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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 …

Ireland

Mumford & Sons get the crowd jigging at Radio 1's Big Weekend - review

For its 13th year, Radio 1’s Big Weekend took over the grounds of Powderham Castle, near Exeter.<p>The venue, set in stunning Devonian countryside, is a stone’s throw from Marcus Mumford's farm, where the Mumford & Sons frontman lives with his actress wife Carey Mulligan.<p>In another life, the Saturday …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

The Mash Tun, Aberlour: hotel review

Speyside is whisky country: a land steeped in <i>Uisghe Beatha</i>, or Water of Life, and generously sprinkled with more than 50 distilleries – so where better to stumble after a dram or two than a whisky bar with rooms?<p>The Mash Tun in Aberlour, a pretty, low-slung village on the banks of the Spey, is a …

Easy Blues Solo for Guitar at Access Rock | Access Rock

In this lesson, we will tackle a<br>fairly easy-to-play solo in the key of E.<br>If you haven’t yet explored string bending, <br>hammer-ons, or slides,<br>please go …

A Literary Tour Through Prague’s History

24 amazing hours in Prague

For a decade or more, Prague has been unofficially regarded as Europe's coolest city -- and it's not about to relinquish the title<p>Imagine the scene.<p>With only 24 hours in Europe’s most beautiful city (OK, we'll entertain arguments on that one) you need to figure out how to get the most from a day of …

European Travel

Travel on a Budget: Two Days in Prague for Under $100

Frank Gehry's 'Fred and Ginger'.<p>I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Prague, which, besides being one of Europe's most beautiful …

European Travel

Insider's Prague: Tourist Traps to Avoid, What to Do, Where to Eat

<b>While we lived in Prague, we were simultaneously awed by its beauty and frustrated by the rapacious tourism development that had swamped its old</b> …

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

European Travel

8 Things Not to Miss in Prague

The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. There has been a settlement on the site of the city for over 1,200 years.<p><b>Be Enchanted by Old Town Square</b><p>It's like stepping inside a fairy-tale …

How to Spend 2 Fun Days in Prague

Start your discovery of Prague with a visit to Prague Castle. The Prague Castle grounds, including its gardens, are free to explore, along with a …

European Travel

Dresden

There are few city silhouettes more striking than Dresden’s. The classic view from the Elbe’s northern bank takes in spires, towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings, and indeed it's hard to believe that the city was all but wiped off the map by Allied bombings in 1945.

Top 5 Things to Do in Dresden

Shares 53<p>During my travel through Germany last year, I celebrated Oktoberfest in Munich, and marveled at the architecture of Berlin. I was pressed …

Travel views: March 3 to 9, 2013

<b>Bee Rowlatt's cover story last week ("Flying the flag for Germany") prompted a large number of responses. Here's a selection:</b><p><b>This week's winner:</b><p>I know Wallender is a Swedish detective but when we decided to visit Ystad we thought it would be nice to travel to Sweden by sea. And that's how we …

25 Museums in Berlin

Berlin is easily one of my all-time favourite cities to visit, with so much to see and do that even a month-long stay isn’t enough for me! And you …

48 Hours in...Prague

Prague stands out as one of the few cities in Europe that emerged from WWII with its medieval old town almost entirely intact. As you wander its …

European Travel