Archive for February, 2015

Winter breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

February 3, 2015

Thermal spas in Baden-Baden, a festival in Venice, and exploring the markets in Athens … Readers suggest their tips for winter holidays in Europe Jump on one of the bargain flights to Baden-Baden and visit the town’s thermal spas. The oldest, Friedrichsbad, has various bathing stages including soap massages, steam rooms and hot thermal pools, […]

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Nightlife reports: Lisbon’s new clubbing scene

February 3, 2015

Clubs in the Portuguese capital are bursting with African influences, attracting a diverse crowd to unusual, mainly outdoor venues. Local DJs and musicians give us the lowdown Nungwi Village See this square? A few years ago this was like The Wire.” It’s Friday evening and I’m walking through Intendente, an area north of Lisbon’s city […]

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Go slow: how to do less and take in more on holiday

February 3, 2015

From healthy retreats and solo journeys to holidays which are normally full-on, like skiing and city breaks, our writers show you how to ditch the itinerary, slow down and enjoy the moment Looking for a place where you can enjoy your own digital detox and a break far from the madding crowd? Try South Shore […]

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10 must-see art exhibitions – and good excuses for a city break – in Europe

February 3, 2015

A visit to a major art show can make a short break, but with tickets going fast it pays to know where and when to go. Here’s our pick of the best in popular city-break destinations in 2015 • Artistic differences? If we’ve missed a show, add a tip in the comments 12 February-17 MayIt […]

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Let’s go to … Rye, East Sussex

February 3, 2015

Next month’s scallop festival is just one reason to visit the pretty seaside town. Exploring the old town’s streets and a trip to the sandy beaches nearby make for an idyllic weekend break, too Tell me about itIt was probably the jumble of fine Georgian and medieval houses, cobbled streets and views of Romney Marsh […]

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Mountain biking in Wales … it’s time to get bold and brave

February 3, 2015

How would a pair of physical cowards get on at a dedicated mountain bike park in Wales? After a two-hour private lesson, one of them became completely fearless – and it wasn’t mum I love rain, Wales, bikes and mini-breaks. I don’t mind long drives and I haven’t spent two nights on my own with […]

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Pilsen, Czech Republic, Capital of Culture 2015

February 3, 2015

The Czech city’s appeal – earned for its Pilsener lager and its breweries – will be broadened by its year as joint Capital of Culture, with visitors able to enjoy an array of concerts, street theatre, art and architecture • The best of Mons, Belgium: joint Capital of Culture 2015 The first thing you should […]

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Mons, Belgium, Capital of Culture 2015

February 3, 2015

Mons’ year of celebrations to mark its status as joint Capital of Culture (with Pilsen in the Czech Republic) involves 300 events, ranging from a major Van Gogh exhibition to a maze of 8,000 sunflowers. We look at the highlights, plus the best lunch in town, the quirkiest hotel and a bar with 170 brews […]

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Rex and Mariano: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2015

Rex and Mariano know a lot about fish. Which is very good news for anybody who likes to get their hands on lunch 2 St Anne’s Court, London W1 (020 7437 0566). Meal for two, including wine and service: £80 This week’s restaurant comes from the people who brought us Beast. You remember Beast. The […]

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Food in fashion: Dorset’s restaurant and hotel scene

February 3, 2015

With a coast jumping with seafood, great local produce and a new wave of stylish hotels, chefs and foodies are flocking to Dorset. We round up the very best of the county’s restaurants• West Dorset’s top 10 budget restaurants Seventeen years after Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall established his River Cottage HQ on the Devon-Dorset border, there’s been […]

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