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Lisbon waterfront

Lisbon: Europe's Most Captivating Capital

Destination: Lisbon

Take a break in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and you'll discover a impressive city that's awash with history.

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The Upper Barrakka Gardens (top left) offer great views of the Grand Harbour

The treasures of Valletta – Malta’s capital

Destination: Valletta

Explore the wealth of attractions and historical interest behind Valletta's mighty city walls

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Stained glass depiction of Chesterfield (Photo © Jon Bigg)

Chesterfield: historic time out from modern motorway madness

Destination: Chesterfield

Driving from Devon to Newcastle with fidgety children could have been a fraught experience. An overnight stop at Chesterfield in the Peak District relieved the tedium and refreshed body and mind.

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O2 ABC Glasgow

Nightlife in Glasgow: culture

Destination: Glasgow

"Kultir!" - as some Glaswegians say - can be many things to many people. In Glasgow, enjoy a night at the theatre or watch history in the making at one of the UK's best music venues

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The seafront at Paphos

Head to Cyprus for the Ultimate Family Holiday

Destination: Paphos

In Cyprus, children are loved rather than merely tolerated, making it an ideal place to take a young family in search of a sunshine break

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Geffrye Museum, photograph by Morley von Sternberg

Free family day out in East London

Destination: London

Want to spend a day in London without breaking the bank? This guide reveals a host of East London attractions that are completely free - and well away from the crowded, well worn tourist track

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The Dubai Mall

Shopping in Dubai: the malls

Destination: Dubai

A brief breakdown of Dubai's many, many temples to consumerism

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The textile souk, down in the Bastakiya area by the Dubai Creek

Shopping in Dubai: the souks

Destination: Dubai

Shopping in Dubai isn't all about absolutely enormous shopping centres (but only just). We've also a got a few traditional-ish Arabian souks worthy of an afternoon's wander

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Secret door at La Carboneria

Feel the duende from flamenco shows in Seville

Destination: Seville

How can you tell when you’ve experienced a top class flamenco show? There’s a little secret, and Seville has the answer.

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Eco Guide to London

Destination: London

More and more of London’s hotels and restaurants are now greening up their acts and changing London into a vibrant Eco City. Here are some highlights

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