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  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    July 31st, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    So you’ve gawked at the guards of Buckingham Palace, hiked up Snowdon and hit the beach – what next? From lethal motorcycle races to mountain towns that look like something out of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, here are 8 unconventional things to do in the UK. 1. Horse about at Scotland’s Common Ridings The Common Ridings of the Scottish border towns of Hawick, Selkirk,... Read more »

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  • This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    July 16th, 2015Colt St. George
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    You’ve dug a moat, successfully sculpted a mound higher than your knees and managed to drizzle a viscous mixture of sand and salt water over the château spires (for that drippy je ne sais quoi) – then some rogue child bulldozes your beach creation back to oblivion. Well, it was never as good as it... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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  • The top ten best ever British hikes

    The top ten best ever British hikes

    July 28th, 2014Site Editor
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    Our green and boggy isle may be small, but one thing’s for certain: it’s home to some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe, if not the world. Sure, our much lamented climate means you’ll likely get a soaking or three (four if you’re in Scotland), but with everything from coastal strolls to fearsome scrambles,... Read more »

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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Map: beer from around the world

    Map: beer from around the world

    March 31st, 2014Charles Parkes
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    Beer-lovers rejoice: the British Government recently announced that a pint of beer in the UK will be a whole one penny cheaper than before. Not exactly saving a fortune, but why would that matter when you have thousands of alternatives from around the world? From the Belgian Chimay to the Turkish Efes, Europe alone has much... Read more »

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  • Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    March 27th, 2014Charles Parkes
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    It’s less than 100 days until the Tour de France begins, and the organisers of the opening stages are already gearing up for the Grand Départ with the announcement of 17 spectator hubs earlier this week. The race begins in Yorkshire, making it the first time the Tour has ever visited the north. Prepare yourself... Read more »

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  • The world’s scariest extreme sports

    The world’s scariest extreme sports

    March 17th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • The best places to visit in May

    The best places to visit in May

    March 13th, 2014Stephen Keeling
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    May is the perfect time to travel in the northern hemisphere. With the weather warming up, fewer tourists and lower prices than the peak summer months, the beaches of the Caribbean and the Med are prime targets, but there’s plenty going on elsewhere. From New Orleans jazz to a whale shark festival in Australia, here... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in April

    The best places to visit in April

    February 17th, 2014Shafik Meghji
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    April is a fantastic month to travel. Spring in the northern hemisphere brings warmer weather, making it an excellent time to soak up the early sun in Marrakesh or take in the rhododendron displays in Sikkim. Over in Australia you can visit Uluru without the crowds, while California’s Coachella festival and Austria’s Snowbombing provide partying aplenty. Here... Read more »

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