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Inexpensive and quieter holiday destinations

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If you’re trying to find somewhere new to explore, we have a few gems for you where you’ll find less crowds, some good deals and bucket-list worthy sights!

The Scottish Highlands are filled with endless moors covered in heather, hazy skies and locals with thick accents who love to share a good laugh in a pub. You must explore Britain’s largest national park - Cairngorms National Park – with particularly reference to the parks southern edge. Take a stroll around the rugged Highland tracks, enjoyed on a pony or mountain bike, or fish for wild brown trout or salmon in the Scottish peaceful lochs or rushing rivers. Stop off at Scotland’s traditional distillery, Eradour, to warm up after a day spent exploring outdoors.

Cesky Krumlov, one of the Czech Republic’s oldest villages, is only a 2 hour drive from Prague and is set in Bohemia, a valley south of the Blansko Forest, surrounded by the Vltava River. The village has developed throughout the years around its 13th-century Gothic castle which is now used as a famous performing arts location. The cobblestoned streets are lined with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings which now host cafes, B&B’s and art galleries. The best way to fully experience the town is by taking a ride on the Vltava River by boat.

If you’re into your food, then Birmingham in the UK is the place for you. The city is very passionate about their inventive cuisine and locally sourced ingredients. The Balti style of booking Kashmiri curries in artisanal amounts rather than in one large pot was created and honed here in the 1970’s. The district, Balti Triangle, serves these delicious varieties at inexpensive prices. There is a great variety of restaurants and cafes available, from Indian to Italian, Chinese and contemporary English dishes – you will certainly be spoilt for choice.

Split in Croatia is where history comes to live on the Mediterranean. The roman emperor, Diocletian, built an impressive palace (completed in A.D. 305) and to this day it remains one of Europe’s best collections of Roman ruins. Split has done a rather remarkable job of preserving its past; making it a perfect destination if you want to completely immerse yourself in history or you can create a balance of nightlight and beaches with visits to the city’s Roman ruins, medieval forts and Romanesque churches – many dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. 

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