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How to spend a weekend in the French city of Carcassonne on a budget

November 3, 2023

I spent a weekend in the southerwestern city of Carcassonne [pictured above] earlier this year. I was researching a guide to the city for budget travellers, exploring the attractions of the city split between its Unesco-listed citadel and medieval lower town. Here’s a sample of the text: Storm the ramparts… Read more

How to spend a spooky Halloween weekend in haunted Nottingham

October 31, 2023

Nottingham is home to some of Britain’s most haunted buildings. I spent an autumnal weekend in the East Midlands city to get a feel for its dark-tourism heritage on a Halloween assignment for the Daily Mail travel section. My feature was published at the weekend and here’s a taster: The… Read more

What the HS2 decision means next for Crewe’s fledgling tourism industry

October 17, 2023

  What does the HS2 decision mean for rail-heritage-central Crewe? That’s the question posed by this article, a postcard from East Cheshire for Telegraph Travel. The story went live today but behind the paywall, so here’s my full, unedited draft, including an interview with former railwayman Brian Bailey [pictured above].… Read more