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History comes alive in Manchester

Destination: Manchester

It was the world's first modernised city and the birthplace of communism and the Suffragettes. Take a cultural tour of Manchester and discover a historic city with a surprisingly radical past

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A pool at the Asia Gardens

Benidorm: an architectural pilgrimage

Destination: Benidorm

Design might not be the first thing you associate with Benidorm, but the mega resort on the Costa Blanca is a microcosm of 1960s and 70s architecture. The contemporary buildings are pretty groovy, too

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The Millennium Arch

Napier: an overlooked New Zealand gem

Destination: Napier

The small town of Napier on New Zealand's North Island is often ignored by travellers. This is a great shame as it is a charming place with a unique history

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Città Alta towers above the Città Bassa below

Bergamo - an Italian tale of two cities

Destination: Bergamo

Sitting at the base of the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is really two cities in one. The beautiful old Città Alta, with its defensive walls, towers above the modern Citta Bassa below

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Artist's impression of the new Centre Pompidou-Metz

Ancient Metz gets back to the future

Destination: Metz

Metz is one of the prettiest towns in France, but short on culture – until now. The Centre Pompidou-Metz museum will bring a touch of modern excitement to the medieval town

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The arches of the Mezquita mosque-cathedral

Cordoba: city of caliphs and kings

Destination: Cordoba

The narrow, winding streets of Cordoba's Old City hide treasures from a splendid past at the heart of European culture

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Cathedral seen from the bedroom window of The Astoria

The grace and grit of St Petersburg

Destination: St. Petersburg

Few cities match the classical elegance of St Petersburg, built on a grand, romantic scale, with extravagant palaces, ornate churches and millions of artworks

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Arco de la Pastora, Medina Sidonia

Colour and culture in Andalucia

Destination: Medina-Sidonia

The Andalucían town of Medina Sidonia is a fabulous find for those looking for history and culture hidden away from the main resorts of southern Spain

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Cava and culture in Catalonia

Destination: Barcelona

As well as being the birthplace of Spanish bubbly, Catalonia is also the place to discover some amazing modernista masterpieces

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Punts, pubs and good grub in Cambridge

Destination: Cambridge

It’s not all pulpits and professors in Cambridge - to see another side of this beautiful town, hop on a bike and follow my guide to the places where the locals like to eat, drink and play

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