Your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace
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Your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace

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…

Day trips from London by train: Strawberry Hill House
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Day trips from London by train: Strawberry Hill House

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…

Day trips from London by train: Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower
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Day trips from London by train: Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower

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…

The Jersey War Tunnels Museum: island life under the Nazi jackboot
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The Jersey War Tunnels Museum: island life under the Nazi jackboot

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links 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 best museums I’ve visited in a long while (that and Chicago’s Museum…

One night in Jersey: a little bit of childhood nostalgia
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One night in Jersey: a little bit of childhood nostalgia

By Emma Marshall I grew up a short drive from England’s Dorset coast. This meant that most Sundays we were bundled into the car for a day out, to spend some time walking along the coast, rock pooling in the bays, followed by an obligatory stop in a local tearoom and a wander around a souvenir…

Hadrian’s Wall: Walking in Roman Footsteps
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Hadrian’s Wall: Walking in Roman Footsteps

Guest post by Monica Castenetto You’ve always wanted to see Hadrian’s Wall, but thought you can’t do it on a time budget? Think again. Granted, in a weekend you won’t walk its 117.5 kilometres in their entirety, but you’ll certainly take in its unbelievable scale, connect with its intriguing history and experience the breath-taking landscape…