Markets around West Cork


Enjoy fresh produce from a market stall

There is no better way to spend a weekend exploring a place than by travelling around looking at markets. The wares on offer give you the chance to uncover an authentic feel for a destination and even take home a few carefully chosen items to remind you of your trip.

Hull was crowned UK Capital of Culture 2017

Hull crowned UK City of Culture 2017

Hull has been awarded UK City of Culture 2017, Culture Secretary Maria Miller announced yesterday.

Nit de Foc is celebrated with fireworks

Mallorca's summer festivals

Like all Spaniards, the Mallorcans are big on fiestas, and visitors to the island during the summer months have a great opportunity to join in the party.

Field of Light by Bruce Munro

Edinburgh to be transformed into a Field of Light

Edinburgh city centre is to be transformed by Field of Light, the work of internationally acclaimed artist and light art practitioner Bruce Munro.

Arles inspired Van Gogh

An arty road trip from Nice to Toulouse

If you're looking for a cultural weekend away, but one that doesn't just restrict you to the delights of one city, consider a road trip in France. There are plenty of options here, but a fantastic route is the one from Nice to Toulouse in the south of the country.

Bonfire Night celebrations in England

England's best firework displays for Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November gunpowder, treason and plot ....... If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Bonfire Night tomorrow complete with cracking displays, sparklers and toffee apples, then VisitEngland have put together a list of the best places to go.

London's haunted theatre tours

London’s haunted theatres walking tour

If you feel like sending shivers down your spine this Halloween, then London Theatre's Haunted Theatreland Walking Tour could be just your thing.

Nice is a beautiful coastal destination

Top 3 French seaside resorts for a weekend getaway

France is an excellent destination to travel to for a weekend break from the UK, as it's so close. If you've got your heart set on having a bit of sunshine by the seaside, check out our suggestions of the country's top spots for a short getaway by the beach.

Carcassonne has a lot of culture to discover

Europe's best cultural destinations

Getting a good dose of culture on your holiday does not mean that you have to fly off to some far flung destination. There are plenty of fantastic places to soak up the atmosphere, art and architecture in Europe.

Astley Castle wins the RIBA Stirling architectural prize

Astley Castle, a unique modern holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of an ancient moated castle, in Warwickshire has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 for the best building of the year. Now in its 18th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize.

London to hold first ever digital food festival

London is to hold the UK’s first ever online digital food festival in Crouch End this October. The month long festival will promote the area’s tasty bites via new apps, websites and social media.

Flights to Oktoberfest are 29 percent cheaper during the second week of the festival

Cost savvy Brits looking to book a last minute trip to Munich for Oktoberfest needn't to worry about the impact of airfares on their wallet as a price analysis, carried out by travel comparison website, shows that flight costs can decrease by as much as 29 percent during the second week of the festival.

The Little Mermaid turns 100, Copenhagen

Little Mermaid to celebrate her 100th birthday

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid is turning 100 years on Friday August 23 this year. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the iconic statue will celebrate her milestone anniversary with festivities taking place in major cities around the world.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Experience the Reykjavik Literary Festival

Reykjavik boasts one of Europe's best literary festivals, which has been going since 1985 and attracting some of the top author’s from around the world. This year the festival will be held from September 11 to September 15.

Beautiful beaches are just one of Turkey's charms

Reasons to choose Turkey for a short break

Turkey is a holidaymaker's paradise, even if you're only looking for a short break.

The Isle of Wight celebrates ‘The Year of the Dinosaur’

The Isle of Wight celebrates ‘The Year of the Dinosaur’

The Isle of Wight is celebrating ‘The Year of the Dinosaur’ this year after the island was named 'Dinosaur Capital of the UK' by the Natural History Museum and hosting the Gala screening of the new movie, Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam


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Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?