Having checked the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites attributed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we found we had visited a number of them. Visited Some were easy to visit as they are in the London area and we are London based. Tower of London Palace of Westminster and Westminster … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On Sunday 7th July 2019 Jodrell Bank Observatory was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact. The observatory is home to the Lovell Telescope, the world’s third largest steerable radio telescope, as well as a number of radio telescopes. Owned by the University of Manchester, the observatory is part of … More Jodrell Bank becomes the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site
How many UK heritage sites have you visited? Some of the 31 places listed as United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sites on the UNESCO world heritage website are not on mainland Britain. For example, of the 4 natural world heritage places listed as being in the UK, one is in the South Atlantic Ocean … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK
On the hunt for a tiger Up before dawn we made our way sleepily to the foyer of the Ranthambore Regency Hotel. (Little did we know we’d need to be up even earlier the following day!) The foyer was crowded with people having tea and coffee. A quick wake up, and warm up, before we … More Breaking down in Tiger country
Our Saga Golden Triangle Tour of a lifetime to the Taj Mahal did not turn out the way we’d planned. Instead of warm winter sunshine we faced cold weather, experienced dust and pollution, endured a number of all day excursions that started before dawn and are still suffering illnesses that have lasted over a month. A holiday to remember alright, … More The camera can lie after all!