Tag Archives: UK Towns & Cities

Roman Baths, Bath, UK

New Year in Bath, U.K.

Bath, Somerset, UK Bath is a spa town steeped in Roman history and much favoured by well-to-do Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian society for its curative waters and pleasant surroundings. It also blossomed for many years as a retreat for the rich merchants of nearby Bristol, a port city that thrived driven by the abhorrent slave […]

My Day In Edinburgh

With my good friend Chris moving to Leith, it was an excellent opportunity to spend the weekend in Edinburgh.  From Leith we caught the bus to the bottom of the Royal Mile and scouted around the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence. We satisfied ourselves with external images on this occasion. […]

Platform 9 3/4

I am a huge Harry Potter fan and am reduced to child like tendencies in the presence of anything HP.  I ventured to Kings Cross Station in London yesterday and was delighted to find a shop dedicated to the literary works of the wizardly tale.   Inside stood a veritable treasure trove of Potter paraphernalia […]

Good Luck Wales!

Tonight Wales unexpectedly play a Euro 16 semi-final in Lyon.  They play Portugal who are favourites to win, but then again Belgium were even hotter favourites in the previous round when Wales prevailed 3-1. With the football spotlight on the country and interest in the nation stirred across Europe, tourism may well benefit too.  Wales […]