Weird and wonderful

Seven stellar astronomical sites

Find out how the ancients of the world interpreted the sky in this roundup of some of the most fascinating astronomical sites.

Unique sleeps: the best quirky accommodation in England

Who wants to spend the night in a tiny chapel?

Not-so-obvious Northumberland

Discover the county’s lesser-known treasures.

Species in the Spotlight: nature’s ultimate hangers-on

Rather than avoiding sharks, remoras stick – literally – to their sides.

The salmon that finally flew: a quest to leave Barra

Have you ever shared a 1.5kg side of salmon with your fellow passengers in order to board a plane? Thought not.

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

“Ooh look, a rhombicuboctahedron!”

The amusing, creepy or just plain weird: a tour of Bratislava’s statues

Bratislava is a city filled with fountains and statues – some poetic, some quirky, some reverential

Something unexpected in the Namib Desert

German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has created an art installation he believes will keep one select song playing forever and ever. 

Unique sleeps – the world’s most unusual hotels

From four-star caves to a house in the clouds – you’re guaranteed a stay to remember in these ‘hotels’. 

England’s most unusual events

From cheese rolling to worm charming and just about everything in between, England has its fair share of unusual events.