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7 Destination Pubs In South Wales

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Montreal highlights: readers’ travel tips

What with bagels, Breton pastries, steak, chips, tacos and beer, it’s a good thing our readers’ tips to Montreal also include walks and cycle rides – plus music from classical to jazz Send us a tip for next week’s competition and you could win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Winning tip: 24-hour bagel …

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Top 10 secret gardens in the UK

All eyes may be on Chelsea for the flower show next week, but for a more peaceful day out, check out our selection of lesser-known oases around the UK<p>The Dorothy Clive Garden, Shropshire<p>Once a gravel quarry, this garden was created in 1940 by Colonel Harry Clive for his wife Dorothy, who had …

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Montreal city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and music

It’s got Gallic charm, North American grit and parties like nowhere else. And with two new direct flights starting from the UK, Montreal now makes a perfect city break<p>Montreal doubled for Brooklyn in John Crowley’s eponymous 2015 film, has been dubbed the next Seattle, and last year became the new …

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Top 10 Barcelona walking tours

Gaze at graffiti, try the city’s best food or take a tour led by architects, photographers or even the homeless … Barcelona has a guided walk for everyone<p>The DIY tour<p>A guided walk is the quick and easy way to learn lots about a place but at €10-€20pp the cost can soon rack up, particularly for a …

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Highlights of Slovenia: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: President Tito’s Tearoom, Lake Bled</b><p>As you walk round Lake Bled, past Villa Bled, a little sign saying “Tearoom” points upwards through the trees. It gives no indication of the wow factor this tearoom commands. Once used by President Tito, it recently reopened with the original …

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Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

The Best Boutique Hotels in Nicaragua

A perfect weekend in Barcelona

Two days in Barcelona can only ever be a teaser of what it has to offer, so bear in mind that this a subjective grab-bag of highlights, spanning ancient and modern and packaged into a geographically convenient, eminently walkable, weekend tour. It is also all-weather, but in high summer you might …

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Great for sports fans, the Arena is the home of Ajax, the legendary Amsterdam football team. Tours of the stadium give you an insider's view and …

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

48 hours in Girona

Girona may play second-fiddle to its better known Catalan counterpart, Barcelona, but this walkable city makes a perfect weekend destination in its own right. Its narrow medieval streets hold historical treasures from every era, along with a lively selection of quirky bars and superb …

9 gorgeous Greek islands you've probably never heard of

Greece has 1,400 islands, though only 230 of them are inhabited.<p>And while everyone knows about Santorini and Mykonos, there are gorgeous lesser-known islands in Greece, too.<p>Here are 9 incredible Greek islands you may not have heard of, but should have on your radar.

England reinvented: ten great reasons to go to the Kent coast

Something is happening to the Kent coast. Despite its sandy beaches, sea-sculpted cliffs, epic sunsets and splendid Victorian architecture, England's southeast corner has sometimes felt rundown and overlooked. Now, there’s a growing artistic community here and an explosion of things to do. …

13 Things to Know Before Traveling to Costa Rica

<b>1. Pura Vida:</b> It’s more than just a saying, it’s a way of life. These two words sum up exactly what Costa Rica is all about. Enjoy what you have and …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Art and History in Montréal: the best museums and galleries

With its cobblestone streets and an eclectic mix of identities and ideas, Montréal is a cultural powerhouse. Among soaring 18th-century churches and imposing stone mansions, you'll find fascinating museums that delve into the past, giving a glimpse of what life was like for early inhabitants and …

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Top 10: best cities to visit and things to do in Canada

1. Toronto<p>The largest city in Canada and arguably the best-known, Toronto is not the country's capital (Ottawa is), but it is the Ontarian. Like a more civilised, clean-cut New York, Toronto has its skyscrapers downtown, glitzy shopping in Yorkville and Bohemian districts in Queen Street West. It …

Free Things to Do in Barcelona

From the street performers who line Las Ramblas to works by modernist masters like Picasso, Gaudí, and Miró, the Catalan capital is awash in culture, much of it accessible for free with a little planning.<p>From the street performers who line La Rambla to works by modernist masters like Picasso, …

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Wild Debrecen: a weekend in Hungary’s refreshing second city

Even in Debrecen’s city centre, wilderness beckons. Forested parkland hugs the northern rim of Hungary’s second city, while 40km west lie the great plains of Hortobágy National Park. But despite natural riches at its fringes, as well as spas and a gleaming historic centre, Debrecen remains a juicy …

Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

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'Madrid has many parks, but the city’s crown jewel is El Parque del Buen Retiro, often simply referred to as El Retiro. The Palacio de Cristal (or Glass Palace) pictured here stands at the center of this grand and beautiful park. Built in 1887, this large pavilion originally displayed plants brought back from Spanish colonies, particularly the Philippines. Today, it hosts temporary exhibits of modern art curated by Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofía. The real attraction, though, is the building itself and the way the light streams through it like a prism.' This image (and quote) is part of our #lpInstaTakeover for the week-end, from travel blogger, and member of the #lpPathfinders programme, @venturespain. To find out more about our travel blogger programme, click the link in our bio! #travel #europe

An untouched paradise in Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Turkey's 86,000sqm Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies, creating a protected oasis where time seems to stand still.<p>Our boat pulled in about two hours before sunset, when the disappearing light was turning the Mediterranean Sea from sapphire to aquamarine and the …

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Top 10 budget hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Barcelona

With its art and architecture, great food and beaches, Catalonia’s ever-popular capital can be a pricey choice. We have picked 10 affordable places to stay in the city’s characterful barrios • Top 10 free things to do in Barcelona<p>Look Barcelona Bruc Guest House, Eixample Dreta (Right)<p>The Eixample …

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Insider’s Guide to Seville

More than anywhere else I have been, <b>Seville</b> resists change. From its passion for bullfights to its fondness for the pageantry of the Catholic religion, the capital of Andalusia always has reveled in its traditional way of life.<p>The city is at its best in the heat of summer, when the yellows and …

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Living History in Athens

“The best part of being in Athens is the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American poet, animator, and longtime resident of the capital of Greece. “Walking around Athens is a living history lesson. Modern is juxtaposed with ancient, and art is featured throughout the …

The Maine of Spain

You’ve never heard of my favorite place in Spain. It’s not stylish Barcelona, foodie San Sebastian, or picturesque Mallorca. But <b>La Coruña</b> is just as unique.<p>I’ve been returning to the small capital city of Galicia — the northwestern corner of Spain that sits atop Portugal like a cap — for 12 years …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride …

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