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The Isle of Man tour is the perfect mini cruise destination
If you’re considering embarking on a short cruise, the Isle of Man is one destination you should definitely visit. Its fairly compact size – it measures just 572 sq km – means it can be easily incorporated into a weekend getaway. However, that isn’t to say there is not much to see and do here. Take a tour of the isle and you’ll uncover a rich, vast culture.
A guide to celebrating Pancake Day in Europe
Across Europe, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in all kinds of different ways. If you’re going away for a short break this Pancake Day, these are some of the celebrations (and different foods!) you could be looking forward to…
Cornwall celebrates with World Pasty Championships
Cornwall is celebrating St Piran’s Day, the national day of Cornwall, with a World Pasty Championship at the Eden Project.
Experience the best spots along the canal on a Golden Midi Cruise
If you enjoy holidays in picturesque rural surroundings with plenty to see and do, consider booking a Golden Midi Cruise. This sort of France boating holiday is a great way to spend a short break, as the Midi Canal flows past a wealth of interesting settlements and landmarks.
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The best movies for European city scenes
With the Oscars coming up in the next few weeks on 26 February, we thought we’d look at some of our favourite movies for European city scenes. If you haven’t been to these places, these movies will be calling out for you to go and if you have then they will make you dream of wanting to go back. So, get comfy on the sofa, grab your bowl of popcorn and you never know you might be inspired to take a short city break.
Brussels 2012: A year of gastronomy
Brussels is the place to be for foodies in 2012. To showcase the food and drink heritage of the cultural city, a number of culinary-themed events are planned – from classic Brussels chips to Michelin-stared meals served 40 meters above the ground!
Enjoy the quintessential English daytrip
It is little wonder England is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Whether holidaymakers are coming here to go to a festival, visit a museum, take in a sporting event or enjoy the countryside, the UK really does have so much to offer.
Why Padstow is perfect for a short break in Cornwall
Picturesque Cornwall has no shortage of destinations ideal for a relaxing short break. One of the best, however, has to be the harbour town of Padstow, where you can enjoy fine dining, historic attractions and a wealth of activities.
Coffee with a local in Toulouse
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk travels to the southern French city of Toulouse, to find out the local secrets from resident Mélissa Buttell
Top picks for March festivals
Thinking of heading away for a short break this March? Here’s a roundup of some of the best European festivals next month, from burning huge statues and fireworks, to the world famous Irish festival and the cultural highlight of the year in Budapest, March sees some pretty great events taking place.