Simone Kane

Simone Kane is a freelance travel journalist who writes the About Britain column for The Independent on Sunday.

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Six Of The Best: Poetic Pilgrimages

As a new memorial to Wilfred Owen opens in France, Simone Kane goes in the footsteps of some of the past century's most famous poets

Summer in the city means cinema under the stars

About Britain

99 Days out for the family: The big events 13-40

There's plenty of waterside fun to be had this summer.

99 Days out for the family: Go explore 67-78

Get out into the gardens of our historic houses, which are aiming to keep families occupied with a programme of activities throughout the holidays.

99 Days out for the family: Active adventures 1-12

Why not take to two wheels to explore this summer?

Stay the night: Rose Walk, The Cotswolds

Something's stirring in the sleepy Cotswolds. At the end of the year, a campaign will be launched to make this area the Rural Capital of Culture. The idea is to draw attention to the array of cultural events that brings the area to life throughout the year (see cotswolds.com for the full calendar) and prove there's more to the Cotswolds than the olde-worlde charm of its villages.

Around The UK

1 As part of the London Design Festival, 13-19-year-olds can today explore creative careers with designer Ella Doran at the Southbank Centre. The free Design Your Own Tray event kicks off at 2pm and a limited run of a participant's design will be sold in the centre's shop (southbankcentre.co.uk).

Hotel of the Week: Zanzibar International Hotel, East Sussex

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside - especially when they lay on the luxury
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