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"history" related travel guides

The Cloth Hall in Market Square. Noworolski's is under the arches!

Krakow: past and present

Destination: Krakow

We did know a little about Krakow before booking a break there, but I have to admit that we didn’t really know about its history or that it had one of the largest Jewish communities in pre-war Europe.

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Chester: top spots and hidden gems

Destination: Chester

Chester's not short of cool places to shop and eat - but it's really hot stuff when it comes to history. If you know where to go, you can find fascinating treasures in the most unlikely of places...

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The impressive Great Court at the British Museun

Game, set and match to magnificent Bloomsbury

Destination: London

Follow in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf and her celebrated Bloomsbury Set in the most historic part of London's West End

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Every Parisian view can't help but inspire and amaze visitors

Moi, myself and I... Why Paris isn't just for couples

Destination: Paris

Paris is renowned as the ultimate destination for lovers. So what does the city of romance have to offer solo travellers in search of culture, cuisine and adventure?

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Beach at La Turballe

Exploring Brittany and the Loire-Atlantique border

by malabar

Destination: Guerande

The Brittany and Loire-Atlantique border contains a delightful blend of history,chateaux,seaside and salt marshes. With car,campervan or tent you'll be well catered for. Read my guide to find out.

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Altes Rathaus Entry Crest, © Nichole Martinson

Bonn, Germany: brimming with Beethoven and bygone days

by nichole

Destination: Bonn

From Beethoven to former Bundeshauptstadt (federal capital), situated along the romantic Rhine, Bonn is the custodian and curator of musical and modern German history (play "video")

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Altstadt and Schloss across the Neckar, ©Nichole Martinson

Tübingen, Germany: eating, drinking and thinking

by nichole

Destination: Tubingen

Tübingen is a retreat away from fast cars, Bier and Bratwurst where many of Germany's poets and thinkers waxed poetic and thought

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St Isaac's Cathedral, the largest in Russia - now a museum

St Petersburg - Romanovs, Rasputin and Revolution

Destination: St. Petersburg

Enduring despotic rulers, revolutions, Nazi siege and the rise and fall of Communism, Russia's former capital has had more than its fair share of murder and mayhem and some good eating places too

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Alison from South Yorkshire

Sightseeing and sampling the local food and beers in Bruges

by alison

Destination: bruges

Bruges is a very interesting historical city with UNESCO status. Dine in the local bars and drink a variety of Belgian beers

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50s car, Havana, Cuba

Cuba - Havana, the highlights and the hotspots

Destination: Havana

Havana is a city of crumbling elegance and restored colonial beauty. But behind the faded façade an infectious energy and rhythmic back-beat suffuses the streets of the Cuban capital

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