A vibrant waterfront sets the tone for a trip of cultural delights, Dylan Thomas sights, great food and the beauty of the Gower peninsula nearby Tall plane trees, hanging baskets and pavement cafes line pedestrianised Wind Street as it passes the ruined castle. I don’t know what I expected Swansea to look like but it…

Tour operators are calling on the government for clarity or risk further damage to the travel sector Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Uncertainty surrounding outbound travel from the UK is causing an atmosphere of distrust among hoteliers and travel suppliers in Europe, according to tour operators and industry bodies. Prior to…

We take the train and local buses on a break with a new low-carbon specialist that aims to ‘make slow travel mainstream’ From the cliffs overlooking Aberdaron, the views of the Llŷn peninsula are dramatic. To the east, families are picnicking and building sandcastles on the vast golden beach below St Hywyn’s church; to the…

The peaks around Church Stretton put Victorian tourists in mind of the Swiss Alps – and that tranquillity still exerts a strong pull The first time I saw the Shropshire Hills it was through a misty car window during a frigid winter drive from Birmingham to Snowdonia. Scrunching up my jumper sleeve and wiping away…

Turn off, zone out and settle into the peace of nature A six-acre hideaway surrounded by the glorious expanse of the Cairngorms National Park, the Lazy Duck features three gorgeous wooden eco-cabins. Choose from the Duck’s Nest, a luxury lakeside hide that offers great wildlife-spotting and photography opportunities; the entirely off-grid Woodman’s Hut, buried deep…

Staying in a hub set up for walkers means you can concentrate on the hiking without the hassle of driving and lugging your gear The Norfolk Coast Path links some of the country’s best beaches, most vital nature reserves and deepest history (the oldest human footprints found outside Africa were discovered here). The Victorian seaside…

Walkers are Welcome is a network of towns and villages that make excellent holiday hubs. Winchcombe, with ‘an appealing amount of Cotswoldiness’ is a perfect example On a sunny day, on a hike in the Cotswold foothills, we stumble upon walking royalty. In the graveyard of Dumbleton’s Norman church, there he is: Patrick Leigh Fermor.…

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