Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Lacock & Bath Tour

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Our last day tour excursion took us out of London and on our way to Windsor to see the castle and home of the Queen. We left quite early in the day so that we could get there before the castle opened, putting us nearly first in line and giving us a rather quiet place to walk around.  As with …

Lands End, Cornwall, England

Cornwall, England

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Cornwall is a magical place, it feels like home – exactly how I thought it would. Sure, I’m a city-girl mostly. (You kind of have to be when you don’t drive and need to be close to everything.) But there is something about the country, the ocean air, the moors, tight “streets” lined in hedges taller than your vehicle, and …

Game of Thrones Tour in Northern Ireland

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Pairs of people start congregating beside a TopShop in downtown Belfast before it’s even 7:30am. “Game of Thrones?” They ask each other as they arrive, “yes, you’re our people” we exclaim. You’ve never seen a more orderly of a queue than a bunch of nerds waiting for their coach to show up to take them on a day tour to …

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Our stay here in Edinburgh has been brief. When we first arrived we dropped our luggage off at the train station so that we could go up to the castle to take a look before we settled in at the hotel. I blogged about our second day in Scotland separately, as we took a full day tour to the West …

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West Highland Lochs & Castles Tour in Scotland

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Capture the spirit of the Western Highlands and explore Scotland’s most atmospheric lochs and castles. Scotland’s misty castles, sparkling lochs, wee coastal villages, and heather-clad mountains. This was the intro-description of the tour we booked for today while we are in Scotland, and I’m happy to report that it was everything that I hoped it would be. We arrived at the …


Newcastle & Northumberland, England

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Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the places in England where we were lucky enough to have and meet family while we’re visiting the UK. Mum has done a bit of ancestry searching and been in touch with cousins in England for over the last year or so, on Facebook. We took a train from King’s Cross in London up …