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United Kingdom Favorites

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Radio City Tower/Views

    Liverpool Favorites

    St John's Tower, in Williamson Square by the markets, used to have a restaurant situated at the top where you could get great views over the city centre - see Steventilly's Liverpool page for some pics. Now it is the home of the award winning radio station "Radio City 96.7 FM". Fabulous advertising for them as it dominates the citycentre and you'll...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Riverside

    Chester Favorites

    It is great to take a walk along the river. Unlike York, Chester's riverside is full of pubs with beer gardens with riverviews and there is always something happening here summertime. You are also close to the remains of the roman amphitheatre and yes, there are sightseeing boat trips.

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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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  • Historical

    London Favorites

    Bond Street is unusual for two reasons. Firstly, is that unlike some other districts in London, it has never lost its reputation as a fashionable shopping area, and secondly, it is the only street that runs right across Mayfair from Piccadilly to Oxford Street. In fact, Bond Street is two streets. Its southern section, Old Bond Street, runs as far...

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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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  • Festival/Tattoo/Hogmanay Etc.

    Edinburgh Favorites

    Believe it or not the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is part of the Edinburgh Festival, so it’s another good reason to come here in August. The first Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle took place in 1950 and has grown from strength to strength ever since. The spectacle has become extremely popular and consequently in order to get a good seat, or even any seat,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Walking Around

    Cambridge Favorites

    We enjoyed the Boat Ride most.It was a fantastic experience , may be it could be much more enjoyable if we colud hire a self help Boat , however none of us was capable to do this , so hired a boat with guide. Though I miss the whole City , specially miss St John's College CAMBRIDGE , The Front Gate ,The Chapel,Chapel Court ,New Court and Cripps...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Arts and Entertainment

    London Favorites

    In over 40 years that I have lived in Wapping our community has got a Christmas tree for the first time which they held a ceremony on Monday night to switch the lights on. On the posters they did say that a celebrity will be switching the lights on but they haven’t announced who that person was going to be. What a surprise it was to see Helen...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Friendly Locals

    Glasgow Favorites

    A couple of hours after booking in to the Globetrottrs i had been introduced by name ,country and even length of stay and forward destination to over 15 other independent travellers in the hostel. We ate bbq. food and drank theGlobetrotters iced tea,except it was not iced and tasted far better. Individual travellers get put into smaller dorms with...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Town Hall

    Chester Favorites

    Chester's Town Hall, in Northgate St, is a good place to start and the Tourist Information centre is right next door if you need maps and guides etc.. in fact you can pick up a free City Centre Attractions Guide for money-saving vouchers on museum visits and places to eat in the tourist office.

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  • Shopping

    Belfast Favorites

    go shopping. Yet again, this is a first point on a vt page, but shopping is very important,isn't it?!! The shops are a very important part of Belfast, and I have to admit that they are the reason for so many of my visits. The main shopping area is around Donegall Place, opposite the City Hall where you'll find shops like The Disney Store, Topshop,...

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  • Getting around

    London Favorites

    I visit London regularly. So I like to plan ahead my day... My main goal is to know what do do in a day and how I get there. I always have some major points and spots and prepare my trip well ahead. My coice of transortation would be mainly the bus, i can also take the train from where I stay. Most of the the I avoid the TUBE nowadays. In my...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • History

    Oxford Favorites

    Oxford is best known for its colleges, its academic life and achievements since the 13th century. On the other hand, there has always been life outside the high walls of the colleges. This "tip" attempts to provide some background knowledge about the quarrels between town and gown. The first colleges of Oxford were founded in the middle of the...

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  • Festivals & Events

    York Favorites

    Each year around the second weekend in September Ebor and Acorn Morris invite traditional dance groups from around the country to dance in York. A procession from the Guidhall and Mansion House starts the day moving down Davygate and ending up in the paved area of Parliament Street. From there the groups disperse to dance at various sites around...

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  • The Rows

    Chester Favorites

    The Rows are probably the most often photographed sight in Chester, a series of half-timbered buildings joined with long galleries, looking like a Tudor shopping mall -most are in fact Victorian! There is not one single "Rows" but several complexes of houses in the same style, with the best examples on Watergate, Eastgate and Bridge Street. The...

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