Weird and wonderful

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque Shiraz Iran Colourful Places by Cat MacGregor Shutterstock

Brighten up your day with the world’s most colourful places

Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.

The world’s most impressive geological features

Marble caves, salt lakes and rainbow mountains.

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation Our-SUltan Kazakhstan by Tracy ben Shutterstock

Bizarre buildings: the otherworldly architecture of Nur-Sultan

The Kazakh capital is packed with architectural delights.

The 12 ways of Christmas: the most unusual festive celebrations

Discover a dozen unusual yuletide celebrations and traditions, from rollerskating to, er, a pooping log…

Barra Outer Hebrides by Nina Alizada Shutterstock

The true tale behind classic comedy caper Whisky Galore!

It’s a story that has passed into common lore in the Outer Hebrides.

Britain’s strangest Christmas traditions

From pudding races to Christmas morning swims, these are the more unusual ways Britain celebrates Christmas

All fired up: England’s bizarre bonfire night traditions

From flaming torches to blazing tar barrels.

The world’s creepiest destinations

Nine places only the bravest of travellers would dare visit…

Highgate Cemetery London © Heritage Daily, Wikimedia Commons

London’s creepiest attractions

A tour of the city’s most grisly places …

7 things you didn’t know about London’s islands

From torpedoes to Hendrix, London’s islands have witnessed fascinating stories.