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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Europe – chosen by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Europe – chosen by you

    March 4th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Pin To celebrate publication of the new Rough Guide to First-Time Europe, we took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our followers to vote for the most beautiful places in Europe. After much debate, it was whittled it down to the top ten. These are the most beautiful places in Europe – as chosen by you. 10. Iceland... Read more »

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  • Why London is the world’s most eccentric city

    Why London is the world’s most eccentric city

    March 1st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    London is celebrated for many things. And rightly so; it’s up there with the most progressive, creative and historic cities in the world. But here at Rough Guides the thing we love most about London is its marvellous eccentricities. Pin While editing the latest Rough Guide to London, Greg Dickinson took note of some of... Read more »

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  • 30 things to do on your first trip to Europe

    30 things to do on your first trip to Europe

    March 1st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Europe offers more architecture, wine, music, fashion, theatre and gastronomy per square kilometre than any other continent. It boasts over seven hundred million people, in excess of 450 World Heritage Sites and more renowned paintings than you can point your camera at. Which means heading off the main routes will still land you waist-deep in... Read more »

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  • 6 must-visit places in Wales you’ve probably never heard of

    6 must-visit places in Wales you’ve probably never heard of

    February 29th, 2016Emma Gibbs
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    For a small country, Wales offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and experiences, many of which remain surprisingly undiscovered. From pristine white-sand beaches and rolling, quintessentially Welsh valleys to tucked away villages, here six places you really should visit – but which you’ve probably never heard of. 1. The Tywi Valley, south Wales In the... Read more »

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  • The best rooftop bars in London

    The best rooftop bars in London

    February 17th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    On those precious sunny London days, there’s no better feeling than sitting outside with a drink. Pub gardens have their time and place, but in a city growing taller by the day, there are more and more places where you can get up high. Here’s our pick of the best rooftop bars in London. Frank’s,... Read more »

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  • Our expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Lisbon

    Our expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Lisbon

    February 9th, 2016Matthew Hancock
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    Heading to the Portuguese capital this year? Whether you want rich history or shops galore, these are the best areas to stay in Lisbon according to our expert. Best for the historic centre: Baixa and Chiado Lisbon’s Baixa, or ‘downtown’, is an appealing oblong of handsome buildings flanked by the squares of Rossio, Figueira and the... Read more »

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  • A British institution: the best afternoon tea in London

    A British institution: the best afternoon tea in London

    February 4th, 2016Rebecca Hallett
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    It’s no secret that, for Brits, tea is not just tea – it’s a national institution. All too often, though, treating yourself to an afternoon tea can translate to spending a couple of hours eating tiny sandwiches and slightly dry slices of cake, then paying £50 for the privilege. Luckily, we’ve done all the arduous... Read more »

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  • 14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

    February 2nd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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  • Why now’s the time to visit Nottingham, England

    Why now’s the time to visit Nottingham, England

    January 28th, 2016David Atkinson
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    It may not feature on top of everyone’s British city bucket list, but it’s time to see this East Midlands city in a new light. Nottingham boasts a slew of new attractions for 2016, a recently expanded tram network and a burgeoning independent arts scene. Plus, in the year when the stalwart British fashion designer... Read more »

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  • Emilia-Romagna: Tuscany without the crowds

    Emilia-Romagna: Tuscany without the crowds

    January 27th, 2016Jools Stone
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    Blame Frances Mayes. Ever since she penned Under the Tuscan Sun twenty years ago the region has seen an unstoppable influx of English and American tourists descend on the area, which has left neighbouring regions, with just as much to offer, decidedly in the shade. Emilia-Romagna, home to an officially designated ‘Food Valley’, the majority... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best weekend breaks in the UK

    10 of the best weekend breaks in the UK

    January 25th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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    From city breaks to romantic countryside escapes, options for short trips in the UK abound. Whether you’re looking to get active, overindulge or just chill out, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our pick of the best weekend breaks in the UK. Need more inspiration? We’ve also rounded up 20 of the most memorable places to stay. Best for romance:... Read more »

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