United Kingdom holidays

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Sparkling days out: readers’ favourite British vineyards to visit
Whether you’re keen to taste some wine or just want a peaceful day out in a beautiful location, our tipplers suggest suitable terroirs

Guardian readers

16, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Take your pick: 10 river, beach and trail cleanups to join this autumn
Joining a cleanup – on foot, on a paddleboard or in a kayak – is an enjoyable way of carrying out a crucial task. Here are some of the best events in the coming weeks

Jennifer Hudson

16, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Dorset with a hint of Finland: sustainable tourism on a weekend break
An eco housing development built on disused quarries offers visitors the chance to explore woods, heath and wetlands and enjoy lake activities

Adam McCulloch

10, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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County Down, and around: a car-free trip to Bangor, Northern Ireland
A coast and cultural break takes in beaches, wildlife, paddleboarding and a fine array of attractions – including the poignant Titanic Belfast museum

Phoebe Taplin

09, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Magical and empty places: a wildlife safari holiday in Scotland
Wester Ross in the Highlands is host to rare birds, mystical loch islands and soaring peaks. Now, sustainable tourism is helping more of us enjoy it

Hugh Thomson

08, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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California in Norfolk: British destinations that sound like foreign holidays
Fancy a trip to Moscow, or maybe Melbourne? For British travellers our picks offer the exotic, without the actual overseas bit

Annabelle Thorpe

05, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 of the UK’s best places for scuba diving and snorkelling
From the Orkneys to Dorset these sites offer marine life encounters and opportunities to gain a new skill while on holiday

Jo Caird

05, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How to escape the crowds in Cornwall? On a bike
The 200km West Kernow Way is a new bikepacking route round the county’s famous peninsulas, offering varied terrain and quiet beauty even this busy summer

Rob Penn

03, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Even the car park is idyllic’: 10 of the best UK farm shops chosen by readers
Your picks take in fresh local fare from the Hebrides to Cornwall with many having great eating areas and fun farm activities

Guardian readers

02, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Geese, seals and sky: a wildlife stay on a remote Essex island
Horsey Island, which can only be reached around low tide, hosts a solitary cottage that gives visitors the chance to sample its peace and sense of mystery

Carol Donaldson

02, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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More drama than Broadchurch: a car-free trip around West Bay, Dorset
This area’s cliffs and beach were a focus for the TV show filmed here but there’s also nature, history and wildlife to savour on a bus-friendly break

Phoebe Taplin

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 great UK canoe and paddleboarding trips with a pub pitstop
A tranquil river or coastal paddle – with lunch at a waterside pub to refuel – makes a delightfully relaxing day trip

Gemma Bowes

30, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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