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travel review from Doncaster, England
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There is an hourly bus service from the airport to Frenchgate Interchange which is the main bus station, located next to the railway station and very close to the pedestrian zone. Services are X19 (to be replaced by X4 by …
travel review from Leeds, England
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Leeds and Liverpool Canal is Britain's longest single waterway canal. The 127 miles stretch starts from Leeds, crosses the Pennines, and finishes in Liverpool. It was built in 1816, engineered by John Longbotham (with involvement from James Brindley and Robert …
travel review from Almere, Netherlands
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Almere is located on the Flevolijn, the route through Flevoland which connects Lelystad to Amsterdam. Connections to Amsterdam are very good with trains running at least twice an hour, even more during peak times. Not all trains go to/from Amsterdam …
travel blog from Almere, Netherlands
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In 2007, I went for the fourth time in sequence for a short summer trip to the Netherlands. Again, the whole trip was built around Rotterdam’s famous Zomercarnaval and a visit to the Aviodrome museum. And so, for being close …
travel blog from Leeds, England
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I walked from Leeds Dock to Woodlesford. The walk was approximately 5-6 miles long via Hunslet, Thwaite Mills, outskirts of Rothwell, to Woodlesford Lock. The first part of the walk, after leaving behind the city centre's regeneration of its wharfs …
travel review from Cromford, England
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Cromford is located at the Derwent Valley Line. From Monday to Saturday, there are hourly services to Derby and Matlock with most of the Derby services continuing to Nottingham. On Sundays, the trains run every two hours. Travel time between …
travel blog from Cromford, England
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The day did not start too well. I was checked in at the Ramada Encore at Doncaster Airport and planned to do a day trip to Cromford from Doncaster. It was Sunday morning, the one Sunday morning when I found …
travel review from Ferrara, Italy
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This palace which is now used as town hall, was the ducal palace. It was built in 1245 and later enlarged. The ducal palce was where the Estense family lived until the XVI century. The main entrance of the palace …
travel review from Cromford, England
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Built as a private chapel for the Arkwright family, it became the Parish church and replaced a smaller building. It was finished in 1797, five years after the death of Richard Arkwright. In 1859, the church received a large makeover …
travel review from Prague, Czech Republic
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The Plzensky Restaurant Andel was recommended in my German Trescher guidebook about Prague. As it was located slightly outside of the touristy city centre, I decided to give it a try on my 2nd visit of Prague in December 2014. …
travel review from Cromford, England
updated 1 day ago
In order to cope with the demands of goods for the growing town of Cromford, the canal was built between 1789 and 1794. Local businessmen, including Richard Arkwright, were the pushing force behind it. Although Arkwright himself kept on relying …
travel review from Cromford, England
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Among the many things Richard Arkwright built in Cromford to support his mills was a hotel. Here, he housed potential investors and other businessmen but also boosted local economy. The name comes from a friend of Arkwright's who was fond …
travel review from Cromford, England
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As Richard Arkwright's mills were expanding and new mills were built, the local population was not able to supply the mills with enough workforce. Therefore, houses were built for people from other parts of the country who were offered jobs …
travel review from Leeds, England
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A river and canal system starting from Leeds to Goole (or vice versa). In 1704 the Aire and Calder Navigation company made the River Aire navigable with locks and lock cuts being constructed between Leeds and Goole. The navigation is …
travel review from Cromford, England
updated 1 day ago
This is the main reason to visit Cromford and a place where history was made. Although some mills are older (like Lombe's silk mill in Derby), Arkwright's Mill in Cromford is considered to be the first factory in the world. …
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