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"history" related travel guides

Classic Paris: the Eiffel Tower

Culture and chic cafes, my passionate guide to Paris, France

Destination: Paris

Paris evokes images of l'amour, romantic dinners, strolls along the Seine, fine wines... and far too much to see and do. To make the most of a short city break, follow the tips of one who is smitten

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Tower of Refuge, Douglas

The Isle of Man, women and children

Destination: Isle of Man

Familiar as the TV backdrop to the TT motorcycle race, the ruggedly beautiful Isle of Man has something for everyone – from quirky events and archaeological sites to seals, kayaking and Manx kippers

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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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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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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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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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Valletta, from Sliema (taken n my 23rd trip to Malta!)

Holiday on the island of Malta and make your own discovery

Destination: Malta

The guidebooks have got it wrong about Malta - discover the island for yourself (with a little help from me!)

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Central High School

Arkansas and the rock of Little Rock

Destination: Little Rock

Find out how former President of the US (and Arkansan) Bill Clinton oversaw a transformation of the state capital, proving to be a rock for Little Rock. Then discover what you can do in the city

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The Cathedral Close

Exeter: history, shopping and eating

Destination: Exeter

Exeter, the historic capital city of Devon, has so much going for it that any visitor would be hard pressed to exhaust all the options during a weekend, or even a week. Read on for my recommendations

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