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#1/132
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5
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Both are full-blooded cities of southwest France, with accents forged by cassoulet, fighting and rugby football. Toulouse is bigger, Carcassonne more visited. So which is the short-break favourite?... read more »
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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 »
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5
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Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants... read more »
#4/132
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4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: Plymouth
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With a beautiful Devon setting, lashings of historical attractions to explore, and some great places to eat, Plymouth makes the perfect place for a weekend break... read more »
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4.6
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Destination: Edinburgh
There's more to Edinburgh than a festival - whatever time of year you visit you'll find plenty of entertaining ways to spend your time, including some you might not have thought of before...... read more »
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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 »
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Destination: Malaga
More familiar as the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the breezy Mediterranean port of Malaga is also a perfect spot for art-lovers to while away a weekend... read more »
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5
(1 comment)
Destination: Picardy
The Somme is a beautiful corner of France, just a short drive south of Calais. But in this part of the country, the scars of the past are never far away... read more »
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5
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Destination: Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly may be just off the Cornish coast, but they're like nowhere else in the UK, with beaches that could hold their own in the Med - ideal for a British seaside holiday with a twist... read more »
#10/132
Rating:
5
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Most Parisians define themselves as Left Bank or Right Bank – but what about the islands in-between? Steeped in history, the Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis are great places to explore, eat and stay... read more »
#11/132
Rating:
5
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Destination: Paris
Why build a hotel when you can convert one from a bakery, tennis court or brewery? In Paris, the new Banke Hotel (think mahogany cash desks) is only the latest example of accommodation with a history... read more »
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5
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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 »
#13/132
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 »
#14/132
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5
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Head to Millau and Nimes in the south of France to visit two world-class bridges that are two hours and a couple of thousand years apart - and sample some very fine food along the way. Here's how...... read more »
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5
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Destination: Winchelsea, Rye
Winchelsea in East Sussex, on the brink of Romney Marsh, is a beautiful centre for anyone wanting to mix hiking and history or birdwatching and beer... read more »
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Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Krakow
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With a beautiful old centre and more than enough sights to fill a weekend, the Polish city of Krakow makes a charming short-break destination. Better yet, it's great value too... read more »
#17/132
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 »
#18/132
Rating:
4.5
(4 comments)
Calm, clean and cultured, with an incredibly beautiful setting, Geneva is nothing short of gorgeous. It's also the perfect base for boat trips on the lake and scenic train rides high into the Alps... read more »
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Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Leon
A key stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, León is the place to go for Romanesque, Gothic and Gaudí architecture. The past is palpable, but this is a throughly modern, vibrant city... read more »
#20/132
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Rye
The medieval town of Rye, in East Sussex, is the perfect place to spend a lost weekend. From cosy pubs to boutique shops, here's the definitive guide to what you should see...... read more »
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