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10 Great British weekend break ideas

Although I love travelling the world, there’s no place like home, and I’ve been trying to get out and explore as much of my own country as I do others. For a small place, Britain really packs a lot…

Alternative things to do in Edinburgh
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Alternative things to do in Edinburgh

Overflowing with fantastic history, views, music and culture, Edinburgh is quite rightly one of Europe’s most popular city breaks. But what if you’ve visited the Castle, listened to the bagpipers on the Royal Mile, been whisky tasting and rubbed…

Edinburgh on a budget
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Visiting Edinburgh on a budget

The Scottish capital might be best known for its August festivals and Hogmanay parties, but Edinburgh’s got a whole lot to offer at any time of the year. There’s the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town with its cobbled streets,…

The Motel One Edinburgh Royal reviewed
Reviewed

A budget city stay at the Motel One Edinburgh Royal

Normally when I’m on a city break I don’t spend much time in my hotel, and all I really need is somewhere clean, comfortable and central to sleep. I’ve tried the big brands – Premier Inn, Ibis, Tune Hotels,…

A weekend in Glasgow
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A weekend in Glasgow

It’s might sometimes be overshadowed by its famous neighbour Edinburgh, but where Edinburgh is tourist central, Glasgow has a grittier, more creative edge. This former industrial powerhouse has transformed itself into a city of culture. UNESCO City of Music,…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow
Travel tales

A tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow

One of the city’s most famous sons, you can’t go far in Glasgow without coming across the Art Nouveau style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Born in Glasgow in 1868, Mackintosh trained as an architect while studying art and design…