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Negotiating London’s Airports

March 20, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Travel

The city of London is served by 5 main airports – Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, City Airport and Gatwick. Which airport a visitor uses typically will depend on where the flight is coming in from or going to, or which airline one uses. Heathrow, the busiest London airport, has connections to scores of cities internationally, and …

Scottish Football Stands Up.

March 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Hotels

Its not easy being a fan of Scottish football. Those long, harsh winters, with only a half-time Bovril providing any relief from the cold. It’s little wonder that in the years since all-seater stadiums have been introduced north of the border, attendances at matches have dwindled year-on-year. With so many games shown live on television, …

Enjoying Local Bitters from Corby to Braintree

February 29, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Travel

In Medieval England, it was safer to drink beer than water. Indeed, this remained the state of affairs during much of English history. Thus, until the emergence of modern water purification techniques, beer and other alcoholic beverages were the wiser and healthier choice. In this context, a rich brewing tradition evolved throughout England. To this …

Visiting Shrewsbury

February 13, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Travel

If you are planning a visit to Shrewsbury, then I would suggest that you visit this picturesque town in August. This is because this is the time in the summer when the Midlands’ biggest annual folk festival is occurring – Shrewsbury Folk Festival. It takes place at The Agricultural Showground on Berwick Road and you …

Outdoor Adventure Companies

December 20, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destinations

Approaching an adventure company in Scotland is probably the best way to experience the wonder of that magnificent country. Sure the cities are full of historical and culturally significant places, but to truly understand what Scotland is all about, you have to get out into the wilderness. While prepping for my outdoor adventure program, I …

Birmingham’s Aston Hall and Other Sites of Interest

April 4, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Travel Tips

One of the prominent attractions in the city of Birmingham, England is historic Aston Hall, a Jacobean-style residence dating back to the early 1600’s which is now owned and operated by the city as a museum space and cultural centre. The mansion was built in the first half of the 17th century, and was designed …