Sunday, 28 August 2011
Story behind the photo - Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon
As you might expect, in London there are many different tour companies that offer trips to various places around London and England. To help me in my goal to explore as much of the UK as possible, one company I've used is called London Walks . They offer a wide range of walks in London, and also run 'days out' by train. How these work is: you travel by train from London to your destination. You do a guided walk in the morning, and another one in the afternoon. There is free time for lunch and after the second walk. In terms of costs, you pay a set amount for the walks, then a variable tariff which covers the cost of train tickets, entrance fees, and use of a bus (if required, sometimes a bus is used to get you from the nearest train station to your destination). I've done several walks with them now, and generally really enjoyed them, and found them to be good value for money.
Now, onto the photo. This is a photo of Warwick Castle, located in the town of Warwick, England. Since being built in the 11th century, it has been used as both a castle and a stately home. On the day we were there, there was some medieval displays set up - the one with the owls/different birds was a highlight. The castle is owned by the same people who own Madame Tussauds - if you've visited Madame Tussaud's before you visit the castle, then you'll see what I mean.