Variety

Where to see Europe's best hilltop towns



Picturesque hilltops aren't always wild and empty.

Some are adorned by ancient castles or churches, with pretty towns teetering on the edge. These vertiginous villages exude a special aura and offer far-reaching vistas over the landscape below.

 

For a glimpse of the high life, here are 14 of the most beautiful hilltop towns in Europe:

 

1. St Michael's Mount, England

This conical tidal island sits opposite the pretty village of Marazion in the middle of Mount's Bay in Cornwall. Perhaps the most famous sight in southwestern England, the outcrop is home to a medieval castle and church, dating from the 12th century, as well as a smattering of homes overlooking the water.

The island can be reached via a causeway at low tide....
Read more »


 

Sweden, a Kurdish boy from Halabja becomes a pilot


On March 31, for honoring the hard work of Asir, the only child of martyred Kaykaws Kokoyi was able to get pilot certification in Sweden after lots of hard work, chief of the Sweden Committee accom...


»  The PUK celebrates Nowruz in Egypt
»  '16/03' won the Best Screenplay for the National Film in London
 

Bafel Talabani: Another intra-Kurdish conflict will not happen


Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - Over the past year, Iraq has seen a number of major political developments, including the fallout of the Kurdish independence referendum, the May national elections, and the Se...


»   Kurdish novelist Burhan Sonmez: ‘The only way out is to criticise loudly’
»  PUK delegation reveals the main topics of the meetings in Baghdad
 

80 children are victims of sexual abuse in Babylon


Official statistics show that 80 children (males and females) were victims of sexual assaults in one year in Babylon, with 65 cases registered in the province's courts.

 

Accor...


»  Hazar Merd Cave: An old site that awaits to be studied
»  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018, Iraq

Caricature