Category: Britain & Ireland

August 31, 2008

Overnighting at London Heathrow Airport

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Travel Tips - 31 Aug 2008

Our Malev flight to Odessa, via Budapest, departed London at 7:50 a.m.  We had to spend a night at an hotel in Heathrow and the only hotel that is within the Heathrow Airport terminals is the Hilton.  Much …

March 14, 2008

St. Patrick's Day – Dublin, Ireland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Ireland - 14 Mar 2008

Monday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and if you happen to be in Dublin this weekend, you’re in for a great treat. 

February 12, 2008

Pump Rooms – Roman Baths, Bath, England

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England,Bath - England - 12 Feb 2008

To experience the elegance of the traditional English tearooms of the past, a visit to the Pump Room will provide a glimpse of what this social centre was like for the aristocrats in the 18th century. …

February 9, 2008

Roman Baths – Bath, England

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England,Bath - England - 09 Feb 2008

Roman occupation of Britain lasted for 350 years and during this period great forts, walls, towns and roads were built.  Bath was one of the main towns established by the Romans and the Roman Baths, or Aquae Sulis, …

February 8, 2008

Bath – England

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England,Bath - England - 08 Feb 2008

A visit to Bath is like a journey back in time to the elegance of the Georgian period.  This World Heritage Site, is set in stunning countryside, and is one of England’s most beautiful destinations.  Bath is a …

February 7, 2008

Radcliffe Camera – Oxford University – Oxford, England

Radcliffe Camera (camera meaning room in French), Oxford’s most distinctive building was constructed between 1737-1749 with funds bequeathed  by Dr. John Radcliffe, a physician.   The building was originally intended to house a new …

February 6, 2008

Oxford University's Sheldonian Theatre – Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre was the first building designed by Christopher Wren between 1664 and 1669. It was funded by Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury and Chancellor of the University….

February 5, 2008

Bridge of Sighs – Oxford, England

It’s so bizzare to see a “Bridge of Sighs” in Oxford, given the history behind the original version in Venice.  Who are the prisoners here and what are their lamentations and sighs about in Oxford?…

February 4, 2008

Ashmolean Museum – Oxford, England

If museums are your scene, a visit to the Ashmolean Museum is a must. Outside of London, Ashmolean is considered to be one of the best of British museums….

February 3, 2008

Oxford University – Oxford city, England

Oxford is world renowned for its prestigious and exclusive university, but you needn’t been a scholar to appreciate this beautiful city.  …

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