OFF THE MAP

The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - FRONT PAGE - An­nie Ben­nett

Five miles (8km) south, Arapiles was the scene of the Bat­tle of Sala­manca in 1812 in the Penin­su­lar War, when the Duke of Welling­ton’s army de­feated the French. A route marks the key sites. Take a taxi or rent a bike and ride down the cy­cle path (alquiler­bicisala­manca.com; from €12 for three hours).

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