UK & Ireland

Authentic self-drives, island escapes, private tours and rail journeys closer to home

Head beyond the busy tourist spots to remote white-sand beaches, historic villages and secret hiking trails. Listen to tales of pirates and age-old legends, meet local food producers and go in search of golden eagles, minke whales and red deer. Slow the pace and travel by road, rail or boat, taking time to appreciate the journey. That way, you can even bring the dog.