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The alternative city guide to Newcastle. Newcastle is famously a party town, a destination for stags and hens keen to hit the Bigg Market or the bling bars of Collingwood Street’s so-called Diamond Strip.

The alternative city guide to Newcastle

But, as in any great northern city, there is another side to Newcastle. Look in the right places (Pilgrim Street’s Creative Quarter, or Ouseburn Valley, a stroll or short bus ride away), and there’s a tight-knit Geordie underground of agitators who, in their own punky, persistent way maintain a vibrant arts ecology – with a distinctive political edge. They might be glibly dismissed as hipsters, but Newcastle’s creatives (many of them natives) are generally unpretentious doers working on shoestring budgets.

10 of the best small UK towns for winter breaks. Bakewell, Derbyshire You’d expect the home of the Bakewell pudding to know a thing or two about keeping its visitors cosy and well-fed, and in this attractive market town, you’re never more than a few steps away from a tea room or pub.

10 of the best small UK towns for winter breaks

And to walk off all the cake and ale, the spectacular Peak District is on the doorstep. In the run-up to Christmas, the town will be hosting a traditional Christmas market to coincide with its lights switch-on (26 & 27 Nov) and, new for 2016, a Winter Wonderland event (18-20 Nov and 9-11 Dec, advance tickets £5, under-fives free,, at the Bakewell Showground, with Christmas grotto, craft marquee, reindeer, market stalls, ice rink, funfair and fireworks. For something more sedate, check out the candlelit tours of Haddon Hall (selected dates 7–13 Dec, £22pp), a romantic medieval manor house which has starred in countless films. Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire This pint-size town deserves more attention than it gets.

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats. You can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days.

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

The explosion of yoga in western countries means there’s a studio on every other street and such a variety of styles and options, that choosing a holiday or retreat can be overwhelming. So where to start? It makes sense to try a weekend away before committing to a whole week. 7 Amazing Walks in Ireland: Fresh air for every fitness level. You can spend thousands on a hiking holiday, but you can't buy a great walk.

7 Amazing Walks in Ireland: Fresh air for every fitness level

The gulps of fresh air, the squelch underfoot, the pong of wild garlic or the conversation that takes an unexpected turn - those are the makings of an experience, not a product. The Irish Adventure Bucket List: 25 days out to try before you die! 45 reasons why we will always love London. The 15 best summer holiday islands in Europe - Travel. Top 10: best spa hotels in the south of England. Save up to 70% on luxury travel. All-inclusive Fuerteventura holiday with sea views. ≋ 84 best Luxury Spa Hotels across Europe ≋ 20% Off !!! Yoga Retreat, 5 Nights for GBP 410 India-Goa.

Are you looking to escape from the crazy pace of modern day life to rediscover and reconnect with yourself?

20% Off !!! Yoga Retreat, 5 Nights for GBP 410 India-Goa

Our carefully designed Yoga Retreat @ the Farm House – India offers you the opportunity to participate in a truly authentic practice and understanding of Hatha Yoga with Pranayama and Yogic Kriyasto guide you on a journey of self-discovery. The yoga retreat is the perfect complement to a relaxing holiday.Open to all levels of yoga practitioners, our yoga instructors will work with you and guide you through your own individual transformation. The retreat offers two daily yoga classes that focus on posture practice (asana) along with emphasis on breathing to bring awareness to body and mind. The various yoga postures help in relaxing, flexing and strengthening the muscles of your body. While some of these postures stimulate and revitalisethe internal organs of the body helping you cleanse and rebalance the body. Yoga Retreat Phuket & Yoga Holidays in CC's Hideaway. Our yoga retreat is designed for those who need a change of environment and an escape from the stress of everyday life.

Yoga Retreat Phuket & Yoga Holidays in CC's Hideaway

We help to overcome life issues through relaxation, meditation, physical exercise, healthy food and eco adventures. Meditation and Yoga are two of the most popular exercises for stress relief. Meditation is known to overcome negativity and replace it with hopeful disposition. Through yoga and meditation our students become stronger. They learn how to master their emotions. We offer a relaxed and nurturing environment to inspire you. Top 10: the best budget hotels in Rome - Telegraph Travel. Harmony of the Seas: Living large on the world's biggest cruise ship. The 50 greatest train journeys on Earth. The great British bucket list: 10 UK experiences for 2017. Romantic Rome: what to do and where to stay.

Italy summer holidays guide. MacNean House & Restaurant by Neven Maguire, Cavan. Customer Reviews - Canal Boat Restaurant. Canal du Midi Boat Rental & Barge Holidays. A Weekend with - River Shannon Boat Hire. Cruising The Shannon – Erne Waterways with Rent Our Boat .ie Followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram may remember these fabulous photo’s above from a few weeks ago.

A Weekend with - River Shannon Boat Hire

Beyond the water's edge in Ireland's Ancient East. Back on dry land, Dun na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park is just 15 minutes from Athlone.

Beyond the water's edge in Ireland's Ancient East

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Dublin - Telegraph Travel. The best spa hotels in Dublin. WATCH: 'We are bogland and big data' - This Mayo Day video will send shivers down your spine. The stunningly polished, and emotive, short film was commissioned by diaspora site ahead of the Mayo Day bank holiday festivities this weekend.

WATCH: 'We are bogland and big data' - This Mayo Day video will send shivers down your spine

Written and directed by award winning Mayo Director Lorcan Hynes, the film touches powerfully on themes of rural identity, elemental wilderness, sporting colour and passionate people - Monsignor James Horan even makes an archival cameo appearance from the construction site of the then-Knock Airport. Voiced by Mayo Actor Seamus Moran, with an original score from film composer Garreth Averill, it also features sequences shot in New York City - highlighting the stories and county connections of diaspora living across the world. Six simple travel hacks that could save you hundreds on flights. 1.

Six simple travel hacks that could save you hundreds on flights

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These were options which didn’t exist a year or two ago on these routes. The Irish Bucket List: 30 things to do in Ireland before you die. While you're at it: Climb Croagh Patrick - allow about two hours to get to the sacred mountain's 764m summit… and views of Clew Bay's islands - YG Details:; 13. Go to Glasnevin Cemetery There's something so quintessentially Irish about Glasnevin Cemetery. Ireland's 100 best restaurants revealed. Pampering time? This is the best spa in Ireland - according to you! Ireland's Hidden Gem: The No.1 place you think should be better known.