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  • 15 of the most impressive castles in England

    15 of the most impressive castles in England

    March 26th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Historic attractions abound in England. Wherever you’re based, you’ll find imposing palaces, gothic cathedrals and chocolate-box villages within easy reach, but among the most impressive examples of the country’s heritage are the slew of majestic castles. Taken from the new Rough Guide, this is our pick of the best castles in England Alnwick Castle, Northumberland... Read more »

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  • The best of Scotland’s Outlander filming locations

    The best of Scotland’s Outlander filming locations

    March 25th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    If you live in North America you’ll probably need no introduction to Outlander. This epic TV series is already massive on the western side of the Atlantic and has finally hit UK TV screens courtesy of Amazon Prime. For the uninitiated, think of Outlander as a cross between Game of Thrones and the movie Braveheart.... Read more »

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  • How to see Paris on a budget

    How to see Paris on a budget

    March 25th, 2015Site Editor
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    From the new Pocket Rough Guide, we’ve selected some of our favourite tips for seeing Paris on a budget. A trip to Paris, famous as the most romantic of destinations, is one of those lifetime musts. Long the beating heart of European civilization, it remains one of the world’s most refined yet passionate cities. Yet... Read more »

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  • 5 of the best Greek islands

    5 of the best Greek islands

    March 25th, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Greece offers well over two hundred inhabited islands of all shapes and sizes, set like gems in the sparkling Ionian and Aegean seas – so you’re really spoilt for choice when planning a visit. Former resident and Rough Guide to Greece author Nick Edwards picks five of the best Greek islands for exploration. For archaeology:... Read more »

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  • Brilliant boozers: 12 of the best pubs in London

    Brilliant boozers: 12 of the best pubs in London

    March 23rd, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the new Pocket Rough Guide, this is our pick of the best pubs in London.  London is a very big city. In fact, it’s the largest capital in the European Union, stretching for more than thirty miles from east to west, and with a population of just over eight million. Ethnically and linguistically, it’s also... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • Video: 24 things not to miss in Germany

    Video: 24 things not to miss in Germany

    March 16th, 2015Site Editor
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    Whether you’re dreaming of Berlin’s buzzing nightlife or want to write your own fairytales on the Romantic Road, you’ll find a wealth of exciting things to do and see in Germany. Here, we’ve picked 24 of our highlights. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • 6 great day trips from Rome

    6 great day trips from Rome

    March 13th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the new Pocket Rough Guide, here’s our pick of the best day trips from Rome.  Rome is one of the world’s most enthralling cities, and you may find there’s quite enough to keep you occupied during your stay. But it can be a hot, oppressive city, and its churches, museums and ruins are... Read more »

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  • Video: 24 of our favourite things about Ireland

    Video: 24 of our favourite things about Ireland

    March 12th, 2015Site Editor
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    Ireland is a beguiling place: there are craggy coastal cliffs, lively pubs and history abounds. These are our favourite things to do in Ireland. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • Derby: the unsung hero of the Midlands

    Derby: the unsung hero of the Midlands

    March 11th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross puts her preconceptions aside and discovers why Derby might be one of the UK’s most misjudged cities. When I told my friends I was planning a trip to Derby I got one of two reactions: mocking laughter, or looks of utter confusion. I have to admit, it’s never even been a consideration on... Read more »

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  • These are the world’s most bizarre spa treatments

    These are the world’s most bizarre spa treatments

    March 10th, 2015Anita Isalska
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    If you’re after some rejuvenation on your next break but still fancy a bit of an adventure, there are a whole host of alternative therapies offered around the world. From snail facials to a spot of sauna whipping, you can invigorate your body and soul with a smorgasbord of weird but wonderful wellness treatments. Here... Read more »

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  • The best places to experience Moorish Spain

    The best places to experience Moorish Spain

    March 10th, 2015Esme Fox
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    Descended from North African tribes of Berbers and Arabs, the Moors ruled parts of Spain from the eighth until the fifteenth century, focusing much of their domination on the southern province of Andalucía. During their 800-year rule, the Moors inevitably left their mark upon Spanish culture – in its cuisine, language and architecture. Many vestiges... Read more »

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