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  • The most romantic places in the UK

    The most romantic places in the UK

    December 31st, 2015Phoebe Lowndes
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  • 7 must-visit places in Scotland you’ve probably never heard of

    7 must-visit places in Scotland you’ve probably never heard of

    December 28th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Scotland sports such a strong selection of tourist attractions – from castles and cabers to kilts and whisky – it’s easy to forget that there is much more to this land. Venture away from the cities and you’ll find rugged mountains, remote glens and mile-upon-mile of wave-lashed beaches. Ready to explore? Here are seven Scottish places that you’ve probably... Read more »

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  • On a budget: 15 cheap places to visit in Europe

    On a budget: 15 cheap places to visit in Europe

    December 17th, 2015Ros Walford
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    If you’re short of cash, it doesn’t mean you have to starve the travel bug entirely; simply choose your destinations wisely. Europe can be pricey but there are many places where your money will go further. Here are fifteen of our favourites. For food: León, Spain In the barrios near León’s cathedral, delicious tapas is... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons to visit Trondheim, Norway

    7 reasons to visit Trondheim, Norway

    December 15th, 2015Anita Isalska
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    Aurora-chasers venture to the Arctic north, while slick Oslo lures the arty crowd. In the stampede to these A-list destinations, the rest of Norway is often forgotten. But leave some space in your itinerary for Trondheim, the country’s former capital and third largest city. With Scandinavia’s largest medieval building, rocking nightlife, and museums to charm... Read more »

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  • 10 great reasons to visit Northern Ireland

    10 great reasons to visit Northern Ireland

    December 7th, 2015Norm Longley
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    It has often had to play second fiddle to its southern neighbour, but Northern Ireland offers a diversity of attractions that frequently confounds first-time visitors. Rejuvenated and irrepressible, Belfast now rivals any of the UK’s capital cities, but in addition, the country manifests superb natural heritage – including one of the world’s great coastal road... Read more »

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  • Win a family ski holiday to the French Alps

    Win a family ski holiday to the French Alps

    December 3rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    It’s that time of year again, when the mountains become a playground, and skiers and boarders alike are keenly watching the snowfall across Europe that dictates their winter fun. If you want to take to the slopes, enter our competition for the chance to win a great skiing holiday in Valloire. Valloire is an old... Read more »

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  • Creativity & consumerism: how to spend a weekend in Birmingham, England

    Creativity & consumerism: how to spend a weekend in Birmingham, England

    December 2nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    If we told you that Birmingham, the industrial powerhouse of the UK in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, had more than six million trees, you probably wouldn’t believe us. If we said it had more parks than any other European city, you might question our judgement. But you had better believe Birmingham holds some surprising... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best European city breaks

    10 of the best European city breaks

    December 1st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    Pin In this article sponsored by Scenic Australia, Emma Gibbs picks 10 of the best city breaks across Europe. Europe is so crammed full of fascinating, vibrant cities that narrowing down the options to an actual decision for a weekend away can be surprisingly tricky. Thankfully, we’ve got a guide to the best European city breaks to... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 incredible views of London from above

    Video: 5 incredible views of London from above

    November 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    As far as capital cities go, London is big. It’s the largest capital in Europe and has land mass of over 1500 square kilometres. Within that space, over 8.5 million people from all over the world live, work and play, and a further seventeen million people visit the city each year. Those are big numbers... Read more »

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  • Your Europe itinerary: 10 routes to explore the continent

    Your Europe itinerary: 10 routes to explore the continent

    November 18th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    You can’t expect to fit everything Europe has to offer into one trip and we don’t suggest you try. For those taking a big, extended trip around the continent you could join a few countries together. Pin Each of these itineraries could be done in two or three weeks if followed to the letter but don’t... Read more »

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  • All change: the railway in Budapest that’s run by children

    All change: the railway in Budapest that’s run by children

    November 18th, 2015John Malathronas
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    Trains are a fascination in many a child’s life – from the shrill blow of the commanding whistle to the clunky levers used to stop and go. Today, in Budapest, kids don’t have to dream about becoming the next train conductor, they can simply join the Children’s Railway. Rough Guides writer John Malathronas went to find out... Read more »

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  • Madeira: shaking off misconceptions

    Madeira: shaking off misconceptions

    November 17th, 2015Rachel Mills
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    Famous for being the birthplace of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Madeira wine, this Portuguese island has a reputation as a holiday choice of the staid over-60s. Although it’s part of Portugal, Madeira is closer to North Africa than it is to Europe – and the island is attracting a new generation of independent travellers who know it’s not just... Read more »

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