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?
This idyllic island retreat not far from London is rich in history and luxury
Old-fashioned comforts and service, scones for tea and superb gardens … this grand Buckinghamshire hotel makes a wonderful escape
Criss-crossed with picturesque canals, this historic town also offers great art and eating – to a soundtrack of popping prosecco corks
Exploring Cognac and the Charente region gives an insight into a brandy rich in history – with a barrel full of tastings on offer
When the north Atlantic islands shut for a weekend to all but ‘voluntourists’ doing conservation projects, it was a win-win for locals and visitors