Tag Archives: UK

The Misty Isle – The Isle of Skye, Scotland

  The Scottish island of Skye has a lot going for it, although you may think of it as a cold, forbidding pace, given its geography and the fact that it is on the same 57º  North latitude as Hudson … Continue reading

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Hindhead, Surrey, UK

  If you are in the Guildford area of Surrey in the UK and are wondering how to spend a day or two, then you might consider going to Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. It is one of … Continue reading

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Sirhowy Valley Country Park

Today I was almost dragged kicking and screaming out of the house and bundled into a car to go for a drive. Let me say that the last time I ventured “out for a drive” it was April, there was … Continue reading

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Chepstow, Cas-Gwent, South Wales, UK

  Chepstow is on the Welsh side of the England-Wales border. William the Conqueror ordered Chepstow Castle to be built in 1067, the year after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. The castle was to keep the Welsh inside … Continue reading

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Bath, Somerset, UK

The city of Bath in Somerset, UK is about 13 miles south-east of Bristol, and has been a venues for tourists since Roman times.  Prior to the Roman occupation of Britain the Celts found the hot springs there and dedicated … Continue reading

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Caldey Island off the Pembrokeshire Coast, South Wales

Caldey Island lies about 3 miles off the Pembrokeshire coast and faces Tenby. It’s a small island which, for centuries, has been the home of monastic orders. It was a Celtic holy island and that tradition has continued, first with … Continue reading

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Lundy Island, off the Devon Coast, UK

  Lundy Island lies off the coast of Devon in the UK.  It is located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel. There is archaeological evidence to demonstrate that Lundy has been inhabited since Neolithic times and it was … Continue reading

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