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Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.

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The infinity hot tub at Coniston's spa

Travel review: Enjoy a proper Yorkshire getaway at Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa

​Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and jump into an entirely different world.
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A BA flight lands at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Leeds Bradford Airport dismay as BA reduces Heathrow flights

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has criticised British Airways (BA) after the airline has decided to reduce the number of weekly flights to Heathrow from 20 to 10 in each direction.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Camel trekking is a feature of Sidi Kaouk beach.

Travel: Sample fine food and architecture in this charming African gateway

It’s not just in the geographical sense that Morocco is the gateway to Africa.

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The Sensimar Arona Gran Hotel and Spa, Tenerife.

Travel: Satisfy your need for some sun with new year break to Tenerife

As the nights darken and the air grows crisp, a yearning for the heat of the sun becomes something of a British past time.

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Christmas at the Gendarmenmarkt.

Travel: A sparkling taste of Christmas in Germany’s capital city of contrasts

As the snow began to fall and the sparkling lights glistened on the wooden roofs it was easy to see why thousands of people visit the continent’s Christmas markets each year to add festive sparkle to the seasonal celebrations.
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Glasgow at Christmas

Travel review: Glasgow - a festive city break

Crisp, cold air, bustling streets filled with festive shoppers and the soft twinkle of golden lights lining the city’s Style Mile. Glasgow, a city transformed, is an ideal spot for a Christmas break.

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Sample the delights of fine food and drink in London.

Travel: Food glorious food and luxury living in the capital

London has been on our ‘to do’ list for a while.

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Lancaster House Hotel

TRAVEL: Rolling out the red carpet for a warm welcome at Lancaster House

The red carpet may have been intended for the arrival of the wedding party, but it had nothing on the real warm welcome that greeted us at our weekend retreat.

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Chirk Aqueduct and railway viaduct.

Travel: Peace and quiet reigns in border country where battles once raged

The first clue that we were going to enjoy our stay in the borderlands of rural Shropshire was the discovery of a farm’s cheese vending machine en-route to our self-catering cottage near Ellesmere.
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Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

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The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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Ragdale Hall first opened as a health hydro in 1973

Travel: Science, nature and luxury in Leicestershire

It’s now the last resting place of Richard III, but Leicestershire offers visitors science and nature as well as history, says Steve Bambridge.

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Picturesque views of Boston.

Travel: Boston – home of ball games, seafood and lots of boiled treats!

There are three things that I love about Boston and Massachusetts – the sport, the history and the food.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

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The New York skyline from the dinner cruise

Travel review: Taking my first bite out of the Big Apple

They call it the city that never sleeps.
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A view of the lodges from the lake

Travel review: Finding an oasis of calm in the North Yorkshire countryside

Ducks are incredibly exciting when you are a year old - especially when they are right on your decking, making a pitch for a bit of your apple.
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Suomenlinna.

Travel: Why you should pay Helsinki a visit...

Helsinki’s 18th century sea fortress is built upon six islands – Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari and Långören

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Strolling across the beach to Perranporth.

Travel: Exploring the idyllic hidden gems of the South-West

The sun was out, the surf was up and the scene was set for an unforgettable family holiday packed with action, adventure and the adrenaline rush of the Atlantic Ocean.

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