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Our latest travel news, reports and photos of holiday destinations in the British Isles

Last-minute Easter days out in the UK

If you still haven't made any plans for Easter, you're not alone. We've trawled the events calendars across the country in search of the best ways to enjoy a wonderful day out this Easter weekend,...

Follow in the footsteps of royalty at the UK's best castle hotels

Fancy following in the footsteps of royalty? Check in to one of the UK's best castle hotels and you'll be in good company – previous royal guests at our handpicked selection of castle getaways...

Britain's best beach bars, rooftops and terraces

Make the most of the sunhine this weekend by heading out to the beautiful British outdoors, from London's swish rooftop terraces such as The Trafalgar, to the world's 7th best beach bar in...

Highclere Castle: Behind the scenes of Downton Abbey

Since the debut of Downton Abbey, the thrilling turn-of-the-century TV drama that follows the trials and tribulations of the aristocratic Crawley family has transformed its venue into...

Paradise found: The world's most beautiful beaches are calling

Searching for paradise? Bring your dreams of turquoise waters and sand as soft as silk to life with HELLO! Online’s best beach retreats.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Arambol, Goa, India It’s...

From the South Bank to Portobello Road: London's best freebies

Check out our top pick of London's cultural attractions, green spaces, walks and markets.  Whether you're in town for the Games or fancy an afternoon strolling the capital, this list of favourites is...

Quiz time: Wise up for the Games with our fun facts

With the torch approaching the end of its epic relay around Britain, Olympic fever is sweeping the country.Get ready for the sporting extravaganza with HELLO! Online's 2012 Games facts and figures....

Escape the heat at Britain's best beaches

As temperatures hit record highs for the year, there is no better time to pack a picnic, dig out your bucket and spade and head to the seaside. Beaches might not be the first thing that spring to mind...

Best of the fests: The UK's top summer festivals

The UK is renowned for its music festivals and this year there is more choice than ever. It's time to check your wellies for leaks, pack a tent and get ready to party! From opulent opera at Glyndebourne...

London 2012 Festival, the hottest ticket in town

Alongside the Olympic Games, London is hosting its biggest ever cultural festival from June 21 until September 9, the London 2012 Festival. As the Olympic torch races along the home straight...

And they're off! Royal Ascot 2012 gets off to a flying start

We're in the midst of the five day event that marks the beginning of British Summer Time, Royal Ascot. Over the past 300 years Royal Ascot has established itself as one of the highlights of the British...

Hike the new coastal path around Wales

The newly opened path now stretches along the coast of Wales for 870 miles and allows you to discover the countryside from the outskirts of Chester in the north, almost at the border with England, to the...

Lands of a Scottish legend

"Wallace made Scotland; he is Scotland: he is the symbol of all that is best  and purest and truest and most heroic in our national life." with these words, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, the...

The 'Titanic' legend lives on in Belfast

Even before the official opening, this awe-inspiring six-storey building located in the Titanic Quarter district has become the pride of the city. Shaped like the bows of four great ocean-going vessels...

St Patrick's Day: all the craic in Dublin

St Patrick's Day is an excuse to celebrate all things Irish, and Dublin is all set with music, dancing and street performances, fun fairs and walking tours, and, of course, the highlight, the grand St...

Discover the wizardry behind 'Harry Potter'

If you thought the magic was over, you were wrong: from the end of March 2012, the Warner Bros. behind-the-scenes tour invites visitors see first-hand some of the most memorable sets from the beloved eight-film...

Time for tea - and cakes, too!

Quite simply, tea is our national drink, classless and timeless, and every day we drink 165 million cups of it. But 'tea' isn't just a drink: even the cricket commentators appreciate a slice of cake with...



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