England holidays

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An arty weekend in … north Norfolk
Discover Rachel Whiteread in a PM’s parkland, Emin and Freud in the pub, and a picture-postcard beach

Rachel Dixon

23, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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An arty weekend in … Southend-on-Sea, Essex
The seaside town hosts a street-art festival and the world’s first digital art park, while nearby Leigh is packed with galleries

Rachel Dixon

22, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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An arty weekend in … Bishop Auckland, County Durham
The former mining town is home to Velázquez, Murillo and El Greco, the art of pitmen, and its own artist-designed tweed

Rachel Dixon

21, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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An arty weekend in … Petworth, West Sussex
Lee Miller, Frank Auerbach and Picasso have all starred recently at this pretty market town’s eyecatching new gallery

Rachel Dixon

19, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Where tourists seldom tread, part 4: five UK towns with hidden histories
Heritage is as good an excuse as any to enjoy a pie and a pint. Here are more excellent reasons to visit places that rarely feature in the guidebooks

Chris Moss

15, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The wonders of the Weald: glorious places to visit in Kent
The historic houses, stunning gardens, vineyards and arboreal treasures of this verdant county make for a perfect English escape

Annabelle Thorpe

05, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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English national parks welcome £4.4m funding boost from government
The 10 park authorities say the shared cash will help them keep visitor centres open and pay rangers, but a long-term commitment is also needed

David Batty

03, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Off the Mersey beat: a tour of Liverpool’s unsung cultural treasures
A magical mystery tour of the city reveals brilliant art, architecture and stories – with only minimal Fab Four interludes

David Bramwell

27, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Cornwall in winter is a blast
The county gets famously full in summer, but out of season it comes into its own as the roads quieten and the surf roars on its empty beaches

Nazia Parveen

21, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Taking the Tesla to Truro? Warnings over lack of electric charging points
Holiday spots risk being overwhelmed this summer as many are not ready to deal with rise in electric vehicles

James Tapper

18, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Tin mines, art and subtropical gardens: a car-free break in west Cornwall
A shoreline-hugging bus route from Penzance and a cross-country one to St Ives come into their own in this exploration of the county’s historic, cultural and natural riches

Phoebe Taplin

06, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Life on the edge: meet the man who walked around the UK
Facing financial ruin, the former paratrooper set out on a six-year, 11,000-mile trek around our entire coastline. It changed his life in more ways than he could possibly imagine. By Ella Braidwood

Ella Braidwood

05, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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