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Welcome to the Tocyn Penwythnos website. In this series, each programme will offer ideas for city or weekend breaks in this country and Europe.

The presenters are Aled Samuel and Alex Jones, and the pair will visit a variety of hotels to suit each pocket, and sample some of the attractions available for tourists in each city. Joining them for each city break will be a different family or couple who will share their impressions of the different destinations with us.

During the series we will visit 6 cities which are within relatively easy travelling distance from Wales: Cardiff, Liverpool, Berlin, London, Glasgow and Palma.

This website gives you more information on the holidays featured within each programme.

Programmes

  • Nadolig - Lapland UK

    ACCOMMODATION

    Alex and the Wynne Family
    The Royal Wells Hotel

    royalwells.co.uk

    The 4 star Royal Wells Hotel, in Royal Tunbridge Wells, was Queen Victoria’s favourite retreat. It owes its regal title to Queen Victoria, who made frequent visits there as a young princess. She later granted the use of her coat of arms, which is proudly displayed at the top of the building.

    The Royal Wells Hotel has twenty-three luxurious en-suite bedrooms, each individually designed and furnished with antique suites.

    ATTRACTION

    Alex and the Wynne Family
    Lapland UK

    www.laplanduk.co.uk

    Opening times: 4 to 24 December 2010 9:00 - 22:00

    Staged at the beautiful Bewl Water Estate in Kent, 40 miles from central London, Lapland UK, is an award winning recreation of Father Christmas' arctic homeland, where families enjoy a 4 to 5 hour magical experience that celebrates a child's belief in Father Christmas.

    Lapland UK was born out of an ambition to create Christmas magic for children in a more environmentally responsible way than travelling to the North Pole. By providing a high quality Lapland inspired Father Christmas experience here in the UK, children can enjoy an enchanting Christmas day trip without generating nasty flight carbon footprints.

    Activities include:

    A visit to the toy factory, helping Mother Christmas in her Gingerbread kitchen, a visit to the Sami Exhibition, meeting husky dogs and their owners, posting letters from the North Pole post office, ice skating and of course, a private audience with Father Christmas.

    ACCOMMODATION

    www.santa-holidays.com/resort_pyha.php

    The resort of Pyha offers several different types of accommodation.

    Aled

    Aled chose the main hotel in which the restaurant is located. The hotel features a selection of rooms for 2 to 3 and a small number of family rooms for up to 4 persons.

    An excellent choice if you wish the convenience of easy access to the hotel restaurant.

    The Brown family

    The Brown family chose the open plan log cabin, suitable for families of 3 to 6 persons. All of the cabins have sauna and bathrooms with shower and toilet and are approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from the hotel restaurant.

    ATTRACTION

    Aled and the Brown Family
    Three day Treasures of Lapland Tour

    www.santa-holidays.com

    The Lapland tours depart from most regional airports, but for the breaks of 2 nights or more the main airports used are Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester

    Flight from Gatwick to Rovaniemi Airport - journey time approximately 3 ½ hours.

    Journey from Rovaniemi Airport to Pyha approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

    The three day adventure includes reindeer, husky and skidoo rides and meeting Father Christmas and his elves.

    As Arctic weather conditions can result in frozen and shattered video cameras, the tour company include a personal souvenir DVD of the Lapland experience.

  • 1/ Caerdydd (Cardiff)

    ACCOMMODATION

    Aled
    Seld in the City: Soffia

    lletybodfor.co.uk

    A two-bedroom, self-catering flat in the Cathedral Road area of Cardiff. The flat combines a traditional townhouse character with a modern, contemporary twist. The location is convenient to enjoy all that Cardiff has to offer.

    Alex
    Nos Da

    www.nosda.co.uk

    The "Nos Da" hostel is the perfect answer for anyone on a limited budget wanting to stay in a convenient location in the centre of Cardiff. The hostel is located on the banks of the river Taff, overlooked by the Millennium Stadium. "Nos Da" was converted from a 2 star hotel to a 5 star hostel with en suite rooms and a gymnasium.

    The McKee Family
    The Big Sleep Hotel

    www.thebigsleephotel.com

    02920 636363

    The Big Sleep Hotel is in Cardiff city centre, opposite Cardiff International Arena and the new St David's shopping arcade. Within walking distance of the Café Quarter and local tourist attractions.

    The hotel is aimed at those who don't want to spend a fortune but need somewhere that's different and delivers big value at reasonable prices.

    All bedrooms have flat screen TV, broadband access, wi-fi, complementary tea and coffee-making facilities and include a complementary continental buffet breakfast.

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    ATTRACTIONS

    Aled
    Pedal Power

    www.cardiffpedalpower.org

    A cycle hire service open to the public 7 days a week, where you can hire a wide range of cycles, including gents' bikes, ladies' bikes, children's' bikes of all sizes, as well as a range of baby seats, buggies and tagalong bikes.

    Main Pontcanna Office (02920) 390713

    Cardiff Bay Office (07775) 616-411

    info.pedalpower@btconnect.com

    Taff Trail

    www.tafftrail.org.uk

    The Taff Trail is a 55-mile (88km) route for cyclists and walkers. In Cardiff it stretches along the Taff corridor between Cardiff Bay and Tongwynlais.

    Castell Coch

    www.wales360.co.uk/castell_coch

    www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

    Castell Coch is a late nineteenth-century "fairytale"-style castle. It was designed for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges. It is lavishly decorated and furnished in the Victorian Gothic style.

    Llandaff Cathedral

    www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk

    Llandaff cathedral is located in the Llandaff area of Cardiff. Services are held daily at the Cathedral - follow the above link for further details. The Cathedral shop is open daily between 10am-4pm.

    Cardiff Castle

    www.cardiffcastle.com

    In the heart of the city centre, Cardiff Castle has a history that spans over 2000 years.

    From the open-air roof terrace, the views of the Castle and city skyline are breathtaking. Guided tours can be taken around the lavish interiors of the Castle Apartments. The café is the perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the historic site.

    Wales Millennium Centre

    www.wmc.org.uk

    Guided tours of the building run daily and last one hour. Places are limited so advance booking is advisable on 029 2063 6464

    Alex
    Cardiff Market

    www.cardiff-market.co.uk

    You will find a vast array of services and products conveniently situated under one roof at the heart of the city. Cardiff Market is a one-stop-shop for all your culinary, household and garden needs. For further details, call 02920 871214

    City Sightseeing Bus

    www.citysightseeing.com

    Tour: City Sightseeing Cardiff
    Start Point: Cardiff Castle

    Chapter

    www.chapter.org

    Chapter Arts Centre is located in the Canton area of Cardiff. It is one of the largest arts centres in Europe with cinemas, theatres, galleries, studios, a café, bars and more.

    For opening times and further details, contact 02920 304440

    Buffalo Bar

    11 Windsor Place Cardiff CF10 3BY
    029 2031 0312

    Open daily: 21.00 - 04.00

    The North Star

    www.thenorthstarcardiff.com

    The North Star is a converted Victorian pub on North Road, Cardiff with a huge open heated courtyard, drinks lounge, live music stage and an open kitchen serving exquisite food made from only fresh ingredients including a Roast Dinner from 12pm every Sunday. Breakfast is served all day Saturday and Sunday from 12pm.

    www.riversidemarket.org.uk

    Riverside Market every Sunday, 10am-2pm at Fitzhamon Embankment in Riverside, right opposite the Millennium Stadium.

    The McKee Family:
    The Senedd

    www.assemblywales.org

    Aquabus

    www.cardiffaquabus.com

    For further information , timetables and routes please telephone 029 2047 2004

    Bay Island Voyages

    www.bayislandvoyages.org.uk

    Bay Island Voyages offers exciting and fun days out on Cardiff Bay.

    For further details please refer to the website or telephone 01446 420692

    Millennium Stadium

    www.millenniumstadium.com

    Guided tours are available.

    Techniquest

    www.techniquest.org

    029 20 475 475

    Food:

    The Vegetarian Studio

    www.vegetarianfoodstudio.co.uk

    109 Penarth Road
    Cardiff
    CF11 6JT
    (029) 2023 8222

    Café Minuet

    Café Minuet
    42 Castle Arcade
    Cardiff
    CF10 1BW
    (029) 2034 1794

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  • 2/ Lerpwl (Liverpool)

    Accommodation

    Billy & Olive
    Hard Days Night Hotel

    0151 2361964

    www.harddaysnighthotel.com

    The Hard Days Night Hotel is an independently run, 110 bedroom, 4 star hotel that is inspired by the Beatles. The building is Grade II listed, dating back to 1884 and is located next door to the world-famous Cavern Club in the heart of the city.

    Situated within what was the original business district of the city, the imposing building has housed a number of merchant interests at a time when Liverpool, was one of the world's major seaports and had a prominent international trading role. Today the hotel houses a unique collection of artwork and photography including works by the Beatles and their associates.

    Some of the comments Billy and Olive used to describe the hotel were "Wow"… "I've never seen a place like it"… "this hotel is amazing". Overall they gave their weekend in Liverpool a mark of 10/10 (Olive would have given 20 if she could!).

    Alex
    62 Castle St

    0151 702 7898

    www.62castlest.com

    This boutique hotel is in a fantastic location, moments away from both the business district and Liverpool's cosmopolitan nightlife. Situated in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, 62 Castle St is a tranquil haven. It was voted one of the top 100 finest places to stay in the UK by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

    Aled
    Hotel Novotel Liverpool

    0151 702 7898

    www.novotel.com

    The Hotel Novotel Liverpool is a 4-star hotel in the city centre with shopping, attractions and nightlife all within walking distance. The hotel has 209 rooms, each with wireless internet and satellite TV. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated pool and fitness suite.

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    Attractions

    Billy & Olive
    Fab Cabs of Liverpool

    www.fabcabsofliverpool.com

    (0151) 909 1964

    Fab Cabs of Liverpool Beatles Heritage Taxi Tours is a Hackney Carriage taxi tour lasting up to three hours- with up to 30 photo opportunities - for up to five people.

    During the tour visits will be made to the Beatles' homes, schools and birthplaces, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby's Gravestone and more. Tours cost from £50 for 1-3 people, and operate seven days a week (not eight…).

    Radio City Studio Tours

    www.radiocity.co.uk/towertours

    (0151) 472 6800

    Radio City, one of the UKs most successful radio stations, gives you the unique opportunity to view Merseyside's ever changing skyline. The tower stands at 138m above sea level and offers breathtaking views of the city centre, the Wirral, north Wales and beyond.

    Cavern Club

    www.cavernclub.org

    0151 236 1965

    The Cavern is the most famous club in the world.

    It is open from 11am daily. The bar is open throughout the day serving coffee, soft drinks and alcohol.

    Families are welcome to visit any time during the day until 7pm.

    Western Approaches

    www.liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk

    0151 227 2008

    The Western Approaches is the former World War 2 Underground HQ, and is a reconstruction of the 50,000 sq ft labyrinth of rooms on the original site.

    Aled
    Ferry across the Mersey

    www.merseyferries.co.uk

    (0151) 909 1964

    River explorer cruises operate hourly from Pier Head, Liverpool, Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral.

    Journeys can be started at any of the three terminals and a return ticket allows you to break your journey at any of the three terminals and rejoin the cruise later in the day.

    Maritime Museum

    www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime

    0151 478 4393

    Located at the Albert Dock, the Maritime Museum offers an insight into Liverpool's central role as gateway to the New World. Highlights include a poignant gallery about tragedies such as the Titanic, ship models, and the Life at Sea display, telling the story of the merchant navy.

    Walker Gallery

    www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime

    0151 478 4199

    The Walker Gallery is the national gallery of the north, and houses one of the finest collections of fine and decorative art in Europe.

    Alex
    Liverpool Cathedral

    www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

    0151 709 6271

    There are 2 cathedrals in Liverpool, of course. We visited the Anglican one. This cathedral is the largest in the UK and the fifth largest in the world. The building was completed in 1978 after 74 years and has survived 2 World Wars, and periods of recession and hardship.

    The cathedral was awarded the city's Best Large Visitor Attraction in 2009.

    Liverpool One

    www.liverpool-one.com

    0151 232 3100

    Liverpool One is a huge site of shopping and leisure, which includes 160 shops, more than 20 bars and restaurants, a 14-screen cinema and a 5-acre park.

    Liverpool FC

    www.liverpoolfc.tv

    This nostalgic stadium tour takes you behind the scenes at Anfield. Visit the dressing room, take a look at the best seats in the stadium, walk through the tunnel and enjoy an interactive experience in the Anfield Press Room.

    Tours lave every 15 minutes at peak periods.

    Food:
    Alma De Cuba

    www.alma-de-cuba.com

    (0151) 702 7394

    The Pumphouse

    www.albertdock.com

    (0151) 709 2367

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  • 3/ Berlin

    Accommodation

    Aled
    Hotel Adlon Kempinski

    00 49 30 2261 0

    www.kempinski.com

    Hotel Adlon Kempinski is located in the heart of Berlin. Set next to the Brandenburg Gate and the famous boulevard Unter den Linden, this hotel is two blocks from the Reichstag and within a half-mile from Potsdamer Platz.

    Alex
    Michelberger Hotel

    00 49 30 29 77 85 90

    www.michelbergerhotel.com

    If on a budget, this new 3-star hotel is ideal. Convenient for the central train station and Schöenefeld airport. Five different room categories offer everyone a choice.

    Elliw and Mared
    Motel One Berlin-Urania

    00 49 30 2363129 0

    www.motel-one.com

    This 2-star design hotel is located directly within the city centre. It also offers easy access to Berlin's green belt, Tiergarten.

    Some of the comments Mared and Elliw used to describe the hotel were: "It looks quite grand"… "I can't get over the fact that it's a 2-star hotel". Overall they gave their weekend in Berlin a mark of 9/10.

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    Attractions

    Aled
    The Berlin Kulturforum

    www.kulturforum-berlin.com

    00 49 30 266 42 42 42

    The Berlin Kulturforum is one of the most important cultural sites in Germany. It houses numerous institutions, including an art gallery and a museum. It is located near Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.

    Brandenburg Gate

    The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. The gate was first constructed in 1791. Ironically, the gate was incorporated into the Berlin Wall during the years of Communist government. It now stands as a symbol of the reunification of the city.

    Reichstag

    www.bundestag.de

    00 49 30 22 73 21 52

    The Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament and one of Berlin's most historical landmarks. It is close to the Brandenburg Gate and before the unification, was located next to the Berlin Wall. Guided tours are available.

    Checkpoint Charlie

    Checkpoint Charlie was built as part of the Berlin Wall in 1961, and was the official border crossing-point between East and West Berlin. It came to symbolise the Cold War, dividing the two halves of the city as it did. It is now a tourist attraction in the Dahlem area of Berlin.

    Alex
    Schloss Charlottenburg

    www.spsg.de

    00 49 30 320 9144 0

    Schloss Charlottenburg is an early 18th-century baroque palace in Berlin's western Charlottenburg district. The building burned to the ground during the Second World War but has been completely reconstructed. Built by Elector Friederich III in 1699 as a summer palace for his wife Sophie Charlotte, this regal estate is the largest palace in Berlin.

    East Side Gallery - Berlin Wall

    www.eastsidegallery.com

    The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the centre of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open-air gallery in the world.

    Mared and Elliw
    Stern and Kreiz - city sightseeing boat trip

    www.sternundkreis.de

    00 49 30 53 63 60 0

    Berlin's waterways offer a different view of the city. The city round-trip lasts about 3 hours.

    Shopping - Kurfuerstendamm

    http://tourist.visitberlin.de

    Shopping - KaDeWe

    www.kadewe.de

    00 49 30 2121 0

    Food:
    Fassbender and Rausch Chocolatiers

    www.fassbender-rausch.com

    00 49 30 20 45 84 43

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  • 4/ Llundain (London)

    Accommodation

    Aled
    Easy Hotel

    020 7706 9911

    www.easyhotel.com

    Located just a few minutes' walk from Paddington station and the Heathrow Express terminal, easyHotel London Paddington is easily accessible from anywhere in the city and is reasonably priced. The hotel is convenient for visiting many of London's most popular attractions.

    Alex
    Hoxton Hotel

    020 7550 1000

    www.hoxtonhotels.com

    Close to the City of London, the Hoxton Hotel is located close to London's business district, and is not far from London's visitor attractions, galleries and restaurants.

    Hoxton was once a down-at-heel area filled with derelict industrial buildings. It emerged in the early 1990s as one of London's most exciting, fashionable and artistic districts, with cutting-edge bars, clubs, gastro pubs, restaurants, music venues and arts centres.

    The James Family
    Premier Inn, Kensington

    0871 527 8666

    www.premierinn.com

    Located within easy reach of the A4, The Premier Inn, Kensington is clean, modern, comfortable B&B accommodation. It's outstanding value for a family looking to spend a few days in the city. Some rooms sleep up to 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years). Local attractions include several museums and Harrods. Travel time is 20 minutes approx. by Tube from the West End.

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    Attractions

    Aled
    Tate Modern

    www.tate.org.uk

    020 7887 888

    Tate Modern is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. Tate Modern is situated on the south side of the River Thames opposite St Paul's Cathedral.

    Geffrye Museum

    www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

    020 7739 9893

    The Geffrye is located in Shoreditch just minutes from the City of London and is easily reached by public transport. It shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. Admission to the museum's eleven period rooms, special exhibitions and herb and period gardens is free.

    Alex
    Shopping - Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane

    www.visitspitalfields.com

    Old Spitalfields Market, or simply 'Spitalfields' as it is fondly known, is a world-famous East London destination. Home to a flourishing creative community, Spitalfields has over the last 14 years secured a place at the forefront of interiors, fashion, the arts and food. It has been the site of a busy market since 1638, when King Charles gave a licence for flesh, fowl and roots to be sold in what was then known as Spittle Fields.

    Brick Lane

    The Brick Lane area is home to galleries, shops, restaurants, markets and festivals throughout the year.

    The Store Rooms, Shoreditch

    020 7608 1105

    Designer bargains for everyone.

    Taylor Taylor

    www.taylortaylorlondon.com

    020 7377 2737

    The original boutique celebrity hair salon.

    Aled and Alex
    All Stars Lanes Bowling, Brick Lane

    www.allstarlanes.co.uk

    020 7426 9200

    Bowling, drinking and eating.

    The James Family
    London Eye

    www.londoneye.com

    0870 990 8883

    The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. It stands 135m high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. A standard flight on the London Eye lasts approximately 30 minutes.

    The Original Bus Tour

    www.theoriginaltour.com

    020 8877 1722

    The Original Bus Tour is a company which operates London sightseeing buses. Tickets allow you to hop-on and off all guided open-top bus tour routes and includes 3 free walking tours and a free Thames river cruise pass. Tickets are valid for 24 hours.

    Food:
    Skylon

    www.skylonrestaurant.co.uk

    020 7654 7800

    Located within the Royal Festival Hall, Skylon offers a spectacular panorama of London's skyline with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames.

    Carluccio's, Covent Garden

    www.carluccios.com

    020 7836 0990

    A combined restaurant and luxury food shop from renowned chef Antonio Carluccio.

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  • 5/ Glasgow

    Accommodation

    Aled
    Rab Ha's hotel

    0141 572 0400

    www.rabhas.com

    Rab Ha's comprises boutique hotel, restaurant and traditional Scottish bar, located within Glasgow's thriving Merchant City. There are four affordable rooms within Rab Ha's, three doubles and a twin.

    Alex
    Blythswood Square

    0141 248 8888

    www.townhousecompany.com/blythswoodsquare

    A restored landmark property in the centre of the city of Glasgow. The building dates from 1823, and was previously the home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. It has been transformed into a luxury 5-star hotel and spa, retaining some original architectural features such as marble fireplaces, wood panelling and lofty, ornate ceilings.

    Iola and Richard
    Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City, Riverside

    0141 548 5000

    www.hiexpressglasgow.co.uk

    Ideally situated in the upmarket and trendy city centre district known as Theatreland, this budget hotel is only a few short steps form the city's theatres, best shops, and restaurants and is within easy access to all transport links - road, air, rail and bus.

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    Attractions

    Aled
    Botanic Gardens

    www.glasgow.gov.uk

    0141 276 1614

    The Botanic Gardens are known internationally for their impressive glasshouses and extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world. A variety of themes of horticultural and botanical interest are found in the grounds as well as attractive walks by the River Kelvin. The immaculate formal gardens and arboretum provide a welcome break from the bustle of the West End.

    Shopping

    Glasgow's shopping style mile, including Buchanan Street, Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street and Princes Square mall, are consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK outside London.

    Princes Square Shopping Centre

    www.princessquare.co.uk

    0141 221 0324

    Glasgow's Princes Square is Scotland's leading speciality shopping centre boasting an unrivalled mix of high street brands, designer labels and independent boutiques. Located under one roof and over three floors, Princes Square is a sophisticated alternative to Scotland's high street.

    Alex
    Necropolis

    www.glasgownecropolis.org

    0141 287 5064

    The Necropolis remains one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, exceptional in its contribution to the townscape, its symbolic relationship to Glasgow Cathedral and to the medieval heart of the City. It is a major attraction to visitors from the UK and overseas. Gates open from 7.00am till dusk daily, and admission is free.

    Glasgow School of Art Tour

    www.gsa.ac.uk

    0141 353 4500

    The GSA is internationally recognised as one of Europe's foremost higher education institutions for creative education and research in fine art, design and architecture. The Glasgow School of Art has a brand new shop, tour route, Mackintosh exhibition space and furniture gallery. The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Building tour is priced at £8.75 per adult.

    Aled and Alex
    SEAFORCE

    www.seaforce.co.uk

    0141 221 1070

    Seaforce fast powerboat rides have been voted amongst the most exciting things to do in Glasgow. They run from Glasgow Harbour, near the city centre, to the city centre, Erskine Bridge, Dumbarton Rock, Kilcreggan and sometimes further afield.

    Iola and Richard
    City Sightseeing Glasgow

    www.citysightseeingglasgow.co.uk

    0141 204 0444

    City Sightseeing bus tours are the perfect way to see Glasgow. The City Sightseeing double decker buses operate regularly from 0930 until 1630 and the complete tour lasts one hour and fifteen minutes, taking in the best that Glasgow has to offer. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days and you can hop on and hop off as often as you like at any of the bus stops on our tour route.

    The Tall Ship

    www.glenlee.co.uk/newsite

    0141 222 2513

    The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is one of Glasgow's leading visitor attractions. The Glenlee is one of only 5 Clyde built sailing ships that remain afloat in the world and was restored over a six-year period by the Clyde Maritime Trust's paid and voluntary crew. Restored to her former glory, a visit takes you back in time to experience what life was like on the high seas.

    People's Palace

    www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/Pages/home.aspx

    0141 276 0788

    The People's Palace is Glasgow's social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present. You can see paintings, prints and photographs displayed alongside a wealth of historic artefacts, film and computer interactive. A short walk from the heart of the City, the People's Palace lies within the grounds of historic Glasgow Green.

    Food:
    Willow Tea Rooms

    www.willowtearooms.co.uk

    0141 332 0521

    The world famous Glasgow Willow Tea Rooms was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904. The Willow was the only tearoom building where Mackintosh had complete control over every aspect of the design. He modelled the exterior as well as the interior of the building and even designed the teaspoons and waitresses' dresses. The Willow name comes from Sauchiehall, the street where it is situated, which in Scottish Gaelic means alley of the willows and the theme of willows featured throughout the building.

    Horseshoe Bar

    www.horseshoebar.co.uk

    0141 248 6368

    The Horshoe is one of Glasgow's oldest pubs, based in Drury Street. It retains all its features dating back almost 120 years. From the shape of the bar to the mirror designs and gantry statue, the horseshoe shape is present throughout. The bar itself is officially, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest in the UK. It's Victorian décor, unchanged since it was built.

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  • 6/ Palma, Mallorca

    Accommodation

    Aled
    Palacio Casa Galesa

    0034 971 71 54 00

    www.palma-hostales.com

    This 16th century stately house is located in the old quarters of Palma next to the cathedral. Refurbished in 1995, the old manor house is now home to a 5-star luxurious hotel. Casa Galesa is in the Gothic quarter of the capital, the shopping and sightseeing heart of Mallorca.

    Alex
    Hostal Apuntadore

    0034 971 71 34 91

    www.palma-hostales.com

    This busy inn is set in the heart of La Lonja amid a local and international bars, cafes, restaurants and night spots. All guests have access to the roof terrace with great views of Palma. From Plaza de la Reina, 20 metres from the hostel, buses connect you with the rest of the city, the beaches and the whole island.

    Kirsty and Thomas
    Hotel Playa

    0034 971 744 503

    www.hotel-playa.net

    The hotel is located in the frontline of Playa de Palma, just 5 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from Palma City. This a 3-star hotel with a friendly family atmosphere.

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    Attractions

    Aled
    The Cathedral

    www.catedraldemallorca.info

    Palma is dominated by its cathedral, a huge sandstone edifice that towers above the waterfront and is one of the worlds finest and largest Gothic structures. The foundations were laid on a Moorish mosque in 1230 and work continued for the next 500 years. The cathedral is open weekdays 10:00-15:15, and on Saturdays 10:00-14:15.

    Catamaran trip

    www.click-mallorca.com

    0034 971 897 067

    The catamaran trip goes around the bay of Palma to discover the beauties of Palma de Mallorca Bay, to places like Puerto Portals, Cala Mayor or Illetas. The boat stops for snorkeling in Portals Vells beach.The catamaran trip also includes a BBQ lunch. The cost is 50 Euros (correct at September 2010).

    Alex
    Sightseeing Bus Tour

    www.city-sightseeing.com

    0034 902 10 10 81

    Enjoy spectacular views of Palma from the top of a double-decker bus. It drives around the most famous monuments and attractions of the Balearic capital to help you get your bearings in the city. Tickets are priced at 15 Euros (correct at September 2010), and are valid for up to 24 hours.

    Bellver Castle

    www.gsa.ac.uk

    Bellver Castle is a circular castle located on a hill at a distance of about 3km from the centre of Palma, at an altitude of 112m above sea level. The castle houses the Palma History Museum and has wonderful views over the bay of Palma. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Aragon. It was used as a military prison during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now it is one of the main tourist attractions of the island.

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    Aqualand el Arenal

    www.aqualand.es

    0034 971 440 000

    Aqualand El Arenal is one of the biggest water parks in Europe. Located near El Arenal beach in the south of the island this giant waterpark has more than 20 water rides set in lush green surroundings.

    Palma Aquarium

    www.palmaaquarium.com

    0034 971 746 104

    Palma Aquarium is a spectacular Marine Park that faithfully recreates the habitats and ecosystems of the world's seas and oceans. Located in the heart of Playa de Palma, it has become a benchmark for tourism in the Balearic Islands.

    Soller Train

    www.sollernet.com

    0034 971 630 13

    This railway has connected the city of Palma de Mallorca with the small town of Sóller since 1912. The train travels 27 km along its narrow-gauge track through beautiful landscapes. The vintage wooden train leaves from the Placa d'Espanya railway station and the journey takes around an 1½ hours. A return journey is priced at 17 Euros (correct at September 2010).

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