On location: Swallows and Amazons

The exploits of the Walker children from Arthur Ransome’s adventure novels have been brought to the big screen for a second time

View of the farm
©Howard Sooley

Star chefs escape to the country

Tom Adams and April Bloomfield’s latest project is a tiny guesthouse in Cornwall

Amphibious travel gets a fresh lease of life

The world’s last remaining passenger hovercraft service is about to launch two brand new vessels

Good Hotel Amsterdam sets sail for London

A former floating jail is being brought to London to become a hip hotel with a social conscience

St Michael's Mount
©Mike Newman

Penzance: new life at the end of the line

The arty Cornish town is becoming a destination in its own right

©Warner Bros and MGM

On location: ‘Me Before You’

The summer’s romantic blockbuster was shot in historic Pembroke, south Wales

Bhanu, a new Asiatic lion at the London Zoo
©Zoological Society of London

Sleeping lions at London Zoo

The city’s latest overnight stay comes with unusual neighbours — big cats

The Glen Etive on her maiden voyage
©Horatio Clare

Highland hopping

With the world’s largest cruise ship in the news, here the Glen Etive, perhaps the world’s smallest, sets sail on its maiden voyage through the Hebrides

©Universal Pictures

On location: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

The ethereal British locations stand out in this prequel

The winning design for a bridge from the Cornish mainland to Tintagel Castle
©Emily Whitfield-Wicks

Tintagel’s return of the king

Will an imposing statue bring a new generation of Arthurians to Cornwall or has the commercialism gone too far?

Postcard from . . . Cumbria

One weekend every spring, a Lake District town becomes a mecca for marmalade lovers

Real ale at Britain’s oldest brewery

As ‘craft’ beers attract a new generation of drinkers, Natalie Whittle goes in search of history in a glass

Postcard from . . . London

The homes of neighbours George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix make up what could be the world’s most contrasting musical museum

England celebrates its greatest gardener

The tercentenary of Capability Brown’s birth is being marked by a year-long, nationwide festival, starting at Blenheim Palace

Good wool hunting

The Source: In the first of a new series in which writers make a pilgrimage to the home of a celebrated product, Lucy Kellaway heads to the Shetland Islands to explore the origins of the Fair Isle jumper

Postcard from . . . Yorkshire

An exhibition and festival — now on its 10th year — aim to celebrate the rhubarb industry and help ensure its survival

Postcard from . . . Heathrow

Learning the ropes at British Airway’s new ‘Global Learning Academy’

The bike that pedals itself

The use of tiny hidden motors — so-called ‘mechanical doping’ — could transform amateur cycle events and holidays

Postcard from . . . London

Go Ape’s high-wire treetop trails open in Battersea Park, its first excursion into a city

Augustus Pugin’s seaside home

A Victorian visionary’s house in Kent has been given a new lease of life by the Landmark Trust


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