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"history" related travel guides

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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Delft

Culture, cycling and cafes on a citybreak to Delft, Holland

Destination: Delft

A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there

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Impressive Pantheon at night

Italy: how to see Rome in a day

Destination: Rome

The glorious city of Rome might not actually have been built in a day, but if you know where to go and what to see, you can certainly see the best of the eternal city in a day

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Dalyan – a muddy delight

Destination: Dalyan

Richard Baker gets down and dirty in this small, but lively, Turkish resort

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Town band, Corso Umberto

Taormina: a marriage made in heaven

Destination: Taormina

With its romantic setting high above popular Sicilian beaches, Taormina is Italy’s favourite wedding destination. Its medieval charm, restaurants and views of Moun Etna are a winning formula

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Memorial to the Queen Mother

Churches, pubs and farms: a stroll in Hertfordshire

Destination: Hertfordshire

Read my guide to discover an interesting but easy walk for all of the family through the beautiful countryside in Hertfordshire

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Los Voladores de Cuetzalan

Cuetzalan: a classically Mexican affair

Destination: Puebla

Close to Mexico City, the pueblo magico of Cuetzalan serves as a great weekend break for those with an appetite for adventure and a desire for a more authentic Mexican experience

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Sunset from The Black Horse at Amberley

A long weekend in Stroud and the Cotswolds

Destination: Stroud

While in Stroud, discover the foodie heaven that is the farmers' market, observe beautiful views over five valleys, eat until you burst at gastro-pubs and stay in historic boutique hotels

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Lanchid, Budapest

Cakes and coffee in Budapest: a foodie guide

by jillap

Destination: Budapest

Take a tour of coffee houses on both sides of the Danube to discover the distinctive characters of Budapest's twin cities and sample the best of European confectionery

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Cafe Central

Austria - a coffeehouse tour of Vienna

by jillap

Destination: Vienna

Winter is the perfect time to relish coffee as it was meant to be enjoyed: in the grandeur of Vienna's legendary coffeehouses

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