Deals of the week
■■Co Durham from £791: a seven-night self-catering break at Fern Cottage (sleeps four) in Butterknowle is for arrival on August 6. Great location for driving to Barnard Castle to test your eyesight. sykescottages.co.uk
■■The Open Road from £616: pick up a campervan (sleeps four) in Oxford in May and explore wherever the fancy takes you for four days. yescapa.co.uk
■■Blackpool from £169pp: depart on selected dates between July 2-September 17 for a four-day coach break, including three nights on half-board and an excursion to Southport. Available from selected pick-up points around the south of England. justgoholidays.com
■■Barbados from £1,201pp: jet away from Heathrow on September 17 for a week on all-inclusive at the four-star Sugar Bay Resort in Hastings. Booking by April 18 saves up to 40%. travelrepublic.co.uk
■■St Lucia from £1,199pp: a sevennight B&B stay at the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Labrelotte Bay comes with flights from Gatwick on November 29, private transfers and airport lounge access. sovereign.com
■■Cyprus from £369pp: jet away from Heathrow on selected dates in October for a week on room-only at the threestar Kefalonitis Apartments in Paphos. ba.com/sale
■■Rhodes from £319pp: save 42% on a one week selfcatering getaway at the three-star Lindos Gardens apartments in Lindos. Depart from East Midlands on October 7. olympicholidays.com 020 8492 6868.
■■Malta from £544pp: fly from Leeds Bradford on July 7 for a seven night self-catering stay at the three-star Luna Holiday Complex in Mellieha. Includes transfers. jet2holidays.com, 0800 408 5594.
■■Turkey from £289pp: a six night all-inclusive stay at the five-star CLC Kusadasi Golf And Spa Resort in Kusadasi comes with flights from Gatwick on October 12. Other UK airports available. holidaypirates.com
■■UAE from £497pp: an 11-night, roomonly getaway at the five-star Canvas Hotel Dubai – Mgallery in central Dubai departs from Gatwick on September 2. Wide range of regional flights also available. holidaypirates.com
*Prices correct at time of publication
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Inverness-shire
Steam trains sweep around this handsome 100ft tall viaduct, giving passengers an uplifting view of the Glenfinnan Monument and waters of Loch Shiel.
Its elegant curve, spanning 1,000ft, also allows those travelling on the West Highland line to catch sight of the other end of the train.
Built in the 1890s by Robert McAlpine and Sons, it was the first structure in Britain to be made from mass concrete.
This train journey is famous for doubling as the route to Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. The Glenfinnan Station Museum and surrounding walks are a great day out for wizard fans. glenfinnanstationmuseum.co.uk