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Fine Dining on the Tyne is all Mine

Newcastle’s friendliness is no surprise to Neil Sowerby, but the food scene is…

Trailing in the wake of Champoluc’s world champ

Gill Martin meets the fastest skier around but stays in the slow lane

Who needs Prague when there’s magical Southern Bohemia?

Neil Sowerby Czechs out a land of fairy tales and golden lager

Bespoke Iceland with your new best Buddy

Neil Sowerby basks in a unique way to experience this fabled land

Berlin 170719 Brandenberg Gate

Relishing a fresh taste of mighty Berlin

It’s a city utterly changed, obviously for the better, the axis for citizen and tourist...

170717 Hipping

New look Hipping Hall well worth the trip

It may be seven years since the first series of The Trip on BBC but...

170716 170716 Ropeway By Dominik Butzmann

Getting high on Berlin’s glorious garden extravaganza

IGA – it stands for International Garten Ausstellung – is held every decade, each time...

170529 Blackwinged Stilt

Birdwatching adventures around Lisbon’s Tagus estuary

Among culturally rich European towns and cities with fabulous birding on their doorsteps Lisbon must...

170105 Swanmain

Swanning around in border book town Hay-on-Wye

The new look Swan has 19 bedrooms, four of which allow dogs for a £1...

Bodysgallen Hall – where history and luxury meet

Bodysgallen Hall – where history and luxury meet

Bodysgallen is a remarkable place to stay. It is run as a luxury hotel by...

170418 Titanic Exterior

From the Titanic to Bestie – Our Belfast Top Ten

You can’t really miss ‘European’s leading visitor attraction’ (World Travel Awards), erected on the site...

170420 Peacock

Starry Peacock rules the roost at Rowsley

A wonderful mix of old and new, not stuffily resting on its laurels, the public...

170417 De Prael Snacks

A tasty selection of top Amsterdam beer bars

I had to be there for an early morning flight to the States, but it...

Chalet chic – the ultimate mountain house party

Who needs snow to enjoy the French Alps, asks Gill Martin

Fine Dining on the Tyne is all Mine

Newcastle’s friendliness is no surprise to Neil Sowerby, but the food scene is…

Heavenly Ullswater and a magical church

Neil Sowerby’s dog-friendly Lakes trip ends with a sense of wonder

Trailing in the wake of Champoluc’s world champ

Gill Martin meets the fastest skier around but stays in the slow lane

170411 Radisson Blu

Hotel review - Radisson Blu Edwardian, Peter Street

L’Oréal Blackett ‘lives like a Rolling Stone’ in a room fit for Gandalf

20172503 Fishmore Therapy Cabin

Spa review - Fishmore Hall SPAshell, Ludlow, Shropshire

Deanna Thomas finds relaxation is a priority in the Shropshire hills

170404 Ferry Soulac

Chateau chic in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards

Neil Sowerby’s journey’s end on his Atlantic coast road trip was the ravishing 17th century...

170403  Coastline

Reborn Derry – gateway to Ireland’s coastal wonders

Neil Sowerby visits the revitalised city of Derry for a music festival and rediscovers the...

170402 Waves

Hit the Oregon trail for snow, coast and great craft booze

By now you are only an hour away from the Oregon’s awesome wave-crashed Pacific coast...

170401 Coniston Water

Lapping up luxury in the shadow of Coniston Old Man

Our 21st century Lakes lodging has the Wow! factor in absurd abundance. A ton of...

201703 Portland

Weird and wonderful Portland Oregon

Neil Sowerby's suitably rambling guide to the city's hip pleasures

010117 Bedroom

Middle Piccadilly Spa Retreat: A Home From Home

Vicky Smith finds a very different Piccadilly to the one she’s used to at this...

France’s Atlantic coast – the world is your oyster

France’s Atlantic coast – the world is your oyster

The food of La Rochelle and Royan has Neil Sowerby salivating

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