Matlock Farm Park

Day 3. Matlock Farm Park

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the Peak Edge Hotel we checked out saying goodbye to the friendly staff who had looked after us during our stay.  With our luggage packed in the car we left the hotel at 10.30 a.m. and drove the short distance to Matlock Farm Park. This family oriented park is an …

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Four Domes Pavillion, Wroclaw

Day 3. Wrocław’s National Museum and Exhibition Grounds

Our morning began with a 20 minute tram ride from outside the main railway station (Wrocław Glówny) to the National Museum, (Trams 5 and 11).  The museum  is home to one of the largest art collections in the country.  It's better value to purchase a combined ticket with the Radowice Panorama, 25zl (£4.74) which is valid …

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Klaus Synagogue, Prague

Day 3. Beyond Prague centre

Our day started with a visit to Prague Planetarium located close to the hotel in Stromovka Park.  It's dome is one of the largest in the world and measures 23.5 metres in diameter. It's free to view the permanent exhibition of optics and to explore the numerous interactive astronomy displays.  For those interested in star gazing, tickets …

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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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Forest of Bowland

Day 1. A weekend in the Ribble Valley

The scenic Ribble Valley is one of northern England's best kept secrets being an area of outstanding natural beauty noted for its rural landscape and welcoming hospitality.  How do we find this hidden gem, you may well ask?  Well, it's quite easy actually as the Ribble Valley is located in Lancashire and accessible from the …

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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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Day 3. Riding the Mid-Level Escalators and visiting the Botanical Gardens

 Feeling refreshed after lunch and a short rest, it was back out on the MRT again to Central from where we walked across to the Mid Levels Escalators.  These are a series of connected, outdoor escalators that take 25 minutes to reach the top.  During the mornings, the escalators run downwards and then reverse in …

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Day 7. Visiting Singapore Zoo

We woke to light rain, but as the breakfast terrace was covered we were still able to eat outside.   We decided to visit the Zoo today so we had a lengthy metro and bus journey to get there.  The journey was easy as we took the MRT from Clarke Quay to Ang Mo Kio and …

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