Category Britain

Arriving in Buckfastleigh

I got a glimpse of Buckfastleigh (pronounced buck-fast-lee) while riding in on the South Devon Railway. The River Dart is the centerpiece of the general area and a contributing factor to the lush landscape. Kilbury Manor, the B&B I’m staying…
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South Devon Railway

I took a high speed train with the National Rail System from London into the County of Devon. The train delivered me to Totnes, a town near the southern coast. But I needed to get to Buckfastleigh, a town a…
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Speed Train to Devon

I’m on a train, heading to Totnes–a small town in southern Devon, near the coast. From there, I’ll take a 15 minute ride on the local steam train to Buckfastleigh, where I’ll be staying at a B&B for the next…
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A Day at Kew Gardens (3)

After visiting the Temperate House at Kew Gardens, I passed by the pond where swans were tending their cygnets. I then strolled through a lovely flower garden and on to the Davies Alpine House, a small modern glass house with…
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A Day at Kew Gardens (2)

After leaving the Palace at Kew Gardens, I walked on to Rhododendron Dell, which is exactly that, a dell bursting with rhododendrons in light pink, violet and magenta. I passed by a small lake where a group of visitors were…
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Kew Garden Waterlilies

The Waterlily House at Kew Gardens is a small tropical greenhouse built in 1852. It showcases a variety of waterlilies, ferns, papyrus and hanging gourds. Besides the lilies themselves, I was particularly intrigued with the waterlily buds, either submerged in…
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A Day at Kew Gardens (1)

Kew Gardens, located in West London, comprises over 300 acres of land with a myriad of attractions, including numerous glass houses, gardens, a palace (a very small palace), restaurants and shops. First I visited the Palm House, a tropical rainforest…
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London Tourist

Yesterday I spent the day sightseeing. I visited the London Bridge, The Design Museum, Hay’s Galleria, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enter the abbey since services were being held. I will again, let the pictures…
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