Weekend breaks

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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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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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10 great UK campsites with top beers on tap
For campers and glampers with a taste for craft ales these are among the top places to sleep and sup after a day’s walking or cycling

Tony Naylor

27, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Leeds must: 10 hidden gems to see during the city’s Year of Culture 2023
Leeds’ year-long festival is the perfect time to visit – and explore its ornate architecture, dynamic art scene and Britain’s only gaslit cinema

Jenny Elliott

10, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Eight great trips for the long bank holiday weekends
With four public holidays over the next two months, we pick exciting breaks in town and country in the UK, France and the Netherlands

Phoebe Taplin

01, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A walk along the River Ribble to a great pub: the Lower Buck, Lancashire
An easy walk on both right and left banks of the Ribble offers an abundance of history – and pubs

Chris Moss

31, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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10 sustainable festivals in the UK and Europe
With festivals attempting to clean up their shocking environmental record, we pick the best planet-friendly events, all accessible without flying

Richard Mellor

27, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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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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A local’s guide to Toulouse, France: ‘the sun bounces off the pink brick and everything glows’
Food tour operator Jessica Hammer on where to eat, drink and tango the night away in ‘la Ville Rose’

Interview by Carolyn Boyd

20, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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An arty weekend in … Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
A haven for artists since the 19th century, the harbour town of Kirkcudbright offers art walks, trails and a resident Rembrandt

Rachel Dixon

20, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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