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Not your usual Car Hire company

By |2017-05-23T00:09:19+00:00Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:16:12 UTC|Blog, British Isles, Cars, England, English Country Side, General Travel, Great Britain, London, United Kingdom|

Cars parked in an open-air car park

Car Hire Companies are out of control!  Need to hire a car in Europe?  The state of the industry is terrible! Practically all the car hire companies won’t even rent to you unless you take their expensive extra insurance package.  Or if […]

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Our secret Windsor lodging find!

By |2017-05-11T02:16:22+00:00Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:23:37 UTC|Blog, British Isles, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Windsor|

Windsor Castle Historic Windsor Castle

We have always held that Windsor is like a little micro version of London.  Windsor has great restaurants, lots of shopping, the river, the wonderful Windsor Royal Theatre and of course Windsor Castle.  Some of almost everything you like about London can be found in […]

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Historic Edinburgh

By |2017-04-27T13:08:25+00:00Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:20:33 UTC|Blog, British Isles, Edinburgh, Great Britain, Scotland|

Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle

It won’t take long for any visitor to Edinburgh to understand that this is one of the world’s great historical cities.  And as you would expect from such a place, there is lots to see.

No visit is complete without a stroll down the Royal […]

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Exploring Ireland’s County Meath

By |2017-05-10T23:13:46+00:00Wed, 31 Aug 2016 02:26:06 UTC|Blog, British Isles, County Meath, Ireland|

Newgrange

Newgrange Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath

If you want to get to the heart of Ireland, county Meath is the place. There are many ancient sights to see that can take you back, not just hundreds of years, but thousands.  […]

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Avebury Manor

By |2017-05-11T02:38:52+00:00Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:09:34 UTC|Blog, British Isles, England, English Country Side|

Avebury Manor in Wiltshire, one of the most beautiful houses in England, had been empty for years when its owners, the National Trust, teamed up with the BBC and an enthusiastic team of experts and amateurs to transform the house and make it into a successful visitor attraction, all in the space of a single […]

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The Ulster American Folk Park

By |2017-04-27T13:08:26+00:00Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:19:54 UTC|Attractions, Blog, British Isles, Museums, Northern Ireland, Reviews, United Kingdom|

We had planned to visit the Ulster-American Folk Park, near Omagh, Northern Ireland, and spend some time in their genealogy centre checking on Irish roots, but when we arrived, on a Sunday, we learned the centre is closed on Sundays.  However, our disappointment was short lived as we started to explore this fantastic park that highlights […]

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York – A Great Yorkshire Base

By |2017-05-11T01:44:55+00:00Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:22:58 UTC|Blog, British Isles, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Yorkshire|

If you ever thought about exploring the north of England, the Yorkshire area is the place to go. It has spectacular scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Yorkshire Moors, there a beautiful country houses, castles and gardens to explore. And the […]

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Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace

By |2017-04-27T13:08:26+00:00Sat, 16 Jan 2016 17:02:32 UTC|Blog, British Isles, England, Great Britain, History, London, Museums, United Kingdom|

Canaletto-Cumberland_Gallery

If you are an art fan, you have to check out the new Cumberland Art Gallery which opened in November 2015 at Hampton Court Palace.  It showcases many famous artists, a subset of magnificent artworks from the Royal Collection, including works from one of our favourites, Canaletto. […]

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Time for Ireland

By |2017-04-27T13:08:26+00:00Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:18:20 UTC|Blog, British Isles, Events, Ireland|

The Irish Summer is into full swing, and things are happening everywhere.  Now is a great time to head over to the Green Isle.  Here are some of our favourite suggestions:

The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Foynes B314 Boeing 314 replica at the Foynes Flying Boat & […]

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