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The Merchant Adventurers Hall
The medieval Merchant Adventurers Guild Hall in York, one of the oldest guild halls in England, built in 1357. Page 14.

Micklegate Bar Through York's Medieval City Walls
Micklegate Bar is one of the entrances through York Walls. The Medieval Gates are traditionally the entrance for the Monarch. Page 2.

Pageant Wagon Procession For York's Mystery Plays
Pageant Wagon Procession for York's Mystery Plays. Page 19.

Torchlight Viking Parade, Jorvik Viking Festival in York
Torchlight Viking Parade in York during the Jorvik Viking Festival. Page 18.

Pictures of York - Walking the Roman Walls of York
Visitors walking the walls of York. York Minster is visible in the distance. Some of the best overviews of York Minster are seen from the walls as in this picture of York. Page 3.

A Day at the York Races
Racing at York Racecourse. United Kingdom Travel. Page 21.

The Mallard, Railway Museum, York
Streamlined blue and chrome image of The Mallard, Britain's fastest steam train, at the National Railway Museum in York. Page 20.

Newgate Market, York
Covered stalls of Newgate Market, York. Page 16.

The Barley Hall Hearth
Old brick hearth discovered in the floor of the 14th and 15th century Barley Hall in York. Page 13.

Traditional Fruit and Vegetable Market in York
Traditional Fruit and Vegetable Market in York. Page 17.

St. Michael-le-Belfry Church in York, where Guy Fawkes was baptized.
St. Michael-le-Belfry Church in York, where Guy Fawkes was baptized. Page 9.

The Barley Hall, York
Picture of the half timbered Barley Hall in York. Page 12.

The Mansion House, York
The Mansion House, York. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.

The Shambles, York
Picture of Medieval Street, The Shambles, York. Page 4.

The Treasurer's House, York
The Treasurer's House, York is a National Trust property and a museum of an unusual personal collection. Page 8.

View of the West Door of York Cathedral
View of The West Door of Medieval York Cathedral from Preceptors Court. Page 7.

York Minster Seen From a Lane
York Minster Seen From a Lane. United Kingdom Travel. Page 6.

York Hospitium
Photo of 14th century York Hospitium. Page 11.

The Great Hall of the Merchant Adventurers Guildhall in York
The Great Hall of the Merchant Adventurers Guildhall in York. Page 15.

Pictures of York - Medieval York England in Pictures
Pictures of York England featuring Medieval buildings, York Minster, Viking parades, markets and other scenes of York England

The Windmill in Finchingfield
18th century post windmill. United Kingdom Travel. Page 8.

The Guildhall
The Guildhall, dating from the 1500s, is the oldest building in Finchingfield. Page 11.

A Cup of Tea to End the Day
The Picture Pot Tea Room in Finchingfield. Page 12.

Choir Screen
Choir Screen. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.

Picture Perfect
United Kingdom Travel. Page 7.

A View from the Green
A view of the Finchingfield Antiques Centre and the Fox Inn pub from Finchingfield Green. Page 2.

Finchingfield Parish Church
Parish Church with Norman Tower. United Kingdom Travel. Page 9.

Finchingfield Village Green
Finchingfield Village Green on a winter Sunday.

Relaxed and Informal Diners in the Historic Setting of the Fox Inn
United Kingdom Travel. Page 3.

Sunday Lunch at the Fox Inn
United Kingdom Travel. Page 4.

Colorful Village Detail
United Kingdom Travel. Page 6.

Cottages in Sunshine
Under blue skies, in bright sunshine, the village of Finchingfield is immaculately pretty. Page 5.

Free Garden Openings During Natioal Gardening Week
First National Open Gardens Day is a free treat during National Gardening Week. Visit famous national and private gardens and rare hidden gems, free.

A view of Ben Lui from The Boatshed
A view of Ben Lui from The Boatshed. Page 14.

Autumn Reflections in Loch Awe
Autumn Reflections in Loch Awe. United Kingdom Travel.

Find Ardanaiseig Hotel by Loch Awe on a Map
Find Ardanaiseig Hotel on a Map. United Kingdom Travel. Page 4.

Generous Toiletries at Ardanaiseig House in Scotland
Generous Toiletries at Ardanaiseig House in Scotland. Page 12.

Living Area in the Boatshed
Living Area in the Boatshed. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.

The Boatshed at Ardanaiseig Hotel in Scotland
The Boatshed at Ardanaiseig Hotel in Scotland. Page 9.

The Walled Garden at Ardanaiseig
The Walled Garden at Ardanaiseig. Page 7.

View of Loch Awe from the Boatshed Bedroom, Ardanaiseig Hotel
View of Loch Awe from the Boatshed Bedroom, Ardanaiseig Hotel. Page 13.

Antique Piano at Ardanaiseig Hotel
Antique Bechstein Piano at Ardanaiseig Hotel. Page 5.

Ardanaiseig Hotel
Ardanaiseig Hotel. United Kingdom Travel. Page 2.

Dining Area in the Boatshed, Ardanaiseig Hotel
Dining Area in the Boatshed, Ardanaiseig Hotel. Page 11.

Kilchurn Castle at the head of Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle at the head of Loch Awe. Page 3.

The Crannog Seen From Ardanaiseig Hotel
The Crannog Seen From Ardanaiseig Hotel. Page 15.

The Long Drawing Room, Ardanaiseig Hotel, with Loch Awe Beyond
The Long Drawing Room has golden decor at Ardanaiseig Hotel in Kinchrennan nr Taynuilt, Scotland. Loch Awe is visible through the windows. Page 6.

Whisky is piped in
Whisky is piped in. United Kingdom Travel. Page 7.

Whisky Barrels in Glenfiddich Warehouse 8
Whisky Barrels in Glenfiddich Warehouse 8. Page 3.

Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Stopper
Glenfiddich 50 Year Old hand made, hallmarked silver Stopper

Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown
Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. Page 2.

Kilts and Pipers
Kilts and Pipers. United Kingdom Travel. Page 6.

Steward with the Glenfiddich 50 year old cask
Steward with the Glenfiddich 50 year old cask. Page 4.

Whisky in Nosing Glasses at Glenfiddich
Whisky in Nosing Glasses at Glenfiddich. Page 5.

The Media Scrum
Press photographers crowd in to get a picture of Glenfiddich's first 50-year-old whisky in 18 years. Page 8.

11 Common Travel Blunders First Time Visitors Make in Britain
Find out the 11 most common mistakes first time visitors to Britain make. Then learn how to avoid them.

Not Booking Train Tickets in Advance
Book UK train tickets for off peak travel well in advance to save.

Don't Try Touring Without a Map
Even if you have satellite navigation, don't travel without a map. Here's why.

Trying to Tour Using Motorways
Trying to tour the UK via its motorways is a common travelers mistake and a guaranteed way to see very little.

Not Spending Your Change
If you hang on to your British coins and don't spend them during your trip, you could end up wasting the cost of a fine dinner out.

Not Holding On to Travel Tickets
On UK trains, don't forget to keep your train ticket until your journey is completed or you may not be able to get off the train platform.

Not Taking Day Trips
Day trip out of London are easy to arrange and a vital part of a real UK travel experience.

Underestimating Travel Time and Distances in the UK
Travelers often under estimate the distances between points and the time it takes to travel in the UK. Here's how to avoid that mistake.

Trying to Squeeze in Too Much
If you try to squeeze in too much on your UK trip, everything becomes a blur and you become exhausted. Find out how to plan a manageable itinerary.

Overtipping in the UK or tipping when it isn't expected is one of the biggest ways to waste money on your trip to Britain.

Credit and Debit Card Mistakes
Using your credit or debit cards in the UK is not difficult if you do a bit of advanced planning.

View of Attingham Hall
A view of Attingham Hall's Ionic-columned portico framed in flowering meadows and trees.

Portraits of the Ladies
Historic Portraits of some of the ladies associated with Attingham Hall on the Attingham Estate. Page 5.

Heritage cows at Attingham Park
A mixed herd of heritage and rare breed cattle graze at Attingham Park. Page 2.

Fallow Deer of Attingham Park
Some of Attingham Park's 200 fallow deer relax in the grass. Page 13.

Boudoir at Attingham
The boudoir designed for the first Lady Berwick in 1785. This intimate, private space was decorated with symbols of love. Page 7.

Boudoir Ceiling at Attingham
The ceiling of Lady Berwick's boudoir, depicting gilt symbols of love, shines after being cleaned of two centuries of soot. Page 8.

Dining Room at Attingham
The silver, ormolu, mirrors and porcelain of the dining room at Attingham Hall glitter in candlelight. Page 4.

Drawing Room at Attingham
Picture of the drawing room at Attingham, filled with 18th century Italian furniture. Page 3.

Kitchens at Attingham House
Picture of the Attingham kitchen with its impressive copper batterie de cuisine. Page 11.

Library at Attingham Hall
Gentleman's library at Attingham Hall. Page 10.

The Octagon at Attingham
The Octagon, probably the second Lord Berwick's inner sanctum, is a riot Regency decoration - of colorful striped skilks and elaborate black and red paintwork. Page 9.

Sultana Room
The Sultana Room at Attingham Park with a table laid for afternoon tea. Page 6.

Pictures of Attingham - An English Country House and Deer Park in Shropshire
Pictures of Attingham Hall and Attingham Park, a wonderful English country house built in the Georgian period and being restored to full glory by the National Trust.

The Repton Oak
The Repton Oak, an ancient tree on the Attingham Park Estate. Page 14.

The Picture Gallery at Attingham Hall
The Picture Gallery at Attingham was designed by leading Regency figure John Nash for the spendthrift 2nd Lord Berwick. Page 12.

Choosing and Hulling the Strawberries for Eton Mess
Picture perfect strawberries. United Kingdom Travel.

Preparing the Strawberries
Picture of slicing and chopping strawberries

Whipped Cream for Eton Mess - An English Picnic Treat
Sweet cream whipped in soft peaks for dessert.

Assembling the Dessert
Gently combining strawberries, cream and meringue for Eton Mess

Crushed Berries Create a Marbled Effect
Marbled effect of mixing crushed berries with meringues, cream and sliced berries

Spoon, Serve and Enjoy Eton Mess
Smiling girl eats Eton Mess strawberries and cream dessert

Conwy Castle, Snowdonia, North Wales
Conwy Castle, Snowdonia, North Wales. Page 2.

Dolbadarn Castle, Snowdonia, Wales
Dolbadarn Castle, Snowdonia, Wales. Page 4.

Harlech Castle
Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle rises from a rocky promontory, watching over Snowdonia. The English monarch Edward I built Harlech in the late 13th century to fulfil this very role.

Penrhyn Castle, Snowdonia Wales
Penrhyn Castle, Snowdonia Wales. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.

Telford's Suspension Bridge at Conwy Castle
Telford's Suspension Bridge at Conwy Castle. Page 3.

Preparing the Meringues
Picture of bite sized pieces of meringue for Eton Mess

Bletchley Park - A Complex Visit May Not Be For Everyone
Is a visit to Bletchley Park a fascinating experience, an obligatory pilgrimage for boffins or an exercise in tedium? Read my contrary point of view.

Weird and Wonderful Accommodations for 2 in the United Kingdom
These weird and wonderful UK vacation rentals are just right for fantastic and romantic fantasy getaways.

8 Easter Alternatives for 2015
8 Alternative Easter events around the UK. Perfect if hunting for Easter Eggs just isn't enough.

Glossary of British Words: What is an Allotment?
Allotments are small holdings where local people can grown their own food. In Britain, they have a long and fascinating history.

6 Reasons Why the UK Should Be Your First Independent Foreign Trip
Want to set out on your own but worried you'll be all at sea in a foreign country? Don't be. Here are six good reasons to make the UK your first independent trip abroad.

Using British English - 20 Words You Thought You Knew
The British and Americans each speak English in their own special way. Language can get in the way but understanding how to use these 20 British words and expressions can make things a little easier.

Garden Camping is set to be the New UK Trend
Save money on UK accommodations and meet new people while camping in private gardens and backyards. Its the latest trend for visitors heading for the Olympics, Wimbledon, The Queen's Jubilee, an open air festival or simply a tour around Britain. Find out about garden camping in Britain.

St Ermin's Hotel - London's Spy Hotel
St Ermin's Hotel, in London's St. James's was once the haunt of real spys and spy catchers. Now in the 50th anniversary year of the James Bond films, it launches a 30 million refurbishment and a reminder of its days as MI6 headquarters.

take a ride on the world's fastest zipline
The world's fastest and Northern Europe's longest zipline has just opened in Wales. Travel journalist Helen Ochyra took a ride on it.

Britain on Film- 4 English Cathedrals Take Starring Roles
Make the most of your visit to four English cathedrals featured in Wolf Hall and other films by planning a circular intinerary west of London.

Bristol Cathedral - A Medieval and Victorian Hybrid
Bristol Cathedral, a Medieval and Victorian Hybrid, was a convincing Westminster Abbey in Wolf Hall.

Gloucester Cathedral - Saved by Royal Connections
Edward II's elaborate tomb is one of the highlights of Gloucester Cathedral, scene of filming for Wolf Hall and Harry Potter films.

Winchester Cathedral in Song and Story
Winchester Cathedral starred in Wolf Hall, the Da Vinci Code and a hit song of the 1960s. Jane Austen rests there too.

Wells Cathedral - England's First Gothic Cathedral is A Setting for Wolf Hall
Wells Cathedral, considered one of England's loveliest, is also home to one of the world's oldest mechanical clocks - and a setting for Wolf Hall.

UK Intercity Bus Routes, Schedules and Timetables
Find Bus Timetables, Bus Schedules and Bus Routes for UK Intercity Bus and Coach Travel.

Dartmouth - Devon's Other Mayflower Connection
Few people know about Dartmouth's connection with the Pilgrims who left for America on the Mayflower

A Ghostly Reminder of an Abandoned Village
Find out how to visit a secret church in an abandoned village in Wiltshire.

A 19th Century Church Built by French and American Prisoners of War
Attend a Christmas Carol service with current Dartmoor prisoners in a church built by the first inmates of Dartmoor Prison - POWs from the Napoleonic Wars and American prisoners from the War of 1812.

Sing Carols in an 800 Year Old Church
Sing Christmas carols in an 800 year, rural church in the heart of Norfolk.

Saved by the Ghost of Thomas Hardy
The sale of a collection of Thomas Hardy manuscripts helped save a 900+ year old church in the heart of Hardy country in Dorset.

About the Churches Conservation Trust
Find out more about the work of the Churches Conservation Trust and use their app, Visit Churches, to explore ancient buildings in the English countryside.

Afternoon Tea Essentials at Brown's
A description and review of Traditional Afternoon Tea and Tea-Tox Healthy Afternoon Tea at Browns Hotel in London

Afternoon Tea at Brown's Hotel in London
Tempt yourself with pictures of Afternoon Tea treats at Brown's Hotel in London.

Learn to Cook a Chinese Meal in a London Lunch Hour
Nick Wyke, editor of Looking to Cook, reviews the School of Wok where you can learn to cook Chinese in the time it takes to eat lunch.

Ipswich Overview - A Suffolk Stopover in England's Oldest Saxon Town
Ipswich Suffolk, a picturesque Medieval town with a glamorous harbor, is a fascinating stopover on a Suffolk tour.

Whats On Around the UK - UK Calendar of Events
A list,in a month by month calendar, of Whats On around the UK

The Highlights of Visiting Sir Francis Drake's House
The Drake Drum, that legend says beats when England is in danger, is one of the highlights of a visit to Sir Francis Drake's home at Buckland Abbey.

Sir Francis Drake's Buckland Abbey - History, Gardens and Views
Buckland Abbey on the edge of Dartmoor - once home of Sir Francis Drake - is a treat for English history buffs and nature lovers alike. And oh what great views!

Top UK Cities for British History
Find out about the top UK cities for fans of British history. In an country bursting with fascinating history, these cities pack in a lot of it.

York Minster - Nearly 2000 years of History
York Minster - Learn about York Minster's 2000 years of history and find out why it's called a

York Minster Facts and Statistics
Fantastic and little known facts about York Minster, England's largest gothic church and one of the largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals in the world.

The Chapter House - York Minster's Beautiful Octagonal Room
York Minster Chapter House is a beautiful octagonal room with seven large stained glass windows in the Perpendicular style.

York Minster Carvings- Unique Evidence of the Individual Stonemasons
Carvings throughout York Minster, especially in the Chapter house, are evidence of individual stonemason's personality and art. And the work continues, with examples of 20th century culture - Klingons, Ferengi and Neil Armstrong - carved into York Minster

York Minster - - Just Imagine the Electricity Bill!
Imagine the electricity bill for lighting York Minster, one of the world's largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals, and welcoming more than 2 million visitors a year.

Mistletoe? A Druid Reminder on the High Altar at York Minster
Mistletoe on the High Altar of York Minster is an unusual and a reminder of York's Druid past.

Climbing York Minster Tower
York Minster Tower, also called The Lantern Tower or the Central Tower, is a massive feat of architecture and engineering - and thrilling to climb.

The Rose Window, a 15th Century York Minster Treasure
The Rose Window at York Minster. The stained glass window was completed around 1500 and restored after a fire in the 1980s.

York Minster Stained Glass - The World's Finest Collection of Medieval Stained Glass - Maintaining York's Medieval Glass
York Minster has the world's finest collection of intact, Medieval stained glass windows. Find out how windows, some dating from as early as 1270, are protected and maintained.

The Chapter House Ceiling, a Medieval Wonder
The Chapter House Ceiling is an unsupported, elaborately painted wooden vault, considered a marvel of Medieval engineering

UK Bus and Coach Travel: Schedules, Routes and Fares
Find bus schedules, cheap tickets, bus routes throughout the UK. Get on the Buses to save money. UK buses and coaches are the cheapest way to get around for intercity and local UK travel.

Book an Intercity Bus Trip and Buy UK Intercity Bus Tickets
Find out how to buy intercity bus tickets and how to book bus trips in the UK

Local Public Transportation in the UK - UK Bus Service Finder
UK Bus Service Finder, Local UK Bus Services, How to Find Local Bus Routes, Bus Schedules and Bus Fares

Falmouth Oysters Festival - An October Celebration of Falmouth Oysters
The Falmouth Oysters Festival is an October celebration of Falmouth Oysters and seafood from Cornwall

Jane Austen Festival - Bath Celebrates Its Famous Author Jane Austen
The Jane Austen Festival is Bath's annual September celebration of its most famous resident, Jane Austen. A host of activities, dances and Regency Promenades at the Jane Austen Centre and other Bath venues are highlights of the September Jane Austen Festival.

Scotland's Fire Festivals - The Comrie Flambeaux Procession
Scotland Fire Festival - The Comrie Flambeaux Procession is a fiery tradition that goes back hundreds of years.

Plan Your Visit to Trelissick Garden in Cornwall
Plan Your Visit to Trelissick Garden in Cornwall - See Tender and Exotic Plants at Trelissick in Cornwall

Family Fun at "@Bristol" Science Center
Bristol's family-friendly science museum, @Bristol, is packed with hands-on experiences that make learning terrific fun.

Unique Michelangelo Bronzes Discovered in Cambridge
Newly discovered bronzes by Michelangelo are unique in the world and free to visit at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Review of Meejana - West London's New Lebanese Bistro
Read a review of Meejana, a new Lebanese restaurant and bar that's a very welcome addition to the Earls Court dining out scene in London.

International Slavery Museum - One of the UK BIG 5
The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool is a small but uniquely moving experience and worth a side trip.

The Kelvingrove Museum - One of the UK Big 5
The Kelvingrove, the most visited museum outside of London and Scotland's most popular free attraction, has something for everyone.

The Victoria and Albert Museum - One of the UK's BIG 5
Visit 5,000 years of decorative arts and design, jewelry, ceramics, fashion, furniture and more at the V&A in London.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - One of the UK's BIG 5
Visit the Staffordshire Hoard and the world's largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art at BMAG.

The British Museum - One of THE BIG 5
The British Museum is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive museums of human history. You'd be a fool to miss it.

THE BIG FIVE - UK Museums Worth a Side Trip
THE BIG 5 UK Museums are definitely worth going out of your way to see. Find out why and how best to plan your visit.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Scotch Whisky
You don't have an aficionado to enjoy whisky tourism in Scotland. In fact, visiting a Scottish distillery or two is the best way to become one.

The Solera Vat at Glenfiddich
The Solera Warehouse at Glenfiddich

Take a Distillery Tour - Learn How Scotch Whisky is Made on Speyside
Take a Distillery Tour with pictures of the Glenfiddich Distillery as it launched a 50-year-old Scotch

A Mash Tun at Glenfiddich
A Mash Tun at Glenfiddich where scotch whisky is made

Washback at Distillery
In the washback at a distillery, the wort - or grist and water mixture - is mixed with yeast to produce a beer used in whisky making.

Copper Stills at Glenfiddich
Copper Stills at Glenfiddich. United Kingdom Travel.

The Spirit Safes
In the spirit safes at Glenfiddish, the output of the stills is separated into head, heart and tail.

In the Cooperage - Maintaining Barrels and Sherry Butts for Scotch Whisky Making at Glenfiddich
In the cooperage, bourbon barrels and sherry butts are maintained for scotch whisky making at Glenfiddich

Burning Off Casks for Scotch Whisky Making at Glenfiddich
Whisky barrels being burned off at the Glenfiddich distillery cooperage

Distillery Tours on Speyside in Scotland
Information and links to Distillery Tours on the Speyside Distillery Trail in Scotland

UK Romantic Hotel Review - The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich
The Salthouse Harbour Hotel's Romantic setting beside a marina and its stylish, luxury rooms make it an ideal bolt hole for a romantic break.

Review: The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow
The Cavendish Hotel in Baslow proves that there is more to a memorable hotel than a pretty face.


Windsor Great Park - The Royal Landscape Gardens
After Windsor Castle, don't overlook Windsor Great Park with Virginia Water, its beautiful lake, wonderful landscape gardens and eco-friendly visitors center.

Chessington World of Adventure - Overpriced and Overrated
Chessington World of Adventures is a sorry excuse for a theme park.Give it a miss.

The White Cliffs of Dover Aren't Actually White Anymore - Overrated
The White Cliffs of Dover are mostly green these days. Visit Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters instead.

Blackpool - An Overrated British Tourist Attraction
Blackpool Beach is so worth a miss on my list of overrated UK attractions.

Warwick Castle - Another British Tourist Attraction to Avoid
Warwick Castle is more of a theme park than a castle. If that's your thing, go to it. But as a castle in a country of castles, it's overrated.

Land's End One of the UK's 5 Overrated Attractions
Move right along, there's nothing to see here - at Land's End in England. Just money to shell out for nothing.

7 British Tourist Attractions to Avoid
These so-called

Loch Ness - Nessie Won't Show Up, I Promise
Loch Ness is overrated. You won't see Nessie if you're sober and you don't want to go out on this forbidding loch if you're not.

Soul Food Sunshine in Rainy Wales
Our accidental discovery of Soul Food Restaurant brought the warmth of Caribbean sunshine to a rainy night in Wales.

Romantic Views from the St Brides Spa Hotel in Pembrokeshire
The St Brides Hotel, perched on a headland overlooking Saundersfoot Beach and Carmarthen Bay, has the perfelct, romantic sea view.

The Spa at St Brides
The perfect place to unwind after the holidays or to plan a Valentines getaway - the outdoor, heated infinity pool overlooking the bay at St Brides.

Dining at St Brides Spa Hotel
Dining at the St Brides Spa Hotel is a mixed experience but after trying the best halibut I've ever eaten I'm convinced the chef certainly knows his way around a piece of fish.

Stocking Stuffer Travel Gadgets
Tiny travel gadgets make great stocking stuffers and useful travel helpers.

Gifts for United Kingdom Travelers
Holiday gift round up for UK travelers and fans of everything British.

Gifts for United Kingdom Travelers
Holiday gift round up for UK travelers and fans of everything British.

English Garden Gifts for Gardeners
A selection of holiday gifts for gardeners inspired by the best of English Gardening.

How to Keep Cool in a UK Heatwave
Yes we really have heatwaves in the UK...and not much airconditioning. These top tips will keep you cool.

Great Gadget Gifts for Travelers - Gadgets for Holiday and Special Occasion Gifts
A round up of great travel gadgets for holiday and special occasion giving

5 Ways to Have Fun with Paddington Bear
Five fun ways to celebrate the new Paddington movie and to see the UK through the eyes of the little talking bear.

Longleat Lions Light Up for Christmas
Christmas fun at Longleat in 2014 includes a spectacular Chinese Festival of Lights - The biggest ever seen in Europe.

New Glass Walkways for London's Tower Bridge
The views from Tower Bridge are more exciting than ever before. Check out the new glass-floored walkways...if you dare.

5 Easy Scottish Walks in the Hebrides
These five easy walks in the Hebrides deliver great views, great beaches and great whisky too.

UK Walks Star in Free Mobile App
A free mobile app from the Automobile Association with detailed guides for 1,500 UK walks is one of the best I've seen for planning UK outings and navigating Britain on foot.

Skateboard Parks? Gas Stations? Heritage May Not Be What You Think
A skateboarding park in Essex is just the latest of the unusual and unexpected historic landmarks listed by English Heritage. Here are a few more.

Cruising the Caledonian Canal onthe Scottish Highlander
A cruise of the Caledonian Canal on the Scottish Highlander. Day one and a meeting beneath towering Ben Nevis.

Day 2 - Glencoe and a Cruise to Laggan Locks
Day 2 of the Scottish Highlander Cruise - Inverlochy Castle, Glencoe and a floating pub at Laggan Locks.

Day 3 - On to Fort Augustus with a Visit to Urquhart
Our Scottish Highlander tour heads for Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

Day 4 - Eilean Donan Castle and the Road to Skye
Day 4 of a Caledonian Cruise with stops at

Day 5 - Loch Ness, Cawdor, Culloden and Clava Cairns
Day 5 on the Scottish Highlander - Cawdor Castle and Culloden

Day 6 on the Scottish Highlander Whisky, Rain and Journey's End
Whisky, rain and goodbyes after a cruise of the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness on the Scottish Highlander.

It's All About the Details
What is Steampunk and what does it look like. It's all in the details, of course.

Steampunk Lincoln - Future Nostalgia for a Past That Never Was
Planning a UK trip in 2015? Consider Lincoln in September, when thousands of Steampunks takeover the city's medieval quarter for Europe's largest Steampunk festival.

Steampunk Creativity and Craftsmanship
Steampunk creative talent and craftsmanship are expressed in the many elaborate costumes and scenarios of the participants of the Lincoln festival.

Hats, Goggles and Gears - Steampunk Essentials.
Be Splendid is the guiding principle of Steampunk dress. Find out about Steampunk hats and accessories.

Historic Houses - The Elizabethan Manors of England
The Elizabethan Age was full of confidence and prosperity. Visit some of the historic houses and manors built at the height of Elizabethan domestic architecture.

Lincoln Ghost Walk
Ghost Stories and a Ghost Walk in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Features of the Hawkstone Follies
Read descriptions of the most dramatic features of the Hawkstone Park Follies.

Things to Do in England - The Hawkstone Park Follies
The Hawkstone Park Follies, one of the more unusual things to do in England, is an 18th century landscape with caves, cliffs, woodlands and great Shropshire views to explore.

What Happens Next for the Masterchef Contestants
Masterchef - what happens to the losers? We visit the restaurants of two chef finalists to see what they're up to now.

Cruising the Outer Hebrides with Majestic Line
Seafood, scenery and - what? swimming?! on a Majestic Line cruise to Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

Tours and Itineraries
Make the most of your visit to England with these recommended day tours and travel itineraries.

Muriel's Kitchen is A Nice Surprise in an Up and Coming Corner of London
Review of Muriel's Kitchen, a new, informal restaurant in South Kensington

A recipe for Lincolnshire Plum Bread
Recipe for Lincolnshire plum bread

The Wig and Mitre
Plum bread is a delicious Lincolnshire snack. Hike up Steep Hill to earn the calories for this treat at the Wig & Mitre.

Theatrical Entrance to St Ermin's Hotel in London
The flamboyant entrance to the St Ermin Hotel, once the haunt of spies, shows the influence of the theatre designer who created it.

The Caxton Lounge and Bar at the St Ermin's Hotel
The Caxton Bar Lounge and Bar at the St Ermin's Hotel is the place where cold war spies met their counterparts and exchanged secrets

Wet room at the St Ermin's Hotel
Picture of a luxury wet room at the St Ermin's hotel, featuring a roll top bath and rain shower in one, glass enclosed room.

Family Room
Family room at the St Ermin's Hotel in London

Dine Out With a Wonderful View
A wonderful view adds something special to eating out. Try these recommended restaurants with views around England.

The Tate Modern - Modern and Contemporary Art
The Tate Modern is the UK's national gallery of international modern and contemporary art. It is stunning, fun and free.

Big Black Hat at Royal Ascot
Woman in a big black hat enjoys Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2013. Page 4.

Improvised headgear at Royal Ascot 2013
Hat at Royal Ascot in 2013 seems to be a do it yourself number made of tin can lids. Page 8.

Ladies of Ladies Day
Trouser suits and long skirts were among the fashionable outfits at Royal Ascot 2013. Page 3.

Queen Elizabeth with Gold Cup
Queen Elizabeth II accepts the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot after her horse, Estimator, won the race. It was the first time in 207 years that a horse owned by a reigning monarch won the historic cup. Page 7.

Guide Dog in Ascot Finery
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: A guide dog is seen wearing a hat on Ladies' Day during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013 in Ascot, England. Page 10.

Looking Like a Horse's Arse
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: A detailed view of the brushed hair on a horse on Ladies' Day during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013 in Ascot, England. Page 11.

Garden Salad Hat
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Heading for the Races
Train from Waterloo heading for Royal Ascot filled with racegoers

They've Backed a Winner - Racegoers at Royal Ascot
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Racegoers in formal attire and top hats enjoy the atmosphere as they attend Ladies' Day on day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013 in Ascot, England. Page 6.

Fashionable in Black and White
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Racegoers look on on Ladies' Day during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013 in Ascot, England. Page 5.

Colorful crowd in the stands at Royal Ascot
Colorful crowd in the stands at Royal Ascot. Page 2.

Pictures of Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2013
Pictures of Hats and Celebrities on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2013

Mrs. Claridge at Royal Ascot
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Camilla Duchess of Cornwall with Prince Philip
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Dress Code Assistant
Dress Code Assistant at Royal Ascot 2012

Julia Bradbury at Royal Ascot 2012
Julia Bradbury gets it fashion perfect at Royal Ascot 2012. Page 5.

Ascot Hats Day Two
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Princess Anne at Royal Ascot 2012
Princess Anne at Royal Ascot 2012 looking particularly jaunty. Page 4.

Jubilee and Olympic hats at Royal Ascot
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A Quartet of Hats from Queen Elizabeth II
Pictures of four of Queen Elizabeth II's rainbow of pastel hats for Royal Ascot 2012. Page 2.

Umbrella Hat at Royal Ascot
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Plan an itinerary around the cities, towns and villages of The Yorkshire Dales and West Yorks.

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Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

Pictures of Portmeirion - The Strangest Village in Wales
Portmeirion, created by Sir Bertrain Clough Williams-Ellis was the setting for 60s cult hit,

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A round-up of luxury UK day spas and luxury UK spa hotels

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Read a professional review of Llys Meddyg a fine dining restaurant with rooms near the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in Wales.

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Budget family vacationers and holiday makers move over as a new class of large, luxury self-catering and vacation rental cottages edges into their territory .

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Fascinating facts about the Cutty Sark as the 143 year old restored tea clipper returns to public display at her dry dock in Greenwich

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Why is the ship called the Cutty Sark and more fascinating facts about Britain's maritime treasure. Page 2.

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Take in the fabulous Staffordshire Hoard then Visit the Jewellery Quarter on a Day Trip to Birmingham

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On a day trip to Birmingham visitors can take in shopping at more than 1000 stores, museums and a show. Page 2.

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If cities are not your thing, you don't need to visit London. There's lots to see and do all over the UK. Page 2.

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More money saving tips for visiting Britain on a budget. Page 4.

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Exquisite Pectoral from the Tutankhamun Exhibition in London
Exquisite Pectoral from the Tutankhamun Exhibition in London. Page 13.

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