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Destination: Girona
Barcelona undoubtedly is a fabulous fast-paced city, but if you need a little "time out", Girona is easily reached, full of quiet corners and arcades, and nestled within city walls with amazing views.... read more »
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5
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Destination: Guimaraes, Porto
Guimaraes is a bite-sized historical gem, within easy travelling distance of magnificent Porto in Northern Portugal. Lovers of medieval charm will be captivated by this European City of Culture 2012 ... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Algarve
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
I'm not an especially religious person but I couldn't help but feel blessed to witness the Easter celebrations at Sao Bras, a small rural town in the Algarve, just 11 miles north of Faro... read more »
#4/18
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5
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I've lost my heart to Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales! This small town with a village atmosphere celebrates Christmas unashamedly, appealing to the child in me as I join in the torch-lit procession... read more »
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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 »
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4
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Destination: Alentejo, Algarve
Trip type: Activity, Beach, Family
Odeceixe, on the border of the Algarve and the Alentejo, has a glorious beach and the cheapest accommodation I've seen in a long time. Just make sure you get that beach trip right...unlike me! ... read more »
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Photographers, artists, fossil hunters, lovers of our stunningly varied English coastline; just some of the people who've discovered the North Yorkshire village of Runswick Bay and come back for more.... read more »
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One day a gurgling waterfall surrounded by luxuriant oleanders,the next an endless sweep of golden sand. Countryside and beach co-exist beautifully here and you're absolutely spoilt for choice ... read more »
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4
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Stepping stones, cascading water, ducks under the bridge-English village life at its very best. Add in a great pub or two and you have the perfect getaway; and you can help save the environment too! ... read more »
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4
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Destination: Tavira
You're rarely more than a few minutes from a church or cake shop in any town in Portugal, but lovely Tavira in the Eastern Algarve takes the biscuit! Culture, cake, or a bit of both- it's your choice.... read more »
#11/18
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2.5
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Like Tess in Freya North's novel "Secrets" I love Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Victorian architecture, cliff top walks, Italian gardens that meander down to the beach, a pier, cliff lift- what more do I need?... read more »
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4.2
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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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Nottingham, with its castle, canal and caves, is a great place for a weekend break but if all you want to do is to shop and eat then you've definitely come to the right place... read more »
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3.666665
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Destination: Algarve
An easy pace, uncrowded, mostly sunny - Winter and Spring in the Algarve can be the best time for getting active- walk, cycle, play golf or simply sightsee around some lovely towns and villages.... read more »
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5
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Destination: Tavira, Olhao
Trip type: Activity, Beach, Family
As the plane drops down into Faro, you catch a tantalising glimpse of them – the offshore islands of the Algarve. With their beaches, dunes, lagoons and seafood restaurants, the "Ilhas" are idyllic ... read more »
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4
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The Polish town of Zakopane is a popular spot for winter sports holidays - and it's not hard to see why, with a superb backdrop of easy-to-reach mountain peaks and a wide range of activities on offer... read more »
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3
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Fine cuisine in the marina, sea views,long,sandy beaches and a warm North-East welcome await you in Hartlepool, host port for the final leg of the Tall Ships Races in 2010.... read more »
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4
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Destination: Tavira
On Portugal's Algarve coast, pretty Tavira is a place to stroll around, sit at waterside cafes, eat pastries and watch the boats bob. It's also holiday heaven for beach-lovers.... read more »
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