Archive for August, 2015

The Farmhouse at Mackworth, Derby: hotel review

August 3, 2015

From post-funeral venue to loud, lively design hotel, the Farmhouse has changed almost beyond recognition. Once it has ironed out the wrinkles – and turned the music down from 11 – this could be a fantastic place to stay The Mackworth hotel, just outside Derby, has long been a destination venue – for funerals. It […]

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Treehouse Hotel, Port Lympne Reserve, Kent: hotel review

August 3, 2015

They’re not actually in trees, but new Treehouse suites offer a very stylish option at this Aspinall Foundation safari park. But pity the toddler at risk of getting her fingers bitten off by an out-of-control door Nungwi Village Having never been on a proper African safari before, or even to a safari park, I feel […]

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Activity holidays in Andalucía: readers’ travel tips

August 3, 2015

Off-road mountain biking with the kids in tow, hiking along precarious clifftops and white-water rafting exhilarated readers who this week share the best of the southern Spanish region Nungwi Village If you like local hospitality, sunny, dusty trails and insane amounts of fun, we recommend this week of fast-flowing single track. Our physically challenging trip […]

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10 of the best ways to enjoy Barcelona … on a budget

August 3, 2015

Savour the Catalan capital by avoiding the pricey and the touristy in favour of favourite local hangouts, from outdoor cinema to great beaches and vermut bars Barcelona street life is irresistible, but sometimes you want to rise above the crowds. A ride in the cable car across the harbour is great but expensive (single ticket […]

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Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera

August 3, 2015

Chic accommodation amid the glamour of the Côte d’Azur doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Our 10 picks are smart, stylish and allow visitors to savour all that sparkle for less The Cap d’Antibes ranks among the priciest places on Earth. Its glittering beaches (such as silky, sandy plage de la Salis) […]

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The best holiday treehouses in the UK

August 3, 2015

There’s something magical about treehouses – whatever your age. These arboreal boltholes will appeal to growns-ups who want to get close to nature without forgoing creature comforts Earlier this year we tipped Brockloch Treehouse among the best new places to stay in Europe in 2015. It has been six months since the snug modernist masterpiece […]

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10 of the best ways to enjoy Rome … on a budget

August 3, 2015

Roam in Rome and savour its art – old and modern – ruins, regional food and music for free or just a few euros Related: 10 of the best museums in Europe… that you’ve probably never heard of Related: The foodie traveller … on artichokes, served ‘Jewish-style’, in Rome Related: The foodie traveller: Rome’s new […]

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A summer clean for the Alps

August 3, 2015

Litter dropped by skiers in the Alps is an eyesore once the snow melts. Now, hundreds of volunteers are clearing tons of rubbish from mountain trails On a summer hike in certain alpine ski resorts, it’s a sad fact that you’re more likely to spot cigarette butts and discarded drink cans than marmots and ibex. […]

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Eating out in Thessaloniki: how Greece’s culinary capital is reinventing itself

August 3, 2015

It is Greece’s second city but its gastronomic capital – and its bars and restaurants refuse to let tough times spoil a good night out. Just one reason it makes a great city-break alternative to Athens now Talk to Thessalonians and you could be forgiven for thinking the word “crisis” means “opportunity”. “BC” stands for […]

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Top 10 boat-hotels in Europe

August 3, 2015

As the boutique boatel (boat-hotel) Bert’s Barges opens on London’s Regent’s Canal, it’s time to consider other places to stay on the water. Here we pick 10 around the UK and Europe that’ll float your boat Lyris is about as far as you can get from a traditional rose-painted, potted gerainium-strewn houseboat. Matt black on […]

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