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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

By at April 6, 2015 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

What would happen, they all cried, to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo once Scotland left the union? Well fortunately the vote for independence was “No” and it hasn't become an issue. Of course it is doubtful that a little thing like the breaking up of a 300 year old union would have much effect on this extravagant display of marching bands and dancing

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5 Things to Do to Make Your UK Vacation More Interesting

By at July 29, 2014 | 11:24 am | 0 Comment

DO A LITERARY TOUR The English language bequeathed to the world some of the most compelling literary works in form of poems, stories and plays, which in turn inspired romantic myths about English men and women who authored them. The English countryside that inspired such remarkable literary works is compelling and attracts visitors from all over the world. Taking a

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Travel Resolutions in 2014

By at May 13, 2014 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

Every year I give myself a few resolutions. Quit smoking, lose weight, travel to a new destination, etc. As you can see, I’m still working on the quitting smoking and losing weight. However, I’m not messing up on my other one – I follow through with it, I visit a new spot every summer. It’s difficult to accomplish as there are so many great places to go. I have

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Important Tips for European Road Trips by Coach

By at April 21, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Travelling by coach can be a wonderful way to enjoy long road trips throughout the European Union. Whether you have lots of gear to take with you, or you have a group of people, the extra space a coach provides for can make the experience more enjoyable. Of course, travelling with a coach is much different than travelling in a car or some other vehicle. These tips will

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London for Horse Lovers

By at February 6, 2014 | 9:46 pm | 1 Comments

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The British are an equestrian nation without a doubt. If you are a horse lover and you're looking for fun horse related things to do around the capitol, then this is the perfect list for you. We've got everything from full participation to spectator sport on this list! Horse related events are often perfect family days out and young children love anything to do with

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Popular Horse Race Courses In The South Of England

By at December 23, 2013 | 3:14 pm | 1 Comments

Want to visit a horse race course in the South of England and don’t know where to start? There are some fantastic racecourses dotted around the South of the country, you will be spoilt for choice. If you are new to horse racing and don’t know much about the events in your local area then here is some information about the courses to get you started. Ascot If you

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Top 5 Places to Get a Holiday Home or Park Your Caravan

By at August 20, 2013 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

One of the best ways to see Britain is to get a holiday home and set a base up for further exploration. Another popular option is to take a caravan, drive the roads and explore the best of Britain. There are many Holiday homes and caravans for sale in the country. Here are a few places that we would like to go. Dorset Our goal in life is to have a holiday cottage in

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Wine Vineyard Destinations In The UK

By at June 28, 2013 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

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For people who are enthusiastic about wine, the summer is a great time for a wine-themed vacation. Wine tourism is a very popular concept, and of course there are stunning vineyards all over the world that people absolutely love to visit. There's nothing quite like sampling a region's fine wine at the actual vineyard that produces it! Many in the UK feel that wine

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Top natural attractions to see in the Forest of Dean

By at April 19, 2013 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

When it comes to natural attractions, the UK's forests are absolute treasure troves of great places to explore. Areas like the Forest of Dean, for example, are home to all kinds of magical locations - and, personally, there's nothing I love doing more on holidays than getting away from it all and discovering somewhere totally unspoilt and beautiful. I mean, it's the

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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the London Eye

By at February 11, 2013 | 7:51 pm | 0 Comment

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The London Eye is one of our favorite attractions in London. We recommend that all first time visitors take the opportunity to ride one of the largest ferris wheels in the world and get a very unique view of London from above. With careful planning, you can ensure that you'll enjoy your 'flight' on the London Eye. Here are some helpful tips. Book Ahead to Avoid the

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The top free attractions in Essex

By at January 16, 2013 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

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When it comes to entertaining your family at the weekend, the cost of going out can soon add up. Once you've factored in entrance tickets, food and travel, a day out can sometimes work out to be pricey - but this need not be the case in Essex. The county is home to some top attractions for all of the family - and best of all, many of them don't cost a single penny! I'm

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Top UK BBQ Spots

By at January 14, 2013 | 1:56 pm | 0 Comment

With the weather taking a turn for the worse and temperatures plummeting, thinking about a summer barbecue might not the first thing that comes to mind. But, when the nights (and days) are bleak, thinking of sociable summer days can lift us up. In Britain, barbecues have long been a part of our makeup. As soon as the sun is out in June, the meat is bought, the

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150th Tube anniversary Oyster card to go on sale

By at January 2, 2013 | 4:27 pm | 1 Comments

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Next year will mark 150 years since the very first Tube journey was made between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan line. To celebrate this special 150th anniversary a souvenir Oyster card will go on sale from 10 December. This celebratory Oyster card features the new Underground 150th anniversary logo which is set against a background of vintage Tube

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Beautiful Rural Delights in the UK

By at August 22, 2012 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

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Some of the most beautiful attractions in the UK are in its hills, valleys and countryside. Whilst we also boast some of the best cities in the world, it is the rural parts of the country which really characterise it. Stereotypically British things such as country fairs, cricket and rolling hills all hail from its green areas rather than the inner city and it’s

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Top 5 Haunted UK Attractions

By at August 3, 2012 | 3:45 pm | 6 Comments

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It’s scary to think that we travel far and wide for great attractions which eventually become repetitive and predictable for the family. Why not get in the spirit of summer and put the frighteners on the family with a trip to one of your local haunted abodes? For a “supernatural” day out here’s a list of spooky ghost spots around the UK. See you on the

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A guide to Jersey’s accommodation options

By at July 23, 2012 | 3:47 pm | 0 Comment

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The Channel Islands are home to a wealth of great places to stay, so if you're looking for accommodation in Jersey, it's possible to find something that will be perfect for you, whatever budget you're on. Read my guide to the available choices. Camping I love camping. I think it's the most free you can feel on holiday as you're not tied down to eating, checking in

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Best things to do with the kids in Southern England – when it’s raining

By at June 29, 2012 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

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You've spent hours searching for family holidays in the UK, scrutinising travel websites for the best deals, puzzling over maps trying to figure out the optimum route... but there's one little worry still tugging at the back of your mind. Doesn't it rain a lot in Britain? What shall we do if it does? It does indeed rain fairly often here, but the stereotype isn't

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Top 5 things to do in Pembrokeshire

By at June 27, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Want a holiday that's going to keep you busy? A trip to Pembrokeshire is certain to go down a treat as, whether you're taking the kids away for a family jaunt or having a weekend break with your partner, there will be plenty to occupy you. No matter what your interests are or the ages of your fellow holidaymakers, you won't need to worry about boredom setting in at any

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Top 5 Classic London Musicals

By at June 8, 2012 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment

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When taking a trip to London’s celebrated West End to see a musical it is possible for the future theatregoer to be spoilt for choice. What with so many new musicals opening every year, it is hard to know which out of the vast selection of shows to pick. As well as being a great place for new musicals, London’s West End houses a lot of great long running shows that

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The Trainspotting Guide to Edinburgh

By at June 6, 2012 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment

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Edinburgh is a city of literature; there’s no denying that. It’s hard to walk through the Southside without encountering a coffee shop claiming to be the place where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter, and with the dark gothic spires of the old town rising above you it’s easy to see where Robert Louis Stevenson got his inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Of course,

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Edinburgh Attractions for Kids

By at May 29, 2012 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment

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Families who are visiting Scotland don’t have to worry about running out of things to do Edinburgh when they visit. Scotland’s capital city contains several attractions that kids of all ages can appreciate. Accommodation is plentiful such as the Jurys hotel in Edinburgh situated right in the heart of the city. Whether they enjoy seeing animals, learning about science

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Manchester Attractions for Kids

By at May 29, 2012 | 8:36 am | 0 Comment

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Manchester city has a population of about 500,000 and is home to fascinating museums, world-famous sporting events and numerous activities for children. If you are planning a trip with the family you will find great accommodation packages in the Jurys hotels in Manchester.  Here are a few attractions in Manchester that kids will love. The Manchester Aquatics Centre

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss Buying in London

By at May 4, 2012 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

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The more often the word “London” is mentioned, the more difficult it is for one to find the right words to describe the sheer vibrancy of the city. It is renowned all over the world as a mecca that lures even the most reluctant shoppers. From fashion items, to the most carefully produced handicrafts, to chocolates and teas, London has everything that suits your

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English Football And A Manchester United Stadium Experience

By at March 27, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

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It was the 1998-99 season and I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford. As an Australian living in London this was an awesome opportunity. So after booking my flights to Manchester and making sure I had enough warm clothes, I was on my way. During my childhood, football (or soccer as we call it) was not a big thing in

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Best Snorkeling Sites in South West England

By at October 10, 2011 | 8:00 pm | 0 Comment

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The United Kingdom has thousands of miles of coastline, most of which is easily accessible from the major population centers. But most travelers to the U.K. don’t take advantage of this. They say that the water is cold and muddy, that there are few attractive shorelines, and that the prime spots near London get overcrowded and unappealing come summertime. While we

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Top 35 Tips for First Time UK Travellers

By at August 10, 2011 | 2:07 pm | 1 Comments

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If you’re travelling to the UK for the first time, whether on business or for pleasure, you’ll find it an exciting and enjoyable experience. However, no trip abroad is devoid of potential health and personal risks. While it is important that you learn to enjoy yourself on your trip, you shouldn’t be constantly worrying about what you should or should not be

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Top 5 London Museums for Kids

By at August 2, 2011 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

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London’s museums are some of the best in the world. However, this doesn’t matter much if you’re a seven year old with the attention span of, well, a seven year old. So how does someone manage to take advantage of all of the culture London has to offer without boring their child to death? Read on to find out how “kid friendly museum” doesn’t have to be an

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Top 12 Royal Themed Tourist Attractions in Britain

By at July 28, 2011 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment

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With just a year left until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for London, England, Scotland and Wales welcomes visitors to explore Britain’s rich royal heritage. To make planning easier, VisitBritain has pulled together the top 12 places to visit in Britain for a royal

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