The UK countryside comes alive in spring and these breaks – everything from seal-spotting to cycling and even wine-tasting – make the most of it
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
Darwin’s Kent home and garden immerses visitors in his work and life, and proves a day trip where learning is also fun
The UK coast boasts more beach towns than you can shake a stick of rock at. Authors share their favourites for sun-kissed memories of summer
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
When weather caused havoc across the UK, some hardy souls embraced the cold by going for a (quick) dip.
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
For those who like to keep things low-key, here are some lovely, quiet coastal spots, cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views
From opera to sand sculptures and morris dancing to Madness, there’s loads of festival fun to be had on or near the beach this summer
From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea.