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  • Six Senses Thailand

    Food for thought: the best gourmet getaways

    Eat, sleep, repeat! Food and travel go together like, err, gin and tonic (cheers!) and if you find top nosh plays a key part in making your holiday a success, perhaps it’s time to take things a step further and make it the central focus?

  • The best cruise holidays for 2023

    When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

  • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Staycationing this summer? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

    Tripadvisor has revealed its top ten Travellers’ Choice Hottest New Hotels in the World 2022 - wanna see? From an adult-only Himalayan hideaway to a family favourite in Brazil, it's all the travel inspo we need for the year ahead.

  • Sunshine escape: 48 hours in Lisbon!

    Stop the city break search! Portugal’s hilly capital’s bursting with colour, culture and great places to eat, drink and stay (not to mention custard tarts at every turn...).

  • Summer 2023 Ahoy!

    Struggling to nail the perfect family holiday for next year? Drop anchor and relax, Disney Cruise Line and its new European voyages, including departures from Southampton, could be the answer to all your problems.

  • Muddy Review: Hotel Meudon, Falmouth

    Off the beaten track and with a private beach and acres of subtropical gardens, the newly revamped Hotel Meudon is a bit of a Cornish coastal gem.

  • Lady of the manor! 7 stately homes you can stay in

    The new Downton film is here, and we fancy channelling Lady Mary. For a stately staycay, here are seven manors you can overnight in (butlers sadly not included).

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

  • Review: The Kings Arms, Egham, Surrey

    Not your usual pub with rooms, The Kings Arms in Egham is a stylish and sumptuous boutique inn with a thoughtful menu and a warm welcome.

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • Muddy review: Hotel Kulm, St Moritz

    St Moritz might be a magnet for celebs, oligarchs and tycoons, but this legendary five-star hotel in Europe’s glitziest Alpine resort is far from flashy. Muddy swaps stilettos for ski boots to discover how the half holiday....

  • Your bang-up-to-date insider guide to Royal Leamington Spa

    Staycationing this spring? Then you'll be needing Muddy's amazing insider guide to this town which was once voted the happiest place to live. We’ve got you covered with all the tourist classics, hipster hangouts and hottest festival spots.

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • Star stay: take a peek inside Pharrell Williams’ new hotels!

    Celebs love a glam hotel but some go one step further and open their own, like singer Pharrell Williams' new Miami and Bahamas resorts. No wonder he's so happy...

  • Psst! Laidback French family ski resort alert

    Missed out on skiing due to you-know-what? Muddy's just back from Chamrousse, Isère, and we're in love with its laidback family charm. Book a sneaky a flight and use our guide for a gorgeous late escape.

  • Inside Kate and Wills’ luxury Bahamas resort

    Amazing outfits and controversial PR moments aside, what we were really fixated on during Kate and Will's Caribbean tour was the dreamy hotel they checked into in the Bahamas.

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • Bridgerton filming locations you can visit IRL

    Remember being obsessed with Bridgerton? Well, Netflix’s hit show (82 million viewers and counting) is back for a second series on 25 March, and Muddy’s already buying in the popcorn and keen to visit all the key locations!

  • Is this the world’s best family-friendly resort?

    Beaches Negril, Jamaica’s all-inclusive family resort, has beaten off the competition to take top slot at the World Travel Awards for years - but did it get a gold star from Muddy?

  • How to plan the perfect Thai holiday

    You asked - and we have the answers! From the best spas and beaches, to idyllic family escapes or adventure trips, Thailand expert James Bell from the luxury Turquoise Holidays has the lowdown on how to go east in style

  • Fancy a weekend away? Try 48 hours in Belfast

    For an under-the-radar city break that's close to home but has heaps to offer, from a thriving food scene to brilliant sightseeing, take a trip to Belfast.

  • 49 fabulous family-friendly stays

    Looking for a last-minute Easter holiday or planning for the summer? From child-friendly hotels to cool self-catering and glamping stays, here are the best breaks to book across the Muddy counties.

  • Vive la France! Where to book for any occasion

    To celebrate French borders reopening to Brits, we've curated a list of our favourite escapes across the channel from ski holidays to under the radar city breaks and multi-generational getaways.

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

  • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

    Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

  • Review: Blackwell Grange wedding venue

    Looking for a dreamy wedding venue on The Cotswolds/ Warks border? Muddy has found just the place, done up to a luxurious standard and with accommodation to boot, here's what we thought of this converted barn on a working farm

  • The must-read Muddy skiing guide

    Want to book a ski holiday this year but not sure where to go? Snow problem! Whether you’re a family with beginners, hitting the après ski with friends or want an extreme mountain peak adventure, read on.

  • Escape by rail to these 7 heavenly new hotels

    No flight, no faff... hop on the train to these gorgeous new hotels from the newest Pig Hotel to a Peaks treehouse and a cheeky little number in Paris

  • Cool yule! Muddy guide to Christmas in Edinburgh

    Ice rinks, Santa Land, fireworks and castles...For cracking Christmas celebrations and a helluva Hogmanay, head north of the border this winter.

  • The best Black Friday travel deals!

    Staying in a gorgeous hotel or lying on a tropical beach never fails to make us happy, which is why we’re excited to bring you all the best discounts around the world. Just think of us as your BFF when it comes to BF!

  • Review: The Arden Hotel

    Luxurious, steeped in history and smack bang in the centre of town. This impressive hotel is a solid choice when visiting Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Muddy reviews: Feuerstein Nature Family Resort, Italy

    Looking for an easy to reach, hassle-free, action-packed family getaway? This South Tyrol playground ticks all the boxes for a year-round Muddy escape.

  • Top five family travel trends

    From far-flung adventures to amazing festivals and multi-generational getaways, here's the definitive Muddy Travels guide of where to head next with your brood.

  • A taste of Valletta

    Malta’s capital has a food scene on fire right now so we just had to sample it on a whirlwind city break, enjoying the amazing architecture, culture and buzzy bars along the way.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: The Caribbean

    For those dreaming of escaping to the sun in 2022 (me, me!), here's an expert guide to the loveliest islands in the Caribbbean to visit, with the how, where and why.

  • Long-haul holiday inspo for 2022

    Where will 2022 take you? We're all itching to travel overseas once more, so here is some early inspiration in preparation for January's booking frenzy.

  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you've probably never heard of.

  • Review: The Hideaway Retreat

    Uninterrupted views from a luxury shepherds hut in its own private field in Hunningham – but does Hilltop Hideaway’s latest venture pass the Muddy test?

  • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? You betcha! Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly, from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: Antigua

    Dreaming of sunny skies and turquoise waters? With the world slowly opening up to tourists once more, here's all you need to know about awesome Antigua

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    With 200 miles of SW Coast Path, two vibrant cities, a national park, gorgeous beaches and lush cream teas, why go anywhere else?

  • Muddy reviews: The Star Inn, Alfriston

    A triple treat of sleepy rural peace, local culture creds and stylish Tudor charm, The Star Inn in Alfriston, East Sussex opened in June to acclaim. Only thing is, does it pass the Muddy test?

  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

  • Days out to treat Dad this Father’s Day

    Panic-bought gift? Not this year. Give Dad what he’d really appreciate – the chance to hang out with you! – on a local experience to remember. Here are five ideas for every kind of Dad.

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

    Driving down to your staycation and need somewhere to have lunch, walk the dog, let the kids run or even take a nap? We've sniffed out the best places to stop near the south-west's major routes.

  • 48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

    Be it Blackpool or Barbados, make this summer holiday your most stylish yet. From handwoven kaftans to beach speakers, these are the holiday must-haves in Muddy's basket.

  • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    Summer's coming (no, really, it is!) so we've got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • Man the forts! The best castles within 90 minutes

    Ready for a right royal day out? We've rounded up 10 of the coolest castles in Warwickshire and beyond that are open for business. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • 60 best things to do within 2 hours of home

    Are you ready to (gasp) leave your local area? From safari parks and city skylines to Europe's tallest high ropes, here are the 60 best outdoors things to do within 2 hours of Coventry and Warwickshire.

  • 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?

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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