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A new kind of York

Destination: York

Who needs its transatlantic namesake when the ancient city of York proves itself well qualified to compete in the Carrie Bradshaw shopping stakes?

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Culture comes free at the British Museum

London on a budget

Destination: London

London doesn’t have to be expensive - you just need to know where to look to find entertainment, shopping bargains and even spa treatments that are easy on your pocket

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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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Chester: more than a soap setting

Destination: Chester

Familiar to many as the backdrop for Hollyoaks, Chester has much more to offer, with glossy locals, trendy wine bars and great shopping. Oh, and not so many serial killers...

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A trip on the Orient-Express is a rail treat

Destination: London

Day trips don't come any more decadent than this: watching the Kent countryside slip by as you enjoy a slap-up brunch in the glamorous surroundings of the Orient-Express

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The Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace (© Robin Weaver)

A family trip to London that won't break the bank

Destination: London

Camping in London in the colder months – you'd have to be mad, right? Well, no - give it a go, and you'll find it's actually quite a fun, cost-canny and convenient option

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Eating out on a budget in London

Destination: London

London is an expensive city but you can still eat out cheaply. For under £10 you can try a range of different cuisines, and you can even eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant for under £20

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Gate and camellia at Tregothnan

A garden tour of Cornwall

Destination: Cornwall

A tea plantation, swaying palms, giant banana trees… who knew Cornwall was so exotic? Welcome to a magical tour of the southwest's horticultural highlights

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Hebridean queen: why Gigha's a top spot

Destination: Gigha

Tiny and enigmatic, the island of Gigha in the Inner Hebrides is proof positive that size isn't everything

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

A revitalised St Ives

Destination: St Ives

There are three very good reasons to visit St Ives right now: the ailing pound against the euro, a great new luxury place to stay, and a fantastic exhibition at the Tate

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