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A guide to where to stay in Croatia

A guide to where to stay in Croatia

If you've only got a few free days during which to have a holiday, you shouldn't discount booking a villa in Croatia. The Mediterranean country is one of the most popular in Europe with tourists and can be reached within just a few hours from the UK.

Fowey is a peaceful spot for a beach break

Top 5 south Cornwall destinations for a beach break

If you are looking for a seaside break in the UK, there is no better choice than staying in south Cornwall cottages. The county's English Channel coastline has some great stretches of sand and lots of fine towns and villages to use as a base.

Glasgow is packed with fascinating attractions

What makes Glasgow a 'must-see destination of 2012'?

If you are searching for somewhere to spend a short break, there are few better choices than Glasgow. Book one of the many holiday houses in Scotland located close to the city and you can look forward to seeing a variety of cultural and historic attractions.

See castles, cathedrals and palaces in Salzburg

Top 5 places to visit during a short break in Salzburg

Austria is among the finest destinations to visit in Europe if you enjoy history, culture and spectacular landscapes. One of the best places to experience that is in the Alpine city of Salzburg, which is a great choice for family villa holidays.

Take a trip down the Kennet & Avon Canal while in Bath

Take a trip down the Kennet & Avon Canal while in Bath

If you are planning a short break in cottages in Bath, why not explore the city by water and take a cruise down the Kennet and Avon Canal?

Dordogne has stunning countryside

Enjoy sumptuous cuisine and historic sights on a short break in the Dordogne

There are few better places for a short break than the Dordogne and not just because France is so easy to get to. The area has some of Europe's most beautiful countryside, a host of historic attractions to visit and wonderful local cuisine.

Enjoy a cottage holiday this summer

Enjoy your summer break closer to home

On the day when the cost of living has risen again a holiday closer to home this year might be starting to sound more attractive and Welcome Cottages has 1,200 hand-picked properties right across Britain, France and Italy to suit just about everyone.

New luxury campsites added for 2011

New sites added to Camping and Caravanning Club's portfolio

The Camping and Caravanning Club has today announced details of its new self-catering range for 2011 which, for the first time, include luxury accommodation at Theobalds Park Club Site and Alton, The Star.

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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?