Features

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If Castle Walls Could Talk…

Fairytale Leeds Castle has played many real-life roles over its 900 years, from royal residence to picturesque playground for the rich and famous and, more recently, a scenic setting for important meetings of state.

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Christmas at Leeds Castle

What’s on?

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It’s a Wrap

Louise Tomlin explains why responsible and reusable gift wrap is not just for Christmas – it’s for LIFE…

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Uncovering Coombe Down

Sat in the heart of the Dover Downlands lies a badly neglected area of old chalk grassland: Coombe Down. Whilst other nature reserves around it have been restored over the past few years, Coombe Down has patiently awaited its turn.

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Oxney Court

The story of one of Kent’s most atmospheric estates

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Beautiful Belmont

Named for its elevated site above panoramic views of the North Downs, Belmont House – literally ‘Beautiful Mountain’ – is an elegant Georgian home with an interesting history and much to offer visitors inside and out.

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Family-owned business celebrates 40 years

One of Kent’s best known food & drink businesses is celebrating its 40th birthday this June.

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Forged from Fire

Louise Tomlin went to meet the master metalworkers that create stunning structural steelwork.

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Beautiful Mistakes

Louise Tomlin chats with the man who rescues things that have been discarded by society and with skill, care and attention, they become treasured again – it’s a formula that can apply not only to broken chairs but to disadvantaged people too!

Hand-crafted finial globe lights installed at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons Hotel and Restaurant, Oxfordshire

Don’t blame it on the Moonlight

Our features writer Louise Tomlin talks to the owner and inventor of stone globe lights, Joanna Wallis