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Normandy chateau available to rent

Normandy chateau available to rent

A magnificent Normandy chateau dating from 1650 is launching this spring as an exclusive-use self-catering retreat. Located near the town of St Lo, Château de L’Angotière is the idea spot to enjoy a break with friends or celebrate a special  anniversary...

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Zanzibar, the island that adds spice to a special holiday

by JANE SLADE My husband had disappeared beneath the waves for such a long time I feared he would not come up again. Finally he emerged, whipped off his snorkel and mask and spluttered. “I have never seen such fabulous fish,” and dived below again. A...

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Walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees

You don’t have to travel far to discover a breath-taking region you can explore at your own pace on two feet or two wheels. For those seeking fresh air, magnificent scenery and somewhere off the beaten track should take a look at what a new tour operator...

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Trekking in Nepal with a guide in his 70s

It's never too late to follow your dreams, says JANE SLADE, even if they take you to the highest mountains in the world Laughing mischievously as he disappeared down a narrow muddy path into what seemed impenetrable jungle, our guide shouted: “I hope this...

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Hotel Review: the Swan at Hay-on-Wye

KIT SALISBURY travelled from the USA to visit a town she had only read about, and discovered that it boasts a newly-refurbished four-star hotel Nestled in the verdant Welsh Marches between Wales and Herefordshire, Hay-on-Wye offers everything this traveller could...

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Discover your voice on a singing holiday

It takes someone rather special to turn a small group of mature women who have never sung together before into a respectable a capella group, says JANE SLADE after experiencing a singing holiday in Salzburg This wasn’t a typical Run By Singers holiday. In...

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Walk in Wordsworth’s footsteps – among the bluebells

THERE is very little written about Dorothy Wordsworth but one boutique hotel in Somerset is doing its celebrating the sister of the romantic poet The Bower Inn near the market town of Bridgwater is offering guests details of Dorothy’s walks in the Quantocks when she...

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Holidays designed for solo travellers

Make 2017 the year you plan to travel more, take a leap of faith and discover exciting new destinations. We select six top destinations for you to consider, travelling with solo-specialists One TravellerBudapestBest for: First time single travellersFor...

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Experience Catalonia on two-wheels

  LOUISE MIDGLEY explores one of Spain's best kept secrets by bicycle There’s a memorable scene in the award-winning film ‘A Room with a View’ where the young, free-spirited, George, can be heard singing his creed as he hangs precariously from the gnarled branches of...

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Enjoy a winter break in Bavaria

JANE SLADE discovers a little known beauty spot with a dark history not far from Salzburg in the Bavarian Alps Every year the little German village of Rhupolding is invaded by 500 young British servicemen who take part in an exercise to test their skiing and shooting...

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