Down House, home of Charles Darwin: ‘An unstuffy educational day out’ – review

Darwin’s Kent home and garden immerses visitors in his work and life, and proves a day trip where learning is also fun

Family cycling trails in the UK: readers’ tips

What better way to explore the UK than on a bike ride? From Morecambe Bay to the Mendips, here are our readers’ favourite family cycle trails

TripAdvisor crowns Bournemouth the UK’s best beach

The south coast town’s golden sands have been ranked as the best in the country in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice awards – and the fifth-best in Europe

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