Highlight: Alnwick Castle and Gardens
Alnwick Castle is in Northumberland in the north of England, and it currently serves as the seat of the 12th Duke of Northumberland. It was founded in the 11th century and has served as the seat of Northumberland nobility for hundreds of years. It’s actually still inhabited by English nobility today. However, a main reason people visit is because it’s the location where the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed. The exterior was used as the grounds of Hogwarts. That was the real draw for me and my family to take a trip from Edinburgh and see it.
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A Tale of Two Free Cities: London and Paris
A lot of people like to experience London and Paris in the same trip due to the proximity of the capital cities, and both cities are known for being quite expensive. However, that’s not always the case. Both cities also have a tonne of things to do that are absolutely free, so you can enjoy your vacation on a budget and not sacrifice the quality of your visit.
Please note that the lists below include free entry fees, not anything that you would walk by and see. Walking around a city and seeing its sights are great ways to … Continue reading
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Day Trips to Loch Ness & Hadrian’s Wall
When I was in Edinburgh, I decided to take a few day trips to get to see Scotland and did so by going on a tour of Loch Ness and Hadrian’s Wall. I actually hadn’t done a lot of research on things to do in Scotland but I knew I wanted to see the famous Loch Ness. Then I chose a Hadrian’s Wall tour because it sounded like a fascinating part of history.
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