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The dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle

Cycling along the northeast coast of England

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Destination: Northumberland

The scenic cycle route that runs from Newcastle to Berwick-upon-Tweed makes a great weekend break, passing beautiful beaches, pretty villages and dramatic castles as it winds along the coast

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The River Lune and St George’s Quay, with the Priory Church and Castle behind

Lancaster ancient and modern

Destination: Lancaster

Lancaster offers the visitor masses of history and a little bit of mystery, plus great modern food, drink and shopping, all in some of England’s best urban landscapes

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Nohaval Cove, County Cork (© Tom Arnold)

Ireland's foodie haven: Kinsale and the Cork coast

Destination: County Cork

Great food and intriguing history, glorious scenery and hidden coves, arts, crafts and festivals – you'll find the lot when you explore the town of Kinsale and its surrounding countryside

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The stunning gardens at Badia a Coltibuono

Wine and (spooky) spirits in Tuscany

Destination: Tuscany

Take a tour of the historic castles and wine estates of Tuscany's Chianti country and you could find yourself on the trail of otherworldly beings as well

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View across the Menai Strait from Beaumaris Pier

Fishing and bonding in Beaumaris

Destination: Beaumaris

A fishing trip off Beaumaris, in Anglesey, can turn a nice weekend into a must-do-it-again experience that will connect with even the offest of offspring

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Jersey: it's not just tax breaks and Bergerac

Destination: Channel Islands

Closer to France than it is to the UK, but belonging to neither, Jersey is an ideal weekend break even if you’re not a tax exile

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Huge blocks of ice are carved from the frozen Songhua river to make the sculptures

Ice and freezy in northern China

Destination: Harbin

Check out just what the people of Harbin, in northern China, can do with truckloads of giant ice cubes and mountains of imagination

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Folkestone’s picturesque harbour and historic railway bridge

White cliffs and more on the coast of Kent

Destination: Folkestone

They have welcomed travellers for thousands of years, but behind the famous white cliffs of Dover lies the beautiful Kent countryside, with a lot more to offer

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A taste of Peles castle

Transylvania: castles, culture and fang-free fun!

Destination: Transylvania

Transylvania: it's not all about Dracula, darkness and danger, you know! Visit during any season for a cultural and historical heaven - with some amazing scenery thrown in.

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Looking down on the restaurant in The Station

Romantic Richmond and its "Ivory Tower"

A mighty castle,a huge cobbled market place,an original Georgian theatre where you can appear onstage,walks beside the tumbling brown River Swale- fine ingredients for a special break,don't you think?

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