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31  mars     11h42
Manchester’s 1-a-night tax on tourists comes into force
Nazia Parveen    First city in the UK to impose such a charge hopes to raise m a year to develop its visitor experienceFrom tomorrow April tourists will have to pay a tax to stay in Manchester the first city in the UK to impose a tourist tax on visitors Overnight guests in city centre hotels or holiday
The chateau is screensaver material’: readers’ favourite long weekend trips
Guardian readers    Great art walks history and cycles feature on these short trips that take in atmospheric places as diverse as Lincoln and LausanneDinant is defined by cliffs hills and the mighty Meuse River You could take a lazy funicular trip to the fortress gawp at the stunning citadel or check out the
A walk along the River Ribble to a great pub: the Lower Buck, Lancashire
Chris Moss    An easy walk on both right and left banks of the Ribble offers an abundance of history and pubsA small rural village with three pubs is a rare thing but that s what Waddington has and that s where this walk is heading My specific target is the Lower Buck because it s the real pub
It damages our free spirit’: war on British tourists won’t work, say Amsterdammers
Senay Boztas in Amsterdam    Young Britons are the target for a crackdown on antisocial behaviour in the city but are they the real problem It s pm and groups of British lads are gearing up for a big night out in Amsterdam s red light district Although the narrow streets echo with French German Spanish Dutch and Irish
30  mars     06h00
Nepal imposes ban on mountain trekking without a guide
Siobhan Warwicker    The Himalayan country s tourism board is seeking to boost the employment of mountain guides increase income from visitors and improve safetyIndependent trekking is about to be banned from Nepal s protected mountain regions and national parks in a move designed to boost employment and increase
29  mars     06h00
Arts, crafts, egg hunts, gardens galore ... great UK Easter day trips
Phoebe Taplin    From woodland strolls in search of early bluebells to egg hunts storytelling and sculpture parks here s our pick of the best outingsAll five RHS gardens have giant egg hunts among the April blooms from delicate violets and alpine pear blossom at Rosemoor in Devon to hellebores and flamboyant
20  mars     07h00
An arty weekend in ... Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
Rachel Dixon    A haven for artists since the th century the harbour town of Kirkcudbright offers art walks trails and a resident RembrandtMake the trip for This harbour town on the River Dee is known as the artists town thanks to the creative types who lived and worked there from the s and the
19  mars     07h00
An arty weekend in ... Petworth, West Sussex
Rachel Dixon    Lee Miller Frank Auerbach and Picasso have all starred recently at this pretty market town s eyecatching new galleryMake the trip for This pretty market town is known for its antique shops but now also has an agenda setting new art gallery Newlands House Gallery which opened in in a
18  mars     07h00
An arty weekend in ... St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Rachel Dixon    In the first of a new series of art inspired field trips we explore the tiny city that is home to Wales s first contemporary art hotel Graham Sutherland exhibitions and an epic coastline to sketchMake the trip for Britain s smallest city population has history and heritage in spades
17  mars     00h01
Visitors to the UK’s leading attractions down 25% on pre-Covid numbers
Esther Addley    Perfect storm of Covid Brexit energy prices and cost of living crisis blamed for disappointing figuresVisitor numbers at the UK s leading attractions are still almost a quarter lower than before the pandemic thanks to a perfect storm of Covid Brexit energy prices and the wider financial crisis
19  mars     11h00
10 of the best hotels in Berlin
Michael Segalov    A repurposed th century public bathhouse an old factory housing vintage caravans and a former Stasi spy hub are among the eclectic places to stay in the German capitalSince opening years ago the Michelberger has built a community of both locals and tourists who flock to this historic factory
17  mars     11h00
Like nothing else I’ve found’: readers’ favourite small galleries in the UK
Guardian readers    Painting or sculpture photography or crafts our tipsters recommend lesser known galleries and art spaces across the countryThe Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre actually a gallery is a wonderful stroll through beautiful madness Just minutes from Buchanan Street in Glasgow this storyland is filled
10  mars     11h00
We snaked between mountains and the Mediterranean’: readers’ favourite European train journeys
Guardian readers    Our tipsters recall the gorgeous scenery and off the beaten track towns on rail journeys from the Arctic Circle to the Peloponnese Scroll down to see the winning tip and enter the competition to win a Coolstays breakI recently took the sleeper train between Amsterdam and Vienna On the way I had a
03  mars     11h00
You’ll have your own cove’: readers’ favourite budget beach stays in Europe
Guardian readers    From a pine shaded eco resort in Croatia to a campsite in Portugal our tipsters share their favourite breaks Scroll down to see the winning tip and enter the competition to win a Coolstays break Albania might not be the first place that springs to mind for a beach holiday but the resorts just
19  janvier     11h00
One of the most restful trips I’ve ever been on’: readers’ best wellness breaks
Guardian readers    From Dorset to the Danube delta our tipsters pamper themselves with yoga walking meditation and simply by gazing at landscapes Scroll down for the winning tipYoga at the Mill runs a wonderful mindfulness for wellbeing break in the Norfolk countryside at Fishley Hall Accessible by train to Acle
12  janvier     11h00
This cure works for all’: readers’ favourite trips to banish winter blues
Guardian readers    Winter walks by day and night remote hideaways French riviera rail trips and Turin s hot chocolate are among our tipsters remedies for dark January daysScroll down to see the winnerNothing beats an impromptu road trip when it comes to an exciting journey to somewhere new at the darkest and
31  janvier     07h00
Extreme adventure from Afghanistan to Ecuador: the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns
Neelam Tailor    Shortly to tour the UK this festival of exhilarating documentaries expands our notions of human possibility and focuses attention on inequality and the environmentThe Banff Mountain film festival opens the door to the inspiring stories of people who simultaneously confront their physical and
24  octobre     13h58
Diwali: Hindu festival of lights celebrations around the world - in pictures
Arnel Hecimovic    Diwali one of the most popular Hindu festivals is celebrated by devotees all over the world Also known as the festival of lights it symbolises the victory of good over evil and commemorates Lord Ram s return to the Ayodhya kingdom after a year exile Continue reading
20  septembre     06h00
Surfing survivors, friendly sharks and Alaskan plastic: the 2022 Ocean Film festival
Rachel Dixon    The latest UK tour of aquatic documentaries highlights the beauty and fragility of the blue planet and human interaction with itThis summer many families had their first holiday abroad since the pandemic began But as autumn sets in and the cost of living crisis deepens that week or two by the
19  juillet     06h00
Scaling the peaks of Mingulay: great Scot - a photo essay
Murdo MacLeod    Taking in the rugged plains sheer cliffs and remarkable wildlife of the Outer Hebridean island with the first Briton to conquer Everest without bottled oxygenI thought the sun had blinked but we had been caught in the shadow of a golden eagle passing low overhead There were five of them over
14  juillet     16h00
It suits the strong-willed’: Scotland’s mountain path makers - a photo essay
Murdo MacLeod    The NTS Mountain Path Team maintains over miles of mountain paths in all weathers to prevent erosion and irreversible damageThe National Trust for Scotland Mountain Path Team are at work repairing a path up near Mullach an Rathain summit on Liathach in Torridon The team s primary aim is to
28  février     07h00
Epic cycling, tough climbs and elemental suffering: the Banff Mountain Film festival
Peter Beaumont    Now touring the UK this festival of the best adventure documentaries will be balm to those who missed outdoor action in the pandemicThe past two years have been rough at times for those who enjoy outdoor sports Climbers without crags on their doorstep have ruined their elbows hanging from door