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Weekend quests

Seek and ye may not find… but you’ll tread new paths in the process. Test your skills or plain luck on one of these multifarious challenges

29 For the Holy Grail, Pythonstyle

In the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 'what is your quest?' was only the second of the three questions 1 on the Bridge of Death. You won't have to fear a follow-up test however, if you go to the site today: a gorge in Glen Coe. It's one of a half-dozen filming locations strung out in a belt across the south-central Scottish Highlands (scotlandthemovie.comlmovieslfpython.html), best explored on a short road trip, and to a Pythonesque modest budget. The trip is bookended by two castles: begin near Stirling, at Doune Castle, which doubled in the film as Camelot and also Castle Anthrax. From there, follow the A84 into the legendary splendour of the Highlands (bring some coconut shells to clop together for added effect). If you have time, get past the guard-bunny at the Cave of Caerbannog (the hard-to-find Tomnadashan Mine on the south shore of Loch Tay) and take the dead-end road into remote Rannoch Moor. All grail quests end at Castle Stalker (aka Castle Aaargh) near Appin - try to pick one of the few days with a tour to this climactic island stronghold (£20;castlestalker.com;).

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In the February issue… find short-break inspiration for the year ahead from our 52 Best Weekends Away list; taste your way around the boundlessly charming city of Porto; get the chills at a spooky carnival in the Swiss Alps; swap the Great British seaside holiday for its chic French equivalent on the Île de Ré; discover where Lonely Planet's London-based staff like to spend their time off in the capital; and much more