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Bargains of the week: Edinburgh | Amsterdam | Brussels

Bargains of the week: Edinburgh | Amsterdam | Brussels

Skyscanner looks at politically motivated late deals in the post-election hang over.

Edinburgh (from £36 return)

Whilst Westminster wonders what a hung parliament might mean, Scotland has been doing minority governments for a while. Visitors to Edinburgh can marvel at the Scottish Parliament, an eye-catching, though controversial, building which cost £430m to complete – ten times the original estimate! Find cheap flights to Edinburgh

Amsterdam (from 43 return)

No single party has ever held a majority in the Netherland’s parliament since the 19th century, yet the Dutch seem to be getting on quite alright, thank you very much. Known for their liberal policies, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Amsterdam, a fact long known to the party animals of the world. Find cheap flights to Amsterdam

Brussels (from £33 return)

Home to the Council of the European Union, Brussels is a charming city offering much more than beer and chocolate. With a backdrop of medieval buildings, the compact city centre is clustered with bars, restaurants and museums and makes an ideal city break. Find cheap flights to Brussels

Gibraltar (from £110 return)

This British territory located on the southern end of Spain has its very own parliament. Not that most visitors will be thinking politics; they’ll be more interested in the spectacular scenery, wildlife and impressive architecture. Take a cable-car up to the top of ‘The Rock’, walk the city walls, spy whales in the bay, or just relax on one of several Gibraltarian beaches. Find cheap flights to Gibraltar

Bratislava (from £40 return)

If all this democracy is too much for you, how about a visit back to the ‘golden era’ of communism? A Czech travel agency is offering communist themed package holidays in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains for those harping back to the days of authoritarian control. Stay in a grim-looking hotel where pictures of Lenin and Stalin watch from the walls. Find cheap flights to Bratislava