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The most popular beaches in the UK

The most popular beaches in the UK
  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Thursday 4 June 2015
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Many people prefer to travel abroad to find a nice sunny beach to spend time with their family and friends or indulge in watersport activities. But how about staying closer to home and discovering what our own beaches have to offer?

Ireland’s Blarney Stone

Ireland’s Blarney Stone
  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Friday 9 May 2014
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Discover the Blarney Stone, a block of bluestone in the battlements of Blarney Castle, Ireland, packed with tales, myths…and germs!

UK's best places to walk your dog

UK's best places to walk your dog
  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 24 April 2014
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Find the perfect walk for you and your dog among our selection of the best-loved walks in the UK for dogs and their owners!

Easter Activities in the UK

Easter Activities in the UK
  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Tuesday 15 April 2014
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Discover a list of fun things to do with your kids and family for Easter. From egg hunts to cultural activities, find the best way to spend Easter 2014 in the UK!

The Crooked House

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Friday 4 April 2014
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Hold on to your pint when going for a drink at the Crooked House Pub!

The best walking trails in the UK

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 26 March 2014
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Explore the UK’s most beautiful and inspiring landscapes through our shortlist of the walking trails with the most breathtaking scenery and historic sites.

Spring Equinox celebrations around the World

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 10 March 2014
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Every culture celebrates the arrival of spring in its own way. Here is our world tour of the different Spring Equinox celebrations!

The best historic sites in England

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Tuesday 4 March 2014
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Some may find history boring, but not when you’re in England! The country is home to thousands of amazing historical attractions. We’ve selected 10 of them which have captivated the best times of history!

The most enchanting places in the UK and their legends

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 26 February 2014
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The UK is full of enchanting places, many of them related to the Arthurian Legend. Whether they’re true or not, here is a list of 8 amazing places to experience the ancient myths and feel the power of magic and fairies!

And the city with the best quality of life is…

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 20 February 2014
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Discover the results of Mercer’s annual survey about the cities with the highest quality of living! The survey was conducted in 460 cities around the world. European cities dominate while Bagdad was ranked the city with the worst quality of living!

UK's Top 10 Romantic Places

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 10 February 2014
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Love is in the air…If you want something more romantic than candles and sweets for your loved one, here is our list of the 10 most romantic places to visit for an hour or a day in the UK.

10 amazing places in the World

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 29 January 2014
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From wonderful caves to majestic fields and natural wonders, discover our first selection of ten pictures of some of the most amazing places in the world that are worth a look!

The Top tourist destination in the world is…London!

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Friday 17 January 2014
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It is now official, London is the most popular tourists destination in the world!

5 of the Best Christmas Markets in the UK

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 12 December 2013
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Discover our pick of the Top 5 Christmas Markets in the UK that are worth a visit!

Cosy winter pubs in the UK

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Tuesday 10 December 2013
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If you’re looking for a warm and cosy pub to relax in after a long and busy day, here is a short selection of great British pubs across the UK to cosy up in when it’s freezing outside!

Santa Claus’s village

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 4 December 2013
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Did you know you could send Christmas letters to Santa Claus in Finland? Learn everything about Santa’s Village!

What to do on a rainy day

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Tuesday 19 November 2013
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It doesn't always rain in the UK! But when it does here are some ways to spend your day.

Best Free Museums in the UK

  • Esme Perry
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  • Thursday 31 October 2013
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Did you know that many of Britain's largest museums and national collections are free ? See our pick of the best free museums in the UK !

The 10 Best Places To Live In The World

  • Esme Perry
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  • Friday 25 October 2013
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What are the most pleasant cities in the world? After having researched 460 cities around the world, the global consulting firm Mercer established its ranking for the most pleasant places to live in 2012.

The Most Secluded Island in the World

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 21 October 2013
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Tristan da Cunha is a group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean famous for being, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s most isolated community!

Best places for cycling in the UK

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 9 October 2013
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Cycling is the perfect outdoor activity in autumn, as you will discover amazing scenery along the way.If you’re looking for a great cycle route, here is our shortlist of the best places for cycling.

Free attractions in London

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 30 September 2013
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London might be one of the most expensive cities in the world but no other city in the world has more free stuff to do. Here is a short list of free attractions in London.

Spectacular Carnivals from Around the World

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Thursday 29 August 2013
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With the Notting Hill Carnival hitting the streets of London this past weekend, it’s time to take a look at some of the world’s best carnivals! Let’s step into the world of these whimsical events full of colour, sounds, dance, and more!

Top Sights and Attractions in Paris

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Wednesday 21 August 2013
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Thanks to the Eurostar, Eurolines, and low-cost airlines, the City of Lights is only a few hours away! No trip to Paris is complete without seeing or visiting some of these top sights! Let’s take a closer look.

Royal Attractions

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Friday 16 August 2013
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Ever dreamed of being a prince or a princess? Spend a day like royalty at these Royal attractions!

A Day at the Beach! Our Picks for the Best Beaches in the UK

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 6 August 2013
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No need to travel to the Mediterranean or the Caribbean for a beautiful beach! There are many right here at home! Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best beaches in the UK.

The Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Monday 5 August 2013
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The UK has 28 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 13 more that have been submitted to the Tentative List. Recently, the site TripAdvisor and UNESCO teamed together to find out which World Heritage sites were the most highly recommended.

Afternoon Tea – A Truly Royal Tradition

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 30 July 2013
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Drinking tea is not just for cold weather. It’s something we enjoy during all seasons, even when it’s hot outside.

Europe's Best Roller coasters

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 29 July 2013
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Every summer, a trip to a theme park is a must-do. Check out our list of the most spectacular roller coasters in Europe!

The Most Beautiful Little Known Beaches in the World

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Friday 26 July 2013
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The 10 most beautiful beaches in the world that will have you dreaming of your summer holidays! These are little known beaches and small coves, difficult to access, which makes them even more beautiful! Kick off your shoes and enjoy the photos!

10 Must-See British Castles

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Wednesday 17 July 2013
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France may be famous for its castles in the Loire Valley, but there are many gems right here at home. Let’s take a look at some of Britain’s prized castles.

Island Hopping in Scotland

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 16 July 2013
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Why travel far and wide to visit breathtaking islands and gorgeous beaches? Let’s do some island hopping by taking a look at our selection of the most beautiful Scottish Isles!

Our Selection of the Top Theme Parks in the UK

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Monday 15 July 2013
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Looking for an adventure close to home? Check out our choices for the best theme parks to visit right here in the UK!

The Best Zoos in the UK

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Friday 5 July 2013
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Whether you have children, are an animal-lover, or are looking for a fun place to visit, the zoo is the perfect outing for all ages! Let’s take a look at some of the best zoos the UK has to offer.

Time for a Picnic! The Best Places to Picnic in the UK

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 2 July 2013
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Summer is upon us! What better way to enjoy the warm weather and sun than a picnic? Whether close to home or away on holiday, an outdoor meal is a nice way to relax. Here are some of the best places to picnic!

Summer in the UK

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 25 June 2013
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Can’t travel this summer? There are many fun things happening right here in the UK to help you make the most of the summer season!

Preferred Summer Destinations of the Brits

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 25 June 2013
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Looking for your perfect summer holiday destination or just curious as to where others will be spending their summer holidays? We’re taking a look at the most popular destinations for summer holidays!