Archive for April, 2015

Easter escapes: day trips and short break ideas in the UK

April 3, 2015

These short break suggestions and tips for great days out will help you to have a cracking time over the Easter bank holiday weekend If you’re feeling short of inspiration or drawing a blank when asked, “What are you up to for Easter?”, these ideas will help make an answer easier to come by. From […]

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10 of Europe’s best national parks … that you’ve probably never heard of

April 3, 2015

These national parks offer extraordinary landscapes and wildlife – and far fewer tourists than the continent’s more famous beauty spots. Have you visited a national park in Europe? Tell us about it in the comments below Nungwi Village Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe The best of the UK’s national parks It may be […]

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The alternative Poland on show in Wrocław

April 3, 2015

The spirit of resistance is alive and well in the post-punk underground of Wrocław, once Poland’s ‘fortress of Solidarity’ and set to be European Capital of Culture in 2016 Hubert the anarchist is showing me around Centrum Reanimacji Kultury (CRK), a non-profit, post-punk commune epitomising the spirit of resistance in Wrocław (pronounced “Vrots-wav”), Poland’s fourth […]

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Cost of city breaks in Europe falls for UK tourists

April 3, 2015

European short breaks are more of a bargain for UK tourists this year, as prices drop in destinations across Europe, with Vilnius emerging as the cheapest city The cost of a European city break for UK tourists has fallen dramatically over the last year, driven by cheaper prices across Europe and the soaring value of […]

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Time for extra helpings: a foodie tour of Cáceres, Spain

April 3, 2015

With fine tapas and cutting-edge restaurants, Cáceres, in Extremadura, is a worthy gastronomy capital of Spain for 2015. So why’s it taken outsiders so long to find this gem of a city? More on Spain: Jerez guide – what to see and where to stay Madrid city guide: the best bars, restaurants and hotels The […]

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Let’s go to … Lincoln

April 3, 2015

The cathedral city has lots to offer at any time, but much of it will be free during the Discover Lincolnshire weekend (28-29 March) Why go now?There will be free entry to many Lincoln attractions as part of the Discover Lincolnshire weekend (28-29 March), including the cathedral and the open-top buses. There’ll be tours of […]

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Block rockin’ feats: at Adelboden Igloo Festival, Switzerland

April 3, 2015

Building an igloo is snow joke, as Erica Buist discovered on a trip to the Swiss mountain village of Adelboden to take part in its Igloo Festival. It’s a competitive affair, but having to spend the night in what you’ve made is the biggest challenge Brick-by-brick: a gallery of Erica’s igloo-building efforts It’s 10am and […]

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Let us stay … country churches offer overnight stays for £60pp a night

April 3, 2015

The Churches Conservation Trust is developing a scheme offering B&B accommodation in historic churches and has plans to expand its ‘congregation’ of properties if it proves popular with guests (or worshippers, if you prefer) Though many of us may have dozed off in them, church pews have not earned the best of reputations for providing […]

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Hotel Football, Old Trafford, Manchester: hotel review

April 3, 2015

Sitting directly opposite Manchester United’s ground, this new football-themed hotel fronted by ex-players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville is cleverly targeted at fans. Look away now if you don’t find the game at all beautiful For a moment, after I enter my room at Hotel Football and look out at the neon Old Trafford stadium […]

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Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

April 3, 2015

We had a huge response to our article on the 10 best weekend breaks in Europe’s smaller cities, with many readers making their own suggestions. Here are some of our favourite short-break destinations, chosen by you For 25aubrey, Bologna is “a beautiful city that goes under the radar”. His recommendation came for its cafe culture, […]

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