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11-Day UK Tour Itinerary

Here is a list of our 11-day tour itinerary in Britain. We visited Cardiff in Wales; London, Oxford city, Stratford-Upon-Avon, York and Hadrian’s Wall in England; Edinburgh, Scottish Highlands and Glasgow in Scotland.
Day 1: Cardiff, capital of Wales

Day 2: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle | London

Day 3: Oxford University, Oxford City

Day 4: Shakespeare’s hometown in […]

By |November 8th, 2010|UK, UK Tour Itinerary|4 Comments

Things to do in Glasgow-Scotland

Enroute from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the largest city of Scotland, we stopped at Glengoyne scotch whisky distillery for an optional tour to learn about the distillation process and taste the single malt whisky that won numerous prestigious awards on the international stage. The gift shop at the distillery is a great place to bring […]

By |November 8th, 2010|Scotland, UK|0 Comments

Where is Nessie?

Please tell me if you’ve seen Nessie. From Edinburgh, we joined an optional day trip and bussed for 5-hr deep into the famous Scottish Highlands to Loch Ness for Nessie but she wasn’t around.

(Surgeon’s Photograph is said to be a hoax.)

Affectionately known as Nessie, the legendary Loch Ness Monster is believed to inhibit in […]

By |November 3rd, 2010|Scotland, UK|8 Comments

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

The magnificent Edinburgh Castle is prominently perched on the Castle Hill in the city centre. You can’t miss this one. It’s Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attraction that dates back as early as the 6th century. At one glance, I thought it was daunting to walk up to the Castle Hill.  Nothing of that sort. […]

By |October 28th, 2010|Scotland, UK|6 Comments

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Make a trip to Edinburgh in August and you will be part of the world’s largest arts festival –  The Fringe that is open to anyone to showcase their talents in performing arts, music, dance, stunts, drama, etcetera. The capital city of Scotland is jam-packed with over 32,000 performances during the festival month. The […]

By |October 16th, 2010|Scotland, UK|6 Comments

Crossing to Scotland

On the way to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland from Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Topdeck coach stopped over at the border of England and Scotland for us to take photos.

Basically, there is a huge rock with one side inscribed with “England” and the other side “Scotland”.

The Scottish bagpiper playing some famous pipe tunes.

£0.99 […]

By |October 14th, 2010|Scotland, UK|3 Comments

Hadrian’s Wall, Northern England

Along the way to Edinburgh-Scotland, we stopped at Hadrian’s Wall, a fortification that stretches 118-km across the Roman-controlled Britain in the frontier zone to defend the Celtic warriors from the north in AD122.

It takes a while to walk up gentle slopes to the English Heritage museum at Housesteads Roman Fort where Hadrian’s Wall climbs […]

By |October 4th, 2010|England, UK|9 Comments

Ghost Hunting in York

The “charismatic” statue of Constantine near York Minster, the first Christian Emperor who proclaimed religious tolerance during Roman times.

The apple tree near York Minster…

Without further digression, let’s get to the “Ghost” topic! There are many ghost tours in York. The one included in our Topdeck trip is the award-winning “Ghost Hunt of York” that […]

By |October 1st, 2010|England, UK|3 Comments

Ye olde York, England

The medieval city of York is surrounded by imposing walls constructed since the Roman times, through the Dark Ages and the Viking era. The free tourist attraction offers a unique experience as it’s York that has the finest Bar walls and the longest city walls in England.

Our wall-walk began at Bootham Bar, one of […]

By |September 29th, 2010|England, UK|3 Comments

The Spirit of Topdeck Tours

The Spirit of Topdeck Tours – Europe Travel for 18-35’s

Topdeck Tours and Festival Trips in Europe – Paris, Switzerland, Venice, Rome, Florence. Quite a lot has changed since the Summer of ’73, when it all began for Topdeck. But the spirit of travelling by bus around Europe with a friendly group of like minded […]

By |September 24th, 2010|Topdeck 7 Day British Isle, UK|2 Comments