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  • The most beautiful places in Scotland – as voted by you

    The most beautiful places in Scotland – as voted by you

    October 4th, 2017Mike MacEacheran
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  • On the fringes of Edinburgh: 8 ways to explore the city’s quirky side

    On the fringes of Edinburgh: 8 ways to explore the city’s quirky side

    August 30th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    During August, all rules and social conventions are put to one side when Edinburgh hosts the world’s biggest arts festival. Actors perform improvised soliloquies on the Royal Mile – often on stilts, and maybe smothered in something – while this year one troop of comedians took it upon themselves to perform part of their show... Read more »

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  • 8 alternative UK winter breaks

    8 alternative UK winter breaks

    November 7th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    The UK gets pretty grim during the winter, with its dark, early nights and splutteringly cold weather. But if you can’t wait until spring to start having fun again, there’s still hope. Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson has compiled eight ideas for alternative UK breaks during the winter months, from a singing retreat in Northumberland to... Read more »

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  • 8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

    8 spectacular remote places in Scotland

    September 19th, 2016Robin McKelvie
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    Scotland’s cities offer myriad urban charms, but if you want to really get to the heart of the country, you need to get into the wild. Making up 69 percent of the UK coastline and boasting more than 800 islands, Scotland is home to some of the last great wildernesses in Europe. From the Highlands to the... Read more »

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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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  • 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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  • 7 things every family must do in the Scottish Highlands

    7 things every family must do in the Scottish Highlands

    June 20th, 2016Keith Drew
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    Wild landscapes and deserted beaches. Fine food and outdoor adventure. Deer, dolphins and mythical monsters. As Rough Guides Managing Editor Keith Drew discovered, the Scottish Highlands have all the ingredients for a family holiday to remember. 1. Row, row, row your boat Where better to start your family sortie into the Highlands than at Scotland‘s most picturesque loch? Ferries connect some of Loch... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the great British seaside

    In pictures: the great British seaside

    June 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Trips to the seaside, rain or shine, are a great British summer tradition. So what better way to welcome in summer than a round up of some seriously British moments captured by Picfair’s best photographers? Here are some of our favourite photos of the great British seaside. Woolacombe beach, North Devon By Steve Meddle /... 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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  • The most romantic places in the UK

    The most romantic places in the UK

    December 31st, 2015Phoebe Lowndes
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  • 7 must-visit places in Scotland you’ve probably never heard of

    7 must-visit places in Scotland you’ve probably never heard of

    December 28th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Scotland sports such a strong selection of tourist attractions – from castles and cabers to kilts and whisky – it’s easy to forget that there is much more to this land. Venture away from the cities and you’ll find rugged mountains, remote glens and mile-upon-mile of wave-lashed beaches. Ready to explore? Here are seven Scottish places that you’ve probably... Read more »

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