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An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Paris
An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Paris

All the clichés about Paris are true – stylish, romantic, glamorous and utterly compelling – yet it retains surprises that continue to delight even the most seasoned visitors. The landscape of the city changes as you cross from quartier to quartier, and each area has a distinct style and atmosphere – from historic St-Germain to the…

8 spectacular remote places in Scotland
8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

Scotland’s seven cities offer myriad urban charms, but if you want to really get to the heart of a complex country that makes up 69% of the UK coastline and over 800 islands, you need to get into the wild. Scotland is home to some of the last great wildernesses in Europe, with remote parts…

On the Roald Dahl trail in Wales
On the Roald Dahl trail in Wales

Hailed as one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl’s tales have been translated into 59 languages and he has sold more than 200 million books worldwide. He is everywhere these days: from school set texts to the award-winning stage version of Matilda The Musical enthralling audiences on Broadway and in London’s West End. There’s Twit or…

13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway
13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway

From mountain landscapes to the midnight sun, photographer George Turner shares a selection of his best pictures of Norway. Norway, no matter the season, is an absolute dream for photographers. Whether you’re standing under the dazzling northern lights during autumn/winter or living in the landscape of the midnight sun in the summer, you’re in for a…

Video: 5 reasons to road trip Scotland
Video: 5 reasons to road trip Scotland

Scotland is undeniably beautiful. From famous landscapes like Glen Coe and Loch Ness to unheard of islands scattered off the far reaches of the Highlands, there are stunning vistas at every turn. Our readers even voted Scotland the most beautiful country in the world. After a few weeks driving the North Coast 500, co-author of…

These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe
These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

Travel booking site Hoppa have just released a list of the most expensive cities to visit in Europe. Looking at the cost of hotels, food, drink, transport and entertainment, they’ve analysed the affordability of 48 European cities. Unsurprisingly Scandinavian countries top the list, with average hotel nights in the Danish capital clocking in at around €200 by their calculations. In Reykjavík Hoppa believe costs are more…

Along the Thames: a step-by-step London itinerary
Along the Thames: a step-by-step London itinerary

London grew up around the Thames, and a stroll (or a boat ride) along its banks is one of the city’s real treats. This step-by-step itinerary, adapted from our brand new edition of The Pocket Rough Guide to London, takes in some of the river’s best sights. Pick a sunny day, sling a camera around your neck…

7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break
7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

The ingredients for a great European weekend break are simple. You’ll need a walkable city centre, a handful of excellent restaurants, some cool bars, affordable places to stay, interesting attractions and good transport. Lyon, one of France’s most delightful small cities and the country’s culinary capital, offers all these and more. Here’s why it should…

12 dreamy pictures of Ireland
12 dreamy pictures of Ireland

With its remote beauty, rugged landscapes and windswept coastlines, Ireland is a photographer’s dream. Here, Philip Joyce shares some of his best pictures of Ireland.  The Emerald Isle is one of the most spectacular locations on the planet. From rolling hills to vast cliffs and beautiful coastal drives, Ireland rivals anywhere in the world when it comes to…

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