Weekend breaks

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A local’s guide to Bologna: from belt-busting pasta to craft cocktails
Lonely Planet writer Kevin Raub offers a tour of the Italian city, taking in parks, museums dedicated to local heroes and artisinal bakeries

Kevin Raub

16, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Foraged feasts and BFG footprints: my car-free break in the Chilterns
New bus routes make it easier to explore the rural idyll that inspired Milton, Roald Dahl and David Bowie. Last autumn our author immersed herself in the woods and fare of Buckinghamshire

Phoebe Taplin

13, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Historic towns linked by a Severn ramble: my car-free break in Shropshire
A train to Bridgnorth, then buses and walking boots open up the delights of this rural corner – including a clock that goes backwards

Phoebe Taplin

07, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Blooming marvels: where to find 10 of Britain’s best snowdrop displays
Seek out these welcome harbingers of brighter days, from a 20th-century Cornish garden to a 700-year-old Norfolk priory – plus cosy places to stay nearby

Sarah Turner

02, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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On holiday with the ghosts of my Cornish ancestors
Like thousands of us, this writer delved into her family ancestry in lockdown –and her discoveries led to a living history getaway

Sally Howard

30, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Husky sledding, skiing and walking with wolves: 10 winter adventures to try around Britain
Icy dips, snow shoeing and the northern lights are also among our pick of fabulously frosty experiences

Annabelle Thorpe

26, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Sheffield: from magnificent gardens to the best bakery around
The florist and author walks us through her best-loved spots, including historic glasshouses and wildlife havens on the city’s edge

Anna Potter

04, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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I was a schoolboy chef at Birmingham’s Grand Hotel | review
Four decades after taking a part-time job in the city’s top hotel, our reviewer checks out its newly restored incarnation – and finds it as eye-popping as ever

Gavin McOwan

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Turin: five great things to do
Slow food expert Silvia Ceriani celebrates the industrial past and sustainable future of ‘Italy’s Detroit’, with gourmet markets, grand palazzos and kitsch cocktail bars

Interview by John Brunton

20, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Tiger Inn, East Sussex
Stroll over the Seven Sisters cliffs, then refuel in a quintessential English pub on a pretty village green

Mike Unwin

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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From Plymouth to Edinburgh: a walker’s guide to six British cities
Swap identikit high streets for the pedestrian thrill of discovery and drifting in these six flâneur-friendly cities

Chris Moss

15, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Pheasant, Wellington, Shropshire
Hike up mini-mountain the Wrekin for eye-popping views, then enjoy a pint in an honest, old-school inn

Chris Moss

12, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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