A Ghentish winter wonderland

Quirky and captivating, bubbling with cultural treasures and chilled out haunts, Ghent is a city quite unlike any other. As winter settles over its medieval cobblestone streets, Ghent sparkles into life with its unique flavour of magic. Old world vibes meet contemporary flair and energy, and the result is a city escape where you can indulge, explore and experience everything from cutting edge music, vinyl-soundtracked … Continue reading A Ghentish winter wonderland

City guide: Dublin

Between hearty Irish eats and indie street-food hangouts, a stout and singalong or cocktail with a view, Dublin’s repertoire is a diverse one; should you feel you need more, one of the city’s true beauties is its proximity to gorgeous outdoor destinations. Nestled between mountains and sea, a half-hour train can whisk you to beautiful seaside towns before returning to the electric draw of this spirited city.  Continue reading City guide: Dublin

Our guide to Spain’s regions

Spain generally tops the charts when it comes to popular Mediterranean holiday hotspots. Whether you are looking for an exciting city break, a relaxing sunny holiday or a culinary tour cross-country, Spain is an obvious candidate. Deciding on which part of the country is a difficult decision to make (although one we’d all like to have) as they are all fascinating and varied in equal measure! We’re here to inspire your next sojourn across Spain and give a little more insight into the seven sun-drenched regions of the country. Continue reading Our guide to Spain’s regions

City Guide: Belfast

If you’re looking for a UK city break with a difference, then don’t miss the enigmatic capital of Belfast. From talked-about restaurants to thought-provoking heritage, the city has a rich repertoire of cultural experiences to unpick. Divided into characterful quarters, you’ll find old-world pubs singing with trad music, bustling foodie markets, a proud portside heritage, and sleek, modern waterside spots perfect for sundown evenings. Unravel this captivating city here and book that much-needed staycation.  Continue reading City Guide: Belfast

Five spectacular places to watch the night sky in the UK

A velvet-black sky alight with shooting stars, the magic of distant twinkling planets and the unforgettable sight of the Milky Way – night skies have captured the imaginations of people for millennia, and luckily, you don’t have to venture too far to catch a glimpse of it. From some of the UK’s most scenic natural parks and remote regions, to surprising havens close to its busy cities, find some of the best locations to watch the stars. Just pack a blanket, a hot flask and your telescope, and prepare to make a wish. Continue reading Five spectacular places to watch the night sky in the UK

Five postcard-perfect walks along the Thames Path

Stretching for 184 miles, the Thames Path is perfectly carved out for an unparalleled experience. There’s a bit of everything to please everyone on this long-distance walking trail, and we’ve cherry-picked some of the finest walks, taking you across wetlands in the Cotswolds, past the historic wonders of Oxford, and through London’s greenest spaces. Continue reading Five postcard-perfect walks along the Thames Path

Secret Guide: The Algarve

Covering almost 5,000 square kilometres along Portugal’s southern coastline, the Algarve is one of the country’s most enticing destinations for close-to-home summer escapism. Come here to enjoy a pleasant mini-break under the sun, or extend your stay to really uncover what makes the Algarve stand out from the rest – whichever you choose, we pick out six ways to make the most of its unique landscapes, away from the typical tourist trail. Continue reading Secret Guide: The Algarve

The 11 best UK period properties to stay in for literature and drama fans

Do you dream of living in Downton Abbey? Are you beguiled by Bridgerton and captivated by all things Jane Austin? If you’re a fan of the period drama, whether that be the latest Netflix show, docuseries or, of course, the original great British novel, then you’ll likely be no stranger to the delights of grand country houses, mesmerising manors and quaint cottages. Here are our favourite period properties to adjourn to for high tea and cake when we’re in the mood to feel like lords and ladies. Continue reading The 11 best UK period properties to stay in for literature and drama fans

Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021

As years go, it’s safe to say 2020 was more than a little unexpected. But with the world poised to open its doors once again, 2021 is the time to seize your suitcase and holiday like you’ve never holidayed before. To get you started, we’ve rounded up our pick of the seven most unexpected city breaks – from hidden hotel gems in your favourite cities to off-the-radar destinations guaranteed to knock your socks off. Take a look and prepare to be inspired. Continue reading Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021