Pub review: The Inspector stays at the Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire

An Inspector calls… at the ‘heart-warmingly pretty’ Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire where he enjoys the garden and an ‘excellent’ dinner (but he doesn’t approve of the knickknacks) The Pear Tree Inn is in the village of Whitley, north Wiltshire, not far from the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey The 17th-century building has eight rooms – four … Read more Pub review: The Inspector stays at the Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire

Scottish adventure park will run a Covid-secure drive-thru Santa’s grotto

It’s all about elf and safety! Adventure park in Scotland will run a Covid-secure DRIVE-THRU Santa’s grotto experience The ‘enchanting’ experience will take place at an adventure park near Edinburgh The attraction claims it is Scotland’s only drive-thru Christmas experience  As well as Santa, visitors will also see the toy workshop and Mrs Claus’s kitchen   … Read more Scottish adventure park will run a Covid-secure drive-thru Santa’s grotto

Barbados holiday: The delights of a 17th-century ancestral home that’s now a luxurious place to stay

Get set to be wooed by this Bajan beauty: The delights of a 17th-century ancestral home that’s now a luxurious (and inexpensive) place to stay Tom Mangold’s wife, Kathryn, has a familial connection with Barbados that goes back 400 years Her ancestor Sir John Colleton, a Royalist who fled Cromwell, lived on the Caribbean Island … Read more Barbados holiday: The delights of a 17th-century ancestral home that’s now a luxurious place to stay

The best cider farms to visit this autumn in Somerset, Devon, Gloucestershire and North Yorkshire

The harvest is now in and the fruity golden glow of cider is inextricably linked to the glorious season that is a British autumn. There’s nothing more relaxing than walks in orchards and tastings on farms surrounded by the wonderful smell of fresh apples. And cider is no longer a rough and ready drink – … Read more The best cider farms to visit this autumn in Somerset, Devon, Gloucestershire and North Yorkshire

Sweden holidays: Astonishing hotel that sits on the rocky island of Hamneskar

For those who like their hotel locations on the windswept and remote side, this one, which sits on a craggy island off the coast of Sweden, could be just the ticket.  It’s called ‘Pater Noster – A Home on the Horizon’, with the first part of the name drawn from the 19th-century lighthouse on the … Read more Sweden holidays: Astonishing hotel that sits on the rocky island of Hamneskar

Photo contest: The stunning winners of the Aerial Photography Awards 2020

The Aerial Photography Awards invited photographers from around the world to submit their best photos – using drones, helicopters, kites, balloons, or airplanes – to win $10,000 ($7,663). And it’s clear the entrants pulled out all the stops.    The competition, promoted via photopublicity.com, received thousands of entries from 65 participating countries, with 106 pictures commended … Read more Photo contest: The stunning winners of the Aerial Photography Awards 2020

A review of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London in the coronavirus era

It is rare to find moments of perfect tranquillity in this increasingly tense world, but the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, offers a treasure trove of them. Yes, a stay at this stunning luxury hotel with its amazing suites, half with a ‘country’ view looking on to the Royal parkland, the other ‘town’ side, facing bustling … Read more A review of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London in the coronavirus era

The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations revealed – and it’s Bali that’s top

The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations have been revealed – and it’s Bali that takes the No1 spot. To draw up the ranking researchers turned to Pinterest, which many couples use for wedding planning, and analysed tens of thousands of boards dedicated to honeymoons. They calculated the most wished-for places for a post-wedding getaway … Read more The world’s 20 most lusted-after honeymoon destinations revealed – and it’s Bali that’s top

Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Venice on a river cruise with culinary legend Prue Leith

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover Venice on a luxury Italian river cruise with culinary legend Prue Leith By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 09:39 BST, 19 October 2020 | Updated: 09:39 BST, 19 October 2020 Everyone should experience Venice, the romantic ‘City of Water’, at least once during their lifetime, and on this … Read more Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover Venice on a river cruise with culinary legend Prue Leith

Feast your eyes on the winning shots for the 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

The splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes have been captured in breathtaking fashion for the 13th time – by the shortlisted and winning entries to the 13th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Every time, without fail, the winning and shortlisted images by the nation’s most talented amateur and professional photographers take the breath … Read more Feast your eyes on the winning shots for the 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition