Country Weekends

Disappear deep into the countryside with this bounty of inspiration to the best short breaks in the country the UK and Europe has to offer. These itineraries will take you to the greenest parts of Devon, the historical treasures of York, the fairytale lands of Alsace and so much more. R&R awaits, let’s go!

A Long Weekend in the Roman Countryside

Instead of joining the crush for the Trevi Fountain or the stampede for the Spanish Steps, I’m going to suggest something controversial: when in Rome, split. Leave the city to the city-break mob and find the region’s resting pulse: deep within the Roman countryside.

Instead of joining the crush for the Trevi Fountain or the stampede for the Spanish Steps, I’m going to suggest something controversial: when in Rome, split. Leave the city to the city-break mob and find the region’s resting pulse: deep within the Roman countryside.

A Wild Weekend in The New Forest

So if you’ve dismissed the New Forest in the past for not being rewarding enough for a weekend’s adventure, which admittedly I did, it’s time to re-evaluate, saddle up and hit the road.

If you’ve dismissed the New Forest in the past for not being rewarding enough for a weekend’s adventure, which admittedly I did, it’s time to re-evaluate, saddle up and hit the road.

A Quintessential Weekend in the Cotswolds

Head for a weekend in the Cotswolds using this simple itinerary. It takes you to the heart one of the Cotswold’s must-visit darlings: the town of Burford.

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Looking for things to do on a weekend in Windsor? Follow my easy, practical itinerary and give yourself a right royal flush of a weekend break.

Looking for things to do on a weekend in Windsor? Follow my easy, practical itinerary and give yourself a right royal flush of a weekend break.

Your Complete 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 this year the year your weekends flush with wild adventure, here’s a list of the very…

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.