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Lodore Falls Hotel - A packed itinerary for 4* Christmas in the Lakes

Lodore Falls Hotel - A packed itinerary for 4* Christmas in the Lakes

The Lake District's majestic 4* Lodore Falls Hotel, nestled in the picturesque Borrowdale valley is just ten minutes from Keswick. It's a real gem and even has its own waterfall in the gardens - a magical place for a Christmas getaway with a great line up of entertainment and treats.

European Christmas markets with bmi regional

European Christmas markets with bmi regional

As supermarkets start to stock mince pies, it’s time to jet off to the best European Christmas markets with bmi regional to find those one-of-a-kind gifts and enjoy festive frolics across England, Germany, Belgium and Sweden.

Viva la Revolucion - A musical New Year in Cuba

Viva la Revolucion - A musical New Year in Cuba

Songlines Music Travel has created the ultimate 16-day trip to Cuba to experience a New Year’s Eve like no other, partying in a local bar in Havana, away from the tourists; New Year’s Day is also the island’s National Day when you will be able to join in the celebrations in the capital city.

Spend New Year in the Heart of Herefordshire

Spend New Year in the Heart of Herefordshire

The Pilgrim Country House Hotel near Ross-on-Wye – owned by former England and British Lions rugby player Steve Boyle – has created a special New Year package for those who like to combine revelling with a healthy stroll in the Herefordshire countryside.

Foraging, carol singing, cookery and sheer indulgence at Pride of Britain Hotels

There is never a dull moment at any of the 49 hotels within the Pride of Britain Hotels’ consortium of luxury, independently-owned establishments. Forage for mushrooms, sing Christmas carols by candlelight, brush up on your culinary skills, or hole up in a stylish spa.

Grass is greener as Brits go Dutch to celebrate NYE

Grass is greener as Brits go Dutch to celebrate NYE

One in five Brits travelling for New Year’s Eve will party in Amsterdam, reveals research from Only-apartments, the leading enterprise specialist on the reservation of quality short-stay apartments.

Magical Christmas packages at The Raithwaite Estate in Yorkshire

Luxurious, warm and cosy surroundings coupled with a sociable and friendly atmosphere await at The Raithwaite Estate in Whitby this Christmas.

Savour the festive atmosphere and unique Christmas shopping in the Grassmarket

Savour the festive atmosphere and unique Christmas shopping in the Grassmarket

Greater Grassmarket promises to turn into a Christmas shopping mecca this winter with a range of new shops and festive Saturday markets offering seasonal treats and gifts as well as helping visitors with their Christmas food shop.

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Shakespeare’s England with a whole host of festive activities including traditional carols, candlelit tours, craft fairs and Christmas markets, a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Wendy & Peter Pan and the chance to see the first Shakespeare Birthplace lightshow. Shakespeare’s England has all the magical ingredients for a short break this Christmas.

Christmas and New Year cruises

Christmas and New Year cruises

P&O Cruises has availability for selected Christmas and New Year cruises. Perfect for those who dread the supermarket shop with the hoards, fear the piles of washing up or can't bear all the party planning - P&O Cruises does it all for you! With prices from £1,099pp, couples and friends can celebrate Christmas and New Year with a difference.

Enjoy a Christmas family adventure

Enjoy a Christmas family adventure

Rather than stay at home letting the double issue of the Radio Times be your Christmas guide why not head for an adventure overseas and team up with a real guide who will lead you to the trip of a lifetime?

Celebrate the 2013 festive season at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Celebrate the 2013 festive season at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort makes the festive season truly special, with the theme of sharing the celebration spirit.

New flight connection London - Erfurt in time for Christmas markets

New flight connection London - Erfurt in time for Christmas markets

Timing could not be better: On 29 November, Germania will launch a new flight connection from London Gatwick to Erfurt in Thuringia. Luck has it that the city's Christmas market opens on 26 November which means there is no excuse now not to pencil in a festive break in the Cultural Heart of Germany.

Enjoy a spectacular festive season in Edinburgh

Enjoy a spectacular festive season in Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers the picture-perfect setting to celebrate the festive season, expect twinkling lights, mammoth Christmas trees, a superb selection of independent and high street shopping and non-stop parties including the world's biggest street party at Hogmanay.

Banish the winter blues - Christmas Markets & Northern Lights experiences

Autumn may be unseasonably mild at the moment, but we all know what’s coming. As short days, dark nights and cold conditions approach, instead of dreading it, why not embrace all that Europe has to offer at this time of year by booking an atmospheric short break?