Look sharp: Scottish wildcats are a rare spot

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Wildlife weekend

Free Tube travel: Mastercard deal gives you two free days' travel on the London Underground

Payments using contactless cards will be refunded to customers

The glass roof is the star of the show on tours of Glasgow Central

Train station tourism takes off at Glasgow Central

Visitors are increasingly being invited to explore hidden nooks and crannies of historic rail hubs

Mont Orgueil Castle on the Island of Jersey. The Language Jersey French is one of the four languages spoken on British territories that is featured on a new 'endangered' list

Four British languages in danger of becoming extinct

Jersey French, Guernsey French, Manx language and Cornish all feature on an new 'endangered' list

You can abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park from next year

The 80 metre high edge of the iconic sculpture offers incredible views of the capital

View From Powerstock Nature Reserve, Dorset. (© Tony Bates/Press image from Jessica Thornton)

South-West Dorset: Walk of the month

It takes a while for Mark Rowe to find Powerstock, but he’s rewarded with a revelatory walk amid sublime scenery

Alohomora: There's a new Harry Potter themed hotel

Built in 1851, the hotel has introduced chambers include trunks, cauldrons and spell books

Zombie chases, haunted houses and ghost hunts: Where to visit for Halloween

Prepare to be scared on this journey of horrifying events

The writing shed in which Dylan Thomas worked

Dylan Thomas: Five ways to follow in his footsteps

Mark the centenary of one of Wales's greatest poets at events, exhibitions and several pubs

Swanland named the best commuter town in the UK

A separate list was compiled for Greater London, which found Bexley DA5 to be the best commuter area

Giant leap: a salmon on a mission to spawn

Salmon run: An upstream battle that ends in life, and death

Wildlife weekend

Half-term activities: 12 best family-friendly hotels in the UK

From bouncy castles to babysitters, or crèches to cookery courses, all the family will feel welcome at these hotels

Higher education: Trinity College

Dublin travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

The Irish capital is calling, with new flights, festivals and plenty of places to indulge

Nordic walking, obstacle courses and outdoor adventures: now is the time to get involved

Autumn is the perfect time to head outside - it's much better than a stuffy gym

Autumn is going to be beautiful this year in the UK: here's where to visit

From Richmond Park to County Down, these stunning spots aren't to be missed

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