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The issue of ‘overtourism’ has never been more acute. Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Mallorca and Dubrovnik have all seen protests against foreign visitors in recent years. But escaping the crowds, and so helping to relieve the pressure from Europe’s city centres, isn’t hard. Here we outline the closest national park to the continent’s most oversubscribed corners. Escape
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Berlin has become one of the most stimulating creative and cultural centres in Europe, a place not just for hedonists, hipsters and history buffs alike, but also for families (thanks to a wealth of green spaces and family-friendly infrastructure) and luxury travellers who seek five-star hotels, Michelin-starred dining spots and indulgent spas. High-end hotels here
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There was welcome news for the Isle of Man tourist board earlier this year, when figures revealed an increase in annual arrivals: from 305,800 in 2017 to 308,263 in 2018. But this figure remains way down on the 20th century heyday of the self-governing British Crown dependency.  Furthermore, the Isle of Wight welcomes a remarkable
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Rome is a city that combines the intimacy and human scale of a village with the cultural draws of a historic, art-laden European metropolis. Classical ruins and early Christian places of worship stand next to – or sometimes lie beneath – Renaissance palazzi and Baroque fountains. But there are also great neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops
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