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If you’re looking for days out in London – whether that’s because you’re visiting the UK’s capital or because you’re on a UK staycation – there is a wealth of things to do in south west London.  You are spoilt for choice when it comes to parks and palaces, museums and galleries, not to mention...
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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 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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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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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 This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon; as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you It might have first drawn national attention in 2013 with ITV’s “Broadchurch” and David Tennant, but for me, it’s always been there. Growing up nearby in south Somerset, Sunday afternoons...
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By Emma Marshall Where can you go where you can walk across the airport runway to get to your hotel, explore a rock that has over 30 miles of tunnels bored into it, and wander along country paths and not bat an eye at a large monkey sitting preening itself on a fence?  The answer is...
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By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases When I wrote my previous post on my one-night in Jersey, I said I would write another about my trip to the Jersey War Tunnels Museum. I wanted to do this because it’s one of the...
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