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Do the Roaring Twenties signal the end of the Whimpering Teens? I couldn’t help wondering, listening to the robust grumbles of disapproval over tomato soup for dinner at a luxury detox weekend in Upminster. Glass House, a recently opened white-cubed retreat, jutting from isolated Essex green fields, takes its low-carb vegan food philosophy seriously. However,
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To celebrate Burns Night, Gavin Bell reveals a selection of the Scottish bard’s famous haunts It’s just an old cobblestone bridge spanning a pretty stream, but every year thousands of visitors come to see Ayrshire’s Brig o’ Doon, imagining a terror-stricken farmer and his horse fleeing across it, pursued by screaming banshees. This wondrous vision was
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More insider guides for planning a trip to Paris 48 hours Hotels Attractions Restaurants Free Nightlife The problem visitors to Paris have is there is just too much to do, from its world-class museums to utterly staggering art galleries. Here is Telegraph destination expert Hannah Meltzer’s guide to the very best experiences in the city,
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More insider guides for planning a trip to Sydney 48 hours Hotels Attractions Restaurants Bars Beaches There’s no denying that Sydney is a beach town. From the still waters of the genteel harbour beaches to the rougher surf of coastal beaches like Maroubra, the warmer months are spent stripping off, creaming up and diving in.
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You really can’t overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. First, there’s the in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in greens and delicate florals. Then there’s the pristine white beaches lapped by – it must be said – a chilly Atlantic, their curves defined by
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The worst hotels I’ve ever stayed in are different from the hotels that can be categorised as merely “bad”. To be awarded the accolade of “worst” there has to be an extra-special level of nonchalant awfulness that goes above and beyond your common-or-garden terrible. It’s not simply a matter of sub-par service or fusty rooms
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Contrived. That’s the first word that bubbles into my mind about this spanking new luxury hotel just off Whitehall. It’s not the only word – there are others more flattering, but it’s one I associate with so many new places these days. Springing up from nowhere, appropriating buildings that were never intended as places of hospitality,
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