Holiday Inn Express Derry/Londonderry

Holiday Inn Express Derry-Londonderry

Hotel Review Location The Holiday Inn Express Derry-Londonderry is Derry's newest hotel and is located in the heart of the city centre on Strand Road just a 20 minute taxi ride (fare approximately  £12) from City of Derry Airport.  Derry is Northern Ireland's second city and has so much to offer not only as a city …

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St Martin Caves, Luxembourg

Day 5. Luxembourg’s Moselle Valley

Our final day in beautiful Luxembourg had come around all too quickly but with a late afternoon flight back to the UK we still had ample time to explore.  Our plan for the day was to drive to Luxembourg's wine growing region in the Moselle Valley just 40 minutes from the city centre. We made …

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Beaufort Renaissance Castle, Luxembourg

Day 4. Luxembourg’s Müllerthal region

From our base in Luxembourg's city centre it was just a 40 minute drive to the Müllerthal region which is often referred to as Little Switzerland due to its hilly landscape and beautiful hiking trails. Our first stop was at the Scheissendempel Cascade located on road 121 close to Müllerthal.  We parked in a small …

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Vianden Castle, Luxembourg

Day 3. Exploring Luxembourg’s castles

After spending the previous day exploring Luxembourg's industrial heritage we turned our attention to its beautiful Ardennes region.  This is located in the north eastern part of the country and home to several magnificent castles.  We drove along some winding roads and made our first stop at Bourscheid Castle, a 40 minute journey from the …

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Esch Sign, Luxembourg

Day 2. Luxembourg’s industrial heritage

After exploring the sights of Luxembourg City centre the previous day, we turned our attention to the country as a whole with a plan to spend the following days touring Luxembourg's four distinct regions starting with the industrial heritage of the south west. As public transport is totally free throughout the entire country we did …

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Day 1. Exploring Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of the world's smallest countries, similar in size to the county of Dorset in south west England.  It's located in north western Europe and bordered by Belgium, France and Germany.  It may only be small but it certainly packs a punch as we found out during our recent visit. The previous afternoon …

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Leonardo Royal Hotel, Nuremberg

Leonardo Royal Hotel, Nuremberg

Hotel Review Location: Nuremberg is situated in Bavaria, southern Germany and is a delightful place to enjoy a city break with its impressive old town, Imperial castle and wealth of museums.  The Leonardo Royal Hotel is a newly opened hotel (2021) located in the city centre just a few steps from the railway station.  As …

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Prague bridges

Day 4. A walk around Prague

Our final day in Prague had come around all too quickly but as we were booked home on an evening flight we still had plenty of time to enjoy the city.  After checking out of the lovely Mama Shelter hotel we took a short tram ride to Letna Park, located in an elevated position in the …

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Klaus Synagogue, Prague

Day 3. Beyond Prague centre

Our day started with a visit to Prague Planetarium located close to the hotel in Stromovka Park.  It's dome is one of the largest in the world and measures 23.5 metres in diameter. It's free to view the permanent exhibition of optics and to explore the numerous interactive astronomy displays.  For those interested in star gazing, tickets …

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Prague Castle

Day 2. Prague Castle and National Museum

After enjoying a hearty breakfast in the lovely restaurant at Mama Shelter we boarded a tram to Wenceslas Square so that we could visit the National Museum.  This square is the largest in Prague and takes its name from St. Wenceslas, the Czech patron. It's actually more of a rectangle than a square and was formerly known …

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