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  • 14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    February 2nd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    As one of Europe’s top weekend break destinations, Amsterdam features on many a traveller’s bucket list – as well as our list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2016. With three world-famous attractions – the Anne Frank Huis, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum – it’s hardly surprising. But there are also countless pretty canals and great green spaces... Read more »

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  • Why now’s the time to visit Nottingham, England

    Why now’s the time to visit Nottingham, England

    January 28th, 2016David Atkinson
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    It may not feature on top of everyone’s British city bucket list, but it’s time to see this East Midlands city in a new light. Nottingham boasts a slew of new attractions for 2016, a recently expanded tram network and a burgeoning independent arts scene. Plus, in the year when the stalwart British fashion designer... Read more »

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  • Emilia-Romagna: Tuscany without the crowds

    Emilia-Romagna: Tuscany without the crowds

    January 27th, 2016Jools Stone
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    Blame Frances Mayes. Ever since she penned Under the Tuscan Sun twenty years ago the region has seen an unstoppable influx of English and American tourists descend on the area, which has left neighbouring regions, with just as much to offer, decidedly in the shade. Emilia-Romagna, home to an officially designated ‘Food Valley’, the majority... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best weekend breaks in the UK

    10 of the best weekend breaks in the UK

    January 25th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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    From city breaks to romantic countryside escapes, options for short trips in the UK abound. Whether you’re looking to get active, overindulge or just chill out, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our pick of the best weekend breaks in the UK. Need more inspiration? We’ve also rounded up 20 of the most memorable places to stay. Best for romance:... Read more »

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  • Finding love in the UK’s least romantic city: 7 reasons to visit Hull

    Finding love in the UK’s least romantic city: 7 reasons to visit Hull

    January 21st, 2016Lottie Gross
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    It’s safe to say, most people’s preconceptions of Hull aren’t brilliant. In the past it has been named Britain’s worst city and the least romantic place in the UK. But Kingston upon Hull, to use its proper name, has come into its own in recent years. Designated the UK City of Culture for 2017, Hull is finally showcasing to... Read more »

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  • Biking the Camino de Santiago: cycling for the soul

    Biking the Camino de Santiago: cycling for the soul

    January 18th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Traditionally, pilgrimage meant hoofing it, wayfaring the hard way. Yet most Catholic authorities will tell you there’s nothing particularly sinful about making it easier on yourself. You could roughly trace Spain’s Camino de Santiago, or Way of St James, by car … but then taking full advantage of the fringe benefits – discounted accommodation and gorgeous red wine – would... Read more »

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  • Croatia: 10 tips for first-time travellers

    Croatia: 10 tips for first-time travellers

    January 14th, 2016Robin McKelvie
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    Croatia is one of Europe’s rising tourist stars. This remarkable Adriatic country of 1244 islands, bear and wild boar inhabited forests and world-class vineyards is so much more than just a beach destination. To make sure you hit the ground running in this complex and diverse nation, follow our top ten Croatia travel tips. 1.... Read more »

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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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