From Tiny Islands to Duplo Valley and the Herrenhausen Palace
Saturday 18 May 2013
A palace reborn
For the second time, the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover has been comprehensively rebuilt. It reopened with a new museum this week, completing one of Europe's finest gardens (visit-hannover.com/en; for our latest 48 hours in Hanover, see: bit.ly/Han48).
"Charles Correa: India's Greatest Architect" is at RIBA in London until 4 September. The free exhibition charts his work in post-independence India through visual displays, lectures, screenings and a Mumbai-themed evening (architecture.com).
Set sale for Oz
Tourism Australia, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia are offering the "Be Our Guest" promotion. Book return flights to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane by 28 May for £799 and receive two free internal flights. Valid for travel until 26 June and any time in November (australia.com/beourguest).
Canadian Affair has cheap departures from Gatwick to Halifax and Montreal in the next 10 days. Returns from £398 (canadianaffair.com).
Born before summer 1958? You can train it anywhere in Scotland for £19 return. The Club 55 promotion runs until June (scotrail.co.uk/club55).
Isles of plenty
Tiny Islands, by Dixe Wills, guides you through the best diminutive islands around Britain. All of the 60 isles are accessible for day trips, with overnight stays permitted on most (£14.99).
The Duplo Valley launches at Legoland in Windsor today. Children of all ages should come with swimming trunks and costumes for the chance to take part in a Splash Safari, float along a Fairy Tale Brook or spend time in Drench Towers (legoland.co.uk).
The number of small UK airports among the top five in Europe, according to the Routes Europe awards for marketing, announced this week. Aberdeen was first; London City (above) and Southend were joint fourth (routesonline.com).
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