Alice Morrison on making a home in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains

Travel has the capacity to change each of us profoundly. Author Alice Morrison remains enthralled to a memory of visiting a small family compound high up in the mountains of Morocco, while training for an ultra marathon.

Photo story: the souks, tanneries and timeless leathercraft traditions of Marrakech

Moroccan tanneries are renowned for their quality and craft, and nowhere is the deep-rooted heritage of leatherwork better experienced than the Red City. The story of Marrakech’s leather-making tradition embodies the city’s thriving cultural identity.

Photo gallery: the souks, tanneries and timeless leathercraft traditions of Marrakech

Moroccan tanneries are renowned for their quality and craft, and nowhere is the deep-rooted heritage of leatherwork better experienced than the Red City. From raw skins to colourful, expertly crafted goods, the story of Marrakech’s leather-making tradition is one that embodies the city’s thriving cultural identity.

Notes from an author: Christine Mangan on Tangier

The Moroccan port may have changed since its heyday, but the allure that first drew artists and writers here still hangs heavy in the streets.

Morocco by high-speed rail

A new high-speed links up some of Morocco's most beguiling cities, making them more accessible than ever

Top 5: Desert festivals

Winter blues? Fear not: there's plenty of desert decadence to melt them away — these festivals amid the sand dunes feature everything from yoga at sunset to camel racing

An open book: Fez's revival

Following a glut of restoration projects and new openings, the medieval medina of Fez has inviting new propositions for tourists 

Family walkabout: Trail blazers

See what you and the kids can find this summer in the Forest of Dean as you follow the Gruffalo Trail into the deep, dark wood…

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