Stepping back in time at Sutton Hoo

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Want to visit Sutton Hoo? This unassuming place in the Suffolk countryside is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and is now the subject of 2021 Netflix film The Dig. While The Dig is a dramatised version of events that unfolded around the discovery of the treasures at Sutton Hoo, the […]

Visiting Versailles: tips for a fun day trip from Paris

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The most glittering jewel of France’s royal past is undoubtedly the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles in French). Once home to kings and queens of France, the palace is perhaps the most extravagant and beautiful in Europe. At Versailles, you can walk the corridors and gardens where Queen Marie Antoinette enjoyed an incredible life […]

20 amazing British Museum highlights and facts

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In my opinion, a trip to London is not complete without a visit to one of its many museums and galleries and arguably the best museum in the world is the British Museum. With a collection of around 8 million objects preserving human history, culture and art across almost 2 million years, the museum is […]

Discover the mesmerising drama of flamenco in Seville

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When you think of Spain and Spanish culture, flamenco immediately springs to mind. Dramatic dancing, soulful tunes, colourful costumes and the rhythmic strumming of acoustic guitars are the iconic images and sounds of Spain. We had a few wonderful encounters with flamenco in Seville, and they were some of the highlights of our trip. So […]

The incredible Alhambra: photos, facts and visitor guide

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Of all the castles and palaces I have ever wanted to visit (and there are a few!), none compares to the Alhambra in Granada Spain. There’s something mystical about the red fortress complex that fires your imagination. Here are some of my favourite Alhambra photos and facts as well as information for planning your visit. […]

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