Discover Scotland's experimental spirits, from seaweed rum to pea vodka

In a country known for its whisky, a new generation of distillers is experimenting with spirits, producing creations like seaweed-infused rum and a distinctly Scottish absinthe. Take a trip down the coast from Aberdeenshire to Fife and sip something new.

Why Glasgow, the COP26 host city, is Scotland's most exciting city right now

From hotels to restaurants, the Scottish city is abuzz with new openings as it hosts November's COP26 summit.

Nine Welsh culinary classics to try, from laverbread to rarebit

Whether it’s Welsh laverbread or Carmarthen ham, seek out a traditional speciality for a true taste of Wales.

10 of the best day trips from Belfast

Belfast makes a great base for exploring the rugged terrain of Northern Ireland. Discover 10 wild escapes, all within easy reach of the city.

Win a luxury two-night gourmet getaway for two in Surrey

We've teamed up with Exclusive Collection to offer an unforgettable two-night stay at Pennyhill Park hotel and spa.

What to do in North Staffordshire, from pottery throwing to mountain climbing

Between the pillars of its industrial past, Staffordshire’s rural north offers scenic lakes, easy canal paths and epic hikes on the outskirts of the Peaks

On the waterfront: a culinary tour of Cardigan Bay, Wales

From takeaway crab rolls and seaweed-infused gin to spotting Europe’s largest pod of bottle-nose dolphins, a culinary tour along the coast of Cardigan Bay delivers spectacular views and the flavours of the sea.

Five inventive ways to pair Welsh food and drink

Whether it’s a citrussy chardonnay paired with a gooey brie or a pint of rich stout with a plate of plump oysters, Welsh food is at its best combined with a top local tipple.

Five of the best UK vineyard stays

With the grape harvest season upon us, Britain’s vineyards are ripe for a visit, offering tours, tastings and even overnight stays. Here are five of our favourites.

Six alternatives to the Cornish coast to explore this autumn

It’s hard not to be drawn in by Cornwall’s charm, but there are plenty of unforgettable coastal escapes to try elsewhere in the UK.

Deconstructing cawl, the hearty Welsh stew

With a history dating back centuries, if not millennia, cawl is a  Welsh favourite that’s both easy to define and hard to pin down.

Meet the maker: the foraging-focused distiller making small-batch vermouth

James Harrison-Allen is crafting a distinct, small-batch vermouth from the botanicals thriving on the Pembrokeshire coast.

How to spend a culinary weekend in Cardiff, Wales

From its signature beef pies to vegan dishes and Spanish specialities, the Welsh capital is a dynamic dining destination that never stands still.

Family travel: seven of the best Olympic-inspired activities in the UK

Have the Olympics inspired you to get active? Here’s how the whole family can embrace their inner athlete.

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