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Insider Guide to Orkney

28/03/2018 by .

For today’s visitors, Orkney is a charming and beguiling place; charismatic, enthralling, enlightening, and tantalisingly close to the Scottish mainland, just 10 miles away.

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Up Helly Aa

05/02/2018 by .

A hundred years from now, Shetland’s fire festival, Up Helly Aa, will be the stuff of legend; a litany of morphed tales of Viking lore handed down over the generations, titivated and embellished in the process…rather like all legends, in fact.

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Jersey. World class.

15/01/2018 by .

Just imagine yourself on a soft sandy beach in a hidden cove perfectly proportioned in every way. just a mile or so from Saint Helier, Jersey’s capital; just you and the English Channel lapping gently on the shore.

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Halifax Piece Hall

03/09/2017 by .

The Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, reopened on Yorkshire Day, 1 August 2017, as a cultural and commercial hub at the heart of the town. It forms an integral part of Halifax’s new cultural quarter that also incorporates the neighbouring Square Chapel for the Arts, a new central library and archive, plus the Orange Box art centre for young people

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Sunderland International Airshow

25/07/2017 by .

Sunderland International Airshow is one of Europe’s biggest free-to-visit air shows. The long-established event is held over a weekend each July.

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Exploring North Wales by Rail

13/07/2017 by .

This tiny area of Wales is home to probably the highest concentration of narrow and standard gauge steam train lines in the UK. Rupert Parker climbs on board.

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