The Celtic Fort of Otzenhausen

A hilltop fortress in Germany has several different names, a mind-boggling number of stones… and has been around for almost 2,500 years.

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Mannheim: it surprised us!

Travel isn’t about ticking off beautiful places; it’s about gaining new experiences, stepping outside your everyday world and seeing things from a different perspective. So for my village-reared country kids, Mannheim was a source of wonder and amazement.

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The Family of Man

In the mid- 1950s, an entire photo exhibition went “viral”. And it is still going strong today, permanently displayed in a handsome castle in Luxembourg. So what did my kids make of it?

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Bourglinster – village of nature, history and culture

The Luxembourgish village of Bourglinster is surrounded by beautiful nature, steeped in history and brimming with culture. The views aren’t bad either.

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The encounter on the island

The beautiful Isle of Arran is a family-friendly destination with some of Europe’s most spectacular wildlife, including all of Scotland’s “Big Five”. But some creatures are easier to encounter than others…

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