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  • An expert’s guide: where to stay in Venice

    An expert’s guide: where to stay in Venice

    October 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Venice Pin has been depicted and described so often that on arriving in the city you might have the slightly anticlimactic feeling that everything looks exactly as expected. Any sense of familiarity quickly fades, however, as you start to look around: seeing a stack of furniture being hoisted from a barge up to a top-floor... Read more »

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  • 9 of the best pousadas in Portugal

    9 of the best pousadas in Portugal

    October 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Pin From Gothic monasteries and riverside palaces, to Moorish castles that loom over terraced hillsides, Portugal has a good deal of striking places to stay. Its chain of pousadas have converted historic properties across the country, turning them into dramatically sited, stunningly reimagined hotels. Whether you fancy unwinding with a spa session in an old chapel, sleeping... Read more »

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  • Quiz: which cheap European destination should you visit?

    Quiz: which cheap European destination should you visit?

    October 11th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Europe doesn’t have to be as expensive as London, Paris and Barcelona. There are plenty of places where you can have the same fun for half the price, whether you’re after culture, cuisine or cocktails by the beach. To figure out where you should take your budget European break, take this quiz:

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  • 16 pictures that will make you want to go to Romania

    16 pictures that will make you want to go to Romania

    October 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Pin With its dark forests and gorgeous mountain scenery, Romania is destination bound to awe. But it’s not just the countryside that can impress: elaborate castles are dotted throughout the country, then there’s the colourful citadel of Sighișoara and the imposing Stalinist architecture of the capital, Bucharest. If you’ve not thought about visiting Romania before, you certainly... Read more »

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

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

    September 26th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    All the clichés about Paris are true – stylish, romantic, glamorous and utterly compelling – yet it retains surprises that continue to delight even the most seasoned visitors. The landscape of the city changes as you cross from quartier to quartier, and each area has a distinct style and atmosphere – from historic St-Germain to the... Read more »

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  • In pictures: brushing shoulders with bears in Finland’s newest national park

    In pictures: brushing shoulders with bears in Finland’s newest national park

    September 19th, 2016George Turner
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    In 2017, Hossa – an area of pristine wilderness with superb hiking near Finland’s eastern border – will become the country’s 40th national park. Photographer George Turner spent three days wild camping in the region and met a few fluffy locals along the way. Here are a few of his best photographs of Finland’s newest national park... Read more »

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  • 8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

    8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

    September 19th, 2016Robin McKelvie
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    Scotland’s cities offer myriad urban charms, but if you want to really get to the heart of the country, you need to get into the wild. Making up 69 percent of the UK coastline and boasting more than 800 islands, Scotland is home to some of the last great wildernesses in Europe. From the Highlands to the... Read more »

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  • On the Roald Dahl trail in Wales

    On the Roald Dahl trail in Wales

    September 13th, 2016David Atkinson
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    Hailed as one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl’s tales have been translated into 59 languages and he has sold more than 200 million books worldwide. He is everywhere these days: from school set texts to the award-winning stage version of Matilda The Musical enthralling audiences on Broadway and in London’s West End. There’s Twit or... Read more »

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  • 13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway

    13 ridiculously gorgeous pictures of Norway

    September 6th, 2016George Turner
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    From mountain landscapes to the midnight sun, photographer George Turner shares a selection of his best pictures of Norway. Norway, no matter the season, is an absolute dream for photographers. Whether you’re standing under the dazzling northern lights during autumn/winter or living in the landscape of the midnight sun in the summer, you’re in for a... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 reasons to road trip Scotland

    Video: 5 reasons to road trip Scotland

    September 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Scotland is undeniably beautiful. From famous landscapes like Glen Coe and Loch Ness to unheard of islands scattered off the far reaches of the Highlands, there are stunning vistas at every turn. Our readers even voted Scotland the most beautiful country in the world. After a few weeks driving the North Coast 500, co-author of... Read more »

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  • These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

    These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

    September 2nd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Travel booking site Hoppa have just released a list of the most expensive cities to visit in Europe. Looking at the cost of hotels, food, drink, transport and entertainment, they’ve analysed the affordability of 48 European cities. Unsurprisingly Scandinavian countries top the list, with average hotel nights in the Danish capital clocking in at around €200 by their calculations. In Reykjavík Hoppa believe costs are more... Read more »

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  • Along the Thames: a step-by-step London itinerary

    Along the Thames: a step-by-step London itinerary

    August 31st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Pin London grew up around the Thames, and a stroll (or a boat ride) along its banks is one of the city’s real treats. This step-by-step itinerary, adapted from our brand new edition of The Pocket Rough Guide to London, takes in some of the river’s best sights. Pick a sunny day, sling a camera around your... Read more »

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