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Lindisfarne: Day trips in the UK

Lindisfarne is a pretty little tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known as the Holy Island and has a population of just over 160 permanent residents. What is there to see at Lindisfarne, you ask? It’s a cute little village with the ruins of a priory, a lovely harbour, and Read More

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Chatsworth House – Day trips in the UK

I was pretty excited to visit this place as it’s toted as the REAL Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire. It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. So what’s it like? I think Austen Read More

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Kirkstall Abbey – day trips in the UK

  I visited Leeds recently and took the opportunity to visit Kirkstall Abbey while I was there. Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in a really pretty setting just outside town. The Abbey is right by quite a busy road, but is surrounded by parkland through which runs the River Aire. The day I Read More

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Days out in the UK – Windsor

  The town of Windsor is home to Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, and apparently the Queen’s favourite weekend home. The history of Windsor Castle is filled with Kings and Queens of England escaping from London via the River Thames to the safety of their castle at Windsor Read More

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Days out in the UK – Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle was my first time visiting the beautiful Cotswolds region in the UK. I was lucky enough to be there on a lovely summer’s day, and the whole experience stands out in my memory as one of the best day trips I’ve taken since moving over here. What is Sudeley Castle? Sudeley Castle is Read More