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  • Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    July 18th, 2014Adam Bennett
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    From 1947 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, secret bunkers sprung up across Europe in an effort to protect capitalist and communist states from potential nuclear attacks. Adam Bennett explores a secret metropolitan bunker in the Essex village of Kelvedon Hatch. During the Cold War, the prospect of a nuclear attack was... Read more »

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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Ischia: how to escape the crowds in Italy

    Ischia: how to escape the crowds in Italy

    July 17th, 2014Natasha Foges
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    While updating the forthcoming Rough Guide to Naples & the Amalfi Coast, Natasha Foges explains why Ischia is such a great escape from the tourist throngs of Capri.  It started as far back as the first century BC, when the Emperor Augustus gazed out on the Bay of Naples and decided to give his island,... Read more »

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  • Have the island of Colonsay in Scotland to yourself

    Have the island of Colonsay in Scotland to yourself

    July 16th, 2014Ken Wallingford
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    Hiking through rain, wind and (eventually) sunshine, Rough Guides writer Ken Wallingford discovers a too-often forgotten island where straying off the beaten path is the only way to trek. Here’s an account of his journey on Colonsay, Scotland. As the ferry from Oban approaches Colonsay, a hazy ceiling of mist hangs over our heads. Beyond... Read more »

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  • A voyage to the North Cape, Norway

    A voyage to the North Cape, Norway

    July 14th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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    In a bid to finish a once-failed family trip to the North Cape, Greg Dickinson explores the bleak but beautiful northern coast of Norway. I was just four years old when my family set out in a knackered 1956 Land Rover Discovery to the North Cape of Norway, over 2000 miles away from our Hertfordshire... Read more »

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  • Ten hours of beauty from Podgorica to Belgrade

    Ten hours of beauty from Podgorica to Belgrade

    July 9th, 2014Mary Novakovich
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    Travel writer Mary Novakovich is awestruck by the beauty of mountains and rivers on a ten-hour-long stuffy train ride from Montenegro‘s capital to Belgrade. “You’re taking the train to Belgrade? It’s at least 10 hours – if you’re lucky. Why don’t you fly?” The friendly barman in Virpazar in southern Montenegro had a valid question.... Read more »

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  • Our favourite things to do in Glasgow

    Our favourite things to do in Glasgow

    July 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    Set on the banks of the mighty River Clyde, this former industrial giant can seem less than enticing as you approach. However, after a little time exploring visitors will find a city that is, in its own idiosyncratic way, a cultured and dynamic place well worth getting to know. Taken from the Rough Guides Snapshot Glasgow, here are... Read more »

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  • A guide to cycling in France

    A guide to cycling in France

    July 5th, 2014Hannah Reynolds
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    One of the authors of France en Vélo: The Ultimate Cycle Journey from the Channel to the Med: St-Malo to Nice, Hannah Reynolds, shares why she believe France is best explored by bike and give you some tips on how to make the most of your own Tour de France. Cycling in France can be the... Read more »

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  • 20 famous journeys around the world

    20 famous journeys around the world

    July 4th, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • Yorkshire’s overlooked oddities

    Yorkshire’s overlooked oddities

    July 4th, 2014Jos Simon
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    Yorkshire boasts a wealth of big-hitting tourist attractions, but hidden away there are a few entertaining oddities which would be a shame to miss. Here, in no particular order, are ten of the best. The Teapottery Housed on an industrial estate just outside Leyburn, the Teapottery calls itself, with justification, the “home of eccentric teapots”.... Read more »

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  • Where to meet Europe’s only indigenous people

    Where to meet Europe’s only indigenous people

    July 2nd, 2014Anna Kaminski
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    Encompassing northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula, Sápmi is the collective name for the traditional territory of the nomadic Sámi – Europe’s only indigenous people, who migrated to northern Scandinavia after the last Ice Age and subsisted by hunting reindeer. As the reindeer grew scarce by the seventeenth century, hunters became herders; today,... Read more »

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  • 24 hours in London

    24 hours in London

    July 2nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    “The city that never sleeps” is probably a cliché used for cities in almost every country in the world. But is London really a nocturnal city, where night-or-day you can find somewhere to play? Lottie Gross took up the challenge to find out… 6am: finding flowers at the wholesalers It’s 6am on a Saturday morning... Read more »

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