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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hannah enjoys personable service, top-notch dining and views of the Scottish capital’s iconic sights during a luxurious break at The Balmoral

With historic architecture, stunning landscapes and an exciting food scene – Bergen seems to have it all. But does it live up to expectations? Hannah Gosset finds out.

Award winning Belsize Park author takes a special train to the Red Centre of Australia: in search of nowhere

Customers rave about these family-friendly luxury cottages in the gorgeous Devon countryside complete with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court and play area

Travel: 48 hours in Dublin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tips on where to stay and what to eat in Dublin courtesy of our travel writer, Sophie Ritchie.

Sophie Ritchie takes in the swashbuckling elegance and history of one of Tokyo’s most desirable hotels

Puttering up the Norfolk Broads on a sunny bank holiday weekend can be like a waterlogged version of Oxford Street.

Bridget Galton visits a rural lakeside retreat but heavy snow means the only water she enjoys is in the hotel spa

At 450 miles, the Nordlandsbanen is the longest train ride in Norway, and the only one in the world to cross the Arctic Circle. Sara Odeen-Isbister jumps on-board and discovers northern Norway’s spectacular landscape and charming towns along the way

Zoe spends a stylish weekend in Paris, visiting the newly opened Yves Saint Laurent museum

Andaz manages to retain an independent feel and avoids falling into the uniform aesthetic that many chains have

A forest retreat in Belgium has all you need to recharge your batteries, from a morning bootcamp run by the lake to a lazy afternoon in the spa

The Lake District has just been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bridget Galton visited a spa hotel to try out its walking tours of the scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.

Zoe Paskett is pampered like a queen at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, trying out their new signature treatment

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW and her family find the picture-perfect Arc 1950 has a wealth of activity going on during the summer, meaning you’ll never be stuck for things to do

Marrakech is at its best off season with mild temperatures and fewer crowds but the same great tagine, finds Zoe Paskett, who stayed at the newly refurbished Movenpick Hotel

The core of the Parkhotel regime is the seven day programme, with three medical assessments, daily treatments, a diet plan, use of swimming pool, sauna and panoramic gym

CORIANDER STUTTARD travelled to Tuscany this autumn to help out with the olive harvest at Agriturismo Donata Origo

Ski novices Bridget Galton and her son Joe headed to a low-key French resort for their first foray on the slopes, with varying success

After a long summer, the temperature in Gozo is cooling down to the mid 20s, and culinary thoughts move away from salads and chilled vegetable soups

Le Mas Candille on the French Riviera offers a five star experience with ultra-relaxing massages and refreshing pilates.

IMOGEN BLAKE rediscovers Portugal’s Algarve at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort

Disney’s theme park in Paris is in a league of its own, taking less than three hours to reach from London.

Marianne Gray visits the once pretty town of Pripyat to witness the fallout from the world’s worst nuclear reactor catastrophe and finds ‘a paradise turned to hell on earth’

Bridget Galton and family found a bucket of fun at a luxury seaside hotel with a laid back charm and quirky aristocratic history

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