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  • 13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    April 30th, 2015Daniel Neilson
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    It’s an utterly sparkling, adventurous and intoxicating time for beer right now. The number of British breweries is pushing 1400, and there are 70 in London alone – in 2006 there were only two in the capital. Hundreds of small, highly experimental craft brewers have sprung up in garages and industrial estates using borrowed, begged... Read more »

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  • The one Magna Carta exhibition you need to see this year

    The one Magna Carta exhibition you need to see this year

    April 2nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    This feature is brought to you by the Magna Carta – indirectly, at least. 2015 marks 800 years since the signing of the first Magna Carta (Great Charter) in Runnymede, England. While it was retracted and reinstated by various monarchs a number of times in the following years, the document has become an international icon of... Read more »

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  • 15 of the most impressive castles in England

    15 of the most impressive castles in England

    March 26th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Historic attractions abound in England. Wherever you’re based, you’ll find imposing palaces, gothic cathedrals and chocolate-box villages within easy reach, but among the most impressive examples of the country’s heritage are the slew of majestic castles. Taken from the new Rough Guide, this is our pick of the best castles in England Alnwick Castle, Northumberland... Read more »

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  • Brilliant boozers: 12 of the best pubs in London

    Brilliant boozers: 12 of the best pubs in London

    March 23rd, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the new Pocket Rough Guide, this is our pick of the best pubs in London.  London is a very big city. In fact, it’s the largest capital in the European Union, stretching for more than thirty miles from east to west, and with a population of just over eight million. Ethnically and linguistically, it’s also... Read more »

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  • Derby: the unsung hero of the Midlands

    Derby: the unsung hero of the Midlands

    March 11th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross puts her preconceptions aside and discovers why Derby might be one of the UK’s most misjudged cities. When I told my friends I was planning a trip to Derby I got one of two reactions: mocking laughter, or looks of utter confusion. I have to admit, it’s never even been a consideration on... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • Through the looking glass: find the real Alice in Wonderland

    Through the looking glass: find the real Alice in Wonderland

    March 2nd, 2015David Atkinson
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    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. That means Mad Hatters and Cheshire Cats will be everywhere from London to Manchester this spring. But Alice’s story finds its heartland in the villages of Cheshire, where the author was born, and in a seaside resort in... Read more »

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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • How many of these funny place names are real?

    How many of these funny place names are real?

    February 23rd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Do you know your Bottom Flash from your Cock Alley? Have you ever taken a trip down Fanny Hands Lane? The UK has a plethora of rude, silly, strange and downright funny places names. You might not believe it, but Shingay cum Wendy is a real parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, and the village of... 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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  • Discover the world’s most technologically advanced cruise ship

    Discover the world’s most technologically advanced cruise ship

    February 11th, 2015Jonathan Weinberg
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    Robotic bar staff and virtual reality aren’t the first things that come to mind when thinking about cruises. But it’s time to forget images of golden-oldies sunning themselves on deck with a pina colada in one hand and foil reflector in the other: Royal Caribbean’s US-based Quantum of the Seas is the most technologically-advanced cruise... Read more »

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  • Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    February 5th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It may be the UK’s next City of Culture, but that hasn’t stopped Hull from being voted the least romantic destination in the UK. The annual “Destination Romance Report” from Hotels.com saw a not insubstantial fifth of the Brits polled vote for the Yorkshire city as lacking in the romance department. And we’d have to... Read more »

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