The National Museum of Justice in Nottingham is a museum of crime and punishment which is based in the former courthouse and county gaol. The building is packed with history and your tour will include the perfectly preserved court room, which was still being used a couple of decades ago. Your tour then continues as you follow the steps of condemned men, from the dock, down to the former prison cells below.
Schönbrunn Palace, just outside Vienna, was the pinnacle of luxury for the Habsburgs who ruled Austria for centuries. From the outside, it’s a striking yellow colour and seems to stretch across a large area from one end to the other. Inside, it’s a real treat.
The Royal Palace in Stockholm is the official residence of the King of Sweden and it’s absolutely huge! It sits on the edge of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town and dominates the view of the whole island looking at it from the centre of the city.
Oxford Botanic Garden is Britain’s oldest Botanical garden and it’s located alongside the River Cherwell opposite Magdalen College. From the moment you enter, it’s a horticultural feast for the eyes with glass houses, a conservatory, rock garden, vegetable areas and attractive formal gardens. Look out for the stunning herbaceous border set against an old wall with a cottage-garden style gate, the pond, the composting area and the tropical plants in the very warm greenhouses.
The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is a visitor attraction which is based at the old Guinness brewery in Dublin. Across six floors, it tells the story of Ireland’s most famous drink and how it came to be a favourite all over the world.
Prague Castle is a huge administrative complex, standing high on a hill overlooking the river in Prague city centre. It’s probably not a castle like you might expect as it has no defensive walls, only office buildings, palaces and churches including the stunning St Vitus Cathedral.
Alcudia Old Town is the beautiful historic centre of the Majorcan tourist resort of Alcudia. Although there are plenty of shops and restaurants here, it’s a world away from the busy modern shops of the nearby port.
St George’s Park is the English Football Association’s training ground, located in the Staffordshire countryside near to Burton upon Trent. It was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012 and was completed after years of delays at a cost of over £100 million.
Oxford Covered Market is a historic market hall dating back to the 1770s. The history of the building is evident as you walk around, especially when you look up at the roof! You’ll see the network of wooden beams supporting it, which stretch across all the walkways.
The Moulin Rouge hosts the best known dancing show in Paris dating back to 1899! You can choose to have dinner with the show, or just pay for the show on its own. Whichever option you choose, the show is a feast for the eyes, with a mix of variety acts, circus and acrobatic skills and the topless dancing girls with their often feathery costumes. It is quite a ‘traditional’ show, but it’s non-stop entertainment. It’s been done like this for decades and you wouldn’t want it any other way.