Leeds Light Night

One of the cultural highlights of the year in West Yorkshire is Leeds Light Night when, on two evenings in October, the city is transformed by spectacular light projections, interactive artworks and live music performances. This was the first time that I had an opportunity to attend the event, which has now become one of …

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Day 15. A visit to Stockholm Public Library before heading home

Our final day in Stockholm and just enough time before heading back to the airport to fit in a visit to the Stockholm Public Library in Odenplan. I love visiting libraries wherever I travel and what a delightful one this was. The library, which was designed by Gunnar Asplund and completed in 1928, is one …

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Day 14. Fisksätra in the Stockholm Archipelago

We made a leisurely start to our final full day in Stockholm with a forest walk through the nearby Solna neighbourhood and then a look around the shopping centre next to the Solna Centrum metro station. From the exterior, the shopping mall appeared quite small but once inside, we were surprised to find it was …

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Day 13. A day trip from Stockholm to Uppsala

An early start to the day and a chance to see a little more of Sweden by visiting Uppsala, Sweden's 4th largest city. Getting there was quick and easy as we took a bus to Odenplan station where we had been the previous evening. From there, we connected to a train to Uppsala. At the …

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Day 12. More sightseeing in Stockholm

We'd decided to spend the morning exploring the Östermalm district and had read about its famous old market hall which has been in existence since 1888. It's currently being renovated and until it's completion in summer 2019 the market has moved to temporary premises nearby. It was only a short walk from the metro to …

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Day 11. The Käknas Observation Tower, Stockholm

Yet another beautiful clear morning so we took the opportunity of taking in the views from the top of the Käknas Observation Tower which is located in Museum Park. Getting there was easy as we took the 69K bus from the city centre which takes passengers to the tower entrance. Another option would be to …

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Day 10. A visit to Vaxholm in Stockholm’s archipelago

For the first time this holiday we opened the curtains to cloudy skies but the forecast was good for our planned day out to Vaxholm in the Stockholm archipelago. The island can either be reached by ferry or road as there is a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Although it would have been …

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Day 9. A tour of Sweden’s Parliament

This morning we decided to take the metro out to the Universitetet station on the Red Line where we found tiled artwork dedicated to the travels around the Baltic of the Swedish botanist Carl Von Linné . We started our tour of the area with a short walk around the campus of Stockholm University which …

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Day 8. A day of Spirits and Vikings

We enjoyed a leisurely start to the day before taking the metro into the city centre from where we walked a short distance for a No.69 bus to the museum park in the northern district of Djurgården. We alighted just outside the Swedish National Museum of Science & Technology where we had planned to spend the …

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Day 7. Exploring Skeppsholmen Island, Stockholm

The warm, settled weather continued as we begun the day by wandering down to the metro station. From there we boarded a train to Kungsgården at the end of the Blue Line taking only 10 minutes. We strolled along the waterfront and across the Skeppsholmen bridge admiring its gilded crowns and stunning views. After a …

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