Day 3. Exploring Wroclaw

After a leisurely breakfast in the hotel's restaurant, we checked out of our room and stored our luggage until late afternoon. The Ibis Styles Wroclaw Centrum had been a good choice for our short break and its location near the railway station and the airport bus terminus provided us with easy access to public transport. …

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Day 1 & 2. Wroclaw, Poland – a short break

Day One After enjoying recent visits to Gdansk and Warsaw we decided to spend a weekend in Wroclaw, Poland's fourth largest city. Ryanair were offering low cost flights from Leeds-Bradford Airport on a Friday evening, enabling us to enjoy two full days in south western Poland. Our flight departed on time and in a little …

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Nostell Priory, Wakefield

Setting off early one weekend we decided to visit Nostell Priory on the outskirts of Wakefield in West Yorkshire.  Approaching Wakefield we stopped off for breakfast rolls and coffee at the Union Rooms in Batley which is just around the corner from a Mill Outlet so we had a quick look in there before moving on. …

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Day 4. Visiting the Deutsche Bundesbank Museum in Frankfurt

Our short break in Frankfurt was sadly drawing to a close as we enjoyed breakfast on our final morning at the IBIS Styles Frankfurt City. The hotel had been very pleasant ticking all the boxes for us with its modern stylish decor, good breakfast selection and quiet yet convenient location between the city's central railway …

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Day 3. Visiting Frankfurt’s Museums

After a leisurely hotel breakfast, we wrapped up warm and set off to the nearby U Bahn station at Hauptbahnhof from where we travelled the short distance to Willy-Brandt Plaza. From there, we transferred to a No.12 tram which had conveniently just arrived as we were approaching the tram stop. It was then a 20 …

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Day 2. Exploring Frankfurt

The bed was so comfortable we had both slept like logs and didn't stir until our alarm went off at 8.00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast is served in the restaurant located just behind the reception area on the ground floor. As well as the usual array of fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheese and cooked meats I was …

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Day 1. Frankfurt– a weekend break

It had been awhile since our last visit to Germany and the idea of a short break in Frankfurt appealed as it was a city we were unfamiliar with. Our flight with Ryanair was from Manchester airport and we stayed overnight at the Ancoats Travelodge getting the holiday off to a good start. The hotel …

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Going underground at the National Coal Mining Museum

When researching my family history I discovered that I had numerous ancestors who had spent their working lives as coal miners so I thought it would be interesting to visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England and learn what it was like to work down a coal mine. The museum opened in 1988 and …

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The Holiday Inn Castle Marina, Nottingham

Location We chose the Holiday Inn for our weekend stay in Nottingham as it is conveniently located a few minutes drive from the city centre, close to the Castle Marina Business Park. We had travelled to Nottingham by train and taking the tram from outside the station, it was just one stop to Meadows Way …

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Day 3. Nottingham’s University and Arboretum

The sun was shining through the windows as we drew back the curtains which was a good start to the day. After a hearty breakfast in the hotel's restaurant we wrapped up warm and walked along the now familiar route to the Meadows Way West tram stop. Instead of taking a tram into the city …

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