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Foodies Guide to The New Forest

There are a great number of things we love about The New Forest, but the selection of fine foods on offer has to be one of the best. Whether it’s eating out, visiting local farm shops and markets, or having the Heathfield caters come to you, one thing is certain: you and your guests won’t …

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History of the British seaside holiday

Looking back to the 18thCentury doctors would prescribe sea bathing as a beneficial aid to health. A trip to the seaside was a  privilege usually only afforded to the wealthy until the 1840’s, the huge expansion of the railway network saw the first package holidays with entrepreneur Thomas Cook arranging to take his first group …

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