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Portugal’s top 10 hidden beaches

Beach map<p><b>NEAR PORTO</b><p>1. Praia Forte do Paço<b>,</b> Viana do Castelo<p>In Portugal’s north-western district of Viana do Castelo, an hour north of Porto, wooded hills give way to a coastline of coves, dunes and secret beaches, of which Praia Forte do Paço is the best. The 800-metre stretch of sand gets its name …

Top 10

Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches (and a castle, of course), tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and cheap, fresh, grilled sardines to eat outside a <i>tasca</i> (bar) in the sun. …

European Travel

10 of the best things to do in Tallinn

There’s a lot more to Estonia’s capital than cheap beer. The 1,000-year-old city has a modern vibe, with architecture, museums and cafes to match<p>Tallinn, one of Europe’s newest capitals, boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture in a small geographic area. Its Old Town was almost untouched by …

European Travel

10 of the best things to do in Hamburg

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<p>Hamburg has a great choice of stylish design hotels and hip hostels. The immense …

Aarhus, Denmark: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

The 2017 European Capital of Culture has cool museums and galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre<p>When Aarhus was named joint European Capital of Culture for 2017, even seasoned travellers had to reach for an atlas. Denmark’s second city …

Perk up your porridge: the best oat recipes for a healthy breakfast

Gone are the days of gruel. Porridge is not just a sachet of Quaker Oats any more, nor a half-filled pot of watery oaty soup, but instead, a chance to get inventive and experimental.<p>And oats aren't just delicious, but even better for us than previously thought. A large bowl of porridge each day may …

Why Britain needs a written constitution | Anthony Barnett

Our uncodified system cannot cope with pressures imposed by the vote for Brexit. Without urgent changes, a populist dictatorship of ‘the people’ looms<p>When David Davis, secretary of state for Brexit, responded to the High Court’s decision that only parliament has the authority to trigger article 50, …

Bilbao: Full flavour in Basque Country

Pintxos are the Basque version of tapas, the barfood concept that Spain gave to the world. In the bars of Bilbao’s old quarter bomblet after ingenious bomblet of tortilla, seafood, tuna, salt cod or chorizo are lined up on paper doilies, awaiting detonation in your mouth. The hit is instantaneous, …

Where to Eat Pintxos in San Sebastián

Save Place<p>c/ pescadería, 5, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain<p>When Christopher Hall reported his "57 Small Bites of Spain" story about tapas in four …

San Sebastian: in the limelight

Food lovers know it well, but in 2016 the Basque city will be showing off its artistic side with more than 400 projects planned to mark its year as Europe’s Capital of Culture<p>When the people of a small corner of the map have jostled and fought for existence down the ages, it really shows. It is …

Where to stay and what to do in San Sebastian

<b>What to do</b><p>Get involved in the Capital of Culture events<p>As part of the celebrations held in honour of its being chosen as European Capital of Culture 2016, San Sebastián will host a range of exhibitions, talks and events throughout the year. These will cover a variety of topics, from art to …

24 food-filled hours in San Sebastián

The bar counter groans with a smorgasbord of finger-friendly food art; the room is thick with chatter from the hungry patrons; the <i>txakol</i> <i>í</i> (local white wine) is being poured artfully from a height into squat Basque tumblers in a manner only Basque waiters can master; and the custard-coloured beach …

Cork city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ is often just a starting point for exploring the rugged west, but with 24 annual festivals, a cracking food scene and great pubs, there are plenty of reasons to linger<p>“It’s always Cork first and Ireland second,” said Roy Keane in a 1997 RTE documentary, Have Boots Will …

The 10 best places to unwind in Vienna

With striking, stop-and-gawp architecture, steamy stress-repressing saunas and a near certified statute for sipping the hours away in a coffee house, grandiose Vienna is a city that exudes calm. These 10 serenity-assured spots are where the Viennese go to massage out the knots, but be warned: life …

10 of the best restaurants and bars in San Sebastián – chosen by the experts

San Sebastián holidays,Basque country holidays,Restaurants,City breaks,Weekend breaks,Short breaks,Spain holidays,Europe holidays,Top 10s,Travel,Food and drink,Spanish food and drink,Restaurants,Food & drink,Life and style<p>The Basque city of San Sebastián has so many great places to eat it’s hard to …

Move over Barcelona: four great alternative city breaks

For weekends away, we tend to stick to the same old places. Why not dodge crowds and high prices at these less high-profile – but no less interesting – cities: Parma, Cadiz, Helsinki or Hamburg<p>The old town poking into the Atlantic like a finger is (famously, photogenically, obviously) ancient, but …

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more Russian-influenced …

20 great hotels, B&Bs and apartments in Germany

Germany holidays,Hotels,Travel,Short breaks,City breaks,European Union holidays,Europe holidays,Bed and breakfasts,Beach holidays,Self-catering<p>Vintage caravans, log cabins, a view of the Alps or the Baltic … we choose affordable, alternative places to stay across cities, coast and countryside

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10 of the best UK campsites for last-minute bank holiday trips

The August bank holiday is on the horizon, but don’t just pitch up expecting to nab a camping spot. James Warner Smith, an author at the website Cool Camping, has tips for sites you can still book<p>Overlooking Loch Ness – though views are splintered by the forest – tents-only Inver Coille is beside …

Taking the plunge: Top 10 seawater swimming pools in Europe

From rocky openings created by natural forces to feats of architecture, here are some of the most beautiful places for a seawater swim around Europe<p>Set amid jagged black lava, Porto Moniz isn’t just a pool, it’s a whole linked complex of them. The pools mark the point where molten lava met the …

Beer halls, bars and restaurants in Germany: readers’ travel tips

Fancy some fruity beer with a side of pretzels or a glass of white wine with traditional noodles and cheese? Readers suggest their favourite refuelling spots in Germany<p>A pearl on the beach! That’s Strandperle, a beach bar in the wonderful port city of Hamburg. Set on the banks of the river Elbe, …

The 20 best beer gardens in London for a hot day

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

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10 of the best small Mediterranean hotels: readers’ travel tips

Hotels,Summer holidays,Beach holidays,Greece holidays,Spain holidays,Italy holidays,Greek Islands holidays,Travel,Europe holidays,Top 10s<p>Crete and other Greek islands were the most popular destinations when we asked for your tips on small, family-run hotels around the Med, with Spain and the …

Portugal food: A guide to Europe's best-kept secret | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Portuguese cuisine rarely travels well. The cooking of mainland Europe's westernmost country is deeply rooted in the freshest local ingredients.<p>Superlative seafood, sun-ripened fruit, lamb raised on flower-speckled meadows, free-range pigs gorging on acorns beneath oak forests. Without …

30 incredible cycling holidays to add to your bucket list

Cycling is green, cycling is healthy, cycling is good. Everyone’s at it, in events around the country in celebration of Bike Week and the bone-shaker’s 200th birthday. Cyclists have come out of the gutter and refuse to give up their space on the road. The wheel has come full circle.<p>Cycle paths and …

Woman In £1,000,000 Hat Tells Britain To 'Live Within Its Means'

BBC Parliament<p>A woman sitting on a chair made of gold has encouraged the country to "live within its means" during these times of austerity while …

The Long Death of the 'Separate but Equal' Doctrine

One of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions in American history was handed down 120 years ago, on May 18, 1896: <i>Plessy v. Ferguson</i>. That means …

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Edinburgh

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Edinburgh, including the top affordable places to stay for chic rooms, great breakfasts and views of Edinburgh Castle in locations including Princes Street, the Royal Mile and Old Town.<p>Stay Central<p>If you want something more stylish and better equipped …

Britain's Royal Family contributes a lot less to the UK economy than you think

It's received wisdom in the British media that the royals are somehow good for the economy.<p>And according to new data from specialist brand and business valuation agency Brand Finance, her reign has raked in a sizeable amount for the British economy — although the net contribution is a lot less than …