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The meanings behind 27 quirky British city names

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Rules do not always apply! Prepared to be left tongue-twisted after trying to pronounce some these unusual place names for locations in the United Kingdom.

best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

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Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

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Top 10 places to visit in London

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Vibrant and edgy London offers a hoard of things to do and famous places to visit; here are just 10 of the top attractions and activities in London.

Top 10 places to visit in the UK

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Whether you're just visiting or moving to the UK, this tour of top 10 sites in the UK will take you everywhere from the 'Jurassic coast' to royal pomp.

Tall Tales from the Jolly English Pirate: Top five London markets

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Spend your weekends perusing the best and trendiest of London's markets that offer something special.

Britain's 'atheist church' set to go global

Britain's 'atheist church' set to go global

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The Sunday Assembly is the brainchild of two comedians who created gatherings for atheists based on aspects of religious worship.

Family weekend getaways in the UK

Family weekend getaways in the UK

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If you have just moved to the UK, here are some fun ideas for weekend trips around the country you can take with your family.

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

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Travel writer Rick Steves urges you to get out of town -- and discover Europe's natural beauty.

Rick Steves: Britain's oldest university towns

Rick Steves: Britain's oldest university towns

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Travel assignment from Rick Steves: Visit one of Britain's university towns for a heady mix of history, pubs, and youthful fun.

Rick Steves: York - vikings, bygone lifestyles, and England's top church

Rick Steves: York - vikings, bygone lifestyles, and England's top church

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Travel writer Rick Steves sails back to the bygone days of York.

Museums in London

Museums in London

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Expatica presents its selection of top museums in London.

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

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Travel guru Rick Steves offers these tips on when and how to haggle in the markets and bazaars of Europe.

Rick Steves: Plunging into the Lake District

Rick Steves: Plunging into the Lake District

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Travel writer Rick Steves explores the Lake District, a land where nature rules.



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