Duernstein is used as a base for day trips in the Wachau Valley, but it's really worth exploring on its own. Here is one perfect day in this jewel of a town.
Vancouver Island has a rich history influenced by the gold rush and timber industry. Here are the three destinations that provide glimpses into its past.
Alsace is a peaceful and prosperous wine region. Here are four castles that punctuate a storybook landscape of forests, vineyards and well-preserved houses.
Culturally rich, peaceful and hospitable, Transylvania deserves to join the ranks of major European destinations. For now, it remains unspoiled.
With 145 rooms, Castle Howard is one of England's largest stately homes and exceeds all others in terms of grandeur.
Medieval chateaux positively litter the landscape in the Dordogne. We toured three: Chateau de Beynac, Maison Forte de Reignac and Chateau de Bonaguil.
The July Hideaway Report follows Mr. Harper's travels to the Dordogne. He discovered two new luxury hotels to recommend.
Fortifications dot the strategic Burgundian landscape, ranging from well-defended manor houses to romantic castles bristling with mosaic-roofed towers.
Visit the bucolic Cotswolds. This three-day itinerary takes you through the rolling hills and medieval villages of England.
Echoing across the ancient woodlands and widespread waters surrounding Ashford Castle are countless legends and family histories of western Ireland.
A hotel since 1939, the property reopened in April following a comprehensive two-year restoration.
Beyond Schloss Schwerin, Andrew Harper explores prominent castles of Schloss Basedow and Schloss Guestrow within an easy sightseeing of Mecklenburg, Germany.
One of the best countries in the world for castle lovers to visit is Slovakia.
The famous 19th-century Schloss Neuschwanstein draws huge crowds, so ask your concierge to arrange a reserved entry. On our recent trip, we focused instead on the lesser-known palaces of Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee.
Following the conquest of 1066, the Norman invaders were determined to consolidate their hold on both the defeated Anglo-Saxons and the recalcitrant Welsh.
I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time in Scotland. My ancestors came from Moray in the northeast, so the country has always seemed like my second home.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit many spectacular castles and fortresses during my years of traveling in Europe, but nothing prepared me for the arresting sight of Malbork Castle in a light morning mist on a late summer day.