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  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in London

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in London

    September 12th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    You’ve stood at the railings of Buckingham Palace, squinting to see if you can glimpse an elderly woman through the windows. You’ve taken a selfie with a Beefeater at the Tower of London. Heck, you probably found yourself embroiled in a staring contest with a human statue in Covent Garden. London is built for tourists... Read more »

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  • On the fringes of Edinburgh: 8 ways to explore the city’s quirky side

    On the fringes of Edinburgh: 8 ways to explore the city’s quirky side

    August 30th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    During August, all rules and social conventions are put to one side when Edinburgh hosts the world’s biggest arts festival. Actors perform improvised soliloquies on the Royal Mile – often on stilts, and maybe smothered in something – while this year one troop of comedians took it upon themselves to perform part of their show... Read more »

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  • Where to eat in Lisbon: an area-by-area guide

    Where to eat in Lisbon: an area-by-area guide

    August 24th, 2017Matthew Hancock
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    Lisbon has rightly garnered a reputation as being one of Europe’s hippest cities – but Portuguese cuisine remains somewhat unknown. Rest assured, though, Lisbon’s food scene is every bit as exciting as the city’s nightlife, trams and quirky charm. Here’s our expert guide to the best places to eat around the capital. Best place to... Read more »

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  • Is Georgia the ultimate adventure travel destination?

    Is Georgia the ultimate adventure travel destination?

    August 14th, 2017Nicola Trup
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    Wedged between Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia is little known among Western tourists. But it’s long attracted visitors from neighbouring countries – and there’s really no wonder. The pretty capital, Tbilisi, is rich in history and architecture – including some controversial modern additions to the skyline – while its nightlife is wild enough to... Read more »

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  • Video: 6 places to visit in Europe on a budget

    Video: 6 places to visit in Europe on a budget

    August 10th, 2017Olivia Rawes
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    Travel in Europe doesn’t have to be expensive – you just need to know where to go. Whether you fancy rafting down rivers and scaling mountains in Slovenia, wandering along Porto’s colourful riverfront, or simply digging your toes into some quieter sands, Europe is full of places that you can explore without breaking the bank.... Read more »

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  • Lost towns: 10 abandoned cities in Europe

    Lost towns: 10 abandoned cities in Europe

    August 4th, 2017Jonathan Bousfield
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    While great centres of civilization such as Athens, Rome and Istanbul still endure, there’s nothing quite like the melancholy grandeur of an abandoned city to really fire the historical imagination. From Salona to Pompeii, here are ten of the most evocative: 1. Pompeii, Italy The most symbolic of ancient cities because of the cataclysmic nature of its... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Spain

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Spain

    July 27th, 2017Colt St. George
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    From the Moorish marvels and flamenco heartland of Andalucía to Ibiza‘s bleached-sand beaches and hedonistic nightlife, Spain is a country you’ll want to visit time and time again. Wondering where to head first? Use our 1-minute video guide to help you plan your trip. Explore more of Spain with The Rough Guide to Spain. Compare flights,... Read more »

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  • Going underground in Hamburg: 6 ways to see the city’s alternative side

    Going underground in Hamburg: 6 ways to see the city’s alternative side

    July 18th, 2017Neil McQuillian
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    Hamburg is perpetually on the brink of falling out with itself. On the one hand, it’s a city of convention and millionaires – Hamburg has the highest concentration in Germany – with all the associated trappings. But Hamburg’s alternative side is in rude health and full voice too. Ranging from seediness and vice all the... Read more »

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  • Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    July 14th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    France remains one of the most visited countries in the world – and it’s easy to see why. From the bucolic charm of Provence to the metropolitan allure of Paris, the country’s diversity can make deciding where to go a challenge. We’ve put together this quiz to help.

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  • Why Bristol is the coolest city in Britain

    Why Bristol is the coolest city in Britain

    July 13th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Earlier this year a deafening “clink” of cider glasses reverberated around Bristol when the city was voted as Rough Guides’ Top UK City of 2017, shrugging off London, Oxford and Edinburgh for the top spot in the list. It wasn’t a hard decision. The city’s first-rate nightlife, thriving creative and tech industries and proximity to the... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons to visit Lithuania this summer

    7 reasons to visit Lithuania this summer

    June 20th, 2017Monica Woods
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    Stuck for summer holiday inspiration? Lithuania has loads to offer, from wild, dune-backed beaches to even wilder festivals. And, with the country gearing up to celebrate 100 years since the restoration of independence (in 2018), there’s never been a better time to visit. The Centenary Song Festival (in the capital Vilnius, June 2018), an extravaganza of folk music, dance, art... Read more »

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  • Why you should travel around Poland by train

    Why you should travel around Poland by train

    June 19th, 2017Jonathan Bousfield
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    Polish cities are undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Thanks to a combination of urban renovation, bold contemporary architecture and blossoming nightlife, there’s never been a better time to travel around Poland. And never a better time to travel by train. Here’s why: 1. You can cover more ground Poland’s cities all have very different personalities,... Read more »

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