Luxembourg

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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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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View from Nuremberg Castle

Day 2. Nuremberg Castle & Old Town

A leisurely breakfast in the stylish restaurant of Nuremberg's Leonardo Royal Hotel was a perfect way to start the day tucking into a varied buffet selection followed by omelettes freshly made to order.  After downing two cappuccinos we were ready for the day ahead and utilised our Nuremberg Cards by taking the metro, followed by a tram …

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Castleton, Derbyshire

Day 2. Treak Cliff Cavern & The Monsal Trail, Peak District

After starting the day with plates of smashed avocado and eggs cooked to perfection in The Cow's attractive bar we set off to Treak Cliff Cavern just outside Castleton.  Our approach took us through the dramatic limestone gorge of Winnats Pass with its stunning views as we drove along. The Castleton area is a designated …

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Bristol Observatory

Day 2. Exploring Bristol – Clifton & Banksy

After sleeping soundly, we headed out of the lovely apartment in Clifton where we were spending the weekend to explore the local neighbourhood.  It's an affluent suburb of beautiful Georgian townhouses, close to the centre yet far enough away to have its own charm. Bristol Zoo Gardens was our first planned attraction of the day, just …

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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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Gibraltar Airport with rock in background

Day 1. A week in Gibraltar

What better way to escape the bitterly cold British winter weather than to spend a week in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.  At only 3 miles (5km) long and 0.75 miles (1.2km) wide it's a tiny relic of the former British empire but with more than enough to keep us entertained during our stay. …

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Exchange Building, Nottingham

Day 2. Exploring Nottingham

Our day started with a hearty breakfast in the hotel's restaurant and a glance at the morning newspapers.  We then wrapped up warm before setting off for a walk along the canal towpath. The Nottingham and Beeston canal runs through the city centre and was just a few minutes walk from the Holiday Inn.  Before …

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Knaresborough Viaduct over the River Nidd

Knaresborough & Mother Shipton’s Cave

Although we are frequent visitors to the spa town of Harrogate it's awhile since we visited the attractive North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough yet it's only 4 miles from there. We had come to visit Mother Shipton's Cave, England's oldest paying visitor attraction which has been open to the public since 1630.  Admission is …

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Ingleborough Cave, Clapham

Day 2. Ingleborough Cave, Clapham

Our four poster bed was so comfortable at the New Inn that I could have slept in longer if it wasn't for the lovely view of Clapham Beck from the bedroom window along with a glimpse of early morning sunshine. Breakfast was served in the hotel's bistro where we found a varied selection of fruit, …

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