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.
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…
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.
In England’s green and pleasant land, you’ll find rolling green countryside and perfectly manicured gardens speckled all over. Surrey has been blessed with attention from some of the world’s most esteemed landscape gardeners, so if you’re seeking an abundance of flora to visit of a weekend, you need look no further.
Seeking out a natural swimming experience is well worth its rewards; find yourself immersed in nature (quite literally), sometimes with a seclusion synonymous with far-flung island idylls, rather than rural-England walks. There is no way of letting loose quite like wild swimming, and Britain is host to a variety of wild swimming spots, catering for all manner of bathers between them.
With summer nearly in full swing, it won’t be long before hordes
of people set off in their droves looking for a slice of sun, sand
and sea. But where do you go if you’re looking to escape the
crowds? Here’s a rundown of six secluded British beach spots,
perfectly placed well away from the tourist trail.
From LA to London and Berlin to Bangkok, there are pockets of love all over the world where LGBT+ people have made a home for themselves since the historic Stonewall Riots in 1969 and well before. If you’re looking for a getaway where you can live and love in the company of like-minded LGBT+ friends, look no further than these rainbow-filled destinations. Brighton Referred to …