Your ultimate guide to things to do in Europe
The coastal capital has always been one of Europe’s most beautiful walled cities, full of interesting winding streets and Baroque mansions, yet Mdina, further north, is even more fairytale, with its high bastions and moat.
The United Kingdom – made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - is a varied, fascinating country. You’ll find different dialects, celtic languages and unique communities, traditions, myths and legends.
Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty – its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs – and while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna.
At first glance Reading isn’t a cultural icon; if you spent your teenage years in its vicinity you might still consider the Oracle shopping centre to be the Home Counties equivalent of The Dubai Mall.
Manchester might be well-established as a haven of nightlife, from its rich musical heritage to its modern clubbing meccas. But if you want to head out for an altogether more civilised excursion, then it’s also got heaps of places, from the cute to the cash-splashing, to treat yourself to the ultimate in decadent eating: high tea.
If the city of Oxford is known for anything, it’s providing an education that’s second to none. But you don’t need three years and a student loan to leave Oxford feeling like you’ve learned a thing or two.
If you're travelling from further afield, Newcastle might not be top of your list as a city to visit. But those in the know are already familiar with the idea of Newcastle as one of Britain's best cities.
From delicious dive bars and brilliant boozers to chic cocktail bars with pricey drops and panoramic views, this city has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy.
Then Liverpool's got more picture perfect afternoon tea venues than you can shake a mop-top haircut at. So if you love them (yeah, yeah, yeah), then here's 11 spots guaranteed to send you all in a spin.
Well-known and long-respected for its thriving independent arts and music scene, Liverpool has more recently expanded its museums offer.
Fine-dining establishments wrestle each other for space here, but you can still find plenty of less expensive and more relaxed places to dine.
Like Margate, Southend is attracting a wave of young families and creative types – and an ascendant food scene reflects this fresh demographic.
Budapest’s food scene is a tasty metaphor for the city itself; hearty, haphazard and sprinkled with plenty of surprises. Spiced sausages (kolbasz) and seared duck-breast (kacsamell) are key features on the city’s food scene, which is comprised of wallet-friendly Michelin-starred restaurants, open-air eateries and cosy cafés.
Beer, wurst, and lots of both – when people think of Germany’s cuisine, that’s often what comes to mind. But there is so much more to discover: German cuisine has always been very diverse and influenced by both, neighbouring countries as well as migrants settling in the country.
On any given visit you'll be sure to find a huge variety of quality bars, swanky restaurants and bistros, as well as innovative food markets, delis and bakeries.
Sure, this French city’s most famous for the age-old Niçoise salad and pan bagnats (basically a Niçoise salad in a bread roll) but young chefs are giving Nice’s local restaurant scene a gastronomic kick in a creative direction.
From seasoned stalwarts never falling out of fashion to tasty newcomers doing bold new things in the kitchen.
Salivate over the best restaurants in Paris, from the long-reigning kings of the foodie scene, to the sparky newbies.
Our pick of the 50 best restaurants in Barcelona to sample the tastiest dishes from the city's creative chefs.
Take a look at our list of the best Lisbon restaurants, from the finest seafood restaurants to the city’s top tapas bars.
Whether you’re after a splash of luxury or a touch of tradition, you’ll find it at one of the best hotels in Sorrento.
As with lots of European islands, Sardinia offers a beguiling range of holidays and itineraries. There are plenty of accommodation options on the island too.
We’ve searched Santorini for secluded hideaways, laidback villas and luxury boltholes with views that will blow your mind and allow you to unplug far from the madding crowd.
We’ve combed Rhodes to bring you a carefully edited selection of hotels, from boutique bolt-holes in the shadow of Lindos’ acropolis to seriously stylish sea-facing spa resorts.
Mykonos is often dubbed the ‘Greek Ibiza’ because of its chilled-out vibe and party-loving soul, but, frankly, why would you want to imagine yourself anywhere else?
Boutique hotels have been popping up around Valletta at an ever-increasing rate over the past few years, as dilapidated palazzos are one by one restored to their Baroque glory.
Madeira’s hotel scene reflects the many facets of the island, from sleek contemporary ocean-facing beauties to old-school old town spots set in, yep, old schools.
Much like the city itself, Krakow’s accommodation shows off an absorbing history and culture, with hotels and guesthouses set in alluring and sometimes unexpected places.
France offers its guests a dizzying range of accommodation – everything from Alpine lodges and seaside hideaways to chic city hotels and countryside chateaux.
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