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Deals of the week - West Sussex, new UK coach tour, cruise to Iceland

Less than £200... Ghyll Manor Hotel and Restaurant is a 17th-century country house in the heart of rural West Sussex which, until the end of June, is offering an overnight stay with breakfast and dinner included for £155pp, based on two people sharing. Ghyllmanor.co.uk

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