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Top 9 rooms with a view

Location, location, location! Immaculate vineyards, erupting volcanoes, pounding ocean waves and mighty mountain ranges – just some of the spectacular views Headwater customers will enjoy this summer when staying at our finest-ever collection of hand-picked hotels. 1. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its sensational scenery: mountains dropping into crystal blue seas, towns clinging vertiginously […]

Istria off the beaten path

Most visitors to Istria flock to the seaside towns and beaches of its western coast, but the soul of this Adriatic peninsula in western Croatia can be found in the enchanting valleys and ancient hilltop towns of its interior. Visitors willing to wander off the beaten path are rewarded with hidden treasures: the painted fresco […]

5 not-to-be-missed attractions in Dubrovnik

It’s often called the ‘jewel of the Adriatic’ and is Croatia’s best-known destination: seaside Dubrovnik is a true stunner and absolute must-see. Ruled successively by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and even for a short time by Napoleon, this walled-city has a long and varied history. During the Yugoslav Wars more than 2,000 bombs fell on its […]

 The 9 best places to see wildlife around the world

When visiting a destination, it’s always a pleasant experience making friends with the local wildlife, who add a splash of colour and various sounds to a region. From the chattering, colourful birds in Costa Rica to the big brown bears in Transylvania, wildlife make for fabulous photographs and add to the charm of an area. […]

Best places to see waterfalls on a Headwater holiday

The rushing and gushing of water is somewhat therapeutic, even the tinkle of raindrops on a window is enough to send many people to sleep. A waterfall is in a league of its own – the way gravity pulls the water from the mountain or cliff edge is magnificent to watch and marvellous to photograph. […]

Lake District Greats: A Life in Literature

This year marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors. Beatrix Potter is celebrated for her charmingly illustrated children’s books, bringing to life characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck, based on her detailed observations of the natural world. In the Lake District, however, it was as […]

Electric Dorset: A Freewheeling Holiday has never been Easier

What would make a 60-something non-cycling couple choose a cycling holiday across Dorset’s formidable hills? Headwater Holidays has the answer: put the word ‘electric’ in front of bike.   On arrival in Weymouth, Jacqui and Roy briefed us fully on the esplanade, before we set off on our first ride. I’m an occasional cyclist; Celia […]

Montenegro: Ancient Country in a New Light

Perhaps of all Eastern European countries, it’s the tiny state of Montenegro that does the most for dispelling misconceptions. Pressed up against the serenity of the Adriatic’s rippling waves and bordered inland by Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, the country is often overlooked as a poor alternative to Croatia’s golden beaches or eastern Italy’s […]