Winchester High Street

Day 2. A walk around Winchester and to its cathedral

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Holiday Inn Winchester we decided to leave our car behind and take the bus into the city centre.  With a stop at the end of the drive it couldn't have been easier as the journey only took 7 minutes. (Bus 64, day tickets £4). The bus terminated close to …

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Wells Cathedral

Day 1. Cheddar Gorge and Wells, Somerset

We began our four day break centred around Bath by visiting Wells in Somerset which lies 22 miles to the south west of the city.  I'd long wanted to visit Wells, as it's England's smallest city, nestled on the edge of the Mendip Hills with its roots dating back to Roman times.  The name of …

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Long Market, Gdańsk

Day 1. Gdansk City Break

It was another early morning start for our journey to London Stansted airport for our 8.25 a.m. Ryanair flight to the Polish city of Gdansk.  We managed to catch up on some sleep during the flight and it seemed no time at all until we were touching down into Lech Walęsa airport at 11.30 a.m. …

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Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Day 4. A walk around Bratislava city centre

Our Bratislava city break was drawing to a close but with a late evening flight back to the U.K. we still had a full day of sightseeing to look forward to.  We started off by visiting the Blue Church located quite close to our hotel in the eastern part of the old town. It's known …

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Chester Zoo entrance

Day 3. Chester Cathedral and Zoo

We'd arranged to take a tour of Chester Cathedral but as this wasn't scheduled to begin until 11.00 a.m. there was time for a short walk after breakfast.  Just along Pepper Street from the Leonardo hotel lies the Roman Gardens which we'd viewed from the city walls but not yet explored. The gardens were established …

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White Tower, Tower of London

Day 1. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London & The Shard

What fun, a weekend in London spending time being tourists in our own capital city and having an opportunity to visit some of the world's most iconic sights.  We arrived into London Waterloo the previous evening giving us three full days to explore. After tucking into a hearty breakfast in the opulent Hamilton Hall, the …

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Day 5. A day in Glasgow

After enjoying a day in Stirling the previous day, we turned our attention to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city sitting on the banks of the River Clyde.  We bought off peak day returns at £13.70 each and the journey from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Glasgow Queen Street took just 1 hour and 20 minutes. The station …

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Durham Cathedral

Day 2. Exploring Durham Cathedral and University

Sunshine streamed through the windows as we drew back the curtains and it looked as if the previous day's beautiful weather was continuing.  We started the day with a walk through Durham's Market Place where stalls had been set up for the weekly Saturday market.  Being unable to resist a browse through the stalls, 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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Bailgate, Lincoln

Lincoln – A Travel Guide

Getting there: Lincoln is a 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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