St. Michael's Mount Cornwall

Day 2. St. Michael’s Mount & Penzance, Cornwall

After enjoying a hearty breakfast in our hotel, we hopped in the car for the 25 minute journey to Marazion on Cornwall's south west coast to visit St. Michael's Mount.  We parked in the main Folleyfield car park which charges a flat rate £4 all day fee.  The car park is only a few minutes …

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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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Sloane Square, London

Day 2. A walk through central London

After breakfast at our hotel in Kensington, we took the District Line to East Putney with the intention of taking a stroll along the Thames Path towards Barnes.  However, our plans were dashed as it started to pour with rain just as we left the underground station.  Instead, we decided a morning's shopping was more …

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London Christmas Lights

Day 1. A Festive London Break

It's always fun to spend time in London especially at Christmas and with exceptionally good timing we just managed to squeeze in a short break days before the Government announced stricter COVID-19 measures.  Hotel rates had dropped significantly in recent months meaning that we were able to book a bargain stay in the affluent borough …

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The Harrison, Chambers of Distinction, Belfast

The Harrison Chambers of Distinction, Belfast

Hotel Review The Harrison Chambers of Distinction is a newly opened hotel and formerly a Victorian merchants' residence dating from 1879.  Owner Melanie Harrison has expertly woven past and present into a celebration of all that is great about Belfast.  Carpets are from Ulster Carpets, the company who fitted out the ill fated Titanic, Victorian …

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Stormont

Day 5. The Belfast Peace Walls & the Titanic Experience

Our long weekend in Belfast was drawing to a close but gladly we still had a full day of interesting activities planned for our final day.  After a delicious breakfast at the Harrison Hotel we packed up our belongings and we reluctantly checked out of our lovely rooms which had been home for the last …

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The Giant's Causeway

Day 4. Giant’s Causeway Day Tour, Northern Ireland

We were up bright and early as we'd booked tickets (£25 each) for a full day excursion on a combined Giant's Causeway and Games of Thrones tour with McComb's Coach Travel.  The meeting point was outside the Europa Hotel for our departure at 8.30 a.m.  The company seemed very organised as we set off on …

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