Category: Travel

Ten of the best clifftop hotels

Druidstone, Pembrokeshire Year after year, people return to the Dru, perched on a spectacular cliff’s edge with stunning views overlooking St Brides Bay. Enjoy the dramatic sunsets over the Atlantic from one of the roof rooms or the garden. Take the winding path down to the sea (around five minutes to descend, slightly longer coming […]

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20 of the best autumn escapes around the UK

Harvest twist at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire The traditional harvest jamboree is given a modern twist in Blenheim Palace’s walled garden this year, with an autumn festival promising food markets, foraging trails and theatrical entertainment such as wacky races and a dragon maze trail by a collective of artists and designers(24-26 September and 1-3 October, free […]

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UK Covid live news: cases rates rising in England’s secondary schools, latest ONS figures show

And here are some more lines from the Downing Street lobby briefing. The PM’s spokesman said that the government was making “steady progress to ease [travel] restrictions” and he confirmed a further announcement is coming this afternoon. He said the PM has not yet decide whether Chevening, the grace-and-favour country home traditionally allocated to the […]

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Ski trains to resume between London and the French Alps

With more Eurostar trains now running again on routes from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, travellers have been awaiting news of ski trains to the French Alps and the reinstatement of other services. But recent news from Eurostar news hasn’t been good. This week the train operator announced that services to Marne-la-Vallée (for Disneyland […]

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On holiday in southern France chez Le Corbusier

I wish I had a beach hut like Le Corbusier’s. A perfect place to self-isolate on the French Riviera’s wildest stretch of coastline. The Swiss-born architect chose Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, halfway between Monaco and the Italian border, to build his retreat in a medieval village that overlooks a rugged, tortoise-shaped cape beyond the pebble beaches of du […]

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Brits given holiday boost as Boris Johnson confirms traffic light rules will be ‘simplified’ with fewer tests for hols

BORIS JOHNSON has hinted that the traffic light system rules will be “simplified” with fewer tests for holidaymakers, in a boost for half-term breaks abroad. The prime minister made the announcement during the latest press conference, following days of speculation about the reduction of Covid travel restrictions. 2 The prime minister has confirmed that holiday […]

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Meet The World’s Oldest Japanese Whisky: Yamazaki 55

Yamazaki 55 is the world’s oldest Japanese whisky—and there are only 100 bottles of it to go around. Beam Suntory Last year, in the early months of 2020, right before the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City with everything it’s got, Beam Suntory announced that it was going to release a phenomenal expression in the […]

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