10 Best things to do in the Lake District

The Lake District. The name alone conjures up somewhere tranquil and beautiful, made famous by painters and poets. And it is, but it’s more than that. Bordered by the Irish Sea and the Pennines it’s also an area of wild and rugged vistas, full of historic towns and villages, stunning walking routes, fabulous food and super places to stay that ….

Introducing Huben Travel

At Further Afield we love finding other travel companies which share our belief in working with special places to stay but which also share our belief in inclusivity and fairness. We recently came across Huben Travel, a brand new company based on these cornerstones, offering added travel benefits to travellers through its travel agency credentials. Founders Ben (above right) and ….

Five great things about travel

“I really want to get away”… “I need a change of scene”… how many times have you thought that in the past? Perhaps even more so than ever during 2020? This year it has been so much harder to plan a trip whilst navigating the seemingly constantly changing rules and regulations around travel, but even before then a staggering 40% ….

10 dog friendly beaches and places to stay in the UK

Taking the whole family, including canine members, on holiday makes for an easier and more rewarding time away. Not only is there no need to worry about kennels or dog sitters, you also get to see your four-legged friend enjoy their holiday too! Take that to the next level with our selection of beaches you can visit with them. There ….

Five of the best walks in The Cotswolds

Walking in The Cotswolds offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in an area of sublime beauty. Rolling green hills, valleys snaking through gorges of yellow stone, villages full of character – think thatched cottages and roses around the door – and some superb English pubs. Walking routes in The Cotswolds are accessible and cater for all abilities and provide the ….

Fabulous French B&Bs

A rather nice alternative to jumping on a plane is to think about driving down to Folkestone and use the Eurotunnel to access a little slice of Frenchness. With increased flexibility this year it’s a stress free option. Take the car and explore the varied and beautiful countryside and fill the boot with wine and cheese as you go – ….

Five boutique hotels perfect for a bank holiday escape

Ready for a couple of days away? Somewhere easy to travel to by car or train, where you’re guaranteed a fantastically warm Further Afield welcome. Stylish. Good food. Activities to fill the weekend. UK staycation heaven. Check out five great English hotels for your consideration.  1. Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, The Forest of Dean A charming converted farmhouse in the small ….

Meet the owners – Casa Higueras

Up in the hills close to Granada is a tiny village called Moclin. It’s an ancient village with a history moulded by Roman, Moorish and conquering Christian inhabitants. Wind your way through its narrow streets, past one of the village’s traditional bars, keep going up and up and you come to Calle Amargura and the white washed beauty that is ….