Four Domes Pavillion, Wroclaw

Day 3. Wrocław’s National Museum and Exhibition Grounds

Our morning began with a 20 minute tram ride from outside the main railway station (Wrocław Glówny) to the National Museum, (Trams 5 and 11).  The museum  is home to one of the largest art collections in the country.  It's better value to purchase a combined ticket with the Radowice Panorama, 25zl (£4.74) which is valid …

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Wrocław University Library

Day 2. Exploring Wrocław’s Museums

After a good night's sleep in our comfortable bed at the Ibis Styles Wroclaw Centrum, we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.  Continuing with the Alice in Wonderland theme, upturned wooden tables hang from the ceiling and furnishings include a checkerboard floor and playing card motifs on the walls.  We discovered a plentiful …

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Day 1. Wrocław, Poland – a city break

Poland has become one of my most visited countries, I enjoy spending time there so much.  After selecting Poznan for a festive break last year, this time we decided to head to Poland's fourth largest city Wrocław.  It's located on the Oder River in the Lower Silesian region of the south west of the country. …

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The Feversham Arms, Hemsley

The Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Location: The Feversham Arms Hotel is one of the north of England's most luxurious country house hotels and is a perfect place to come and unwind.  The hotel is located on the edge of the attractive town of Helmsley within the North York Moors National Park and being just off the A170,  it is a short …

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Horse Drawn Postal Carriage, London Postal Museum

The Postal Museum, London

Location The Postal Museum is situated near Farringdon, Russell Square and just a short walk from King’s Cross and Chancery Lane underground stations. The museum is located in two buildings across the road from each other.  One building houses the Mail Rail train whilst the other contains most of the exhibitions and the cafe.  Standard tickets …

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

I travel on public transport frequently and after visiting numerous other transport museums around the world, I finally made it to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.  The museum explores the heritage of London and its transport systems and I couldn't wait to step through its doors.  Standard admission to the museum is £21 …

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Alzette Valley, Luxembourg Old Town

Hotel Simoncini Luxembourg

Location: Hotel Simoncini is located in the centre of the historic old town just around the corner from the Golden Lady monument in Constitution Square and the Notre Dame Cathedral. We took Bus 16 from the airport, with a journey time of only 15 minutes to Hamilius, followed by a five minute walk to the …

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Narrowboating on The Thames

Day 5. Narrowboating to Oxford

It was just coming light as we drew back the bedroom curtains of our narrowboat which we'd moored the previous evening just below Eynsham Lock.  I prepared breakfast on board whilst the engine was being started and then we began to gather our belongings together as our narrowboat adventure was nearing its end. We slipped …

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View of Thames from narrowboat

Day 4. Narrowboating on the Thames to Eynsham

The day started with an autumnal mist over the river, but gladly the sun soon broke through.  After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board our narrowboat we walked back to Sandford lock to take a photo of the pub where we'd tucked into dinner the night before (The King's Arms). It was 9.50 a.m. by …

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Thames Canal Boat

Day 3. Boating on the Thames to Sandford Lock

Drawing back the curtains from our mooring on the Thames, we were greeted by clear blue skies and after a leisurely breakfast on board we decided to take a stroll around Clifton Hampden as it was too dark to see much the night before. Both the village and the Barley Mow pub (where we had …

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