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In harmony with heritage: City of Bath, United Kingdom

If you are a lover of heritage and cultural tourism, Bath, located nearly 100 miles from London, is a place you must have on your bucket list. Roman ruins, Georgian architecture, legacy and tradition are aplenty in this city situated in the valley of the river Avon. Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987,… Continue reading In harmony with heritage: City of Bath, United Kingdom

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Stratford-upon-Avon: a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace

While the literary genius of William Shakespeare (April 1564 – April 23, 1616) may have left the world 400 years ago, his legacy lives on even today. His timeless comedies, tragedies, sonnets and verses have contributed to English drama, theatre and literature in a manner that is incalculable and remains unparalleled. As the world celebrates his 400th… Continue reading Stratford-upon-Avon: a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace

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Gorgeous Grasmere: a slice of the old world charm

Bewitchingly beautiful and absolutely angelic, Lake District is one of the most picturesque and popular destinations in England.  With a plethora of things to do and see, our trip to this wonderful mountainous region ranks as one of my most memorable holidays.  Among the splendid places we visited, the garden village of Grasmere, however, remains my… Continue reading Gorgeous Grasmere: a slice of the old world charm

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Transport Museum: Bury

We happened to visit the town of Bury enroute to Ramsbottom where we visited the Chocolate festival.  Part of greater Manchester, this town is just about thirty minutes from Manchester central and was once famous as a textile manufacturing hub. The most prominent monument in the center of the town is the Peel Memorial which… Continue reading Transport Museum: Bury

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Ramsbottom chocolate festival: joyful indulgence

Food festivals, local farmers’ markets, harvest festivals and events like flea and Sunday markets have always fascinated me.  They tend to showcase local art, craft, produce and provide a great insight into the culture and heritage of a place.  I always try and visit these events for their novel and sometimes unconventional appeal. While visiting… Continue reading Ramsbottom chocolate festival: joyful indulgence

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Cadbury world: a truly ‘desirable and delightful’ experience

Spending a whole day in the world of Cadbury chocolates could be anyone’s dream; it was most certainly mine!  Well, this did come true for me when we visited  “Cadbury World” during our visit to Birmingham.  One of the major leisure attractions of Birmingham, UK, this place is universally loved by children and alike. As we alighted the… Continue reading Cadbury world: a truly ‘desirable and delightful’ experience

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Unusual Museums of London: Part I

One of the most visited cities of the world, London is home to a large number of museums showcasing almost everything under the sun including art, culture and history.  I found some of these museums really unique and hard to find anywhere else. Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising If you have a fascination for… Continue reading Unusual Museums of London: Part I

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Little Venice: tranquility amidst London’s hustle bustle

A quiet boat ride in a totally serene setting amidst lush greenery with the noise and chaos seeming hundreds of miles away was something I did not expect to experience bang in the middle of the wonderful city of London.  While cities like Amsterdam and Venice are synonymous with their elaborate canal systems, London’s “Little Venice”… Continue reading Little Venice: tranquility amidst London’s hustle bustle