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Top 5 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Germany

Europe, Germany, Travel Blog - Ross French - July 26, 2017

Germany is a nation which could be determined one of the existing on cultural as well as historical overload. It is also well famous for Oktoberfest and also World War II history. Besides, Germany is the home of many Europa’s most beautiful scenery, fairytale castles, significant historic sites and lively party scenes. It situated in the middle of Europe and Germany keeps the continent’s most powerful wealth. Whenever travellers visit this incredible nation, you will find-out history, starting along with towns which begin Roman outposts. Furthermore, medieval squares & ancient churches beckon travellers, as perform snowy mountains, gorgeous blue lakes, Black forest and more. The famous city includes an enormous number of places where visitors need to visit. Here are some of the best travel destinations given below.

Berlin

The federal state & capital city of Germany, Berlin is broadly connected along with its World War 2 history as well as a former division of East & West Germany by the Berlin Wall at the time of Cold war. As the fall of the historical wall in the year 1989, nowadays Berlin is enormous, unified city diverse in ethnic teams and also abundant in sightseeing tourist attractions, nightlife and also culture. The major travellers are drawn to the Berlin’s famous historical structures consist of Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag.

Munich

It is an excellent place to visit in the Germany along with enormous culture scene. Munich is a home to multiple opera houses as well as theaters such as National Theatre.The city heart is an incredible blend of standard and modern architecture, teeming in the historic churches, medieval walls as well as royal palaces and bustling shopping centers and nightlife venues. It began in the year 1810 along with royal wedding celebration.

Neuschwanstein

The high photographed building in the Germany is Neuschwanstein Castle. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Europe’s. Nestled amid the vast loveliness of the Bavarian Alps close to the town of Fussen, and this fairy tale castle provides inspiration for Walt Disney’s sleeping beauty castle. It is built in the late year of 1800s Neuschwanstein Castle was not constructed for defense uses as the most castle. Rather than, this incredible castle was developed as the fanciful retreat King Ludwig II of Bavaria who had a high status for enduring in dreams instead of realism.

Hauptstrasse

Along with historical treasure such as medieval old bridge, the Heidelberg Castle, the Church of the Holy Spirit as well as Knight St. George House, it is no shock where is a well-known tourist location. The metropolis center’s main street, Hauptstrasse is packed along with museums, pubs, restaurants, shops as well as markets selling the likes of the beer steins, German sausages, and cuckoo clocks.

Dresden

Prior it was harshly smashed from the World War II bombings. Dresden was famous as the Jewel Box due to its incredible assortment of beautiful arts & architecture. Behind several years, the nation has restored much more of its former glory. The capital of the federal state of Saxony, the Dresden provides an enormous amount of historic locations sites for visitors such as Frauenkirche cathedral.

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Don’t Miss Memorable Places To Visit While You Travel France

Europe, Travel Blog - Ross French - July 25, 2017

Many people have been enjoying a lot their living lifestyle by spending most of the time in staying luxurious destinations. Many destinations beckon the people eagerness to stay at least once in their life. Those who travel to France for business purpose, education or vacation make a sure list of tourist spot that you never forget anymore. Already, those travelers who stay in the France pleasure in the next level by seeing romantic chateaux, cheerful landmarks, remarkable landmarks, etc.

Marseille:-

It is one of the Europe’s ancient cities situated in the France as well second largest city includes several honorable roman ruins, cultural venues, medieval architecture, moderate climate, etc. You can fulfill the long daydream with the natural attractions in the Marseille and don’t waste the life.

Lyon:-

Now, the Lyon is one of the third largest and leading city in France familiar for the historic architecture, cultural scene and gastronomy. The greenery, peaceful and luxurious environment never make you wait for any more to spend the vacation and bear in mind best planning. The top rated restaurants and convenient passageways urge to visit all over Lyon.

Strasbourg:-

If you are in the France start the travel to Strasbourg and feel uniqueness, modern culture and incredible atmosphere everywhere in the Strasbourg. From the big change of ancient culture to ultra modern culture displays through museums, architecture, historic center, cafes, shops, Gothic Cathedral, astrological clock, etc.

Arles:-

If you interested in the ancient architect scenery give more importance to visit Arles because of Roman architecture shows Roman Amphitheater. In olden days, the special occasions, events, bull fights arrange in the venue, and you can enjoy classical theater, Church of Saint Trophime, the Obelisk and the Cryptoporticus.

Biarritz:-

The shorter distance from Spain explore the complete France beauty and enhance elegance by the seaside resort, lovely beaches, Grand Plage, world-class surfing, etc. In addition to, the rock formation located the Rock of the Virgin well connected to the mainland and you take a look at old iron bridge constructed by Gustav Eiffel.

Loire Valley:-

The stunning fantasy look obtained Loire Valley includes historical villages, picturesque vineyards, beautiful scenery and magnificent chateaux. The famous chateaux obtain Chinon, Chenonceau, Rivau, Chambord, and Amboise. The homeland for several wineries provides sensational wine tastings and tours.

Bordeaux:-

Bordeaux comprises of unparalleled historic architecture, world-class arts, culture scene and so on. The striking landmarks and historic structures situated around 350 old bridges named as Ponte de Pierre and medieval churches.

Mont Saint-Michel:-

The most popular tidal island and medieval structure you should visit in the France and attract well every visitor without waste the chance anymore in the journey. The Bishop of Avranches and other attractive places pull the interest to spend a long time.

French Riviera:-

The French Riviera situated Mediterranean sea on the French coast consists of international tourists hordes and famous for St. Tropez, the Cannes Film Festival or Monaco. You can also visit Saint-Paul de Vence, Eze villages, etc.

Paris :-

It is one of the top, and everyone desired to visit as well dream destination to see several famous things like Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, etc. Get ready to travel now France and visit Paris and other significant places with unlimited joy in the journey.

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Some of the Great Horse Racing Festivals in the UK

Destinations, Europe, Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - April 23, 2017

Thousands of horse racing events take place in UK every year. Some of them are, however, more important than others. Here are a few of the best and biggest racing festivals in UK.

1. The Cheltenham Festival

The largest of all the races, The Cheltenham Festival draws huge crowds and plenty of bettors over its four days of racing. There are close to 27 races, with almost 13 of them being grade 1 races.

2. The Grand National

The winner of the race takes almost £1 million, making it the richest race in Europe. The event, with its Scouse-flavoured atmosphere, offers an unmatched experience.

3. The Derby Meeting

The event, conducted on the second day of the Epsom Festival, is considered the most prestigious and richest race in UK racing. The event was first conducted in 1780 and continues to attract huge crowds.

4. Royal Ascot

Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, this is regarded the most prestigious event in flat racing. The Queen attends the festival every year with members of her family and it is a big event in the social calendar of many. Spread across five days, there are 16 group races and at least one group 1 race daily.

5. Newmarket July Festival

While the festival might not be as glamorous as the previous ones, this is still loved by several enthusiasts. What sets it apart and endears it to the aficionados are its garden party atmosphere, a focus on fashion, strong identity and some excellent races that allow for some great betting. While punters can enjoy betting right there on the tracks if you want to avoid the crowds you can use online betting sites like BettingTop10.

6. Glorious Goodwood

Held in a spectacular setting and offering a wide array of races, the event is eagerly awaited by many race lovers. The event offers an incredible experience to remember.

7. Ebor Festival

The event is a delightful blend of high class socializing and high class racing. Held at the end of the flat season, the event is a last opportunity to see some great action and the best racing stars.

These are some of the best-known racing festivals in the UK.

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Top Attractions in Cambridgeshire

Europe, Travel Blog - Ross French - February 18, 2017

Attractions

Cambridgeshire County is both archaeologically and historically significant, as a number of major discoveries have been made here. And it is also out of the most scenic areas to visit in Great Britain. It offers a lot of attractions to explore on a visit with famous colleges, impressive cathedrals, stunning architecture and places of historical interest. And there is a lot in terms of shopping with shoppiCng centres, high-end boutiques and plenty of places to shop.

Finding suitable accommodation is never a problem as there are many options to choose from. In terms of hotels Cambridge UK offers a wide range from budget to luxury hotels, to cater to all types of travellers. While in Cambridge some of the top attractions worth a visit are:

Saint Peter’s Cathedral

It is also known as Peterborough Cathedral and is the official seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough. The cathedral is dedicated to the three apostles – St Peter, St Andrew and St Paul. Its foundations were built in the Anglo-Saxon era and it was rebuilt using the Gothic style of architecture in the 12th century. With a beautiful facade and ornate arches it is one of the most visited attractions in the city.

Ely Cathedral

Another prominent attraction in Cambridgeshire is Ely Cathedral that was built in the 12 century. It is the official seat of the Bishop of Ely and was gives its status as a cathedral in 1109. It is known for its exquisite Gothic architecture that features high domes and beautiful arches. It receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Ely Cathedral, CambridgeIWM Duxford

It is one of the most historic airfields in Britain and is now a modern war museum which highlights the role played by combat aircrafts in the Second World War. The airstrip in Duxford was used prominently during the Battle of Britain. The aircrafts kept at the museum belong to WWII and other conflicts. There also are a number of warhorse airplanes of both the 19th and 20th centuries on display. Visitors to the museum also get to learn about war strategies.

Newmarket

Newmarket is considered to be out of the top racing establishments in the country and has a number of stables, museums and racing tracks. It is also home to the Jockey Club among other private clubs and the trainers’ yard. Visitors often get an opportunity to see some of the finest racehorses in the business.

Cambridge Colleges

One of the most acclaimed universities in the world, Cambridge University has more than 30 colleges affiliated to it. While policies vary among colleges, visitors are allowed to visit the grounds, classrooms, lecture halls and cafeterias in some of them.

King's College panoramic view, CambridgeGranchester Village

If you are looking to experience the idyllic charm of a rustic village Grantchester Village is the place to visit. It has large green meadows that are perfect to go on a stroll and is one of the most scenic and tranquil places to explore.

The Centre for Computing History

A one of a kind museum, it commemorates the information age. Here, visitors get to learn about the history of computing along with a wide variety of devices and early computer models through the different stages of the development of computer technology. A very informative and interesting place to visit!

Nene Park

One of the best places to visit with the family in Cambridgeshire is the Nene Park that is located along the Nene River. It is extremely scenic with forests, meadows, lakes and parks. Visitors can play golf, try their skills at fishing or just get on a bicycle and tour the pristine woodlands.

American Cemetery

The American Cemetery in Cambridge was established to honour the memory of the brave American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war. Here visitors learn about the numerous stories of bravery and personal sacrifice by the soldiers to uphold freedom and liberty. There is a memorial and a chapel and visitors can learn more about the war at the visitors centre. There are a number of storyboards and interactive displays which portray the events of the Second World War. Take a tour of the court of honour that has a wall of the missing along with stone statues.

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

One of the most beautiful gardens in the county it has a stunning collection of flowers through all the seasons. The gardens are planted with a variety of flowers that include a snowdrop collection, herbaceous flowers, dahlias, spring flowers and the renowned Winter Garden. It offers to plenty to explore on a visit with the Hoe Fen Wildlife area perfect for an outdoor adventure. There is Lode Mill, a watermill where you can still see flour being ground the old way. Also do not miss a visit to the magnificent home of Lord Fairhaven that is the epitome of a lovely English country home. To know how life must have been in the 1960s visit the Domestic Wing.

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Probably out of the best botanical gardens in the country it is spread over 40 acres and has a number of glasshouses, which can visited at any part of the year. It was established by John Henslow in 1846, who was the mentor of Charles Darwin. It is a heritage listed property and is home to more than 8000 different types of plants including exotic species. It has nine national collections and an incredibly beautiful arboretum. Some of the top attractions include the Scented Garden, buzzing bee borders, the Winter Garden, Rock Garden, a Dry Garden and other impressive natural attractions. Visitors with children can borrow a free explorers’ backpack and explore the seasonal trails at the gardens.

Humphry Memorial Museum in CambridgeMuseum of Cambridge

The museum houses a vast collection of more than three centuries of the area that is spread across nine rooms. Every room has an interesting set of exhibits with some dating to the 16th century. The museum was formerly known as the Cambridge & County Folk Museum and is located in what was once the White Horse Inn. It is a historic 17th century building that is an attraction in itself. There are numerous temporary exhibitions, workshops and activities held all through the year.

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Exhilarating Seaside Holidays in Cornwall

Europe, Travel Blog - Ross French - December 20, 2016

In the south western part of England lies the beautiful country of Cornwall. With its pristine beaches, coastal walks, lovely harbour towns and myriad attractions, it offers the perfect retreat for everyone. The long stretches of coastline are an excellent source of fun for both old and the young. Not to forget, the Looe and Polperro area is beautiful! This is a land with plenty to do and see. Continue Reading

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