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  • Prague Fringe: a gilded arts festival in the Golden City

    Prague Fringe: a gilded arts festival in the Golden City

    May 21st, 2018Joseph Reaney
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    Prague is famous for its live theatre scene, from opera and ballet to black light theatre. But did you know it also hosts continental Europe’s largest – and longest-running – English-language arts festival? Now in its seventeenth year, the Prague Fringe Festival is firmly established as a major alternative arts event, showcasing a heady mix... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Madrid

    An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Madrid

    May 15th, 2018Simon Baskett
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    A trio of world-class art galleries, an atmospheric historic core, the most successful club in the history of football and some of the best tapas, bars and nightlife in the whole of Spain: Madrid has something to offer everyone. With accommodation taking up a large slice of most travellers’ budgets, deciding where to stay may be... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    May 10th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    With its rugged, edge-of-the-world vistas, the stunning Hebridean island of Islay in Scotland‘s Argyll region has an aura of isolation. But as our videographer Colt St. George found out, it’s a breeze to get to – whichever direction you’re coming from. And while Islay is rightly famed for the peaty goodness of its whisky, there... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018

    6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018

    May 4th, 2018Matthew Hancock
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    Portugal is less than three hours’ flight time from the UK, while flights from the US are generally available for under $500. Moreover, once you get there, it’s one of the cheapest destinations in the EU. But if those reasons are not enough to persuade you, here are six more why Portugal is the must-try... Read more »

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  • Your Portugal itinerary: 4 road trip ideas to explore the country

    Your Portugal itinerary: 4 road trip ideas to explore the country

    May 3rd, 2018Matthew Hancock
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    Portugal is having a real purple patch right now. It’s one of the safest and least expensive countries in Europe with a balmy year-round sunny climate. Your dilemma might be where to head for first, as there are regular low-cost flights to Porto in the north, Lisbon in the centre and the Algarve in the... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    April 30th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Wondering where to go in Portugal? From buzzing, up-and-coming Porto to Lisbon‘s famous nightlife and the ever-popular golden beaches of the Algarve, Portugal has something to offer any kind of traveller. Here, we list the best places to visit in Portugal.   Discover more of Portugal with The Rough Guide to Portugal. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget... Read more »

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  • Hazy days on the Scottish Riviera: 5 reasons to visit Dumfries & Galloway now

    Hazy days on the Scottish Riviera: 5 reasons to visit Dumfries & Galloway now

    April 27th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    There are two very different streams down in Dumfries & Galloway, the region that makes up Scotland’s southwest corner. First, with the region sitting on the shoulder of the English Lake District, there is – inevitably – a stream of cross-border traffic plying the A74. But there’s a second stream – and if the tourists... Read more »

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  • Beyond Snowdon: the best alternative hikes in Wales

    Beyond Snowdon: the best alternative hikes in Wales

    April 25th, 2018Luke Waterson
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    Wales-bound hikers invariably make a beeline for Snowdon, Britain’s highest mountain outside of Scotland. But with annual visitor numbers cresting the 600,000 mark, and the Snowdonia Society raising concerns last year about the negative effects on the peak and its paths, it could be high time to turn elsewhere for a weekend of walking. In... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful region in Scotland: the results!

    The most beautiful region in Scotland: the results!

    April 20th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    In a country as stunning as Scotland, how do you choose the most beautiful region? VisitScotland asked us to help them find out, so we ran a poll with our readers, inviting you to vote for the fairest of them all. After more than 4000 votes, the results are now in. Check out the video below for... Read more »

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  • Alternative Prague: escaping the tourist trail

    Alternative Prague: escaping the tourist trail

    April 20th, 2018Joseph Reaney
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    Prague is one of Europe’s most visited cities. Millions of tourists come to the Czech capital each year for its romantic hilltop castle, its intricate astronomical clock and its statue-lined medieval bridge. And 2018 is busier than ever, with the city celebrating 100 years since the founding of Czechoslovakia. Yet for all its headline attractions,... Read more »

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  • How to ace Aberdeen: an expert’s guide to the Granite City

    How to ace Aberdeen: an expert’s guide to the Granite City

    April 18th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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    With more than thirty other namesakes around the world – from New South Wales in Australia to South Africa’s Eastern Cape – Scotland’s Aberdeen remains the original and best, wearing its history well. Known as the Granite City, and built on centuries of nautical heritage – herring fishing, whaling, shipbuilding, and the far more recent offshore oil boom, which took off like a... Read more »

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  • Reconsidering Turkey: why the time to go is now

    Reconsidering Turkey: why the time to go is now

    April 9th, 2018Marco Ferrarese
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    Turkey is the most accessible of the Middle Eastern nations. A natural land bridge, it connects the eastern part of Europe to the Caucasus, and the viridian Black Sea coast to the arid Arab peninsula. With Emirates, Etihad and most major airlines serving flights to Istanbul, you can easily fly from Europe, the United States and... Read more »

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