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#1/15
Rating:
5
(7 comments)
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 »
#2/15
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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 »
#3/15
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
When I decided to ask my girlfriend to marry me, I shunned proposal hotspots Paris and Venice as too cliché. Instead, we headed to Slovenia, where Lake Bled provided the perfect romantic backdrop... read more »
#4/15
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4.666665
(4 comments)
The Peak District is one of England's rural highlights. By staying in Buxton, you can enjoy the best of town and country and discover some amazing food and drink on the doorstep of the great outdoors... read more »
#5/15
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Brusque service and a two-hour wait for a table hardly sound promising ingredients for the best meal ever - yet the dinner I had in a little backstreet pizzeria in Naples was exactly that... read more »
#6/15
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Padstow, Rock
A break in the Cornish fishing port is a must. Not only does it have fine food, a perfect setting and suberb beaches nearby, it's home to England's quirkiest tradition - the Obby Oss... read more »
#7/15
Rating:
4.25
(6 comments)
Destination: Prague
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Your first day in the Czech capital should be spent in and around the Old Town and castle. But when you've had enough culture, follow my off-the-beaten-track tips for an alternative Prague experience... read more »
#8/15
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Trier
If classical architecture, wine and historic sights on every street corner are your thing, you opt for a short break in Rome, don’t you? Nein! Get yourself on a plane to Trier – Germany's oldest city... read more »
#9/15
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
If I tell you the highlight of my trip to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, was sitting on the toilet, you'd be forgiven for thinking I’d been on the holiday from hell... ... read more »
#10/15
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Port Isaac
When TV location scouts were on the lookout for somewhere to film Doc Martin, they chose Port Isaac - and who can blame them? Find out how they fell in love with this idyllic Cornish fishing village... read more »
#11/15
Rating:
4
(6 comments)
Destination: Lisbon
Lisbon is a city famed for its sunshine, custard tarts, yellow trams and moustaches. Read on to find out how to make the most of 48 hours in the Portuguese capital... read more »
#12/15
Rating:
4
(6 comments)
Destination: Prague
Prague is surely the prettiest and most photogenic city in the world. But when you’ve seen enough historic architecture, the tallest (and ugliest) building in town is well worth a visit... read more »
#13/15
Rating:
4
(5 comments)
Stag parties are increasingly invading the great cities of Europe, but there's a lack of information out there for the best man. Where to go? Where to stay? What to drink? Read on for the essentials... read more »
#14/15
Rating:
3
(3 comments)
Destination: Porto
There’s more to Porto for alcohol lovers to enjoy than plain old port. Ever heard of white port? No? Well, read on…... read more »
#15/15
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Dubrovnik is one of the world’s top stops for cruise ships. 10,000 visitors a day leave these floating cities to see the Pearl of the Adriatic. Find out how to make the most of your time on dry land.... read more »
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