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In May 2019 I and my brother went to England, Northern Ireland, and Wales for 12 days...

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Havant, England - We got great reception of Angel Radio while we were there. Without the Internet!

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Havant, England - Two star-studded celebrities at Angel Radio, and Pam and Keith were gobsmacked to meet both of us.

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Havant, England - Getting our priorities right. First Angel Radio, then fish & chips.

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Bradford on Avon, England - Him on Avon.

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Portsmouth, England - The Spinnaker Tower is a 560-foot (170-metre) observation tower in Portsmouth Harbour.

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Bath, England - Seeing the Great Bath is just part of the Roman Baths experience. Rubber duckies cost extra.

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Bath, England - Pulteney Bridge, completed in 1774, crosses the River Avon.

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Lacock, England - The entire village is made up of 18th century or earlier homes, along with several 14th to 18th century buildings.

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Manchester, England - In St. Peter's Square on Mosley Street, a nice view of the Manchester Town Hall.

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Manchester, England - Rain? England? Making us feel like one of the locals.

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Liverpool, England - The Cavern Club provided a great back stage tour and we got to stand on the stage.

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Liverpool, England - They're much taller in person.

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Liverpool, England - Just to say we did it, we actually took the 'Ferry Cross the Mersey'. On the other side when we got there? What else? 'You, You, You'. Well, at least you can 'Pretend' (you're happy).

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Liverpool, England - The Beatles Story museum had some memorabilia and mementos of the Fab 4.

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York, England - Built around 1400, it is officially called The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, most refer to it simply as York Minster.

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York, England - The Shambles is a very scenic street in York with 14th century timber-framed buildings.

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Windsor, England - Started in the 11th century, Windsor Castle is now the largest inhabited castle in the world. To think, it all started with a mouse, no wait, that's Disneyland.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - Starting out our day in Belfast where the Titanic started out, the Titanic dry dock and pump house.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - Actually, the museum here is called Titanic Belfast, so as not to be confused with the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri in the U.S.A. I know I always get them confused.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - If you're on a White Star Line ship, it's best to be prepared.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - With us at the helm, what could go wrong?

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - The new offices now complete.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - Lunch with some of me mates.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - To tourists the Peace Walls are a photo op, to those living there they represent a lot more.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - Only built around 1900, the Belfast Cathedral had an upgrade in 2007 with a 40-metre (131-foot) stainless steel 'Spire of Hope' installed on top of the cathedral.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - In the distance, The Albert Memorial Clock can be seen from atop the Victoria Square shopping centre dome.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland - Having a briliant time in Belfast!

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Cardiff, Wales - High Street in the Castle Quarter is a lively place.

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Cardiff, Wales - Us in the interior of Cardiff Castle, protected from the evil dragons.

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Cardiff, Wales - The 25-metre (82-foot) Alliance sculpture not only glows in the dark, it also rises and falls with the Bristol Channel tides.

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Cardiff, Wales - We enjoyed views of the city from Cardiff Bay on the 6 mile (10 kilometre) Cardiff Bay trail walk.

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Tinturn, Wales - Tintern Abbey ruins, built in 1131, on the River Wye is a dramatic site to see.

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Raglan, Wales - While much of the interior is in ruins, the imposing exterior of the medieval Raglan Castle stands proud.

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Rhayader, Wales - Sometimes you stop in a town just because it sounds like it's a nice place, and sometimes it pays off.

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Wrexham, Wales - Hope Street is in the town centre and a great pedestrian shopping district.

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Llangollen, Wales - The River Dee runs through town, which also has a 10-mile (16-kilometre) scenic railway that goes to Corwen.

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Ruthin, Wales - This is a quiet little town, with the Ruthin Gaol (Prison) in the center of the town (closed in 1916). The Gaol is now a museum, but the wait time was 6 to 10 years, so we moved on.

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Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Crib Goch, a peak in the park is considered the wettest place in the UK with an average rainfall of 176 inches/14.6 feet (4,473 millimetres). That's saying something.

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Caernarfon, Wales - Great town with medieval town walls built between 1283 and 1285 that circle the pretty old town.

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Caernarfon, Wales - Aside from the town walls, there is also the grand Caernarfon Castle on the River Seiont.

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Conwy, Wales - Situated on the River Conwy, in Conwy, is the 12th century Conwy Castle. Did I mention Conwy Kabab is across the street?

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Conwy, Wales - The people spoke, I listened. I found the Guinness Book of World Records smallest house in Great Britain! My big brother shown actual size.

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Llandudno, Wales - The Llandudno Pier, which is 2,295 feet (700 metres) is the longest pier in Wales. You do realize when you get to the end you have to walk back?

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Beaumaris, Wales - Though never fully completed, the 13th century Beaumaris Castle has a moat, drawbridge, and a lot of places to explore. Looks like a castle to me.

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Beaumaris, Wales - Walking through the town, you'll find many 14th century timber framed buildings add to the scenic splendor.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales - More coming soon, but I need to rest after typing all that...

In the meantime, enjoy this video on how to pronounce the town name, and sing along - lan-wire-per-swingus-go-gallic-whern-drobus-land-ta-silly-a-go-go-gogh.

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Holyhead, Wales - The 91-foot (28-metre) tall South Stack Lighthouse was built on the tip of Anglesey Island off the north coast of Wales.

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Holyhead, Wales - The beautiful view from the top of the lighthouse, built in 1809, during our private tour.

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Llandudno, Wales - A delicious wood fired gourmet pizza with goat cheese, and you thought there wouldn't be another food pic.

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