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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Brindley Place, Birmingham

Birmingham – A travel guide

It might not be well known, but Birmingham has been referred to as the 'Venice of the North' as it boasts more miles of canals than Venice.  It sits at the heart of England's canal network with around 35 miles (56 km) of waterways. Getting there: As Birmingham is located in the centre of the …

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Aer Lingus ATR 72 at Manchester Airport

Day 1. A short break in Belfast

When considering where to go on holiday in these uncertain times, Belfast ticked all the boxes for us.  We'd still be travelling by air, feeling as if we were actually going abroad but with the security of knowing that we couldn't be quarantined on our return as Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.  …

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Day 5. Our final morning in sunny Alicante

Our last day in Alicante had come around all too quickly and it was our final opportunity to enjoy some warm, winter sunshine. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and then gathered our belongings together so that we could check out of the hotel. Packing was slightly more complicated than usual as we had bought two …

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Day 4. From Alicante to El Campello by tram

After the previous day's high temperatures, it felt much cooler as we set off from the hotel and headed towards the Mercado tram/train station near the central market hall. Our planned destination for the morning was to the small town of El Campello which lies in Zone 1 with adult single tickets costing €1.45 (£1.30) …

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Day 3. From Alicante to Benidorm by tram

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast in the hotel's restaurant we wandered along to the Mercado tram/train station where we used a machine to buy two Zone 3 return tickets to Benidorm at €6.40 (£5.30) each. The Alicante to Benidorm tram route is on Red Line One, with services every 30 minutes. We took the 10.10 …

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Day 2. Exploring Alicante

Happy Easter to all my lovely readers near and far! I hope you're all making the best of things and planning on tucking into chocolate eggs and feasting on traditional roast lamb dinners and hot cross buns. I certainly will be! We've been blessed with some warm, sunny days here enabling us to relax in …

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Day 1. Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

With travelling so often, I still have plenty of trips to write about that I haven't had time to publish previously, I hope you'll continue to enjoy reading these posts from the comfort of your armchairs and that they might provide some light relief whilst we are all holed up at home and perhaps some …

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Day 3. Cologne – along the Rhine

The hotel's restaurant appeared quieter than the previous morning but as breakfast is served between 7.00 and midday on Sundays, perhaps other guests were having a well earned lie in. We enjoyed tucking into a wide selection of healthy and perhaps not quite so healthy (but equally delicious) options to keep us going for most …

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Day 2. Exploring Cologne

After enjoying a hearty breakfast in our hotel we popped on our coats and scarves and wandered along to Cologne Cathedral which had been closed the previous afternoon as a service was taking place. Fortunately, it was open and we were able to admire the majestic interior with its wonderful stained glass windows. This UNESCO …

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