From campervanning in England’s last wild corner to setting sail in search of secluded swim spots and sandy stretches, we’ve hunted down the UK’s best bite-sized adventures in time for the long weekend.
Looking for a destination that boasts almost 300 days of brilliant sunshine a year, 45 breathtaking mountain summits of 4,000m or over, 8,000km of hiking trails, sweeping valleys, fairy-tale forests, generous vineyards, historic villages, colourful locals and countless opportunities to reconnect with nature like never before? The Swiss canton of Valais has it all.
We’ve taken to the UK’s high streets to bring you a round-up of the coolest independent magazine stores around. From the honey-hued passageways of Bath to London’s bustling Broadway Market, here’s where to find your favourite print publications.
Windswept and sandy-toed, we’ve toured Britain to bring you our pick of the most beautiful islands in the archipelago. From Arran to Lindisfarne, these are the isles to escape to this summer.
On the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland’s historic capital, lies a captivating realm for cyclists to explore, where verdant hills meet fairy-tale forests on a 64km path that takes in charming farm shops, daisy-dappled picnic spots, rustic fire pits and traditional country inns – all rich in the myths and legends that have long drawn curious trekkers from far and wide.
With its boho bell tents, pimped-up huts and outdoor bathtubs, this Oxfordshire farm stay is a masterclass in doing glamping right.
East of Barcelona, the medieval Spanish town of Pals is home to honey-hued architecture, family-run eateries, sandy beaches and plenty of independent art galleries.
With over 8,000km of clearly signposted paths waiting to be explored – ranging from gentle strolls through fragrant larch forests and walking routes snaking through sun-dappled vineyards to adventurous summit treks – hiking has never looked better than it does in Valais this summer.
Discover the historical wonders of St Gallen’s Abbey district, before taking a dip at the “Three Ponds” and going on a cosy bar crawl through the dynamic city with Stadtlandkind family concept store co-founder Roberta Zingg.
Fresh from hopping between the art-fuelled streets of Santayí and the tangled olive groves of Banyalbufar, we’ve drawn up a shortlist of the most sensational small towns to visit in Mallorca.
We’ve trekked forest-clad peaks and lazed by many an aquamarine pool to bring you our favourite boutique hotels in Corsica.
Did someone shout happy hour? Skip juggling pints on a pub pavement this summer and head to one of these top-notch drinking dens instead.
Forget Barcelona and Madrid: these are the Spanish cities to make tracks for when in the mood for heritage architecture, eclectic culture and towers of tapas.
A carefree city that embodies the very soul of Sardinia, Olbia has a palpable energy like no other. We’ve rounded up our favourite spots to visit on the Italian island, from a waterfront terrace to a rooftop plunge pool – read on for the lowdown.
The sultry, sophisticated, sea-facing Regent Porto Montenegro is our favourite bolthole to bed down at when exploring this tiny Balkan country.