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Llangranog sunset

Llangrannog: a Welsh village lost in time

Destination: Llangrannog

West Wales has all the beauty and quaintness of Cornwall but with fewer people and lower prices. The pearl of the area has to be the lovely little village of Llangrannog

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Timeless entertainment - that's the way to do it

Llandudno: more than a pier and candy floss

Destination: Llandudno

Llandudno is a Victorian seaside town with more to offer than you might expect. Where else could you go skiing before walking down the pier and then end up in a punk rock gig?

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Scarborough

Scarborough: a destination for the young and young at heart

Destination: Scarborough

You are never too young or too old to enjoy the great variety of attractions that Scarborough, England’s most picturesque holiday resort, has to offer

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Lipari (Vito Arcomano/©Fototeca ENIT)

Hopping round the Aeolian Islands

Destination: Aeolian Islands

Think island-hopping and you tend to think Greece - but it's just as much fun in Italy, where it's the perfect way to discover the diverse charms of the seven Aeolian Islands

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Kites, boats, rolled up trousers and miles and miles of sandy beach on the Dinosaur Coast

Whitby: fish, chips and family fun

Destination: Whitby

Half a pound of vanilla fudge, 199 steps, four miles of beach, a trip on the Hogwarts Express and a taste of Dracula’s blood made for a fantastic family holiday in Whitby

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Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno

Great little Welsh trains: Conwy and Llandudno

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Destination: Conwy

Travel on two of Wales' greatest little train journeys; the Conwy Valley line from mountain to seaside and the Great Orme Tramway to a nature reserve with white goats and wild flowers.

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Starling Parade at Brighton Pier

Destination: Brighton

Coming to Brighton for a Weekend is a popular Thing to Do for the People in Britain, but it is such a fantastic place to visit, that coming from further away would be very much worth it.

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The deserted golden sands of Maremma Nature Park, Tuscany (© STR Service SRL)

Three great Italian beach holidays

Destination: Tuscany

Unlike Sardinia, mainland Italy is not known for its beaches – but coves and deserted stretches can be reached without taking a ferry. In Tuscany and Maratea, and on the Adriatic, I check out the best

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Britain's best beaches

Destination: Woolacombe

Whether you prefer building sandcastles or surfing the waves, cutting-edge cafes or traditional seaside towns, somewhere in Britain, there's the perfect beach for you. Try these five for starters

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Gran Canaria: cool restaurants, hot sun

Destination: Puerto Rico

For many visitors to Gran Canaria, golden sands and blue seas are the essence of the island – but move inland and you will find a surprising side to this holiday hotspot

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