The Museum of Somerset

Day 1. Visiting Taunton at the start of our Cornwall road trip

This road trip to Cornwall took place towards the end of October 2020 just before further lockdown restrictions were put in place in the United Kingdom. With most overseas travel not an option, it has been a perfect opportunity to embrace all that is lovely about England and I couldn't have been more excited as …

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Maritime Museum, Hull

Hull – a travel guide

Hull is a port city in East Yorkshire, northern England, located on the north bank of the Humber estuary and was awarded the title of UK City of Culture in 2017.  Brightly coloured banners proclaim 'Its never dull in Hull’ and there definitely are plenty of interesting things to see and do. Getting there The …

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Brindley Place, Birmingham

Birmingham – A travel guide

It might not be well known, but Birmingham has been referred to as the 'Venice of the North' as it boasts more miles of canals than Venice.  It sits at the heart of England's canal network with around 35 miles (56 km) of waterways. Getting there: As Birmingham is located in the centre of the …

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Bristol waterfront

Bristol – A travel guide

Getting there Bristol is ideally situated with excellent transport links and enjoys good road access being at the intersection of both the M4 and M5 motorways.  For visitors preferring to travel by train, Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the largest rail hub in the west of England with direct services from London, Scotland, Manchester …

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Rock Hotel, Gibraltar

The Rock Hotel, Gibraltar

Hotel Review Location: The Rock Hotel is an historic hotel built in 1932 in art deco style located in a commanding position on the Rock of Gibraltar.  It quickly became a magnet for the rich and famous and is considered to be one of Europe's iconic hotels so we were looking forward to following in …

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GIbraltar phone box, Alameda Gardens

Day 7. A walk around Gibraltar

Our final day in Gibraltar gave us an opportunity to explore more of the territory.  From our base at the Rock Hotel we took a morning stroll all the way around to Camp Bay, a small rocky beach overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar. Due to its location at the southern end of the bay, it …

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Paddleboarding in Gibraltar

Day 6. Paddle boarding & dolphin watching in Gibraltar

It was such a warm morning that we were pleased to find tables had been laid for breakfast on the sun bathed terrace, which was such a delight during the winter and definitely the nicest possible way to start the day. After feeling recharged with an extra croissant and more coffee we headed to Sandy …

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Gibraltar EBike Rental

Day 5. E-Biking around Gibraltar

After a delicious breakfast at the Rock Hotel we were all set to go for another fun filled day exploring Gibraltar.  First on the agenda was something totally new to us, a morning of e-biking up to the top of Rock.  EBike Gibraltar are based at Ocean Village and from there one can take a …

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Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

Day 4. The Garrison Library & Spirit of the Rock, Gibraltar

What more could a girl wish for - our planned morning activities were to visit a heritage library and a gin distillery both of which I love dearly!  After a hearty breakfast at the Rock Hotel we headed into town to explore the Gibraltar Garrison Library. Founded in 1793 as a military library, it became …

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Rock of Gibraltar from the Skywalk

Day 3. Exploring Gibraltar

We started the day with a visit to the Gibraltar National Museum on Bomb House Lane in the centre of town.  Standard admission is £5 with a combination ticket being available at £8 to include a visit to the Gorham's Cave complex viewing platform near Europa Point. Galleries cover the history of the Rock starting …

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