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Walking the City Walls of Dubrovnik


Walls of Dubrovnik, Dubrovačke gradske zidine, Dubrovnik, Croatia The city of Dubrovnik is very special – and one of the things that makes it so is the fact that it’s a cute little toy town, cuddled by defensive walls.  The effect is very picturesque when viewed from a distance, but it’s really amazing to be able to walk along the…

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The Glories of Glasgow Cathedral


Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland Every great city should have a great Cathedral.  Ideally, it should be basically medieval and have little or no distressing Victorian ‘renovation’. Helloooo Glasgow Cathedral! The High Kirk, or St Mungo’s Cathedral, was said to have been founded by St Kentigern (popularly known as Mungo) in the 6th/7th century.  Basically nothing survives from the earlier churches,…

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A Day in Chester


Chester, England Ever since I was a wee-mid-teen, I’ve wanted to go to Chester.  I studied Roman history for my A-levels and we had to do a section on Roman Britain.  Chester, with its excavations, featured in my studies in such a way that I had rather a romantic image of it.  I mean, Britain is not exactly blessed with…

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