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Six of Ireland’s best traditional pubs
The classic Irish bar, whose hallmarks evoke the qualities of an earlier era, has been in steady decline – but recently its future has started to look a little brighter

Vic O'Sullivan

16, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Where tourists seldom tread, part 4: five UK towns with hidden histories
Heritage is as good an excuse as any to enjoy a pie and a pint. Here are more excellent reasons to visit places that rarely feature in the guidebooks

Chris Moss

15, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Tourism can offer us hope’: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s staggering scenery and beautiful towns
With its wild horses, varied activities and rich history, the small Balkan country embraces a bright new future of sustainable travel

Jane Dunford

25, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘We’re like an island’: inside Florence’s secret neighbourhood
Only minutes from the centre of one of Italy’s most visited cities, the Sant’Ambrogio district has managed to stay under the tourist radar. Locals in market square tell us what makes it so special

John Brunton

03, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: a steam-hauled climb through Germany’s Harz mountains
Our slow travel expert explores villages and forests on a narrow gauge line that terminates at the top of the Brocken, northern Germany’s highest peak

Nicky Gardner

01, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Everyone comments’: the benign neglect of New England’s beloved bridges
Travellers still stop to take photos of the ironbark bridges in the New England, but locals are yet to see a plan for these century-old relics of the railway boom

Michael Burge

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘A marvellous spot to give into temptation’: readers’ favourite literary bars, pubs and cafes
From Robinson Crusoe to Faust and Cider with Rosie, our tipsters enjoy a tipple with literary leanings. Scroll down for the winner

Guardian readers

01, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Five great car-free breaks around the UK
Getaways without a car cut leisure emissions but also mean new freedom to explore coasts, towns and almost 2,000 years of history

Phoebe Taplin

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Where tourists seldom tread, part 3: five towns with hidden histories
This trail through our industrial ghostly past includes a haunted motorway and old dye works repurposed as cute cottages

Chris Moss

10, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Witch hunt: a Halloween trail through Scotland’s haunty past
Combining hard-hitting history and hands-on adventures, a new trail reveals stories of sorcery and the healing powers of nature

Rachel Dixon

31, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A canal walk to a great pub: the Aqueduct Inn, Llangollen, Wales
It’s not on every walk you see boats float across the sky. The Pontcysyllte aqueduct, and the detour along Offa’s Dyke Path, are worth pondering over a fine pint

Kevin Rushby

28, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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On the Blueway to Tipperary: nature and history on Ireland’s new kayaking routes
Adding to the country’s network of traffic-free greenways, three new trails encourage paddleboarders and kayakers to explore by river, canal and lake

Yvonne Gordon

26, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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