In a quiet south-western corner of Spain you'll find Jerez, a sleepy city with lots going on once you dig beneath the surface...
With cheap flights on offer direct from the UK to Jerez, the city makes the most of its strong British links. It has a background in horse breeding via the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and equestrian events such as the Jerez Horse Show, held annually.
It is also renowned for its sherries, with a number of sherry houses located here, such as the Gonzalez-Byass, Sandeman, Tio Pepe and Alcazar. These can be visited on guided tours, including the chance to taste the various types of sherry from pale finos through to rich amontillados.
You can also visit local landmarks such as the Del Salvador Cathedral, Palacio del Tiempo and the Hamman Arab Baths. The city is also host to an annual flamenco festival.
While you are there, take the time to explore some of the beautiful churches in the region, such as the San Miguel and Santiago churches. The town of Arcos de la Frontera is just a short drive away, great for exploring and taking in the sights from the hillside church and winding streets.
The famous port of Cadiz is also well worth a visit, as it was from here that explorers set off for the Americas. And Seville can be reached in under an hour, with its wonderful cathedral and Alcazar.
Beaches on the Costa de la Luz, a short drive away from Jerez, are perfect for those who enjoy surfing, with quieter spots for those looking for some relaxation away from the tourist meccas of the Cost del Sol.
Flights to Jerez take around three hours from the UK and land at the airport close to the city centre...
When you visit this city, based in the south-west of Spain, you will fly into Jerez de la Frontera airport (XRY).
Ryanair is the only airline with a non-stop flight from the UK, departing from London Stansted several times a week. For connecting services, Iberia flies via Barcelona and Madrid, Lufthansa via Frankfurt and Germanwings via Cologne. Connecting services take around five hours to reach the city.
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Onward connections from the airport are easy and you will be through the small terminal in no time at all...
Once you land at Jerez de la Frontera airport, you can opt for a bus to take you directly into Jerez. If you fly into Seville airport (SVQ), a train service can bring you into the city. Jerez is on the main railway line between Seville and Cadiz. You could also take a car or taxi, as the city is easily accessible by motorway or highway. There are also two ring roads around the city to keep the flow of traffic moving.
There's a good range of accommodation on offer in Jerez...
Within the city there is a decent supply of hotels rooms, from high-end small boutiques to mass market hotels catering for business and leisure travellers. You can also find self-catering accommodation in the city, ideal for a longer stay.
Within a short drive of Jerez, you will find quiet working resorts like Sanlucar and Chipiona, which have beachside hotels, as well as El Puerto de Santa Maria and Puerto Real. Cadiz itself also has many hotels running along the coast and within the city.