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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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  • 10 reasons why Cardiff is one of the coolest cities in the UK

    10 reasons why Cardiff is one of the coolest cities in the UK

    July 17th, 2015Norm Longley
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    Capital of Wales since 1955, Cardiff is unrecognisable even from just a few years ago. With an exhilarating mix of heavyweight cultural sights, exciting regeneration projects – not least the revitalized Cardiff Bay – world-class sport, a prolific music scene and some seriously banging nightlife, it’s easy to see why Cardiff now ranks alongside London... Read more »

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  • 20 unforgettable places to stay in Great Britain

    20 unforgettable places to stay in Great Britain

    July 8th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    If you didn’t know that the “Great” in Great Britain was strictly a geographical term (it refers to the largest island – containing England, Scotland and Wales – of the British Isles), you’d be tempted to give Britain the accolade anyway. From dynamic London to misty Scottish mountains, there’s enough to see and do here to... Read more »

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  • You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    June 19th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Who wants to drive for hours on winding Welsh roads, or take one of those tiny local stopping trains, when you could hop on the back of a dragon and make the journey between Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in just 32 minutes? No, the Queen of Dragons from Game of Thrones hasn’t taken over Wales (although we’re... 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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  • 21 things everyone should know before visiting Britain

    21 things everyone should know before visiting Britain

    June 12th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Brits can be a funny lot. The country might be small, but you could spend a lifetime learning its quirks and idiosyncrasies. Regional pronunciation, strange road rules and its renowned drinking culture can all prove hazardous to the first-time visitor. Here’s our guide to surviving in Blighty. 1. There are three nations in Britain First... Read more »

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  • You can now zip line through Wales at 100mph

    You can now zip line through Wales at 100mph

    May 1st, 2015Rachel Mills
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    If you’ve ever dreamed of flying through the air at high speed, or wondered what it might be like to jump off a large metal platform and leave your fate in the hands of some rope and wires, then Zip World Titan is for you. Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills visited the disused quarry in... Read more »

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  • 13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    April 30th, 2015Daniel Neilson
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    It’s an utterly sparkling, adventurous and intoxicating time for beer right now. The number of British breweries is pushing 1400, and there are 70 in London alone – in 2006 there were only two in the capital. Hundreds of small, highly experimental craft brewers have sprung up in garages and industrial estates using borrowed, begged... Read more »

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  • A giant underground trampoline has opened in a cave in Wales

    A giant underground trampoline has opened in a cave in Wales

    April 17th, 2015Rachel Mills
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    Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills goes deep underground in the heart of Snowdonia National Park to discover the latest, and craziest, adventure activity in North Wales. A Victorian slate mine close to the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog was once where miners wielded hammers and chisels to eke out a hard living from the rock. Today, it’s... Read more »

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  • 11 breathtaking Welsh views

    11 breathtaking Welsh views

    March 30th, 2015Site Editor
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    Picturesque Wales has long drawn holidaymakers to its unspoilt countryside, rugged mountainous terrain and long, lonely coastline. Whether you’re after a dream-like hike or scenic drive, beautiful views aren’t hard to find. Here are some of our authors’ favourites – walks, nature reserves, beaches, railway journeys and much more – taken from new Rough Guide... Read more »

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  • Video: 24 things you shouldn’t miss in Wales

    Video: 24 things you shouldn’t miss in Wales

    March 5th, 2015Site Editor
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    Once voted one of the world’s most beautiful countries by Rough Guides readers, Wales has something for everyone. From the mountains to the stunning coastline, here are our top things not to miss in Wales. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • Through the looking glass: find the real Alice in Wonderland

    Through the looking glass: find the real Alice in Wonderland

    March 2nd, 2015David Atkinson
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    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. That means Mad Hatters and Cheshire Cats will be everywhere from London to Manchester this spring. But Alice’s story finds its heartland in the villages of Cheshire, where the author was born, and in a seaside resort in... Read more »

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