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10 of the best restaurants in Lyon – chosen by the experts

March 3, 2017

France’s gastronomic capital is famous for traditional cooking, but a new wave of chefs is now reinventing the classics. Chefs and insiders select their favourite Lyon restaurants old and new San Sebastián’s best restaurants – the experts’ choice Locals carry knives in Lyon, not for a fight but to cut off a slice of cured […]

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An ‘Arctic’ safari in the Scottish Highlands

March 3, 2017

Winter in the Cairngorms national park can turn positively Arctic – perfect for Kari Herbert to give her young daughter a taste of the polar conditions, and creatures, she enjoyed as a child in Greenland The temperature is below zero and a bitter wind is tugging at our clothes. In the distance, the Grampian hills […]

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10 top tips from our London correspondent

March 3, 2017

Ditching the usual tourist suspects, Guardian Travel’s reporter takes us on a tour of his favourite clubs, bars, venues and restaurants around London Nungwi Village See more tips from our correspondents around the world One of my favourite venues in London is The Yard Theatre. Taking up one corner of the courtyard that is also […]

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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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Berlin’s neo-baroque library: a tribute to books, bullets and design

February 3, 2017

More than 100 years of history are on show in this listed, refurbished library in north Berlin – which has been a pool, a restaurant and a cinema Libraries are among my favourite places on the planet, and I’m lucky that one of Berlin’s best, the Luisenbad library, is in the northern suburb of Wedding, […]

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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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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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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 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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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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