Bizarre buildings: the otherworldly architecture of Nur-Sultan

The Kazakh capital is packed with architectural delights.

Ancient relics: a selection of Africa’s most remarkable ruins

How many have you visited?

Uzbekistan’s best Silk Road sights

Uzbekistan captures the imagination like nowhere else.

The best castles in Emilia‑Romagna

Those with a penchant for history will not be short of places to visit in this part of Italy.

The monasteries that hover in the air: exploring Meteora

A forest of sandstone pillars, iron grey and water scarred, rise straight up from the valley floor.

A grand day out: the best stately homes in Cheshire

The county is blessed when it comes to impressive manor houses.

Italy away from the crowds: introducing Friuli Venezia Giulia

From ancient UNESCO sites to stunning mountain ranges and lagoon beaches, this little-visited region has it all.

The best ruins in England

From castles and abbeys to Roman ruins and RAF bases, England is rich in ruins.

A window into the past: the best historical sights in Alentejo

From crumbling castles to preserved palaces, this region offers an extraordinary insight into Portugal’s rich past.

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

“Ooh look, a rhombicuboctahedron!”