English Heritage and the National Trust – Winter openings 2017/18?

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Once the school summer and autumn holidays are over, you can visit all your favourite heritage sites without being assailed by noisy children and chastising parents. And, as a retired or semi-retired senior, you may well wish to visit on weekdays. …

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Caithness, the Kingdom of the Cats – A Warm Welcome at the Edge of the World

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Written by Andrea Wotherspoon (One of two winning entries in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) Caithness, the Kingdom of the Cats, is also known as the lowlands beyond the Highlands. Indeed not many people realise it’s possible to travel …

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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

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After reading The Road to Little Dribbling, I realise that Bill Bryson is not just a renowned senior traveller (he is 65 this year), but also a ‘grumpy old man’, albeit a very amusing, grumpy old man. The book is …

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Heritage: Historic Scotland versus National Trust for Scotland

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When I think of Scotland, I have visions of ancient castles and historic battlefields set against a background of picturesque lochs and mountains. I make a point of visiting Scotland at least once a year, being drawn back by its great heritage and …

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English Heritage versus National Trust – Which to join?

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As a Senior you probably have the time and inclination to visit heritage sites and gardens. Many of the most interesting ones in Great Britain are under the stewardship of either English Heritage or the National Trust. You can choose to …

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Edinburgh – Top Ten City

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I like to visit Edinburgh at least once a year and each time I seem to find something new to see or do. Edinburgh may be a capital without its own independent country (at the moment), but historically and culturally …

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