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  • Porthmeirion, where Wales meets Italy
    Travel tales

    Portmeirion: Where Wales meets Italy

    It was a picture straight out of an Italian holiday brochure. Clear blue sky, a shimmering Mediterranean sea, tropical flowers, pastel coloured buildings, tourists eating cones of gelato, and the lilting…

  • A weekend in Cardiff, Wales

    A weekend in Cardiff

    The second in my series of weekend guides takes us to the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Although it’s not far from home for me, I hadn’t been to Cardiff for years but…

  • Cardiff Castle, Wales
    In pictures

    Cardiff Castle // In pictures

    In the heart of Cardiff, the city’s castle brings together 2000 years of history in one place. Over the years it’s been a Roman fort, Norman Castle, Victorian Gothic mansion and…

  • Trains at Paddington station

    Budget train travel in the UK

    Taking the train is one of the most relaxing ways to travel – and the UK has some stunning train routes. Think travelling over historic viaducts in the Scottish Highlands, weaving…