The UK's best vintage vans and trailers to stay in this summer

In the market for a quirky staycation? Channel 4’s Carry on Glamping series opened the nation’s eyes to the joys — and struggles — of transforming vintage campervans, school buses and horseboxes into miniature boutique hotels. Here are eight to book this summer.

The 10 best British lidos to visit this summer

With pools now set to reopen following lockdown, we look at Great Britain's long love affair with outdoor swimming and celebrate 10 historic lidos — centrepieces of local communities for generations — that have survived to the present day.

How to spend a weekend in Anglesey, Wales

With unspoilt beaches and dramatic ruins, Wales’ largest island packs a punch. But delve deeper and discover a flourishing food scene at the heart of the country’s gourmet revolution.

52 of the best flight-free weekend escapes

This year, interest in flight-free trips is rising as many travellers recalibrate their approach to travel after an imposed hiatus. But turning to rails, roads and waterways for transport doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a short getaway. From wild island escapes in Wales to eco adventures in Copehagen, we bring you 52 of the best weekend escapes — all without getting on an airplane.

How to spend a weekend in Cappadocia, Turkey

A landscape of cave churches, ancient sites and hot air balloon-filled skies, the central Turkish region of Cappadocia is best explored via a wealth of hiking routes and adventure activities.

Three alternative Italian weekend escapes

With so many lakes, mountains and UNESCO-listed sites, Italy has no shortage of stunning locations to while away a few days. These oft-overlooked spots promise a unique break.

How to spend a weekend in the Brecon Beacons

Take it slow through South Wales and discover endless trails over moor and mountain, coaching inns creaking with history, ghostly goings-on and moody landscapes to make the heart sing.

How to spend a weekend in Bergen, the gateway to Norway's fjords

Bounded by mountains and sea, Norway’s second city is arguably its most picturesque and welcoming. Its timbered facades and medieval harbour ooze old-world charm, its cuisine is creative, while the surrounding wilderness is ripe for exploring.

UK escapes: what to do in Wales's Gower Peninsula

We list the best things to do in the Gower Peninsula, Wales, including the best restaurants and hotels, plus the best coastal walks, beaches and towns to visit.

Desolation and an unlikely art scene in Dungeness

Kent’s rain-lashed hinterland is an unlikely magnet for creatives and provides the backdrop for a thoroughly different UK weekend away.

Like a local: Bruges through the eyes of its artisans

Since the 13th century, the Belgian city has had a reputation for handmade treasures, from ceramics to saxophones. Here’s where to discover Bruges’ thriving traditions.

How to spend a weekend in Ibiza

There's more than just music and mayhem. Here's the ultimate three-day itinerary for Ibiza, with advice on the best restaurants, six of the best clubs and nightlife spots, and luxury hotel stays.

How to spend a long weekend in Finland's Turku Archipelago

The ultimate island-hopping destination, Finland’s 155-mile Archipelago Trail is a place of rocky skerries and forested islets, where eco-retreats, Nordic cuisine and saunas abound — and the gateway to it all is buzzing Turku, the former capital city.

How to spend a long weekend on the Isle of Mull

Although just off the Scottish mainland, the Hebridean island of Mull can feel lightyears away — and its fiercely beautiful coastline and rugged highlands provide ample opportunity to truly escape.

How to spend a weekend in Finistère, France

Brittany’s extreme west is a land of plenty, offering grand lighthouse landmarks and beachside restaurants celebrating some of France’s finest seafood. 

What to do in Bloxham

Perched on the edge of the Cotswolds, the rural village of Bloxham is a great jumping-off spot for exploring this perennially popular region.

Long weekend: Scottish Highlands

The call of the wild runs deep in Scotland’s atmospheric northwest Highlands. Travel to the far-flung Isle of Skye and Wester Ross for rugged outdoor thrills by day, whether slithering up muddy hillsides or hauling in a catch of the day, before enjoying classic comforts by night in a clutch of gourmet restaurants

Lake Como: Long Weekend

With its timeless setting and silky lifestyle, Lake Como is endlessly alluring. Henry James praised these backwaters as 'out of the rush and crush of the modern world' — and Lake Como still luxuriates in its moody mountains, medieval ports and Mediterranean vegetation

Weekender: Bornholm

With a well-stocked larder, rolling countryside and balmy climate, the beach-beautiful Danish island of Bornholm makes a delicious weekend escape

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