Author Archives: James Ruddy

James Ruddy

James Ruddy

Narrowboating along the Llangollen Canal

03/08/2020 by .

Ready for a relaxing and self-isolated staycation? How about a holiday in a luxurious narrowboat along the tree-lined canal linking England and Wales? James Ruddy takes the watery high road.

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Eating out on the Algarve

03/08/2020 by .

It was a tough choice: cycling, kayaking and running with an Olympic rowing champion – or downing fine wine with oodles of fresh fish and juicy steaks. Without a hint of shame, James Ruddy chooses the food option on a glorious Algarve short break food tour based at the Four Seasons Fairways Resort.

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Insider’s Guide To Hidden Norfolk

29/04/2019 by .

A starry night as black as pitch surrounded us as our headlights probed the empty landscape on our way south past Cley Marshes and I realised once more why this place is so rare amid the hurly-burly of modern England.

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The Holkham Triumphal Arch

29/04/2019 by .

If follies were built as grand statements of status by Georgian landed gentry, then the Triumphal Arch certainly fits the bill.

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The Swan Hotel and Spa, Lavenham

01/05/2018 by .

As soon as we pass the mass of black beams and wonky leaded windows, it is clear that The Swan Hotel and Spa is still dripping with its 15th-century origins and will be an adventure into an ancient past coupled with plenty of contemporary style.

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The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

01/05/2018 by .

Bag a room at the front of the Angel Hotel, in Bury St Edmunds, and you will be looking out over a huge cobbled square that has changed little for many centuries, certainly since the arrival of the railways in 1846 ended its role as one of the key coaching inns between London and East Anglia.

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