Short Breaks

Winchester wander: a stroll through England’s ancient past

July 3, 2017

One of Europe’s largest cathedrals, beguiling old buildings and reminders of a mythical past all feature in this walk around King Alfred’s capital • More city walks in Manchester and Norwich Start this two-mile saunter where English royal history began; with Alfred, the only English monarch (so far) whose name is routinely followed by the […]

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Top 10 restaurants and bistros in Zagreb

July 3, 2017

Croatia’s capital is bursting with good-value places to eat and drink. And new flights from the UK have made getting there cheaper too The epicentre of Zagreb’s bistro revolution is busy Nikole Tesle street, whose pavements almost exclusively contain restaurant terraces. Bistroteka particularly excels at breakfast. For health, order millet flakes, chia seeds, apples and […]

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Music festivals in Europe: the ultimate guide to the best of the rest

July 3, 2017

From Alt-J in a Romanian castle to Lady Leshurr on a Croatian beach, here are the festivals you should be booking this summer Check out our 10 best European music festivals here Related: 10 of the best music festivals in Europe Nungwi Village Continue reading…

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Havener’s Bar & Grill, Fowey, Cornwall: B&B review

July 3, 2017

Teething problems over, this south Cornwall restaurant with rooms now offers cosy stays and refined pub grub that rival its riverside setting for the feelgood factor Things didn’t get off to a very good start at Havener’s Bar and Grill in Fowey when it opened last summer. It was the height of the season, the […]

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Activity holidays for single-parent families

July 3, 2017

Five thrill-seeking holidays for single-parent families, offering watersports, bike rides – and endangered turtles Decca Aitkenhead’s family fitness holiday in Ibiza Acorn Adventure specialises in active camping holidays for families in Wales, France, Italy and Spain. Accommodation is in tented “villages”, which are already set up, and all activities, meals and evening entertainment are included. […]

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The alt city guide to Glasgow

July 3, 2017

A network of indie galleries, clubs, restaurants and bars has created a robust creative scene in Scotland’s largest city, where talent is allowed time to flourish Richard McMaster, keyboard player in the Glasgow band Golden Teacher, is trying to explain why the city’s underground tends to shun media attention. “Scenes get hyped-up and go wrong […]

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10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland

July 3, 2017

Scotland offers idyllic wild camping, with spaces beside some of the UK’s loveliest beaches, lochs and mountains. We pick 10 of the best from Wild Guide Scotland Scotland is famous for its scenic wild places and uplifting sense of remoteness. With the exception of the recent bylaws banning wild camping in certain areas of Loch […]

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On Denmark’s Jutland coast an elegant new museum counters a Nazi monolith

July 3, 2017

The Tirpitz bunker has been a squat, dark presence on the dunes of West Jutland’s Blåvand since 1944. Now, it is part of a beautifully designed space to explore the region’s history West Jutland’s fields and poppy-strewn meadows stretch as far as the eye can see. In the distance there are sand dunes knotted with […]

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Kickin’ Kiev: Ukrainian capital hopes Eurovision will jump-start tourism

July 3, 2017

Ukraine’s historic capital may be preparing for the pop and ‘nul points’ of Saturday’s Eurovision but, kitsch aside, it is developing a creative edge Kiev is sparkling and radiant as spring sunshine sets the gilded baroque churches ablaze. Snow banks begin to melt; shoulders drop and faces soften. The city, and its people, look newborn. […]

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10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

July 3, 2017

Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures – with the chance to see wildlife and wonderful scenery along the route The Ffestiniog winds its way from Porthmadog through more than 13 miles of stunning countryside. Waterfalls cascade and streams froth down mossy rock sides. Swathes of deep green grass soar on one side […]

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