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Wandering through Torre Abbey's ornate rooms is like going back in time.

Torbay: a top spot for an English seaside break

by jimcamp

Destination: Torquay

Torbay is the perfect venue for a domestic break - an ideal destination for heritage fanatics, sun seekers and clubbers alike

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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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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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Mortsafe for protection from graverobbers - National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh - In the footsteps of Dr Jekyll, Rebus and Holmes

Destination: Edinburgh

Come with me through the dark side of Scotland's capital and follow in the tracks of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Deacon Brodie, Burke and Hare, Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Rebus

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The pick of Belfast's pubs

Destination: Belfast

Bogus Irish pubs, with their plastic shamrocks and green bow ties, have threatened world domination in the past 15 years - but not in Belfast, where you can enjoy the real thing

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View over Luang Prabang from Phousi hill

Laos' Luang Prabang: the world's most relaxing destination

Destination: Luang Prabang

With its many ancient monasteries, riverside restaurants and mountain views, the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang is gaining a reputation as a centre for languid luxury

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North Yorkshire for foodies

Destination: Swinton

When you've been striding the Yorkshire hills and dales, nothing beats a stay at one of the county's welcoming inns, complete with star-quality food

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Portmeirion in stunning Snowdonia, North Wales

Destination: Portmeirion

Spectacular scenery from the mountains to the coast, the Snowdonia National Park is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty, here I take a look at the legendary Portmeirion Village and Hotel

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