Stories: United Kingdom

Arrivals & Departures: Aquatic secrets: Scotland's best snorkelling spots

Angie Tomlinson

Ahhh, Scotland. Country of castles, lochs, bagpipes and snorkelling. Hang on, what?

Arrivals & Departures: On the Harry Potter trail in Scotland

Gemma Nisbet

Immerse yourself in the wizarding world at the birthplace of the Harry Potter stories with a self-guided itinerary taking in book and film locations. 

Arrivals & Departures: Inside the UK's new castle-themed Lego hotel

Gemma Nisbet

Planning a family holiday to the UK? Get the royal treatment at the newly opened Legoland Castle Hotel at the Legoland Windsor Resort, about an hour's drive from central London.

Travel Story: Nasty, Fail & Bidet: Europe's worst-named holiday gems

Stephen Scourfield

Would you go on holiday to a place called Rottenegg? How about Boring, or Windpassing, or Looe?

Arrivals & Departures: 11 of UNESCO's most breathtaking new World Heritage sites

Angie Tomlinson

UNESCO's newest world heritage sites are something to behold.

Arrivals & Departures: Celebrating Jane Austen's bicentenary in Bath and beyond

Gemma Nisbet

Pride and Prejudice fans, take note: 2017 is a year of Jane Austen in England as her fans commemorate 200 years since her death.

Travel Story: Rock 'n' roll stories: Inside Britain's museum of music

Steve McKenna

Tracing the history UK music since 1945, Liverpool's British Music Experience is home to everything from David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust costumes and the Spice Girls’ dresses to Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack guitar. 

Travel Story: History on two wheels: Bicycle museums around the world

Stephen Scourfield

Get on your bike for a ride through history in the Netherlands, France, Japan and beyond.

Arrivals & Departures: War office to luxury hotel: Raffles snaps up iconic London address

Angie Tomlinson

The former headquarters of Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Kitchener and even the British Secret Service will start a new life as a luxury hotel.

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