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London – activities for Family and Kids

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Buckingham Palace Open early August to late September. For recorded information, 799-2331 18 rooms are available to view including the Throne Room.  The famous changing of the Palace Guard is at 1130am daily during the summer months (on alternate days during the rest of the year). British Museum Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury 636-1555 Monday-Saturday 10am-5 […]

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London – main attractions and activities

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Overview At one point in history, London was the largest city in the world. While it has relinquished that title, London still remains at the forefront of “the world’s great cities”. London’s celebration of its dazzling history combines with its 21st Century hospitality to engage and entertain visitors from around the world. From the arts […]

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London – city info, getting there, getting around, events

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Main information Population 7.2 million Time Zone England follows Greenwich mean time (5 hr. ahead of Eastern Standard Time), For most of the year, including summer, Britain is 5 hours ahead of the time observed in the eastern United States. Due to Daylight-saving time practices in the two nations, there’s a brief period (about a […]

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Edinburgh – for Family and Kids

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Museum of Childhood 0131/529-4142 42 High St. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; during the Edinburgh Festival, also Sun 2-5pm Free Admission The world’s first museum devoted solely to the history of childhood is located just opposite the John Knox House. Contents of its four floors range from antique toys to games to exhibits on health, education, and costumes, […]

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Edinburgh – attractions

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Overview Built on extinct volcanoes atop an inlet from the North Sea (the Firth of Forth) and enveloped by rolling hills, lakes (lochs), and forests, Edinburgh invites exploration. This is a city of elegant streets, cobbled alleys, and incomparable sunsets. Edinburgh (pronounced Edin-burra) is also a busy, noisy place with a spectacular landscape of hills […]

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Edinburgh – city info

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Main information Population 448,850 Area 100 sq mi Country Scotland Time Zone GMT/UTC Telephone Area Code 0131 Weather For weather forecasts and road conditions, call tel. 0891/505-322. This number also provides data about weather information for Lothian, the Borders, Tayside, and Fife. Average Temperatures (In Fahrenheit) High Low January – March 46F 34F April – […]