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San Gimignano: tall towers and heavenly wine

  We arrived in Tuscany late one night, much too late to see anything. But early next morning, at the patio breakfast table of our cosy farmhouse inn, Cat, my youngest, pointed to some towers on a hill in the distance. This, we were told, was San Gimignano. The towers looked elusive and mysterious and [...]

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Atlantic Canada: Lively Lunenburg

The small town of Lunenburg in coastal Nova Scotia is bright, colourful, lively and lovely. And of special value to the common heritage of humanity. Old Town Lunenburg was added to the World Heritage list in 1995 as the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Or, as UNESCO puts [...]

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Best free London attractions and activities for summer

Free London attractions this summer include parks, British Museum, Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, V&A Museum of Childhood and the Science Museum

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"Vikar" graffiti on wall in Torshavn, Faroes

Faroe Islands: Sagas, sushi and street art

Sagas abound in the Faroe Islands. Perhaps surprisingly, these Viking isles also have a fabulous sushi restaurant and lively street art.

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Land’s End – a photo essay

This week’s edition of Cornwall Sunday takes us to the westernmost point on the British mainland: Land’s End – or Penn an Wlas in Cornish.

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Looe and Polperro: two Cornish villages

Along the Cornish coast are Looe and Polperro. Once shipping, fishing and piracy ports, today they are just two enchanting little villages.

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Tintagel – or King Arthur, part I

Tintagel is a fascinating place to explore, a ruin on top of steep cliffs, on two sides of a rocky isthmus facing the forceful Celtic Sea.

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