Road Trip: Galway to Limerick along the Atlantic Way

Time: 5 hours | Distance: 178 miles There are around 1,500 miles of Atlantic Way. It’s Ireland’s best road trip, hugging the eastern coastline, undulating and darting between dramatic cliffs and fierce waves. But it’s also long, so to really appreciate what’s on offer, let’s focus on the Cliff Coast, following the ocean cliffs as they jut out between Galway and Limerick. Start in bohemia …

Road-trip guide: Lake District

This uniquely wild landscape has long proved an irresistible draw. Piercing crags fall dramatically to vast, shimmering lakes, setting a dramatic scene that beguiles visitors. It’s no surprise that the Romantics had a long established love affair with the area – discover its beauty for yourself. Lowther Castle In the land of Romantics, this grandiose folly seems rather apt. Built in the 19th century, its …

Five inspiring railway journeys across the UK

Between train, plane and automobile travel, climbing aboard the former is without doubt the most relaxing – when it’s not part of your daily commute, that is. Skip the long check-in lines and veer away from traffic, and you’ll wind up chugging along a railway route that’s both seamless and scenic – particularly if you’re headed on one of these five quintessentially British journeys… Snowdon …

Road-trip guide: Cornwall

This land of irresistible coastal villages and gorgeous outdoor spectacles makes for a truly inspiring road trip. Hug the coastline and explore the affectionately-named English Riviera, before heading north for enchanting castles and secluded beaches… Cawsand & Kingsand Begin your Cornish adventure with one of the finest secrets on the stunning southern coastline. From Plymouth, cross into Cornwall on the Torpoint Ferry. The Rame Peninsula …

Road-trip guide: Scottish Highlands

Scotland’s North Coast 500 is one of Britain’s most famous and remote road trips. Tracing the coastline of the Highlands, it is quite possibly one of the most beautiful routes in the country, with unmissable roads trailing through an utterly spellbinding landscape. Inverness Inverness marks the start, and end, of your Highland adventure. Sat on the river Ness, it’s a picturesque starting point with a …

The UK’s best National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The curious Isles of Scilly, romantic Cotswold towns, picturesque Lake District pools… memorable sights are not hard to come by in some of the UK’s most awe-inspiring and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These are grand and compelling lands to tick off your travel bucket list as you make your way across the country, journeying from England’s southernmost coast up to …

10 of London’s must-visit secret art galleries

Whether you’re looking for on-the-rise artists or the Western world’s most esteemed Old Masters, London’s art trail never disappoints. Its landmark museums and galleries are strangers to no-one – but swap a day at the Tate for a clutch of lesser-known galleries, to experience the city’s creative flair from a cutting-edge, and often far less crowded angle. Lisson Gallery Since its opening in 1967, Lisson …

Five unmissable ways to make the most of Margate

Eight years ago, the then-forgotten town of Margate wouldn’t have even made a blip on travellers’ radars. Today, this seaside resort couldn’t be further from its days of dereliction. A massive regeneration project started in 2011 has planted this colourful, unhurried spot firmly back on the map as a must-visit destination for art, independent shopping and local gastronomy – all within easy reach of London. …

An outdoor-lover’s guide to the glorious South Welsh coast

The gorgeous South Wales coast has an otherworldly edge to it that rivals even the prettiest of far-flung seaside escapes. It’s heaven on earth for lovers of nature and the great outdoors, thanks to its abundance of beautiful Blue Flag beaches, cherished National Trust treasures, quaint fishing towns and wonderful wildlife. The ‘land of mystery and enchantment’ remains unspoiled, and we’ve rounded up the best …