From cathedrals to coastlines: the ultimate weekend in North Yorkshire

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.

Secret guide to: must-see destinations in Oxfordshire

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…