Take the kids to … Winchester Science Centre

Films and live shows in the planetarium and clever interactive exhibits throughout make science fun for all the family on this good-value day trip...

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The alt city guide to Nottingham

From DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe to Shane Meadows and the Sleaford Mods, Nottingham has a culture of rebelliousness that runs through its energetic...

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10 of the best alternative city tours in Europe

See a different side of Europe’s major cities on these innovative walking tours that revel in art, history, food, drink – and even financial...

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Brooks Country House, near Ross-on-Wye: hotel review

Once its pool and spa open – and there’s a little more choice at dinner – this new incarnation of a Wye Valley manor...

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Alt city guide to Belfast

The subculture that always existed beyond Northern Ireland’s old divisions has come to the fore in Belfast, energising the city’s music, food, drink and...

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Ales of the riverbank: a pub crawl of Norwich by canoe

Norwich has dozens of ancient churches, a network of peaceful waterways and a pub for every day of the year. So where better to...

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Where to buy fresh food and drink in Normandy and Brittany

The sheer abundance of regional specialities in north-west France makes for a thrilling foodie road trip. We sniff out the best local produce, plus...

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Road to ruin: a gin tour of Northern Ireland

Glenn Patterson heads from Belfast to the shores of Strangford Lough to sip and soak up the work of a new generation of distillers...

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Brighton tower: tickets go on sale for the new i360

The world’s tallest moving observation tower – up and down, not side to side – opens on 4 August, taking in views from 138...

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