Top things to do in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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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The top things to do on your weekend in Bath

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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A Royal day trip to Windsor: top things to do

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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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...
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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...
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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...
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West Bay, Dorset: top things to do

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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A short break to Gibraltar: the top must-do things

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

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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