Dramatic sea cliff walks and the UK’s smallest city are a stone’s throw from one of the finest boutique hotels in Wales, as James Ruddy discovered.
With staycations booming, James Ruddy discovers some surprising ‘hidden treasures’ on a short break to Pembrokeshire’s magical coast.
Deprived by the Covid crisis of an annual trip to his ancestral home in Ireland, James Ruddy heads for Scotland’s Caledonian Canal in search of Celtic craic and stunning natural beauty.
Ready for a relaxing and self-isolated staycation? How about a holiday in a luxurious narrowboat along the tree-lined canal linking England and Wales? James Ruddy takes the watery high road.
It was a tough choice: cycling, kayaking and running with an Olympic rowing champion – or downing fine wine with oodles of fresh fish and juicy steaks. Without a hint of shame, James Ruddy chooses the food option on a glorious Algarve short break food tour based at the Four Seasons Fairways Resort.
A starry night as black as pitch surrounded us as our headlights probed the empty landscape on our way south past Cley Marshes and I realised once more why this place is so rare amid the hurly-burly of modern England.