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Written by Emma Marshall Lyme Regis in Dorset is an ideal getaway for a UK staycation.  Known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, it’s an attractive, picturesque town by the sea which is within easy reach of many other local attractions.  I grew up nearby and loved my childhood visits here. If you are thinking of...
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By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton Marrakech is arguably Morocco’s most popular tourist destination. And as you’ll find if you visit, 3 days in Marrakech will be 3 days of exploration in a city that blends centuries old traditions with contemporary, modern architecture, and fuses eastern and western influences with North African culture.  This post...
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By Emma Marshall When people ask where they should go for a short break in England, then one of the top places that comes up is a weekend in Bath.  A UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s a beautiful Georgian city in the south west of the country and a delightful place to visit. There’s plenty...
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by Emma Marshall 2020 has without a doubt been a tough year.  A year of hard times for many and a time when we need to look forward to hopefully better times in 2021. If you’re like me and love travelling, this forward look will include dreaming of the places that you next want to...
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If you’re looking for a unique place to visit – that’s easy to reach from London and offers you a close encounter with British Royalty – then look no further than Windsor.  Home to the oldest inhabited castle in the world and a short walk to one of the world’s most famous public schools, you...
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Image (c) Rudi1767/ Dreamstime.com By Emma Marshall As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich offers visitors a generous sprinkling of attractions: a chocolate box old town to wander around, a crystal-clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake surrounded by mountain peaks.  But if you’re thinking it’s mainly a summer destination,...
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One of the most famous palaces in Britain, King Henry VIII’s sumptuous residence on the River Thames is an easy day trip from central London and a popular destination for history buffs and tourists alike. This is your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace in London By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton...
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By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon; as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases I recently wrote about my day trip from London by train to Portsmouth.  My next trip was much more local: an afternoon at Strawberry Hill House in south west London. As its name suggests, Strawberry...
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By Emma Marshall Like most people in the UK, this year has been more about day trips at home than holidays abroad.  And as someone without a car, I’ve been looking for destinations that would make interesting day trips from London by train.  For the first on the list, I chose Portsmouth in Hampshire. This was...
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By Emma Marshall I wrote a few months ago about places to visit in Autumn 2020. Now that travel restrictions are easing in many places, I thought I would provide a round-up of suggestions for short trips to Europe in 2021. This post sets out 9 places to visit in 9 months’ time: places to...
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