World War 2 is a period that holds much nostalgia and mystery. It is a time where technology and ingenuity were at a rise, simply because they were required to fight the war. Bletchley Park, and in particular the story of Alan Turing and his development of the Turing machine, which went on to decrypt the Enigma code is a critical tale in Englands history and is retold in the Hollywood Blockbuster 'The Imitation Game'.
I came to learn of Bletchley Park Estate and Alan Turing from the Imitation Game film and was immediately intrigued. Luckily much of the Bletchley Park Estate still stands and this site, which once was a top secret military location, is now open for the public to explore. It's one of the easiest day trips from London you can make and is well worth the visit. Intrigued? So were we...
London Christmas Lights Tour
If you love Christmas and the festive cheer, a Christmas lights tour in London is essential. A London Christmas lights tour can be done in an organised group, but we're going to guide you so you can take it in at your own pace and enjoy the best pockets in the city.
When you think of France, the Roman Empire and Roman ruins don't immediately come to mind. They're saved for the greats like Rome or England yet Lyon has it's own well preserved Roman amphitheatre and some of the best Roman ruins in France located in its museum. Lyon is in fact and ancient Roman settlement, steeped in history beyond what you find in its paved streets, you just need to take the funicular up the hill and head to it's open air museum.
Beachy Head: A Well Kept Secret
Beachy Head: England's Most Spectacular White Cliffs
Before you visit Beachy Head, you'll need a plan in place. The cliffs can be accessed from multiple points and depending on how much time you'll have and what you'd like to see, it's best to have a plan in place before you visit. This guide will give you an idea of what you can see at each location and help you plan the perfect visit.
Best Cotswold Villages to Visit: The Slaughters
It's not hard to see why. Just two hours west of London, it's an easy weekend getaway and one of the best places to see quaint English villages. There are so many Cotswolds villages to choose from, all with their own unique charm, however one of the best Cotswolds villages to visit is the iconic The Slaughters.
A guide to visiting The Alhambra in summer
Granada is a hub of Spanish- Islamic art, in particular Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, It is also a city that boasts many parks and gardens. It is a spectacular area to visit on its own, or as a day trip from Seville.
Weather wise, its winters are cool but comfortable, with an average temperature of 12.6°C (55°F). Summers are hot and dry with an average temperature of 34°C (93.2°F) in its hottest month, July, however temperatures often soar above 40°C (104°). Autumn and Summer in Granada are quite variable, with the temperatures ranging from cool to quite warm.
Ciao and welcome to Roma!
A local's guide to Rome
Firstly, you need to be selective about the time of year you visit. We recommend mid Autumn and Spring. Winter is too cold and Summer, well, good luck with the crowds! Secondly, it helps to have a local to show you around. Wait, you don't have one of those? Well you're lucky because we did and we're about to show you how to visit Rome with a local.
A little about the islands
10 reasons why you should visit Malta
Geographically Malta is situated in a key position between East and West and over the years has been occupied by Greeks, Phonecians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Normans and then finally, by invitation, the Brits before they gained their independence on the 21st of September 1964.
A rich cultural history has contributed significantly to the architecture, language and culture, making Malta both a unique and attractive destination. Its language is partly Arabic, partly Sicilian and partly English, so don't be surprised if somethings look or sound a little familiar.
There are many great places to visit in Malta, despite its compact size. It truly is the gem of the Mediterranean. Should you visit Malta? Yes you should and these just 10 of the reasons why.
Calling Harry Potter Fans!
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Riding Scotland's Harry Potter Train
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