England Journals

English Treasures

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A travel journal to England by Absy_Baby

Quote: A few hidden gems of things to do while visiting England

West Midlands Safari Park

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Attraction | "The Best UK Safari park"

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The best safari park/zoo I have been too in the UK. The West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park is just outside Bewdley, West of Birmingham. I live in the Watford area of Hertfordshire, and you may think this is a long way to go to a safari park, especially with Woburn just down the road (but I don't rate it - will soon be writing a review as to why). Anyways the West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park is easy enough to get to, it's up the M40, M42 then signposted on the A448, it takes door to door from my house between 1 hour and 50 minutes and 2 hours 20 minutes. It is worth the drive!! It costs £11.50 per adult, this is very reasonable, I went to London Zoo in Januar...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 7, 2009

West Midlands Safari Park
Spring Grove, Bewdley
Worcester DY12 1LF
+44 1299 402114

The Three Compasses

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Restaurant | "Follow The Compass Here"

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The Three Compasses is a family pub located in Aldenham, Hertfordshire. Aldenham is a quiet and small village just a few miles from Watford. The pub is located down a quiet country lane, but is simple to find. I have been going to this pub now for a few years in a few different capacities; it's near to my work and is a favourite place for the odd after work, or lunchtime drink. The Actual Pub ------------------ The pub itself is a lovely big building, I believe it was built in the 18th century and was even frequented by highway man Dick Turpin. It has a lot of traditional original wooden beams which keep it full of character. A very key...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2009

The Three Compasses

Watford, England

The Harliquin

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Attraction | "A Small Slice of Shopping Heaven"

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Being born and raised in Watford, The Harlequin shopping centre has been my local centre for disposing of my monthly wages for a long time and we have a close relationship, one of a shop-a-holic and its supplier! Where is it? --------------- The Harlequin is located in the town centre of Watford in Hertfordshire. The building itself is in the centre of the ring road (one way system) which is accessible by road, train or bus. The best route into Watford town centre for anyone coming from further away is via either the M1 junction 5 or M25 junction 19, both of which have exits on the "Stephenson Way" roundabout. From here, Watford Town Centre is clearly sign pos...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2009

The Harliquin
The Harlequin
Watford, England WD17 2UB
+44 1923 227438

Hampton Court Palace

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Attraction | "The House of Henry"

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On Saturday 1st August, I went to Hampton Court Palace. I have never been before and it is somewhere I have been very interested in visiting. This is mainly because I love history, monarchs, especially Henry VIII and architecture. What better place to visit than Henry's house (or one of them) in the lovely area of Surrey. I must admit my ammunition after all this time to finally go was after watching channel 4's Henry - Mind of a Tyrant and a Time Team special on Henry/Hampton Court Palace. The Location ----------------- Hampton Court Palace is located in Surrey, on the banks of the River Thames. It is within the M25 and not far from the start of M3 and the M4...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 28, 2009

Hampton Court Palace
Next To River Thames SW Of London
East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
44 20 8781 9500

Bletchley Park

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Attraction | "What Were The German's Planning?"

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Background ----------------- Bletchley Park was a station commissioned by MI6 just before the Second World War. It was due for demolition by its current owner Captain Hubert Faulkner but the government stepped in and brought the grounds in 1938 with war on the horizon and Hitler having just invaded Austria. Bletchley Park was brought to house both MI6 and the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS). Being located only 50 miles from London in the Buckinghamshire, the GC&CS had a safer environment from the London grounds they currently had to work on the intelligence they had. The station was given the code name 'Station X' by Commander Alastair Denniston. After prepara...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2009

Bletchley Park
The Mansion
Milton Keynes, England MK3 6EB
+44 1908 640404