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Checking In: Corinthia Hotel London

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Step into a winter fairy tale in London's five-star hotel at the Corinthia Hotel London.  My Christmas time stay delivered at this 5-star hotel from ...
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5 Oxford Day Trips to Explore in England

England, Oxford
Cotswold Village: Bourton-On-Water
Oxford makes a great home base to explore England's beautiful palaces, villages and history.  Here are 5 ideas for venturing out on day trips from ...
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Inspiration of 3 Oxford Literary Classics

Disney, England, Oxford
Oxford's Dreaming Spires
The city of Oxford has long both bred writers but also inspired them. Today, there are more than 500 Oxford-based novels  that have been identified, ...
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Oxford and The Land of Narnia

England, Oxford
The Narnia Door in Oxford & Lamp-Post
As a child, I was entranced by the Chronicles of Narnia series - the magical world of mythical talking animals in a snowy wonderland.  You ...
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Finding Wonderland

Disney, England, Oxford
Mad Hatter Tea Party
One of the most popular pieces of literature to emerge from Oxford is the imaginative story of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland.  On my trip there, ...
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Harry Potter Sightings in Oxford

England, Harry Potter, Oxford
Harry Potter - Great Hall
A visit to Oxford will, of course, need to include a visit to some of the Harry Potter Filming sights including the inspiration for the ...
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6 Places to see Tolkien’s Oxford

England, Oxford
Oxford England
On my travels through England, I also wanted to walk in the footsteps of another of Oxford's great: J.R.R. Tolkien ...
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Top 10 Curiosities to see at the Ashmolean Museum

England, Museums, Oxford
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford England
The museums that often have the most interest for me have been started by individual collectors adding pieces due to their passion for the subject ...
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Michelangelo & Raphael at the Ashmolean Museum

England, Michelangelo, Museums, Oxford
Drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael
Michelangelo never wanted you to see his drawings and preparation sketches, but the Ashmolean collection will give you a glimpse of methods of the Old ...
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Tower of London: Ceremony of the Keys

England, London
Tower of London: Ceremony of the Keys
Who wants to lock up the Tower of London in the world's oldest continuous military ceremony? Welcome to the Ceremony of the Keys! ...
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A day at Downton Abbey

*, England
Highclere Castle
I was a bit late to jump on the Downton Abbey bandwagon but quickly caught up as I raced through the first 4 seasons of ...
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Visiting the Tower of London

England, London
Tower of London
One of the most quintessential attractions in London.  On many a visit to the UK, I always ask the locals (including very proper Englishmen) what ...
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How to legally go inside Stonehenge Circle

Stonehenge Circle
Though some say Stonehenge is overrated, I found a way to visit the iconic site in a unique way to get a glimpse of the ...
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