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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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    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 neck... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    August 26th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The ingredients for a great European weekend break are simple. You’ll need a walkable city centre, a handful of excellent restaurants, some cool bars, affordable places to stay, interesting attractions and good transport. Lyon, one of France’s most delightful small cities and the country’s culinary capital, offers all these and more. Here’s why it should... Read more »

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  • In pictures: 12 reasons why you should visit Ireland

    In pictures: 12 reasons why you should visit Ireland

    August 23rd, 2016Philip Joyce
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    With its remote beauty, rugged landscapes and windswept coastlines, Ireland is a photographer’s dream. Philip Joyce shares some of his favourite pictures of Ireland.  The Emerald Isle is one of the most spectacular locations on the planet. From rolling hills to vast cliffs and beautiful coastal drives, Ireland rivals anywhere in the world when it comes to stunning vistas... Read more »

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  • You can now play cult 90s gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London

    You can now play cult 90s gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London

    August 22nd, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    That’s right. Those days of buying a nylon jumpsuit and turning your house into a makeshift obstacle course are over. Thanks to a crowd-funded project set up by three visionary twenty-somethings, you can now play the cult nineties gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London. We sent Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson along to... Read more »

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  • Beyond tapas: the Spanish food and drink you need to devour

    Beyond tapas: the Spanish food and drink you need to devour

    August 15th, 2016Esme Fox
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    Spain is known throughout the world for its Mediterranean diet, heavily featuring seafood, meat and fresh vegetables, all splashed with a healthy dose of olive oil. But while you may think Spanish cuisine is all about tapas, paella and sangria, there are many more dishes that are not so well known, but are just as... Read more »

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  • 8 great alternative UK city breaks

    8 great alternative UK city breaks

    August 15th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    London, Edinburgh, Cardiff… These are the usual suspects when visitors are thinking about UK city breaks. But there are actually 66 other cities to be explored throughout this land, each with something different to offer. Here’s our pick of the 8 best alternative UK city breaks. 1. Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast rarely makes the cut on... Read more »

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  • Brave new world: the quirks of Finland’s saunas

    Brave new world: the quirks of Finland’s saunas

    August 11th, 2016Luke Waterson
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    To Finns, it is the most natural thing on the planet: disrobing, sweating it out naked in front of strangers in temperatures of 80°C, occasionally self-flagellating and, ideally, following up with a plunge into water only a fraction above freezing. To the rest of the world, Finland’s tradition of sauna frequenting – the cornerstone of... Read more »

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  • 7 highlights that make Genoa Italy’s most delicious city

    7 highlights that make Genoa Italy’s most delicious city

    August 10th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Genoa is way off most travellers’ itineraries, but it’s time this northern Italian beauty – and its outstanding local cuisine – gets the recognition it deserves, says Natasha Foges. Genoa might just be Italy’s most under-appreciated city. Though overshadowed by the starrier sights of Venice, Florence and Rome, it’s a cultural heavyweight in its own... Read more »

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

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

    August 9th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    One of the sunniest and liveliest capital cities in Europe, Madrid has a lot to take pride in. Indeed, its inhabitants, the Madrileños, are so proud of their city that they modestly declare “desde Madrid al Cielo”: that after Madrid there is only one remaining destination – Heaven. While their claim may be open to dispute,... Read more »

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  • 5 reasons why Nijmegen might just be the Netherlands’ summer capital

    5 reasons why Nijmegen might just be the Netherlands’ summer capital

    August 8th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Nijmegen is a lively university city around an hour-and-a-half by train from Amsterdam. Beyond its famous Four Days Marches, it’s a fairly unassuming place and doesn’t exactly sit on the country’s tourist trail. But, with typical Dutch confidence – after all, the saying goes “God created the world and the Dutch created the Netherlands” – this... Read more »

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