Archive for February, 2017

Highlights of Denmark: readers’ travel tips

February 3, 2017

With its 7,000km of coastline and more than 400 islands, Denmark makes a great holiday playground. Follow readers’ advice and it needn’t be expensive either We travelled around Denmark, sleeping in B&B/hotels, called kroer. These were brilliant. On the menu at every kro there was at least one Danish speciality, which was half the price […]

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City breaks with kids: Rome

February 3, 2017

The Eternal City may be stuffed with classical treasures, but it also has plenty to intrigue kids – who will love the ready availability of pizza and ice-cream Nungwi Village More in this series: Paris | Barcelona | Amsterdam | Berlin Rome offers several offbeat, not-too academic museums and art galleries. The Centrale Montemartini (€7,50, […]

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City breaks with kids: Barcelona

February 3, 2017

It’s a favourite destination for adults, but Barcelona has loads to offer kids, whether they’re into football, science, the seaside or amusement parks More in this series: Berlin | Amsterdam | Paris | Rome The Gothic Quarter’s warren of medieval alleyways is great fun to explore, and one of its hidden treasures is the original […]

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City breaks with kids: Paris

February 3, 2017

The city of love – or lights – can also be a delight for children, with special sessions at many cultural attractions and parks with playgrounds, ponds and puppets More in this series: Berlin | Amsterdam | Barcelona | Rome Most kids quickly tire of walking, so make it more interesting with a stroll along […]

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City breaks with kids: Amsterdam

February 3, 2017

Continuing our series on family-friendly city holidays, we head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks More in this series: Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome Amsterdam East, the “Brooklyn of Amsterdam”, offers a pleasant alternative to the usual tourist jaunts. Its recently redeveloped Oosterpark has a new public playground […]

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City breaks with kids: Berlin

February 3, 2017

In our new series of ‘mini’ breaks, local parents tip the attractions kids will love – and the ones to avoid – plus where to refuel and where to call it a night More in this series: Amsterdam | Paris | Barcelona | Rome For all its reputation as the capital of cool, Berlin makes […]

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10 of Europe’s best alternative carnivals

February 3, 2017

It’s carnival season in Europe in the lead up to Mardi Gras. We round-up some of the best, beyond the most famous, from festivals dating back centuries to epic parties in Cádiz, Basel and Sicily Started in the 17th century as a feast to honour local fishermen, Dunkirk’s is now one of the biggest – […]

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20 UK hotels, rooms and hostels opening in 2017

February 3, 2017

New places to stay this year will include a cool hostel at Hadrian’s Wall, a Titanic hotel in Belfast and a Coal Exchange in Cardiff The people behind the Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, are expanding their empire. Their new hotel collection is called Another Place, and The Lake is the first to open. […]

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10 of the best foodie experiences in Europe

February 3, 2017

From a chef’s tour of Paris to the new Cornish pasty heritage centre, these mouth-watering trips across Europe are worth savouring Whether the name is to your taste or not, Cornucopia, a multimillion-pound food attraction due to open in Cornwall this summer, will hopefully satisfy the tastebuds of foodies visiting the West Country. Just outside […]

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2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and when

February 3, 2017

Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here’s the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December Book now: summer beach favouritesIf you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last year, with thousands sidestepping Tunisia, […]

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