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5
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Destination: Ghent
For some unfathomable reason, mass tourism has not arrived in Ghent…yet. Find out why Europe's biggest city in the 14th century is its most underrated in the 21st.... read more »
#2/862
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4.9
(12 comments)
There is no better way to buy French wine than direct from the maker’s vineyard. Here’s how to swill, sniff, spit and talk like an expert, and the best hotels to stay in... read more »
#3/862
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4.846155
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Destination: Venice
Planning a trip to Venice? Here are some unusual suggestions and tips you probably won't find in your guidebook, including some of our favourite places to eat... read more »
#4/862
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5
(5 comments)
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 »
#5/862
Rating:
5
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Explore North Wales on beautifully restored narrow-gauge steam trains. This guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on the Welsh Highland Railway ... read more »
#6/862
Rating:
4.875
(13 comments)
Destination: Krakow
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
A weekend city break to Krakow confronts you with the 'A' question: should you visit Auschwitz, or not?... read more »
#7/862
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 »
#8/862
Rating:
5
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Destination: Manchester
Manchester's reputation as a decadent party town is well deserved, but the huge variety of bars, pubs and clubs can be a little overwhelming. Follow this guide for a guaranteed great night out...... read more »
#9/862
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5
(9 comments)
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 »
#10/862
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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 »
#11/862
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4.833335
(7 comments)
The Canal du Midi meanders gently through Languedoc, picking up and dropping off boat passengers en route. For landlubbers, equally gentle options lie beyond: the wines and slow inclines of Minervois... read more »
#12/862
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Budapest
Trip type: Short Break, Spa
Budapest is the spa capital of Europe. Its Turkish baths, palatial Art Nouveau spas and five-star hotel complexes offer swimming, beauty treatments and even games of chess!... read more »
#13/862
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5
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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 »
#14/862
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Barcelona
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
World-class architects and the cream of interior stylists have brought Barcelona's hotels sashaying into the 21st century... read more »
#15/862
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
You need a break, and you want it in the French south – for the heat, the verve and the adrenaline. Low-cost airlines offer a choice of off-beat cities, but which should you go for?... read more »
#16/862
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Scotland
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
From rolling lowlands to majestic peaks and quiet lochs, the West Highland Way takes in the best Scotland has to offer – and hikers don't even carry their own rucksacks. Baggage handlers do that…... read more »
#17/862
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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 »
#18/862
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5
(5 comments)
Most visitors to Sicily stay near the beaches on the east coast but in doing so miss out on one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Palermo. Here is how I would spend 48 hours in the Sicilian capital... read more »
#19/862
Rating:
5
(4 comments)
Destination: Paris
Hanging out in grand cafes, browsing bookshelves and knocking back mean martinis - here’s how to combine a trip to Paris with a tour round the haunts of Hemingway and other 20th-century cultural icons... read more »
#20/862
Rating:
5
(5 comments)
Take a short ferry ride to the island of Lismore, off the west coast of Scotland, to experience a place of great beauty, unique charm, and total relaxation... read more »
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