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  • 12 dreamy pictures of Ireland

    12 dreamy pictures of Ireland

    August 23rd, 2016Philip Joyce
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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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  • 6 of the best road trips in the UK

    6 of the best road trips in the UK

    June 21st, 2016Mike MacEacheran
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    There is something about a road trip that creates an endless state of heightened excitement. It comes with a heart-in-mouth, funfair-like thrill. And no matter the destination, a road trip unfolds at the same, ascending rhythm. Back roads are followed (whenever possible), motorway service stations are avoided (at all costs), and the countryside flits by... Read more »

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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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  • 10 great reasons to visit Northern Ireland

    10 great reasons to visit Northern Ireland

    December 7th, 2015Norm Longley
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    It has often had to play second fiddle to its southern neighbour, but Northern Ireland offers a diversity of attractions that frequently confounds first-time visitors. Rejuvenated and irrepressible, Belfast now rivals any of the UK’s capital cities, but in addition, the country manifests superb natural heritage – including one of the world’s great coastal road... Read more »

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  • The best pubs in Ireland for traditional music

    The best pubs in Ireland for traditional music

    September 7th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    If the Irish didn’t invent the pub, they’ve certainly espoused its cause with great vigour. The pub retains a pivotal place in Irish society. It’s the place where stories are narrated, deals and pacts are made, jokes are told and traditional music is heard. During the 1990s, the “Irish pub” concept (albeit with “authentic” period... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous UK landmarks?

    Quiz: can you name these famous UK landmarks?

    June 19th, 2015Tom Beetham
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    How well do you know the UK? Do you know your castles from your stately homes and your abbeys from your cathedrals? Take this test to find out. Can you name these ten famous UK landmarks? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • Video: 24 of our favourite things about Ireland

    Video: 24 of our favourite things about Ireland

    March 12th, 2015Site Editor
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    Ireland is a beguiling place: there are craggy coastal cliffs, lively pubs and history abounds. These are our favourite things to do in Ireland. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • Dublin: what to see in the Year of Irish Design

    Dublin: what to see in the Year of Irish Design

    March 6th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    This is the year to discover the Irish capital’s burgeoning creative scene. The country’s designers are stepping into the limelight to celebrate the Year of Irish Design, and Dublin is taking centre stage as 2015’s World Design Hub. Visitors already arrive in their droves for the city’s the literary connections, the Guinness and that intangible... Read more »

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  • Win a cycling trip for two along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

    Win a cycling trip for two along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

    January 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. With hundreds of scenic roads and tracks ripe for exploring, there’s no better way to see the Irish countryside than on two wheels. Enter this competition and you could be the lucky winner of an IrelandWays.com cycling trip for two… We’re giving one lucky pair the chance to cycle one of... Read more »

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  • 19 places for a digital detox

    19 places for a digital detox

    November 14th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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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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