Donegall Square, Belfast

Belfast – Top things to see and do

Belfast is the vibrant capital of Northern Ireland and the perfect destination for a city break with a host of attractions to keep the entire family happy. Getting there: By air: Aer-Lingus, British Airways, KLM, Eastern Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and Wizz Air all operate flights into either George Best City or Belfast International Airport. …

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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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Bodmin Prison, Cornwall

Day 6. Truro & a visit to Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

The time had flown by and before we knew it, we had already reached the halfway point of our 10 day Cornish road trip.  After enjoying a final breakfast in the bar of the John Francis Basset Hotel where we had been staying, we packed up the car and were soon on our way to …

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Donegall Square, Belfast

Day 2. A walk around Belfast City Centre

We woke to a bright sunny morning and after enjoying a delicious continental breakfast at The Harrison, the lovely hotel where we were staying, it was then just a ten minute walk to the Ulster Museum.  Entrance to the museum is free of charge but it is recommended that visitors pre-book a timed slot to …

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Lincoln Cathedral from the Lincoln castle grounds

Day 2. Exploring Lincoln

After starting the day with a delicious cooked breakfast at The White Hart Hotel we returned to the Cathedral as there hadn't been much time to look around the previous evening when we were attending Evensong.  Standard adult admission to Lincoln Cathedral is £8 and this includes an optional introductory floor tour but as we …

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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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Day 5. Seodaemun Prison and Bukhansan National Park, Seoul

We woke to clear blue skies so after our hotel breakfast we took the metro to the Seodaemun Prison History Hall near the Dongnimmun metro station, exit 5.  After leaving the station it was just a short walk through Independence Park to the museum entrance, admission is 3,000 Won (£2.00). This former prison stands as …

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Day 2. Howth and Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

After a hearty full Irish breakfast we took a bus out to Howth, a small fishing village on the northern edge of Dublin Bay.  It was a bright, sunny morning as we strolled along the West Harbour pier.  Along the waters edge fishermen were landing their morning catch and brightly coloured fishing boats bobbed about …

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