Archive for June, 2015

In search of Scotland’s best beach

June 3, 2015

On a road trip along Scotland’s north-west coast Kevin Rushby and family search for great swimming and wild camping spots – and a legendary beach, Sandwood Bay, at the tip of the country I first heard of it many years ago while sitting on a beach in the Far East. We had palm trees, white […]

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Travel tips on how to escape the UK election result, and where

June 3, 2015

Travel broadens the mind and can also help soothe the post-election spirit. So, if the result has left you depressed here are our holiday tips for making an escape Nigel Farage’s election campaign may have resembled one long pub crawl, but for most of us, the hard drinking will just be starting. And drowning your […]

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Readers’ travel tips: hotels, B&Bs and villas in Italy

June 3, 2015

Our readers share their favourite places to stay in Italy, including a medieval castle, city B&Bs, island escapes and rural family villas • Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher Related: Family-friendly hotels and guesthouses in Italy: readers’ travel tips Related: Top 10 budget […]

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South coast success: Let’s go to … Portsmouth

June 3, 2015

It’s home to Ben Ainslie’s new sailing HQ and will host the America’s Cup in July but the city isn’t just about sailing, there are some great festivals on the horizon Ben Ainslie’s new British racing HQ opens this month, a sail-like building at the Camber in Old Portsmouth. Visitors can watch the team training […]

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Greek island holiday guide: the Dodecanese

June 3, 2015

Rhodes and Kos may be the most popular of the Dodecanese but lesser-known islands – including Nisyros, Kalymnos and Symi – offer an equally scenic holiday, minus the crowds but with affordable accommodation and food • Visit our other guides to the Greek islands The Dodecanese translates as “the twelve islands”, of which the most […]

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The foodie traveller on … reinventing poutine in Toronto

June 3, 2015

Any dish in which gravy can be substituted for Japanese curry or a red wine jus, and then poured over french fries and a variety of toppings, is likely to be a hit. So, lucky Toronto! Canadians may be renowned for their politeness, but some Toronto chefs are treating the country’s iconic french fries-based dish, […]

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Mr Cooper’s House & Garden: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

June 3, 2015

There’s all manner of unrelated food on offer at Mr Cooper’s, and eating there feels like playing ‘ingredient bingo’ Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester (0161 932 4128). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £110 At the bottom of the menu at Mr Cooper’s House & Garden, which is neither a house nor a garden […]

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La Fosse, Dorset: hotel-restaurant review

June 3, 2015

Cranborne, an ancient village set amid a bucolic landscape, is host to a B&B and restaurant with decor that defies 21st-century norms but is ahead of the game with its modern menu We accidentally set the satnav to shortest, rather than quickest, route to Cranborne, so on the last leg of our drive the roads […]

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Berber & Q: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

June 3, 2015

Berber & Q is a grill house that cooks veggie food as well as it does meat. Jay overlooks its hipsterness and gets in line Josh Katz cooks in Technicolor. His food has the bash and enthusiasm that other menus have the words for but not the flavours. Given it’s in Hackney, in a reconditioned […]

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The Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa, Leek, Staffordshire: hotel review

June 3, 2015

Giant waterwheels in the new spa add a heritage touch to this revamped inn in glorious countryside on the edge of the Peak District I am lying on the beach in the midday sun, my eyes shut, listening to the waves lapping on the sand. Then all too soon – after about 10 minutes, in […]

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