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UFOs and iced churches: the world’s most unusual buildings

"Ooh look, a rhombicuboctahedron!"

A Greek island summer: where it all began

In this extract from Taverna by the Sea, Jennifer Barclay recalls the beginning of her Grecian summer adventure that inspired the book.

A family history: returning to Croatia’s hinterland

In this extract from her book, My Family and Other Enemies, Mary Novakovich recalls meeting family in Croatia for the first and only time.

A sense of place: Mark Eden

Our Photographer of the Month offers a different perspective on some well-known and off-the-beaten-track destinations.

Into the unknown: British woods and forests to get lost in

Deep, dark and full of secrets…

Mesmerising St Helena: The five best postbox walks on the island

A series of ‘postbox’ walks take travellers on a round-the-island walking tour, showcasing the very best of St Helena’s scenic beauty.

In conversation with Tharik Hussain

On the anniversary of its publication, we sat down with the author of Minarets in the Mountains to discuss what a year it's been.

Notable women: championing Britain’s unsung pioneers

The businesswoman, the artist, the architect and the patron.

A family adventure on the Jurassic Coast

Hunting for fossils in this historic area of Britain promises fun for all ages!

The best lakes in Britain for paddleboarding

Highland lochs, Welsh mountain lakes and, of course, the Lake District itself – Britain is awash with vast bodies of water that are perfect for paddleboarding. 

The best cycling routes in Cornwall

Huw Hennessy shares his favourite destinations and routes so you can enjoy the very best cycling in Cornwall.

A hike through history: climbing Le Morne Brabant

Exploring the island’s natural history and slave-trade past, Neal Sullivan summits the most iconic mountain in Mauritius.

Nature notes: summer wildlife breaks in Wales

From red squirrels and rare wildflowers to seabirds and spider crabs, this country abounds with wildlife delights.

A summer break in Bratislava

Surrounded by lush hills and bisected by the Danube, the Slovak capital is an ideal location for a summer getaway.

‘The most beautiful city in France’: 48 hours in Bordeaux

The perfect place to spend a weekend.

Fairytale castles: the best châteaux in Dordogne

You'll be spoilt for choice.

Splashing about: Malta and Gozo’s top swimming spots

There are some wonderful places to swim and sunbathe in Malta and Gozo.

A summer holiday in Iceland: welcome to the Highlands

From trekking in Landmannalaugar to exploring the Thorsmork Valley.

What not to miss: Albania’s historic highlights

Boasting a number of UNESCO protected sites, Albania is home to a wealth of historic treasures.

Celestial wonder: Castlerigg’s stone circles

In celebration of the summer solstice, join Martin Symington on a journey to this ethereal corner of England.

Looking back: Albania’s communist heritage sites

Travel back in time with a visit to these important historical sites.

The Falklands Islands, 1974

On the anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, Hilary Bradt reminisces on her time in this remote archipelago.

The best places to see whales in Britain

Once you’ve seen your first whale, you will want to see another… and another.

Exploring Wales: a family adventure in Snowdonia

Hike the high ground with sled dogs, bike the valleys and fall under the spell of the Celtic rainforest.

South Korea: the time is now!

Five reasons to consider this brilliant country for your next Asian adventure.

Malawi: the ultimate wildlife guide

Catch a glimpse of southern Africa's iconic animals with this selection of reserves and national parks.

The best national parks in the Balkans

How many have you visited?

Grub’s up: the best foodie days out in England

Who's hungry?

The alternative guide to a great British summer

Escape the hordes of holiday-goers and explore Britain's lesser-trodden parts.

Never stop wining: the best of England’s vineyards

These are some of the more unlikely locations for vineyards in England… hicc!

The best camping and glamping in North and Mid Devon

From gypsy caravans to safari-style tents.

The best hotels in North and Mid Devon

From luxury accommodations to simple family-style boutiques.

The best B&Bs in North and Mid Devon

From working farms to coaching inns.

The best self-catering accommodation in North and Mid Devon

From nature reserves to converted manor houses.

In the footsteps of an Ottoman

Trace the travels of 17th-century Evliya Çelebi with this journey through the western Balkans.

A spiritual retreat: 48 hours in Glastonbury

Magical, mysterious and full of classic English charm, this Somerset market town is the perfect choice for a weekend away.

Saint Helena: an emerald set in bronze

Our Photographer of the Month, Abby Livesley, shares some stunning highlights from her recent adventure to the island of Saint Helena.

Nature galore: Kent’s wild places

From wildlife reserves to picturesque beaches.

The best self-catering accommodation in Kent

From rustic gastropubs to converted castles.

The best B&Bs in Kent

From medieval pubs to former Georgian rectories.

The best camping and glamping in Kent

From working farms to nature reserves.

The best hotels in Kent

From sea-facing boutiques to charming gastropubs.

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