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Café Marlayne

Café Marlayne (13 Antigua Street, Edinbergh) – in existence since 2010, this is a French bistro which serves a variety of dishes, such as Roast breast of duck with petit pois, lettuce and mint risotto; Hake fillet with crispy parma ham, butternut squash puree, served with a sage and capers beurre noisette; Braised lamb served […]

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Bundobust

Bundobust (61 Piccadilly, Manchester) — December 2016 saw Leeds’ critically acclaimed ‘beer & Indian’ joint open its doors in Manchester. In a basement on Piccadilly, Bundobust is a stone’s throw from the city’s independent Northern Quarter. They’ve brought their award-winning recipe for success over the Pennines, and are quickly ranking as one of the city’s […]

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Train

Train (inter-city travel)– for those arriving into Manchester from other parts of the UK, such as London or Liverpool, there are three main stations in the city center: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting to Manchester is easy. Operators include: TransPennine Express (www.tpexpress.co.uk), CrossCountry Trains (www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk), Great […]

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TRAM

TRAM – aside from buses, this is Manchester’s more popular mode of public transportation (given the size of the city). Here is the Manchester tram map: https://tfgm.com/public-transport/tram/network-map For first-time visitors to Manchester, they can use the ticket machines located at each tram stop to purchase a ticket. One can also purchase System One Travelcards from […]

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Free Bus

Free Bus — fortunately, for those visitors who only plan to use public transportation within the city center, Manchester now offers a free bus (formerly the Manchester Metroshuttle) that provides a free “hop on, hop off” service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. Free Wi-Fi is also available on […]

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Bus

Bus – Manchester has a complicated network of local bus services (from Arriva, to Bakerbus, JPT, Maytree, Network Warrington, to Rossendalebus) that each have their own day fare (ranging from £1.90 to £2.50). First-time passengers can buy a ticket from the driver direct (provided the passenger has exact change). If your journey involves more than […]

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TAXI

TAXI – black taxis can be hailed in the street, ordered by phone, or picked up at one of the many central ranks. There are other taxi services in Manchester, and can be expensive. The best option is to check the fare the driver will charge to take you to your destination (before boarding the […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon – this town is known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare , in the heart of the English countryside. You can learn more about his life, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the theaters of the Swan and Royal Shakespeare, to name a few. Afterwards, you can take a relaxing walk along the river or visit one […]

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge (Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire)—this is perhaps Britain’s oldest historic site (before even the Roman invasion of the country). Scholars and archaeologists believe that these tall heavy stones (that are formed in a circle on a field), go as far back as the Neolithic Age (around 3,000 BC), with the last changes made in the early […]

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle (Castle Wynd, Stirling) – located an hour northwest of Edinburgh, Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of national pride. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle’s grandeur. In addition, several Scottish Kings and Queens have […]