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Finance, Sponsored, Travel

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Beautiful Mercado de San Miguel – all you need to know about tapas

Europe, Food & Drink

Michael Edwards eats and drinks his way through tapas history...

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Ocean Drive – Chic Madrid meets the Med

Europe, Travel

Staying at Ocean Drive Madrid, Michael Edwards enjoys a central city hotel with beach chic....

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Fantastic Ambience delivers an incredible cruise experience

Cruising, Travel

As Ambience embarks on its debut season for Ambassador Cruise Lines, David Powell reviews for 50connect readers.

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Italy’s Majella National Park – walking wonderful landscapes

Europe, Travel

Laura Whinney explores the glorious landscapes of Italy's Majella National Park....

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Hotel Indigo – memorable stay in Stratford upon Avon

Around The UK, Travel

Staying at the heart of Shakespeare’s Stratford, Michael Edwards investigates the Bard’s legacy. ...

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Discover the perfect escape in 2022 with Parkdean Resorts

Around The UK, Sponsored, Travel

Whether you’re looking to explore the UK’s most beautiful scenery, tick-off bucket list adventures, or simply seeking a moment to unwind, Parkdean Resorts have the ideal break for you.

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Avalon Waterways – Experience the world in relaxed luxury

Travel, Sponsored

Discover the world your way with a luxurious European river cruise with Avalon Waterways....

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Charming Provence – cruising the Camargue

Cruising, Travel

Michael Edwards continues his hotel barge cruise through Provence....

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CroisiEurope’s Charming Provence

Europe, Travel

Sailing on a luxurious hotel barge, Michael Edwards cruises from Arles to Sète.

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De Vere Latimer Estate – The luxury “Spy House” in the Chilterns

Around The UK, Travel

Michael Edwards luxuriously lives the past at the De Vere Latimer Estate in the heart of Buckinghamshire ...

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May Bank Holiday ideas – brilliant days out for all the family

What's on, Around The UK

Look forward to the May Day bank holiday? Here's a round up of days out and about for all the family....

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The Douro valley – a tour of wine enlightenment

Europe

Michael Edwards’ Douro day trip, from Porto, takes in one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions.

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M.Ou.Co. – the ideal base for a melodic tour of captivating Porto

Europe

Michael Edwards discovers that M.Ou.Co reinvents the hotel in the heart of Porto....

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Shakespeare country – Spring fun in the Bard’s birthplace

Around The UK, What's on

With warmer days and no restrictions, we take a look at what's on in Warwickshire. ...

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The Bristol Hotel – a luxurious stopover on thriving harbourside

Around The UK, Travel

Staying at The Bristol Hotel, Michael Edwards discovers Bristol’s thriving waterside.

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3 perfect dog-friendly canal holidays for 2022

Around The UK, Travel

Spring has sprung and travel restrictions vanquished. Find out how dogs go free on these three UK narrowboat holidays....

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Georgian elegance at Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire

Around The UK

Michael Edwards stays at Burnham Beeches Hotel where afternoon tea is a very special ritual....

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Glorious West Sussex coast and country

Around The UK

Staying in Beachcroft Hotel’s Beach Hut Suites at Felpham, Michael Edwards explores West Sussex.

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The Fellows House delivers charm, luxury and history in Cambridge

Around The UK, Travel

Staying at The Fellows House, in Cambridge, Michael Edwards discovers home-from-home comforts...

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Idyllic dog-friendly break at Barrow Hill Barns on the South Downs 

Around The UK, Travel

Michael Edwards visits Barrow Hill Barns, a Premier Cottage, in Hampshire....

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Discover Azulejo tiles and get creative in Lisbon

Europe, Travel

In Portugal’s city of art, Michael Edwards enjoys a hands-on art experience.

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Hotel Halvard: Outstanding Hotel on the Isle of Man

Around The UK, Travel

Valery Collins heads to the Isle of Man and the chic Hotel Halvard for a touch of luxury that makes any holiday special. ...

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Take A Hike in 2022 with HF Holidays. Adventures worth waiting for…

Travel, Sponsored

Whether you're looking for gentle walking, something a little more challenging or a trip that includes sightseeing and wildlife watching,...

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Hotel Britania – Lisbon’s beautiful art deco heritage

Europe • One Comment

Michael Edwards visits historic Lisbon and stays at the beautiful art deco Britania Hotel.

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The beauty of Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum

Around The UK

There’s No Time To Die for Michael Edwards as he explores Beaulieu’s many attractions. ...

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Discover beauty at the cultural heart of Germany

Europe, Travel • 2 Comments

Looking forward to travelling again? Here's a look at some of the oft-overlooked cultural treasures of Germany....

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Broadstairs: The best of British bays and beaches

Around The UK, Travel

Michael Edwards enjoys a short UK beach break at one of the “freshest and freest little places in the world” – Broadstairs in Kent.

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Margate’s rich heritage evolves into cultural renaissance

Around The UK, Travel

Michael Edwards stays at the Kentish coastal town that’s reinventing itself. ...

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A-ROSA Sena – indulgent culinary cruise to the Rhine

Cruising

David Powell looks forward to 2022 and A-ROSA's new European river cruise vessel, A-ROSA Sena....

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Five great English getaways

Travel

Michael Edwards takes a look at five stylish hotels for escapes in 2022

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Abbey Farm – glamping in Norfolk

Around The UK

Michael Edwards discovers chic comfort at Abbey Farm, Alby...

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Jamaica Inn on a stunning misty Bodmin Moor

Around The UK, Travel • 2 Comments

David Powell stops off at Jamaica Inn, the setting for the Daphne Du Maurier classic novel about murderous wreckers, on Bodmin Moor and...

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Cruising the romantic Rhine valley on CroisiEurope’s MS Lafayette

Cruising, Travel

David Powell takes a river cruise onboard one of CroisiEurope’s fabulous river ships …

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Stunning winter escapes at English country hotels

Around The UK

Michael Edwards picks his top 5 English country hotels for a winter getaway....

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Eastbury Hotel – relaxed luxury in a Victorian potting shed

Around The UK, Travel

Michael Edwards visits Eastbury Hotel in Dorset and enjoys the unusual luxury of a stay in a Victorian Garden Potting Shed Suite … ...

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Ignite at Polesden Lacey – an illuminating experience

Around The UK

Michael Edwards follows the spectacular light trail at the National Trust house in the Surrey Hills

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Burleigh Court Hotel: a forager’s delight in the Cotswolds

Around The UK

Staying at Burleigh Court Hotel, near Minchinhampton, Michael Edwards discovers an enlightening country escape and learns how to forage for...

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Beginner’s guide to Dubai – a warm winter safe haven

Travel, World Wide

With a high vaccination rate Dubai is a safe winter haven. Michael Edwards offers a beginner’s guide....

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The Cavendish – ideal Christmas shopping base

Around The UK

Michael Edwards sets The Cavendish, in the swanky St James area of London, as his Christmas shopping base.

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Le Boat tour of the stunning West Highlands

Around The UK

Continuing along the Caledonian Canal, Michael Edwards explores the West Highlands of Scotland....

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Scotland: the magnificent Caledonian Canal

Around The UK, Travel

Michael Edwards calls Telford's engineering masterwork, the Caledonian Canal, home for a week as he sails from Fort William to Inverness on...

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Introducing Princess Cruises: a holiday like no other

Cruising, Sponsored, Travel

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Winerist – enjoying the world of wine

Travel, Food & Drink

Michael Edwards indulges in some blue-sky thinking for days when travel is easier....

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Richard Branson’s new cruise ship Scarlet Lady is dressed to impress

Cruising, Travel

David Powell experiences Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady cruise ship which saw its maiden season disrupted by the pandmenic so swapped the...

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Whittlebury Park: Luxury spa days and sumptuous surroundings

Around The UK

Michael Edwards visits an oasis of leisure in 700 acres of rural splendour.

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Art and culture in Liverpool drive city renaissance

Around The UK

Michael Edwards discovers that Liverpool’s loss of UNESCO World Heritage status hasn't dented the city's post industrial cultural...

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Liverpool city break on a budget -Stay-Zeni apartments

Around The UK

Staying in affordable studio self-catering accommodation, Michael Edwards discovers Liverpool....

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Wynford – a luxurious holiday home in the Lakes

Around The UK

Big group holidays are back. Michael Edwards stays at a stylish house for 12 in Ambleside.

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What it’s like on a Celestyal Cruise right now

Travel, Cruising

Rachel Heller puts Celestyal Cruises' COVID safeguards to the test as she takes a trip around the Aegean....

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Historic luxury – Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Around The UK

Michael Edwards time travels into the past to see how 'new money' built a stately country pile near York ...

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6 expert tips to beat travel anxiety

General Health, Travel

As pandemic restrictions ease many will be hoping to enjoy a deserved holiday but first you have get there and for some travel anxiety is a significant barrier.

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Short break in Valletta as Malta added to the travel green list

Travel, World Wide

Michael Edwards looks at the rich history of Malta and its capital, Valletta. ...

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The Belfry Hotel and Resort, Warwickshire

Around The UK

Michael Edwards stays at The Belfry Hotel and Resort for all the family offering far more than just golf ...

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Comfy campsites – enjoy the great outdoors this summer

Travel

Make the most of the warmer weather and sleep under the stars in style with this guide to the National Trust’s best camping and glamping spots

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The Black Bull at Sedbergh in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

Around The UK • 2 Comments

Michael Edwards visits a traditional coaching inn which has become a gourmet getaway with surprisingly oriental influences....

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Practical bargain break: Citadines Barbican

Around The UK

Michael Edwards takes a short break at Citadines Barbican and discovers that London’s Culture Mile is blissfully quiet...

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Ultimate top 10 literary destinations

Travel

Travel to the places that inspired your favourite authors.

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Luxury at Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Around The UK • One Comment

Michael Edwards is privileged to stay at one of England’s finest country houses in Shakespeare country....

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Happy holiday travel tips

Travel

Don't be caught out by changes to travel rules since the UK left the EU. Here are some essential travel tips to keep all your family happy....

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Rothay Manor – The Lake District

Around The UK

Ambleside boutique hotel’s fine dining chef Dan McGeorge is making headlines: Michael Edwards investigates and tastes.

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The Roseate Reading

Travel, Around The UK

After months of lost living, Michael Edwards catches up at Reading’s five-star oasis of civilisation...

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Blackheath and Greenwich

Around The UK

Blackheath and Greenwich - Michael Edwards visits London’s historic but oft-overlooked green acres on the south bank of the Thames...

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Hampton Manor – the foodie estate

Around The UK

Michael Edwards visits the Warwickshire estate where they are reviving the art of the country house party.

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Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa – a Cheshire escape

Around The UK

From Posh ‘n’ Becks to Margaret Thatcher, many people have enjoyed a tranquil break at Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa. Michael Edwards...

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Roseate House – returning to London

Around The UK

We have missed vibrant London’s life. Michael Edwards recalls a stay at the Grade II listed Roseate House London, last summer. ...

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Chichen Itza: Mexico’s wonder of the world

World Wide

Chichen Itza was one of the most important city-states in pre-Hispanic America and is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico today

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Kendal, Cumbria – best of all worlds

Around The UK

Staycation looks like our best holiday option in 2021. Michael Edward looks at escapes to self-catering apartments in Kendal, Cumbria....

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Serene self-catering at the Cary Arms, Babbacombe, Devon

Around The UK

Short break venues such as the self-catering cottages at Babbacombe Bay are gearing up for guests, Michael Edwards reviews....

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Staffordshire: A country escape

Around The UK

Country walks, superb food and a classic village pub, Michael Edwards enjoys a stay at The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone.

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Highbullen Hotel, North Devon

Around The UK

Rain or shine Highbullen Hotel is an all year-round resort. Michael Edwards indulges in the facilities....

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Llama love in Surrey

Around The UK

Staying in a Shepherds Hut, Michael Edwards goes glamping in Hambledon and treks with llamas through the Surrey Hills...

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All you need to know about TUI River Cruises

Sponsored, Travel

Here’s what to expect from TUI Isla, TUI Maya and TUI Skyla when they launch in spring, including what’s onboard and which routes they’ll be sailing.

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Passau and the three rivers

Europe

Few cities in land-locked Central Europe are almost surrounded by water. Michael Edwards finds that Germany's Passau, with a Dachshund...

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Luxury cruising with Saga Cruises

Cruising

David Powell takes a four-night mini cruise on Saga's new luxury boutique ship, Spirit of Discovery, and enjoys the best of the Normandy...

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A rainforest retreat

World Wide

Ambong Pool Villas overlooks Malaysia’s Andaman Sea and the islands that make-up the Langkawi archipelago. Michael Edwards visits one of the planet’s ecological hotspots.

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Unforgettable Langkawi

World Wide

Langkawi is a dream destination for a honeymoon, second honeymoon or a memorable holiday. Michael Edwards enjoys unforgettable views on an...

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Abu Dhabi’s surprising attraction

World Wide

More Harley Street than Holby City, Abu Dhabi's Falcon Hospital preserves Emirati heritage. Michael Edwards drops in on some frequent...

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Foodie Fez

World Wide

The Fez Cooking School introduces guests to the world of Moroccan flavours. Michael Edwards shops in the medina and makes lunch.

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Devon: Between two moors

Around The UK

Paschoe House is a favourite destination for lovers of food and peaceful country living. Michael Edwards tells the story of a remarkable...

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A weekend in historic Runnymede

Around The UK

Nestled on the banks of the Thames, we run the rule over the spa and leisure facilities at the Runnymede Hotel and Spa to the west of...

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Hartwell House Hotel and Spa

Around The UK

From the Domesday Book to hosting a G7 Finance Ministers Meeting, the elegant Hartwell House has been at the heart of history. Michael Edwards visits what is now a regal hotel, restaurant and spa in the Vale of Aylesbury.

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A whistle stop visit to Prague

Europe

Mars Webb swaps Belfast for old town Prague for a pre-Christmas break that focuses on food and shopping. Quelle surprise!...

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The Danish Riviera

Europe

The Danish Royal family head for the North Zealand coastline as their summer retreat. Michael Edwards goes in search of the Riviera's...

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Bratislava: Europe’s newest capital

Cruising

On the A-ROSA Donna’s Danube Highlights Cruise, Michael Edwards visits Bratislava.

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Port of call: Budapest

Cruising

Michael Edwards continues his sojourn up the Danube as the A-ROSA arrives in the historical Hungarian city, Budapest....

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Vienna’s imperial grandeur

Cruising

The A-ROSA Donna cruises through the Danube's glorious history. Michael Edwards savours the culture and the cuisine....

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Beautiful Seville

Europe

A weekend away with old friends in Seville that I booked ages ago in the January British Airways sale ended up being a foodie extravaganza.

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Albi – so typically French

Europe

Heading south into France's Occitanie region, Michael Edwards discovers a city proud of its heritage. ...

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South coast getaround

Around The UK

A weekend driving the South Downs and Sussex coast makes for a perfect autumn short break. ...

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Finding Fez

World Wide

The Palais Amani majestically sits within Fez’s walled Medina. Michael Edwards discovers Morocco’s second city.

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Red Sea adventure

World Wide

Roll back the years - or take those chances you never took - at Breakers Diving and Surfing Lodge, on Somabay, writes Michael Edwards....

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Amsterdam on foot

Europe

Mars Webb visits Amsterdam and finds a beautiful, eclectic and trendy city full of hidden gems and so many places to explore that she's...

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Country living in Harrogate

Around The UK

Country Living St George brings the pages of the much-loved magazine to life in a stylish hotel. Michael Edwards visits Harrogate to investigate.

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Danish Design

Europe

The Danes have a talent for design. Michael Edwards visits Copenhagen's Absalon Hotel, Uformel Restaurant and cruises the canals to...

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St Andrews, Scotland

Around The UK

There is much more to St Andrews than golf as Michael Edwards discovers on a stay at the Fairmont St Andrews....

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La Bella Vita … luxury cruising from Venice to Mantua

Cruising

David Powell spent a week on the luxury barge La Bella Vita cruising the Italian Renaissance from Venice to Mantua in considerable style!

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Gems of Gozo

Europe

Mars Webb takes a well-earned summer break on the island of Gozo, a beautifully serene Mediterranean escape just 6km north of Malta. ...

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Malmo: Sweden’s third city

Europe

Michael Edwards takes a boat cruise to explore a Swedish City that has reinvented itself....

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An English Country retreat

Around The UK

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa, a beautifully restored 19th century family home, is a classic English retreat. Michael Edwards visits.

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