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  • 13 striking pictures of Venice Carnival

    13 striking pictures of Venice Carnival

    February 10th, 2015Kiki Deere
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  • 10 reasons to visit Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    10 reasons to visit Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    February 9th, 2015Jonathan Bousfield
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    Billed as the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe, Bulgaria’s second city of Plovdiv is also one of the continent’s brightest upcoming stars. As well as offering archeological treasures by the barrow-load, it is one of the most culturally vibrant places in southeastern Europe, with enough cultural festivals, arty neighbourhoods and cool bars to keep... Read more »

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  • Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    February 5th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It may be the UK’s next City of Culture, but that hasn’t stopped Hull from being voted the least romantic destination in the UK. The annual “Destination Romance Report” from Hotels.com saw a not insubstantial fifth of the Brits polled vote for the Yorkshire city as lacking in the romance department. And we’d have to... Read more »

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  • 24 hours in Madrid

    24 hours in Madrid

    February 5th, 2015Site Editor
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    On a weekend jaunt to Spain’s capital, Madrid, Rough Guides editors Andy Turner, Olivia Rawes, Greg Dickinson and Lottie Gross set themselves the challenge of staying up for 24 hours to discover what the city has to offer day and night. Here’s how they got on… 9am: a cycle tour of the city With just... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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  • West Bay: the real Broadchurch location

    West Bay: the real Broadchurch location

    January 30th, 2015Matthew Hancock
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    ITV’s Broadchurch is back for series two, so we asked Matthew Hancock to take us on a tour of the hit show’s location, West Bay in Dorset. The body is probably male, medium build and partly decomposed. There is no obvious cause of death. I’m standing in West Bay in Dorset, below the iconic landmark for... Read more »

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  • Win a cycling trip for two along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

    Win a cycling trip for two along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

    January 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. With hundreds of scenic roads and tracks ripe for exploring, there’s no better way to see the Irish countryside than on two wheels. Enter this competition and you could be the lucky winner of an IrelandWays.com cycling trip for two… We’re giving one lucky pair the chance to cycle one of... Read more »

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  • An edible exploration: east London in 5 foods

    An edible exploration: east London in 5 foods

    January 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    It’s not the most attractive area of London, but Shoreditch is  a compelling district. Once famous for its turbulent history of crime and immigration, today this corner of London’s East End has been enlivened by an ever-expanding street art scene, a cluster of Sunday markets and an influx of hipsters toting handlebar moustaches and double... Read more »

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  • Amsterdam with kids: 8 things I learnt travelling with a toddler

    Amsterdam with kids: 8 things I learnt travelling with a toddler

    January 27th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    Emma Gibbs visits one of Europe’s best short-break destinations with a toddler in tow. Here’s what she learnt about travelling to Amsterdam with kids. The last time I visited Amsterdam I was eighteen; eschewing the Spanish islands that most of my classmates were heading for, I was after something that was more “cultural”. In reality, of course,... Read more »

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  • Quiz: how well do you know London?

    Quiz: how well do you know London?

    January 20th, 2015Eva Hibbs
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    Could you pass for a true Londoner or are you just a tourist? Put your London trivia to the test and find out how well acquainted you really are with England’s capital.  

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  • Europe’s best mountain biking: the Dolomites, Italy

    Europe’s best mountain biking: the Dolomites, Italy

    January 8th, 2015Greg Dickinson
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    With a little courage, a lot of leg-power and some encouragement from an exuberant Italian guide, Greg Dickinson discovers some of Europe’s best mountain biking in the Dolomites, Italy.  “Do you suffer from vertigo?” Paolo is straight faced, but it’s hard to take him seriously in his patchwork yellow and pink sunhat. I tell him I’m alright... Read more »

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  • 9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    January 7th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    With a whole host of new attractions opening this year, from world-record-beating skyscrapers to whacky amusement parks, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve picked the top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.  Shanghai Tower, China A better symbol of China’s continuing march forward would be harder to... Read more »

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