Category: Europe

5 stylish English hotels

5 stylish English hotels

These five hotels show the diversity of properties available in England. They take in coast and country as well as a tranquil base for a visit to the capital. Although these five hotels are set in contrasting environments, they are all renowned for their style, service and great food. 1. The Cary Arms and Spa, […]

The very best from the world of skiing

The very best from the world of skiing

The winners of the World Ski Awards – now in their ninth year – were announced recently and, whilst there are also many national awards, here is a round-up of the worldwide winners. As you will see, it was a great year for Switzerland! It was a double celebration for the Swiss resort of Verbier, […]

Mont Saint Michel, France

Travel news from France

Tourism numbers in France peaked at 90 million international visitors in 2019, just before the pandemic struck, and the total contribution of travel and tourism to France’s GDP was consistently at over 200 billion euros. This makes it the most visited country in the world, ahead of Spain (2nd) and the USA (3rd). Figures fell […]

6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

6 romantic Valentine’s stays in Northern Ireland

This year, why not embrace each other and the giant spirit of Northern Ireland at the same time in the country’s wide selection of ultra-romantic hideaways? Choose from quiet hotels and snug cottages with log burners to cosy self-catering apartments and glamping pods all offering romantic backdrops and Valentine’s Day inspiration. Here are six new […]

Win a romantic getaway for two to Paris!

Win a romantic getaway for two to Paris!

To celebrate director Joe Wright’s highly-anticipated musical epic CYRANO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is sending one lucky winner and a guest to the iconic setting of the film — Paris! The lucky winner and guest of their choice will experience the following on their romantic escape.. 3 nights in a historic, luxury accommodation in the heart of Paris […]

Win a luxury cruise on the River Severn!

Win a luxury cruise on the River Severn!

There’s nothing better than escaping the stresses and strains of daily life, and a holiday in the UK is just the solution, whether a trip to the seaside, a walking holiday in a National Park, or even a cruise on one of the UK’s waterways. English Holiday Cruises operate trips along the River Severn, beginning […]

24 hours in Gibraltar

24 hours in Gibraltar

Whether you’re looking for a short, or a relaxing escape in the sun, Gibraltar has everything you need with much more to offer than you can possibly imagine. However you arrive – by air, foot, car or sea – you will soon experience Gibraltar’s intricate layers of history all around you. Here’s an idea for […]

Win a luxury holiday in Britain with free international flights!

Win a luxury holiday in Britain with free international flights!

Love Britain? This is your chance to win a Great British holiday! The prize – courtesy of Discover Britain – is a luxury holiday in Britain for two people, worth up to £5,000, including free international flights. Stay in five-star luxury in London, take in the capital’s most famous sights and visit the quaint villages […]

The number one National Park in Europe?

The number one National Park in Europe?

You might be surprised to learn that the UK south coast’s New Forest National Park has been voted No. 1 National Park in Europe (2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations) and 10th top National Park in the world. The New Forest covers 219 square miles of woods; heather carpeted heathlands, rivers, ponds, and wildflower […]

Win a luxury cruise on the River Danube!

Win a luxury cruise on the River Danube!

This is your chance to win return flights from London to Budapest, transfers and 7 nights on a full-board basis on a Viking River Cruise along the Danube Sail to charming cities and villages, visiting Budapest’s Castle District and crossing the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centres. Visit […]

9 reasons to visit the Czech Republic in 2022

9 reasons to visit the Czech Republic in 2022

From crafts that have been perpetuated by generation after generation to recipes closely guarded by families and traditional festivals that are preserved as national heritage, there are many reasons to visit the Czech Republic in 2022. Anniversaries and festivals will mark part of the country’s tourism calendar, as well as the new openings of hotels […]

The best places in the world to view incredible wildlife all year round

The best places in the world to view incredible wildlife all year round

Leading long-range optic specialists SWAROVSKI OPTIK, has partnered with wildlife specialist Natural World Safaris, to offer exclusive tips for nature enthusiasts looking to explore the ‘unseen’ and spot incredible wildlife throughout the year in different destinations across the globe. From spotting the elusive Snow Leopard in the Himalayas from January to encountering the striking Puma in Chile from […]

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The top day trips from Barcelona

Barcelona is a spectacular city. It packs an astounding amount of beauty and gorgeous architecture into a small area surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and stunning mountains. But after you have been in Barcelona for a few days, you may want to explore further afield. Here are our top day trips from Barcelona. Sitges: The […]

Your activity guide to Summer luxury yacht charters in the Eastern Mediterranean

Your activity guide to Summer luxury yacht charters in the Eastern Mediterranean

Another year has flown by, and before you know it winter will be a distant memory beneath the scorching summer sun. Make sure that you’re ready to leave behind roasting city pavements and work to your own schedule (or not at all!) on a luxury yacht charter in the exceptional Eastern Mediterranean charter grounds. The […]

12 of the best places to propose in Italy

12 of the best places to propose in Italy

There are endless places in Italy where you can propose and where you can also tie the knot. Italy is known for its romance, from Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi to Romeo & Juliet, from Dante’s love of Beatrice to the fictional lovers Francesco and Paolo from Dante’s L’Inferno. Add the landscapes, the sun, the wine, […]

Win a luxury short stay in Santorini!

Win a luxury short stay in Santorini!

Dreaming of your next holiday? Country & Town House have partnered with OMMA Santorini to offer one lucky winner a two-night stay and breakfast for two. Perched magnificently on a secluded hilltop, OMMA Santorini officially opened on 1st June 2021, following a soft launch in 2019. Located in a spacious area of astounding natural beauty, […]