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Warriors, cathedrals and carnivals: Spain’s best smaller cities, chosen by readers

Winning tip: Seductive SalamancaI stopped in Salamanca for lunch when driving from Madrid to Lisbon and ended up staying there for a week, caught...

Eccentric poets, exotic flora and wild seas: a car-free break on the Llŷn peninsula

Llywelyn the Great built the huge gatehouse of Criccieth Castle on the coast of north-west Wales in the 13th century. Owain Glyndŵr burned it...

20 of the best autumn escapes around the UK

Harvest twist at Blenheim Palace, OxfordshireThe traditional harvest jamboree is given a modern twist in Blenheim Palace’s walled garden this year, with an autumn...

On holiday in southern France chez Le Corbusier

I wish I had a beach hut like Le Corbusier’s. A perfect place to self-isolate on the French Riviera’s wildest stretch of coastline.The Swiss-born...

Dead tasty: English history festival revives tradition of graveside picnics

Lavish picnics and family feasts might not be the first things that come to mind when you think “cemetery”, but from Pagans holding silent...

Volcanoes, gelato and canals: Italy’s great small cities chosen by readers

Winning tip: Happy wanderer in PugliaA little piece of my soul was left in Polignano a Mare, a beautiful slice of real Italian life...

County Down, and around: a car-free trip to Bangor, Northern Ireland

The board wobbles again. I drop back into a kneeling position and shake my head ruefully at Adam, the instructor. Even standing up from...

Molise, Italy – the answer to your holiday dreams

Feel like your perfect holiday destination doesn’t exist? It’s a growing problem, with pre-pandemic issues about overtourism mixing with post-Covid wariness of cities and...

20 great autumn breaks across France: a season of great tastes

SOUTHStreet market, Biarritz, Basque CountryBargain hunters will love the Braderie in Biarritz, a twice-yearly event that sees the town’s shops set out stalls on...
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A happy baby on a train: Dina Alfasi’s best phone picture

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Canada, China and US were all doomed to lose in Meng Wanzhou’s case

The deal allowing Meng Wanzhou to return home to China nearly three years after her arrest will come as a relief to all the...

How one family turned a derelict garage into a home

Melanie Schubert and partner Paolo Vimercati didn’t set out to buy a derelict double garage when they were looking for a new home. In...

Blind date: ‘The screaming babies on the next table weren’t exactly mood-matching’

Philip on TomWhat were you hoping for? A date story I could tell my friends that didn’t end in complete disaster or me finding...