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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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Malmo's liberator King Carl X Gustav

Malmö - a hop over the sea from Copenhagen, by train!

Destination: Malmo

Fabulous architecture, a castle, pavement cafes, great pubs and restaurants, Malmö - where old conflicts have given way to the modern vision of European cooperation

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La Grande Plage, Biarritz

France - bitesize Biarritz: a short break guide

by deeda

Destination: Biarritz

Biarritz on the French Atlantic Coast is the perfect weekend get-away. For what to do during a three day break to make the most of this beautiful town (without spending a fortune), read on

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Antwerp Cathedral

Antwerp: Beats Brussels and Bruges For a Weekend Break

Destination: Antwerp

If you’re looking for somewhere different for a weekend break to Belgium then Antwerp offers a compact and fun alternative to the more obvious attractions of Brussels and Bruges

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Dullstroom

Fishing and fine food in South Africa

by MelV

Destination: Dullstroom

The sleepy little fishing village of Dullstroom, near Johannesburg, is the ideal short-break destination. If trout, the great outdoors and fine food are your thing, here's how to make the most of it

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Us outside the famous St. James factory gates

Dublin - Guinness will never taste the same again!

Destination: Dublin

We sample the cream of Ireland at the Guinness Factory's 250th birthday and give the Irish capital the ultimate student road test

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Cycling along the Seine offers one of the most scenic routes through Paris

Fall in love with Paris...all over again!

Destination: Paris

If you've already chomped croissants on the Champs Elysées and seen the famous sites, go off the beaten tourist track and experience Paris like a Parisian

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Tivoli Marina Hotel

Vilamoura: the Algarve's playground

by Drifter

Destination: Vilamoura

With its stylish marina, beach bars and restaurants, Vilamoura is a purpose-built shrine to pleasure – ideal for a short break. Just up the road is Quarteira, where you can savour the real Portugal

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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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One of the inside pools

Thrills and chills in Slovakia

by Drifter

Destination: Poprad

At Aquacity, in Slovakia, you can hit the flumes, tubes and jets of the giant water park, take to the ski slopes and woodland trails, or experience sub-zero temperatures in the cryotherapy chamber

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