It’s taken 17 years and £70m to restore this architectural gem on the edge of the Peak District to its former glory. Has it been worth the wait?
Forget big names such as Kew and Versailles, these almost-secret gardens around the world are worth tracking down, for lovers of horticulture, sculpture – and the bizarre
For the price of a night in the pub you can luxuriate in a top Alpine spa. Debbie Lawson tries out three in Switzerland and Italy
Sing your heart out, ride the range or splash in warm waves with contented pigs. We round up holidays to put a smile on your face
If being encased in mud isn’t your idea of a relaxing weekend, trying fangotherapy in a Roman spa town near Venice might just change your mind