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Following the herd: Deer in the grounds of Holkham Hall

The north Norfolk coast is a haven for wildlife in autumn: Wildlife Weekend

September is the prime period for oddities from distant climes, such as pectoral sandpipers

Leith harbourside

Leith: Basking in the sunshine again

With Michelin-starred restaurants, chic bars, and modern art galleries, Edinburgh's seaside suburb is worth revisiting, says Chris Leadbeater
Fright night: an actor at Scare Kingdom

Why are people paying to be terrified by blood-soaked maniacs and chainsaw-wielding murderers at "scare parks"?

Oscar Quine heads to Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Lancashire for an evening of immersive terror - including being bound in cling film and locked in a coffin

Stately home from home: Auchinleck House

Auchinleck House: Holiday in James Boswell's home

Once home to James Boswell, the biographer of Dr Johnson, the magnificent Auchinleck House in Ayrshire is now available to rent. Matthew Bell finds out how he lived

Walks in the UK: Boscastle, Cornwall

Coldstream bridge

Scotland: The 'debatable lands' take on a new significance

The Scottish Borders have a turbulent history but, as the independence referendum nears, Mark Rowe finds them to be a picture of tranquil beauty

Walks in the UK: Ludlow, Shropshire

Varied architecture and interesting history await

Walks in the UK: Rhossili, Gower, Swansea

Pretty sights from the Gower’s most breathtaking viewpoints

Walks in the UK: Stac Pollaidh, Scottish Highlands

See the panoramic view over Britain's greatest wilderness

Walks in the UK: Thorpe, Peak District

This short walk around the picturesque village of Thorpe passes its most interesting features

5 ways to: Enjoy a gourmet British break

From meeting celebrity chefs to wild foraging tours, there is plenty of food fun on the menu this season

Scotland hikes: Caber country prepares for the Highland Games

Ahead of the Masters World Championships, ramble amid red kites, crossbills and – just maybe – a wild cat

From Notting Hill Carnival to Zombeavers at FrightFest: Things to do in London during the August Bank Holiday

Including the biggest speed-dating extravaganza in the capital, and the first UK screening of the film with zombie beavers

Dinosaurs Unleashed at the Eden Project

August Bank Holiday 2014: Five ways to make the most of it

From food festivals to urban beaches, there are fantastic events happening across the country this weekend

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