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Radcliffe Camera (from St Marys)

Degrees of excellence: Oxford and its literary festival

by zara

Destination: Oxford

Oxford is known for its great colleges with their beautiful quads and "dreaming spires", unique museums and water meadow rambles. Combine these with the annual literary festival for a memorable visit

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View of harbour at Marina di Corricella, Procida

Procida and Salina: Italian islands for film buffs

Destination: Procida

The Italian islands of Procida and Salina are individually charming, justifying their role as locations for famous romantic films such as 'Il Postino'

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The old cathedral in Fréjus next to the Town Hall

Discovering the old and new Fréjus

by alicia

Destination: Frejus

There's lots to see and do here as well as the beach. Fréjus is a great place to stay while discovering the rest of the Côte D'Azur and the kids won't complain about "another quaint litle village"

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The Lead Station

Independent Manchester: Chorlton and Didsbury

Destination: Manchester

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, stroll alongside the River Mersey, or shop in some of Manchester’s most stylish independent shops, head south to Chorlton and Didsbury

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Statue of Lions, Plaza de Vazquez, Ubeda

Renaissance palace and churches in Ubeda, Jaen Province

Destination: Ubeda

UNESCO city Ubeda boasts Spain's finest Renaissance monuments. Stroll among the lion statues, sandstone monuments and refresh yourself with free tapas and cold beer

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The first view of the island with the Hostellerie des Boufflers on the seafront

Ile de Gorée - Senegal's island of shame and beauty

Destination: Senegal

The tranquillity of this island is haunted by the story of one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity - slavery. Makes an ideal daytrip to visit museums or longer for a relaxing holiday

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Kong Temple

Penang - colonial splendour and tropical diversity

Destination: Penang

The island of Penang combines the diverse cultures of China, Malaysia and India with the history of the British Empire among beautiful architecture and sandy beaches.

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Christ Church College, Oxford

The best of Oxford: town and gown

Destination: Oxford

Honey-coloured college quads, bicycling students in gowns and punts on the river – explore the stereotypes and more in Oxford, a great weekend break or a must-see on a trip around England

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Brindisa

Spanish food, wine and culture in London

Destination: London

Celebrate London’s trend for all things Spanish by trying out some of the best cultural and foodie experiences the city has to offer

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Beaches on the Bay of the Somme

WAR AND PEACE - IN PICARDY

Destination: Amiens

New this year, 'Phantoms and Nightmares' exhibitions give further insight into WW1 - and Bay of the Somme has been recognised as one of the most beautiful in the world.

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