By Brian.Pedley

The pick of Belfast's pubs

Bogus Irish pubs, with their plastic shamrocks and green bow ties, have threatened world domination in the past 15 years - but not in Belfast, where you can enjoy the real thing

St Kilda: island at the edge of time

Gettting to remote St Kilda in the Atlantic Ocean has never been easier - you can now tour the UK`s remotest island (and Scotland's first UNESCO World Heritage Site) in a single day

Birmingham: second city sparkle

Dear old Brum, England`s second city, is successfully living down its image as a byword for grim. The new Birmingham now glitters and sparkles in a 21st-century renaissance