Weekend breaks

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Favourite festival sold out? Here are the best alternatives
After two long years, festivals are back – but tickets are in short supply. Here are some options if you’ve missed out, featuring rave-jazz parties, fairground rides and organic psychedelia

Kitty Empire, Kathryn Bromwich and Jude Rogers

17, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Aarhus: live music, beautiful parks and Nordic street vibe
With superb food, a buzzing music scene, beaches and beautiful green spaces, Denmark’s second city is perfect for a lively break, says nightclub owner Amira Gluhic

Interview by Gemma Bowes

03, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Children of the stones: family fun in Avebury, Wiltshire
Speckled piglets, yoga classes, stone circles and woodland camps to build… Avebury is a delight for adults and kids alike

Nazia Parveen

30, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Brussels, Belgium’s relaxed, moules-and-frites flavoured capital
Pierre Kompany, Belgium’s first black mayor, leads the way to the city’s best bars, food and a sporting landmark honouring his footballing son Vincent

Interview by Daniel Boffey

20, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Arrecife, Lanzarote: volcanoes, sunsets and seafood
Hotelier María Álava guides us around her home town, with its cool shops and seaside restaurants, and the volcanic crater at the heart of the island

Isabella Noble

13, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Angoulême, France’s cobbled-streeted comic book capital
Film-maker Isabelle Fougère on the best restaurants, festivals, murals and waterfronts in this artistic French town

Interview by John Brunton

06, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The inn crowd: 10 of the UK’s best renovated foodie pubs with rooms
With spruced-up interiors and innovative menus, these revamped country inns tick all the boxes for cosiness and culinary class

Rachel Dixon

15, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Pack Horse, Hayfield, Peak District
Following in the footsteps of the mass trespassers who battled their way up Kinder Scout in 1932 – then raising a pint to them in the friendly local

Kevin Rushby

11, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Ram Inn, Firle, South Downs
An ancient inn is the launch pad for a bucolic stroll that exudes even more mystery under a full moon

David Bramwell

28, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Brighton: the best galleries, museums, restaurants and pubs
Our writer swerves the tourists and shares her tips on the independent food and art scene, shopping and nights on the tiles

Ellie Seymour

23, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: Sculthorpe Mill, Norfolk
Wander through weeping willows on the Wensum then tuck into gamekeeper’s pie and ‘beers that belong’ at a beautifully restored watermill

Liz Boulter

21, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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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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