A walking tour of Bath: the ultimate spa break

With its imposing Georgian architecture, regal connections and the ‘healing’ waters of its Roman Baths, it’s easy to see why the city inspired Jane...

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‘Red’ Rijeka is ready to rock as European Capital of Culture 2020

Rijeka, Croatia’s third-largest city, will be European Capital of Culture in 2020. But don’t wait, this left-leaning, punk-loving city is ready to rock now...

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High and mighty: a cycling break on Senja island, Norway

Peaceful pedalling, majestic peaks and fjords are the order of the day on a four-day trip around an area as picturesque as the Lofoten...

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Dover soul: a new walking trail on the Kent coast

There’s more to the world’s busiest passenger port than ferries and military history – it is looking forward with a new architectural walking trail...

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Not horsing around: donkey trekking in rural France

Accidental detours are embraced on a family break amid the Lot valley’s forests, abbeys and wildlife – all in the company of Lulu, their...

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‘Burgundy is pastoral, like a Constable painting – I love it’: actor Lambert Wilson

The star of the new Cousteau film, The Odyssey, loves the area’s food and waterways. Its chateaux and abbeys are worth a look, too!...

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YHA The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland: hostel review

There’s been a hostel in this spot for more than 80 years but the new YHA flagship is one of a kind, with a...

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Budapest’s Margaret Island, a green haven in Hungary’s capital

The landscaped acres of this island in the Danube make a peaceful (and pretty much cost-free) day out in the middle of the city...

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The Great House, Sonning, Berkshire: hotel review

The riverside village beloved of Jerome K Jerome and George Clooney is home to a swish bar and restaurant and, now, characterful but good-value...

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