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Basilica Cistern

Istanbul is a Turkish delight

Destination: Istanbul

Istanbul, like most large cities, has many faces. To experience these why not stay in a few different areas?

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The Porta Nigra in Trier - entrance to the city centre

Trier, Germany: a city with more Roman ruins than Rome

by rfield

Destination: Trier

If classical architecture, wine and historic sights on every street corner are your thing, you opt for a short break in Rome, don’t you? Nein! Get yourself on a plane to Trier – Germany's oldest city

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The regal Roman Baths

A short break in England to beautiful Bath and beyond

Destination: Bath

Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages

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Sopron City Centre with it's old narrow streets, squares and courtyards. Hotel Palatinus on the right. A few minutes walk from the Fire Tower and other interesting sights.

Sopron: a taste of Hungary

by bobef90

Destination: Sopron

Sopron lies just over the Austrian border, an hour's train ride from Vienna. I fitted in a flying two day visit and found a gem of a town that merits more time to fully appreciate its charm

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Parque Warner

Madrid – A city of culture, tapas and rollercoasters?

Destination: Madrid

A rollercoaster ride through the Spanish city's best offerings - strap yourself in for a tour of Madrid

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Barley Hall, York

York on a budget

Destination: York

York has a lot to offer, from the Minster to the National Railway Museum. Here is how to eat, sleep and see the city on a budget

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View onto the west side of the pier

Be a beach bum in Brighton, England

Destination: Brighton

Brighton, in East Sussex, is the perfect weekend escape from London. Stay in a quaint guesthouse, let off steam in a club, breathe that blustery sea air and take a stroll along the prom

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The atmosphere is electric when 13,000 spectators pack the open-air arena. There is a lovely restaurant at the top with panoramic views

Innsbruck, Austria: a city break with a ski holiday attached

by csenor

Destination: Innsbruck

I've always seen Innsbruck as a stress-free airport from which to access my favourite Austrian ski resorts only an hour away. However, it is more than that: a historic city with nine ski areas nearby

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Montevideo: The Placio Salvo and the tomb of General Jose Artigas

Why Uruguay? Take a trip to Montevideo

Destination: Montevideo

Squeezed in-between Brazil and Argentina, the tiny nation of Uruguay is often overlooked. However, with some architectural delights, good food and fantastic beaches, it really is worth a visit

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The Corn Exchange

A shopping weekend in Leeds

Destination: Leeds

A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds

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