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Best foraging weekends in the UK

As autumn is fast approaching, the time for harvest is upon us and hedgerows everywhere are yielding their produce. Why not take advantage of this wild food on a new trend that’s taking the UK by storm - wild food foraging. Here at aspireholidays.co.uk we’ll be looking at the best foraging and wild food cooking holidays in the UK to inspire and get you in the autumn spirit.

Enjoy a spot of golf on boating holidays in Scotland

Enjoy a spot of golf on boating holidays in Scotland

If you're looking for a relaxing getaway where you can do as you please, travelling by boat is the perfect way to do so. And there's no better location for a UK short break combining golf, beautiful landscapes and rich culture than Scotland.

Scottish castle retreats are great

Feature: Scotland’s finest country hotels and castles

Wild and windswept Scotland is a majestic country packed full of wildlife, history and perhaps the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. The country has an abundance of wildlife - like whales, dolphins, otters and numerous birds of prey.

Glamping in the UK for the bank holiday weekend

Feature: Glamping in the UK for the bank holiday weekend

Sleeping on a creaky blow-up air bed, waking up to a donkey nuzzling your hair, then having to walk through dewy grass to use a toilet: camping is not glamorous. The cold morning air, disgruntled children screaming, and late night-party music from neighbouring campers can leave you wanting to pull your hair out and run to the nearest bed and breakfast. But have you ever heard of glamping?

Indulge in two new Scottish whisky tours

Indulge in two new whisky tours

Wine testing has long been a popular pastime but if you prefer a drop of harder stuff, from the end of April, you can book two brand new whisky tours with Rabbie's Trail Burners. The eight day tasting tours around Scotland are a whisky connoisseur's dream.

Scotland provies stunning landscapes

Painting breaks in beautiful Scotland

Perthshire is an area of Scotland renowned for its remoteness and idyllic landscapes making it a superb destination for a painting holiday. The Four Season Hotel in St Fillans looks out over the vast natural beauty of Loch Earn and the surrounding rolling hills.

Explore Reykjavik from Scotland

Easier access to Iceland from Scotland and Iceland

There is good news for everyone looking to head off to Iceland for a few days, as Icelandair has announced that it will be launching direct services from Glasgow and Manchester to Reykjavik in Iceland.

Scottish Easter retreats for less

Easter getaways at reduced prices

For an Easter getaway in the Scottish countryside, Ecosse Unique is giving visitors the chance to stay in cosy surroundings at a reduced rate. Ranging from a 19th century property to a Victorian villa, there are plenty of properties available.

New route attracts Scots to Basel

Swiss short break route popular with Scottish travellers

Scottish travellers flock to the Swiss destination of Basel, as easyJet's newly launched Edinburgh-Basel route proves a popular choice for holidaymakers. The new link has opened the door to a city break holiday destination and cultural hotspot.

Stay in rural Scotland

More Scottish cottages for 2013 unveiled

Holidaymaker looking for a countryside retreat in the north of the country can enjoy a cottage holiday in Scotland this year, as Ecosse Unique launches its 2013 brochure. The new brochure showcases more than 450 properties spread across Scotland.

Celebrate Burns Night in Scotland

Escape to Scotland for Burns Night

There is good news for Brits looking for an authentic celebration of Burns Night, as Scottish Country Cottages is offering discounted prices on a range of self-catering properties. Luxury cottages can be rented for up to 15 per cent less.

Enjoy a romantic retreat in the UK

Feature: Beat the snow - best luxury breaks close to home

Don't let the snow ruin your festive plans. Flight cancellations, delays and road closures have forced many people to spend the holidays at home, so why not swap a trip abroad for a luxury UK break?! We're already packing the car...

BA launches more links from Glasgow to London

More London connections for Scots in 2013

New services between Glasgow and London City have been announced by British Airways for 2013. Scottish travellers looking to enjoy a short break in the English capital will have even more options to choose from next year.

Celebrate Christmas in the countryside

Enjoy a British retreat this Christmas

A privately owned holiday accommodation specialist is going British these holidays. Owners Direct celebrates the best of British with festive shopping breaks, New Year getaways, romantic breaks and family holiday fun in England, Wales and Scotland.

Onshore adventures with Silversea

New land adventures with Silversea

Seven brand new land adventures have been unveiled by Silversea Cruises. The new 2013 sailing programme introduces single- and multiple-day inland tours that take passengers further inland at the ports of call.

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Vineyard in Cafayate, Argentina

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