City Weekends

Get your big city thrills on with these weekend guides to cities all over the UK and Europe. Each city itinerary lays out a practical, achievable trip so you’ll get to the heart of a destination within a couple of days.

Follow as much or as little as you like, or use the guides to plot and plan your own city weekend adventure. The weekend is yours, friends. Enjoy.

Bubbles in Barcelona: A Weekend of Cava

Barcelona may be the City of Gaudi, but for your next weekend there I dare you to enjoy a different side to the city: filling your copa with the best bubbles Barcelona has on offer.

6 very creepy UK spots to spend a …

1. Prestbury, Gloucestershire Prestbury in Gloucestershire is a small village with a big reputation to spend your weekend. Reputedly home to more than two dozen spooks, Prestbury looks like any other typical Cotswold village: timber-framed cottages, thatched roofs, and honey-coloured buildings.…

24 Hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s charm capital

If you have limited time to spend in Croatia’s white-stone charm capital, Dubrovnik, then this itinerary takes in the main sites of the city in just one day. It is ideal for those passing through, or those visiting Dubrovnik on…

An Alternative Valentine’s Weekend in Paris

PARIS, France – The City of Light. The most romantic city on earth and just the place to go for a Valentine’s weekend. Unless, that is, you’d prefer a Valentine’s weekend in Paris that’s not a cliche. Then what do you…

A Snowy Weekend in Tampere, Finland

Tampere is the Manchester of Finland, or so my Russian guide Olga informs me. Like Manchester, Finland’s third-largest city was built on the cotton industry after a Scottish Industrialist, James Finlayson, started Scandinavia’s biggest cotton mill on Tampere’s waterways. As…

Your Complete 2017 Calendar of Great British Weekends

Weekends shouldn’t be lost to ironing and housework. They should be fat with fun and new experiences, right? So in the spirit of making 2017 the year your weekends flush with wild adventure, here’s a list of the very finest…

A Long Weekend in North Yorkshire

Travelling to North Yorkshire easily feels like time travel. I’d set aside a long weekend to visit North Yorkshire, and by the end of my three days there I’d felt like I’d been away for years.

Travelling to North Yorkshire easily feels like time travel. I’d set aside a long weekend to visit North Yorkshire, and by the end of my three days there I’d felt like I’d been away for years.