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Eventful 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 the guide

Bath: the UK’s most romantic city

Bath, a magnet for chic society in the 18th century, still attracts romantics from near and far. Why not whisk your beloved off to this charming city for a weekend or dreamy day out? Read the guide

24 hours in Salzburg

Salzburg is full of glorious architecture, quaint coffee shops, towering turrets and look-at-me churches - but it's also a thoroughly modern city, with great places to shop, eat and sleep Read the guide

10 reasons to go to Guernsey

From glorious beaches and fabulous food to witches' magic resting stones and spooky burial chambers (not to mention peace, perfect peace), Guernsey has all the ingredients for an ideal short break Read the guide

Fragments of Africa: the Cape Verde Islands

Gazing west from the Cape Verde Islands, nothing stands between you and Brazil. The exotic archipelago is little-known – but music-lovers, bird-watchers, divers, foodies and beachcombers will love it Read the guide