Stay in a great-value hotel, B&B, Inn or even an Elizabethan manor
Planning a staycation? We've selected the best budget and mid-range beds around Britain offering the perfect place to get some shut eye before exploring some of the country's most idyllic and interesting locations from Ben Nevis to the Yorkshire Dales to the Purbeck Coast.
Bed down in a windmill, castle, train station or even a pineapple
Fancy staying somewhere a bit different? As you’d expect, Britain has plenty of extra special, even eccentric, hotels and holiday lets to get your head down in. We’ve chosen ten of the best, which are remote, romantic, historic, and a little bit bonkers.
Rediscover Brtain's rolling hills, wild green morrs and picture-postcard villages
In our rush to escape to sunnier climes abroad, it's all too easy to forget that we have acre upon acre of beautiful countryside to frolick about in, right here on our very own doorstep. So, let us remind you...
Get your walking boots on, Britain's fells, moors and mountains await you
If trekking up the Lion and the Lamb in Cumbria, or making your way to the Lizard Point in Cornwall sounds like fun to you, then read on. Britain has plenty such breathtakingly beautiful spots to explore on foot.
Get exhilarated, exhausted and extremely muddy in the UK
These day kids can choose from any number of screen-based entertainment to while away the school holidays, so we've compiled ten great ways for parents to enthuse their offspring to switch off and get some fresh air.
Ever tried river-bugging, flying a WW2 plane or wreck diving?
Bored with the adventure in your life being limited to throwing a frisbee in your local park at the weekend? Then get inspired by our choice of Britain's most thrilling and unusual outdoor pursuits by air, land and sea.
Everything from wild camping to Romany caravans to beach huts
Bored with the canvas suburbia of organised campsites? Then forget the rows of neatly marshalled tents, chemical toilets and trappings of civilisation and try one of these unusual ways to sleep over in the great British outdoors.
New van, old country – campervanning along Dorset's Jurassic Coast
Camper vanners in Britain tend to fall in to two categories. The first are the vintage-loving VW surfer dude-types, who spend their summers puttering up and down Devon's choked A-roads, boards and cute dogs/kids strapped in the back, waving at similarly smug aficionados of slow-moving but lovely-to-look-at mobile motor homes.
Snuggle up in everything from cottages to caravans, B&Bs to beach huts
We’ve scoured the home counties and beyond to find unusual and easy weekend breaks in the UK. So if you’re after an intimate love nest or a warm and family-friendly retreat, this is the perfect place for you to start.
Great ideas for holidays and weekend breaks in Britain
Britain is full of interesting and entertaining cities, towns, villages and countryside escapes offering great pubs, restaurants, museums, walks, and exciting and unusual things to do. To make your weekend getaway a little easier to choose, we sent our homeland lovers out to experience the best England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have to offer.