When the kings of Poland came to the port city of Gdańsk, they would display their splendour by promenading along the Royal Route. You can do the same by starting at the Upland Gate, at the western end of the picturesque Main Town. Built in the 16th century, it’s embellished with unicorns, angels and lions.
With its picturesque old towns and medieval architecture, wild forests and powdery-sand beaches, humming city life and imaginative culinary scene, Poland is a country that's as captivating as it is surprising. Here are our top five reasons to visit.