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A weekend in… Frankfurt


The birthplace of Goethe and Anne Frank, Frankfurt is a lively German city where history and tradition rubs shoulders with towering skyscrapers, as Gilly Pickup discovers…

A weekend in…Chania

Chania harbour in Crete, Greece

Chania’s reputation as the most beautiful city in Crete is richly deserved and its history goes back over 7,000 years. The architecture of the atmospheric Old Town is mainly Venetian and Turkish, reflecting long periods of occupation, but its flavour today is definitely Greek.

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Hot spot: The Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie is a member of Great Hotels of the World Premium Collection

‘The biggest hotel rooms in Brussels’ – this is the boast on the posters in the lift at the four-star Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in the Belgian capital. European capitals are notorious for the small size of hotel rooms and I have stayed in at least five different hotels in Brussels over the years and never seen a large room. Until now.

Hot spot: Careys Manor & SenSpa, New Forest

Careys Manor is located in the heart of The New Forest

There’s nothing quite like a spa break to escape the stresses of daily life and recharge your batteries and Careys Manor & SenSpa, nestled in the quaint village of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, proved to be just the ticket.

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