Features - Europe

Edinburgh - the festival city

Scotland’s capital is home to the world’s largest arts festival – and much more besides. Arts journalist Paul F. Cockburn offers a personal guide to the city of his birth.

24 hours in Copenhagen

As well as being the cultural, economic, and political centre of Denmark, Copenhagen is also a paradise for lovers of art and design, combining a traditional, maritime atmosphere with modern Danish architecture to form a unique and beautiful cityscape. In recent years, Copenhagen has emerged as a true gourmet destination and can pride itself on being the home of many world-class restaurants. The city’s very own brand of effortless style and low-key sophistication make this Nordic capital worth a visit.

Articles - Europe

Budapest

Spanning the majestic Danube River and crowned by a hilltop palace, Budapest is as grand as Paris. Nevertheless, the Central European capital adds its own special flair.

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Zurich

It might have a reputation as a staid banking city, but Zurich has a lively alter-ego that features avant-garde art and design, hip nightlife, and revitalised inner-city suburbs full of energy.

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Greek Island Hopping

With nearly 100 islands to choose from, la dolce vita in the Greek Aegean comes in all different shades of white and blue.

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Art and Soul: The creative side of Madrid

Madrid has some of the world’s best art museums, but its culture also comes alive in its streets, theatres, and flamenco venues too, says frequent visitor Brian Johnston.

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Bucharest

Early summer is one of the best times to discover Bucharest. The city, more than 500 years old, is an eclectic mix of new and old, which unfolds under the bright summer sun.

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Insider’s Guide to Grünerløkka

Local resident and writer Anne-Sophie Redisch gives you the low-down on the hippest and liveliest neighbourhood in the Norwegian capital and takes us on a little tour of Grünerløkka.

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24 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city proud of its past, with a rich history built on maritime trade and a long tradition of excellence in the arts, especially painting. Yet the Dutch city is also a forward-looking place, full of hot young designers, recently redeveloped museums, and progressive ideas. Quirky, innovative, and fun, Amsterdam is best enjoyed with a slow pedal by bicycle, a stroll along its canals, or an hour spent on a café terrace watching the world go by.

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Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France

Located between bustling Cannes and the world perfume capital of Grasse, the five-star Le Mas Candille in the picturesque village of Mougins is a great base from which to explore the French Riviera.

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