Though having an increasingly rough time thanks to Brexit, Britain is still a treasure trove of travel treats, from England and Cornwall to Wales and Scotland. And across to Northern Ireland, too, of course!


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The Great Orme Tramway is a vintage charmer in Wales

    At just 206 metres (680 feet) above sea level, the Great Orme (below) might be thought of as rather a slight hill. But it looks as imposing as a far greater eminence, as it overlooks the seaside resort of Llandudno, on the north Welsh coast about a 4½-hour drive or train ride from London and just over an hour's drive and two hours by rail from Liverpool. It’s a limestone headland about two miles long and a mile wide where, back in the Bronze Age, copper was mined (but they only…

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Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh: 400 years of buried history brought to life

  Photos courtesy of TheRealMaryKing' The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the bubonic plague - the "Black Death" - has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the city’s population. The area hardest hit: Mary King’s Close off High Street, a lively, busy thoroughfare of pubs, shops, and residences. Cries of suffering have replaced the friendly chatter, and the stench of death the aroma of tea and scones. The place, the time, the horror have…

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Top 3 Places in UK You Should Consider a Holiday Home

Howdy Folks! The United Kingdom has already been one of my favourite places to spend vacations, but I think it is better to have a vacation home there instead of paying rentals and fares to expensive hotels. Even after my retirement, I will live in a vacation home in the UK. Here are my favourite places to get a vacation home: Dorset: It is one of the most beautiful places in the Southwest of England. Especially its villages are worth living and visiting. It will be a great idea if you get a…

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The UK in '12 Top Destinations for African Diaspora Travel'

dmbaker   Although the reason for the African diaspora was tragic and horrific - the brutal, centuries-long trafficking of human slaves - it has also enriched many parts of the world, and indeed, world culture as a whole, and here I take a look at a dozen of the most fascinating destinations to experience the culture and contributions of the sons and daughters of Africa across the world, from the mother continent itself up to Europe and across to the Americas: read post

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