Vinyl is not dead! From reggae in Iceland to a backstreet in Malvern, readers pick their favourite independent record shops, where you’re encouraged to listen, learn and love all music Spillers, Cardiff Founded in 1894, Spillers claims to be the oldest record shop in the world. For locals, it is a legendary store, and even […]
One long-ago day around 3200 B.C., the farmers and herdsmen on Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands decided to build something big… They had Stone Age technology, but their vision was millennia ahead of their time. Five thousand years ago the ancient inhabitants of Orkney—a fertile, green archipelago off the northern tip of modern-day Scotland—erected a complex of […]
Oregon has only one national park but is by no means lacking in scenery. With 360 miles of public beach, gorges, wild rivers, forested peaks and fossil-rich desert, the state is packed with natural wonders Crater Lake national park Today, Crater Lake national park in western Oregon is known for having one of the deepest, […]
The secluded beauty of wild swimming in the UK makes for the perfect alfresco dip – and you’re never too far away from great campsites, castles, gardens, pubs and restaurants either Taking the plunge … the UK’s wild swimming spots are worth making a splash over.
London’s top coffee shops, as tipped by Guardian readers. Feed your caffeine addiction at these capital city highlights Full of beans … the Attendant, Fitzrovia, central London.
With the festival season looming, we look at some of the smaller (aka cheaper) and offbeat (aka less crowded) options in Europe Kraftwerk play the Positivus festival in Latvia in July. Positivus, Salacgriva, Latvia 18-20 July Situated on the Gulf of Riga, Positivius has a whimsical feel and an impressive line up: this year Elbow, […]
After storms devastated Italy’s Cinque Terre three years ago the paths joining the area’s picturesque towns are open again. Our writer swoons over these amazing coastal hikes Vernazza, one of the five stunning coastal towns in the Cinque Terre national park, Luguria, north-east Italy. In the late afternoon, the small, medieval town of Vernazza, on […]
Deserted beaches, treehouses with a sea breeze and snorkelling in crystal clear waters … our readers recommend idyllic islands in Asia where you can live out your escapist fantasy Pom Pom Island, Malaysia … ‘The feeling of wading into glass-like waters and finding oneself among giant green turtles has to be experienced’.
Liverpool is known for its music and football but the food scene is vibrant, too. This budget eats guide to the city highlights a raft places where you can eat well for under £10 The Garden at FACT Arts space and cafe LEAF was included in Guardian Travel’s first «budget eats» guide to Liverpoool, in 2008, […]