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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Alternative Greece

Seen the ancient ruins and explored the sundrenched beaches? There’s more to the country than the Greek classics
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Discover Jämtland's infinite beauty

Swedish Jämtland Härjedalen is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and the perfect place to be at one with nature. Prepare to go wild
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Discover Portugal's enchanting historical villages

Lost among the mountains and valleys of the green landscape of the interior Central Region of Portugal, there are 12 simple villages full of legends and castles, flavours and traditions where travellers feel like losing themselves

A weekend break in Llandudno

Stroll along the pier, take a tram up a mountain and search for dolphins on a weekend break in Llandudno, the 'Queen of Welsh resorts'.

How to spend a long weekend in Sarajevo

A preserved Ottoman bazaar, a thriving coffee culture, an abandoned bobsled track that's become a dark tourist attraction and a winery that relies on the lunar cycle for production; Sarajevo is embracing its quirk with confidence.

Top 10 places to visit in Barcelona

We round up the ten most unmissable attractions in the thrumming Spanish city, from tiny tapas bars to Michelin-starred restaurants

Top 5: UK adventures

Forget the far-flung corners of the world; your next adventure expedition is just a stone's throw from one of the UK's major cities