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.

12 of 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!”

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

The Registan

Among the most iconic sights on the Silk Road, this central square is one of the world’s greatest examples of medieval Islamic architecture