Travel Agenda

From Sebastiao Salgado to Scotland's newest castle hotel

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Picture this

Sebastiao Salgado's epic photographic journey Genesis goes on display at the Natural History Museum in London from Thursday. The collection charts the photographer's eight-year odyssey through 32 countries, depicting some of the most untouched landscapes on the planet. Until 8 September (; £10).

Building blocks

A new Legoland Hotel is now open at the main entrance to the Californian resort in San Diego yesterday, with themed guestrooms, Lego play areas and nightly entertainment for children. Guests staying at the resort also get early access to selected rides and attractions in the park (

Take a view

Luxury lifestyle website has a new range of unisex Prada and Persol sunglasses that fold in two – handy for travelling – and come with pocket-sized protective cases for when you want them out of sight. From £229.

Walk it off

Discover the World has launched the "Pick Your Peak" programme for holidays to Iceland, inspired by a new guide, Summit: 100 Mountain Hikes in Iceland. Order the book (£18), choose your summit and the tour operator will do the rest (

Open-air art

A new art exhibition is on display in the trees of the Eden Valley. A map on the website shows you where to find it (


The year the Mary Rose sank. Tickets go on sale on Monday for a new £27m museum in Portsmouth dockyard, where the Tudor warship was built. It will chart the ship's course from ruin to recovery from 31 May (

Highland fling

Fonab is Scotland's newest castle hotel. Opened near the Perthshire town of Pitlochry this month, it features lashings of dark-wood panelling, open fires and a stash of locally-distilled whiskies, with a Sandemans fine dining restaurant and scenic views of Loch Faskally and the Highlands (

Luxury for little ones

Mr & Mrs Smith has launched a new website, Smith & Family, which reviews places to stay based on their suitability for families; there are also hints at where kids can stay free (