Swiss Bridge, Birkenhead Park

Day 4. Liverpool – Exploring The Wirral

After checking out of our accommodation in the city centre we left our bags to collect later in the day and then walked the short distance across to Liverpool Central Station to take a train to Birkenhead Park.  Our plan was to continue along the same line to New Brighton later in the day so …

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Bandstand, Sefton Park Liverpool

Day 3. Liverpool – Crosby Beach & Sefton Park

After enjoying breakfast in our aparthotel we walked the short distance to Liverpool Central Station for a Merseyrail train to Waterloo.  As we intended to make another journey later in the day we purchased off-peak day returns at £4.20 each. The journey heading northwards along the coast took just 17 minutes and from there we …

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Jubilee Quad, University of Liverpool

Day 2. A walk around Liverpool

We woke to another bright, sunny morning which was just perfect for our planned walk around many of the city's major sights.  Our self-guided tour began at the St. George's Quarter located just across the road from Lime Street station. This historic district forms part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site and includes some of the …

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The Three Graces, Liverpool

Day 1. Exploring Liverpool – Pier Head and Albert Dock

After almost four months of lockdown the sheer novelty of boarding a train was an uplifting experience, just sitting gazing out of the window at the changing scenery as our journey progressed.  We'd planned a four day city break in Liverpool which is located in north west England on the banks of the River Mersey.  …

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York Cathedral

York – What to See and Do

Getting there: York is easily accessible from all parts of the country with trains between York and London taking only one and three quarter hours meaning that visiting the city can easily be combined with a trip to the capital. Attractions: York Minster This is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals (adult admission £11.50).  …

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Bailgate, Lincoln

Lincoln – A Travel Guide

Getting there: Lincoln is an historic city located in the East Midlands and conveniently situated for travel from most parts of the United Kingdom.  Last year LNER began operating AZUMA rail services direct from London King’s Cross station with a journey time of just under two hours making the city even more accessible and perfect …

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Ilkley Signpost

Ilkley Springtime Walk

Ilkley is a spa town and popular tourist destination in West Yorkshire.  With its backdrop of the famous Ilkley Moor and its high class shopping on The Grove it's a lovely place to visit.  The town is well served by public transport with rail connections between both Leeds and Bradford on the Wharfedale Line.  Buses …

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Exchange Building, Nottingham

Nottingham – A Travel Guide

Nottingham is often referred to as the ‘Queen of the East Midlands’ as the English Kings held court there when they went hunting in its surrounding forests.  It’s famous for the legendary Robin Hood, lace making and much more.  Take a look at my guide of things to see and do in this intriguing city. …

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Elm Hill, Norwich

Norwich – A Travel Guide

Getting there Norwich is the county town of Norfolk and lies approximately 100 miles (161 km) north east of London.  Getting to the city is easy with excellent road links, regular rail services and an airport five miles from the centre.  Trains leave London's Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes with a journey time of …

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Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Day 10. Fowey & Lanhydrock Estate, Cornwall

The final day of our Cornish holiday had come around all too quickly and as we'd enjoyed ourselves so much the time had just sped by.  After checking out of our hotel in Bodmin we drove into the town centre for breakfast and to have a short walk through the town.  Earlier in the week …

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