Bouillon, rural pearl in The Ardennes

An oasis in the heavily forested area of rural Belgium, Bouillon sits proudly on the edge of the river Semois. You won’t have to drive far into the town before catching a glimpse of the magical Bouillon Castle, which has presided over the streets below since the Middle Ages.

via IT’S TIME TO EXPLORE! FAMILY ADVENTURES IN WALLONIA – P&O Ferries Blog

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4 seasons in 1 day in Gásadalur

Gásadalur is a tiny village located in the Mykines Island in the Faroe archipelago. Situated at the edge of a tall cliff and surrounded by top peaks of Mykines islands Gásadalur is definitely one of the beautiful villages on Earth. Because of remoteness, this village only has a population of 18.

via Top Most Beautiful Villages In Europe – Site Title

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Esch-sur-Sûre for sure

Another cute little fairytale town with a castle, although this one is in ruins (the castle, not the town). The original 8m tall tower still stands on a giant cliffside, and the town is almost completely encircled by the winding Sûre River.

via Out and About in Luxembourg – A Brummie Home and Abroad

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Český Krumlov, a Bohemian Rhapsody

Walking down the cobbled stone laneways of Český Krumlov early in the morning, it is easy to feel like you are stepping back in time. The streets of this South Bohemian town are lined with gothic, renaissance and baroque style houses, with large boulders on every corner, placed originally to avoid damage from the horse and carts cutting corners.

via Český Krumlov, Czech Republic – Travel Adventure Discover

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Ostrog Monastery is carved in a cliff

We aren’t here to worship, we aren’t here on a pilgrimage, we are here because this is one of the major cultural attractions in Montenegro. No one has questioned our presence here, in fact the only attention we’ve had is from some Dutch tourists.

via Up the Mountain to Ostrog Monastery – 27th & 28th July | The Voyages of Red Dwarf

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50 shades of pastel in Porvoo

Bright sunshine had returned as I came out of the cathedral, so I spent some more time wandering the cobbled lanes of the old town with their wood-panelled houses painted in pastel shades of yellow, pink, blue, green and grey.

via Porvoo – AD’s World Travel Blog

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Gosau welcomes you with open arms

It was literally love at first sight moment with this place. A highway with scenic views on both sides going directly into the mountains and it slowly reveals the magic of one of the most beautiful places that we have witnessed.

via Gosau, deep in the Austrian Aps – I (Explore the village) – TravelAnubhav

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Little seaside village of Azenhas do Mar

About 30 kilometers from Lisbon, Portugal, Azenhas do Mar, is a small seaside village, built precariously onto cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is located within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

via Photo: Azenhas do Mar, Portugal | LifePart2.com

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Connemara, land of many moods

As we travelled on the bus today from Galway toward Connemara, rows and rows of many layers stone walls and colourful hedgerows reminded me of the romantic Irish landscape in books and films. I realised how this land could get under the skin of so many artists, writers and poets alike.

via Connemara, Ireland – unepenséepartagée

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