France road trip: Perpignan, Cathar castles and the Spanish border

This spectacular two-week journey boasts Pyrenean peaks, hot springs, freshwater swimming and plenty of Spanish influence. Plus great food, of course

10 of the UK’s best castles for a family day out

With half-term upon us and summer round the corner, the UK’s castles are rolling out all kinds of entertainment, including medieval-themed activities, theatre, glamping – and a dash of Harry Potter

Castles for rent in the UK

If you feel like staying in a castle in the UK for Christmas 2014 or at any other time of the year, here are some ideas http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/dec/23/cool-holiday-castles-in-the-uk-in-pictures#/?picture=425429772&index=7