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  • Five star freebies

    Three weeks to go this summer and it's good news for Staycationers - no charge for kids to eat or stay at superluxe Stoke Park this month. Book up and chill out!

  • Gin Heaven at The Feathers, Woodstock

    Take one 17th century hotel, add a 400-strong gin bar, mix in one of the prettiest towns in Oxfordshire, and you're ready to be intoxicated by The Feathers Hotel.

  • 22 Fab Family Day Trips

    Hey day trippers! We've scoured the best places to take the fam within 2 hours of Bucks & Oxon. Off you go - just make sure you're back before tea.

  • Party in The Shires!

    Countryfile Live is back at Blenheim Palace next month, and this year it's throwing a special summer party. If you want to join John Craven in the mosh pit, read on.

  • Need a seaside fix? Six great beach daytrips in under 3 hours

    No plans for a sunny day? Get thee to the beach - it's nearer than you think. Here are our six favourites, all doable from landlocked Oxon and Bucks. Just don't forget the sunscreen, lobster face!

  • The Shaven Crown

    Elizabeth I stayed here - what more do you want? A quirky, homely, lovely inn in Shipton-under-Wychwood from which to explore the Cotswolds.

  • Holiday with Poldark!

    The BBC bodice-ripper is back this Sunday night, yippee! Fancy hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We've hunted down the best Cornish coastal cottages, villas and grand design rentals.

  • glamping tythe barn

    A romantic overnighter with a twist

    Muddy's Kerry Potter got married at The Tythe Barn in Launton, North Oxon, a decade ago. She returns - with her husband (yep, he's still tolerating her, phew) - for a sleepover at the venue's new shepherd's hut.

  • The Muddy Guide to Antigua

    I escaped the snow in February for a week in Antigua - and with 365 beaches to choose it was hard work (*cough*). The result? Your replete guide to where to stay, put your beach towel, eat and sightsee in this most laidback of Caribbean islands.

  • dimply outside camping cabin nature

    Hello campers

    The West does it best when it comes to camping and glamping! Here’s our definitive guide to the sweetest spots to pitch up in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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