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Hallstatt, Austria

This village in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region is frequently voted as one of the world’s prettiest villages – and it’s easy to see why. Set on the shores of the lake, its pastel-coloured houses and towering mountains are beauty personified. When you’re done drinking in the views, visit the “bone house” – an extraordinary collection of painted skulls – or the spa town of Bad Ischl. [Photo: Getty]

10 beautiful winter destinations you can fly to in under four hours

Ellie Ross

You don’t need to go too far to find a place that appears even more beautiful in winter – there are plenty of beautiful winter destinations only a quick flight away.

Some are all the more alluring at this time of year because they are blissfully free of summer crowds, while others look even prettier with a dusting of snow here and a scattering of Northern Lights there.

From Iceland and Ibiza to Malta and Morocco, here’s our pick of the places that are even better when the mercury drops – and they can all be reached in under four hours from the UK.

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