Visiting England

Most visitors head to England’s capital, London, for the city’s world-famous attractions. But there’s much more to the country than a big clock and a famed monarchy, from the gorgeous Cumbria Lake District to the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and Devon to the academic meccas of Oxford and Cambridge. Most visitors head to England’s capital, London, for the city’s world-famous attractions. But there’s much more to the country than a big clock and a famed monarchy, from the gorgeous Cumbria Lake District to the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and Devon to the academic meccas of Oxford and Cambridge.    Close

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London Free Walking Tour

Written by Jodeci527 on 20 Nov, 2013

When visiting a new city, there may be several sites of interest which you'd like to see, and if you're short on time, a guided tour may be your best bet. In cities like London, there are so many different types of tours to…Read More


Never short of a cafe in Ashbourne

Written by catsholiday on 20 Nov, 2013

Cafes in AshbourneAshbourne is an old market town at the gateway to the Peak National Park and as such is a place that becomes full of tourists on sunny summer days. The rest of the time it is just an average sort of town .The…Read More


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Thorpe Park - The Rides

Written by Joy S on 14 Nov, 2013

There are 6 themed areas in Thorpe Park, we carefully studied the map when we went in and then planned our time with military precision. Some of the areas are themed better than others, but in all of them there is a thrill ride.We…Read More


Thorpe Park Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 13 Nov, 2013

* The park is open every day between March and November, however opening and closing times vary depending on the time of year, so you need to check their website before you set off. Whatever time they open at, I recommend getting there early.…Read More


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Riverside Restaurant and Bar

Written by Joy S on 07 Nov, 2013

We were staying in the Mercure London Staines hotel, after checking in and finding it was located right on the banks of the River Thames, we left our suitcases and headed out to explore straightaway. We were on a bit of a dual mission…Read More


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Lymm Dam

Written by Joy S on 05 Nov, 2013

We spent a very pleasant afternoon in the little village of Lymm in Cheshire. It is very picturesque and pretty - the centre is especially nice. The best way to explore the village and its surroundings is to walk the Lymm Heritage Trail.…Read More


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Spending the Day in Ipswich

Written by zabelle on 19 Oct, 2013

One of the cities that we wanted to visit in Suffolk was Ipswich. It is a large city and for that reason alone poses challenges for American drivers. If that was not enough, we had a terrible problem finding parking. Driving around in circles for…Read More


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Huddersfield Oktoberfest

Written by Slug on 18 Oct, 2013

One thing the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield is not short of is Beer Festivals. So it is that the one organised by CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) that would normally be the "main event" in most towns is received with a typical Yorkshire…Read More


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An Afternoon at the Tower

Written by Joy S on 18 Oct, 2013

We have been to Blackpool Tower a couple of times before in the past, but decided to go back today and revisit what we most enjoyed before. We had bought Merlin annual passes earlier this year, so that gave us free entrance into the…Read More


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Cycling in Blackpool

Written by Joy S on 16 Oct, 2013

We spent a lovely day cycling along the promenade in Blackpool. We were a group of 4 - three of us brought our own bikes and one hired a bike in Blackpool. This worked very smoothly and the rental bikes were well maintained…Read More


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