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Things to do in Oxford
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Things to do in Oxford

This world-class university city hardly needs an introduction... Quaint essential Britain at its best, old meets new in a delightful blend of tourism, student life, and city life. Think cobbled streets, college cloisters, Gothic architecture and lots of bicycles mixed in with high-end shopping and...

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Stratford-upon-Avon for Shakespeare Enthusiasts
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Stratford-upon-Avon for Shakespeare Enthusiasts

Romeo and Juliet.  Macbeth.  Hamlet.  They are arguably some of the finest literary works in the history of humanity.  And William Shakespeare wrote them all.  No trip to England is complete without a pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon to experience a living, breathing biography of the greatest...

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Scenic Drives in England
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Scenic Drives in England

Great Britain is a sizeable island, but in absolute terms, not that large an area.  England is even smaller, covering a mere 50,301 square miles, just a bit more than half the size of California.  But what England lacks in size it more than makes up for in the variety and quality of landscapes. ...

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The Fascinating History of Bath England
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The Fascinating History of Bath England

The south west of England has long been known for its natural beauty, but there’s one town in particular which has breathtaking man-made beauty to boot. Visit Bath, England to experience the juxtaposition of rolling green countryside alongside some of the most exquisite architecture in Europe....

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Beatrix Potter and other writers of the Lake District
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Beatrix Potter and other writers of the Lake District

The spectacular natural beauty of Britain’s Lake District has been a source of inspiration for writers long before the creation of the National Park in 1951, or its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. The poetry of the Romantic period, lasting roughly from 1800 to 1850, was...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Windsor Castle
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Windsor Castle

In Windsor, England, just 20 miles west of Buckingham Palace, lies the largest and longest occupied castle in Europe, Windsor Castle.  Windsor Castle has over 1000 rooms, more than 300 fireplaces and houses a substantial portion of the Royal Collection, including furniture, paintings and...

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13 Ghosts of the Tower of London
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13 Ghosts of the Tower of London

Like many places that have seen more than their fair share of suffering and death (for example, Alcatraz Prison), the Tower of London is reputedly haunted.  Most of the ghosts who haunt the place are unfortunate souls who met an untimely – and many times unjust – death. Including a...

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Enfield Poltergeist:  London Mysteries
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Enfield Poltergeist: London Mysteries

For nearly a year and a half in the late 1970’s, a newly single mom and her four children, in particular 11-year-old Janet Hodgson, were menaced by one of the most persistent, violent poltergeists recorded in modern history.  The Enfield Poltergeist. At 284 Green Street in Enfield, just...

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