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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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11 Photos That Will Make You Long to Visit Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales

The quintessentially British love of messing about in boats takes on a whole new dimension at the Llangollen canal in North Wales. In this area that’s popular with visitors thanks to its lush green countryside and historic castles, one place – quite literally – stands above all others. Pontcysyllte aqueduct – known as the “Stream …

Ripon Cathedral from the Front
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The 11 Best Things to Do in Ripon | Yorkshire Towns to Love

The ancient city of Ripon is the 3rd smallest in England, and it’s an absolute gem! With a magnificent cathedral, a Victorian workhouse museum, a thriving market, and a town hornblower too, there are more things to do in Ripon than its tiny size might suggest. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may …

See Huby's Tower when visiting Fountains Abbey
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Top 5 Must-Sees When Visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Tucked away in rural North Yorkshire, there’s an ancient gem well worth visiting. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park include the ruins of the largest Cistercian monastery in the United Kingdom, splendid Georgian formal water gardens and a medieval deer park. The place was called Fountains, where, at that …

Night time at The Bell Tower, Old Xi'an City, China,
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Old Xi’an City – Ultimate 2 Day Itinerary of What to Do & See

With world-famous must-see attractions to explore, Old Xi’an City is one of the most exciting cities to visit in China. This ancient capital city is also one of China’s most popular tourist destinations. Even with only two days to spare, this complete 2-day itinerary makes sure you have time to enjoy the seven best things …

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How to Visit Durdle Door on Dorset’s Stunning Jurassic Coast

I grew up on tales of fossil hunting on the beaches dotting Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast. I’ve long wanted to visit to hunt for ammonites of my own, but the very long drive (7+ hours) from North Yorkshire to Dorset on England’s southwest coast was always a daunting prospect.   This post contains affiliate links, …

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Stunning Suzhou Garden Photos to Inspire Your Trip!

Located just a couple of hours outside of Shanghai, the serene and beautiful Unesco World Heritage gardens at Suzhou are a feast for the eyes. Two of the most beautiful are the Master of the Nets Garden (the Fisherman’s garden) and the Humble Administrator’s Garden. It’s impossible to visit without coming away with masses of …

The Garden of the Humble Administrator Suzhou China min
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The Ultimate Garden in Suzhou – The Garden of the Humble Administrator

The ethereally beautiful Garden of the Humble Administrator is the biggest of Suzhou’s nine classical gardens. Covering an enormous 50 thousand square feet, it’s also the largest private garden in China, and it’s rated alongside Beijing‘s Summer Palace as one of China’s top four gardens. Visiting this garden in Suzhou is a must-do trip from …