Back-Roads Travel Blogs

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Suits of Armour & Candelabra at Comlongon Castle’s Medieval Banquet

At the beginning of July, on a sunny Scottish summer’s day, I arrived at the mighty Comlongon Castle. I was there to ‘road-test’ one of our stand-out culinary experiences for myself – the Scottish medieval banquet. 

Created on 23rd July 2013 at 09:28am by Lucy Cook
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Exploring the tasty sights and delights of Aix-en-Provence Market

Heather Tyler explores the unique delights of Aix-en-Provence's market.

 
Created on 8th November 2013 at 10:38am
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An intimate adventure

You'll soon find yourself with some new friends when you explore Italy in a small group, writes Chanel Parratt.

Created on 21st May 2013 at 04:01pm by Chanel Parratt
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You’d be balmy not to like Nice

Friday evening in Nice on the Cote d’Azur and it’s still a balmy 25 deg C. The icy Mistral ripped through the region on Thursday, snatched away the heat haze and had everyone reaching for jackets and scarves. The wind that drove Vincent Van Gogh mad. But today it’s warm again and the sky a hard sapphire, with the alps behind the famous southern French city etched in detail.

Created on 23rd January 2013 at 03:03pm by Heather Tyler
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Austria: A fantastic winter destination

Austria has been charming visitors and travellers for centuries. The winter months offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the traditional Christmas Markets, wind through the snow capped mountains and visit medieval towns and villages during the festive season...

Created on 29th July 2011 at 01:56pm by Susan Oliver
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Cornwall - a delightful corner of England

With its winding lanes, delicious food and idyllic seaside towns -  is it really any wonder people flock to Cornwall every year?

Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:38am by Charlotte
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Winter in Switzerland

Susie Oliver, Back-Roads'  Product Development Manager tells us about her recent experience in Switzerland whilst researching our new Winter tour....

Created on 29th July 2011 at 02:11pm by Susie Oliver
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Ironbridge: Take a journey through history

Ironbridge is a World Heritage site and memorable visit included on Back-Roads Highlights of Britain tour.

 

Created on 29th July 2011 at 02:27pm by Pat Edgar
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Travelling La Belle France with a Back-Roads Guide

Travelling with Back-Roads through France is a unique opportunity to experience the real French culture. Andy Steele has lived in France and has been guiding with Back-Roads Touring for several years and introduces you to life in France.

Created on 26th May 2011 at 09:14am by Andy Steele
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Kent and Sussex - A charming slice of England

More than a just a commuter county for London - Kent is a beautiful county with a rich history, home to Tudor manor houses, stately homes and castles. We discover more of Kent's hisorical past..... 

Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:40am by Mike Wilson
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