Gamla Stan 'The Old City' was where Stockholm started, and when the commercial and residential sections spread onto 13 surrounding islands, the tiny winding streets and maze of old restaurants and boutiques remained, leading up to the royal palace.  …"
This Baltic seaside setting is ideally suited for sailors, who can sail on the stretch of sea between Germany and Denmark and on the waters of Lake Burger, which the camp's pitches are only metres from. If you prefer to stay on land there's golf, horse …"
On Lake Malaren very near Stockholm, this site sits half on grass, half on undulating woodlands. As well as the beautiful lake views, and the beach along its banks, this site has a pool it's proud of, an open air one with a water slide and a sauna. A…"
It seems impossible to be able to camp in such rural surrounds so close to a city the size of Oslo, but you can, and get a panoramic view of the city and the Oslo fjord to rival many hotels. Some of the added extras this site offers are mini golf and …"
Just off the Tour de Mont Blanc walking path, this alpine valley site has the glacial views, the meadows, the forest, the river of freezing ice melt and the men in the valleys cutting grass with scythes. The site rolls down the mountain like warm icin…"
This site claims to be Europe's highest, perched at 1970 metres in the Swiss Alps. The camping area is grassy and most of the pitches face down into the valley, but if you can reserve a spot on the hill you get a view up at Mout Collon's north face. …"
La Fresneda's 28 pitches are laid out over 19 acres of gently tiered grounds overlooking a valley of olive groves and almond trees. This countryside gets hot so it's nice to get some space between you and anyone else in the campsite and spread out benea…"
This site isn't just remote, up a steeply winding road it's also difficult to get to, especially if you're travelling in a campervan or a pulling a caravan. If you can arrive once you do it's a lovely, quiet spot by a small stream running out of a peace…"
This campsite differs from other charming rural French sites with its private beach on the Ardeche. The spectacular limestone cliffs of the nearby gorges add a certain je ne sais quois and the whole package is ideal for canoeing and kayaking over gentl…"
Kamp Liza has easy access to two rivers, the wild Kortinica as it runs into the larger, more established Soca, so is high on the list of places to go for kayakers, paddlers and other watersports-people, it's also laid out before the rugged peaks ringing …"
The drive up to Lo Stambecco is lovely but the views once you arrive are better: mountains and glaciers for 360 degrees. This campsite is on the Alta Via, one of the Italian Alps most famous summer walking ways. It's a grassy place to stop off and pi…"
Camping Alpe di Siusi is perfectly positioned for a view of the Sciliar Massif, whose shadow falls across the alpine pine forests of this site. The pitches are scattered rather than lined up, many of them with spectacular, front row views of the Dolomit…"
This campsite is on the grounds of Schloss Fernsteinsee, built by none other than the Bavarian King and famed fairytale castle builder, King Ludwig II, and now a four star hotel. Because the 125 sheltered and secluded camping pitches are part of the hot…"
Coming up to this site on dirt tracks churned up by tractors that move politely aside to let you though, the working rural reality of this region is clear. Passing rows of grape vines on the way to the site you then have to pass more on the way to your …"
This site is a 'holiday farm' in the green heart of Umbria, so it's still a working farm, but its land now also grows tents, and an amphitheatre has been carved out of the hillside so that more pitches get a view of colourful Umbrian landscape and the ed…"
It's understandable to be a bit confused about this site – the inspiration for its design came from the classic African safari camps, in particular one from Tanzania, all transported to the charming, medieval town dotted, green region of the Dordogne. T…"
The landscape here is gently sloping, enough to send you off in the right direction as you stumble home to this ex-winery campsite after an evening of so much foie gras and armagnac that you find yourself with a bit of a waddle. There are only six pitch…"
This site is at an altitude of 1100metres, and while that doesn't require acclimatisation, it does offer fantastic views across the mountains and deep green valleys and gorges of the Pyranees. The pitches are spread over four terraces so all 25 parties …"
There are only four tipis in this camp, laid out in an American Indian camp fire arrangement on a grassy natural mountain terrace overlooking the Pyranees rather than Monument Valley or the Grand Canyon. Each tipi sleeps four to six people, four in more…"
Hidden in a wood of oak, chestnut, birch and beech you have to be careful to keep the doors closed on this site, in case the red squirrels come visiting. Don't worry that it will be too shady though, the site offers a selection of both sunny and shady p…"
Fall asleep to the sounds of huge Atlantic breakers along this long stretch of private, rugged beach, after days filled with surfing, windsurfing, tennis, horse riding, cycling fishing or even sky diving. Despite sounding like a hub of activity, the 152…"
This is one of Normandy's classiest campsites. It's on the green grounds of one of Louis XVIth's hunting lodges, just back from the historic house between the apple trees, glassy pond and a little wood. For the kids there's a maze, a stylish, in the Fr…"
Between and under the noses of the Aiguille Midi and Mont Blanc, this campsite is dotted with fruit trees so it's a bit like sleeping in an orchard – just one that's terraced so that every pitch has a lovely view up from the valley on to sharp, white top…"
"Four miles from beautiful, historic Venice by boat, this holiday camp style camp is one of the largest in Europe and boasts nine bars, seven restaurants, a dive centre, volleyball, a 'woodland fitness trail', a skate park, crazy golf, a 'wellness club', …"
Cambrils is one of those larger holiday camp camps centred around a pool with entertainment on site. It's modern and only 400 metres away from the beach, and provides all sorts of family friendly style entertainments: trampolining, crazy golf, aqua aero…"
Playa Montroig is a holiday camp type campsite, well stocked with entertainment and activities – beach in the morning, then tennis or mini golf, a spin in a pedalo, an excursion on a hired bike into town, then some time by the pools – the smaller one is …"
There's a vineyard near this camp which is worth visiting, there's also a charming looking little village with a restaurant that gets excellent reviews and it's near the Chateau de Chambord. A good holiday here would also probably involve kayaking or bo…"
This large and organised site is only a 20 minute drive from the beaches of the Atlantic, but it has its own ribbon of riverside beach as well if you didn't bring your car, just beyond the thick woods. If you did bring your car you can use it to visit s…"
On one side of this campsite is the Baltic Sea and on the other the Burger Lakes, but in between all that water is a green, grassy area of glades separated by bushes, the perfect set up for an 800 pitch campsite. Only 550 of the pitches have electricity…"
It's the scenery that does it for you here, close to the Jungfrau, this park has a great view of it and the other mountains, including the Eiger and the Monch, and pretty mountain valleys that surround it, complete with snow capped peaks in winter and tu…"
The name translates to Red Sandy Beach – both describing the beach and proving the Maltese would rather relax on a pretty beach than thinking of complex name. This bay is at the bottom of a fertile valley, which could have something to do with the colou…"
The largest chamber in the White Scar Cave complex is also the largest known cave chambers in England – the 90m long Battlefield Cavern. White Scar Caves were uncovered in 1923 by two amateur geologists, one a student, who noticed a cave mouth behind a …"
Even the architecture of this building references the Modernist and Contemporary art it presents, not much of it was created before the 1940’s. Most of the works date from the prolific post WW2 period of Catalan and Spanish art. Every floor of th…"
This collection is the circa 1990 hybrid of two earlier collections, those of the former Catalonian Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum, so it includes art from all the way back to the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods to works from the Modern …"
The best known of New Zealand’s glaciers there are many ways to experience Franz Josef; by helicopter, on foot or admired from a distance seem to be the most common. Its foot descends into the temperate rainforests of Westland National Park from 240 met…"
The dramatic setting for Joseph Conrad’s book, “Heart of Darkness”, the regions along the Congo were once thought of as jungles, thick with cannibals, pygmies and exotic creatures. Later the adventures of Dr. Livingstone added to the s…"
Often referred to as Europe's Grand canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Verdon or Verdon Gorge splices the French regions of Var and Alpes de Hautes Provence. Famous for the turquoise waters of the Verdon River, the gorge is in places edged by thin, pale, l…"
Kali Gandaki is one of the world's deepest gorges or canyons and at the point it lies between the mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, both over 8000 metres high, it is the over 6000 m deep. Through the gorge flows the Gandaki River which travels th…"
Zambezi Gorge is the name for the gaping cleft below thunderous Victoria Falls. There is not just one gorge here but a series of chasms carved out by the huge quantities of water coming over the falls. As well as the drama of seeing the world's largest…"
The two slot canyons making up Antelope are like a winding maze of rounded narrow stone passages, in some places just wide enough for people to get through. The wall's sedimentary stripes are warm red and orange coloured and although dry most of the yea…"
Another dramatic result of the volcanic activity that shaped the Yellowstone area is the brightly coloured Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. This canyon is about 20 miles long and has been created by thousands of years of erosion caused by the Yellowston…"
The and of the Canyonlands National Park has been eroded into numerous canyons and buffs, mazes and spiked rock towers. The park, created over millennia by the retreating inland oceans, is coloured red by the limestone and sediment left in their wake an…"
Havasu Canyon is a side branch of the Grand Canyon and is an area of large pools and waterfalls fed by a small creek and an underground spring. One of the most striking features of the creek and pools is their bright blue colour, caused by calcium in th…"
As well as the spectacular, canyon cracked environment, the 150,000 acres of country that make up Zion Canyon and the Zion National Park is also home to rare wildlife, such as mountain lions and golden eagles. The canyon walls in this region are red a…"
The Black Canyon environment is different to most of America's other canyon regions. The rock the canyon has been carved out of is hard and crystaline, black volcanic shist, making for steeper, narrower walls and ragged rocks on the canyon's floor. As …"
This river and the valleys and gorges it has created comes from the melted run off from Everest's glaciers. The Dudh Khosi region is mountainous, carved through with great chasms and ravines topped by snowy peaks, some of the tallest in the world. At…"
Bryce Canyon isn't really a canyon, but a series of horseshoe shaped aphitheatres filled with mazes of spiked, coloured rock formations, called hoodoos, shaped by ancient contact with ice and gravel. Because the sedimentary layers are made from many typ…"