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  • Already thinking about your next holiday?

    Well, if you go down to the woods, you'll be sure of a big surprise. In a good way, mind. Luxury log forest cabin with extra treats for Muddy readers? Let's go.

  • Cruising with kids

    Cruising is not only for pensioners - some lines go all out to attract families. It's also a relaxing way to holiday somewhere adventurous with children.

  • Make a dash for the seaside

    You don’t have to hop on a plane to enjoy a little beach time this summer. Here are 8 stylish British staycations for inspiration

  • Holiday with Poldark!

    The BBC bodice-ripper is back on telly yippee! Fancy hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We’ve hunted down the best Cornish coastal cottages, villas and grand design rentals Everyone’s favourite period drama, Poldark, is back for series 4 this Sunday night on BBC1. It’s unlikely to have escaped your notice that there’s a lot of eye-candy on […]

    • Brand new! Muddy Insider Guides

      On your travels? Pack our in-the-know local guides to the cool, quirky and unmissable towns and cities across the Muddy counties

    • 30 Romantic getaways

      Looking to rekindle the fires? Or, er, just sleep for 14 hours solid? Here are Muddy’s most romantic stays.

      • Cool Camping

        Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.

      • Need staycation inspo?

        If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise from Forest Holidays, complete with a Muddy discount.

        • Ski Luxury for Less

          Are you after a luxury ski holiday but want it on a smaller budget? Fear not, Muddy is here to help - check out our top tips for luxe for less.

        • Hotel of the year, you say? Muddy checks in

          The Pointer in Brill is hoovering up awards but what’s the Muddy verdict on its new B&B rooms? Find out here.

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