Travel

  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    Europe’s greatest lakeside hotels

    There’s something languidly glamorous about lakes. They are the still and tranquil antithesis of the sea’s wind-whipped volatility, offering little to do but glide out onto the water or laze beside it, each day as calm as the next. We tend to overlook lakes in favour of the beach, but as summer temperatures soar and over-tourism threatens some of the Med’s favoured destinations, these shimmering bodies of water – often rich in history and home to myriad wildlife species – are an increasingly att

    17-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    ‘Southport feels like a resort waiting for something – and preferably not another Poundland’

    All summer we will be taking the pulse of our most famous traditional seaside towns, examining the efforts being made to regenerate them, and opining on whether they are still worth visiting. This week, David Atkinson explores Southport.

    7-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The perfect weekend in England’s most hipster city

    Over the years the plaudits have kept coming for Bristol: the happiest city in the UK, best place to live for under 25s (outside of London), best place to visit top food destination, vegan hotspot and Britain’s first-ever Green Capital. It’s regularly praised for its cool haunts and hip hangouts.

    12-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The best bars and nightlife in Bristol

    That Bristol has a superb restaurant scene is now a given, but its drinking dens and nightlife options are also something to be reckoned with too, as is its renowned live music scene.

    9-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The 14 best things to do in Bristol

    Bristol is bursting with things to do: from trips in the air (ballooning) to boat tours around the harbour; from cutting-edge art galleries and theatres and brazen street art to a myriad of museums and numerous diversions for children; and from brilliant markets and festivals to wondrous feats of engineering.

    12-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    A beginner’s guide to cruising in Antarctica

    Antarctica is a formidable icy seductress, provoking feelings of wonder and trepidation in varying degrees like nowhere else on earth. Ever since the White Continent was formally discovered a little more than 200 years ago, its pristine allure has drawn a steady stream of explorers and opportunists determined to conquer this untamed and isolated wilderness.

    9-min read
  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Seven things you didn’t know about Stonehenge – and how to visit

    The principal achievement of the Just Stop Oil protest has been to turn the entire population of Britain into supporters of lichen research. The spraying of an orange powder paint made from cornflour, even if it would – as the group claims – “wash away with rain”, drew the world’s attention to the fact that besides its many claims, the ancient monument is a repository of a species of lichen found nowhere else in the world. Social media quickly filled with pro-lichen campaigners, with members of

    9-min read
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