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England is now better known for vibrant cities with great nightlife and attractions, contrasted with green and pleasant countryside. It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten; the landscape has a mythic resonance, the country's history is almost tangible, and its people seem put on earth expressly to restore faith in humanity. Wales is just what you picture it to be: rolling moorlands, tongue-twisting place names, Rugby Union... But also fantastic walking, cycling, fishing, water and adventure sports as well as some fine festivals. Scotland's' people are feisty, opinionated and fiercely loyal. The countryside is a wild, beautiful tumble of raw mountain peaks and deep glassy lakes.

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Out to tea (using for Tuesday as no photos and we spent the morning with Carol and Adrian): by europe2013, Views[50]
Hampton Court with the wine fountain: by europe2013, Views[18]
Henry VIII and me :) : by europe2013, Views[40]
One of the beautiful gardens at Hampton Palace: by europe2013, Views[16]
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How to Choose the Best Time to Travel

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 | By naseembibiseo | Views [10] | Video

When you live on the other side of the world to the majority of humanity, time is everything. You need to account for different climates, festivals, and when the high and low tourist seasons are. By knowing when the best time to travel to any destination ... Read more >

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Hull Fair 2018: Everything You Need to Know

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 | By chrissilb | Views [26]

The UK’s biggest travelling fair is coming once again to the city of Hull in October 2018. The fair is set to start on the evening of Friday the 5 th of October and will run right up until midnight on Saturday 13 th of October. The fair is ... Read more >

Tags: guide to hull fair, things to do in hull, visiting hull

Car Equipment for Off-Roaders and Explorers

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 | By maliksubhan | Views [46] | Video

If you are the kind of person who seeks thrills, loves the outdoors, and gets a kick out of high adrenaline activities, then it is a synch that you will love off-roading. After all, what more could an explorer want more than discovering new places and ... Read more >

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Day #10 - Reeth > Catterick Village (?)2

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [16]

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Day #8 - Kirkby Stephen > Keld (?)

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [12]

Car'n! Look at all those cairns!

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Day #7 - Orton > Kirkby Stephen (?)

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [11]

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Day #6 - Bampton > Orton (12 miles)

Thu, 9 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [8]

Shap Abbey - the last abbey to be founded in England in 1199. Walking out of Bampton, and after a lovely evening with some people I've met along the way, I make my way down to the glorious ruin of Shap Abbey. It's nestled snuggled in a little dip ... Read more >

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Day #5 - Patterdale > Bampton (11 miles)

Wed, 8 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [11]

'Oh the Lake Districts lovely. Lets go there. We can eat scones. They do great scones in 1927' Doctor Who Doctor Who you were right about the scones, although I can only comment on the 2018 ones.... plenty of the places I've stayed may of even had ... Read more >

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Top 5 Cities to Visit When Travelling Solo

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 | By chrissilb | Views [25]

It’s said that travel broadens the mind, and nothing will broaden it more than if you travel alone. Travelling solo can be a daunting thought, but it pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to find your way around completely foreign ... Read more >

Tags: guide to travelling alone, top 5 cities to visit when travelling alone, trekking

Day #4 - Grasmere > Patterdale (8 miles)

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [6]

I tried to grab the fog.... But I mist..... Soooo it's NOT raining..... but is that low hanging cloud I see? Today brings with it the ominous knowledge that I'll be climbing the biggest mountain of the hike. Hell. It's Helvellyn. So I start ... Read more >

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Day #2 - Ennerdale Bridge > Rosthwaite (15 miles)

Sun, 5 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [21]

'where water fell in love with sunshine, this is where they kissed' So today starts out around 17 degrees and a nice little decent towards Ennerdale waters. Noice, really noice. My feet really took a hammering yesterday, and at just 2 miles in I can ... Read more >

Day #1 - St Bees > Ennerdale Bridge (14 miles)

Sat, 4 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [16]

I think I have a dent in my head.... Who's idea was this anyway? So day #1 and I wake up like a 5 year old on Christmas morning - almost 2 hours early - and can't get back to sleep. Oh well, I'll make use of the time by repacking my day-pack for the ... Read more >

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A Traveler's Guide to Reducing the Cost of Your Holiday

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 | By chrissilb | Views [44]

Travelling is one of the most rewarding things we can do, but it can quickly become very expensive. Research by ABTA (the travel agent’s association) showed that we Brits spend almost as much preparing for our holiday as we do on our holiday.... Read more >

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London, Tuesday 31 July

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [34]

A bit of a non-day.  We spent a lazy morning with Carol and Adrian before heading off to Heathrow and catching our plane to Hong Kong.  If your day is shortened by7 hours and you must spend three hours at the airport before your flight, then ... Read more >

London, Monday 30 July

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [34]

Spent the whole day out at Hampton Court Palace.  It was quite amazing.  The palace itself is in parts which are basically as they have been left by their owners.  The original Tudor palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th ... Read more >

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