10 of the best UK outdoor family culture trips: readers’ travel tips

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

Scotland’s rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis – a photo essay

Photographer Murdo MacLeod makes one of the world’s most spectacular and remote road trips, taking in wild landscapes, ancient ruins and enduring traditions on his way to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

Algarve remains cheapest holiday destination for UK tourists

Of 44 resorts and cities surveyed worldwide, Portugal’s sunny southern coast offers the best-value, says ‘holiday costs barometer’

‘Slow down, wander and be amazed’ – Malachy Tallack on Fair Isle’s timeless beauty

After living on Fair Isle, the singer and author says visitors should pause to appreciate this tiny island with a big sense of community

Ecuador eco-tour shows positive effects of mangrove replanting in face of El Niño

Near the resort of Bahía de Caráquez, a community project has restored mangrove forests – and may help save it from one of the strongest ever El Niños

Great French train journeys: Guardian readers’ travel tips

Stunning views of the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean and the rugged Corsican interior feature in this Guardian readers’ highlights of rail journeys in France