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Tintagel Castle :: Cornwall, United Kingdom

February 3, 2012 by  
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Medieval Cornwall witnessed the construction of a great castle near the historical village of Tintagel. Named for the village, Tintagel Castle in the United Kingdom was built by one of the wealthiest men of his day, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who hailed from the House of Plantagenet. Moreover, as the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, the ruins of Tintagel Castle have become a renowned tourist attraction. Read more

Vinopolis :: London, England

September 27, 2011 by  
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London may not be known for its vineyards, but it is certainly home to its fair share of wine connoisseurs. And since 1999, they’ve been converging on London’s Thames-side wine extravaganza knows as Vinopolis. Devoted to all things wine, Vinopolis showcases the history of wine and hosts spectacular wine-tasting events. Read more

St Ives September Festival :: St Ives, England

August 18, 2010 by  
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During September the seaside town of St Ives in Cornwall, England is home to the St Ives September Festival, one of the longest running festivals of the arts in the United Kingdom. The festival has been going on for over 30 years and runs for 15 days (the 2010 festival runs from Sept 11-25). It features a wonderful eclectic mix of music, film, poetry, talks, exhibitions and much more. Started in 1978 by local entrepreneurs and the nearby International Musicians Seminar, the festival has grown to attract thousands of visitors from around the world. Read more

Battersea Park :: London, England

August 16, 2010 by  
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No London Park will amaze you as much as this one. Battersea Park is located just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch. With a rich collection of wildlife and a beautiful lake, the park offers you a lot more than just walking your dog or playing soccer. The place is full of surprises and the varieties of animals, birds, trees, and sceneries you get to see here is absolutely amazing. Read more

Buckingham Palace :: London, England

August 15, 2010 by  
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Buckingham Palace is a part of the legacy carried from Britain’s Kings and Queens who built this official Royal Residence to be held in trust for future generations. It was intended to be a home for the members of the Royal family, working buildings of the official royal staff, entertaining official guests, and also for hosting formal events and ceremonies. Since 1837, the Buckingham Palace has remained one of the most famous icons of Britain and today it serves to be the central administrative headquarters of the country. Read more

Durham Castle and Cathedral :: Durham, England

August 3, 2010 by  
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The city of Durham in England is home to an amazing Norman castle that has been occupied by and used by University College, Durham since 1840. Although Durham Castle is a working castle and home to over 100 students, it is open to the general public for guided tours through this amazing historical landmark. The castle sits atop a hill over the River Wear on the opposite end of another famous landmark, Durham Cathedral. In 1986 Durham Castle and Cathedral were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list as fine examples of Norman architecture in England. In 2008, Palace Green, the small area of grass that separates the castle and cathedral was added to the existing UNESCO listing. Read more

Warwick Castle :: Warwickshire, England

May 31, 2010 by  
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The amazing Warwick Castle is England’s finest medieval castle and for nine centuries was at the heart of British history. Originally built in 1068 to keep people out, today the castle is England’s second most visited castle behind only Windsor. The fortress was used as a defensive fortification until the early 17th century when Sir Fulke Greville converted the property into a country home. Throughout the years the castle has undergone various structural changes including being rebuilt in stone during Henry II, additional towers added and redesigned residential buildings. Did we also mention that it’s haunted? Read more

Edinburgh Festival Fringe :: Edinburgh, Scotland

April 19, 2010 by  
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A blowback against the Edinburgh International Festival (an invitation only performing arts fest) Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland is the planet’s largest arts festival. Commonly called simply “The Fringe”, it runs the last three weeks of August each year. Unlike its more stuffy counterpart, The Fringe is open access meaning anyone with a free spirit and a desire to perform is welcome to come and show off their stuff. And this means that year to year (and even venue to venue) you’ll never know what to expect next. Some of the different expositions in the past have included comedy troupes, musical performances, unique recreations of classic plays, and Read more

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