Eastbury hotel

    The Eastbury Hotel & Spa, Sherborne

    This classic English hotel has a 2 AA rosette restaurant and luxury rooms, with a quirky spherical dining pod and a woodland spa in its pretty walled gardens

  • Day trippers

    Half way through half term (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 10 family day trips.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

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