• Rochester castle
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    Rochester

    The UK is well known for its quaint British olde-worlde villages connecting us with the history of periods past. Rochester is one of those towns where from the moment you arrive, you feel transformed in time and immersed in a world of stories past, explored through the City attractions and streets. Exploring the City on foot is not a problem as the main points of interest are conveniently located in the centre, making this a perfect day destination. Come with us as we show you how to make the most of a short stop, afternoon or day out in this wonderful British city. 2 Hours – Stroll down the High…

  • The village of Cheddar
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    Cheddar Gorge

    In the heart of the Mendip Hills lies a small town by the name of Cheddar. Famous for its namesake cheese and beautiful scenery, this charming town is surrounded by its most popular attraction, Cheddar Gorge. This vast multi-attraction is a favourite with tourists of all ages, delighting adventurers and sightseers alike. Take a look at our guides below on how to make the most of your time on your visit to Cheddar and ensure you see the best this stunning location has to offer. 2 Hours – Time is of the essence on a quick stop, but you can still see some great sights so let’s get going! A…

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    London – Lego: Art of the Brick

    Lego is one of those favourite childhood toys that we all remember playing with as a youngster. Couple that nostalgia with DC’s biggest superheroes and you’ve got yourself a show. In this last edition of my novelty themed visits, I found myself at the latest Lego exhibition, Art of the Brick – DC Superheroes on London’s South Bank. Now the comic-book covered tent may not look as big as its permanent surrounding residents, but don’t let that sway you from taking a look inside. Inside the darkened entrance space, you are invited to have a photo taken next to a seated lego figure of DC’s Joker, a feature that I…

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    Top 10…Things to see in Winchester

    Winchester is a City you always hear good things about from others. After many conversations and comments heard about this pretty place, my curiosity overtook me and I decided to make my way over and find out what all the fuss was about. Just an hour and a half from London or for me, a pleasant train ride along the South Coast lead me to my destination and I found myself among a few other tourists all trying to find our way to the town centre. Fortunately as long as you go down hill from the station, you can’t really go wrong. The Westergate with its square structure and archway,…

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    Fee v.s Free – London City Sights

    It’s fair to say that London has a sight or two you want to see. The various locations around the City offer the perfect opportunity to experience the bustling streets from a greater height. There are so many locations offering a sightseeing platform, but which one is the best? Depending on whether you are looking for a full-bodied experience or that beautiful riverside skyline of London, you will find many suitable viewpoints. Spanning a few trips to England Capital City, this article looks at the different areas offering a view in order to discover which is better, the views we pay for or the views we can see without paying a penny. St Paul’s Cathedral – Over…