The best alternative European beach destinations

There’s more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

Far from the madding crowds: places to explore in the Basque Country and Navarre

Beautiful Basque ticks all the boxes for those seeking sunny wide-open spaces with less footfall.

The heroic smugglers of the Atlantic Pyrenees

The proprietor of The Pyrenean Experience shares the story of the much-loved Basque bordermen.

Biarritz

World-class waves, top surf schools and Belle Époque architecture – you’ll find them all here. British visitors may find Biarritz reminiscent of an English south coast…

The Lost Kingdom of Navarre

Once a proud European kingdom and a former haunt of Hemingway, Navarre still has plenty to offer curious visitors.

An Englishman’s home: Europe’s most impressive castles

From complex histories to spectacular architecture, castles have so much to offer.