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  • How to adventure responsibly in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    How to adventure responsibly in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    May 12th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    During a wet weekend in Wales, Lottie Gross is bowled over by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s natural beauty and learns how to enjoy this coastline’s many adventures in a responsible and sustainable way. The rain is like a thousand tiny pins attacking my face with brute force. There’s a small stream making its way down my... Read more »

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  • Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    May 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The Landmark Trust have been restoring buildings for almost fifty years and now have nearly 200 buildings in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, France and Italy. Here are some of our favourite unusual places to stay by the Landmark Trust: Clavell Tower, Wareham, England Pin Rescued from the edge of a crumbling cliff along... Read more »

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  • What the WWI centenary means for Sarajevo

    What the WWI centenary means for Sarajevo

    May 9th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    With the WWI centenary coming up, Jonathan Bousfield looks at what it means for Sarajevo, the city where it all began 100 years ago. With its fantasy-novel-meets-fairytale skyline of church belfries and minarets, the Bosnia-Herzegovinian capital of Sarajevo is the perfect place for a romantic long-weekend break. Or at least that’s what Archduke Franz Ferdinand... Read more »

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  • Around the world in twenty artworks

    Around the world in twenty artworks

    May 9th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • How to escape from London on a bike

    How to escape from London on a bike

    May 7th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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    London is a cyclist’s nightmare, so they say. Bus drivers cackle as they deliberately squeeze commuters onto the pavement, pedestrians wander into busy roads with complete disregard for silent pedallers, and what about the smoggy, toxic city air? There’s no doubt that cycling in the heart of London can be a bit of a slog, but there’s still... Read more »

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  • Visiting Vlad the Impaler, Romania

    Visiting Vlad the Impaler, Romania

    May 6th, 2014John Malathronas
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    The whereabouts of Dracula’s grave is a contentious issue; two monasteries in Romania are fighting for the title of the resting place of Vlad the Impaler – but which one has the strongest argument? John Malathronas goes to Snagov monastery to find out. “You need four people for an impalement,” says my guide, Gabriel, in taciturn... Read more »

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  • Exploring Slovenia in the spring

    Exploring Slovenia in the spring

    May 6th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The famous poet and author of the Slovene national anthem France Prešeren once wrote this about the famous Lake Bled: “No, Carniola has no prettier sceneThan this, resembling paradise serene.” But after five days, over 400km, countless wine tastings and an ungodly amount of food, I have concluded that he was wrong. During my short... Read more »

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  • 21 gorgeous pictures of Wales

    21 gorgeous pictures of Wales

    May 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Ten great things to do in the Cotswolds

    Ten great things to do in the Cotswolds

    April 29th, 2014Jamie Fullerton
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    Characterised by rolling views of green countryside and English pubs, hotels and shops, a trip to the Cotswolds shows off a delightfully relaxed side of Britain. It’s the perfect place to simmer down the pace of life and get close to nature, but it’s not just bracing country walks on offer. From kid-friendly farm centres... Read more »

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  • The best of London’s breweries

    The best of London’s breweries

    April 28th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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    Until recently I knew relatively little about beer. I assumed that crystal malt had something to do with Breaking Bad. I was blissfully unaware (vegetarians, look away) that fish bladders are used in the beer filtration process at most breweries. And I had absolutely no idea that Gordon Brown had been hailed as the “patron... Read more »

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  • The best wine bars in London

    The best wine bars in London

    April 25th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    It’s an exciting time for wine lovers in London. Drinking culture in the capital has shifted: wine has become cool.  Gone are the days of directory-sized wine lists, haughty sommeliers and fusty cellars, the new breed of London wine bar is laidback, stripped down and unpretentious. Young Londoners are popping corks with abandon. “Events such as... Read more »

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