3 days in Edinburgh: the top things to do

Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s main draws, with more than two million tourists visiting its main attractions every year. I recently spent a long weekend there and I can see why! The city has a wealth of things to see and do and there will be no shortage of sights to choose from if you...
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Portsmouth attractions: The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

If you’re researching Portsmouth attractions to help you plan a trip, there are lots to choose from.  It’s a city rich in maritime history, and its location on the English south coast means that you can easily combine a cultural visit with a day out at the beach.  One of the top things you should...
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What to do at Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a must if you’re in London.  Located close to Richmond upon Thames, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site that covers over 300 acres and which, according to the website, “has one of the most diverse collections of living plants of any botanic garden in the world”.  There are many...
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Whisky tasting in Edinburgh: my experience

I’ve just come back from three days in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It was a place that was always on my list to visit, but for some reason seemed to get usurped by trips to mainland European cities such as Zurich, Porto and Granada.  But with international travel being trickier lately, I’ve turned my attention to exploring...
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Visiting Blenheim Palace: all you need to know

Blenheim Palace is an 18th century stately home originally built for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough.  Its construction was to honour his pivotal role in defeating France at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.  The house has remained in the Marlborough family ever since and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It...
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Things to do in South West London

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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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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