Travel Feature Articles - Page 55

Cardiff has become one of the UK's most vibrant cities. With beautiful architecture, a buzzing nightlife and sports-mad inhabitants, Cardiff is the perfect base to explore the charms of South Wales.

From deserted craggy coves to family favourites, we reveal our ultimate seaside selection for the best beaches to be found along Britain's stretches of award-winning coastline.

St Petersburg is a beguiling mix of palace-lined waterways and crumbling houses. With quaint canals, great restaurants and culture, it's easy to see why it's dubbed the ‘Venice of the North'.

Have a great city, beach or career break on a budget without lowering yourself to stag-infested city centres, Brit-packed beaches or over-tramped backpacker trails.

Sicily's largest city and a cultural rival to Rome or Florence, Palermo offers several different types of holiday in one.

With a coastline that stretches thousands of kilometres, more than 1,000 offshore islands and the varied charms of destinations like Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of this summer's top getaways.

Take a slug of port, grab a squeaky rubber hammer and join the riverside mayhem in northern Portugal's most charismatic city, which celebrates its unique St John's Festival in June.

Films have always brought every corner of the world to the screen and now travellers are eager to see the sets for themselves.

The azure coast is just that - France's southern seaside lapped by the turquoise waters of the warm Mediterranean. The brash bustle of the tourist centres doesn't float everyone's luxury boat, but a more relaxed French holiday can easily be had.

Boasting a string of more than 13,000 sun-soaked isles stretching from Malaysia to Australia, Indonesia is an island hopper's paradise.

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