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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Ystalyfera – Home of the Welsh Dragon

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Written by Bridget Blankley (One of two winning entries in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) The secluded village of Ystalyfera, which lies at the heart of the Welsh Dragon farming region, is at its most charming in the early autumn, …

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Cardiff Short Break – With or Without Grandchildren!

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Cardiff has much to offer senior travellers when taking a short break, whether by themselves or with grandchildren in tow. STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, and his wife took a trip down memory lane with their granddaughter. We took our …

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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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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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