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The world’s best beaches 2016: best of British

With nearly 12,500km of coastline and more than 6,000 islands, the shores of Old Blighty are not to be overlooked for a beach retreat

Things to do with the kids in the UK this Bank Holiday

From big-budget museums and quirky attractions, to famous writing sheds and fabulous art collections, Simon Coppock picks out 10 of the best places to take your kids in the UK

Six of the best golf courses in Europe

Far from being a good walk spoiled, a world-class golf course can make a great holiday really go with a swing. Matthew Dunn, sports reporter for the Daily Express rounds up six of the finest in Europe

High Life at 500

All great institutions need a creation myth; here’s former editor Mark Jones on High Life’s

12 of Europe’s most curious Christmas Markets

Think all Christmas Markets are the same? Think again. From touring Santa’s bedroom to mastering the principals of feng shui, there’s a whole world of al fresco festive retail out there. Issy D’Arcy Clark picks on for each day of Christmas

21 British landmarks for the 21st century

When we asked our readers to name the iconic sites that define Britain today, the long list ran to thousands, from Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to Big Ben. Simon Calder and our expert panel met to debate the final cut

Podcast: 21 landmarks for the 21st century

We sifted through thousands of votes to come up with a long list of 40 landmarks, to be presented for consideration by a distinguished panel of judges. Here’s what happened when they met to whittle it down to just 21

Walk this way: five new places to take a hike

From a hair-raising hike in Malaga to Chicago’s answer to the High Line, here is our guide to the world’s best new walking trail

Six British breaks for the food obsessed

Elasticated trousers at the ready — from lobster safaris in Wales to cheese feasts in England’s West Country, Suzanne King reveals six indulgent weekend breaks that are perfect for culinary-minded travellers

Belfast: five of the best fireside pints

A crackling turf fire, low-slung wooden beams, authentic ales and even the odd fiddle — there’s nothing quite like a fireside pint in one of Belfast coziest pubs in winter. Here are five of the best spots for a tipple in the Northern Irish capital

Ten of Britain’s best beaches

Sand dunes, caves, art installations and fish ’n’ chips — author Mike Carter, who cycled almost 5,000 miles around the entire coastline of Britain, picks the country’s best stretches of sand, from Cornwall to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides

Belfast’s best foodie experiences

Belfast has gone through a food renaissance since the turn of the decade. Turn back to the noughties and you could count on one hand how many quality restaurants the city boasted. These days, it’s a different story. John Ferris picks eight of the city’s best foodie experiences

10 of the best utterly British summer events

From sporting to operatic, these 10 key events from the days of the English social 'season' remain hot tickets

Six of the best city waterways

Some of the most picturesque and fascinating city rivers and waterways in the world

Bollywood films in Belfast

Belfast is no stranger to film crews, but who would've expected the Bollywood movie industry to fly in? By Glenn Patterson

Five of the best alternative UK music festivals

Wondering how to fill the gap that is Glastonbury this year? Don't despair: there are hundreds more music festivals to choose from. Elli Donajgrodzki picks five of the best lesser-known UK festivals for summer 2012