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Lihou Island copyright Gilly Pickup

10 reasons to go to Guernsey

by gill19

Destination: Guernsey

From glorious beaches and fabulous food to witches' magic resting stones and spooky burial chambers (not to mention peace, perfect peace), Guernsey has all the ingredients for an ideal short break

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Boston and the Charles River (© Greater Boston CVB)

Boston in 48 hours

Destination: Boston

As well as being the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston has always influenced much of the USA’s way of life, from politics to music

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Crowds bustle around the foot of St Stephen’s Cathedral (© Österreich Werbung/Diejun)

Vienna: 48 hours in Austria’s capital

Destination: Vienna

Vienna is one of the world's great cities. Palaces, opera houses and museums contrast with cheerful coffee houses, irresistible cakes, fun shopping and prancing horses

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Animal park

Midi-Pyrenees: a place in the sun

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

If you haven’t discovered France’s Midi-Pyrénées, you’re missing a short-haul gem

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Skelwith Fold: room with a view

Destination: Ambleside

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Ambleside in the Lake District, it’s clear why Skelwith Fold has been voted one of the best caravan parks in Britain

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Jamie Oliver and his chefs at Fifteen Cornwall

Cornwall: once upon a lunchtime in the west

Destination: Padstow

Move over stodgy pasties and greasy fish and chips! From Fifteen Cornwall to Rick Stein, Cornwall is now a foodie paradise

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View of Winnats Pass looking towards Mam Tor (© Robin Weaver)

A winning weekend in the Peak District

Destination: Derbyshire

Castleton may be a well known centre for outdoors adventure, but it’s also a great base camp for a relaxing weekend in the glorious Peak District

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Semi-wild horses spend the summer months grazing up in the mountains

Ariège: a hidden gem in southern France

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

Spending time in this beautiful, tranquil corner of France is guaranteed to soothe away 20th-century stress

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Samos (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Samos: a greener Greek island

Destination: Samos

Green hills, blue water and white pebble beaches make Samos a magnet for walkers and beach bums alike

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A typically lavish performance of Turandot at the lakeside Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago

Hit a high note on Tuscany’s Puccini trail

Destination: Tuscany

For opera buffs, following in Puccini's footsteps around Tuscany and watching his works performed under the stars in Torre del Lago makes for a blissful break

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