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Saltdean Lido reopens in Brighton

After local volunteers led a campaign to raise £3m and restore the pool to its 1930s glory, the lido reopened on Saturday under a fittingly bright blue skyMore photos from the reopening In 1936, Sir Josiah Stamp, then Governor of the Bank of England, made a speech at the opening of the Morecambe open air […]

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France road trip: Lyon to Nice

This two-week route through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes takes in gorgeous farmhouse stays, camping and kayaking, lavender fields and finally the Med• See the La Rochelle-Cognac, and Perpignan and the Spanish border trips The capital of French gastronomy and birthplace of cinema, Bateaux Mouches and Jean-Michel Jarre, plus the confluence of two rivers, […]

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France road trip: Perpignan, Cathar castles and the Spanish border

This spectacular two-week journey boasts Pyrenean peaks, hot springs, freshwater swimming and plenty of Spanish influence. Plus great food, of course• See the La Rochelle-Cognac and Lyon-Nice trips Perpignan is the most Spanish of French cities. With its ginger-pink facades, lines of palm trees and packed fiesta calendar, it’s an attractive, passionate city, ideal for […]

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Top 10 forgotten British beauty spots

From crumbling ruins to holy wells and butterfly-filled forests, some of the country’s loveliest spots have been all but forgotten. Our experts name their favourites I found the fairytale tower of Dolbadarn Castle near Llanberis quite by chance as I climbed the hills behind the Dinorwic slate museum. Halfway up the steep slope, in search […]