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  • A guide to Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games venues

    A guide to Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games venues

    July 23rd, 2014Helen Ochyra
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    For too many years Glasgow has laboured under a negative – and unfair – reputation. Scotland’s second city suffered greatly in the twentieth century from industrial decline, but in the twenty-first it has gained a new lease of life. The Clyde has been cleaned up, the inner city regenerated and the hotel and restaurant scene... Read more »

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  • Have the island of Colonsay in Scotland to yourself

    Have the island of Colonsay in Scotland to yourself

    July 16th, 2014Ken Wallingford
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    Hiking through rain, wind and (eventually) sunshine, Rough Guides writer Ken Wallingford discovers a too-often forgotten island where straying off the beaten path is the only way to trek. Here’s an account of his journey on Colonsay, Scotland. As the ferry from Oban approaches Colonsay, a hazy ceiling of mist hangs over our heads. Beyond... Read more »

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  • Our favourite things to do in Glasgow

    Our favourite things to do in Glasgow

    July 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    Set on the banks of the mighty River Clyde, this former industrial giant can seem less than enticing as you approach. However, after a little time exploring visitors will find a city that is, in its own idiosyncratic way, a cultured and dynamic place well worth getting to know. Taken from the Rough Guides Snapshot Glasgow, here are... Read more »

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  • A guide to the best Scottish islands

    A guide to the best Scottish islands

    June 20th, 2014Helen Ochyra
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    If asked to guess, how many islands would you say there are in Scotland? A few dozen perhaps, or a couple of hundred? Would you raise an eyebrow if we told you it’s actually more than 700? And that Scotland has more than 10% of Europe’s entire coastline? That’s a lot of islands to explore –... Read more »

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  • CLOSED Win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers

    CLOSED Win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers

    June 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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     Congratulations to our winner Francesca de Vries, whose answer was: “Cape Town South Africa it has all you need 2 oceans a beautiful mountain and an amazing wine route.” This month we’re offering you the chance to win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers to spend on any cottage you like here in the UK and... Read more »

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  • 5 of the best running routes in Britain

    5 of the best running routes in Britain

    June 2nd, 2014Jen and Sim Benson
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    Whether you want to keep fit while on holiday, or just explore new corners of the UK on foot, Jen and Sim Benson – authors of the new Wild Running: 150 Adventures on the Trails & Fells of Britain – have compiled their five favourite running routes in Britain.  East Cornwall The south east of Cornwall boasts... Read more »

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  • Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    May 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Holiday homes for stoners, electric tuk tuks, and the website that promises to freeze airfares solid: it’s the latest travel news briefing from Rough Guides. Finding fair fares Have you ever held back from booking a flight, only to check again later and find that the fare has shot skywards? Well check this out: a... Read more »

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  • Why Glasgow is great for cycling

    Why Glasgow is great for cycling

    May 16th, 2014Meera Dattani
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    In anticipation of this year’s Commonwealth Games, Meera Dattani finds out how to explore Glasgow on a bike. There are no brakes. The gears are fixed. Your shoes are clipped into the pedals and don’t clip out with ease. You’re essentially attached to your bike. Then there’s the bigger question of how do you slow... Read more »

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  • Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    May 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The Landmark Trust have been restoring buildings for almost fifty years and now have nearly 200 buildings in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, France and Italy. Here are some of our favourite unusual places to stay by the Landmark Trust: Clavell Tower, Wareham, England Pin Rescued from the edge of a crumbling cliff along... Read more »

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  • Around the world in twenty artworks

    Around the world in twenty artworks

    May 9th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • The world’s best boozy breaks

    The world’s best boozy breaks

    April 22nd, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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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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