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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • High Street

    Exeter Favorites

    Exeter - a great place for shopping! The modern High Street and the surrounding streets are packed full of modern up-to-date shops, such as Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Topshop, and fast food restaurants, along with the more traditional shops. There are some very fine restaurants in or just off the High Street, and the prices are very reasonable...

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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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  • Historical

    London Favorites

    There are 2 churches on the Strand which are situated in the middle of the street, as it were. One of them is St. Clement Danes church which is situated just opposite the Royal Courts of Justice, and the other one is St Mary-Le-Strand church. These 2 churches are called the Island churches as they seem to be on an island with traffic on each side...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Further Afield

    Glasgow Favorites

    We booked a tour with Timberbush Tours for a 3 day tour of the highlands, lochs and the Isle of Skye. The first photo is amap showing the route of our tour. It was really good, covered a lot of area and the driver was very knowledgeable about the area and the history which made it more enjoyable. This company does tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Car Parking

    Lyme Regis Favorites

    Although there are several car parks in town the one nearest Lyme Regis harbour and close to the Cobb and Marine Parade is the best one - Monmouth Beach car park GPS DT7 3JJ After you leave the Sidmouth Road (A 3052) head for the harbour.With the harbour in front of you the Cobb Arms will be on your left and the Lifeboat Station on the...

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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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  • 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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  • Royal Mile

    Edinburgh Favorites

    There are numerous small streets that lead away (north and south) from the Royal Mile. Antique maps of the Old Town actually show the city resembling the skeleton of a fish with the castle as the head and the narrow streets on either side as the ribs. These are called "closes" and "wynds" (rhymes with kind). But what's the difference, I hear you...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Old Exe Bridge

    Exeter Favorites

    Historical evidence suggests that during Exeter's Saxon and Roman periods the river was much more tidal than it is now and was easily fordable at low tides. The first known bridge was completed around 1238 with the monies for its construction raised from public subscription by the then mayor, Walter Gervaise (with support from his wealthy father...

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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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  • Belfast Zoo

    Belfast Favorites

    Go to Belfast Zoo The animal collection of the Belfast Zoo has changed dramatically over the last few years, particularly since the redevelopment of the Zoo, a project that was completed nearly six years ago. A number of factors have influenced the selection of the species that have been acquired for maintenance and breeding in the collection. 0nce...

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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 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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