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Cost of culture: Europes cheapest and most expensive cities revealed

A top concert at Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall will cost less than £20 – the cheapest in Europe. Photograph: Jacek Turczyk/EPA It may boast an impressive collection of free museums and galleries, but London remains the most expensive cultural capital in Europe, according to a new study looking at the entry cost of major attractions across

Bank holiday: strong pound and chilly weather make 2m Britons go abroad

Spain, Greece, Turkey and Tunisia are the most popular short-haul bank holiday destinations, says Abta. Photograph: itanistock /Alamy The last bank holiday before winter will see an estimated 2 million Britons head abroad, encouraged by a strong pound and a forecast dip in temperatures at home. Domestic bookings have also been strong, according to the

John Ellis Roberts obituary

John Ellis Roberts was a pioneer in maintaining and improving mountain footpaths. Photograph: Tracey Evans John Ellis Roberts, who has died aged 70 in a climbing accident, was for more than three decades head warden of the Snowdonia national park, and a prime mover in setting the mountain rescue organisation in north Wales on a

Summer sessions: The Heatwave’s soundtrack to Notting Hill carnival

Dancing in the street … at Notting Hill carnival. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Alamy Cue the airhorns – carnival is coming. As London gears for the street party known for having the best dressed dancers, loudest soundsystems and longest toilet queues, we present dancehall crew The Heatwave’s annual party-starting mix to get you in the mood. “What

Five great cave hotels

Le Grotte della Civita Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy Restored from abandoned ancient caves in the Basilicata village of Matera by the Sextantio Group, Le Grotte della Civita has taken great care to preserve the atmosphere of a medieval settlement, with minimalist furnishings. Breakfast (and dinner on request) is served in a former 13th-century

Keep your cool in Spain: holiday in a cave

Bedroom at Malutka’s Andalucían Grotto We arrive at dusk, while it’s still light enough to tell that Malutka’s Andalucían Grotto has a spectacular view. The street is on a ledge of rock, high above the town of Baza. From the terrace, we look across the scorched flatlands of the Altiplano de Granada towards the hazy

Norway’s amazing hiking cabins

Room with a view: the Rabot Cabin in Norway. Photograph: Svein Arne Brygfjeld Jutting out of the mountain, as stark as the landscape in which it sits, the Rabot Cabin is the latest addition to Norway’s collection of spectacular refuges for hikers. Located in Hemnes, in the north of the country, the contemporary structure, which

Readers travel tips: independent record shops around the world

A shop assistant inside the Stand Out/Minus Zero record shop, Blenheim Crescent London. Photograph: Sarah Lee Contribute to this article GuardianWitness Powered by EE The internet hasn’t quite yet destroyed the joy of passing an hour in a music shop where the staff know their stuff and your fingers get dusty from sifting through records.

Japanese pachinko in pictures

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Pachinko, a game similar to pinball, is a fading national obsession in Japan. The once-booming industry is adopting a softer touch and smoke-free zones to lure a new generation of players Continue reading… Travel | The Guardian Read more: Vietnam travel packages

Dolphin tours cancelled at Mexico travel conference

Tourists pose with dolphins at a Delphinus marine park in Mexico. Photograph: flickr A travel media conference has decided to drop dolphin experiences from its programme following pressure from travel bloggers and wildlife campaigners. The TBEX 2014 conference, which is due to take place in Cancun, Mexico, in September and is attended by travel bloggers,