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My Top 5 Berlin architecture guide

Wow, Berlin’s got a tonne of fantastic buildings! Here’s my self-guided walking tour of Berlin architecture that shows off the city’s eclectic side. There’s a load of glass, brick and render out there … 1. Modern Berlin architecture at the Hauptbahnhof A homage to glass, the multi-storey central train station (Hauptbahnhof) combines style and function and has itself […]

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day trip from York - Beningbrough Hall by bike

Day trip from York: Beningbrough Hall by bike

Beningbrough Hall makes a perfect day trip from York by bike. Here’s how to combine gentle exercise with a Georgian mansion, without ending up in a spin. Cycle Route 65 from York to Beningbrough Hall by bike The route from York to Beningbrough Hall forms part of National Cycle Route 65, which means loads of signposts […]

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York city walls - Micklegate Bar

How to spend a full day walking York city walls

This locals’ guide to York city walls features several hot spots that make this English city so special. Plus: I include some insider tips about the off-wall places you shouldn’t miss. You could walk the 3.4km around York city walls in an hour or so. But, take in sights and the occasional pub en-route, and that hour could […]

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the architecture of Lisbon - azulejo tiles

The architecture of Lisbon through the ages

The architecture of Lisbon has been influenced through history by its rulers, its seafaring exploits and a great big earthquake. Walk through its different neighbourhoods to make your own architectural tour through time. The Moors – Arabic influence Lisbon was under Moorish rule from the 8th-12th centuries. The current Castelo de São Jorge dates from the […]

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