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Returning to Tudor Times at Kentwell Hall and Gardens, Long Melford, Suffolk

Kentwell Hall is not a “stately home”. But this large red brick manor, about 60 miles northeast of London, near the small Suffolk village of Long Melford, is one of the most interesting old English Tudor manors you’ll ever find. With unique Tudor architecture that, over the centuries has incorporated Gothic and Georgian classical influences, …

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London: 5 Less-famous Parks Where You can Relax with the Locals

  On those rare and wonderful days when the sun does shine, there is no better place to enjoy it than in one of London’s parks. Most visitors are already familiar with Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Green Park, so we won’t waste time going through long explanations about how lovely they are. Instead, here …

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London: A See It All Weekend

  For my 21st birthday, my Mom treated me to my first trip to Europe.¨We can go anywhere you want,¨she said, spreading the continent out before me like a treasure map. Naturally, I could think of no place more exciting than Paris… and Santorini had always been a dream destination. So those were my top …

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London’s Cheap Youth Hostels

London is an expensive city, so if you’re young and happy to go with the flow, staying in a hostel might be a great way to save your pennies, (or pence to be more accurate.) Here are our favorite London youth hostels Astor’s Quest Hostel  – Inexpensive The Astor hostels, established in 1974 as the first independent …

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London on Foot: a Haunted House and Jack the Ripper

There are endless possibilities for discovering London on foot, but this time I felt a need to indulge in an exploration of  the macabre. Evoke before your inner eye the image of swirling London fog barely penetrated by the yellow light of gas street lamps. Imagine unsavory characters up to no good lurking in the depth …

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