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Amazing mazes

Hedge mazes are fantastic fun if you're young or just young at heart and we've found some of the coolest ones for you to get lost in.

1. Glendurgan Gardens, Cornwall, England

Glendurgan garden is famous for its fantastic and intricate laurel hedge maze, close to the picturesque Helford Estuary in Cornwall. It was planted back in 1833 and is still very popular. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden

2. Longleat House, Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze was built in 1975 and is a star attraction at the safari and adventure park. With 1¾ miles of paths surrounded by 16,000 English yews, you'll probably get lost before you make it to the observation tower but have a lot of fun along the way. www.longleat.co.uk

3. Gardens of Marqueyssac, Dordogne, France

The swirling box hedges in the charming Gardens of Marqueyssac are part of the Chateau of Marqueyssac and offer beautiful views of the Dordogne River below. The maze within the gardens is a great place to lose yourself and enjoy the tranquil setting. In the evenings the gardens are lit in the summertime. www.marqueyssac.com

4. Labyrinth Park, Barcelona, Spain

On the northern edge of Barcelona, is the city's oldest garden and covers over 18 acres. The pretty hedge maze is made of 750 metres of manicured cypress trees and is a great way to escape the crowds for a few hours. www.bcn.cat

5. Peace Maze, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Designed to commemorate peace in Northern Ireland, it was planted with 6,000 yew trees in 2000 and covers 2.2 acres. It is the second largest permanent hedge maze in the world (the largest is the Dole Plantation Pineapple Garden Maze in Hawaii). The Peace Maze is now a huge tourist attraction. www.castlewellancastle.org/forestpark

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