City Breaks

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.

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 a cruise ship. Be warned though,...

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 do? How do you spend...

6 Unusual Valentine’s Weekends

Pucker up, sunshine: Valentine’s will soon be on you like a drunk at a stag do. So if you want to take your loved one somewhere special; somewhere a little off-beat; somewhere different from the usual Valentine’s weekend staples then you’re in the right place. Be...

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...

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 short breaks Britain has to...

A Long Weekend in North Yorkshire

Travelling to North Yorkshire easily feels like time travel. As the motorway slides out of sight behind you, the clock on your dashboard decelerates and that incessant ‘rush, rush, rush’ that crackles your every day, starts to fade. In its place comes slow ribboning...

WINTER WEEKEND SHOP