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Blenheim: Churchill's pleasure palace

Blenheim: Churchill's pleasure palace

Marc Atchison spends a day combing the lush gardens and stately rooms of Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's birthplace.
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A day trip back in time

A day trip back in time

Contributor Athena Lucero hops aboard the Belmond Pullman for a day-trip back in time for a journey that replicates the days of the legendary Orient Express train.
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Opening the Royal houses

Opening the Royal houses

Ian Cruikshank takes us inside the Royal Houses of Britain, which have become a bucket list item for tourists to visit since the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle.
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Oh, Man! What an island

Oh, Man! What an island

Gilly Pickup travels to the remote Isle of Man and finds some surprising things, like wallabies and a UNESCO biosphere region.
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Borough market is back in business

Borough market is back in business

Marc Atchison visits London's famed market a year after it was attacked by terrorists. The market is pretty much back to normal now but the scars of that attack remain.
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Walking in Churchill's footsteps

Walking in Churchill's footsteps

Winston Churchill predicted: “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” As one of World War II's most revered victors, Sir Winston’s droll prophesy proved only partially true, for his story is still being written.
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London museum is going 'poatal'

London museum is going 'poatal'

LONDON — Everybody loves a secret. No surprise, then, that the unveiling last fall of a “secret railway” beneath London streets has proven a first-class hit with visitors to London’s new Postal Museum.
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Whitby is England's jewel in the crown

Whitby is England's jewel in the crown

WHITBY, ENGLAND — “You’re from Toronto?” asks my cabbie in this picture-perfect North Sea hamlet. Yes, indeed. “Tell me, what does the Six mean?”
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Wandering through Wordsworth country

Wandering through Wordsworth country

GRASMERE, ENGLAND — As the train we boarded at London’s Euston Station encroaches on England’s enchanting Lake District, we realize the scenery framed in our carriage window is what inspired local hero William Wordsworth to write his Lyrical Ballads.
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Tiny Sark has much to offer tourists

Tiny Sark has much to offer tourists

SARK, ENGLAND — The rain had stopped, which renewed my enthusiasm for exploring tiny Sark, an island which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Smallest of the Channel Islands and only accessible by boat, Sark is unique in that it is a fiefdom granted to the Seigneurie of St Ouen in Jersey way back in 1565, with the proviso that he keep the island free from pirates.
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