Archive for July, 2016

Send us a Germany tip for the chance to win a £200 travel voucher

July 3, 2016

Germany’s got the lot, outdoors and in, and it’s no more leiderhosen and sausages than the UK is roast beef and Morris dancing. Send us your highlights and you could be off there with our prize of a £200 voucher from hotels.com Nungwi Village Germany can be overlooked as a holiday destination, but its beautiful […]

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Top 10 summer solstice events across the UK

July 3, 2016

From sunsets to sunrises, yoga relaxation and stone worship to music festivals, there are solstice celebrations, events and talks across the UK over the next few days Nungwi Village The National Trust is putting on events across the UK, including a talk and tour by Time Team’s Dr Sam Newton at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk […]

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Gorgeous Montenegro: the best of the coast

July 3, 2016

Montenegro’s beauty has not gone unnoticed by the yacht set, but new flights from Gatwick and Manchester have opened up the quieter stretches of its stunning coastline With its new, multi-million pound marina – Porto Montenegro in Tivat – and a host of five-star hotel openings, Montenegro has become a magnet for wealthy Russian holidaymakers […]

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Abseil away … to Pembrokeshire’s secret seascapes

July 3, 2016

Pembrokeshire’s glorious coastline gets understandably busy – but there are hidden cliffs, coves and caves to explore. The catch? To reach them you’ll need to climb, swim or canoe Have you ever wanted to plant your foot where no foot has been before? Is it necessary to do like Bear Grylls or Steve Backshall, tackling […]

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Euro 2016: travel guide to France’s host cities

July 3, 2016

The Euro 2016 host cities all offer a delicious taste of France to go with the football – from glorious food and chic bars to world-class art and architecture Ireland v Sweden, 13 JuneNorthern Ireland v Germany, 21 June Continue reading…

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Let’s go to… the Quantock Hills, Somerset

July 3, 2016

England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers scenic walks, fossil hunting and, as you’re never more than 1.7 miles from a pub, pints aplenty Why go now?To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Somerset’s Quantock Hills being designated England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), there are events at Halsway Manor, including wildlife walks, […]

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10 of the best mountain cabins and lodges in Europe

July 3, 2016

With views to savour and activities as high-octane or as chilled out as you want, our mountain cabin picks feature getaways to suit all tastes By a tranquil lake, near the village of Loen in western Norway, this cosy wood cabin is the perfect base to explore the spectacular geography of the region. With a […]

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Budapest: where a spa and cool sounds makes it ‘sparty’ time

July 3, 2016

The idea of a rave in a thermal bath excites and worries Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett in equal measure, but there’s great food and ruin bars to enjoy if things go awry That a city famous for its spas and its nightlife should decide to combine the two will come as no surprise to those who […]

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Georgia on his mind: Chris Morgan Jones’s Tbilisi highlights

July 3, 2016

The Georgian capital, the setting for the author’s latest spy novel, is ‘like a European city that grew up in a different universe’ Georgia is a gift to a novelist: it seems to change every 10 miles. Tbilisi and the mountains in the north-east – the places I use in my new book – are […]

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Flank at the Cow, Brighton: restaurant review

July 3, 2016

A lustily written menu can’t deliver on all its promises – but enough well-executed dishes signal good things to come… Flank at the Cow, 97 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JE (01273 772370). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £50-£70 A TV executive told me recently that the competition for new commissions has become so […]

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