Torun – Ethnographic Museum

This place is well worth a visit and it’s only half a mile north of the Old Town. Thatched roofs, haystacks, and barns in a small area with very helpful staff. One cute windmill and a water mill, plus farmhouses from various parts of north-western Poland.

15 of the best easy rural escapes from UK cities

These UK nature sites, from a new book, Wild and Free, offer abundant wildlife within an hour’s drive of a city or town, making them perfect for a day trip.

10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

These charming B&Bs, guesthouses and gîtes offer comfortable pitstops on a French adventure, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may prove hard to leave