Scotland has been voted the world’s most beautiful country – here’s why

If the blue (if chilly) waters of Calgary Bay don’t charm you, perhaps the delicious dread of Glencoe will. As Scotland tops a poll as the most stunning place on the planet, a local suggests the sights for which eyes were invented A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt across […]

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20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands – and a little exploration is all that is needed to take you to some lesser-known gems. Here are 20 of our favourites.All accommodation prices are for a double room […]

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Bordeaux’s free holiday cabins: basic but still beautiful

 Bordeaux holidays Free world Bordeaux’s free holiday cabins: basic but still beautiful Dotted around Bordeaux, Les Refuges Périurbains are architect-designed shelters that cost nothing to stay in – though don’t expect hot tubs or minibars A giant Mr Whippy ice-cream is floating on the edge of a lake. A slender water tower rears out of […]

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A local’s guide to Trieste: 10 top tips

The Italian port city has blossomed from being a frontier post at the edge of the Balkans into vibrant cultural hub – with excellent seafood Trieste’s Barcolana regatta – in pictures Discovering Trieste also means discovering The Carso, a steep limestone plateau that follows the Gulf of Trieste and the Slovenia border, is perfect for […]

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