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  1. R

    London 30 HISTORICAL THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

    In this blog I have identified 30 Historical Things To Do in London. Read on for details! A place that has a fine blend of a rich history and culture, yet retaining a modern, hi-tech vibe is the essence of London, the capital of Great Britain. The well-maintained Medieval times buildings and...
  2. Pauline

    Cotswolds Market Towns in the Cotswolds

    Towns and villages of the Cotswolds. In the heart of England is a rural idyll of peaceful rolling hills and historic villages so charming that they're called "chocolate boxes". This is the Cotswolds, an area of limestone hills in the English countryside west of London, between Bath and...
  3. Pauline

    Miscellaneous The British Letter Box

    Brief history of the British Letter Box. We have letter boxes in the US, but most of us put our outgoing mail in our mailbox, put up the red flag and the mail carrier takes it when delivering the day's mail. In England the Royal Mail delivers to your front door but does not take outgoing mail...
  4. Eleanor

    North East Northumberland, God's Own Country - Part 1 (Overview)

    Northumberland is one of England’s hidden secrets. Most people rush through on their way to Scotland. This is a shame as they miss so much. There are glorious empty beaches stretching for miles as well as the largest man made lake and man made forest in the country. Over the years, we have...
  5. Pauline

    Miscellaneous UK and Ireland Travel Basics

    England was populated in prehistoric times and many burial tombs, stone circles and hill forts remain. The Roman conquest of Britain started in 43AD during the reign of Emperor Claudius. They built roads, towns and villas in the countryside and the remains of many have been preserved. The...
  6. Pauline

    Accommodations UK - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    There are thousands of vacation rentals in all corners of England. The largest group of travelers in England are the English, heading out to the countryside for bank holiday weekends and summer vacations. Vacation rentals are usually of a good standard. Most are registered with the English...
  7. Pauline

    Accommodations England (UK) - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for England. I start with agencies that represent several counties. Then I list local agencies by areas. (Separate pages for Wales, Scotland, Ireland.) Notes: Agency is based in England unless otherwise noted except for list of large...
  8. Lyme Regis

    Lyme Regis

    Walking on the South West Coast Path through the Undercliff (looking back towards Lyme).
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    Lyme Regis

    The beaches.
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    Lyme Regis

    From The Cobb looking to the harbour and the town.
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    Lyme Regis

    The Cobb - graceful lines. You can see the upper and lower parts.
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    Lyme Regis

    The beaches are full in the summer.
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    Lyme Regis

    Path along the river.
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    Lyme Regis

    Lyme Regis has a Banksy! It appeared in 2012 but is fading. This photo is from when it was new.
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    Lyme Regis

    Narrow lanes in the town center along the river.
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    Lyme Regis

    Town center. Most shops are up this street.
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    Lyme Regis

    The promenade.
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    Lyme Regis

    The Cobb - walking back to the beach.
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    Lyme Regis

    View of the beach and The Cobb from the gardens.
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    Lyme Regis

    The author John Fowles house is now owned by a trust and rented to groups. It is on the main street above The Cobb.
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