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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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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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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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Hotel Review – De Vere Venues Wokefield Park

By |2017-04-27T13:08:27+00:00Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:09:50 UTC|Bracknell, England, English Country Side, Great Britain, History, Hotels, Reviews, United Kingdom|

The De Vere Venues Wokefield Park is centred around a beautiful country house in very nice rural grounds not far from Reading.  We stayed while attending a conference recently and found it to be a study in compromises.  We did not stay in the main building, although we did visit it and were impressed […]

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Hotel Review – Holiday Inn Express Windsor

By |2017-04-27T13:08:27+00:00Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:17:57 UTC|British Isles, England, Great Britain, Hotels, News, Reviews, United Kingdom, Windsor|

The Holiday Inn Express in Windsor is a convenient hotel just a couple of blocks from the area’s main shopping district.  the rate was excellent for the area. Located just off a roundabout of the A308, it is easily reached by Motorway and a dual carriageway running almost to the hotel.  The rooms […]

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The Queen's Gallery

By |2017-04-27T13:08:28+00:00Thu, 22 Nov 2012 05:12:57 UTC|Blog, British Isles, England, Great Britain, History, London, London History, Museums|

Many people flock to Buckingham Palace for the summer opening and walk right past one of the other treasures of the crown – The Queen’s Gallery. Unlike Buckingham Palace, the Gallery is open year round. Reopened in 2002 for the Queen’s jubilee year, the newly remodeled Gallery is a beautiful venue in itself. The […]

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