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Destination(s): Cardiff

London Eye

London Eye

  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • (Riverside Building County Hall)
  • tel:+44 870 500 0600
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 9TA

Many Londoners were none too happy when in this Millennium Wheel as was first known was erected to commemorate the "turning of the century". Now known simply as the London Eye, locals have softened and have even taken a ride or two in one of the 32 capsules which hold up to 25 people each. Views up to 25 miles can be observed on a clear day and evening rides are available to see an illuminated London. Weddings, private events and children's birthday parties are held within the London Eye's pods. Even with pre-booked capsules expect lines; however, entertainment in the area is abundant with street performers, a playground and a carousel. Grab the camera because the best part of the London Eye is the most breath-taking view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament across the Thames at ground level. read more about London Eye

City Cruises

City Cruises

  • Westminster Pier
  • tel:+44 20 7740 0400
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 2JR
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

  • 13 Buckingham Palace Road
  • At end of The Mall (on the road running from Trafalgar Sq.)
  • tel:020/7766-7300
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 1AA
Madame Tussaud's

Madame Tussaud's

  • Marylebone Road
  • Marylebone Rd., NW1
  • tel:0870/999-0293
  • Visit website
  • London, NW1 5LR
Sealife Centre

Sealife Centre

  • Marine Parade
  • (opposite Brighton Pier)
  • tel:+44 1273 60 4234
  • Visit website
  • Brighton, BN2 1TB
Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

  • Castle Street
  • tel:+44 29 2087 8100
  • Visit website
  • Cardiff, CF10 3RB

Cardiff Castle is one of the Welsh capital's most popular tourist attractions, and gives a fabulous overview of Cardiff's history. Rather than being one complete castle, Cardiff Castle is actually made up of several castles, which have been built throughout the ages. Behind the walls that separate the castle from the city centre, can be found a Roman fort, a Norman castle, and a Gothic Victorian mansion. The buildings and grounds are fun for visitors of all ages to explore, but the castle also hosts a range of events throughout the year, which make visits all the more exciting. These include jousting events, a Mardi Gras, balls and live concerts from the likes of Tom Jones and Green Day. read more about Cardiff Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

  • Castlehill
  • Castlehill
  • tel:+44 (0)131 225 9846
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Information from Historic Scotland.

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a stop at the magnificent Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock. First erected in the 12th century, the fortress sits on top of an extinct volcano and is the most breathtaking part of the city's skyline. Within the castle walls you see impressive views of most of the New Town, including the Princes Street Gardens, Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags, the famous Balmoral Hotel and more. You can also explore the various rooms, chapels and compartments of the fortress and through interactive displays discover what living and working there might have been like during the medieval era.

The highlight of any tour of the castle is the Honours of Scotland (the crown jewels), on display in the Crown Room of the castle's Royal Palace (built in 1617). These include the ancient crown, sword and scepter, which date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Here you can also see Scotland's most prized treasure: The Stone of Destiny, otherwise known as the Coronation Stone. This has been used in the crowning of Scottish and English monarchs (much to dismay of many Scottish nationalists) for hundreds of years.

Be sure to arrive before lunch, so you can watch the master gunner fire the castle's canon at 1pm (except Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.); it is a tradition that dates back to1861 when the firing of the gun was used to signal for ships in the Firth of Forth and the port of Leith.

A popular visitor attraction and a World Heritage Site, Edinburgh Castle is now proud host to modern day events including rock gigs and the famous Edinburgh Tattoo.

Ticket Prices:
Adult: 13.00
(aged 16 to 59)

Child: 7.00
(aged 5 to 15)

Concession: 10.40
(aged 60 and over, unemployed)

Child under 5: FREE

Opening times:

Summer
9:30am - 6pm
1 Apr - 30 Sep

Winter:
9:30am - 5pm
1 Oct - 31 Mar
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Edinburgh City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Edinburgh City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

  • 31 Market Street
  • tel:+44 (131) 240 1001
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 1QB

Edinburgh's gruesome and brutal past is celebrated at the Edinburgh Dungeon. Torture and sadistic methods of punishment are documented here in a macabre display of bleeding wax models, authentic pungent smells and disturbing sounds. Witness one of the Edinburgh Dungeon trials acted out by the dungeon guides and see the array of instruments for extracting confessions. Located near the main train station Edinburgh Dungeon is a great if gory start to your Edinburgh visit. read more about Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop & Gallery

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop & Gallery

  • 23 Union Street
  • tel:+44 131 557 2479
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

National Army Museum

National Army Museum

  • Royal Hospital Road
  • Chelsea
  • tel:+44 207 730 0717
  • Visit website
  • London, SW3 4HT
Bizarre Bath

Bizarre Bath

  • The Huntsman Inn
  • North Parade Passage
  • tel:+44 1225 33 5124
  • Visit website
  • Bath, BA1 1EE
Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

  • 34A Candlemaker Row
  • tel:44 131 225 8328
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 2QE

This theme pub is named after the legendary skye terrier, who allegedly was so loyal to his master that after he died the pooch stood vigil at his grave in the adjacent Greyfriars Kirkyard for 14 years.  Boasting a black wooden exterior, it's interior is designed in a fauxVictorian style. The pub serves a good variety of ales and whiskies, but is also a fun bar to bring the kids, who can buy t-shirts with Bobby's image. Be sure to take a picture with the statue of the brave canine in front of the pub.
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