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The harbour at Rethymnon (©

Rethymnon: a touch of class in Crete

Destination: Rethymnon

Looked at one way, Rethymnon could almost be an eastern sheikdom; from another angle, it's more Miami. But head out of town, in to the hills, and it could only be Crete

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Edinburgh Castle - climb if you can

Edinburgh on a budget

by stokel

Destination: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is classed as a tourist city by most – but who lives there for most of the year outside the holidays? Students. Take your cue from them to enjoy Scotland's capital city with limited funds

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A beginner's guide to Cornwall

Destination: Perranporth

Planning a trip to Cornwall and unsure of where to stay and what to do? Here's how we managed to cram a little bit of everything the county has to offer in to a short first-time visit

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Barcelo Carlton Hotel

A tour of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

by mouseuk

Destination: Edinburgh

Let me show you the attractions in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, from the Castle at the top to Holyroodhouse at the bottom

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Palma from Bellver Castle

Enjoy a weekend break in Majorca's fascinating capital Palma

Destination: Palma

Most visitors to Majorca’s capital, Palma are pleasantly surprised by its cosmopolitan and upmarket feel. With the feel of a sanitised Barcelona, Palma is a easy city to explore and enjoy.

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Chiringuito El Cid, Mojcár Playa

Almeria: the unknown corner of Andalucia

Destination: Almeria

Got three or four days to spare? Then head for the pretty pueblo of Mojácar in Almeria, where you can soak up the year-round sunshine, explore desert and beaches, and eat wonderful local food

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Over the rooftops

Guernsey - an island escape on the UK's doorstep

Destination: Guernsey

Golden beaches, rolling hills, heavenly seafood - Guernsey has everything you could want from a far-flung island getaway. But this little slice of paradise is less than an hour's flight from the UK...

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On the border: where England and Scotland meet

Destination: Brampton

Once one of the most lawless parts of Britain, the so-called Debatable Land, on the English-Scottish border, is now a fascinating destination for anyone with an interest in history and legend

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Trenčín Castle

Spas, castles and trains - daytrip from Bratislava, Slovakia

by cbaird

Destination: Slovakia

A day out on Slovakian Railways, dining in the restaurant car, visiting Spa Island and Trenčín Castle

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Plitvice Lakes

Croatia: beyond the beach

Destination: Croatia

There's more to Croatia than its beautiful coast. Venture inland and you'll discover ancient castles, thermal spas, stunning scenery and great wine. Here's just a taste of what’s on offer

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