British Isles

The British Isles, a land or kings and queens and conquests. The sea allowed us to build an empire and a history that includes much guilt as well as pride. Doris Visits has been to a few places in the UK, some random which we group near a cruise port. There are many great stories like the trysts of Royalty past affairs. In these places Doris Visits also tries to find the unusual for extra interest and a little edge, as well as the obvious favourites you must see.

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Had J.K. Rowling never moved to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital in the 1990s, there may never have been a Harry Potter. Then, there might never have been a Potted Potter, the Edinburgh Festival favourite spoof spin off from Dan Clarkson. Dan, a UK actor whose first ever role was in our children film Mystical Christmas (small world) now spends a lot...
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This is a market that could be a weekend treat. The award-winning Bath Christmas Market has over 200 twinkling chalets spread out across the picturesque Georgian streets of Bath selling handmade and local Christmas gifts. New for 2017: The Bath Christmas Market has extended into Southgate Street, Union Street, and Hot Bath Street. It has a packed calendar of family-friendly events...
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The London International Cruise Terminal at Tilbury is way out of town, 22 miles down river from the centre of the capital. As London's only deep water port it is a port for industry as well as cruise ships. It would be so cool if the Thames could be dredged and widened and cruise ships come down like they...
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If you are visiting London, whether as a someone who lives here, or a tourist, the old buildings and the history of London is a wonder. The great fire of London purged the plague, and reduced the wooden capitol demanding it was rebuilt. St Pauls Cathedral was one such building. Nel Gwynne live in those times and went from...
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The port of Tyne Cruise Terminal is getting busier by the minute. The old oil tankers will have to move over. If it is nearer to you, take a look at the schedule and see if any of the cruises fit your dates, and if so see if we offer them so you might book through Doris Visits. CRUISE INSURANCE...
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Coming out top of the Christmas experiences we visited and filmed last year was the Kew Gardens lights experience. It is a light show, a lit walk through the park, a fun fair and a Christmas Market. Entrance is via Victoria Gate, the one two blocks from Kew Gardens Tube Station and yes you have to pay, which is...
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Christmas Market trail could start at southbank, walk along to the Tate Modern, then up to Borough market of vice vera or cross the river and go to Covent Garden. If you book the Big Bus with us before 31st Dec 2017 Doris Visits has a code that works with our link, that gives you 12% off. BIGBUSTOURS12 SOUTHBANK The Southbank for many years...
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If you had asked me yesterday which was my preferred London airport I would have had to think hard. Not today, the answer in a flash is Birmingham. Seriously, Gatwick is nowhere near London, Luton is a building site with no direct transport and a bottleneck approach road that needs much more serious thought, Stanstead is OK, but where...
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On the western side of Cork Harbour, one of the largest harbours in the world by navigable area, and south of Cobh lies Ringaskiddy. Formerly a fishing village, that has recently developed a deep water ferry port and is now one of the employment hubs in County Cork. From here the N28 road leads the 15 kilometers to the...
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David and Elizabeth have taken the Adonia D714P on a British Isles Cruise. The video featurs St Peter Port in Guernsey and the small island of Herm from August 2017. Romantic, Guernsey is meant to have more than its fair share of romance. Once the home of French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, Victor Hugo,  considered one of the...
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