The best alternative European beach destinations

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

Love is in the air: the most romantic cities in Europe

Perfect for any hopeless romantic seeking an escape away from the crowds.

Alternative Tallinn: what to see in Kalamaja and Noblessner

Explore two of Tallinn’s most vibrant and creative districts.

Haapsalu

Haapsalu has taken its time to catch up with the rest of Estonia. Its role as an air-force base restricted access until the end…

Tallinn

Whether approached by air, land or sea, Tallinn is immediately identifiable as a capital that looks to the West rather than to the East.…

Lahemaa National Park

Situated along the north coast of Estonia, about 100km from Tallinn en route to Narva, Lahemaa National Park and the buildings within it show…

Pärnu

Admitted to the Hanseatic League in 1346, the Estonian port city of Pärnu for many centuries rivalled Tallinn and Riga, but since the 19th…

Kuressaare

Without doubt, a tour of Saaremaa Island’s capital must start at the castle, the best-preserved medieval fortress in Estonia, which for many centuries combined the…

Tartu

Estonia’s most famous scientists studied and taught here and its most famous patriots, whether in opposition to the tsar, the pre-war president Konstantin Päts…

Europe’s spring wildlife highlights

Searching for a wildlife-filled spring getaway? Whether you want to admire exotic orchids, listen out for birdsong or spot a blue whale in the wild, Europe has something to offer. 

The best spring getaways

Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, wanting to roam alone, or seeking a family holiday over Easter, we know where to go.

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

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

14 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 14 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular?