LONDON has been named as the second most-visited city in the world – coming only after Bankgkok. Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index looked at the number of overnight visitors to 162 cities around the world in 2017 and revealed a top ten. The research also looked at how much money travellers spend on average per day in the city. While Bangkok sees 20.05million visitors per year, London is very close behind with 19.8million tourists paying a visit per year. The average spend per day in London is £116 – which is surprisingly less than is spent per day in Bangkok, at £131 per day. London also has many free things that tourists can do if they want to cut down on their bills. There are also beautiful views and greenery at parks like Greenwich and Primrose Hill. Many of the capital's museums are also free, such as the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the V&A and the Science Museum. Paris comes in third place, with spending there per person … [Read more...] about London was the second most-visited city in the WORLD last year – second only to Bangkok
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Thinking of popping the question to your beloved on Valentine's Day? If the answer is yes, you're in luck because (as we all know!) Derbyshire is the most romantic place in the UK. With rolling hills as far as the eye can see, elegant stately homes and remarkable feats of nature, the Peak District is visually stunning and has inspired love stories which have bewitched the world. For example, literary classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has strong links to Derbyshire. It is believed that in 1811 the author stayed at Bakewell's Rutland Arms and, while there, visited Chatsworth which inspired her description of Pemberley, Mr Darcy's grand home. In the same novel, the market town of Lambton is thought to be Bakewell. Consequently, film and TV makers have flocked to Derbyshire over the years to capture the landscapes and stately grandeur that played their part in love stories which have stood the test of time. Why not pop the question while taking a romantic stroll past the setting … [Read more...] about Nine of Derbyshire’s most romantic places for a wedding proposal
GO mBEANNAÍ Dia daoibh and a big welcome as usual to the Bluffer’s Guide to Irish, episode a gazillion. As you read this, dear fans, the Bluffer will be getting ready to head of to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Alnwick and Edinburgh for a wee break with some of his chums. It promises to be a varied six days with two big cathracha - cities, cósta oirthuaisceart Shasana - the coast of north-east England and a trip along Balla Hadrian – no points for guessing that’s Hadrian’s Wall – and an tuath máguaird - the countryside around. It’ll be interesting the listen to people talk and hear how the blas - the accent changes from pure Geordie to the (self-acclaimed) cultured accent of the Scottish capital. Acclaimed by all however, is the beauty of Edinburgh. Now, if you were having a conversation in your basic but improving Irish who would you describe the most beautiful place you had ever been? Well, it depends on what you like. For instance, is … [Read more...] about Do the most beautiful places in the world have to be in the country?
Latest update : 2018-06-08 In this week's edition, we're at one of the most visited places in the French capital: Notre Dame de Paris. We show you around this magnificent Gothic cathedral and tell you about its history, which dates back to the 12th century. We also find out about some of the structural problems hidden behind its immaculate facade and tell you about the repair work under way. By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , Tom BURGES WATSON … [Read more...] about Standing the test of time: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris
Globetrotters are always looking for new, under-the-radar travel destinations that provide a chance to escape the crowds and sea of selfie sticks. Read more 10 things airlines are doing to make flying economy more comfortable The 10 best beaches on the planet, according to the world's experts The 25 places you need to visit in 2018, according to world's experts From the mystical Arabic influence of Granada to the dilapidated charm of Porto and the gothic churches of Transylvania, here's a selection of top recommendations, along with some local tips. Pretend you're in a Bond film at the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. Montenegro provides a less obvious alternative to neighbouring Croatia, and it's not hard to see the draw of the stunning setting of the Bay of Kotor, with its glistening Adriatic sea and mountainous backdrop. The bay is also home to the preserved medieval old city of Kotor which just so happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro (Getty … [Read more...] about The 19 most overlooked places for a summer holiday in Europe