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Sheffield's packed with independent shops, fantastic restaurants, boutique boltholes and is a stone's throw from the Peak District National Park.
With its beautiful Romanesque cathedral, Norman castle (now occupied by university students) and a maze of steep, cobbled streets, Durham has a charm of its own. Durham's Cathedral and Castle was one of the very first to be designated a World Heritage Site in 1986, along with the Taj Mahal and Palace of Versailles. Here’s our guide to the best places to stay and eat, and what to do while you’re in Durham – no matter your budget.
Filled with sprawling woodland and sculpture trails, Forest of Dean is the ultimate escape for adventure-lovers
You don’t have to venture too far from London to find an outdoor adventure. From open-water swimming to white water rafting, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy al fresco without travelling too far. We’ve found some of our favourites, including mountain biking, paragliding and wakeboarding, that you can have in the capital or within just an hour’s travel from it.
There’s nothing quite like a family camping holiday. Usually cheaper than a hotel stay, camping can also be a lot more fun, with a shed load of memories to be made, from stories around the campfire to sleeping beneath the stars.And there are plenty of campsites around the UK that are super child-friendly, whether you’re looking for nearby activities to keep the kids entertained or simply some extra space to set up a travel cot in your tent. From wild spots to pitch your tent in rural Wales, to full-furnished yurts in the Peak District and Hertfordshire, here are ten family-friendly camping spots around the UK.
Want to get far from the madding crowd this summer? It can be a hard task to find secluded beaches and near-deserted mountains in July and August. But there are plenty of places that aren’t on most tourists’ radar, where you can find a quieter corner. From the wilds of Canada to secluded Scottish beaches and real off-the-beaten-track cycle paths in Africa, here are ten lesser-known holiday destinations around the world.
Travelling doesn’t have to cost the earth. If you’ve got a gap year or long travel stint in mind, there are ways you can get earn your food, lodgings and even money. It could be anything from teaching English as a foreign language to signing onto a course to become a surf instructor, which could then rake in extra cash. Whether you’re between school and university, or simply keen to take some time out, here are some great ways to earn your keep while you’re away.