The best secret beaches, pubs and places to stay in the UK

For those who like to keep things low-key, here are some lovely, quiet coastal spots, cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views

Sweet beams: a lighthouse stay in Northern Ireland

Want to get away and stay somewhere truly flashy? Ireland has opened up lighthouse cottages for spectacular coastal breaks. Our writer tries one in County Down

Top 10 hotels, B&Bs and apartments in Liverpool

From apartments in Liverpool ONE’s entertainment hub to the Beatles’-inspired Hard Days Night hotel and stylish boutique boltholes, the city offers golden slumbers aplenty