An aerial view of Warwick Castle, which is now offering a ‘royal welcome’ to overnight guests

Sleep like a king at Warwick Castle

‘From the castle’s highest battlements I stare down at the grounds, which are – just for tonight – mine’

Destination inspiration

Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast ©Tim Neville
From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
La Ode Muhammad Jafar a week after his inauguration as the 39th Sultan of Buton
©Elizabeth Pisani

Teatime with a sultan in Indonesia

On the island of Buton, Elizabeth Pisani discovers a coral fort and Indonesia’s revival of tiny sultanates

Postcard from . . . Zurich

Choc and awe as Swiss raise the bars

©Silverstone Circuits Limited

The expert selection: Formula One circuits you can drive around

A former Motor Sport editor picks five racing tracks where amateur drivers can live out their Formula One fantasies

A meadow at Bimthang overlooked by two of Manaslu’s satellite peaks
©Stephen Venables

Great Walks: Manaslu, Nepal

As Himalayan treks get busier, Stephen Venables finds peace among the waterfalls and wildflowers that surround the world’s eighth-highest peak

Villa Cetinale
©Manuel Zublena

How to hire one of Italy’s finest villas

The 17th-century Villa Cetinale in Tuscany has been home to papal bankers, a disgraced politician and some legendary parties

Exterior of the Jules César

Haute-couture makeover in Arles

Designer Christian Lacroix has created a ‘dashingly camp’ hotel in his home city

The London Hilton’s ‘bird dropping’ facial

Faeces of the Japanese nightingale are now used in a 90-minute regimen that is apparently gaining popularity in Hollywood

The Mondrian London hotel

Short cuts: Updates from London, Seattle and Arizona

Mondrian’s first hotel outside the US, Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 and a cable car to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

Airport architecture’s flights of fancy

New airport openings point beyond the generic mega-mall look, writes Edwin Heathcote


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