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Get the iPhone guide to Newcastle for £1.19

Get the guide to Newcastle on your iPhone

The North East is becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK mini-breaks, with a range of cultural and artistic attractions in the area, and tech-savvy visitors to Newcastle and Gateshead can now get their best of the local area in the palm of their hand.

Relais & Chateaux has a hotel in Bath

Avoid airport chaos with a hotel break

Holiday plans scuppered by snow chaos? Rethinking your last-minute escape? There are other ways to treat yourself in December than simply jetting off, as Relais & Châteaux has launched a special December deal for luxury UK hotel breaks.

You can get five days in Dubai for under £800

Cut-price city break luxury in the H&J sale

Get more for less on your luxury city-break with Hayes & Jarvis' winter sale. The long-haul specialist is offering a guaranteed discount of at least £100 per person and prices starting at just £499 per person.

Head to Rome for a gourmet Christmas break

Get the festive feeling with a gourmet escape to Rome

Escape from the snow and enjoy a luxurious Christmas break to the Italian capital of Rome this year. The five-star Rome Cavalieri is a gourmand's paradise, as it boasts Rome's only triple Michelin starred restaurant, La Pergola.

Jersey is favoured by Britain's most belligerent boss

Take a Jersey break worthy of Lord Sugar

On last night's episode of BBC One's The Apprentice, Lord Sugar treated the winning team to a luxury break to Jersey's five-star Atlantic Hotel with oyster tasting and a champagne reception, and you can follow in their footsteps with a business class break to the Channel Islands.

Enjoy lake-side serenity this Christmas

Four nights in four-star Lake District for under £400

Enjoy a peaceful Christmas break in the Lake District village of Grasmere, with the last few rooms at the four-star Wordsworth Hotel and Spa on offer with four nights for the price of three.

Enjoy peaceful seclusion on the Isles of Scilly

Choose an island getaway this Christmas

Head south this winter and discover the secluded island getaway of the Isles of Scilly. Off the coast of Cornwall, these Atlantic islands make for a peaceful escape and a four-night Christmas break is now available a saving of £120 per person.

Raise a glass to 2011 on Jersey

A Channel Island getaway for New Year

Dance away the night and welcome in 2011 at the Mayfair Hotel in St Helier, which is hosting a New Year's Eve party with live music and entertainment for festive revellers visiting Jersey this December.

Vintage car hire is just one of the vouchers on offer

Problem Christmas presents sorted with hotel gift vouchers

If you're struggling to think of a Christmas present for a picky relative or a friend who seems to have everything, then choose a hotel gift voucher and give them a weekend away in Scotland.

Go for romance in Ireland this Valentine's day

Treat your partner to a fairytale Valentine's

Combine five-star luxury with the scenic surroundings of an Irish castle on a Valentine's Day weekend break at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland for just £160 per person.

Get great views of the Swiss Alps from Adelboden

Take a romantic mountain break for Valentine's Day

Swiss hotel, The Cambrian has become the latest addition to boutique hotel guide Mr & Mrs Smith's collection, offering a classy escape for love-struck skiers this winter in the heart of the Alps.

Give a present to remember this year

Give a gift to remember with a short break voucher

If your other half prefers to 'do something' rather than 'get something' for Christmas, then a short break gift voucher could be the perfect present. Online gift experience company buyagift.com has seen a recent boom in Brits looking for a unique weekend away.

Head to Madeira for a tropical Burns' Night

Burns' Night hospitality on sunny Madeira

The Portuguese island of Madeira may not be the most Scottish-sounding place in the world, but the Reid's Palace resort on the island was founded by Scotsman William Reid 120 years ago, and to celebrate they are offering a Burns' Night with a difference in 2011.

Exclusive treatments are available at Spa Missoni

Exclusive boutique spa opens in Edinburgh

Spa lovers should head to Edinburgh for a relaxing pre-Christmas break as fashion legend Rosita Missoni has now officially opened the very first Hotel Missoni Spa in Edinburgh.

Christmas at Four Pillars comes with all the trimmings

Treat yourself to a relaxing Christmas break

Sometimes it pays to let someone else do the hard work at Christmas and Four Pillars has something for every taste at a choice of six delightful properties in Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and Bristol.

Give an extra-special gift this year

Give a gift experience this Christmas

Put an extra special treat in someone's stocking this year, with a gift experience from Warner Leisure Hotels. Perfect for those who prefer to do something rather than get something for Christmas, there is a wide range of different gifts available.

Red squirrels can still be found in the Lake District

Art-Deco style on a Lake District break

Take a luxury pre-Christmas break with a relaxing weekend at Haweswater Hotel, the Lake District's best-kept secret. Two can stay the weekend, including dinner and breakfast, from £190 per person.

Great views are possible from the Valletta bastions

Enjoy winter sun with December in Malta

Have a traditional Christmas with a twist this year, with festive carols and midnight mass in Malta. Luxury accommodation is available at the Phoenicia Hotel this December from £55 per person per night.

Your star sign could help you pick the perfect destination

A hotel getaway that's written in the stars

Go where your star sign tells you this winter, with a range of hotel offers to suit your character from World Hotels. Whether you're an action-loving Aries or a sociable Gemini, there are hotel ideas to match.

Times Square is the place to be for the Macy's Parade

Where to stay for the best Macy's parade views

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade attracts thousands of visitors to New York each year, and hotelscombined.com has named its best picks for viewing this year's parade from on high.

Yorkshire plays host to many high-quality hotels

Good Hotel Guide names annual Cesar winners

Swinton Park in North Yorkshire has been picked out as one of the top ten hotels in the UK by the Good Hotel Guide 2011, which is out this week.

Treat yourself to a New Year wellbeing break

Start 2011 with a five-star spa break

Get your New Year fitness regime underway with a Fresh Start spa break in the five-star resort of Rockliffe Hall in Tees Valley.

The German capital of Berlin has plenty to offer

Winter happenings in historic Berlin

The German capital comes alive in winter and there is plenty to explore besides from the traditional Christmas markets and hot glühwein.

Guernsey benefits from duty free shopping

Award winning luxury at Guernsey's leading hotel

The Old Government House Hotel and Spa was honoured at the recent World Travel Awards 2010, taking the accolade of Guernsey's Leading Hotel.

The Sleigh Bells Ring package includes spa treatments

Enjoy a cooler Christmas getaway at Ice House hotel

The four-star resort in County Mayo, Ireland is offering two-night stays in December for under £200 per person including spa treatments and dinner.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?