The website: Historic Britain allows you to book B&Bs, hotels and holiday lets with notable character. Properties range from a 15th-century manor house B&B to an 18th-century Cotswold farmhouse (historicbritain.com).
Pontefract aims to celebrate its most famous export, and lure liquorice-loving tourists to come and part with their pennies
On the road in Reykjavik, Iceland
The country that topped a hospitality poll could teach the UK (placed 55th) a thing or two, Jenna Gottlieb discovers
With new flights, longer days and a busy cultural calendar, the Icelandic capital is an appealing prospect, says Nick Boulos.
The England Under-21s manager, Stuart Pearce, feels Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can only get "better and better", both for club and country.
Low-fare airline easyJet is to fly to Iceland for the first time.
The London Mela is Europe's largest celebration of South Asian culture, with music, food and outdoor arts filling Gunnersbury Park.
Go to Londonmela.org
The Australian experimental composer Ben Frost is in London to meet his mentor Brian Eno, ahead of their joint project at the Reykjavik Festival in Iceland this weekend.
Tourism shows green shoots of recovery, says Jackie Hunter, after the eruption that left the island looking like a Moonscape
BBC4's imported crime dramas have been TV hits, but its new foreign comedy may not fare so well, says Gerard Gilbert
Dieter Roth is probably most famous for his artist’s books and the sculptures he fashioned from chocolate, cheese and other organic matter. But his career as an artist, composer and poet took many forms, some more conventional than others.
Economic woes inspired tourism chiefs to look at new ways to attract visitors. Rhiannon Batten took the plunge
What I Learnt This Week
Iceland's lava-strewn Westmann Islands, home to an abundance of seabirds, are about to get easier to reach.
The island where continents collide is ideal territory for travellers with a taste for adventure.