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Adrenaline junkies and animal lovers alike

Mako - Orlando's tallest, fastest and longester rollercoasters

29 September 2016

Josie Hannett reveals whether Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest hypercoaster lives up to her expectations.


Cycling, yoga and plenty of Savoie fare

Stunning views across the valleys

07 September 2016

After the snow disappears from the slopes in the alpine town of Morzine, cyclists head for the mountain roads, Jeff Fuidge was taken for a ride

The French Alps: a cyclist's paradise

One of Morzine's tributes to its link with the Tour de France

07 September 2016

The mountains of Morzine are usually associated with skiing and snowboarding. But when the snow thaws, the town is perfect for visitors on two wheels.

The perfect mix of extravagance, elegance and eccentricity

Beachy Head at Brighton's Hotel du Vin is a room that I will never forget

18 August 2016

It's more than just a hotel stay when you're won over by charming sommeliers, wonderful food and incredible rooms - as reporter Connor Dunn found out.


The perfect short break

The swimming pool at Sprowston Manor

05 August 2016

You're just two hours away from a complete change of pace

'An experience we'll never forget'

The brand new 3 bedroom TAOS mobile home

04 August 2016

Are you camping when you have a Nespresso Machine and a Dishwasher? I couldn’t care less!


Pitch perfect: places to camp, glamp and champ

Camp Wilderness at Penshurst PLace

01 August 2016

Get away from it all without leaving Kent - and no roughing it required - by trying champing in a church, to glamping in the countryside.

There's nowhere quite like Israel

View from the fortress where King Herod's grand palaces once stood. Picture: Suz Elvey

29 July 2016

From a king's fortress to Jesus' last resting place, with craft beer and delicious cuisine thrown in for good measure, Israel has lots to offer.

Bargain circus tickets for Mercury readers

Enchanted Circus is coming to Walmer Castle Gardens from Thursday to Sunday

20 July 2016

Don't forget to pick up this week's Mercury for discounted 2 for 1 entry to a circus in the stunning grounds of Walmer Castle

Top things to do in Medway over the summer holidays

The BFG - Big Friendly Giant, one of Roald Dahl's much-loved stories

18 July 2016

It's the annual dilemma: the kids are about to break up and what can we do to keep them entertained over the long summer holiday? Here are some tips.

Sea, sand, spas and fabulous golf courses with a family atmosphere

The Golf Resort and the beach

15 July 2016

Turkey has been a popular destination for British tourists for decades. The Gloria Resort in Belek,Turkey, has three of the reasons why.


The West Country... a voyage of discovery

The Mud Maid at Heligan. Picture: Heligan Gardens

11 July 2016

From Poldark country to the Lost Gardens of Heligan - Norman Smith explores a part of England full of contrasts.

Wake up next to the Queen in affordable luxury

Beds come in a range of size to suit your needs

30 June 2016

Location, location, location is just one of the benefits of a stay at The Nadler Victoria, as reporter Ben Kennedy found out

Taste Dubai’s dizzy heights

Pool at Manzil Downtown Hotel

08 June 2016

Emily Stott reveals how Dubai is now the destination for those looking for a taste of affordable luxury.


Town transported back to tell epic war story for new movie

Ships on fire at Dunkirk, 1940

28 May 2016

Filming has began in Dunkirk for a new movie telling the story of the retreat in 1940. Matt Leclere visited the places where the story unfolded.

It would be a folly to pass this up

An aerial view of the tower

23 May 2016

Hadlow's historic tower is on the market.


This will change your view

Sunrise from one of the Staying Cool Clubman apartments at the Rotunda, Birmingham

19 May 2016

A gig took Gemma Constable to Birmingham, but stylish accommodation, great views and its cosmopolitan feel made her reluctant to leave.

Term time hols: 'we'll only fine persistent absence' says KCC

Families are accepting fines as they are still saving on the cost of holidays

13 May 2016

Kent County Council says it is operating within the rules in fining parents who take children out of school during term time.


Tiptoe to the tulips

The Braemar is popular with people who don't like to cruise on larger ships

09 May 2016

Tired of cruising to the Canaries, the Med or even the Caribbean? Roger Mapstone discovered a whole new experience with Fred. Olsen

Escape modern life with farmyard glamping

These curious looking pigs were all over the farm and the farmers were more than happy to let you pet them

02 May 2016

If the peace of the outdoors is what you're craving this summer, put that pop-up tent down and get yourself a canvas lodge at Sunninglye Farm.

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