Wales apparently has the most castles in all of Europe. I got that tidbit from a website for Welsh tourism, and I haven’t bothered to do the research myself, so take that information as you will.
On to the second Welsh castle of this trip — Castell Coch. Yes, I checked the spelling. Continue reading “Castell Coch”
Quick day trip out to Cardiff, Wales. I picked Cardiff because not only is it the capital of Wales, but it also had a very convenient National Rail stop within walking distance from what I assume is their downtown area and Cardiff Castle. Continue reading “Cardiff Castle”
One of the most famous of London’s attractions is a giant clock that dings like the one in my uncle’s living room. What many people may not know is that the clock tower is attached to the U.K. Parliament, one of the most intricate (in my opinion) government buildings I’ve seen. Continue reading “Houses of Parliament and Big Ben”
If you have an obsession with the British royal family, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of Westminster Abbey. And, for clarification, it’s West-MIN-ster Abbey. There’s no adding any extra I’s in it, as I have been so vehemently corrected by the locals. Continue reading “Westminster Abbey”
Again, the Bestie has an interesting fascination with military history, so we ended up at the Imperial War Museum one day. Apparently, it’s the Imperial War Museums, as it is a network of museums dotted around England. We ended up at the one in London. Continue reading “Imperial War Museum”
Fancy a visit to the Queen’s London home? You may not actually see the Queen, but you’ll definitely see her house. It’s not any kind of discreet. But I guess if you’re royalty, you can have whatever house you want. Continue reading “Buckingham Palace”
The Bestie has a strange fascination with World War II events, so it was only natural that we visited a few museums to further educate us on life in London around that time. A couple of documentaries later, we learned about the Churchill War Rooms. Continue reading “Churchill War Rooms”