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The best beaches in Portugal: readers’ travel tips

Profitable tip: Praia da Adraga, Sintra, close to Lisbon It is price making the 12km journey from Sintra to mainland Europe’s most westerly sands to see the Atlantic breakers rolling in over Adraga seashore. It’s nice for browsing and watching sunsets – that are even higher considered whereas sampling recent clams in white wine at […]

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Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

Wild swimming, Pembrokeshire The sea is not warm over Easter (just 9-10C), but sunshine and warm air make a difference, tempting swimmers to strip for a quick dash and splash. I love Wales for a spring break. Trefalen Farm campsite at Bosherston in Pembrokeshire is basic but perfectly situated – who needs a shower block […]

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City breaks with kids: Nantes

I’m bored Not any more … Nantes is a wonderland for kids and parents. The city, on the river Loire, has seen a cultural reinvention in the past 10 years and there’s easily enough to do to fill a week – or a few days en route south, as my family and I tend to […]

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50 great summer holiday activities for families in the UK

ALL SUMMER Polar fun, Edinburgh Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh is keeping cool this summer with lots of polar-themed activities, including family science shows on the Arctic and Antarctic, icy experiments, and craft sessions where kids can make their own penguin, walrus or polar bear.• Until 28 August, £15 adults, £9.50 children, dynamicearth.co.uk Wizarding wardrobes, Hertfordshire […]

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The 50 best beaches in the world

BEST FOR WOW FACTOR 1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island (in an archipelago of 115). Huge, weathered granite boulders bookend the shore, and there are nearby […]

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The alt city guide to Glasgow

Richard McMaster, keyboard player in the Glasgow band Golden Teacher, is trying to explain why the city’s underground tends to shun media attention. “Scenes get hyped-up and go wrong but, because there’s no media here the way there is in London, things happen slowly and organically. There’s a community in Glasgow doing things for the […]

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Spain road trip: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Madrid is a dynamic city, full of gastronomic pleasures, late nights, art and music. In recent years it has added important art galleries and avant-garde restaurants – without losing its soul. It has the same rustic tavernas and unfussy bars that writers such as Ernest Hemingway fell in love with in the 1920s. Madrid to […]

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