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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Italy

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Italy

    June 13th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Italy has long been one of Europe’s most popular destinations. From the magnificent remnants of ancient Rome to the coolest in contemporary culture, secret beaches to snow-covered peaks, tranquil countryside to frenetic city streets, plus an all-pervasive passion for food – the allure of this boot-shaped nation has proven itself timeless. With so much diversity, deciding where to go in Italy... Read more »

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  • 6 great places to visit by train in Europe

    6 great places to visit by train in Europe

    June 10th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    There are few better ways to see Europe than by rail. Budget flights might abound, but nothing can match the experience of travelling by train. Forget about tedious airport transfers and unsociable departure times, by rail you’ll get glorious views, spacious seats and – best of all – the ability to hop off a train... Read more »

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  • We slept with the lions in London Zoo – and now you can too

    We slept with the lions in London Zoo – and now you can too

    June 9th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    Wondering where to stay when you next visit London? London Zoo just made your decision a bit easier. Forget glitzy hotels in Covent Garden or banged-up hostels in King’s Cross, you can now book a night at London’s first ever lion safari lodge. Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson slept over in London Zoo’s brand new... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to the Faroe Islands

    A first-timer’s guide to the Faroe Islands

    June 7th, 2016Ros Walford
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    Way out in the cool North Atlantic Ocean, there’s a cluster of craggy islands inhabited primarily by sheep and puffins. The Faroe Islands are Scandinavia’s ultimate off-the-beaten-track destination. Here’s our guide to what to expect on your first trip to this remote archipelago. What and where are the Faroe Islands? Contrary to popular misconception, the... Read more »

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  • The best places to get off the tourist trail in Rome 

    The best places to get off the tourist trail in Rome 

    May 24th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Ticked off Rome’s big sights and wondering where to go next? Natasha Foges picks some of the city’s off-the-beaten track highlights. Lose yourself in the Quartiere Coppedè There’s so much to grab tourists’ attention in central Rome that a magical spot like the Quartiere Coppedè can go unnoticed. Tucked away in the Trieste quarter (tram... Read more »

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  • Quiz: where should you go on a European road trip this summer?

    Quiz: where should you go on a European road trip this summer?

    May 20th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Got wheels, wanderlust and some time this summer? A European road trip beckons. The continent just can’t be beaten when it comes to epic journeys, from Spain‘s scenic coastal drives to Germany‘s astonishing roadside alpine vistas. Not sure where to start? Take the quiz below.

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  • A coastal trail with a difference: sea kayaking in Northern Ireland

    A coastal trail with a difference: sea kayaking in Northern Ireland

    May 19th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    The Northern Irish coast is justifiably famous for its beauty, all craggy inlets and brooding cliffs topped by crumbling castles. Most people explore this coastline from the land, walking along the clifftops and driving the winding road that snakes along from the Scotland-facing east coast to the large inlet of Derry in the west. But... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to France

    Video: a 1 minute guide to France

    May 17th, 2016Colt St. George
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    There’s little wonder that the land of châteaux, Champagne and croissants regularly tops lists of the world’s most visited countries. France beguiles travellers from around the globe, whether they come to laze on the beaches, ski in the mountains or soak up the culture in the capital. From the rugged coastline of Brittany to the charming villages of Provence,... Read more »

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  • Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    May 17th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Split and Dubrovnik are the stars of Croatian tourism. Both have an ancient core historic enough to be listed by UNESCO yet vibrant enough to remain home to a sizeable local population. Both have beaches backed by clear waters, fresh local seafood and plentiful bars with Adriatic views. And both have appeared in Game of... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons to love Leicester

    6 reasons to love Leicester

    May 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    In the future, British children won’t study the Biblical story of how David triumphed over Goliath with the sling of a stone. Oh no. They’ll study the shock 2015/16 English Premier League season, when underdogs Leicester City won the title despite starting the campaign with odds of 5000/1 to become champions. But there’s more to... Read more »

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  • A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    May 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Reykjavík, a bustling port and the world’s most northerly capital, draws visitors from across the globe in record-breaking numbers – and its popularity shows no signs of waning. This is a city with a reputation for hedonistic revelry, where highbrow museums mix with colourful streets and buzzing nightlife. Ready to see what all the fuss... Read more »

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