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Cadiz coast highlights: readers’ travel tips

The Costa de la Luz, or “Coast of Light”, in southern Spain, is a spectacular spot for water sports, wildlife and windswept beaches. We want to hear your insider’s travel tips on things to do on the Cadiz coast, from the perfect isolated stretch of sand to the tastiest fish restaurant, homeliest B&B or an

Caminito del Rey, Spain: one of the worlds scariest hikes to reopen

The Caminito del Rey, one of the world scariest hikes, is reopening to the public early next year. It is currently illegal to walk along the dangerously dilapidated path, which skirts the Guadalhorce river gorge near El Chorro in southern Spain – although that hasn’t stopped daredevil climbers. [embedded content] Here is the lowdown on

The cliff men of St Kilda, Scotland: a community that survived by catching puffins with fishing rods video

Kevin Rushby joins Captain Rob Barlow of the Elizabeth G on a journey from Tobermory on Mull to the mist-shrouded island of St Kilda, 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. Abandoned in 1930, St Kilda was home to a singular community that survived on fish and sea-birds captured by hand from the precipitous cliffs

Eyewitness: Caithness, Scotland

Eyewitness: Caithness, Scotland | Travel | The Guardian Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series The Guardian, Sunday 14 September 2014 The northern lights over Caithness. Such displays – not usually seen so far south – are caused by solar explosions Photograph: Maciej Winiarczyk/ Hot topics ; This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service –

Jane Austen Festival breaks record for Regency costume gathering

“One cannot have too large a party,” writes Jane Austen in Emma. So we assume she would have approved of this gathering held last weekend at a festival in her honour, which broke the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costume. A total of 550 men, women and children squeezed

10 of the best stylish hostels for autumn and winter sun

Jack Sprat Shack, Treasure Bay, Jamaica On an island better known for all-inclusive resorts than cool independent hotels, the Jack Sprat Shack, opening in late October, is a departure from the Caribbean norm. The wood-clad hostel takes its name and look from the Jack Sprat restaurant (pictured), and will have 40 dorm beds, 12 twin/double

Travel tips: Helsinki city break and the weeks best deals

Take me there Why go? Helsinki has shaken off a somewhat dour image in recent years to emerge as one of Europe’s most refreshing city-break destinations. It’s a breezy Baltic port with a strong tradition of design, an alternative nightlife and an edgier feel than some of its Scandinavian cousins. Nowhere is this more apparent

10 great things to do in Athens: readers travel tips

WINNING TIP: Alternative Tours of Athens Walks organised by a collective of local photographers, artists, writers, musicians, designers and architects are the perfect way to see another side of Athens. There are tours on photography, street art, social movements, architecture – and on bikes.+30210 322 6713,, €10ppNatasha Warburton Food Str Super range of options

Athens city guide: where to stay, eat, drink and more

What to do Benaki Museum, Pireos StreetIt would be criminal to come to Athens and miss the Acropolis but visitors who stick only to the city’s ancient past are missing out. Part of the excellent Benaki art and design museum, which sprawls across seven sites, the Pireos Street gallery is a forbidding pink cube in

Just add SALT: Norways new Arctic arts and music festival

It has been some hours since sunset on the island of Sandhornøya, just inside the Arctic Circle, and I’m standing on the beach with a near-naked Norwegian, debating the temperature of the water I’ve just jumped into. “I was told it was 14C,” I say. “Well, a friend told me it was just nine,” he