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Bletchley Park

Best day Trips from London: Behind the Scenes Bletchley Park

World War 2 made ingenuity and development essential. Bletchley Park, and in particular the story of Alan Turing, are key to World War 2 history. Also the Turing Machine was one of the most notable developments of its time. This piece of technology went on to decrypt the Enigma code and likewise end the war. Initially I heard of Bletchley Park Estate and Alan Turing from the Imitation Game film. The story caught my attention immediately. Fortunately, much

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oxford street Christmas

London at Christmas: Where to see the best lights

Christmas in London is especially magical. There is nothing quite like it. London is one of the most festive cities in the world and each year they put a monumental effort into their lights and decorations. Even the red double decker buses ooze Christmas charm as they amble their way through tree lined streets. It certainly isn’t Christmas without seeing the London Christmas lights. Christmas lights tour in London is essential for those who love

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Beachy Head

Beachy Head: England’s Most Spectacular White Cliffs

Everyone knows about the ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ but have you heard about the White Cliffs of Beachy Head? No? I’m not surprised, it’s kind of a local secret and that’s what makes them so good.  Beachy Head features drops and views to rival Dover’s and best of all they’re much more accessible. Naturally they’re one of the best places to visit in East Sussex. In other words, Beachy Head may just be the most

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Lower Slaughter

Best Cotswold Villages to Visit – The Slaughters

Quaint would be the word that comes to mind when describing The Cotswolds. Located around 2 hours west of London, this region is known for its old world charm. Laced with ivy covered stone cottages, picket fences and cobbled lanes, its villages exude an old world charm that has drawn visitors under its spell for years.It’s not hard to see why. Just two hours west of London, it’s an easy weekend getaway and one of the

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York Minster

England’s Spectacular Cathedrals: The Top 4 You Must See

If you’re searching for impressive cathedrals, then Britain has some of the best. If you’ve visited England and skipped visiting a cathedral or a castle, then in our opinion you’ve missed out on an important part of England’s history both culturally and historically. In our travels we’ve been to many, in all honesty, we search them out! Here are some of the best.

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glenfinnan viaduct

Scotland’s Harry Potter Train: A Spectacular Potter Adventure

So you’ve been on the Harry Potter Studios Tour and you’re wanting to expand your Potter experience, then look no further, Scotland’s Harry Potter train is for you. We boarded our carriage at Arisaig, Scotland’s western most train station, with excitement. Whilst officially known as the ‘Jacobite Steam Train‘, it has been lovingly renamed the ‘Harry Potter Train’ by many, after the track was used in several of the movies. The Potter fans were particularly excited and had been

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Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

On the hunt for an otter sighting We’ve seen squirrels galore and even a badger or two in the East Sussex Wilderness, but we’ve yet to see an otter in the wild. Unfortunately the native otters are almost extinct in our area, with sightings sadly being reduced to finding dead otters. Last year we had hope to go on an otter cruise up in Northumberland, but transport to the region caused us to change our

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oast house

Where to stay in Rye: Playden Oasts Inn

Historic Rye Located on England’s South East coast, around 2 and a half hours from London, the historic fishing town of Rye has been synonymous with beachside holidays. With a quaint village to explore and a mere 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Camber Sands, the only sand dune system in East Sussex. Rye is also an easy 2 hour drive from Brighton and accessible by rail from London, Brighton, Eastbourne and many cities in

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north landing

Beautiful Bridlington – A Yorkshire Gem

Bridlington – Yorkshire I’m a little biased as to the reasons that you should visit Bridlington. You see my grandma was born in this lovely seaside town, and we grew up hearing stories of how special it is. This was carried on by my mum who then went to visit during summer holidays as her grandparents still lived there. Before my grandma passed away earlier this year, she wrote me a letter asking me to visit.

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Herstmonceux castle

Best Castles in Sussex: Herstmonceux

Herstmonceux Castle Herstmonceux is one of the best castles in Sussex. The castle is Located in East Sussex and it can be reached easily from London, Hastings or Brighton. Car is the easiest way to access the site as it is nestled in a small country village. The closest large town is Hailsham which is 15 minutes north of Eastbourne by bus. Herstmonceux is one of the most impressive of the East Sussex castles. It features over

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