Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa Maresme, Spain

The coast just north of Barcelona is often overlooked by visitors. But with miles of sandy beach, great restaurants and a coast-hugging train, it’s...

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Le Havre, a short break built on concrete chic

Le Havre is celebrating its 500th anniversary, but its architectural gems are modern masterpieces built from the ashes of war – and now a...

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The Isle of Wight … kids dig it

With buckets, spades, farm animals and dinosaur remains, a short break on the Isle of Wight is a predictable hit with kids, but there...

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

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...

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10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland

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...

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Activity holidays for single-parent families

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...

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

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...

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Winchester wander: a stroll through England’s ancient past

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 •...

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El Pastór, London: restaurant review

If you think the food of Mexico is all mushy avocados and soft tortillas, this Borough taqueria will prove you wrong El Pastor, 6a...

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