Five areas to discover in the French Alps for a great holiday adventure | Alps holidays

[ad_1] Les Bauges, Savoie While the pristine turquoise waters of Lac d’Annecy are renowned, the remote massif of Les Bauges, which rises to its west and south, is one of the least-visited areas of the French Alps. Fringed on almost all sides by great forested limestone ridges and escarpments, the interior of the Bauges feels … Read more

‘Ride the giant boat wheel’: readers’ favourite bank holiday family days out | Day trips

[ad_1] Winning tip: Boating in the sky, Falkirk Easily reached from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies on the Forth and Clyde canal make for a superb family day out. The Falkirk Wheel is a giant boat lift between different levels of the canal. You can actually ride the wheel on a boat … Read more

Tell us about your favourite UK farm shop for a chance to win a £200 holiday | Travel

[ad_1] We do love a good farm shop – in fact people have been queueing for hours to get into Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm in Chipping Norton. But we want to know where your favourite farm is for stocking up on fresh seasonal veg and local meats and cheeses. Is there somewhere that stands … Read more

UK house sales slide after stamp duty holiday cut; retail stock levels shrink – business live | Business

[ad_1] A bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange today Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Global markets are in an upbeat mood this week, as investors shake off last week’s jitters … Read more