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  • Sightseeing

    London Favorites

    2012 update-it appears that for a 7 day travelcard at a rail station that you now have to get a photocard so bring a passport size photo with you, I believe the photocard is free London attractions can be very expensive but with a little help from the Days Out Guide 2 for 1 offers, I've saved a bundle of money over the years on some of the really...

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  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Favorites

    I think that edinburgh's castle is just amazing:his position is great and you can have a great view of all the city.You can walk inside it and return back of centuries thinking at the Bravehearth movie and at medieval period.It's a classical touristic thing but i think you can't asbolutely miss it The panoramic view is amazing..and just that is...

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  • Granada Studios

    Manchester Favorites

    Manchester is the home of Granada Studios which produces Coronation Street, a long running British soap. It first aired on Dec. 9, 1960 and is still going strong. I am a dedicated Corrie fan and I have met most of my interenet friends through the corrie communities online. Granada used to have set tours open to the public but stopped that in 2000....

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  • walk/explore

    Glasgow Favorites

    The best way to get to know the city is to just wander around and discover places for yourself. Well in the centre of the city at least, don't want to end up anywhere dodgy by accident! I took most of these photos while on my way to Glasgow Green on my most recent trip to the city

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  • Cardiff Bay

    Cardiff Favorites

    Cardiff Bay used to be an industrial area with old docks, but it is nowadays transfered into an entertainment and recreation area with walkways, attractions and both trendy and traditional restaurants and pubs. It is located about 2 miles south of the city centre and can be reached by various local buses, including the BayXpress. Cardiff Bay has...

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  • Earl Grey's Monument

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Grey's Monument, standing 135 feet high at the centre of Newcastle's shopping area has been a landmark meeting place for locals and visitors since its erection in 1838. It was built to commemorate the services of Charles, Earl Grey (1764-1845) who as Prime Minister was a tireless anti-slavery campaigner, steering the Great Reform Bill (1832) into...

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  • Walking Tours

    Birmingham Favorites

    Walk up New Street to Victoria Square. At the end of New Street facing you is the Town Hall. In 1830 there was a competition for a new town hall in Birmingham with less than two months allowed for the preparation of designs. The design chosen was that of Joseph Hansom and E Welsh, based on the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Construction began in...

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  • Oxford University & Colleges

    Oxford Favorites

    So which is better ? Oxford or Cambridge. When it comes to academic rating, Cambridge battles it out on the world stage with Harvard, but Oxford struggles to make the top ten. So a clear win there. But what of other measures ? Oxford can claim to have produced 25 British prime minsters, against 13 from Cambridge. In sport, Oxford has an...

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  • St John's College

    Cambridge Favorites

    First we saw the St John College while we were punting , later we entered into the college and visited the beautiful Front Gate , First Court , The Chapel ,Chapel Court,Second Court , Third Court ,New Court and Cripps Building as well. The Architecture of this college made me speechless , I could never ever imagine One College Could be so...

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  • City Walls - General

    York Favorites

    Some sections of YORK CITY WALLS date back to Roman times. When the Romans first came here in the first century A.D., they built a military fort on the banks of the River Ouse. Strong walls were built to enclose both the Fort and Town. The three main gateways in to the old city stand at Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar and Micklegate Bar which...

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  • Liver Buildings

    Liverpool Favorites

    Edwardian Baroque design (1904) of Sir Arnold Thornley and F.B. Hobbs. Originally the Mersey Docks and Harbour Docks Building - recently restored for both offices and residences. A reinforced concrete frame, clad in Portland Stone. One of Liverpool's "Three graces".

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  • Street Scenes

    Chester Favorites

    Just the other side of the wall from the Roman garden is this lovely row of tiny timber and sandstone cottages built as almshouses in about 1650. And no you haven't miscounted - only six of the original nine survive! Take a little detour from your walk around the walls to see them.

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  • Sunday

    Belfast Favorites

    Ah, the ulster fry. How i miss ye here on the continent. I cannot wait to get back there and eat ye, im sick of croissants and coffee. here's all you need for a good ulster fry...... buy yourself some potato bread and soda bread (ormo bakeries do the best i think, in the clear packets with the pink label) mushrooms, baked beans (yes, we brits...

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  • House That Moved

    Exeter Favorites

    One of Exeter's oldest, and most interesting, buildings now sits rather incongruously on the corner of West Street and Edmund Street looking out onto the inner-city ring road. The actual date of its original construction isn't known precisely but estimates put it as around 1450 when it was probably a merchant's home. It's original location was on...

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  • Beaches

    Lyme Regis Favorites

    I thought it a little strange that the town's main beach is half pebbles and half sand, with a groyne separating the two. That had me scratching my head until I found the answer on the website - both halves have been artificially created by importing thousands of tons of materials. The pebble beach is part of the town's coastal defence and extends...

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  • Further Afield

    Belfast Favorites

    There are no signs at the border telling you you are now in the North or Republic. You will recognise it from all the "Money Changed Here" signs instead! Such bureaux de changes are reputed to be backed by the IRA... here is a pic of Belfast City Hall.

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  • Lynton and Lynmouth

    Devon Favorites

    Lynmouth, along with its umbilically connected twin Lynton, just has to be my most favourite place on this, or any other, planet. Tucked below the cliffs overlooking its eponymous bay where the rivers East and West Lyn meet the sea on the North Devon coast, Lynmouth spent much of its formative years as a sleepy little fishing village whose catches...

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  • Historical

    London Favorites

    Friends of the City Churches - FCC is a group of over 100 wonderful people, who keep the old City of London´s 16 "threatened" churces open on certain dates. The FCC proved very helpful and knowledgeable on the City Churches and I am ever so grateful to them for keeping these old churches open to visitors - without them I would not have seen some...

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  • Miscellaneous

    Edinburgh Favorites

    I found an ATM in the Edinburgh airport (look for the Travelex exchange) and was able to use my card at the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Clydesdale Bank machine did not look like it would take my card. The ATM at the airport dispensed English pounds, the one in the center dispensed Scottish pounds. I did take some of the Scottish pounds to London...

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  • Trafford Centre

    Manchester Favorites

    There is so much about Manchester i love. Not just the City Centre itself, but the surrounding areas of Greater Manchester are well worth taking the time to explore. From the Uk's biggest and best modern Market located in Bury town centre (Please check out the website:- www.burymarket.com click on the regular website link)(15/20 mins by metrolink...

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  • Charles Rennie MacIntosh

    Glasgow Favorites

    One of Glasgow's best known personalities was Charles Rennie MacIntosh, an architect from the turn of the 20th century who was one of the spear headers of the Art Deco era. There Isn't a lot of his original architecture left though his angular designs are reflected in modern lookalike's, both buildings, furniture and decor. The Glasgow School of...

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  • Famous People of Cardiff

    Cardiff Favorites

    This time I was not much allowed for any shopping or sightseeing ƒ¼, we were really bad on time, as we had to pack all the stuff for the big moving. My most visited place was the Barry?s dump LOL, not a great place to visit ;-)

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  • The Quayside

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    The 1990's saw the transformation of the derlict docks on the east quayside of Newcastle to the modern splendour of today with the Batic Art Centre linked by the blinking Gateshead Millenium Bridge with its pedestrian and cycle paths. Interesting art work can be seen along the quayside too. This was probably the best part of Newcastle for me and in...

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  • Museums & Galleries

    Birmingham Favorites

    The Shakespeare Memorial Library is housed in a private room within the Central Library complex. It is squeezed into the concrete mass alongside the Adrian Boult Hall. The room itself is not generally open to the public but can be view by scholars and small parties. The Library was founded in 1864 by the local Shakespeare Club. The Library contains...

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  • Impressions

    Oxford Favorites

    Being in Oxford for three days gives you enough time to discover several colleges, the beautiful parks of Oxford and also some of the vicinity. You might want to go out to the Cotswolds for one day or to Blenheim Palace for half a day. Alternatively, you could spend some time in the city's museums. Your first day in Oxford Take the itinerary...

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  • King's College

    Cambridge Favorites

    There are lots of beautiful college buildings in Cambridge but the King's College would have to be one of the most impressive... The Cathedral is absolutely huge and the other buildings around the campus are too!

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  • Minster

    York Favorites

    Constantine was the Roman Emperor responsible for the legalization of Christianity within the Roman Empire. His relatively long reign (306-337) restored stability to the Empire, and he is also remembered as the founder of the city of Constantinople (later Istanbul). He was actually here in York - then Roman Ebor - at the time of the death of the...

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  • Cathedrals

    Liverpool Favorites

    The architect Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) won the architectural competion to design the cathedral when he was just 22! Work on its construction began when Liverpool was truly the second city of the Empire, before the outbreak of World War I. That war, the economic problems of the 1920s and 30s, and World War II all slowed down construction....

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  • Northgate

    Chester Favorites

    The old Northgate was a toll gate and was under the charge of the city sheriffs. The new Northgate was designed by Thomas Harrison and commissioned by the Earl of Grosvenor, the Mayor, in 1807. The classical arched gate was built between 1808 -1810. The Northgate is just by the Roman garden - where this pic was taken - and near to the...

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  • Left Luggage

    Exeter Favorites

    Because of the spate of terrorist bombings around the UK over the last few decades most of the railway stations no longer offer left-luggage facilities and the same is true here in Exeter. However the offices of the Capitol Taxi firm, which is just across the road to the left of the main station exit, do have a secure luggage room and charge 1.50...

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Lyme Regis Favorites

    This useful little office, run by the local council, has friendly, helpful, staff who can assist with almost any tourist query. They can help with accomodation, public transport and things to do. There's the usual freebie leaflets, including suggested walks, as well as guidebooks, maps etc for sale. They also act as ticket agents for local events...

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  • Events

    Belfast Favorites

    This summer I did some voluntary work with Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, assisting with the children's Summer Programme for children aged between 4 and 14 years. This kind of work goes on in July and August every year. There were a lot of different activities, arts and crafts, sports activities for local children. We had 2 Big...

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  • Widecombe-in-the-Moor

    Devon Favorites

    Widecombe-in-the-Moor sits in the valley of The Webburn River in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, surrounded on all four sides by the high moorland and its rugged granite tors. The village itself is tiny, with a population of perhaps fifty people, tho' the surrounding parish, with its 196 (according to the official website) households, extends...

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  • Architectural

    London Favorites

    I wonder if I can call this a favorite; it's more a reality of the heterogeneous architecture of London since the restrictions on building heights originally imposed by the London Building Act of 1894 have been eased, especially since the 1980s and a marked run to tall buildings in the last ten years. Between my first visit in 1961 and now it seems...

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  • Old Town - General

    Edinburgh Favorites

    In the 19th century, Edinburgh university specialized in anatomical research, but obtaining bodies to dissect was difficult. This shortage resulted in "Resurrection men" (body snatchers) raiding graveyards to unearth semi-fresh bodies and selling them to the medical professors. William Burke and William Hare were both Irish immigrants, but they...

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  • Old Trafford

    Manchester Favorites

    Visit Old Trafford - Home of Manchester United. A vast 67000 seat Stadium, complete with themed shops, restaurants and a must see Museum charting the History of United. Take the Metro form the City Centre, Direction Altrincham, to OLD TRAFFORD. Manchester on a United match day. Awash with the supporters of United, who pack the bars to sing the...

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  • Architecture

    Glasgow Favorites

    Oh, look at this! This is Glasgow. The picture is of the Old Exchange, now a Bookshop (with a cafe - thankfully) ... oh so civilised. You might think I exagerate, but there are so few places like this in Scotland (UK?) and so many beautiful old buildings are left to rot, my heart warms every time I see this. Explore this area, between Central...

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  • Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Favorites

    Cardiff is a seaport as it's built on the tidal estuary of the River Taff. Since it's decline in coal mining, Cardiff has restored and revitalized and has done a great job in attracting tourists - such as myself. I did some reading about Cardiff before my adventure to the UK, it was Cardiff Castle that peaked my interest, but upon arriving in...

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  • Belsay Hall

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    A two storey Tudor mansion was added to the west side of the old castle at Belsay, and later the mansion was given a Jacobean west wing, both are now ruinous, but well worth viewing. The old hall was abandoned when the occupants moved the 300m or so to their new hall. Admission Charge Adults - £5.50 for hall, castle and grounds Directions: In...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    Birmingham Favorites

    Name Birmingham City Nickname The Blues Stadium St Andrews League Play In Premier League Honours Home Kit Blue shirt, white shorts and blue socks Away Kit The Blues are Aston Villas fiercest rivals although they very rarely play each other because they have been in diferent divisions for so

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  • Memories

    Oxford Favorites

    This was my lasy photo in Oxford... Passing this flowery building, could be a restaurant or pub. So, I was in Oxford for about 2 hours & managed to accomplised a lot ! Judging from all the photos that you could see on this My Oxford Page ! No drink & no eating in Oxford...Well, maybe the previous night a KFC dinner with Pat ! I wish I could stay...

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  • Punting

    Cambridge Favorites

    While we were punting down the River Cam we came across the Mathematical Bridge...our guide told us that many years ago the maths students couldn't work out how the bridge was built without any bolts etc so they pulled it apart, then they couldn't get it to go back together without the bolts so they had to use them to join the bridge back...

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  • City - Miscellaneous

    York Favorites

    We were fortunate to visit York in April of 2004 on our way from London to Edinburgh. York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities. We spent there only...

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  • Beatles

    Liverpool Favorites

    The Beatles are from Liverpool. Everybody knows that. I really like how the whole city still wasn't turned into a Beatles trap! The local tourist information has a great slogan on their plastic bags "From MErseyside to YOU" and John Lennon airport has probably the most suitable slogan I have ever heard of: "Above us only sky". It's really easy to...

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  • roman garden

    Chester Favorites

    The "Roman Garden" monicker is something of a misnomer. Certainly there is no indication that a garden existed on this site near Newgate during Roman times. The garden space was, in fact, assembled in 1949 from bits and pieces of Roman artifacts found throughout Chester. The project was initiated as Chester's contribution to the 1951 Festival of...

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