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Spectacular scenery with soaring mountains and hill-top villages, plus historic cities and towns with some of the most outstanding buildings in the world. This is probably not what the term Spanish Costas brings to mind. Yes, of course, the Spanish …

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Written by Cherie Mitchell (One of two winning entries in the Heritage Writing Competition.) South Korea is perhaps not the first option considered when choosing one’s next travel destination but after visiting this historical and intriguing country, I hope that …

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If spectacular coastal and mountain scenery appeals to you, along with fascinating cultural and architectural heritage, then check out the Balkans and in particular Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. This is not family holiday territory, although there are …

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The Heritage Writing Competition closed on October 31st. Well over 100 entries were received, of which the vast majority were of publishable standard. About 10% of the entries were fictional. Our thanks to everyone who entered. The high standard of entries meant …

Finding Paradise in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Written by Lisa Montgomery (A Highly Commended entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) After an incredibly bumpy three-hour drive from Guatemala City, basic needs such as food and sleep slowly came to suppress the initial excitement of …

 

English Heritage and the National Trust – Winter Openings 2018/19

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Once the school summer and autumn holidays are over, you can visit all your favourite heritage sites without being assailed by noisy children and chastising parents. And, as a retired or semi-retired senior, you may well wish to visit on …