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  • Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

    The Commonwealth Games has shone a spotlight on Birmingham but there's far more to the West Midlands than its prime city. Read on for everything you need for a stay in the beating heart of England.

  • Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

    The Commonwealth Games has shone a spotlight on Birmingham but there's far more to the West Midlands than its prime city. Read on for everything you need for a stay in the beating heart of England.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norwich

    Headed to Norwich for a holiday, or a local going "up the city"? Either way, you'll want to check out our brand new insider guide to this irresistible city.

  • Beach day! Seaside trips that are doable from Bucks & Oxon

    We may live in a landlocked region but we can still make it to the beach within three hours! Here are our favourite day trips now the sun has arrived - grab your flip flops and get ready to rise at dawn.

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    With its butterscotch-stoned villages, rolling countryside and buzzing market towns, the sheep-nibbled hills of the Cotswolds are heart-tuggingly enchanting. Enter field-left, our Insiders Guide!

  • 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.

  • A guide to The Witterings

    Beautiful sandy beaches, pretty coastal villages to explore, luxury self-catered holiday rentals... and all just a stone's throw from Surrey. What more could you ask for?

  • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    Summer's here 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!

  • 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.

  • Review: Denbies Vineyard Hotel, Dorking

    Looking for a grape escape? Muddy checks into the Vineyard Hotel on the Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking - the perfect getaway for those who like walking, drinking lovely wine and eating fabulous seasonal food.

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    The Muddy insider guide to Windsor

    Thanks to the Platinum Jubilee, royal weddings and family tensions, the spotlight's fixed on Windsor right now. Ditch the guide book, here's where to hang out during your visit.

  • 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.

  • Our insider guide to Southend & Leigh-on-Sea

    Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Fancy visiting the UK's newest city this spring? Don't miss Muddy's insider guide to this picturesque stretch of Essex coast.

  • Guide to Truro Cornwall

    The Muddy Insider’s Guide To Truro

    Foodie, arty and cultural - Truro is Cornwall's Great Little City and our in-the-know local guide will point you straight to the places to be.

  • Your bang-up-to-date insider guide to Oxford

    Staycationing this spring? Then you'll be needing Muddy's amazing insider guide to the city of dreaming spires, including the tourist classics and hipster hangouts.

  • Muddy’s bang-up-to-date guide to Newbury

    Want to visit this buzzy West Berkshire market town, but have no idea what to see, do and try? I do! I do!

  • Insider Guide: Canterbury

    Perfect for culture vultures, food fanatics, shoppers and families - here's the top things to do summer 2022 - whether you're capering around those cobbled streets or relaxing on the river...

  • Let’s take a day trip to Chelmsford!

    Looking for a top-notch day trip just outside of London? Discover 12 of the best things to do in Chelmsford in our carefully-curated Muddy guide. You’re welcome…

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Autumn breaks – from 1 to 4 hours away

    Planning a last-minute half term getaway? Here are 6 destinations perfect for the season, plus the chance to win one of FIVE Saltee Skin bundles to take with you, worth £500.

  • 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.

  • Insider guide to Cambridge

    This university city with a whole lotta history, fantastic architecture, excellent restaurants and plenty of green space is SO deserving of your next weekend break.

  • Insider guide to Bury St Edmunds

    Staycation alert! If you’re looking to discover somewhere a little bit under the radar, check our up-to-date guide to Suffolk’s historic market town, including where to scoff, shop, sleep, drink and hangout

  • What’s on your bucket list?

    Have you got a travel bucket list? Are these fantastic places on it? They should be!

  • Muddy’s ultimate travel guide: New Zealand

    Two islands, four million people, one incredible destination. I used to live in New Zealand and Mr Muddy is a Kiwi, so this is a proper Insider's Guide!

  • Why travel agents rock

    You get one life - don't waste it - eight reasons to use a boutique travel agent.

  • Five Super Cool Norfolk Staycations

    Grab a cuppa, snuggle up under a blanket on the sofa and start planning some Norfolk staycations for 2019.

  • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

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

  • Your 2019 holiday inspo

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

  • Four of the best weekend ski resorts

    Looking for inspiration for a weekend away to the slopes? Here are for great getaways that are easy to get to from Surrey.

  • The perfect honeymoon

    Getting married? Don't leave your honeymoon to the last minute. Here's how to plan the perfect holiday as Mr and Mrs.

  • 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.

  • Ski Luxury for Less

    Hankering after the holiday but don't want to donate a kidney to afford the lift pass? Check out our top tips on how to save while you ski.

  • Thai for beginners

    As the kids go back to school and the nights draw in, what's the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something a bit further afield this time?

  • Lush green scenery and a thatched roof hotel with a swimming pool in the foreground

    2 days left to grab up to 40% off luxe Family Hols

    Was summer a staycation washout? In that case you may want to feast your eyes on Turquoise Holiday's Family Sale - up to 40% (yes, you read that right) off stunning holidays in the Maldives, Mauritius and South East Asia. See you on the sun lounger!

  • Romantic getaway

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Stoke the iron of hot-rod passion? Er, get away from the kids and sleep for 14 hours solid? Then this is the feature for you. The most romantic stays across 16 counties, and all in the name of love.

  • NORTH DEVON WEEKENDER

    Closer than Cornwall and as sunny as Salcombe, put North Devon on your getaway list with our insider guide to where, what and how

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