10 of the best UK outdoor family culture trips: readers’ travel tips

From an outdoor sculpture park to a famous battlefield, and a troupe of Shakespearean actors, here are 10 stimulating day trips – for grownups and kids

Explore it with a local: Leeuwarden, the Netherlands’ capital of culture

The best way to see this year’s joint European Capital of Culture is to ask the residents to show you their city – for free

The alt city guide to York in England

It’s time for the Romans and Vikings to make way for a new insurgency in the North Yorkshire jewel: a sparky, creative scene fuelled by innovative music, food and drink outlets