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Ancient stones of the Scottish isles

Fought over for hundreds of years, the more than 500 islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast are a traveller’s paradise cloaked in mist and rain.
04 March 2013


Peaks and panoramas of Yorkshire

Explore villages packed with history and tackle challenging mountain hikes in the northern English county.
22 February 2013


The Passport blog

The UK's newest royal destination

The former manufacturing city of Leicester is capitalising on the recent discovery of Richard III’s skeleton.
Read more… 15 February 2013


In search of a lost Moroccan oasis

North of the Sahara and east of the Atlantic shore is the least known of Morocco’s great mountain ranges. Meet the people of the Anti Atlas, for whom walking is a way of life.
Read more… 14 February 2013


In the footsteps of Vasco da Gama

The famous voyager who blazed new trade routes to India spent most of his life in Portugal’s Alentejo region, but visitors need the persistence of an explorer to follow his trail.
Read more… 12 February 2013


Five extended weekends from Europe

Desert camps, US city breaks and the mysterious Caucasus are all within reach for a short holiday.
Read more… 06 February 2013


Rome's urban gems

From iconic basilicas to gardens with a past, Italy’s capital city has provided a stunning backdrop for thousands of years’ worth of history.
30 January 2013


The classic wonders of Rome

Discover the hidden histories of the Eternal City’s extraordinary monuments, from millennia-old ruins to glorious cathedrals and Renaissance masterpieces.
Read more… 30 January 2013


Navigating the waterways of Bruges

Historic canals and traditional seafood maintain the Belgian city’s unwavering ties to the water.
28 January 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to historic Istanbul

From Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces, Istanbul's well-preserved heritage is still very present on a visit to Turkey’s largest city.
Read more… 25 January 2013


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