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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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  • 9 quirky British islands to explore

    9 quirky British islands to explore

    April 6th, 2018Rachel Mills
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    Just a fraction of Britain’s more than 6000 islands are accessible – and even fewer are inhabited. If you’re dreaming of life, or just a holiday, on a remote coastal island you’ll know that islanders have a reputation for being rather quirky. Local traditions and customs are fiercely protected and every British island has a... 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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  • On the Roald Dahl trail in Wales

    On the Roald Dahl trail in Wales

    September 13th, 2016David Atkinson
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    Hailed as one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl’s tales have been translated into 59 languages and he has sold more than 200 million books worldwide. He is everywhere these days: from school set texts to the award-winning stage version of Matilda The Musical enthralling audiences on Broadway and in London’s West End. There’s Twit or... 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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  • 33 astonishingly beautiful pictures of North Wales

    33 astonishingly beautiful pictures of North Wales

    June 28th, 2016Kris Williams
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    Landscape photographer Kris Williams shares his best pictures of North Wales.  North Wales has a fantastic variety of mountains and coastlines. As a landscape and night-scape photographer it offers me everything I want within a short distance, whether its Anglesey surrounded by its stunning coastal views, lighthouses and medieval churches, or the diversity of Snowdonia National... 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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  • 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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  • 6 must-visit places in Wales you’ve probably never heard of

    6 must-visit places in Wales you’ve probably never heard of

    February 29th, 2016Emma Gibbs
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    For a small country, Wales offers incredible diversity – so much so that it’s one of our top travel destinations for 2018. Even better, many of Wales’ (beautiful) landscapes and experiences remain surprisingly undiscovered. From pristine white-sand beaches and rolling, quintessentially Welsh valleys to tucked-away villages, here are six places you really should visit – but which you’ve probably never... 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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  • In pictures: Wales hosts Europe’s largest Elvis Presley festival

    In pictures: Wales hosts Europe’s largest Elvis Presley festival

    October 2nd, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Last week, Porthcawl in South Wales hosted Europe’s biggest gathering of Elvis Presley lookalikes. This annual festival sees the small seaside town flooded with Elvis fans and tribute acts for a weekend-long rock ‘n’ roll romp. The action culminates on Saturday night at the The Elvies award show, “the World’s leading award show for Elvis Tribute Artists”, with awards dished out for the... Read more »

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