Advice

Oh, Vienna! Built high and mighty on the riches of the 600-year Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian capital bombards you with its near-overwhelming ensemble of palaces, Klimt-filled galleries, stately baroque streets and hallowed concert halls where orchestra batons swing. Top this with one-of-a-kind coffeehouse culture, expansive parks sprawling along the banks of the Danube, and a
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Sardinia is undoubtedly best known for limpid turquoise sea and exquisite beaches on the Costa Smeralda, but there are plenty of those elsewhere on the island too, and for a fraction of the price. Food and wine is just as important here as well – the island is a designated ‘Blue Zone’, a region where
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Corfu has long enticed conquerors and holidaymakers with its intoxicating mix of historical monuments, lush hillsides, blue skies, sand and pebble beaches and calm, azure waters. British and French influences can be seen in Corfu’s atmospheric Old Town – however, it’s obvious that the Venetians, who stayed around for 400 years, exerted the greatest sociocultural
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Beautiful beaches, rolling countryside, soaring mountains and vibrant cities – Britons really are lucky to have so much at their fingertips. Summer is just around the corner, and the many millions of us dreaming of a holiday on home soil this year now have a choice to make. A seaside retreat in Cornwall or Norfolk?
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The north is often associated with wild landscapes and industrial cities, and though the former can be beautiful if breezy, and the latter re-energised with start-ups and a cool arts scene, the region may not be everyone’s first choice for a relaxing spa break. Think again! Spa breaks in the north of England are there
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The sound of lapping waves on the shoreline, huddles of children giggling as they hunt for sea life in the harbour and the smell of fresh seafood in the air – Great Britain is blessed with a vast and beautiful coastline, along which are dotted an abundance of quintessential seaside villages. With summer 2021 set to be
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“Pomskizillious and gromphiberous,” was how Edward Lear described the little Maltese island of Gozo, “because no other words can describe its magnificence”. Malta’s little sister, just a few kilometres away across glittering blue waters, Gozo is 14x7km, dotted with flat topped hills and surrounded by impressive cliffs and pretty bays. It packs a lot into
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Let’s face it: hiring a car adds a serious complication to your holiday. Firstly there’s the stress of hurtling along motorways and creeping up perilous hills on the “wrong” side of the road, in an unfamiliar vehicle. Then that second glass of a zingy albariño is suddenly out of the question. Finally there’s that nagging
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Scholars have flocked to Oxford since the 13th century when the first of its 39 university colleges were established. As you wander down its cobbled backstreets lined with medieval halls and ornate chapels, the weight of academic achievement seems to seep from the walls. History has a very conspicuous presence here, whether you walk in
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