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Visiting the Isle of Skye

Getting there According to Google Maps, it would take 5.5 hours to drive from Edinburgh to Portree in Skye. Relying on public transport it took a little longer than that for us, taking all day to get to Kyle of Lochalsh and then a bus in the morning to finish[…]

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Review: Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree, Skye

A week on the Isle of Skye! What could be better? A week at the Cuillin Hills Hotel, that’s what. Situated on the headlands looking back over Portree Harbour with great view of the colourful buildings that Portree is famous for, the Cuillin Hills is a 4 star 19th century[…]

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Skye Scenic Tours – Winter Tour

It was a bit tricky to find a tour company operating in Skye. Visiting their websites showed that they were all closed, or had no availability, so we assumed that they’d all shut up shop. We were therefore surprised to see a tour bus picking up passengers from the main[…]

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Review: The Kyle Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh is the last town on the mainland before you reach the Skye Bridge which provides access to the Isle of Skye. It’s the end of the rail line from Inverness and, before the bridge was built in 1995, it was where the ferry would take you to[…]

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Visiting Jersey, Brittany & Normandy

Jersey Saint Malo Pontorson Mont Saint Michel Bayeux Arromanches Juno Beach Carentan Bayeux Tapestry Getting There Covid had previously impacted our 2020 Travel Plans, so when we saw a window of opportunity to do some travel in France we jumped at it, but we were also a bit wary of[…]

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Review: D-Day Beaches Tour from Bayeux

We were the only ones on the morning section of the American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux, which meant that from Saint Marie Eglise, through to the Museum at Utah beach we had Adeline all to ourselves. We’d started from the pickup point in Bayeux, the Covid briefing[…]

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Review: Churchill Hotel, Bayeux

You can’t do better for location than the Churchill Hotel in Bayeux. It is perfectly positioned across from the Information Centre, literally beside the local Carrefour if you want ready to eat meals, directly opposite takeaways and bars if you want cheap eats and on the main road with a[…]

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Review: Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey

Overlooking Weighbridge Square, adjacent to Liberation Square, the Royal Yacht is a hotel/restaurant in downtown St Helier on Jersey. The original building on the corner has been added to, with restaurants on the ground and first floors – super popular from lunch all the way through to the small hours[…]

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