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  • Travel like Harry Potter: to Scotland by train

    Travel like Harry Potter: to Scotland by train

    November 17th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Even in a country as scenic as Scotland, you might not expect to combine travelling by train with classic views of the Scottish Highlands; the tracks are down in the glens, after all, tracing the lower contours of the steep-sided scenery. But on the West Highland line, there’s a lot to take in. The scenery along this route is both epic... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons to visit Edinburgh outside of the Fringe

    6 reasons to visit Edinburgh outside of the Fringe

    September 9th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    It’s that time of year again: Edinburgh has taken off its Festival face and the Fringe has finally petered out of our social media feeds. After a month-long celebration of all things arts, culture and creativity, the city can go back to sleep. Or can it? It’s not all about the Fringe in Scotland’s capital... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • 7 places to eat in the Scottish year of food & drink

    7 places to eat in the Scottish year of food & drink

    January 1st, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    There is no doubt that Scotland offers up some of the finest produce in the world and, no, we are not just talking about all that glorious whisky. It wasn’t too long ago that the best of it was always spirited off to be enjoyed on the fine dining tables of London, Paris and Madrid. That... Read more »

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  • A first time guide to Edinburgh’s festivals

    A first time guide to Edinburgh’s festivals

    July 29th, 2014Andrew Mickel
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    At any time of the year, Edinburgh is a city of culture, books, and tradition – but in August, thanks to a variety of festivals, all three are amplified to full volume. From the hundreds of theatre, comedy and cabaret shows of the Edinburgh Fringe festival, through the pomp of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, to... Read more »

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  • Ten great British B&Bs on a budget

    Ten great British B&Bs on a budget

    March 17th, 2014Site Editor
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    Taken from the Best Places to Stay in Britain on a Budget guide, here are ten of the best places to stay across England, Wales and Scotland on a budget. Old Red Lion, Norfolk There’s something magical about this simple, welcoming spot. Painted deep red and covered in Virginia creeper, the Old Red Lion sits just outside... Read more »

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  • 20 picturesque Christmas destinations

    20 picturesque Christmas destinations

    December 11th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The world’s best speakeasies

    The world’s best speakeasies

    December 9th, 2013Bar Chick
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    Why party with the masses when you can steal away with others in-the-know at an underground speakeasy, or find yourself a key to the best secret bar in the city? We know them all, but luckily for you, we’re not very good at keeping secrets; here is a BarChick rundown of the best places for... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in August

    The best places to visit in August

    November 21st, 2013Natasha Foges
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    With festival season in full swing, August offers no end of opportunities to party, from the off-the-wall Burning Man to the arty Edinburgh Festival; but there are plenty of options for chilled-out breaks too. Here are our tips for the best places to visit in August. Bike the Black Forest, Germany The Black Forest may... Read more »

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  • Twelve things we learnt at Edinburgh’s festivals

    Twelve things we learnt at Edinburgh’s festivals

    August 19th, 2013Tim Chester
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    If you’re thinking of heading to Edinburgh for the festivals during August, there’s one thing you need to bring: time. Come loaded with lots of it, as much as you can, because it runs out quickly and you’ll head home lamenting the hundreds of treats you missed. A weekend is the bare minimum, a week... Read more »

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  • A guide to the best pubs in Edinburgh

    A guide to the best pubs in Edinburgh

    August 6th, 2013Helen Ochyra
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    From historic bars pouring the finest whiskies to gastropubs serving up gourmet burgers, Edinburgh has a drinking den to satisfy every craving. There are some world-class establishments here but also plenty of duds. Follow our guide (and steer clear of the Grassmarket) for the best night out the Scottish capital has to offer. Best for... Read more »

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  • 40 film locations around the world

    40 film locations around the world

    July 30th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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