Cultural trips

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An arty weekend in … Barnard Castle, County Durham
Follow in Turner’s footsteps and enjoy the architecture, museums and great outdoors in and around this jewel of the north

Rachel Dixon

05, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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I’ve come to love Chișinău: my home city in Moldova deserves the spotlight
European leaders visiting the Moldovan capital for a political summit will see a city rich in cultural influences and wine-making history

Paula Erizanu

01, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best free festivals in the UK
From family-friendly jamborees to tall ships races: as festival season kicks off, we highlight great events that don’t cost anything

Rachel Dixon

31, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Grand Torino: why the ‘cacophonous and intoxicating’ Italian city is a must-see
Roman ruins, art nouveau and industrial heritage add a patina of reality to underrated Turin, which feels more worn in than worn out

Colin O'Brien

27, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Astonishing, luminous beauty’: readers’ cultural highlights in Europe
The secrets to ancient Greek innovations, art in its rightful place, and gorgeous statues and views from Dublin to Albania

Guardian readers

26, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Missed out on Vermeer? Try these arty gems across Europe instead
With the Amsterdam blockbuster all sold out, our writer picks 10 alternative arty must-sees in Europe – all reachable by train

Max Benato

23, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘The music moved me to tears’: falling in love with Albania
After visiting 17 countries for his latest book, our writer leaves his heart in Albania – ‘a country of knotty history, boundless hospitality and infinite surprises’

Jacob Mikanowski

18, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pole to Pole: 10 brilliant things to do in Poland
Buzzy cities offer museums of vodka, croissants or codebreaking, plus there are mountains, lakes and beaches – and piles of glorious food

Ben Aitken

13, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘The cycling was a breeze’: following the Seine through Normandy
The Seine à Vélo cycle route follows minor roads to major attractions, including a medieval chateau, Monet’s garden and Rouen cathedral

Dixe Wills

09, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Brno, Czech Republic: ‘How do you like your pilsner poured?’
Actor Ondřej Kokorský shows us around the country’s second city, taking in traditional beer halls, up-and-coming neighbourhoods and a pink theatre that offers English subtitles

Interview by Adam Turner

04, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Your tastebuds will go on their own journey’: readers’ tips on undiscovered Italy
Our tipsters pick cute and quiet towns, captivating views and food to melt your heart

Guardian readers

28, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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An arty weekend in … Eastbourne, East Sussex
The centenary of the trailblazing Towner gallery is a big lure, but the resort’s independent shops, restaurants and coastal walking will be an enjoyable bonus

Rachel Dixon

25, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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