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Maritime Docks, Liverpool

Liverpool: beyond the Beatles

Destination: Liverpool

Energised by its 12-month stint as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is a vibrant city-break destination with boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants – and history. Here's how to visit in style

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View of Bruge from the Belfort

Bruges: Belgium's little Venice

Destination: bruges

Bruges has more to offer than just chocolate or beer, and can be just as romantic as the likes of Paris or Rome.

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Classic Bermondsey Street

Somewhere you didn't know in London: Bermondsey Street

by LRevans

Destination: London

A little known fact about London is that, sometimes, you can find a little village nestled in a very big city. Bermondsey Street is London's next village high street.

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Glasgow smiles better

Destination: Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city bursts with personality – so pack your mac, and a sense of humour, and you won’t go far wrong in Glasgow, one of the UK’s friendliest places

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Brooklyn Heights promenade

Brooklyn: beyond the bridge

Destination: Brooklyn

There’s more to the Big Apple than Manhattan - and Brooklyn has the lion’s share of what the rest of New York City has to offer

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Jeff Koons' giant floral sculpture 'Puppy' stands guard at the entrance to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao beyond the Guggenheim

Destination: Bilbao

The famous museum may have put Bilbao firmly on the tourist map, but if you venture further afield, you can discover some earthier – and sandier – delights in the city

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Primate's Palace

Bratislava - the little 'big' city

Destination: Bratislava

Bratislava is a charming city and has enough attractions to keep a visitor busy for a couple of days. Visit the place before mass tourism invades the city and destroys its quaint medieval charm

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The GUM department store

Moscow - It's Big

Destination: Moscow

From Cold War parade ground to shopper's Paradise, Russia's capital is fast becoming a must see destination

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Cafe life, Old Town Square

Krakow - The Ultimate City Break.

Destination: Krakow

With a beautiful old centre and more than enough sights to fill a weekend, the Polish city of Krakow makes a charming short-break destination. Better yet, it's great value too

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Lovers are more likely to buy an engraved padlock than a ring in Cologne

Romantic Break in Cologne

Destination: Cologne

The most romantic place to visit in Cologne is Europe's busiest railway bridge. However, there are more traditional romantic places to visit too

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