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 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

Titanic Belfast has been named Europe’s leading visitor attraction at the World Travel Awards. File photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Titanic Belfast has been named Europe’s leading visitor attraction at the World Travel Awards. The venue, in the Titanic Quarter of the city, beat th(...)

CHQ in Dublin Docklands: the exhibition Epic Ireland has opened in its vaults, but its ground floor  could be reimagined. Photograph: David Sleator

Now that the vaults of CHQ in Dublin’s Docklands have been filled with the multimedia exhibition Epic Ireland, which opens to the public today, what’s(...)

Barrels at cooperage display in the Guinness Storehouse.

Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse has been named as Europe’s leading tourist attraction, beating the Paris’s Eiffel Tower, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, (...)

Lisbon: Park bar, on the roof of a car park. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira
Weekend in . . . Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being s(...)

Cycling along the boardwalk in Porto
Pedalling through Porto, Portugal
  • Travel
  • February 22, 2015, 11:00

There are a couple of mysteries about Porto. Firstly, when did people start calling it Oporto? By all accounts, it seems to be a British “translati(...)

A friend calls Lisbon Europe’s most underrated capital when we tell him we’re off there for the weekend. There’s such a lot to love in its barrelly t(...)