Category: Britain & Ireland

October 6, 2007

From Stonehenge to London

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England - 06 Oct 2007

DAY 13 – Well, everyone made it back to the coach on time so thankfully no one got sacrificed at Stonehenge!  It was a race back …

Stonehenge – England

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England - 06 Oct 2007

DAY 13 – Stonehenge is one of Europe’s most famous prehistoric monuments.  Much has been written and speculated about this amazing structure which dates back to 3,000 B.C.  The original outer structure was the Sarsen Circle, …

October 4, 2007

Exploring Bath – England

Filed under: Bath - England,Britain & Ireland,England - 04 Oct 2007

DAY 13 – Bath has more to offer than just the Roman Baths.  The best way to explore this unique Georgian city is on foot.  The city centre is free of traffic and is full of museums, cafes …

The Roman Baths – Bath – England

Filed under: Bath - England,Britain & Ireland,England - 04 Oct 2007

DAY 13 – It was the Romans who first built a magnificent temple and bath complex around Britain’s only hot springs and the town regained fame as a spa resort in the 18th century.  This World Heritage site is …

October 2, 2007

From Rosslare to Pembroke – Wales

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Wales - 02 Oct 2007

DAY 13 – From Rosslare, we crossed by ferry to Pembroke and travelled through the Welsh countryside - destination Cardiff Castle.  Cardiff was first occupied by the Romans who built a fort here in AD75.  Little …

October 1, 2007

Cobh – Ireland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Ireland - 01 Oct 2007

DAY 13 – When we called into Cobh (pronounced Cove), I had no idea of this town’s connection to the ill-fated Titanic.  On the harbour front, is this bright yellow building where you’ll find the Titanic Bar.  Two …

September 30, 2007

Killarney Village – Ireland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Ireland - 30 Sep 2007

DAY 12 – Killarney is the tourist capital of Kerry, and the second most popular tourist destination in Ireland.  World famous for its national park and lakes, Killarney is also rich in historical houses, castles and monuments.  Some …

September 29, 2007

Waterford City – Ireland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Ireland - 29 Sep 2007

DAY 11 – For lovers of Waterford crystals, Waterford city is home of this world renowned maker of hand-crafted cut glass.  In 1783, …

September 9, 2007

Rock of Cashel & Adare Village – Ireland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Ireland - 09 Sep 2007

DAY 12 – A quick photo opportunity of the Rock of Cashel which was a symbol of royal and priestly power for more than a millenium.  From the 5th century onwards, it was the …

September 8, 2007

Blarney Castle & Village – Ireland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Ireland - 08 Sep 2007

DAY 11 – Blarney Castle was built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy.  The medieval building we see today is the third structure built on this site.  The first was a wooden structure built in the 10th century, which …

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