With its acres of rolling hills, picture-perfect market towns and unspoiled coastline, it’s little surprise that Yorkshire has long held the moniker ‘God’s Own Country’. Split into four distinct sub-counties, you could easily spend weeks hopping from city to country and back again without even scratching the surface, but if you’re looking for a neatly packaged weekend away, North Yorkshire is a great place to start.
The stuff of modern legend, Santorini seduces and serenades with its cerulean domes, whitewashed walls, and villages that cascade down the side of its mountainous edge. This Cyclades island flawlessly combines natural beauty and pristine glamour, making it a desirable destination for travellers looking to splash the cash. Whether you want to venture to this contemporary Greek paradise for a romantic weekend or a short break with friends, discover our must-dos on the island, from the iconic towns to volcanic landscapes.
Quintessential British charm abounds in the postcard-pretty town of Bath, where a mix of Roman and Georgian gems have garnered the city UNESCO World Heritage status. Whether it’s retracing Jane Austen’s steps, uncovering the gorgeous architecture of the Royal Crescent or strolling the narrow winding streets, embrace everything this centuries-old city has to offer with our guide to discovering its history and beyond…
Paris lures all manner of tourists in with its romantic aura, timeless elegance and grace. Whether you’re boating across a quiet lake or tumbling out of atmospheric bars, the French capital offers endless ways to please its first-time visitors and keep them coming back for more – and with speedy Eurostar services from London, you’ll have every reason to do so.
Combined with an eclectic energy and thriving entertainment scene, Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, makes for the perfect city break. Wherever you choose to stay in the centre, follow in the footsteps of many discerning travellers to discover the area’s cultural hot spots, art collections and vibrant nightlife.
The UK’s country houses are amongst its most treasured attractions, synonymous with beautiful grounds, intriguing history and impressive art collections. They have featured in numerous films and TV shows, with everything from James Bond to Tomb Raider included. Here’s a rundown of six of the most impressive country houses you can visit throughout the UK:
Although one of Oxfordshire’s most alluring destinations is its capital, the City of Dreaming Spires is just the tip of its appeal. Yes, the honey-stoned buildings of Christ Church and Trinity College ooze grandeur, but there’s another pull towards this characterful county. Sitting merrily in the Cotswolds, you’ll find sprinklings of ivy-clad cottages, churches and abbeys with a notable history and some of the finest British food around. Grab the keys and start your engine, and roar into the Cotswolds to see these prettily perfect villages for yourself…
With a nickname like The Big Smoke, you’d be forgiven for thinking that London was nothing but a smog-tinged metropolis with one lowly tree for every six black cabs. But delve a little deeper and you’ll find the city is awash with hidden natural beauty spots waiting to be uncovered, you just have to know where to look.