Seville, Sevilla, orange blossom, spring, azahar Azahar – orange blossom – is one of the most delightful sights and smells of springtime Seville.

As the Telegraph Seville Destination Expert, Fiona writes articles about the city and reviews hotels in Seville.

As the Lonely Planet Local for Seville on, she writes about restaurants, bars and shop, as well as writing news and features, and creating content for Social Media.

Other publications she has written for include the Times, IndependentGuardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Lonely Planet MagazineScandinavian TravelerOliveNational Geographic Traveller, and El Pais in English.

Fiona is also Contributing Editor at, the region’s top website, writing about everything from mountains to Moors, and fashion to fiestas.

She writes a blog for the website about topical issues to do with living in, and visiting, Andalucia, for which she also provides photographs. For examples, please see below.

She also writes for various other publications and websites.

The Times

10 Andalucian breaks


10 best hotels in Seville

48 Hours in Seville

Lonely Planet

Saving Velazquez’s birthplace in Seville

Up all night: the best rooftop bars in Seville

Seville’s Top 10 ice cream shops

Listing entries in the Seville section of the Lonely Planet website and
in the2018 edition of Lonely Planet Spain guidebook.

The Guardian

A guide to the Alameda/Macarena of Seville

Andalucia Insiders’ Guide

Daily Telegraph

Why Seville is the perfect city to visit in autumn

A guide to Semana Santa in Seville

Review of Mercer Seville hotel

Her “life change”, leaving London to live abroad; having a baby in Spain; and the Seville Feria.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

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STTM Dec2015 Instant Escapes Seville.FFW.

Instant Seville: four-page guide to the city.

STTM Oct 20 Secret Andalucia

What’s Hot for 2015 – Seville.

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Insiders’ Secrets – Andalucia. Interview with winemaker Victoria Ordoñez

Sultry Seville: summer in the Spain’s sexiest city.

National Geographic Traveller

Gadgets v Granada

Scandinavian Traveller

Why you must try sherry in Seville

Seville – the birthplace of flamenco

Red Online

Reviews of hotels in Spain and Portugal:
Finca Buenvino and El Nobo

Fazenda Nova

UD magazine

Designer Escapes

Radisson Red

Seville`s Offbeat Art Spaces

Compass (Cox & Kings magazine)

Living Spain

Article on Mr Henderson’s Railway, a Victorian-era Andalucian train track built by the British between Algeciras and Ronda.

Weekly write-ups of unusual, eco-aware hotels and trends around the world.

Campus Palmas Altas, Seville HQ of multinational tech and renewable energy company Abengoa.

glass magazine

Seville’s Feria de Abril.

Conde Nast Traveller

Where to Stay: 5 New Boutique hotels in Seville.

Room Service: comparing four hotels in Seville.

Zoned-in Seville: the Alameda.

Updates to the Seville guide and Granada guide.

Sunday Times

Insider’s Guide – expert tips for a weekend break in Seville.

Instant Weekend – Granada – a concise guide to the city.

Trogir: the Balkan Island made for a weekend.

Get a Room – hotel guide to Seville.

Contributed to Europe’s best 20 hotels under 100 pounds.

The Catholic Herald

The Spanish General Election, and the Catholic church’s battles with the PSOE (Socialist Party).


Seville Food Guide

Spain Magazine

Shopping in Seville


El Pais in English

Seville says goodbye to the Duquesa de Alba

The Olive Press

An interview with the Duquesa de Alba, Spain’s richest woman – she holds more titles than the Queen and has one of the most important art collections in Europe.


Reviews of books, including Giles Tremlett’s Ghosts of Spain (2nd edition, 2012) and Paul Preston’s Doves of War.

The Spain Scoop

Five tapas bars in Seville, best hotels in Seville, and the Seville Feria.

LFStyle (Lucas Fox)

Great Estates – top luxury properties with land for sale in Spain.

Top cultural events for summer in Seville.


These are some articles from

Interview with renowned London chef and restaurateur Jose Pizarro, who hails from southern Spain. Read it here.

10 fascinating facts about Seville, including NO8DO, the Romans and football. Read it here.

Interview with Andalucian fashion designer – her flamenco dresses have featured in Harrods windows and US Vogue, and been worn by Nicole Scherzinger and Miriam Clegg – and all-round media darling, Vicky Martin Berrocal. Read it here.

and a few selected blog posts:

El ronqueo – turning a whole 180kg tuna into tapas. Read it here

The Carambolo Treasure, an extraordinary haul of Phoenician gold jewellery found near Seville, now on permanent display in the Archaeological Museum. Read it here.

First view of the “Setas” – Metropol Parasol, Seville’s controversial new architectural wonder. Read it here.

Lorca performed by illiterate gypsies in Seville. Read it here.

Review of Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco Flamenco. Read it here.

An account of a bullfight. Read it here.


Fiona has also written for Cycling Mobility, Financial Times, Olive, High Life, Esquire, XL, Bare, Euphoria, Phillips Magazine, the London Magazine, Business Life, In Britain, Conference and Incentive Travel.

She has edited customer magazines for Diners Club, Vauxhall, Virgin Express, Virgin Atlantic and Orange.


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