Short Breaks

Redmayne House B&B, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria: hotel review

March 3, 2017

A stylish, supremely comfortable B&B with big breakfasts – Eden Valley walkers couldn’t ask for a better place to relax It’s late on a winter’s afternoon in the Eden Valley, and the light is fading. We’ve done a nine-mile hike to Nine Standards Rigg, high on the Pennine watershed, and, as B&B owners Liz and […]

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City breaks with kids: Brighton

March 3, 2017

Our series of city guides for families heads to the Sussex coast for seaside attractions galore – plus plenty of museums in case of wet weather More in this series: Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome | Amsterdam | London Nungwi Village Brighton’s Palace Pier may be the city’s most iconic landmark but in […]

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10 of the best things to do in Hamburg

March 3, 2017

The recent opening of the stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall put the port city in the spotlight, but there is a host of other attractions, plus great cocktails, design hotels and totally delicious fish sandwiches Nungwi Village Hamburg has a great choice of stylish design hotels and hip hostels. The immense Gastwerk, in a 120-year-old red-brick […]

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20 of the best places to stargaze in the UK

March 3, 2017

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival (18-26 February) is an ideal opportunity to try stargazing in some of the UK’s wildest areas. But here, we’ve also selected stellar sites that are good throughout the year The South Downs became an international dark sky reserve in May 2016, with 66% of the park having bronze-level skies […]

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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 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 the home […]

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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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