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4.8
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A mighty castle,a huge cobbled market place,an original Georgian theatre where you can appear onstage,walks beside the tumbling brown River Swale- fine ingredients for a special break,don't you think?... read more »
#2/21
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4.666665
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Destination: Pitlochry, Inverness
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
My account of a delightful budget break in Scotland featuring a journey on the Caledonian sleeper train and short stays in Inverness and Pitlochry... read more »
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Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Bohemia
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
The southernmost region of the Czech Republic, Bohemia is a land of dramatic castles, medieval towns and tranquil river valleys. Best of all, it's still surprisingly free of crowds... read more »
#4/21
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5
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Wine, castles and a murderous blonde... an insider's guide to the Rhine, Germany’s most spectacular river valley... read more »
#5/21
Rating:
4.2
(10 comments)
With the opening of a new airport at Beja, the peaceful Alentejo region is all set to welcome new visitors. Share with me some reminders of a turbulent past and enjoy the serenity of the present ... read more »
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4
(1 comment)
By: Lyn Eyb
With cobbled streets, a beautiful cathedral, and a fine castle just down the road, history comes alive in the city of Canterbury... read more »
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Rating:
4
(5 comments)
Destination: Malmo
Fabulous architecture, a castle, pavement cafes, great pubs and restaurants, Malmö - where old conflicts have given way to the modern vision of European cooperation ... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Sherborne
The ancient abbey town of Sherborne in North Dorset offers the visitor a delightful centre, either from which to explore a relatively unvisited part of the West Country or in which just to slow down... read more »
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Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Syria, Aleppo, Hamah
The Syrian city of Aleppo makes a sensational destination for a short break, with an incredible souk to barter in, impressive citadels and castles to explore, and some great hotels and restaurants... read more »
#10/21
Rating:
4
(4 comments)
Transylvania: it's not all about Dracula, darkness and danger, you know! Visit during any season for a cultural and historical heaven - with some amazing scenery thrown in.... read more »
#11/21
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3.5
(5 comments)
With a history stretching back 10,000 years, magnificent desert panoramas and the famous Dead Sea, Jordan is a fascinating place to visit, and surprisingly easy to travel round... read more »
#12/21
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3
(1 comment)
Bavaria, the largest state in Germany, has a lot to offer – mountains, lakes and vibrant cities. 2010 boasts notable anniversaries and is the perfect time to visit... read more »
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Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Manchester
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Manchester may be “happening” but it also has a fascinating industrial past that's been rejuvenated in recent years... read more »
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0
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Destination: Cagliari
Cagliari is Sardinia’s stunning capital city, perched on the rocks above a bustling port with the longest stretch of beach in Italy and guarded by medieval towers and walls... read more »
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Destination: Almeida, Porto
Trip type: Cultural, Road Trip
Far from Portugal’s popular tourist regions lies Almeida, a land of amazing landscapes, picturesque towns, and some of the most impressive historical sites in Europe... read more »
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By: Lyn Eyb
Destination: Windsor
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Kings and queens have called Windsor home for centuries. Take a walk through its cobbled streets to discover what makes it such a favourite with royalty... read more »
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Destination: Turku
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Finland’s first capital, Turku boasts a magnificent castle and cathedral; between them lies a beautiful stretch of river and a city full of charm and character ... read more »
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Destination: Harbin
Check out just what the people of Harbin, in northern China, can do with truckloads of giant ice cubes and mountains of imagination... read more »
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The county of Shropshire has arguably the loveliest countryside in England and, in Ludlow, possibly the prettiest town... read more »
#20/21
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Great food and intriguing history, glorious scenery and hidden coves, arts, crafts and festivals – you'll find the lot when you explore the town of Kinsale and its surrounding countryside... read more »
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