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Royal Mile, Edinburgh, UK
Walking the Royal Mile is interesting - you go from one end where the castle is, to the other where you'll find the Scottish Parliament and a palacial looking building that costs you about $20 to get into. Me, I like getting off the beaten track,...
376 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5HX, UK
The deli is right down the road from Loopy Lorna’s. It’s the only place in Scotland to get the best French butter, and they sell some delicious rare cheeses. —Gaynor Salisbury 376 Morningside Rd. 44/(0) 131-447-8877. This story appeared in the...
Countryside Ranger Service, 69 Hermitage of Braid, Edinburgh EH10 6JF, UK
by Gaynor Salisbury, As Told To Nick Draney A great escape from the city. The nature reserve is a 10-minute walk from Loopy’s. It’s a great to way to work off too much cake. South of Hermitage Dr. fohb.org This story appeared in the...
English Market, Grand Parade, Centre, Cork, Ireland
This covered food market dates back to 1786 (there has been a market on the site since 1610) and today it’s a bustling indoor food market with everything from fresh fish to spices, cheeses, oils and homemade cakes on sale. It's also a hub of...
Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
I was so drawn to the primary colors of these 3 boats; the 3 primary colors of light: red, blue and green. The colors were complimented by the colorful houses of Kinsale in the background. This small harbor town has great places to stay, nice...
Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ballymaloe originated as a Norman castle in the mid 15th century. Today, the 400-acre estate, 20 miles from the city of Cork, is home to a superb farm-to-table restaurant and a variety of guest rooms and cottages. For the past 30 years, the Allen...
The English Market, Princes St, Centre, Cork, T12 NC8Y, Ireland
I visited The English Market in Cork a day before Christmas. The timing amped up the energy at this beloved covered market to a festive level that felt crushing as I tried to navigate my way through stalls selling local delicacies like spiced...
1 Oxford St, Belfast BT1 3LA, UK
OX Belfast recently added a Michelin star to its ever-lengthening string of accolades. This is one of the city's new wave of restaurants that showcase the best ingredients Ireland has to offer, like smoked eel from nearby Lough Neagh with a modern...
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool L3 1QZ, UK
There are some slightly odd things about the Malmaison in Liverpool. There are the aggressively purple sofas and wall coverings, the bizarre decorative fire bowl at the entrance, and the fact that in the evening, they make it so dark that you...
89 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HF, UK
Bold Street Coffee, hands down, has the best coffee in Liverpool. If you're looking for some serious lattes and fantastic treats, this is the place to go. Nestled in the heart of Bold Street in downtown, it's an easy place to start out your day in...
The World Famous Docklands Fish and Chips Shop is located at the Albert Dock. Touted as the best fish and chip shop in Liverpool, I have to say the food was pretty outstanding!
15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland
The Irish Times called it, “Dublin’s best museum experience.” With three floors of exhibition space and over 5,000 artifacts donated by the public, the Little Museum shows visitors the history of Dublin in the 20th Century. A...
59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland
In one word? AWESOME! It was so campy and I loved every minute of it. But, be ready to suspend belief. The bus had blackout drapes so it was pitch dark and it was decorated like a Haunted House inside! OMG, it was fabulous. Our tour guide was...
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