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Ascona on the Swiss shores of Lake Maggiore. (PA).

Lake Maggiore is great for a short break and fun on the water

Just before I set off abroad for the first time – a good 20 years ago – I wrote up a list of must-see destinations, and the Italian Lakes were at number three. I’ve seen a lot of the world since then, but the lakes somehow lost out, mainly because of my quest to avoid crowds of like-minded tourists. But there is a way of seeing one of the most beautiful places in the world without joining the hordes.

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The opulence of the five-star Oulton Hall Hotel

Holidaying with your canine companion

The heatwave affecting the UK this week is good news for holidaymakers and the tourist trade but causes a few problems for dog owners who struggle to keep their pets cool and comfortable when temperatures rise.

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