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A Martian mound in Timanfaya National Park / Image: Getty Images

1. TIMANFAYA NATIONAL PARK

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The barren expanses of Timanfaya / Image: turismolanzarote.com

This Martian-like protected area (below) is overrun with lava flows and volcanic cones. Take an immersive tour from the visitor centre with a national park coach to see why Doctor Who was filmed here. Area: south-west Lanzarote

2. PÉNAS DEL CHACHE

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Watch the stars in shocking clarity from one of Lanzarote's high points / Image: Alamy

When it comes to stargazing, vantage points come no more spectacular than the viewpoint Lanzarote’s Pénas del Chache viewpoint – a 670m high peak in the island’s northern Haría region. On a clear night, even the cosmic expanse of the Milky Way can be seen with binoculars. Area: Haría

3. JAMEOS DEL AGUA

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César Manrique's fluid design has definite villain vibes / Image: turismolanzarote.com

This subterranean concert hall, restaurant and salt lake – designed by local legend César Manrique – is set inside a ginormous lava cave. The sci-fi space feels like a Bond villain’s lair without the impending sense of peril. Area: Arrieta

4/ LOS VOLCANES NATURAL PARK

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Craters don't come more impressive than those at Los Volcanoes / Image: turismolanzarote.com

Ever fancied walking in a lava tube? You can on a guided hiking tour of this lunar-like expanse on the edge of Timanfaya National Park (left, try Walks Worldwide). Area: south-west Lanzarote

5/ BODEGA LA GERIA

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Lanzarote is one of Europe's most interesting viniculture hubs / Image: turismolanzarote.com

Driving Lanzarote’s unearthly wine route, there’s a sense of having landed on Tatooine. The bleak and sandy Star Wars landscape is the result of volcanic soil, with vines grown from inside odd-looking funnel-shaped pits. Area: Yaiza

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