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Durham Cathedral

Durham: a jewel in the north's crown

by Glynis

Destination: Durham

With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away

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Temple of Bel

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Destination: Palmyra

Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

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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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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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Storks on belfry

Take a driving tour of Spain's Castilla y Leon

Destination: Spain

A short fly-drive holiday in Spain's largest province

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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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Malaga: a short break gem

by danholl

Destination: Malaga

The Spanish city of Malaga has everything for a perfect short break - easy transfer from the airport, one of the best climates in Europe, culture, bars and restaurants aplenty and an enormous beach

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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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In the heart of Trastevere

Rome, Italy : a feast of art, architecture and gastronomy

Destination: Rome

In Rome for another day, or on a return visit? Read my ideal itinerary for seeing the cultural sights, art and amazing architecture of the Eternal City – and sampling its foodie delights

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