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  • Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    July 18th, 2014Adam Bennett
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    From 1947 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, secret bunkers sprung up across Europe in an effort to protect capitalist and communist states from potential nuclear attacks. Adam Bennett explores a secret metropolitan bunker in the Essex village of Kelvedon Hatch. During the Cold War, the prospect of a nuclear attack was... Read more »

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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Yorkshire’s overlooked oddities

    Yorkshire’s overlooked oddities

    July 4th, 2014Jos Simon
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    Yorkshire boasts a wealth of big-hitting tourist attractions, but hidden away there are a few entertaining oddities which would be a shame to miss. Here, in no particular order, are ten of the best. The Teapottery Housed on an industrial estate just outside Leyburn, the Teapottery calls itself, with justification, the “home of eccentric teapots”.... Read more »

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  • 24 hours in London

    24 hours in London

    July 2nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    “The city that never sleeps” is probably a cliché used for cities in almost every country in the world. But is London really a nocturnal city, where night-or-day you can find somewhere to play? Lottie Gross took up the challenge to find out… 6am: finding flowers at the wholesalers It’s 6am on a Saturday morning... Read more »

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  • 30 pictures of England to give you wanderlust

    30 pictures of England to give you wanderlust

    June 26th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    As it says in the Rough Guide, “no one enjoys knocking England more than the English”, but they do have an awful lot to shout about too. There are beautiful mountain ranges, historic ruins, incredible palaces and precious little coves along its coastline. If the English charm isn’t enough to bring you here, then check out these... Read more »

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  • Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    June 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news, including business-only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms.  New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class? Well a brand new airline is about to start running business-only flights to New York. And for now,... Read more »

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  • An historic hideaway in the city of Bath

    An historic hideaway in the city of Bath

    June 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross takes a step back in time and finds the perfect historical retreat in the city of Bath. The year is 1723. My name is George Wade MP and I’ve just returned from London after a stressful week in the House of Commons. It’s late on a Saturday morning and I’m nursing a cup... Read more »

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  • The world’s best views as chosen by you

    The world’s best views as chosen by you

    June 19th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Plane speaking: cure your fear of flying in a day

    Plane speaking: cure your fear of flying in a day

    June 12th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    British Airways’ Flying with Confidence course has been helping people conquer their fear of flying for over twenty-five years. We sent Eleanor Aldridge to put it to the test. Flying is one of the safest ways to travel. Last year, more people died in the UK sticking knives into toasters than in commercial aviation accidents... Read more »

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  • 10 things we love about England’s Teesside

    10 things we love about England’s Teesside

    June 12th, 2014Ros Walford
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    What image does the word “Teesside” conjure up? A stark landscape where heavy industry meets the wind-whipped North Sea coast, perhaps? While this stereotype certainly forms part of Teesside’s character, there’s so much more to the intriguing northeast region than meets the eye. Behind every gnarled relic of the bygone steel and coal industries, lurks... Read more »

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  • Medieval glamping at Warwick Castle

    Medieval glamping at Warwick Castle

    June 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Sword fighting, scaremongering and sensational surroundings: Lottie Gross finds out why Warwick Castle isn’t just fun for the kids. As expected, upon arrival we discovered we were one of only two couples without children in the entire campsite. Fortunately, our medieval Warwick tent – complete with double bed, two singles, plush duvets and mattresses fit... Read more »

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  • CLOSED Win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers

    CLOSED Win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers

    June 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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     Congratulations to our winner Francesca de Vries, whose answer was: “Cape Town South Africa it has all you need 2 oceans a beautiful mountain and an amazing wine route.” This month we’re offering you the chance to win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers to spend on any cottage you like here in the UK and... Read more »

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