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#1/99
Rating:
4.75
(12 comments)
Granada is best known for the Alhambra and the Albayzin. But it has another big selling point, too - bet you didn't know that a night on the town would earn you a free dinner!... read more »
#2/99
Rating:
4.833335
(9 comments)
Destination: Galway
Galway - steeped in music and history; filled with friendly folk, festivals and crammed with cosy pubs, culture and craic. Get yourself to Galway; City of Tribes, Vibes and the time of your lives....... read more »
#3/99
Rating:
5
(7 comments)
New York is a uniquely idiosyncratic city - and it's almost impossible to chart in a simple travel guide. The only advice? Make sure you know Fifth and Seventh Avenues!... read more »
#4/99
Rating:
5
(5 comments)
Spain - a tour around the top tapas bars uncovers the best of Barcelona’s gastronomic scene, which tantalises the taste buds while you mingle with the locals... read more »
#5/99
Rating:
4.8
(6 comments)
Destination: London
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Home to artists and intellectuals in the 1930s and the University of London today, Bloomsbury's Georgian garden squares, museums and galleries are well known, but there are hidden spots to discover... read more »
#6/99
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Manchester's Mecca of spice, Rusholme, boasts the highest concentration of Asian eating places in Europe. For foodies with a penchant for fiery, it's time to discover the city's famous Curry Mile... read more »
#7/99
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Barcelona
Trip type: Family, Short Break
Combine the theme park thrills of PortAventura with the cosmopolitan attractions of Barcelona, and you've got the ingredients for a perfect family holiday... read more »
#8/99
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Oxford
Oxford is known for its great colleges with their beautiful quads and "dreaming spires", unique museums and water meadow rambles. Combine these with the annual literary festival for a memorable visit... read more »
#9/99
Rating:
4.666665
(3 comments)
Destination: Krakow
We did know a little about Krakow before booking a break there, but I have to admit that we didn’t really know about its history or that it had one of the largest Jewish communities in pre-war Europe.... read more »
#10/99
Rating:
4.666665
(3 comments)
Destination: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik’s walled old town may be tiny, but you’ll find enough buried in its nooks and crannies to keep you occupied for days... read more »
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Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Porto
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
A short trip to Porto is just enough time to sample the city's highlights, from tasting the wares of the port lodges to watching the world go by in the parks... read more »
#12/99
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Cafe culture, high culture, high-end shopping and the world's most delicious pizza and chocolate. If you're looking for an unforgettable Italian mini-break, Turin luck... read more »
#13/99
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Paris by day is a wonderful place, but after dark the 'city of light' comes to life. The Eiffel Tower sparkles, the Seine is illuminated and the streets seem to glow as cosy cafés and bars beckon... read more »
#14/99
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Helsinki
Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades ... read more »
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Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Chester
Chester's not short of cool places to shop and eat - but it's really hot stuff when it comes to history. If you know where to go, you can find fascinating treasures in the most unlikely of places...... read more »
#16/99
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Oslo
On Norway’s national day, in May, Oslo shuts down and is transformed into a sea of waving flags, national costumes and fluffy ice cream, making it the ideal time to experience Norwegian culture... read more »
#17/99
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
This port city of Tenerife is the place to go for winter sun, nightlife and tax-free shopping – plus a pristine stretch of tropical beach. In Santa Cruz, you get two short breaks for the price of one…... read more »
#18/99
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach... read more »
#19/99
Rating:
4.4
(7 comments)
In elegant Jerez instead of wine, women and song, read sherry, flamenco and dancing horses... read more »
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Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Lyon
Lyon is supposed to be dreary and grey. So what is it about this surprisingly stylish and lively French city that will have visitors singing?... read more »
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