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Great holidays don 鈥檛 have to mean long flights; with so many great destinations less than three hours away, there 鈥檚 an ideal holiday for everyone within easy reach. UK airports offer so many heading to top destinations, those looking for this autumn needn 鈥檛 suffer long journeys to find a perfect location. Need to escape the UK and unwind? Consider a trip to the Hungarian capital of Budapest where you can find some of the world 鈥檚 most impressive spa and bath houses. The spas are built above naturally occurring thermal springs which bubble up from the fault-lines along the river Danube. The water is regarded as having medicinal properties and many travellers visit the baths to treat conditions such as arthritis. The Kir 谩 ly Baths are among the most popular due to the magnificent Turkish-built structure which dates back to 1565 when the city was under Ottoman occupation. This fantastic building is in keeping with the picturesque Hungarian capital which includes Art Nouveau, Gothic, Classicist and even Roman architecture. What better place to relieve stress and recharge this autumn than in the soothing warmth of a Budapest spa? Portugal is a popular choice with those is need of some autumn sun. With fantastic beaches situated just 20 minutes from the city centre, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is an ideal choice for those who like to mix sun, sand and city-life. Take the train from Cais Sodre to Oeiras where you can relax by the sea, the marinas or in any of the popular cafes or seafood restaurants. Oeiras is surprisingly peaceful for a place of such beauty and you 鈥檙 e unlikely to see many tourists. With regular which last around two and a half hours, Lisbon is the perfect choice for a city-break this October. If you 鈥檙 e more suited to city culture than beach-life, consider a flight to Dublin this season. The Irish capital has a rich history of art, music and literature that will ensure your trip is crammed with the highest quality plays, concerts and exhibitions. Visit the famous Abbey Theatre and catch an evening performance of 鈥楤 for Baby 鈥?or if you prefer a more interactive experience, book tickets for the acclaimed 鈥 榃 erk 鈥?performance art club which takes place after 10pm. If you 鈥檙 e a fan of Irish literature, visit the Dublin Writer 鈥檚 Museum for fascinating information and anecdotes on Joyce, Yeats and Wilde among others. If you 鈥檝 e got children be sure to take them to Imaginosity, the Dublin Children 鈥檚 Museum for an unforgettable child-centred creative experience. Dublin offers an extensive range of events and activities that guarantee visitors to have unique cultural holidays.
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