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duplodancer Fri 12-Jan-18 11:30:08

Which other European cities do you like? I am not a fan of London, Paris or New York but really like Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Seville and Granada. Trying to think of somewhere (new) to go for a birthday weekend - preferably not in Spain - and wondered if anyone had any good ideas?

MaureenNervosa Fri 12-Jan-18 11:34:03

Malta is nice with an easy to use bus system for around the island. The capital Valletta is beautiful but I don't think there is much nightlife there.

duplodancer Fri 12-Jan-18 11:36:35

Thanks! I should have said, it will be early December so was thinking somewhere with a nice vibe around that time of year. Was thinking Christmassy but right now, the thought of escaping to some sun is quite appealing too.

Mermaidbutmytailfelloff Fri 12-Jan-18 11:39:38

Copenhagen. Marrakesh. Completely different, but both great cities.

afatalflaw Fri 12-Jan-18 11:40:31


chemenger Fri 12-Jan-18 11:40:55

Stockholm is lovely, but obviously in December not warm. It’s the same sort of size as Edinburgh in terms of walking around the centre (but it is much flatter) although it’s a bigger city overall and has great public transport. Lots to do and see, cosy cafes, good food. Pricey though.

Oblomov18 Fri 12-Jan-18 11:42:11


Justmuddlingalong Fri 12-Jan-18 11:44:49

Prague, Krakow, Berlin or Bremen. Or Ljublijana, or Salzburg.

AngryAnnie Fri 12-Jan-18 11:44:55

Florence. Florence and Edinburgh are my two favourite cities.

GrabbyMcGrabby Fri 12-Jan-18 11:46:03

Rome. Or head to Tuscany and do Florence, Siena or even go to smaller towns like San Gimigiano. Venice? Italy is wonderful at Christmas.

MaureenNervosa Fri 12-Jan-18 11:46:30


We stayed in Valletta in December a couple of years ago. It was fairly sunny but not shorts and t-shirt weather. The seaside resort areas were sunnier.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Fri 12-Jan-18 11:47:33


Ljgstorm Fri 12-Jan-18 11:48:47

Bologna in Italy. Or ghent is lovely at Christmas

Santasbigredbobblehat Fri 12-Jan-18 11:50:04


TheUncommonReader Fri 12-Jan-18 11:54:16


duplodancer Fri 12-Jan-18 12:10:25

Thank you!
Some great suggestions. I've actually been to (and loved) Prague, Rome and Copenhagen. Salzburg, Budapest and Florence on my list.
Never even considered Strasbourg, Bologna or Ghent but just googled them and they look so beautiful! Off to do research.

bingohandjob Fri 12-Jan-18 17:12:17

Berlin at around Christmas is fantastic fun - amazing food, beer, culture and fascinating history. Venice is stunning - I know people moan about the food but there are amazing places if you just meander off the main drag. The bars are fabulous and the variety of cicchetti is joyful!

Waddlelikeapenguin Fri 12-Jan-18 17:14:12

Copenhagen & Belfast

altkat Fri 12-Jan-18 17:16:57

Berlin or Warsaw. Latter is super easy to walk around, former a little bigger but good public transport. Fantastic good in both places and some gorgeous architecture. I live in and adore Edinburgh and these are my next favourite cities at the moment!

PringlesPirate Fri 12-Jan-18 17:17:00

Belfast or Stockholm

Taffeta Fri 12-Jan-18 17:17:27

St Petersburg

carbuncleonapigsposterior Fri 12-Jan-18 17:19:48

Copenhagen, expensive but exceptionally nice people. I've been to Dublin in December it was lovely, very Christmassy. Like Edinburgh lots of Georgian architecture. Both fairly compact cities easy to walk to most places of interest.

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Fri 12-Jan-18 17:20:26

Of places you've not said you've been to I'd suggest Ghent, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Strasbourg, Oslo, Berlin.

NeversayNever2 Fri 12-Jan-18 17:26:46


OublietteBravo Fri 12-Jan-18 17:27:25

I love Strasbourg, but it can be a bit tricky to get to from the UK (I don't think there are any direct flights - I've always done Eurostar to Paris and then TGV to Strasbourg).

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