Short breaks

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‘A marvellous spot to give into temptation’: readers’ favourite literary bars, pubs and cafes
From Robinson Crusoe to Faust and Cider with Rosie, our tipsters enjoy a tipple with literary leanings. Scroll down for the winner

Guardian readers

01, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The plot thickens: why murder mystery weekends are on the rise
Gory getaways are all the rage, thanks to glamorous extras, contemporary themes and a taste for escapism. Our writer heads to Berkshire to visit an ‘unhinged heiress’

Sally Howard

01, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Five great car-free breaks around the UK
Getaways without a car cut leisure emissions but also mean new freedom to explore coasts, towns and almost 2,000 years of history

Phoebe Taplin

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lonely Planet selects Manchester as top travel destination for 2023
Publishers praised UK city’s arts scene and gastronomic diversity as it makes the list of 30 best places to go

Helen Pidd North of England editor

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Parma, Italy: food markets, vineyards and backstreet bars
Food and wine critic Andrea Grignaffini reveals his favourite haunts in his home city – a gourmand’s delight with wine bars galore

Interview by John Brunton

14, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Where tourists seldom tread, part 3: five towns with hidden histories
This trail through our industrial ghostly past includes a haunted motorway and old dye works repurposed as cute cottages

Chris Moss

10, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Innsbruck, Austria: from Christmas markets to clubbing and cable car rides
This gateway to the Alps offers panoramic walks and colourful neighbourhoods plus drinks and dancing late into the night, says climate expert and yoga teacher Suzanne Whitby

Suzanne Whitby

07, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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From dog-sledding to saunas: nine winter adventures in the UK
Embrace your inner Scandi, wrap up and make the most of the winter months

Guardian writers

05, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Deauville, France: fine sands, fine dining and a new arts scene
Bookshop owner David Ezvan on market shopping, sea views and nights out on the Normandy coast

Interview by John Brunton

31, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Riding the new Rebellion Way: a cycling adventure through Norfolk’s history
A 232-mile cycle loop around the county offers pastoral charms, big skies and a look back at the region’s surprisingly defiant side

Damien Gabet

25, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A wild Peak District walk to a great pub: The Three Horseshoes, Staffordshire
Craggy, harsh and wild, this stroll could be straight out of the Lord of the Rings films

Phoebe Taplin

21, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s 23C in the evening’ – readers’ best autumn breaks in Europe
Hot chocolate in the Hague, Halloween fun in Transylvania, nights out in Málaga – our tipsters share their best trips

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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