Ireland’s Alcatraz: Spike Island in Cork

The former fort and notorious prison in Cork harbour, once known as ‘Hell on Earth’, has become an award-winning attraction

10 of the best restaurants near Venice’s major attractions

Want to avoid a shock lunch bill in Venice? Follow our guide to great value, traditional trattorie and bars close to the city’s biggest tourist draws

10 of the best restaurants near New York’s main attractions

It’s easy to grab a burger in Times Square but much more rewarding to walk a block or two and eat well with the locals. We asked our NYC correspondent to choose great places to eat near the city’s major sights

Take the kids to … Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Devon

A spooky classic ghost train, a coconut shy and wobbly mirrors all add up to good old-fashioned fairground fun at this charming attraction near Dartmoor

Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

Big-name attractions are heaving over the spring break but the UK has a wealth of spectacular, less-well-known days out.