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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.

Luxury at Burley Manor

The historic entrance to Burley Manor's reception, drawing room and restaurant. Picture: Polymedia

11 March 2016

If you’re looking for a rural quintessentially British getaway, Burley Manor tucked within in the New Forest is the perfect pick.


Enjoy the Cote d’Azur with your children

Mimozas Resort in Mandelieu

03 March 2016

A visit to Mimozas Resort in Mandelieu will wash away any fears you might have that the Cote d’Azur is not a place for children.

Exploring Europe's beautiful underground world

Abseiling in the Pivka Cave

22 December 2015

Reporter Sam Williams travelled to Slovenia for an adventurous trip through the mesmerising Postojna Cave system.

City of colour and delights

The city at night

25 November 2015

Reporter Sam Williams discovered beauty, fun and culinary treats in the stunning city of Lisbon, in Portugal.

Polar bears, châteaux and wine in a cave

The Arctic Lodge is the latest attraction at Zoo de la Flèche

19 November 2015

You've heard of the Loire Valley but how about the Loir Valley? This smaller French region, with just as many attractions, waits to be discovered.

Uncork a bargain across the Channel

Wine is still considerably cheaper across the Chanel

13 November 2015

Looking to top up the wine rack before Christmas? A day trip across to France still offers great value for money.


Ship with a rock solid pull for tourists

The sleek lines of the Sunborn Gibraltar at the base of the famous Rock

12 November 2015

Gibraltar welcomes millions of tourists a year and its popularity is increasing. Never having visited the peninsula, Jeff Fuidge had a look around

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