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  • 1 Luxury castle hotels inspired by the Crawley family home Downton Abbey
    Now that Downton Abbey is finally back on our screens and the Crawley household is in full swing, HELLO! Online have been inspired to seek out luxury castles for a step back in time – away from...

  • 2 A perfect day in Oxfordshire: golf, spas and fine dining
    Think of Oxford and images of dreaming spires and passionate students come to mind, but there's so much more here than lecture halls and historic colleges. Indeed, visitors to this charming city will...

  • 3 The best of Britain's castles
    A wonderful aspect of the British landscape and filled with tales of history and riches, seeing one of Britain's castles makes for a captivating day out. Step back in time with our top pick of...

  • 4 Highclere Castle: Behind the scenes of Downton Abbey
    Since the debut of Downton Abbey, the thrilling turn-of-the-century TV drama that follows the trials and tribulations of the aristocratic Crawley family has transformed its venue into...

  • 5 HELLO! Online takes a Sixties housewife masterclass for 'The Help' DVD
    Let’s begin with a confession: I am not a domestic goddess. I’m clean and tidy, but other demands on my time means my ironing is often a necessary sacrifice. So I have no idea what to expect...

  • 6 Discover the wizardry behind 'Harry Potter'
    If you thought the magic was over, you were wrong: from the end of March 2012, the Warner Bros. behind-the-scenes tour invites visitors see first-hand some of the most memorable sets from the beloved eight-film...

  • 7 Time for tea - and cakes, too!
    Quite simply, tea is our national drink, classless and timeless, and every day we drink 165 million cups of it. But 'tea' isn't just a drink: even the cricket commentators appreciate a slice of cake with...

  • 8 Capital eating around London
    Of the list of the world's 50 best restaurants, three are to be found in the British capital: The Ledbury, St. John and Hibiscus should be a clear indication to anyone who doubts the culinary calibre in...

  • 9 Super ideas for Valentine's getaways
    A touch of nostalgia
 On the Devon coast, the privately owned Burgh Island – actually only separated from the mainland at high tide – is the site of Burgh Island Hotel. This fine art-deco...

  • 10 The snow show comes to Europe
    The heavy snow across Europe may have provided the kids with outdoor fun and a few unscheduled days off school but the severity of the polar cold snap is especially severe in Poland, Romania and the Ukraine,...

  • 11 What the Dickens is going on?
    The name of Dickens evokes a very specific historical period, and the great writer's cultural influence extends far beyond the literary with his stories being inseparable from the topic of social reform....

  • 12 The world's best toy shops
    Hamleys, London Established in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational toys,...

  • 13 Travel highlights for 2012
    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to miss the fact that in 2012 Britain – and more...

  • 14 A German Christmas market in the Midlands
    You don't need to travel to Germany to get a taste of authentic German Christmas traditions: our own city of Birmingham has been a partner city to Frankfurt for nearly half a century, and in the run up...

  • 15 The gastronomy of Spain's Navarre region comes to London
    Navarre – or Navarra as the Spanish call it – is a region way up in the north east of Spain, on the border with the French region of Aquitaine. Best known outside the country for its capital...

  • 16 The Elvis influence
    The link between Liverpool and Memphis goes way back to the days of the cotton trade, but, as the exhibition Elvis and Us clearly demonstrates, it didn't stop then. This first-of-its-kind, interactive...

  • 17 Leonardo in London
    Under the title 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan', the exhibition draws together paintings from collections around the world in an unprecedented display of the rare surviving works of...

  • 18 The best of British
    There are lots of places of cultural and natural heritage around the British Isles that UNESCO considers to have outstanding universal value. They range from the great megalithic blocks of Stonehenge and...

  • 19 "More stars than there are in heaven"
    They're all here: Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, James Dean... Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo,  Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe... the gods and goddesses of the silver screen brought to London in an exceptional...

  • 20 'Glamping': putting the glamour in camping
    Forget about wet feet and tangled guy-lines: times have changed. The new trend for 'glamping' – as a the name suggests, it combines glamour and camping – let's you get up close and personal...



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