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Devon’s ‘heaven’

According to Tripadvisor, Woolacombe in North Devon is home to one of the best beaches in the world. The beach (pictured above), which made number 20 in the annual round-up of best travel experiences (hotels, cities, countries etc), is described as ‘three miles of heaven’. Number one of the top […]

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Deserted beaches

In June 2020, we emerged from lock-down, blinking in the sunlight and longing for fresh sea air – and Britain’s beaches have never been so crowded. For those who like a more socially-distanced seaside experience, the cooler off-season months can’t come soon enough. From Cornwall to the Scottish islands, we present ten potentially empty beaches (and the pictures to prove our case).

Bristol Harbour - John King
Architecture, Bristol, UK

Bristol: the architecture tour

Love architecture or just looking at buildings? Here are some of Bristol’s highlights – a walking tour of the city’s varied architectural landscape combining history with fresh air and social distancing. The list is deliberately random, occasionally obscure and ranging from medieval to modernist and multi-storey carpark.

UK, Where to stay

Hosts on the coast

Most of eye-traveller’s favourite places to stay in the UK are on the coast – preferably right on the sea, a pebble’s throw from the beach (or so close you can smell the salt in the air). Our hot-list is big on Cornwall, but we’ve also included boltholes in Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, East Sussex and County Durham.

Film, Travel, UK

The Night Riviera

GWR asked Dave to shoot a promo about the ‘Night Riviera’ – their revamped sleeper service from Paddington to Penzance – so he did the eight-hour journey. The service was temporarily suspended earlier this year, thanks to Covid restrictions, but overnight cabins are now available from 24 August 2020.