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Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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Porlock Weir.

Travel review: Moor the merrier in Exmoor

Can’t decide between moorland and coast for your next holiday destination? Are you looking for a place that has castles, family attractions and stunning scenery right on the doorstep?

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


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The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

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The famous standing stones. Picture by Colin Keldie.

Travel review: Orkney, Scotland

Island life is like whisky – an acquired taste. But being real connoisseurs we took on the challenge with gusto as we felt sure we had a vintage on our hands.

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Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg - Russia

Travel review: Best of both worlds

We had almost decided on a city holiday to Sweden and Denmark when we saw a Fred Olsen cruise which included those 2 countries, plus the bonus of Baltic Sea countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia - with St Petersburg as the highlight. The itinerary immediately appealed, and with the help and knowledge from the tour staff, we booked a series of excursions well within our budget, proving to be an invaluable decision.
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Carlisle Castle. Photo courtesy of English Heritage

Travel review: The Lake District

It is amazing how dismissive young children can be of nostalgia. Mention old-fashioned stories and jobs of yester-year and the response (in our household anyway!) is usually – BORING!
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Would you trust this man?

Used car dealers Britain’s least-trusted profession

The British public trust second-hand car sellers even less than bankers and estate agents.
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Kate Middleton

Americans flock to the UK thanks to Kate Middleton and Fish & Chips

As the pound continues to go in the dollars favour 42% of Americans say they are more likely to visit the UK for a holiday, according to new data* from Hotels.com™.

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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Travel review: North East of England

It was the battle of the conservationists. In the red corner English Heritage proudly prepared its frontlines ready for the onslaught of the mighty National Trust limbering up in the purple corner.
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One of the distillery's sills

Review: The Lakes Distillery and Bistro

When the sun is shining fiercely in the Lake District, there are few reasons for wanting to remain indoors. The Lakes Distillery is one.

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The Pheasant

Review: The Pheasant in the Lake District

Hikes up rugged fells for majestic views revered the world over. Most are well-versed in the Lake District’s unrivalled beauty.
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The Red Arrows in Blackpool

Blackpool Airshow: Line-up and timings

Planning on heading to Blackpool to watch the airshow at the weekend?
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Two lanes of M6 closed after crash

Two lanes of M6 closed after crash

Two lanes on the M6 are closed after a motorway crash.

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110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

A cut-price travel firm has gone into administration - putting more than 100,000 holiday bookings with the firm at risk.
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The Hyatt Capita Gate is one of a number of prestigious  hotels hoping to attract visitors to Abu Dhabi.

Capital gains in Abu Dhabi - Julie Marshall on how the city’s tourism is hot on the heels of near neighbours Dubai

Despite being the capital and the second-highest populated city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is some years behind near-neighbour  Dubai with regards to tourism – but  it is going all out to catch up.

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The Giant's Causeway

Travel review: Ballygally, County Antrim

There was certainly a whiff of magic and mystic in the air when we buttoned up our waterproofs and prepared to follow in the footsteps of the mythical giant Finn McCool.

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The rear of the The Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa at night

Travel review: The Lake District and The World of Beatrix Potter

As we stood watching the bunny clock hop, skip and jump its way round to strike the hour – we travelled back over a 100 years to when Beatrix Potter’s first gem was revealed to the world.

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Hotel Edison.

REVIEW: Hotel Edison, New York City

It can be difficult to catch your breath while visiting New York.
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