Category: A postcard from…

A postcard from… The Strathspey Railway, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at the Strathspey Railway. April 2017. During our recent trip to Scotland, we treated ourselves to an indulgent afternoon tea on board a steam train. Departing from Aviemore, the train took us on a very picturesque journey through the Cairngorms National Park, passing through Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill Station, while […]

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A postcard from… the Highland Wildlife Park, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Highland Wildlife Park. April 2017. As annual members of our local Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, we can gain free entry to a number of other UK zoos for one visit per year. Included in those is the Highland Wildlife Park, so we took the opportunity to visit on our recent trip to […]

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A postcard from… Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (April 2017)

Images taken at Hinton Ampner. April 2017. Towards the end of the Easter holidays we visited Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property in Hampshire. It’s one of those places we’ve been meaning to visit for ages as it’s so close to home and we’re so glad we finally went along as it was a lovely […]

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A postcard from… Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Cairngorm Mountain. April 2017. The funicular railway (an inclined track where one vehicle goes up and the other goes down at the same time, counterbalancing each other) transported us up the Cairngorm mountain to the top station and the Ptarmigan restaurant, where we warmed up with a slice of cake and hot […]

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A postcard from… Cairngorm Reindeer hill trip, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre hill trip. April 2017. This was one of the visits I’d most been looking forward to on our recent trip to Scotland, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The Cairngorm reindeer herd is Britain’s only free-ranging herd and was introduced to the Cairngorms from Sweden in 1952, the sub-arctic qualities […]

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A postcard from… Blair Castle and Gardens, Blair Atholl, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Blair Castle. April 2017. We recently visited Blair Castle and Gardens, on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. Arriving to the sound of bagpipes, we knew this was a day out which would give us an insight into the history of the Scottish highlands. Stretching from the medieval period, […]

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A postcard from… Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. April 2017. During our recent trip to Scotland we spent a day at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, in the village of Carrbridge within the Cairngorms National Park. The adventure park has a really good mix of attractions for families with children of all ages, from the Ant City […]

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A postcard from… Exbury Gardens, Hampshire (April 2017)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. April 2017. Oh Exbury Gardens, how we have missed you over the winter! As one of our absolute favourite places to visit, we just had to return to Exbury Gardens for the start of the new season and to see all the beautiful springtime colour popping up everywhere. It […]

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A postcard from… Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight (March 2017)

Underwater Kingdom at Blackgang Chine Underwater Kingdom is the latest addition to Blackgang Chine‘s many lands of imagination. The whole area has been transformed into an underwater themed adventure. Entering through a dark cavernous tunnel, you step out into a vibrant coral reef where you are greeted by Giuseppe the crab, asking you to look […]

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A postcard from… Marwell Zoo, Hampshire (March 2017)

Images taken at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire. March 2017. It had been a while since our last visit to Marwell Zoo and considering it’s right on our doorstep we thought a day out there was well overdue! Not too much has changed since our last visit, but it was nice to finally see the not-so-small-anymore leopard […]

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