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  • Budapest: the perfect summer break

    Budapest: the perfect summer break

    July 1st, 2015Norm Longley
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    Essentially two cities in one – Buda and Pest – Hungary’s magnificent capital is now firmly established as one of Europe’s most enticing destinations. Its dramatic setting astride the Danube is reason enough to visit, but the city packs in a multitude of things to see and do. First and foremost, no visitor to Budapest... Read more »

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  • Bratislava: it’s high time you discovered Slovakia’s capital

    Bratislava: it’s high time you discovered Slovakia’s capital

    June 29th, 2015Alice Park
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    “Little Big City” proclaims the sign on the side of Bratislava’s trams. It’s certainly right about the first, Slovakia’s capital is dinky compared with its neighbours on the Danube – Vienna, the grand old dame of European capitals, ninety minutes to the west by boat, and exuberant Budapest, three hours to the southeast by train.... Read more »

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  • Rome with kids: a different kind of mini-break

    Rome with kids: a different kind of mini-break

    June 25th, 2015Monica Woods
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    Having visited Rome no less than four times, Monica Woods decided it was time to see it with a fresh pair of eyes: those of her four-year-old son. Here she discovers what Rome has to offer for a family holiday. Early spring in the eternal city. A weekend escape, a chance to get reacquainted with... Read more »

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  • 9 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

    9 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

    June 25th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    It’s tempting to say that there’s nowhere quite like Barcelona. As cool and hip as they come, this is Catalunya’s elegant and self-confident modern capital. It’s no wonder, then, that the city is also one of the most exciting places to eat in Spain. From the Pocket Rough Guide to Barcelona, this is our pick of the best... Read more »

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  • The world’s longest pizza has been baked in Milan

    The world’s longest pizza has been baked in Milan

    June 23rd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Proving that revenge doesn’t taste sweet so much as tomatoey, Italy has officially reclaimed the title of “World’s Longest Pizza” from previous record-holders Spain. They took the title at the Expo Milano 2015 by baking a 1596.45m-long pizza – that’s nearly a mile of doughy, cheesy goodness. Pin The massive margherita comes with some impressive stats:... Read more »

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  • 15 amazing pictures of London

    15 amazing pictures of London

    June 22nd, 2015Nick Jackson
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  • Inside Europe’s most expansive cave system

    Inside Europe’s most expansive cave system

    June 22nd, 2015Norm Longley
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    Of Slovenia’s many show caves, none has quite the pulling power of Postojna, located in the heart of the country’s beguiling Karst region. And, at more than 20km long, it is Europe’s most expansive cave system. Writing about Postojna in the seventeenth century, the great Slovene polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor remarked: “in some places you... Read more »

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  • You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    June 19th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Who wants to drive for hours on winding Welsh roads, or take one of those tiny local stopping trains, when you could hop on the back of a dragon and make the journey between Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in just 32 minutes? No, the Queen of Dragons from Game of Thrones hasn’t taken over Wales (although we’re... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous UK landmarks?

    Quiz: can you name these famous UK landmarks?

    June 19th, 2015Tom Beetham
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    How well do you know the UK? Do you know your castles from your stately homes and your abbeys from your cathedrals? Take this test to find out. Can you name these ten famous UK landmarks? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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

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

    June 16th, 2015Natasha Foges
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    You’ve booked your flight to Italy, now where to stay? Whatever kind of trip you’re planning, co-author of the Rough Guide Natasha Foges has the lowdown on the best area to stay in Rome. Best for romance: the Centro Storico The Centro Storico (historic centre) is what most people dream of for their Roman holiday: a... Read more »

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  • 21 things everyone should know before visiting Britain

    21 things everyone should know before visiting Britain

    June 12th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Brits can be a funny lot. The country might be small, but you could spend a lifetime learning its quirks and idiosyncrasies. Regional pronunciation, strange road rules and its renowned drinking culture can all prove hazardous to the first-time visitor. Here’s our guide to surviving in Blighty. 1. There are three nations in Britain First... Read more »

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  • A guide to Sweden’s unforgettable midsummer celebrations

    A guide to Sweden’s unforgettable midsummer celebrations

    June 12th, 2015David Atkinson
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    Nobody does midsummer like the Swedes. They down tools and head for their summer houses on the coast for a family gathering lubricated by beer, herring and shots of the local firewater. Whether you’re a builder or a banker, it’s the one day of the year that everyone casts aside their daily routine and goes... Read more »

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