Holiday like a politician

by cathy.baldwin

Have you voted yet? Why not show your support in another way and holiday like your favourite politician? We've got some great guides on places where the party leaders head for to escape from voters and relax.

Last year, during his annual leave, Gordon Brown stayed in the UK and visited Southwold. Read Tracey Davies’ guide Old wold charm on the Suffolk coast to find out why Brown chose the English seaside town, nicknamed “Chelsea-on-sea”.

Or, perhaps you would rather visit the location of Brown’s honeymoon and his number one summer holiday destination, Cape Cod? One of our writers, Kathy Arnold, explains why you will have a special summer holiday there in her guide Cape Cod: where America goes to relax.

To follow in the footsteps of the Tory leader, you might want to head to Padstow? In 2008, David Cameron and his wife Samantha were pictured on the beach in Cornwall enjoying some rare British sunshine. Or, if you want to see where Cameron went on a family holiday last year, why not take a ferry to Brittany? Sarah Todd is a fan of Brittany and has written a guide about her favourite spas there.

Nick Clegg is lucky enough to live just 10 minutes from one of his favourite places, the Peak District. Why not visit the area and walk to one of the highest points, Kinder Scout? Or watch the climbers at Stanage Edge? Richard Field visited recently and wrote about his trip in the guide Buxton and Bakewell: the perfect break in the Peak District.

Clegg’s wife, Miriam, is from Castilla y León and the couple got married in Olmedo - the village where she grew up. If you want to experience the beauty of this area, while enjoying some fantastic food and wine, why not take a look at Annie Bennett’s guide Valladolid: cafés, culture and sculpture