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The Land of Shakespeare
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The Land of Shakespeare

There’s more to the United Kingdom than London, a city certainly steeped in its own long and prosperous history, its streets a veritable maze of architectural epochs; yet, there‘s one thing Stratford-upon-Avon has that the British capital doesn’t.

Oxford v Cambridge: A Tale of Two Cities
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Oxford v Cambridge: A Tale of Two Cities

Drive an hour west of London or an hour to the north and you will come across two of England’s most famous cities, Oxford and Cambridge, renowned for their academic expertise, inspiring examples of ancient architecture and abundant wealth of history. What may not be immediately apparent to visitors is the age old rivalry that...

Discover the Best Luxury Hotels Around the UK
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Discover the Best Luxury Hotels Around the UK

The UK is a luxury traveller’s dream come true. No longer is the humble B&B the staple accommodation of the wandering visitor to a region. These days, travellers can choose from an endless list of lavish hotels which fill the countryside from Lands End to the northern tip at Wick.

Steam Train journeys around the UK
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Steam Train journeys around the UK

The steam train is a romantic image of a bygone era and these days is often little more than a pleasant excursion out with the family, but over two hundred years ago, it puffed its way into British life, changing the pace of progression and altering the way people lived, did business and travelled.