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  • 20 Years of Harry Potter

    20 Years of Harry Potter

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    29 June 2017

    Whether you read a chapter or two each night to your children, or grandchildren, or enjoyed secretly devouring page after page by wand light, er of course I mean lamp light; the Harry Potter novels and later film franchise, are sure to have had some kind of impact on most denizens of Britain’s green and pleasant lands. With its messages of tolerance, bumbling wizards inhabiting tumbledown cottages, filled with eclectic and magically misbehaved nick-knacks, and scenic descriptions of swathey Scottish landscapes, it’s obvious to any discerning reader that good old Blighty is almost as much a leading character throughout all seven books as Harry himself.

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  • Moscow – St Petersburg in Winter

    Moscow – St Petersburg in Winter

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    19 June 2017

    Russia in winter is a breathtaking spectacle of colour. As the CEO of a travel company, I have the fortunate pleasure of visiting many of the destinations our tours explore, and with Moscow and St Petersburg featuring in brand new itineraries, it was time to discover the nation for myself.

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  • Top Ten Railway Stations around the World

    Top Ten Railway Stations around the World

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    19 June 2017

    What would a railway be without a station? The myriad of beautiful, bold and often bizarre buildings which act as railway hubs are the unsung heroes of rail travel, full of history, sublime architecture and astonishing feats of logistics. With that in mind, here are Great Rail Journeys’ top ten railway stations around the world:

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  • Berlitz

    Berlitz

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    16 June 2017

    Cruising is big business, especially now as cruise companies head into ever more unchartered waters. Once the simple statement, ‘we’re heading off on a cruise this summer’ would have evoked images of a sedate lap around the Mediterranean, but no longer! With lines such as Hurtigruten offering adventures across Scandinavia and unique experiences up for grabs in Asia - Halong Bay in Vietnam not only offers warm waters for swimming and mind-boggling geological formations, but cruising is the only way to access this island labyrinth - it’s no wonder that the demand for holidays afloat is increasing year after year.

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  • Oberammergau

    Oberammergau

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    12 June 2017

    What do the black death epidemic, that ravaged much of Europe during the 17th century, and an epic five-hour play performed over 100 times in the space of a few months have in common? Very little most would think, but then most would be wrong…

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  • Belmond's Luxury Trains

    Belmond's Luxury Trains

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    7 June 2017

    The 'Golden Age' of rail travel is best experienced on board a true luxury train. From days out on a heritage rail experience, to far-flung adventures on board some of the best-known trains in the world, Belmond's luxury trains offer a magical way to see the world – and here, we've picked our favourite five.

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  • The evolving kaleidoscope of Iran

    The evolving kaleidoscope of Iran

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    6 June 2017

    An ancient Empire, golden deserts, a mystical religion, noble mountains and wonderful people – Iran takes the best of every civilisation which has ever called this land home to produce a nation of immeasurable beauty and fascinating culture.

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  • Musical Destinations around the Globe

    Musical Destinations around the Globe

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    5 June 2017

    Music is a splendid thing, and comes in many genres that can be appreciated at a variety of destinations around the world. Here are our picks for musical holiday spots, by genre.

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